APM: Wiki choice?
taylor at codecafe.com
Sat May 21 18:46:11 PDT 2005
David Bluestein II wrote:
> Okay, I need to setup a wiki for a .org to help them introduce their
> members to each and develop some technical documentation on what they
> want to do to upgrade their website. Any suggestions from the Perl
> group on wikis easy to setup and easy to use? Perl based would be nice,
> but that isn't a strict requirement.
A friend of mind uses Moin Moin all the time and the experience I have had has
been good. It is python based. It seems to be fairly simple to use.
I have been using Twiki for years. There are tons of plugins and extension
for it. I have set it up for use at a university and other places. I use a
skin called Koala Skin. It allows organizing "webs" into catogeries with
"tabs" to quickly navigate to them. It also has quick edit features. I use
forms, the table plugin, spread sheet plugin, and several others to add useful
features for tracking jobs and other things. I advise using mod_perl to make
things run faster. Another nice new extension allows the use of webdav for
editing pages and supports versioning, etc.
The two alternatives to Twiki I have considered are Mediawiki and Trac.
Mediawiki is used as Wikipedia and seems very responsive. Trac is actually a
project management system. It includes a CVS/subversion interface, wiki,
issue tracking, etc.
For project tracking I would pick Trac if I did not already have such a
extensive Twiki setup. For a general purpose... or knowledge base wiki I
would pick Twiki again over anything I have found except possibly Mediawiki.
Then again having the perl core tends to tip the favor towards Twiki.
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