Movable Type 5 — too little, too late? : CMSWatch kind of craps on the MT5 parade.
[…] the interface has certainly been freshened up a lot. It looks a lot more coherent and modern. In fact, it looks a lot like WordPress.
So this isn’t exactly the release that’ll get Movable Type — once an uncontested leader — firmly ahead in the blogging game again. The differences are still the same architectural ones (MT’s static publishing and Perl underpinnings, vs. WP’s dynamic publishing and PHP) .[…]
CMSWatch notes that MT5 Enterprise isn’t out yet. Six Apart has this to say:
We will put Movable Type 5 under extensive scalability and performance testing before we release it in the Enterprise version. This will take several months.
Several months? I believe in being careful as much as the next guy, but since when does scalable and performance testing for a blogging platform take several months? You have to assume they’ve been planning for this and have a testing harness up and running for it already.
I must be naive.