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Introduction to emacs-wiki
Obtaining the software
Documentation
Becoming involved
Other sites
History

This page describes emacs-wiki, which is a wiki-like publishing tool and personal information manager.

A Chinese translation of this document may be found at http://liyu2000.nease.net/webpage/EmacsWikiZh.html, thanks to Yu Li.

See also Emacs Wiki: Emacs Wiki Mode.

Introduction to emacs-wiki

Emacs-wiki allows you to create a wiki on your local system and export HTML pages.

Emacs-wiki has many uses. It has been used to organize links. It can make web page maintenance and design a lot easier. It is used as the back-end of Planner. You can store and link together various bits of information in a coherent manner. A weblog of sorts can be made with it, but RSS syndication is not supported.

Emacs-wiki is not a real wiki in its basic configuration, because users from the web cannot edit the pages unless you use emacs-wiki-httpd.el.

Emacs-wiki does not allow you to edit the pages of Emacs Wiki.

Obtaining the software

Archive
mwolson@gnu.org--2005
Branch name
emacs-wiki--main--1.0

Releases are available at /static/dist/emacs-wiki/. See Project Distribution for more information on how to obtain this software and my other projects.

Documentation

The emacs-wiki manual is available on-line in several forms.

Becoming involved

To report a bug or suggest a change, check out the emacs-wiki bugtracker. All bugs that are sent to this tracker will also appear on our mailing list.

To dialogue about wiki topics and hobnob with some knowledgeable folks, use the Emacs Wiki: Emacs Wiki Mailing List.

My email address is mwolson AT gnu DOT org. I urge you to use the mailing list, especially if you have something that could be of interest, but I don't mind receiving email.

The #muse channel on irc.freenode.net will be a good place to discuss the transition to Muse from Emacs Wiki. It should be a good resource for those who have questions, comments, tips to offer, etc. My nick on irc.freenode.net is mwolson.

Other sites

Damien Elmes, a previous maintainer of emacs-wiki, maintains a few pages devoted at http://repose.cx/emacs/wiki/. You may find there a FAQ section and hints on markup.

Sacha Chua, the previous maintainer of Planner Mode, has a page at http://sacha.free.net.ph/notebook/wiki/PlannerMode.php. Planner is a helpful tasklist manager, note-taker, TODO list manager, and a slew of other things. It fits the term personal information manager quite nicely.

Yu Li maintains a Chinese start page of sorts at http://liyu2000.nease.net/webpage/EmacsWikiZh.html. It contains additional documents and links that may be helpful to Chinese users of emacs-wiki.

Yamagata Yoriyuki has a customized version of emacs-wiki-journal, which makes integrates journalling (especially category pages) with emacs-wiki. Check it out at http://www15.ocn.ne.jp/~rodinia/emacs-wiki-journal.el.

History

As of 2004-09-07, Michael Olson is the maintainer of Emacs Wiki.

Here is a list of the past maintainers, in chronological order.

  1. John Wiegley (Original author)
  2. Damien Elmes
  3. Mark Triggs
  4. Sacha Chua