August 24, 2005

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Via Rainer Joswig, there's a new Lisp Wiki system in town. Kiwi was based on CLiki, though “very little of the original Cliki code remains.”

The current version should have feature parity with Cliki and the following new user-visible features:

  • Page namespaces including a namespace for per page discussion pages like Mediawiki.
  • More thorough RSS support.
  • Viewable page histories.
  • Better search functionality.
  • CAPTCHAs to help prevent spam.
  • The ability to preview edits before saving.

We believe that the new architecture will make it rather straight-forward to add other features such has expanded RSS support, a non-HTML “wikitext” syntax based on MediaWiki's, and a system for creating pages that can be accessed only by registered users

Sounds awesome, I love it. Too bad the source isn't available yet. And it's not clear who wrote it—Carl Shapiro?

P.S. Kiwi is powering the new ALU wiki.

Posted by jjwiseman at August 24, 2005 11:02 AM

"a non-HTML “wikitext” syntax based on MediaWiki's"

That's not a feature, that's a bug. We dumped MediaWiki for a school project team I was on for CLiki because of it. The fact that CLiki is much simpler was also a bonus. I'm definitely looking forward to the Kiwi source release.

Posted by: Vladimir Sedach on August 27, 2005 05:03 AM

Ok. I'll bite what is the groups name?

PS: I hope it isn't Carl Shapiro. I want
him finishing his port of CMUCL to Windows.

Posted by: on August 28, 2005 03:44 AM

I don't know their name; maybe "Hold"? See

Posted by: John Wiseman on August 28, 2005 08:33 AM

Vladimir: I don't particularly like CLiki's markup syntax. I hear good things about, for example, Markdown[1] and Textile[2], though I am not familiar with MediaWiki's syntax.


Posted by: John Wiseman on August 28, 2005 08:39 AM
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