OpenStar is a value-added PostNuke distribution. The aim is to deliver a more complete eBusiness/CMS solution while still remaining compatible with the proven core PostNuke distribution. OpenStar contains significant functional extensions and a powerful object-oriented development library, resulting in a significantly more complete CMS.
Akelos is an MVC framework for PHP that tries to bring the magic of Ruby on Rails to the PHP world. Akelos based applications can run on most shared hosting service providers since Akelos only requires a standard PHP installation on the server. Akelos is designed to make developers lives simpler by solving complex problems with unusual speed and productivity. Favoring "convention over configuration" leads to the creation of uniform and simpler-to-understand code.
The adventure PHP framework (APF) is a utility to implement object oriented and generic PHP Web applications. It allows the developer to create programs in compliance with approved software design patterns, and the code base already has answers to many everyday problems. The framework cannot be described as an application that only has to be configured, but rather as a technical basis and design guide for the design of software. Further, it introduced many concepts and efficiency tools already well known in the Java community.
Artisan System is a PHP framework aimed at build Web sites and e-commerce Web software very quickly and efficiently. It supports most of the features expected in a PHP framework, along with a feature-set with e-commerce classes. The e-commerce classes will support credit card processing, other payment methods, shipping calculators and estimators, product management, customer processing, and order creation and management. Artisan System has a very fast but structured development roadmap.