Linked by David Adams on Mon 20th Jul 2009 23:13 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes If you haven't been to our OS Resources page lately, you haven't missed much action, because like many online resource pages, a lot of effort went into it long ago when it was launched, but it's been lacking attention since, with only occasional updates. Alas, thus is the sorrow of Web 1.0. We'd like to drag OS Resources into the participatory web, and let the OSNews community help keep it up to date. Wiki seems like an obvious solution. So I'd like to ask, dear readers, is there a Wiki system that you think would be especially good for a small-but-growing OS Resource guide? There's Mediawiki, of course, but it seems a bit heavyweight and user-unfriendly for something small and simple. I've had good experience with Mindtouch Deki, but thought I should examine other options before picking it. So what do you think? Is Wiki the way to go, if so, which one? And what would you like to see in our new OS Resources?
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DokuWiki?
by umccullough on Mon 20th Jul 2009 23:39 UTC
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

I've been meaning to try out DokuWiki, as I've heard great things about it...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_software

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RE: DokuWiki?
by Beresford on Tue 21st Jul 2009 00:03 in reply to "DokuWiki?"
Beresford Member since:
2005-07-06

I preferred Dokuwiki over MediaWiki, not sure why. Quite easy to setup and use. Also relies on text files for storage instead of a database.

It also might have less features that MediaWiki though.

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RE[2]: DokuWiki?
by grat on Tue 21st Jul 2009 00:21 in reply to "RE: DokuWiki?"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

I preferred Dokuwiki over MediaWiki, not sure why. Quite easy to setup and use. Also relies on text files for storage instead of a database.

It also might have less features that MediaWiki though.


Doku has a nice selection of plugins available for it, and they're easy to install. All in all, it's a good package that doesn't require the overhead MediaWiki has.

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RE: DokuWiki?
by lemur2 on Tue 21st Jul 2009 00:53 in reply to "DokuWiki?"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I've been meaning to try out DokuWiki, as I've heard great things about it... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_software


FWIW, I was able to install DokuWiki and serve it from an extremely low-resource server. From memory, all that it required was the Cherokee web server and the DokuWiki php code.

I didn't have an actual use for its capabilities, so I took it down.

I am currently running CMSimple instead, which is even lighter and even less capability, but it is all that I need.

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RE: DokuWiki?
by kad77 on Tue 21st Jul 2009 03:23 in reply to "DokuWiki?"
kad77 Member since:
2007-03-20

I just set DokuWiki up last week for a small business, after looking at a half dozen options.

The template choices can really alter the appearance and functionality to your needs, and if you want to spend the time to mod one, you can get quite custom.

The data is all stored in text files, simple to backup and move. For this case, I used WAMPServer and just added it to one of their underutilized Win server boxes.

The thing is so lightweight, you could probably serve it from a Linux stamp, though. If you wanted.

If you don't want to config WAMPServer, I do like the Turnkey Linux appliances, their LAMP server makes a great VM with low resource use (disk, ram).

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RE: DokuWiki?
by B12 Simon on Tue 21st Jul 2009 08:53 in reply to "DokuWiki?"
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

Another vote for DokuWiki here. We use it for our more recent products' online help and it's very simple.

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