Mar 26 2012

I just uploaded Foswiki on a USB Stick v1.1.5rc1

Tag: newSven Dowideit @ 9:11 pm

We’ve spent the last month fixing about 100 bugs, and security auditing 1.1.4 (and fixing several things along the way)

so this is the most stable, and safest foswiki release ever.

I’ve also fixed a few TWiki compatibility bugs that were broken in TWiki since about 2005 – so foswiki 1.1.5 is quite possibly more TWiki compatible than TWiki 5 itself!

please try it – and report any issues you find so we can work on them for the release next week

download foswiki on a USB stick 1.1.5rc1 now

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May 11 2011

foswiki 1.1.3 debian package is now in my repository

Tag: newSven Dowideit @ 3:09 pm

along with the other 300 foswiki extensions for you to install.

see http://fosiki.com/Foswiki_debian/

Hope you like it :)

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Dec 15 2010

Google’s DataWiki experiment

Google Labs has just added a GoogleAppEngine based Java application called – DataWiki.

So far, project information is very minimal, but it looks like one of the features Foswiki (and its parent) have been doing for 10 years…

The timing is excellent, as I’ve been working with others in the Foswiki Community to improve Foswiki’s mashup-ability:

enable easy input/output from a variety of endpoints, e.g. via Twitter, ODK or SMS from a remote location

Right now we’re working on a proper REST API for foswiki data – enabling us to retrieve and save changes to datasets in formats that are convenient to the external endpoints – and to simplify the development to dynamic visualisation and editing tools for complex data.

Perhaps what we’re looking at is a combination of the acquired and shut down JotSpot, and a response to Yahoo Pipes :)

Foswiki is an extremely mature (10 years) DataWiki capable enterprise wiki, with significant traction in workplaces around the world, and a strong, motivated developer and user community.

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May 23 2010

A surprise move for the not quite open source project TWiki – kick people out of the dev mailing list

Tag: newSven Dowideit @ 11:25 am

I guess having other people see what you’re working on is too threatening for the not-quite open source project TWiki.

It seems that allot of the developers that moved their main attention from TWiki to Foswiki have been kicked out of the public mailing list without warning, explanation or permission.

I guess its somewhat consistent with the password protection of the irc logs of the #twiki channel on Freenode (snigger).

I initially though that my mailing list password had been hacked, or maybe theirs, but thinking further, it feels consistent with the lack of deep understanding of the idea of ‘open’

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Dec 09 2008

Strawberry Perl rocks Windows.

if you’re working or just running Perl on Windows, drop everything, run, don’t walk, to StrawberryPerl. Adam Kennedy has not only made a real Perl for windows, he’s made a _proper_ Perl . One where CPAN just plain works.

Even better, he’s made a Perl that you can use portably, from your USB stick, so you don’t even need to install Perl on your locked down computer.

To learn about his code, I’m building a FoswikiOnAStick distro based on his code, and then I hope to work out how to extend the concept to other platforms.

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