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Item336: Create an entry in Wikipedia comparison of wiki software systems (10 min)

Priority: Normal
Current State: Closed
Released In:
Target Release:
Applies To: Marketing
Reported By: MartinSeibert
Waiting For: Main.MichaelCorbett
Last Change By: MartinSeibert

General Information

| {{rh}} | [[Foswiki]]
| Foswiki Community
| ** Insert First public release date {{dts|link=off|2008|December|xx}} **
| ** Insert latest stable release (version number) **
| ** Insert stable release date {{dts|link=off|2008|December|xx}}
| [[TWiki]]
| Free
| [[GNU General Public License|GPL]]
| {{yes}}
| [[ISO8859-1]], [[UTF-8]]
| {{yes}}
| [[Perl]]
| [[Flat-file]], [[Revision Control System|RCS]], pluggable storage backend

Target Audience

  • Same as TWiki
! {{rh}} | [[Foswiki]]
| {{yes}}
| {{yes}}
| {{yes}}
| {{yes}}
| {{yes}}

Features 1

  • Same as TWiki
! {{rh}} | [[Foswiki]]
| {{yes}}
| {{yes}}<ref>IP blacklist, content by regexp, excessive activities, scripted registration prevention (plugin), hidden e-mail addresses</ref>
| {{yes}}
| {{yes}}
| templates, skins, user [[Cascading Style Sheets|CSS]]
| {{yes}}, fixing backlinks

Features 2

  • WYSIWYG Support Q4Dev Will our first release have WYSIWYG?
  • Web Feeds – (same as TWiki) yes, preinstalled plugin
  • Extensibility – Q4Dev How many plug ins should we say we support?
  • Cross wiki support – (same as TWiki) - Yes, user selectable wiki syntax with EditSyntaxPlugin
  • Other features
    • Q4Dev How many languages does Foswiki support
    • Q4Dev Wysiwyg question again
please check that Foswiki supports the following list items: Revision control, ACLs for topics, tagging, blogging, calendaring, charting, global search & replace, email notification, form handling and reporting, platform to build wiki applications, graphing, slideshow presentations, plotting, multistyle diffs, advanced searching, spreadsheet calculations, WYSIWYG supports TML


  • Platform - Linux, Unix, MSW & others
  • Ease of installation: Easy on *nix, moderately difficult on MS-Windows
    • Q4Dev – What is our stance on the WikiRing Windows installer?
  • Web-server required - Any Web-server with cgi support.
    • Q4Dev - Web-server included in [ VMware appliance] and [ TWiki for MS-Windows Personal].
  • Other software required – Perl, RCS
  • Installable to USB stick – No

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Summary Create an entry in Wikipedia comparison of wiki software systems (10 min)
ReportedBy MartinSeibert
SVN Range TWiki-4.2.3, Wed, 06 Aug 2008, build 17396
AppliesTo Marketing
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
WaitingFor MichaelCorbett
Topic revision: r6 - 31 Jan 2009, MartinSeibert
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