Where is the Multi-Edit Wiki?

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  • #1667
    Eric Pement
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    I notice that the Multi-Edit Wiki is no longer available. It used to be at

    http://www.multiedit.com/twiki/bin/view/

    Is its disappearance intentional, or a glitch in the system?

    #5988
    ChadW
    Participant

    Eric, the removal of the TWIKI was intentional as we are in the process of seeking a more user friendly and secure wiki for our users. We’ll announce the new one in the near future and where it can be found. In the mean time, if you have any favorite wiki’s in mind and would like to suggest one, we’ll give it look!

    #5989
    Eric Pement
    Participant

    In the mean time, if you have any favorite wiki’s in mind and would like to suggest one, we’ll give it look![/quote:2v2625hn]
    I’m not sure I have a favorite. But I do recommend that you visit here:[list:2v2625hn]- http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?ChoosingaWiki
    http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiEngines
    http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?TopTenWikiEngines
    [/list:u:2v2625hn]HTH!

    #6000
    samej71
    Participant

    Hello,

    I haven’t made my presence here known lately (working full time, going to college full time, and trying to raise 4 kids with my wife), so I haven’t had time to weigh in on many topics (or enter any CMAC contests) so I thought I’d throw in some thoughts on this lighter-weight topic. :D

    Eric, the removal of the TWIKI was intentional as we are in the process of seeking a more user friendly and secure wiki for our users. We’ll announce the new one in the near future and where it can be found. In the mean time, if you have any favorite wiki’s in mind and would like to suggest one, we’ll give it look![/quote:30uvrlee]

    I originally tried some of the plain WiKis, including the one here are MESI, but didn’t find them very easy to use or navigate to certain information. They certainly weren’t too pretty too look at. However, I was also quite new to the Wiki concept so I could be biased.

    I’ve recently used WikiPedia quite a bit, and I find it’s interface and usability to be quite nice, and I have recently started my own Wiki (using the WikiMedia, the same engine used by WikiPedia) for my co-workers. We use it for how-tos, code examples, specific documentation, etc. The fact that it is searchable and visually organanized (I prefer the MonoBook skin/theme) makes it a great system to get started with.

    Just my $.02 :lol:

    –James

    #6002
    Graeme
    Participant

    I would also recommend MediaWiki.

    I have set up this wiki in 2 enviroments, one was the more usual open for all to edit and the other was restricted on only viewing and editing for registered users, and only admins could create accounts.

    It is also very easy to create paged that can only be edited by admins by protecting them.

    Backing up the contents of the wiki is also very easy and can be done with a 3 line cron script which simply dumps the database and tars and gzips the web server wiki folder! Which I can provide if wanted.

    Hope that this is of use,

    Graeme

    #6005
    DanHughes
    Participant

    I’ve been looking at both MediaWiki and Dokuwiki. I think both of them could fit the bill but at this time I’m leaning towards Dokuwiki. One of the advantage with Dokuwiki that I see is the backend is using text files instead of a database and thus makes it easier to move the contents into printed documents/manuals, which is one of the reasons why we are wanting to use a wiki. I am still checking them out so I haven’t decided what we will be using yet.

    #6007
    samej71
    Participant

    One of the advantage with Dokuwiki that I see is the backend is using text files instead of a database and thus makes it easier to move the contents into printed documents/manuals, which is one of the reasons why we are wanting to use a wiki.[/quote:vnj1fbro]

    As an aside, the contents of MediaWiki can easily be dumped from a database into a text file/multiple text files. I can provide a perl script to do so if you’d like.

    In either scenario you’d need to convert or render the wiki notation (”’ and ” for bold and italic, * blah for bullets, etc) into the “print ready” format. I see there’s some Wiki->PDF projects started, but they look pretty green. Perhaps a crawler can crawl the Wiki and do an HTML->PDF conversion on the pages.

    Anyhow, just some ideas..

    #6015
    Graeme
    Participant

    Take a look at this site for information on the status of projects to export information from a wiki into documentation.

    [url:1y3xl22i]http://www.hula-project.org/Wiki_Conversion[/url:1y3xl22i]

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