[cgi-wiki-dev] Convergence with Kwiki?

Kate L Pugh cgi-wiki-dev@earth.li
Sun, 14 Sep 2003 19:16:52 +0100

Martin@Cleaver.org wrote:
>> More questions. has anyone proposed, and what's the general
>> feeling about, merging the efforts of CGI::Wiki and Kwiki?

On Sun 14 Sep 2003, Jonathan Swartz <swartz@pobox.com> wrote:
> Kwiki is fanatical about remaining easy to install, to the point of
> using no CPAN modules - they rolled their own template toolkit, for
> pete's sake. CGI::Wiki obviously depends on external modules
> wherever it is useful. I wonder if this (beyond any other differences)
> could be reconciled.

I am not sure that anyone can really compare CGI::Wiki and CGI::Kwiki
properly unless they're quite familiar with both.  I don't think such
a person exists, at the moment.

Martin@Cleaver.org wrote:
>> I question the need for independent efforts and wonder whether a
>> joint community would have better economies of scale.

A historical note follows.  Ingy was aware of CGI::Wiki before he
began writing CGI::Kwiki - he emailed me asking if there were plans
for a flat-file backend.  He decided to go ahead with Kwiki because he
needed something in a hurry.  He said he didn't plan to spend more
than one or two days on it - these things do take on a life of their
own sometimes :)