The name Wikit can be interpreted in two ways:
Wikit implements the Wiki Wiki Web collaborative web, a concept invented by Ward Cunningham, and can be used in a number of ways:
- as a CGI script run from Apache or TclHttpd or AOLserver
- as a self-contained web-server
- as a local-mode version of a wiki, using a Tk GUI
- as an embedded portable help system for Starkits
There is quite some information about wikit on the Tclers' Wiki (a very actively maintained public Tcl/Tk resource, itself an excellent showcase of a site driven by wikit, by the way). One way to find relevant pages is via a search request.
See the What is a Wiki? article by Nathan Matias for an overview which really covers a wide range of wiki and wiki-like systems available today. Another very nice wiki based on Tcl and Metakit is ProjectForum (commercial).
Wikit can be downloaded from the /pub/sk/ area on this server.
The "Failure Feedback Forum" on this website can be used to report bugs.
Wikit in action
Public sightings of Wikit on the web (further additions are always welcome):
- Thanks to the "wiki wiki web" inventor, Ward Cunningham
- Dozens of Tclers helped kick-start the contents of the Tcler's Wiki
- Steve Landers implemented the idea to use wikit as embedded help system
- Andreas Kupries improved the core formatting code
- Pascal Scheffers added an HTTP server, for self-contained use, and a diff engine
- Tom Krehbiel implemented the "wikitool" utility
- Shane McDonald has made continuous improvements, as listed here.
- Reinhard Max has helped tweak Apache settings and fixed encodings
- Colin McCormack has refactored Wikit and is working on a new wiki VFS driver