light weight

Weighing in at under 1,000 lines of code, rsscms just cannot get much lighter. The entire package, including all content, templates, css and configuration weighs in at just over 2,000 lines of code (about 3,000 if you include comments)!

And no, we didn't skimp on the code either, with around 13% of the file being comments and another 17% being blank lines, we made sure that the technically curious have a well formatted and readable codebase to peruse.

All of this code and content gets packed away into a miniscule 91Kb! Even with an old 56Kbps modem - the download would take 13 seconds!

We hasten to add that just because there isn't a lot of code, doesn't mean that it isn't powerful - we believe that 'Good things come in small packages'.

A breakdown by file type of the complete system (including all content) is shown below:

Line number report
==================
  File type     #    Code(      %)    Comment(      %)    Blank(      %)    Total(      %)  
-----------  ----  ---------------  ------------------  ----------------  ----------------  
       .css     1      42( 65.62%)          0(  0.00%)       22( 34.38%)       64(  2.18%)  
      .html    49     867( 82.26%)          0(  0.00%)      187( 17.74%)     1054( 35.87%)  
       .inc     2       2(100.00%)          0(  0.00%)        0(  0.00%)        2(  0.07%)  
      .java    11     814( 69.63%)        149( 12.75%)      206( 17.62%)     1169( 39.79%)  
       .jsp    11     196( 71.53%)          0(  0.00%)       78( 28.47%)      274(  9.33%)  
       .tld     1     134( 92.41%)          0(  0.00%)       11(  7.59%)      145(  4.94%)  
       .txt     4      51( 77.27%)          0(  0.00%)       15( 22.73%)       66(  2.25%)  
       .xml     3     128( 78.05%)         15(  9.15%)       21( 12.80%)      164(  5.58%)  
-----------  ----  ---------------  ------------------  ----------------  ----------------  
    8 types    82    2234( 76.04%)        164(  5.58%)      540( 18.38%)     2938(100.00%)  
===========  ====  ===============  ==================  ================  ================

The above line code analysis was generated by the synapticloop project statistics ant plug-in which is available as a separate download. See synapticloop project statistics for more details.

Not only the code

It is not only the code which is light weight, rsscms does not require any of the following:

  1. Database installation, setup, configuration, or administration.
  2. Special permissions to run.
  3. Third party libraries.
  4. Administration consoles.
  5. Login/password combinations.
  6. Reams of manuals, instructions, booklets or pamphlets.
  7. Specific programming knowledge.

Everything you need to build your site is contained within the light weight download. How many other content management systems out there can say the same?