Wiki Engine Review Twiki December Two Thousand

Review of TWiki, December, 2000, Release

(It is named TWiki, but must be written as Twiki in a WikiName on this wiki.)

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The screens look more cluttered than those of some other wikis I've seen, which may make using the wiki more daunting for the casual reader / editor. (I am fairly certain there is a way to fix the cluttered screen by changing a template for the screen. The approach of using icons for many of the options, like MoinMoin does, could provide the cleaner interface I'd like to have.) The built-in search facilities are better than some other wikis, but not all that I would like to have. People have experimented with modifying TWiki to use a database, an improvement which might be needed for large WikiSites.
I would like to have password protection and email notification of individual pages or groups of pages. The fact that HTML is allowed worries me, and may be a reason to have password protection on all pages.

All in all, this may be the first wiki I attempt to install, meets many of my needs, and will be my standard for comparison at this time.






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