Is PortAll Sunk?
About nine months ago I read about this new blogging system called Portall and decided to check it out. It looked like a really good system; clean, sleek, and able to blog. I then went to the download page only find out it was in Private Beta. So I bookmarked the site and checked up on it every month or so to see what was going on.
And the answer is.... nothing.
Nine months after I first learned of the system, it's still in private beta. In nine months a human can conceive and have a child. So either PortAll is really buggy, or they're doing some high level quality control. And I'm not sure which.
My feeling is, if you're going to create a blogging system or CMS that's for use by the general populace, you should adhere to the old saying, "Release Early, Release Often;" namely, get it out so a larger userbase can help debug.
Nine months. That's an entire school year.