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A fast and light-weight wiki
qwiki is the "quick wiki". It is a lightweight wiki which uses sxml for internal wiki page representation. Because it uses sxml as intermediate representation, it is easy to write different output generators through the use of multidoc.
In the future we also hope to support multiple storage backends but right now subversion is the only implementation of that.
How to set it up
Set up hyper-estraier
You should set up a Hyper Estraier server. This is as simple as navigating to the directory under which you want the database to be created and entering the following commands:
# estmaster init estraierdb # estmaster start estraierdb
This creates the db and sets the server running.
Later, if you are happy with the setup and the wiki is working properly, you can add this line to your startup scripts:
estmaster start -bg /path/to/estraierdb
The -bg switch puts it into daemon mode (and makes it quiet).
Create a subversion repository
You should first create a subversion repository, if you don't already have one. Then, make a post-commit-hook script that invokes qwiki-post-commit with as its first argument the repository location and second the newly created revision (currently unused):
#!/bin/sh # The path to the web root where the cached HTML files will be placed export QWIKI_WEB_PATH=/var/www/html/qwiki # The place where you have the checkout of this repository export QWIKI_SOURCE_PATH=/var/www/private-data/qwiki-checkout # An URL pointing at the estraier server set up in the previous step export QWIKI_SEARCH_URI=http://admin:admin@localhost:1978 /usr/local/bin/qwiki-post-commit $@
If you prefer, you can delay setting up the post-commit-hook until after you got the wiki up and running (this is a good idea if people will be committing to the repository while you are setting this up).
Run the installation script
Now you are ready to run the qwiki installation script which will create an initial checkout, process all files to make a cached HTML file and create populate the search index.
# qwiki-install <repos-uri> <checkout-path> <web-path>
- the URI for the subversion repository from where a copy can be checked out
- the path to where the checkout of the repository will be stored
- the path used by the web-server to serve wiki pages
<checkout-path> and <web-path> should not overlap.
The exact directory locations are up to you, of course, but they will have to match the locations of the post-commit-hook. You can also set the search URI location through the QWIKI_SEARCH_URI environment variable if you changed the default admin account or want it to use some other location than localhost.
Create a spiffy configuration
Currently qwiki can only run under Spiffy, so you will either have to run spiffy as your main webserver, or proxy all requests for the wiki to it.
(use spiffy qwiki qwiki-nowiki qwiki-search qwiki-svn) ;; If you don't want these extensions, remove them from this script (nowiki-install!) (search-install!) (qwiki-repos-uri "file:///path/to/repos") ;; Ensure this is an absolute path, if you are using Chicken 4.1 or earlier (root-path "/var/www/html/qwiki") ;; Pass all requests to non-existent files through qwiki: (vhost-map `((".*" . ,(lambda (continue) (parameterize ((handle-not-found qwiki-handler)) (continue)))))) (start-server)
When you run this, your qwiki installation should be available at http://localhost:8080
Customizing Qwiki[parameter] (qwiki-css-file [FILE])
Set an optional CSS file to use for styling the wiki. FILE should be a string, which is parsed into an uri-common object by the uri-reference procedure. This URI should be relative to the docroot.
- trunk - no release yet
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