About LionWiki

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Design principles(Edit)

  • Don't use database. Database complicates installation and backuping
  • Don't create any own metadata, on the other hand use filesystem metadata to maximum extent
  • Keep things 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


LionWiki was created as a fork from french-only WiKiss 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, Charles Bélisle (author of TigerWiki) composed awesome graph of its evolution - download here or local copy here.

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. If you would like to see roWiki, you can download it from here (version 1.05, latest version known to me).

TigerWiki is fork (or successor) of roWiki, written by Chabel. 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.

WiKiss is again fork (or successor) of TigerWiki, 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, it's possible it is dead now. Website is at http://wikiss.tuxfamily.org/


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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