On a very recent AskNoah show I heard Noah and Steve comment that they were thinking that XWiki might be in their future. I did a search for recent wiki software and I also see that Wiki.js and Bookstack look impressive. I am always attracted to the simplicity of Tiddlywiki, but I need collaboration features.
Actually I am thinking that a very widely-useful and compelling work flow for general collaboration is to have a wiki that has a strong section devoted to “Latest additions” to the wiki, much like Discourse here features the latest posts along with a list of categories.
Most wikis I see, however, tend to focus on presenting tree or narrative of hyperlinks rather than a nice-looking “Recent additions” panel.
Does anyone have experience with Xwiki, WIki.js, Bookstack or other wiki software that they would care to recommend for workgroup collaboration?
I am thinking for example that the way that linuxreviews.com uses a wiki makes a lot of sense, but I can’t really figure out how they automate their front page to pick up the latest additions in each category. I guess they use mediawiki but I am thinking that’s probably not the way forward (?)
Maybe this isn’t a good idea, but couldn’t you use Wordpress? I know that the MX Linux project uses that and I think it works out well. Just a thought and maybe a bad idea but I did want to throw it out there.
Bookstack has been great for presenting small amounts of curated material to nontechnical users who are not interested in contributing to said materials.
I use it for presenting Dungeons & Dragons sourcebooks or splatbooks to my players and it works well for that.
(Why don’t I just generate a static site with a git repository and a software like Hugo? I want the option for user editing open but my users aren’t interested or knowledgeable about using Markdown or git.)
It’s a pretty good high floor, low ceiling wiki software. Like it’s name, I only consider using it for a stack of books and not the whole library.
AFAIK They use MediaWiki and the DynamicPageList extension.