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Re: Kwiki on Wikipedia
February 2, 2007 13:50
Re: Kwiki on Wikipedia
Message ID: email@example.com
It is hard to determine which wiki engines are the most popular, although a
list of lead candidates might include
DokuWiki <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DokuWiki> and
trend history comparison<http://www.google.com/trends?q=TWiki%2C+MoinMoin%2C+PmWiki%2C+MediaWiki%2C+DokuWiki&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all>).
A list of some of those available is included below, and another can be
found at Wiki:WikiEngines <http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiEngines>.
I guess "notable" is being judged by the same nebulous criteria as
I find it interesting EM's comment:
it doesn't pass the main criterion proposed at
reveal any non-trivial published works). This new version of the
article also spends most of its time describing what is supposed to happen
in the next version. WP:NOT a crystal
-- Earle Martin <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Earle_Martin>
/c <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Earle_Martin>] 21:15,
23 January 2007 (UTC)
I did the google search linked: Personalized Results *1* - *10* of about *
532,000* for *Kwiki -site:kwiki.org -CPAN*. (*0.29* seconds)
Not sure what EM used as the criteria are for "non-trivial" when there are
over 1/2 million results on Google. And that's only where Kwiki was
identified in the content of the sites indexed. And we all know that Google
does not index the entire Internet, as many knowledge repositories are
either not searchable by Google, or they are simply Intranet sites not
connected to the Internet.
I'm sure that with Ingy's list of notable sites using Kwiki and articles
written about it, perhaps a page similar to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWiki can be proposed.
BTW, ArchLUG <http://www.archlug.org/kwiki/> has been running Kwiki since
launching (2002?) and is considered the primary community site for the
Xandros community external to Xandros itself, and has been since its launch
as a Linux distribution.
Also, it is odd that this page references Kwiki as having a notable text
The IkiWiki article listed has also been marked as "non-notable" and
I'm not sure that this article describes anything that Kwiki doesn't do:
Perhaps it's next on the list of deletion for "non-notability" on the list
of Perl-based wiki engines.
FYI -- the link on MeatBallWiki to Earle's WikiBot is broken, and the actual
page hasn't been updated since March 2004,
IIRC, EM originally contributed the IRCBot plugin but subsequently removed
it. This was back when Spoon was with us. Not sure what his beef is with
There may also be an angle into notability due to Ingy's authoring the
IO::Spiffy modules and numerous public presentations on technologies and
modules that he's authored. Of which Kwiki is the premier POC for. I would
agree that they're certainly more notable than a few CGI::Wiki plugin
modules with limited, niche functionality when compared to frameworks and
foundation modules that expand the capabilities of the Perl programmer and
How many downloads from CPAN constitutes "notable"?