Web site: wiki.squeak.org/swiki/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Wiki
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows, Unix-like
License: GNU GPL
Interface: Web-interface
Wikipedia: Swiki
First release: 1995

Swiki (Squeak wiki) – an open-source web server for Squeak. Comanche contains the server framework, which makes it possible to develop web applications entirely in Squeak, without the need to run an external web server.

Swiki is a quite popular implementation of Ward Cunningham’s WikiWikiWeb (Squeak + Wiki = Swiki) that runs under Comanche. Swiki is often also called CoWeb, short for Collaborative Web-site. Both Comanche and Swiki are implemented by Mark Guzdial’s Collaborative Software Laboratory at Georgia Tech.

Unlike other wikis, Swiki has its own built-in web server and you can configure which port it will provide the service on, so that it can coexist with other web servers such as Apache.

It consists of a virtual machine, an image with the required classes and a series of directories and files where the web pages are hosted. It does not use databases but rather all pages are created in memory when the server starts. Each new Swiki consists of a directory in which consecutively numbered pages are added.

Swiki is one of the easiest wikis to edit and is general purpose; It is not intended for any particular type of service. It does not have a WYSIWYG editor but its editing commands are few and easy to use.

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