[lug] Wiki Recommendation

Joseph Mills josephjamesmills at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 17:25:20 MST 2015

As a alternative I suggest Doku Wiki.  It is kinda fun.

Joseph Mills

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 9:25 AM, Tyler Cipriani <tyler at tylercipriani.com>

> MediaWiki seems to meet all your requirements plus it has an active
> collection of extensions that can be added to your install:
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Extensions_by_category.
> 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)
> Yes!
> In the interest of full disclosure I work for the Wikimedia Foundation
> and am, likely very bias :)
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