Eddies Wiki

A WikiEngine that is completely self-contained - it includes its own HTTP server, and so does not require CGI support, Perl, or even a separate Web server such as Apache or IIS. Also, apropos of recent discussions, it does not use a database to store the Wiki pages, but instead uses a separate file for each page (which is simply a text file containing the content of the page). Another unique feature of EddiesWiki is that it is not a script like most wikis - it is an actual application coded in Visual C++.

EddiesWiki (a.k.a WikiServer) won hands down in the EasiestInstallableWikiContest.

<How did this win! EasyWiki is far, far easier to get running> 070904

But slower in doing things, what happens in EddiesWiki in fractional seconds takes from 5 to 20 seconds in EasyWiki! Try listing All pages in both. This will demonstrate what I mean. Ease of installation (questionable) is trumped by performance measures in my book.

There's a semi-official site at http://www.wikiserver.org - which runs the improved (based on the original) version by RyanNorton.

[Note to the owner of wikiserver - thanks, and keep an eye on this page.]

The 6 versions of Wiki Server

Six versions of EddiesWiki are available, listed here by date of creation, starting with the earliest.

Note that all EddiesWiki versions except ElreysWikiServer are public domain with source available (Eddie's is postcardware - he asks new users of it to e-mail him). Click on the name of the distribution for a location to download.

From Eddie Edwards' original introduction (of historical relevance only):

-- EddieEdwards

See also

CategoryPersonalWiki CategoryWikiImplementation

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