(this page is seriously unfinished)

Mediawiki was driving me nuts. It's surprisingly slow unless you set up tons of caching. It's difficult to back up. Its markup language utterly sucks. And it's really heavyweight -- you absolutely need to use a web UI for everything -- no way to do quick fixups or batch processes. So, I figured I'd try out Iki. It seems decent so far, but it will probably end up driving me nuts too... sigh.

What I want:

  • Be able to clone the wiki and take it with me.
  • Very modular. All wikis will have different use patterns and requirements.
  • Fast. i don't want to be waiting for page loads.
  • wysiwyg editing. Easy wysiwyg.
  • Open source. Don't risk locking my data away.
  • etc etc.

Alternatives: