<<O>>  Difference Topic TWikiSite (r1.24 - 02 Mar 2006 - DmitryNPopov?)

TWiki is a Web-based collaboration platform

  • A TWiki site is an easy-to-use, full-featured open communications environment:
    • people anywhere on the Web or on an intranet can meet
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    • all you need is a Web browser and any available network connection

TWiki is an UNUSUAL Web-based collaboration platform

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  • There's no doubt that, to most people, TWiki at first seems almost the opposite of how the Web and online communications "normally" work. Why?
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  • There"s no doubt that, to most people, TWiki at first seems almost the opposite of how the Web and online communications "normally" work. Why?

    • TWiki operates like a whiteboard for the Web - it lets you and all other users write, place pictures and post links, anywhere on any page.
    • Not only that, everyone can EDIT anything, anywhere on a page.
    • At first, this may seem "too" open - it soon becomes second-nature, allowing you the freedom to edit and update the way you want to.

TWiki is a powerful Web enhancement...

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  • TWiki's parsing engine is written in Perl. It reads a text file, and converts TWiki shorthand into standard HTML, on the fly. The point is to:
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  • TWiki"s parsing engine is written in Perl. It reads a text file, and converts TWiki shorthand into standard HTML, on the fly. The point is to:

    • make adding and editing text simple (How simple? Click on the Edit link at the bottom of the page...)
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    • let you find information fast (WebSearchWebSearch?)

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  • TWiki provides an intuitive way for people to meet and collaborate, that aspires to the Zen ideals known as WabiSabi. It finds beauty in the imperfect and ephemeral and constantly evolving. (When it comes down to it, that's all you need.)
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  • TWiki provides an intuitive way for people to meet and collaborate, that aspires to the Zen ideals known as WabiSabi. It finds beauty in the imperfect and ephemeral and constantly evolving. (When it comes down to it, that"s all you need.)

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"TWiki" stands for...

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  • WebHomeTWiki? Documentation: a compact User"s Guide and an in-depth Reference Manual.

  • TWikiHistory puts TWiki development on a timeline
  • WikiCulture looks at the unique type of collaboration Wiki systems offer.
  • WikiReferences links to articles and books about collaboration and Wiki technology.
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ALERT! If you have to log-in to use TWiki, for example, if Twiki is running on an intranet, it automatically signs pages you edit and create with your WikiName. If your TWiki installation doesn't require a log-in, TWiki gives everyone the same username: TWikiGuest.
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ALERT! If you have to log-in to use TWiki, for example, if Twiki is running on an intranet, it automatically signs pages you edit and create with your WikiName. If your TWiki installation doesn"t require a log-in, TWiki gives everyone the same username: TWikiGuest.

TWikiTM is a trademark of PeterThoeny - originator and lead developer.

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  • TWiki is developed as Free Software under the GNU/GPL
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  • TWiki is developed as Free Software under the GnuGeneralPublicLicenseGNU?/GPL

  • TWiki has its root in the GPLed JosWiki. Many thanks to Markus Peter and Dave Harris for creating JosWiki!
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Revision r1.23 - 16 Dec 2003 - 06:56 - PeterThoeny
Revision r1.24 - 02 Mar 2006 - 13:37 - DmitryNPopov?