[lug] Wiki Recommendation

Tyler Cipriani tyler at tylercipriani.com
Wed Nov 11 10:25:06 MST 2015

MediaWiki seems to meet all your requirements plus it has an active
collection of extensions that can be added to your install:

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 8:29 AM, George Sexton <georges at mhsoftware.com> wrote:
> Ability to create print (PDF) version of contents.
PDFs can be created and downloaded after install of the Collections
extension: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Collection

> Reasonably secure.
The Wikimedia Foundation has security people on staff and security
releases are posted regularly and announced via a fairly low traffic
mailing list: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce

> Stronger on authoring than collaboration.
MediaWiki is fairly strong on both. Two things of interest with
respect to authoring content via MediaWiki:

1. The Visual Editor project:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor (which is available on
https://en.wikipedia.org if you login and uncheck "Temporarily disable
the visual editor while it is in beta" under your "Preferences" in
"Editing") This project is not quite ready for prime-time and would
likely be quite a lot to try to setup, but it is getting closer and
better all the time.
2. If you're a git user there is an mw-to-git program in the git
`contrib` directory
(https://github.com/git/git/tree/master/contrib/mw-to-git) (this is
also packaged for many distros) that allows you to download your
Wiki's content as a set of *.mw files that you can edit locally and
preview on your Wiki.

> Revision tracking.
MediaWiki has this as well as an api to access revisions.

> PHP/(MySQL|Postgresql)

In the interest of full disclosure I work for the Wikimedia Foundation
and am, likely very bias :)

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