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README.rst

For additional installation instructions see http://tiddlyweb.peermore.com/

If you develop with TiddlyWeb and are upgrading 1.0 to 1.2 there have been changes you should make yourself aware of. Read UPGRADE1.0to1.2.

Introduction

TiddlyWeb, aka mo'ass, is a RESTful data store which forms the core of a reference implementation of server side implementation for TiddlyWiki. It tries to provide a tested, documented, and clear implementation of several facets that make up a good server-side:

  • transparent system and code suitable for porting to other languages (where use specific optimizations will hopefully occur)
  • an abstract model for authentication and authorization
  • an implementation of authenticated recipes and bags allowing the conrolled access to dynamically created collections of tiddlers
  • clean HTTP API based on REST principles
  • test driven description and development

The system is designed so that parts that are not optimal for a particular installation can be easily improved or swapped out via plugins.

While TiddlyWeb was designed as a TiddlyWiki server-side it can also be used as a generic data store that builds on concepts learned from TiddlyWiki, primarily the concept of the tiddler: a small chunk of data used to build up a greater whole.

TiddlyWeb includes a command line tool called twanager. Run twanager without arguments for a list of available commands.

Installation

The easiest way to install TiddlyWeb and all its dependencies is by using pip to install it from PyPI:

pip install -U tiddlyweb

If you wish to use TiddlyWeb as a server-side for TiddlyWiki to generate a multi-user TiddlyWiki system, you will also need tiddlywebwiki. This too can be installed via pip. Installing tiddlywebwiki will install tiddlyweb for you:

pip install -U tiddlywebwiki

Or you can install by hand, you will need the following requirements:

Miscellaneous

See http://tiddlyweb.peermore.com/ for a TiddlyWiki generated by TiddlyWeb and TiddlyWebWiki, a TiddlyWeb plugin that provides TidldyWiki server-side functionality. That wiki contains the TiddlyWeb documentation. You can also leave comments there to help improve the documentation.

See http://pypi.python.org/pypi?%3Aaction=search&term=tiddlywebplugins for plugins that TiddlyWeb can use with itself.

See http://tiddlyspace.com/ for a shared hosting service built on TiddlyWeb.

If you have questions or contributions on making this work please post to the TiddlyWeb group at google groups:

http://groups.google.com/group/tiddlyweb

or contact Chris Dent <cdent@peermore.com>.

TiddlyWeb is released under the BSD License and is copyright 2008, 2009, 2010 UnaMesa Association.

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