All wiki software sucks. SpaceWiki sucks less than most.
I've been involved with building hackerspaces for the last ~5 years or so. Every space has a wiki and more often than not it is MediaWiki.
For the longest time, I've wanted some sort of wiki that is tailored specifically towards low-maintenence installs where nobody should rely on a swarm of volunteers to curate, maintain, and otherwise write content. Wikipedia has that and it works fantastic for them. Noisebridge does not and the wiki tends to turn into a mess of outdated pages, broken images, and the like. Entropy kills.
Chances are, you'll be looking for the hosted version of SpaceWiki. This can be found at https://spacewiki.io/, and is free to try.
SpaceWiki has an exceptionally tiny feature set which should make it easy for others to get up and going with minimal setup:
- Default sqlite database out of the box
- Markdown page syntax
- The familiar MediaWiki syntax for linking to other pages
- Softlinks for easy-peasy organic discovery of related pages. If you are unfamiliar with Softlinks, check out how Everything2 does it
Run on Heroku!
$ heroku apps:create $ heroku git:remote $ git push heroku $ heroku ps:scale web=1
To import the included documentation, also run:
$ heroku run ./manage.py import_docs
Unfortunately, this app currently uses git submodules which are not supported by the Heroku button.
spacewiki is distributed as a Docker container. To use:
$ docker run -v /srv/spacewiki:/data -p 5000:5000 tdfischer/spacewiki
The Docker container starts ./manage.py runserver, which defaults to serving spacewiki on 0.0.0.0:5000. The app is installed in /spacewiki/, and all persistent data/configuration is in /data.
The recommended way to run spacewiki is with Docker, but there is nothing stopping you from running it on your own. Spacewiki uses flask + peewee and aims to keep a minimal set of dependencies. The UI uses Foundation and requires building with sass + uglifyjs + gifsicle + pngcrush.
$ make $ ./manage.py runserver
$ pip install -r requirements.txt # Python dependencies $ npm install -g requirejs # Needed for Flask-webassets
For postgres support, also run
$ pip install psycopg2
SECRET_SESSION_KEY- Used to generate session cookies for authentication.
- Support more than sqlite
- Image uploads
- Crazy easy "attach photo" button for use with a mobile device/camera
SpaceWiki is released under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License v3