twiki and moin moin

David Grant david.grant at
Wed Mar 2 20:31:31 EST 2005

damn, I sent this to the wrong mailing list. I was supposed to go to 
gnumed-devel not gnucash-devel....  Sorry about that.

David Grant wrote:

> I just scanned through the posts about moin moin vs. twiki. 
> Functionally they are probably both similar. I'm guessing twiki has 
> more plugins though. Looks-wise I always thought twiki looked a bit 
> messy/noisy but that can be fixed by anyone who knows HTML and CSS, or 
> perhaps by installing a new template.
> The major disadvantage of switching away from twiki, is as Jim and 
> Karsten were talking about, is that the syntax is different between 
> almost all wikis and also the links will be all screwed up. Someone 
> said that we haven't invested in anything wiki-specific, and that's 
> not true. Jim and others have invested a lot of time adding content, 
> and the content is twiki-specific.
> The fact that moin moin is written in python comes up sometimes but it 
> is a moot point. No one in the gnumed project is interested in 
> re-writing bits of code for the wiki (I hope). There are so many wiki 
> projects out there, no need to look at the source code for any of 
> them, or to modify it. Just find on and use it. If a wiki was written 
> in COBOL, and if it was the best, then we should use it.
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David J. Grant

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