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OpenID & MediaWiki

2006-06-01 23:54:15.598217+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

David Recordon[Wiki]'s email to the Yadis mailing list says:

About 52 minutes in Brion Vibber's tech talk at Google he mentions how they are planning to support OpenID within the next month. Very cool!

I'm not willing to wait 52 minutes, but... I've been doing some work on a MediaWiki recently, and I'm impressed. Integration of OpenID would give a platform for exploring some things that I'm distinctly not happy with in Flutterby's current Wiki[Wiki] implementation.

But I've been resisting PHP, despite Meuon's repeated attempts to suck me in to it, and for my personal playing I'm always interested in ways to not encourage monocultures. Does anyone out there have suggestions for a relatively developed Wiki[Wiki] engine in Perl[Wiki], TurboGears or Ruby on Rails?

[ related topics: Perl Open Source Video ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-02 00:59:50.372433+00 by: aiworks

Instiki is the RoR standard for Wiki's. You can see one running here: http://www.atlrug.org

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-02 02:01:03.369153+00 by: Larry Burton

You know, Dan, Meuon really is steering you in the right direction with PHP.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-02 12:59:21.903591+00 by: other_todd

TWiki is written in Perl. We ran a project wiki in it some years ago and I was quite happy with it. I'd be running it now on my personal site except that 1) I feel it (or any wiki) is slight overkill for my needs and 2) the installation is a bit hellish if you do not have full control of the administration and configuration of your server (I can't edit my own httpd.conf, for example).


#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-14 23:02:40.594553+00 by: Dan Lyke

I finally got around to looking at TWiki and I'm quite impressed. Installation was a little more complex than MediaWiki, but if I can get another few minutes free and figure out the authentication model I think I'll be way happy. I love the fact that it handles tables in interesting ways, and that it stores straight text files with RCS.

#Comment Re: OpenID and MediaWiki made: 2006-07-16 19:14:18.944322+00 by: Leo Hourvitz

Well, I like MediaWiki (thank goodness, we finally started using it at work) and I've made my peace with PHP. While PHP will never be my preferred language for anything, it really is concise at generating this sort of embedded application. I continue to maintain several apps I did for SIGGRAPH in PHP, and every time I come back to them I'm astonished at how little source code there is (and unlike 99% of the Perl in the world, I can read that source code too).