Looking for wiki software

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Sun May 6 18:51:24 UTC 2018

On Sat, May 5, 2018 06:53, Chris Hill wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'm looking for advice and opinions on wiki software. This
> would be for use by a small business group, probably not
> more than 25 or so users in total. The idea is that each
> user would contribute material on subjects in which he is
> "expert." Eventually we end up with solid documentation
> of our processes and our homegrown software, and then things
> don't go to hell as much the next time someone is nearly
> killed in an accident.
> I have a reasonably decent machine on which to run this,
> but still it would be nice if the solution were, for example,
> not too heavy on the build- and run-dependencies.
> Other nice-to-haves:
>   . Easy user management, ideally with self-signup
>   . Use with http server of my choice, i.e. server-agnostic
>   . TLS supported
> I'd be grateful for any suggestions, or for stories of good or bad
> experiences.

We use Redmine project administration software for this sort of thing.
 It is packaged for FreeBSD and available through ports.  It has a
large number of features that you can safely ignore; unless and until
you need them.  The authentication/ authorisation mechanisms are well
integrated and easy to use; and to understand.

Redmine requires an SQL back-end.  The 'default' back-end is MySQL /
MariaDB.  PostgreSQL is also available.

We have been using Redmine and Git since we moved off TRAC and
Subversion back in 2006.  We use Redmine for the company
administrative wiki, programmer day books, computer system operations
scheduling, issue tracking, work requests, documentation, time
tracking, project management, and many other things. You can have
multiple independent projects/wikis, or dependent sub-projects.  Each
user can have different roles assigned in different projects.

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