MediaWiki
MediaWiki 1.17.0rc1
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MediaWiki is the collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and other projects. It's designed to handle a large number of users and pages without imposing too rigid a structure or workflow. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
What's New
Version 1.17.0rc1:
  • A new installer has been introduced. It has a wizard-style interface which is translated into many languages. Many shortcomings in the old installer were addressed with this rewrite. Note that it is no longer required for the config directory to be made writable by the webserver. Instead the generated LocalSettings.php file is offered as a download, which you must then upload to the wiki's base directory.
  • ResourceLoader, a new framework for delivering client-side resources such as JavaScript and CSS, has been introduced. These resources are now delivered through the new entry point script "load.php", instead of as static files served directly by the Web server. This allows minification, compression and client-side caching to be used more effectively, which should provide a net performance improvement for most users.
  • Category sorting has been improved.
    • Sorting is now case insensitive.
    • Sub-categories, pages and files can now be paged separately.
    • When several pages are given the same sort key, they sort by their names instead of randomly.
  • The lowest supported version of PHP is now 5.2.3. If necessary, please upgrade PHP prior to upgrading MediaWiki.
Version 1.17.0rc1:
  • A new installer has been introduced. It has a wizard-style interface which is translated into many languages. Many shortcomings in the old installer were addressed with this rewrite. Note that it is no longer required for the config directory to be made writable by the webserver. Instead the generated LocalSettings.php file is offered as a download, which you must then upload to more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.0 or later
  • Apache
  • MySQL






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Ayub reviewed on 07 Feb 2009
Good wine needs no bush. It is known that MediaWiki is the best considering all sides. Just use it and you will know.
[Version 1.13.4]


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dirkmausf commented on 22 Dec 2008
Hi guys,

take a look at Wikipedia... it's not a WordPress like "easy to install" blogging or CMS software.

This is a great, well-featured, secure and extensive solution to build a rich Knowledge Base with support of many media types.

Is there any software on market, that does the same job as good as MediaWiki for free (free as in free beer :)?

No, i think! Its not a sofware for everyone, but the best for a huge collection of knowlegde articles.


My ratings (out of 10 Points):

Installing 04 Points
Using 09 Points
Maintainance 06 Points
Apperience 07 Points
Costs 11 Points :)
[Version 1.13.3]


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bebdabhrhbrWEFg 3R§5Y5H4WTEDSFB commented on 20 Jul 2007
it's good stuff - if a bit overengineered for most peoples' needs - and of course it's free, but is glaringly let down by the software's insistence you use 'CamelCase' for all pages you create. a problem which exists with Wikipedia itself.

in other words don't expect to be able to create articles about 'iPods' or 'iPhones', MediaWiki will insist you use 'Ipod' or 'Iphone' - it may be a minor niggle, but becomes more significant if you're intending to use MediaWiki for some kind of mac-related wiki site.
[Version 1.10.1]

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ddchene replied on 24 Jan 2008
If the commenter means that "camelCase" is automatically converted to links in MediaWiki, that's not true. There's an option that forces camel case to produce links, but it can be turned off, as it is at wikipedia itself. So you can write about iPods all you want.
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+7

Burro reviewed on 19 Jan 2006
Oh come on! No one else is reviewing??

It's free! It's amazing! It's fast, stable, incredibly useful, and easy to learn!!

If I could add just 2 features, they would be (1) more of a WYSIWYG editor, and (2) the ability to assign moderators to pages so that edits are held until approved.

(1) would make this tool much easy to use for non-techies -- I've run into this several times... trying to use a wiki for collaborative document development but having to give up because non-techies were too intimidated or found it too difficult.

(2) Would make it a much more useful tool for collaborative document development and in smaller communities where there is are not enough people in the pool to monitor collectively for mistakes, whackos, etc.

But this is still an awesome tool!
[Version 1.5.6]

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+679
sjk replied on 05 Apr 2006
Good suggestions.

Re: (1)

Does WikiMedia have any templates that would be helpful for novices? They'd also be useful to help enforce consistent styles.

Re: (2)

Did Wikipedia add some level of moderation to its MediaWiki-based service after the semi-recent editing fiasco?
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MediaWiki is the collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and other projects. It's designed to handle a large number of users and pages without imposing too rigid a structure or workflow. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).


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