eros provides extensive content management (sigs, news, poll, forum, link, gfile) as well as permission management with a robust, flexible and secure interface. the administrative functions are completely integrated into the site, so you do not need to go to a specific url to add or edit content. eros relies heavily upon trusted open source technologies such as postgresql, pear and smarty to provide it's functionality. in addition, 'bbcodes' are supported for markup within gfiles, polls, etc--basically anywhere that input is accepted from a browser, which is everywhere. input from a browser is tightly controlled: html tags are stripped and the remaining input is escaped so that the php code is less suseptible to various forms of attack. member passwords are stored as md5 hashes for additional security. use of an ACID-compliant RDBMS gurantees data integrity even in the face of catastrophic failure. this library is intended to be flexible enough to use in a variety of situations: intranet applications, extranet applications, etc. if all you need is brochureware or simply forums, eros is not for you. eros has been in development and production use since august, 2002.