What's new in Instiki 0.3.0?
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Instiki have moved off the backburner and into full-on development as  
its been chosen for playing a part in my bachelor's project on Social  
Software. This release is entitled "Before the Storm" as it's mainly  
about polish before I start adding features that'll require data  
migration. Upgrading to 0.3.0 is a no-brainer. Just move your wikis  
from storage/ over from the old installation and all should be fine.

The most apparent change is that the user interface has been polished  
for all pages. This includes much requested Textile help on the edit  
page. But there's also locking, so you won't accidently start editing a  
page someone else is already working on.

Full change list:

* Brought all files into common style (including Textile help on the  
edit page)
* Added page locking (if someone already is editing a page there's a  
warning)
* Added daemon abilities on Unix (keep Instiki running after you close  
the terminal)
* Made port 2500 the default port, so Instiki can be launched by  
dobbelt-click
* Added Textile cache to speed-up rendering of large pages
* Made WikiWords look like "Wiki Words"
* Updated RedCloth to 2.0.4

The next release will include a good share of the following stories:

* Each revision is stored on the page object and it's possible to  
navigate back through the history with Previous / Next.
* Informal signatures as wiki words (DavidHeinemeierHansson) that are  
stored in the cookie and attached to each revision.
* Simple, optional password protection stored in the cookie.
* Export to HTML with all control links stripped. All files named after  
their wikinames in one big directory, example: GetThisStarted.html.  
HomePage becomes index.html.
* Multiple wiki spaces running on the same port.
* Two RSS feeds for recent changes. "Headlines" with just headlines,  
author, and date. "Full content" that also include the entire page  
content.


What is Instiki?
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Admitted, it's Yet Another Wiki Clone[1], but with a strong focus
on simplicity of installation and running:

Step 1. Download
Step 2. Run "instiki.rb 2505"
Step 3. *Chuckle*... "There's no step three!" (TM)

You're now running a perfectly suitable wiki on port 2505
that'll present you with a textarea for the home page on entering.

Instiki lowers the barriers of interest for when you might consider
using a wiki. It's so simple to get running that you'll find yourself
using it for anything -- taking notes, brainstorming, organizing a
gathering.

Instiki reserves a separate WikiSpace for each port number, so
you can run more than one wiki by keeping them on separate ports.
It also means that you can't access the same wiki on another port
than the one you started it on (unless you move the directory in  
storage).

Features:
* Regular expression search: Find deep stuff really fast
* Reference tracker: Which other pages are pointing to the current?
* Speed: Using Madelein for persistence (all pages are in memory)
* Textile formatting[2]: By ways of RedCloth
* Embedded webserver: Through WEBrick

Missing:
* Revision control
* Access control (there's not even an explicit user concept)
* File attachments

History:
* 0.3.0: Brought all files into common style (including Textile help on  
the edit page)
          Added page locking (if someone already is editing a page  
there's a warning)
          Added daemon abilities on Unix (keep Instiki running after you  
close the terminal)
          Made port 2500 the default port, so Instiki can be launched by  
dobbelt-click
	     Added Textile cache to speed-up rendering of large pages
          Updated RedCloth to 2.0.4
          Made WikiWords look like "Wiki Words"
* 0.2.5: Upgraded to RedCloth 2.0.2 and Madeleine 0.6.1, which means the
          Windows problems are gone. Also fixed a problem with wikiwords
          that used part of other wikiwords.
* 0.2.0: First public release

Download latest from:
<a  
href="http://rubyforge.org/project/showfiles.php?group_id=186">http:// 
rubyforge.org/project/showfiles.php?group_id=186</a>

License is the same as Ruby's

[1] <a  
href="http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiWikiClones">http://c2.com/cgi/wiki? 
WikiWikiClones</a>
[2] Textile Syntax: <a  
href="http://www.textism.com/tools/textile/">http://www.textism.com/ 
tools/textile/</a>
--
David Heinemeier Hansson,
david / loudthinking.com
http://www.loudthinking.com/