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Re: [vox-tech] tikiwiki

On 5/11/06 at 2:23 PM Stuart Turner sent:

>Larry Ozeran wrote:
>>> Anyone with insights in how you chose (actually not theoretically)
>>> one Wiki over another would be much appreciated, particularly if you
>>> wish you had done something differently for some reason. Thanks.
>We have used or dabbled with various wiki's including TikiWiki and the
>Wikimedia engine (and others). Wikimedia excelled regarding the ease of
>deployment (LAMPP stack), simplicity of the wiki markup and overall
>familiarity with those who have read or edited content on Wikipedia.
>However, most of the wiki's we used were limited in several key features
>important to our projects:
>1) Permissions
>We require the ability to have secure areas for both viewing and
>editing, including assigning users and roles (groups) to pages or page
>content areas (e.g. "spaces")
>2) A robust search engine
>3) Ability to export content to MSWord or PDF (most of our partners work
>deeply within a Microsoft Office culture)
>4) Efficient and reliable backup and recovery mechanisms
>5) Good WYSIWYG editing
>Although not open source nor free (we qualify for educational
>discounts), we have settled on Atlassian software's Confluence (wiki)
>and JIRA (issue tracking, project management) suite. JIRA's project or
>issue tracking summaries may be embedded automatically (mostly using
>RSS) within the wiki content in the Confluence product. One negative of
>Confluence is that it does not provide an automatic "Table of Contents"
>as does Wikimedia if you format your content using headings, although
>there is a plug-in.
>Aside from the specific application or product, in general, the use of
>Wiki's has been overall infectious and the most successful collaborative
>component of our various projects.
>Confluence Wiki:
>~ Stuart
Thanks for your help. This is really useful. I'll try to post something in a few months regarding my experience with whatever we choose.

- Larry

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