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Subject:Re: Wiki From:Richard L Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net> To:techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:26:33 -0800
There are many choices that should do the job. Since this is internal, you probably don't need a commercial wiki. The two mentioned in Robert's email -- MindTouch and Confluence -- are both good products; in fact, we just finished a book that used Confluence wiki for the development, and we really like the way it worked for that project. However, they are probably more than you need for a glossary.
In addition to Confluence, I have used pbwiki (at pbworks.com), Tiki-wiki, and Twiki on various projects, and I've set up Tiki and TWiki on local servers.
Of those, I would probably go with Tiki for this kind of project, simply because it is easy to set up and run.
Of course, that's from very limited experience:-). You may want to check out http://www.wikimatrix.org/, which has information about well over 100 different wikis. The site has a nice wizard that will help you narrow down the choices and a comparison capability.
And, shameless plug, XML Press has a book (WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit; http://xmlpress.net/wiki.html) that talks about using wikis in a corporate environment.
XML for Technical Communicators http://xmlpress.net
hamilton -at- xmlpress -dot- net
On Feb 27, 2012, at 12:15 PM, Katarina Bovin wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am thinking of creating a Wiki for a termbase (glossary) to be used
> internally within a company. I have no experience of creating Wikis, but I
> like the idea of that the user can interact with the glossary. I have
> looked into MediaWiki, but perhaps there are better options. Have you any
> experience of Wikis you like to share?
> Any ideas, tips, suggestions are most welcome!
> Best Regards,
> Katarina Bovin
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