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Wednesday June 18, 2003
08:43 AM

My Kind of Kwiki

[ #12921 ]

I've recently moved my personal Wiki from UseMod Wiki to CGI::Kwiki. Both are easy to install, but CGI::Kwiki makes it easy to install multiple Wikis. For example I have a test Wiki where I can monkey around with things. It was as easy as,

cd cgi-bin
mkdir test
cd test

The biggest selling point for me was extensibility of the software and that the data is just text files -- no database, no gdbm, no funky semi-text, no XML. Just fine for personal stuff, debatable if you're considering using it for the enterprise.

So now I run two copies -- one on my office Linux system, reachable over the internet, and a local copy on my Mac OS X laptop. I keep the two in sync by rsync-ing every 15 minutes between 9 AM - 6 PM via a cron job on the laptop. When I have net access, I'm hitting my Linux system, when I don't, I'm plugging away on my local apache on the laptop.

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  • SQLite (Score:2, Informative)

    I've been meaning to plug SQLite in, to see how well it works as a db backend to Kwiki. Can't think of how to handle revisions though, since I do want the versioning, and ideally not by storing complete copies.

    No doubt I'll think of something eventually =)

    But, it would be nice since it would remove any dependency on having wikiwords conforming to filesystem naming rules.
      ---ict / Spoon
    • I hear SQLite has problems with concurrent access.
      • It has a problem with concurrent access while writing. SQLite can handle multiple readers with aplomb. But it locks the entire database when there's a write transaction in progress.