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Re: Wiki Software for a technical domain

__/ [Matthias Kaeppler] on Saturday 10 September 2005 09:29 \__

> Hi,
> I opened a thread here asking about free content management systems and
> received quite some answers, but didn't feel the proposals were what I
> was looking for (I didn't find anything myself either, unfortunately).
> However, I came to the conclusion that it may be a better idea just to
> set up a wiki, instead of a whole bloated CMS. Maybe I should elaborate
> first, what it will be used for:
> - Publishing technical articles about programming, software engineering
> and Linux/UNIX related stuff; that means, support for formatting posted
> code snippets would be /highly/ appreciated
> - Publishing information and documents about any ongoing software
> projects and their development status; that means, I will have to
> publish images and files as well
> Please note that it will NOT be a portal, I will first and foremost use
> it as a personal platform; that means, posting and editing the site MUST
> NOT be allowed arbitrarily to anyone, as in a normal wiki, but I need to
> have control somehow over who and how someone is allowed to edit and
> post.  I just don't want to risk having some kid dropping by which feels
>   it has to delete everything I have written so far... You get the point.
> In other words, I want to "abuse" a Wiki software to easily maintain and
> publish my personal stuff.
> Does any Wiki software come to your mind which would suit my needs?
> Thanks in advance,
> Matthias
> PS: I was really enthusiastic about DokuWiki, but I could not get it to
> work on my webspace. I always got an internal server error (Apache Error
> 500) when I opened a site.

Hi Matthias,

I suggest you take a look at the recent and elaborate discussion, which I
happened to be involved in:


In a nutshell, MediaWiki, which is used to run Wikipedia, is assumed to be
the best tool for the job. Many of the issues you raised were discussed and
resolved in the thread.

Hope it helps,


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