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Author: Hendrik Boom
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] RFC: wiki software
On Fri, Sep 04, 2020 at 12:51:01AM -0400, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> Hi all! We're looking for opinions about wiki software. First choice at the
> moment is TWiki but we want more options and more perspective to get us to
> the best possible decision.

Of course there's also mediawiki, which is the basis for the WIkipedia.

> Goals, not in a particular order:
> * Ideally not Python, PHP, Java unless it's otherwise perfect.
> * Supports ACLs for per-account and/or per-group editing privs. Ability to
> disable edits by people not logged in.
> * Potentially supports ACL-based visibility in addition to editing privs.
> * Supports at least a minimum live editor, with mark-up being fine - no
> need for WYSIWYG.
> * Flat files on the back end - ideally content can be captured to version
> control, can come from version control, etc.
> * JavaScript not required for clients.
> We'll continue poking at TWiki while we gather data.

Another thing you likely want is clean separation of the wiki and the
wiki configuration from the user content.
Having part of the wiki software or its default configuration reside on
the wiki itself can cause difficulty during updates.

I believe Twiki failed this demand. But that was more than a decade
ago. It may be OK now.

-- hendrik