Cubicweb notes

So, although the RDF support in Drupal7 is really encouraging, I wanted to experiment with a pure semweb app that might make it cleaner and quicker to add relations between things. Trying out Cubicweb, here are some notes:

My main server runs Fedora, which is supported but doesn’t have a packaged install. Going down the path of least resistance, I spun up a cheap Debian Lenny server at and installed the nice debian packages following the instructions at All went well until I hit the ‘Next’ link and got to the page Creation of your first instance. Oops! I haven’t installed a cube yet, and here it says “Now that we created a cube…”. Back, forth, nope – didn’t miss a step, must be a wrong link in the docs.

Backed up and found the tutorial with Steps for creating your cube. Continuing…

learning python-isms, such as the fact that classes must start with capital letters…

and YES! It works. Its password protected so you can’t see anything public yet, but I love the interface that encourages you to add relations to everything.

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