Wednesday, July 25, 2007

desktop wiki install howto

Want to do a wiki offline from your own desktop and publish it later when you get online?

This is what I am using offline. Meet Zim.

Zim is a WYSIWYG text editor written in Gtk2-Perl which aims to bring the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Every page is saved as a text file with wiki markup. Pages can contain links to other pages, and are saved automatically. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a non-existing page. Pages are ordered in a hierarchical structure that gives it the look and feel of an outliner. This tool is intended to keep track of TODO lists or to serve as a personal scratch book.

Zim handles several types of markup, like headings, bullet lists and of course bold, italic and highlighted. This markup is saved as wiki text so you can easily edit it with other editors. Because of the autosave feature you can switch between pages and follow links while editing without worries.

Besides from that, you feel as you don't overkill yourself by launching Office sofwares and using much of your system memory for a small pages of wiki or blogs.

East to install, do the yum

# yum -y install zim

and launch

Ctrl+F2, zim


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