Looking for wiki software

Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
Sat May 19 01:18:54 UTC 2018

On Sun, 6 May 2018, Roderick wrote:

> On Sat, 5 May 2018, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>>> 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 strongly disagree. Mediawiki is quite simple to set up, web based script
>> does all for you.
> I think, it cannot be simpler than fossil. It is very easy to build. It
> is just one executable. And the repository with the wiki is also a file
> that as such can be moved, renamed, installed on other computer
> without problem. See:
> http://www.fossil-scm.org/fossil/doc/trunk/www/quickstart.wiki

I have used dokuwiki in the past. Although it's near-trivial to get 
working, my non-technical users (which was all of them) had some issues 
with writing content.

I ended up going with mediawiki this time. It was pretty painless to set 
up and get it working, although there are still one or two 
lingering questions. I do like that its look and feel will be familiar 
to anyone who has seen Wikipedia.

Fossil is next up if mediawiki doesn't work out.

Many thanks to all who responded.

Chris Hill               chris at monochrome.org
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