[TxMt] Re: what's up with the wiki?

Fred B. fredb7 at starflam.com
Tue Dec 14 05:32:49 UTC 2004

On 14-déc.-04, at 03:32, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> On Dec 14, 2004, at 3:04, Brian Lalor wrote:
> I'm cc'ing the mailing list for this one.
>> A note I made atop the XSLT node and my entire [[Brian Lalor]] node 
>> have been nuked.  Should I take it personally?  Perhaps it's time to 
>> implement a more robust wiki, a la Confluence ($$) or SnipSnap?
> David finally found the time to merge the rollback patch into instiki 
> but in the process zapped all pages from after november the 5th 
> (apologies on his behalf for not updating the wiki with this info).
> I have a backup of all the current pages, so they are not lost -- but 
> there is no easy way to import them, so I do think this is the chance 
> to move to another wiki.
> I have no experience with other wiki software, a few things that would 
> be nice:
>  o run under apache (to allow for robots.txt and fine-masked 
> authentication)
>  o some wiki-spam prevention
>  o page history with rollback of course ;)
>  o would be preferable if the syntax is textile for compatibility
>    o and preferable also if it can import pages easily
> If there are any suggestions, it would be nice to know how they fit 
> with the above requests.

For me, it's a bit sad that you're moving to another wiki, as it's 
Instiki that lead me to Textmate... (Ruby -> Instiki -> LoudThinking -> 
Too bad David doesn't have the time to work on Instiki anymore. It 
looks like this nice project is dying.

I'm still using Instiki as my (private) wiki, but before that I used 
pmWiki, it's written in PHP and has a lot of nice features.
The only thing of your list it doesn't fit with is that it use it's own 


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