"WikiWiki" is Hawaiian for "quick." (source)

 

okay, THIS (entire website) is a wiki, and THIS (page) is about wikis, or about some things I might think are interesting, might think about, or links I want to find back.

 

Wikipedia:Comparison_of_wiki_software
Wikipedia:Category:Wiki_software
Wikipedia:Category:Wikis
What Is Wiki? from wiki.org (devoted to the book “The Wiki Way”)
Wiki:WikiDesignPrinciples
http://www.communitywiki.org/

 

Wikipedia

the first 10,000 edits

 

 

Books

Professional Wikis

Mark S. Choate

MediaWiki, setup, maintenance, etc.
2008

 

Wiki Web Collaboration (2nd Edition)

Anja Ebersbach, Markus Glaser, Richard Heigl, Alexander Warta
2005, 2008
(translated from the German)
MediaWiki, TWiki, Confluence
practicalities and social perspectives

 

The Wiki Way

Wikipedia:The_Wiki_Way
http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?TheWikiWay
http://wiki.org/wiki.cgi?WikiWay
http://wiki.org/wiki.cgi?TheBook

 

 

Good Faith Collaboration:

(not read)
Amazon page: Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia (History and Foundation of Information Science)

 

 

some platforms

PmWiki

I use PmWiki privately as a PIM, publicly as a CMS to power this site and http://www.BestAndroidResources.com, and as a knowledge-base at work.

 

No db-needed, as it stores everything in flat files. PHP. Easily skinned (although you can barely tell, from me!)

 

You can implement everything from issue-tracking systems to blogs via PmWiki.

 

See Also: PmWikiCommonSetup for some of my common setup tasks

 

Trac

web-based project management and bug-tracking tool
see Trac

 

OddMuse

OddMuse
The core of oddmuse is a single, 4000-line perlscript. Which makes for simple installs and upgrades. There are also extensions, skins, etc.

 

I’m currently testing an oddmuse install... OtherMichael November 18, 2010, at 08:56 AM

 

Screwturn wiki

http://www.screwturn.eu

 

ScrewTurn Wiki is based on Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5, meaning that you need a Windows operating system to run it, such as Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. Desktop operating systems are supported by ScrewTurn Wiki Desktop Edition.

 

See more notes @ Programming.ScrewTurnWiki

 

I’ve found the documentation and setup notes to be less than welcoming. By default, no pages -- markup, initial tasks, etc -- are installed. AWK-ward.

 

 

doxWiki

simple Perl; includes a simple personal web-server, allowing it to be run from a stick (As long as Perl is already installed). Sweet!

 

http://sourceforge.net/projects/doxwiki/

 

I can’t find a lot of information on doxWiki out there; the only canonical source seems to be sourceforge (linked above), and there are no docs, forum entries, etc. other than the brief in-wiki pages that doxWiki ships with.

 

It is much easier to run locally than to install onto a server.
The included instructions are for root Apache access only.
My host, 1and1, does not allow access to the httpd.conf file, so I can only use the .htaccess file. doxWiki suggests the equivalent setup can be done in .htaccess, but gives no indication of how to go about it. And the two are very different beasts....

 

need to chmod 755 on all .cgi and .pl files

 

Couldn’t get the rewrite rule for the images directory correct, and just ended up changing i directly in WikiSvcs.pm
This was annoying for multiple reasons...

  1. references to images are coded in separate places. one as image/ one as /images/
  2. why are references to page layout hard-coded at all? Why aren’t they more configurable?
  3. I’m too used to the skinning-flexibility of PmWiki

 

 

TiddlyWiki

The original javascript-powered wiki-as-a-webpage
Wikipedia:TiddlyWiki
http://www.tiddlywiki.com/

 

I used a TW for a while on a thumb-drive; I had some data-corruption issues on the file, and lost everything once. Got dis-enchanted. The concept is still stellar.

 

MediaWiki

Powers Wikipedia. heavy install, supposedly
article on the architecture of MediaWiki

 

 

DokuWiki

http://www.dokuwiki.org/dokuwiki

 

I’ve vaguely heard nice things about DokuWiki
PHP, flat-files, no database. nice.

 

 

See Also

Meatball:WikiConsultant - that would be interesting
WikiAsConcept - more about wiki-ideas and wiki-culture

 

 

Category tags

Programming wikis


 

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