TWiki was designed tio be a flexible, powerful, and easy to use enterprise wiki, enterprise collaboration platform and knowledge management system. It is a Structured Wiki, typically used to run a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware tool, on an intranet or on the internet. Web content can be created collaboratively by using just a browser. Users without programming skills can create web applications. Developers can extend the functionality of TWiki with Plugins.
A wiki is a Web 2.0 platform to create, share and remix content. TWiki as a structured wiki goes a step further; it enables users to automate their workflow by creating custom tailored wiki applications.
Companies are deploying TWiki in different ways, and TWiki is quite flexible to adapt to different needs. Here is a non- comprehensive list of how TWiki is being used:
· To replace a static intranet. Content is maintained by the employees, thus eliminating the "one webmaster syndrome" of outdated and insufficient intranet content.
· As a knowledge base and FAQ system. The TWikiSuccessStoryOfTakeFive tells you more about that.
· To design and document software projects.
· To track issues (i.e. bugs) and features. TWiki itself is managed this way; more on that in the Codev web.
· As a document management tool.
· To collaborate on common goals, such as the Javapedia online encyclopedia for Java developers on java.net, or the Biowiki for computational biology projects of UC Berkeley.
· As a software archive, i.e. the TWiki Plugins archive.
· As a company internal message board, i.e. for job listings.
Deploying a server-based application like Twiki is a major decision and commitment. If you are thinking about it for your organization, but are concerned about the time, effort and risk in deploying it, try the Jumpbox for Twiki. JumpBox makes the application fast and simple to use, so it is a perfect way to try it out.
This JumpBox is based on the 1.1 JumpBox Platform and includes a backup system that supports archiving the state of the JumpBox to NFS, Windows File Shares and Amazon S3.
Here are some key features of "JumpBox for the Tiki Wiki System":
· A single package that runs on top of virtualization software.
· Just download, run and click one button to configure.
· No risk of corrupting your existing OS installation.
· Run multiple instances of the application on a single machine.
· No need to ever reinstall or reconfigure.
· Easy to automatically backup the entire state of the application.
· Can be dropped into existing virtualization infrastructures if available.
· The JumpBox Platform provides a consistent and comfortable runtime environment.
· Virtualization software.
· For easiest use: a network that assigns dynamic IP addresses. (Most do)
· 3 GB Free disk space
· Minimum 1 GB System RAM (Each JumpBox you run on the same system will need 256-512MB of additional RAM)
· Minimum 1 Ghz CPU
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· The JumpBox for TikiWiki has been updated to TikiWiki version 9.1
· This is a maintenance update.
· Upgrades are possible via restore from JumpBox version 1.1.15 and newer. If you're on a JumpBox version earlier than 1.1.15 you should first update to 1.7.1 and then upgrade to 1.7.8.