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Moin Moin 1.5.5a-1 Package - My First Attempt

MoinMoin is an advanced, easy to use and extensible WikiEngine with a large community of users. Said in a few words, it is about collaboration on easily editable web pages. MoinMoin is Free Software licensed under the GPL.

http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/

Give this a shot, worked for me. Will work on making a better interface for it and embed in a app I am writing called ChunkyGTD.

Download: http://d.sytone.com/downloads/MoinMoinDesktopEditionPortable.paf.exe
Blog: http://d.sytone.com/node/92

Change Log:

0.0.0.3
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Changed the location of the Data Directory from:
:\PortableApps\MoinMoinDesktopEditionPortable\App\MoinMoinDesktopEdition\wiki
TO
:\PortableApps\MoinMoinDesktopEditionPortable\Data

This should allow the Backup in the PortableApps Menu to backup your content.

0.0.0.2
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Inital Release.

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Could you

sai some things about what it does???
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It's a Wiki software running under Python
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Looks like a Wiki clone...

From the site: MoinMoin is a Python WikiClone, based on PikiPiki.

From Wikipedia:PikiPiki is a wiki engine. It is written in Python by Martin Pool, and licenced under the GNU GPL. PikiPiki is and aims to stay small: the current version is about 580 lines of commented code.

I just did a quick Google search for it so, unless I've got the wrong app, this is it. It sounds like an interesting project.

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I use it on a daily basis

on my home PC for keeping notes, texts, bookmarks... basically as an advanced notepad.

The desktop edition already contains the Python stuff required to run, no further installation necessary.

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A question...

After checking out the Windows Desktop edition,

What do you find as the advantage to using Moin instead of a simpler 'Wiki in a file' like StickWiki or TiddlyWiki for a portable instance from a USB drive for a single user?

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'Wiki in a file' like StickWiki or TiddlyWiki

Actually, I never tried anything of those.

MoinMoin was first choice not requiring PHP when first diving into this subject and I have been using it ever since. Could you please provide info on those others?

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Here's the main page of the

Here's the main page of the TiddlyWiki site, http://www.tiddlywiki.org/wiki/Main_Page

When I downloaded it, it was two versions, one with instructions (400k+) and one blank (200k) in a zip file. You can use either file a single Wiki and can rename it. So, you can have multiple Wiki's. You run them in a browser of your choice. I have not experimented with it yet.

I got StickWicki at:
http://swik.net/stickwiki
I use it in a two file pair with StickWikiPortable (32k launcher), that points to the StickWiki.html file in the '/Documents/Wiki/' folder. The main file is 'file:///G:/Documents/Wiki/stickwiki.html'. This is a 56k html file currently at 0.9 (June 2007). The Launcher appears in PAM in my implementation. I'm guessing you could copy & rename the StickWiki file and have multiple copies but you couldn't use the launcher without modification.

I am just learning with these Wiki tools, you are now up to speed with me! I was looking mainly at building a wiki-based file for collecting my blood sugar readings in a device with a browser, but no database. That's been shelved for now by buying a different device that has a database app. I don't know if something else will come up for me to pick it up again.

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Updated the post to give

Updated the post to give more details. MoinMoin will scale better than the single page wikis, when you get over a few hundred kb they tend to slow down and I do not want to have moltiple files. the MoinMoin apprach is better. It all allows file attachments.

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What exactly did you do?

There are some pics included, one of them displayed for a split second when running "MoinMoinDesktopEditionPortable.exe", which seems to be your own creation.

How does this one make MMDE more portable than it has been, previously?

I would rather suggest using a batch file:

start moin.exe
call "MoinMoin DesktopEdition.url"

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It is a batch file, the

It is a batch file, the image is just the one loaded by the installer. Have a look in the app directory. It could be nicer but it was a first go, I have done it so I can load it out of the Menu.

MoinMoinDesktopEditionPortable.exe is made with the guides from this portable apps site so it can intergrate with the Menu system.

I have just made a new revision which has changed the data directory out of App to the Data folder so a backup will backup all of your content changes. Something I missed in my first go.

-- moinlocal.cmd --

@ECHO OFF
ECHO.
ECHO.
ECHO Starting MoinMoin Locally.
CD ..
CD App\MoinMoinDesktopEdition
START /MIN moin.exe
ECHO.
ECHO.
ECHO Opening Browser.
START http://localhost:8080/

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What do you think of the following?


AutoCloseWindow True
SilentInstall Silent
OutFile "MMDE Portable.exe"
ICON "MMDE.ico"
Section ""
Exec '"PortableApps\MMDEPortable\MMDE\moin.exe"'
Sleep 3000
ExecShell "open" "http://localhost:8080"
SectionEnd

This one outputs nothing, just starts moin.exe and launches the browser. I used Resource Hacker to extract the icon from moin.exe, which I think is a bit better looking than the one you used.

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The above was both: quick & dirty

I will wait for the PA Menu's next release before trying to bring it into shape.

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