[BioPython] More on Wiki
Thu, 31 Aug 2000 10:35:38 +0200
I caught up with the BioPerl list this morning before the Biopython list.
The following is a response I posted to the BioPerl list. Having read the
discussion regarding Wiki here, I thought it may be useful to post it here as
well for those people not subscribed to both lists. For those who are
subscribed to both, apologies for the cross-posting.
Specifically, I think many of you may be interested in the Software Carpentry
article I quote right down at the bottom.
----- Forwarded message from Johann Visagie <email@example.com> -----
> From: Johann Visagie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] wiki
> To: richard sucgang phd <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 10:30:01 +0200
> richard sucgang phd on 2000-08-30 (Wed) at 16:20:15 -0500:
> > now, jason extols the virtues of wiki, but i have had some difficulty
> > locating the source website for installing wiki. Sounds great not
> > just for collaborative documentation, but one step away from
> > ubiquitous note taking for the wet lab side of things. I have been
> > experimenting with Userland Frontier/Manila as such a tool.
> > Could someone please point me the way to wiki-land?
> Wiki is more a concept and a philosphy than a particular piece of software.
> :-) The one and only original WikiWikiWeb - which has been going for years -
> can be found here:
> Its purpose is the discussion of programming patterns, and it plays host to a
> large and vibrant community. One can absorb a lot of Wiki zen by just
> browsing through WikiWikiWeb.
> Of course, people have written clones of Wiki in just about every language
> and environment you can think of. A non-exhaustive list can be found here:
> I suppose everyone has his favourite Wiki clone. Mine is ZWiki, since it is
> a Zope product and thus integrates with the whole Zope environment, giving
> you online collboration capabilities that extend far, far beyond just Wiki:
> The original WikiWikiWeb is minimalist on purpose. Some people, however,
> feel it would be useful to extend Wiki with for example authentication,
> revision control, indexing and searching, and so forth. For a taste of a
> possible Wiki future, see the WikiNG proposal which aims to create a
> Wiki-like structure which may be more in line with the sort of collaboration
> tool software developers may require:
> You (and I'm sure the others on the list as well) may also be interested in
> an *extremely* interesting discussion of online scientific collaboration by
> John Udell, which touches on Wiki and many other things:
> -- Johann
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