Wednesday, March 16, 2005

using JSPWiki

Over the last two months, I've been busy doing many improvements within the company, with one of them is creating a company Wiki to store our lessons learned through the years. After examining through a number of Java Wiki Engine, my final decision was to go with JSPWiki. Compared against XWiki, it's much easier to install and to maintain. It's very light, requires no RDBMS, and almost anyone could immediately be productive.

Some notes about JSPWiki:
1. It's very fast to install, 5 mins.
2. It's very easy to use & customize. I'm currently looking for a better template, other than the default one and the contributed "red-man" template (created by Matt Raible).
3. Currently I'm figuring how I can add user authentication and authorization easily to the Wiki (without having to code and all).

Overall, it's a nice product.
Can't wait to explore more about its true potential.

Further Reading:
The Wiki Way: Collaboration and Sharing on the Internet


  1. Hi there Eric, sorry that you had difficulties installing XWiki. Please let me know if I can help you in any way on that.

    Good luck with your company Wiki !


  2. Hi Luis,

    My main problem was with the database connection from XWiki to MySQL. I've tried to follow the instruction provided, but I keep having the same problem with finding the xwiki@localhost. I've tried changing MySQL version from 4.1.x to 4.0.x, it doesn't seem to work either. I've tried searching for similar problem on your forum, and I don't think Ludovic's answer help either.

    Anyway, I'm already using JSPWiki now, maybe if I get a chance next time to setup another Wiki for another purpose, I just might give the latest XWiki build a try.

    Thank you for your attention, Luis

  3. hallo
    I have a question about jspwiki:
    Is there an way to load Data out of a Database (for Example Access) into Html-Tables inside of a wikipage ?

    thanks Tester

  4. Hiya,

    I am trying to set up jspwiki to use a mysql database but i cant get it to work. Could you give me some pointers as to how i can set it up to talk to a mysql database?