or getting away from the evil elog ...
Motivation and overview
There are various well-known problems with our current pulgroup pages 
so that looking to move to a new system has been identified (and agreed upon) to be timely and important.
There are basically two choices:
- Use the MoinMoin wiki that has already been set up at UWM, which is currently used by the CBC group .
- use a different wiki if we find a better one and the advantages are sufficiently great
Ok, so a little survey of suitable wiki-solutions was performed, guided by the following requirements:
- FreeSoftware: OSS/GPL based
- Code maturity
- Active development
- Active support, large user community
- Page Permissions
- Access Control Lists: read+write restrictions
- Media Revisions
Using the comprehensive wiki-comparison tool http://www.wikimatrix.org/
with these criteria has eventually brought
forward two alternatives: TWiki
, so our total field of contenders is now:
A comprehensive side-by-side comparison of features can be obtained from the wikimatrix following this link:
All three look very strong, but there a few points to highlight:
- MediaRevisions are not supported in MoinMoin, i.e. uploading new versions of pdfs, figures, etc overwrites the old ones, no history/revision tracking. Both TikiWiki and TWiki support this.
- HTML tags: TikiWiki only supports 'some' HTML tags, while TWiki understands all of them, MoinMoin apparently too using a plugin
- WYSIWYG editing is supported in MoinMoin and TWiki, but only partially in TikiWiki
- Math Typeset seems to be supported by all 3 to various degrees via plugins
, PW: pulgrouptest
, PW: pulgrouptest
- not just a wiki but a 'content management system' (CMS), including Forums, Blogs, Articles, Image Gallery, Calendars and Events, Database tracking system, File and Image Galleries, User and Group Management, Surveys, Quizes, and Polls, Activity-based Workflow Engine. This can be positive or negative, need to try it out ....
- Big Users: KDE wiki (http://wiki.kde.org/), Mozilla support (http://support.mozilla.com), plus some minor ones (http://info.tikiwiki.org/tiki-browse_gallery.php?galleryId=1)
Poll on favorite choice for group web-pages
A doodle poll on the above choices has been launched:
The unanimous (so far) candidate seems to be: TWiki