UniWakka Wiki Engine



UniWakka is a Wiki Engine derived from WakkaWiki (dead link), a light-weight, easy to install and to configure collaborative editing software for web content.

Derived from Wakka-0.1.3-dev, UniWakka is mostly intended for an university or scientific environment.

Major features are:


2004-08-30 - UniWakka-0.4.0 has been released!
This release fixes some bugs and adds some configuration options:

2004-08-19 - UniWakka-0.3.3 has been released!
This is mostly a bugfix release, with some code cleanup and tuning.
Configurations of wikis, apart the default one, are now stored in the database (in a table named sites).
A new configuration option has been added: Wikis can be private. In this case only registered users can edit them, and only the wikimaster can add new users.

2004-08-19 - UniWakka-0.3.2 has been released!
UniWakka now supports WikiFarm installation, i.e. the possibility to run multiple Wikis with just one installation of UniWakka.
This release fixes also some bugs.
UniWakka supports WikiFarm installation, which means that different Wikis can be run with the same installation and the same code.
In order to add a wiki to the WikiFarm, first you need to install UniWakka. The basic installation will be the default WikiSite.
Connect to http://yourdomain.org/YourUniWakkaBaseUrl/addwiki
A username and password will be asked:
username: wikimaster
password: the mysql_password of the default site.
A form will appear. You need to fill it and follow the instructions as the usual UniWakka installation. A new configuration file will be created and, possibly, saved in the UniWakka installation directory. The new configuration file must be named after the new WikiSite name: for instance, if your new wiki is named MyNewWiki, the configuration file must be named mynewwiki.config.php (lowercase).
The URL of the new WikiSite will be:
WikiFar should be working even without mod_rewrite enabled.

2004-08-18 - UniWakka-0.3.1 has been released!
UniWakka can now export in OpenOffice format. Bibliography will be exported too.
Moreover some bugs have been fixed.

2004-08-15 - UniWakka-0.3.0 has been released!
This release enhances UniWakka with a bibliographic engine, that lets you import/export bibtex files, and use latex-like citation in WikiPages.
A new action (latextexport) will let you export in latex a WikiPage together with the relative bibtex file.
Starting from this release UniWakka switched to the GNU General Public License.

2004-08-08 - UniWakka-0.2.1 has been released!

2004-08-04 - UniWakka-0.2 has been released!

Give It A Try!

To have an idea of what you can do with UniWakka just try it out:
http://www.istitutocolli.org/uniwakka/ (still under construction).


For download, cvs access, bug report and feature request visit the sourceforge project page:
Get UniWakka-0.4.0 now!






**Use the install widget to upgrade since a new table must be create in the database and some new pages imported**
Changes from UniWakka-0.2:

Changes from UniWakka-0.1:

Changes beyond Wakka include:


Here you can download mbstring and xslt php extentions, for Linux.
These extensions where compiled on a glibc-2.2.5 system with -static-libgcc compiler option. This should mean that these modules can be used on every system with a glibc-2.2.5 or grater.
I tested them on various systems and they seem to be working fine, but use at your own risk.
There are 4 version, with xslt statically or dynamically linked with sablot. If your sistem does not have sablot take the static one.

Future Plans

Alternative Wiki Engines

For a more general purpose, feature rich wiki engine you could also try:


Thanks to Hendrik Mans and Carlo Zottmann for creating and developing WakkaWiki.
The UniWakka formatter has been derived from CoMaWiki, developed by Costal Martignier. Many thanks to Costal for giving me the permission to use his code.
Thanks to Jason Tourtelotte for security tips and for developing Wikka, THE successor of Wakka.
The latex export of MathML is carried out by Vasil I. Yaroshevich's XSLT MathML Library, xsltml


Feed back, suggestion, critics, and whatever will be welcome.
Please contact me at:
arossato (at) istitutocolli.org