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Wiki software

Wiki software is a type of collaborative software that runs a Wiki system. It is usually a CGI script that runs on the World Wide Web.

The first such software was originated or created by Ward Cunningham. Now, many different scripts exist. They clone or enhance the original version. A list of these different Wiki script-variants can be found at the URL of http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiEngines.

The remainder of this article lists only the most popular Wiki scripts.

See also List of WikiWiki websites.

  • Swiki (http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/swiki): Super-portable and easy to setup and use.

  • PHP Wiki: PhpWiki is a WikiWikiWeb clone in PHP. A WikiWikiWeb is a site where anyone can edit the pages through an HTML form. All pages are stored in a DBMS and hyperlinking is dynamic. It's for collaboration, conversation and documentation all at once.
Homepage (http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/)
Version: 1.3.4 (December 2002)
Licence: GPL.

small, simple, strict xhtml, standard-compliant, plain files

  • TWiki (http://twiki.org): A flexible, powerful, and easy to use Web-based collaboration platform. Use TWiki to run a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware tool, on an intranet or on the Internet. Web content can be created collaboratively by using just a browser. Developers can create new web applications based on a Plugin API. Open, freeform editing is the essence of the WikiCulture but TWiki lets you easily create and manage an extremely flexible, fine-grained privilege system.
Download page (http://www.twiki.org/)
Version: TWiki 01 Feb 2003.
Licence: GPL
Programming language: cgi-bin script written in perl

  • UseModWiki: is actually a reimplementation/clone of the original Wiki concept created by Ward Cunningham
Download page (http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?UseModWiki/Download)
Version: 0.92 (April 21, 2001)
Licence: GPL
Programming language: perl

  • Zwiki (http://www.zwiki.org/) : ZWiki is a Zope-based WikiClone which allows you to build wikiwebs in the zope environment. This exposes some powerful functionality.
Download page (http://zope.org/Members/simon/ZWiki)
Version: 0.16.0 (2003/03/02)
Licence: GPL
Programming language: Zope

Version: 1.0
License: GPL
Programming language: Python

Version: Phase III
License: GPL
Programming language: PHP

  • SnipSnap (http://www.snipsnap.org) - Java based package that combines Wiki and blog concepts. Includes its own web server, but can be built as a war file for use in other servlet engines.

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