[Bioperl-l] wiki

Jeffrey Chang jchang@SMI.Stanford.EDU
Wed, 6 Sep 2000 00:37:33 -0700 (PDT)

Are there tools that will take a Wiki and package it up in another format,
such as printable HTML or LaTeX?


On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Johann Visagie wrote:

> richard sucgang phd on 2000-08-30 (Wed) at 16:20:15 -0500:
> > 
> > now, jason extols the virtues of wiki, but i have had some difficulty 
> > locating the source website for installing wiki. Sounds great not 
> > just for collaborative documentation, but one step away from 
> > ubiquitous note taking for the wet lab side of things. I have been 
> > experimenting with Userland Frontier/Manila as such a tool.
> > 
> > Could someone please point me the way to wiki-land?
> Wiki is more a concept and a philosphy than a particular piece of software.
> :-)  The one and only original WikiWikiWeb - which has been going for years -
> can be found here:
>   http://c2.com/cgi/wiki
> Its purpose is the discussion of programming patterns, and it plays host to a
> large and vibrant community.  One can absorb a lot of Wiki zen by just
> browsing through WikiWikiWeb.
> Of course, people have written clones of Wiki in just about every language
> and environment you can think of.  A non-exhaustive list can be found here:
>   http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiWikiClones
> I suppose everyone has his favourite Wiki clone.  Mine is ZWiki, since it is
> a Zope product and thus integrates with the whole Zope environment, giving
> you online collboration capabilities that extend far, far beyond just Wiki:
>   http://joyful.com/zwiki
> The original WikiWikiWeb is minimalist on purpose.  Some people, however,
> feel it would be useful to extend Wiki with for example authentication,
> revision control, indexing and searching, and so forth.  For a taste of a
> possible Wiki future, see the WikiNG proposal which aims to create a
> Wiki-like structure which may be more in line with the sort of collaboration
> tool software developers may require:
>   http://dev.zope.org/Wikis/DevSite/Proposals/WikiNG 
> You (and I'm sure the others on the list as well) may also be interested in
> an *extremely* interesting discussion of online scientific collaboration by
> John Udell, which touches on Wiki and many other things:
>   http://software-carpentry.codesourcery.com/Groupware/report.html
> -- Johann
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