29 Sep 2005 - Which software powers this wiki?
This page probably gives the quickest introduction to it all::
Wiki Wiki is the Hawai'ian term for "quick". Ward Cunningham is the one who coined the phrase of "Wiki Wiki Webs". The idea is that you edit pages in normal text mode, with a simple way to add new pages and hyperlinks between them.
For a few links to Wiki stuff, look at:
A list of implementations of Wiki webs, including such important ones as MoinMoin and ZWiki, is at http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiWikiClones .
For a very very complete list of wiki engines available for download in all sorts of programming languages, click here: http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiEngines . We are talking here of internet and personal wikis.
For a list of personal wikis written in all programming languages, click here: http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?PersonalWiki .
Other Wikis include:
There are also lots of wikis on intranets that you can't see.
A number of books have been written on the idea of Wikis:
and so on.
A Wiki book on Tcl: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Programming:Tcl
There is an internal project at Xerox Parc called "Sparrow" [L4 ], which adds a fascinating new dimension to Wiki, by allowing users to edit portions of a standard HTML page:
escargo 30 Aug 2007 - The Xerox links are now broken, but http://www.parc.com/contact/xerox/sparrow/ now says, "Xerox has integrated Sparrow Web into their DocuShare CPX product and is no longer selling it as a stand alone product."
escargo 30 Aug 2007 - It appears the link for Everything no longer works. Using the Internet Archive Wayback machine, the last version they had recorded was in October, 2003. That forwarded me to http://everything2.com/ that claims to be [email protected].
"Wiki" can be understood in at least four senses:
Wikipedia [L7 ] is an ambitious attempt to collect much of the world's wisdom in a Wiki. RS has added needed details from the Tcl scene to http://www.wikipedia.com/wiki/Tcl - check it out, make it better. (Of course, this is still the real Wiki, but some visibility in a highly frequented general Wiki can't hurt either...)
rdt Great work (as usual), however; Under 'Symbols with a special meaning', I would have said: '# comment (only as the first word of a command)'.
LV I would presume there is a way for you to make that comment there, right?
See also TickleWiki.
Incidentally, if you need help explaining Wiki to someone on the management side, "Wiki goes to work" [L9 ] and its precursors might serve you.
Several independent Wikis are likely to interest readers of this one, including the
LV Early in my life I fell in love with Ted Nelson's Xanadu writings - see http://xanadu.com/ for his official web site. In the early days of the wiki, I thought of this as being conceptually similar. I don't know whether I still think that...