About LionWiki

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!Design principles
* Doesn't use database. Databases complicate installation and backup procedures. 
* Doesn't create any own metadata, on the other hand uses filesystem metadata to the maximum extent.
* "Keep it simple, stupid," both on source and user level.
* Include only basic features, everything else should be implemented in plugins.
* Keep LionWiki usable from just one file.


!History
LionWiki was created as a fork from french-only [WiKiss|http://wikiss.tuxfamily.org/] 0.3 which is itself fork from TigerWiki (hence the name) which is again fork of roWiki. There are many forks and descendants of roWiki, CB (author of TigerWiki) composedthere is awesome graph of its evolution - download [here|http://ste-lucealouer.ca/chabot/archives/rowiki-history.pdf] or local copy [here|./download/genesis/rowiki-history.pdf].

Oldest LionWiki ascendant is '''roWiki''', small 9KB script (in its latest version) which supported wiki markup, recent changes and history. roWiki author is Marc Rohlfing rowiki@rowlff.de . Project is now dead and original website inaccessible (archived [here|http://maintained.by.noone.org/rowiki/]). If you would like to see roWiki, you can download it from [here|./download/genesis/roWiki-1.05.tar.gz] (version 1.05, latest version known to me).

'''TigerWiki''' is fork (or successor) of roWiki. It's probably the most known software of these four "relatives" and is still used on many websites. Its website used to be on chabel.org, but this domain is now unregistered. Apparently, there used to be several language branches - English, French and German. Latest version is probably 2.22 (some websites report this version) but I couldn't find it anywhere. So, if you are interested, you can download version 2.21 EN from [here|./download/genesis/TigerWiki-2.21.tar.gz].

'''WiKiss''' is again fork (or successor) of TigerWiki written by JJL, probably French branch as it is completely in French language (even source code comments and variable names). Its current version is 0.3 released sometimes in 2007. Its status is unknown, probably dead now. Website is at http://wikiss.tuxfamily.org/

'''WiKissMe''' is a derivative of WiKiss, a modified version, that's why the Me in the end, also influenced a little by TigerWiki. Developed by Neven Boyanov and friends. WiKissMe is a wiki content management system that stores its data in flat text file. It is written in PHP 5. It has flexible plugins and modules architecture featuring blog, comments, captcha and others. Supports themes with templates as well. Website is http://www.wikissme.org/ hosted at SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikissme).


!Author
LionWiki was created by Adam Živnéř, adam.zivner@gmail.com, http://adam.zivner.cz . Homepage of LionWiki is at http://lionwiki.0o.cz

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