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Post by Void Main » Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:27 pm

I have had a request by our engineering department for some sort of knowlege archive. They would like to be able to enter project information and have the ability to search for similar projects that may have been performed in the past. I think what they want is something like a Wiki. I have never set up, contributed to, or even really used a Wiki. I know there are a boatload of different ones out there. I am sure some of you have tried out or implemented Wikis before and I am curious on any suggestions. Obviously I am looking for somethin free and open and preferably written in PHP or Perl.

Thanks for any suggestions!

P.S. Maybe I'll set one up here on the Void Main site and put my tips in it and let others add to it.

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Post by ZiaTioN » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:25 pm

Why not write it?

I could whip something up in perl using MySQL maybe.

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Post by Void Main » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:43 pm

ZiaTioN wrote:Why not write it?
Well, because there are 100 of them already written and I don't like reinventing the wheel. It seems my level of laziness increases proportionally to my rate of aging. Hopefully 1 or 2 of them are close to what I want and if not I can modify them to my liking. I figured someone would have some recommendation.

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Post by worker201 » Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:37 am

I always thought that one's level of laziness was directly proportional to the interestingness of one's project. Guess I was wrong :wink:

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Post by Void Main » Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:16 am

Now that you mention it, that indeed may be a larger factor. :)

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Post by Tux » Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:21 am

I think my Dad's old company used to use TWiki for something similar. I don't know anything about it, except that is is under the GPL.

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Post by ZiaTioN » Sun Apr 17, 2005 5:07 am

See if this will work for you. I whipped this up tonight. I tried to get as much functionality into it but still keep it simple. I think this is what you are looking for? Let me know.

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Post by Void Main » Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:48 pm

I just installed both ZiaTioN's pTracker (thanks!) and Twiki. After playing around with both I think I have realized that maybe a Wiki (or wiki-like system) is not what I need. At this point I'm not quite sure what I need.

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Post by agent007 » Sun May 01, 2005 11:42 am

I think something in the form of a links directory would do the trick. The project topics would be sorted through categories and each category would contain the required fields to enter the project info etc..

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