RADWiki Blog

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

RADWiki version 0.3 Released

This release has many new features. I will just name the major ones here:
  • User administration plugin
  • Login dialog
  • Shortcut icons for markup insertion on the edit page
  • OneApp style
  • Page attachments
  • Use page attachments with the album plugin.
The layout and CSS has also been improved, although everything looks quite horrible when using Internet Explorer. There will be a specific IE release someday in the future (hopefully soon) to remedy the situation.

When talking about features I also have to mention my good friend Jason Brower who has given me invaluable advice and criticism during the implementation of this release. Check out some of the cool open source software he is involved in at http://brower.homelinux.org

Please check the release notes for more information and also take a look at the images added to the screen shots page.

Downloads are available through Sourceforge, see the download page for details.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Moving closer to version 0.3

This might take a month, but I think is time to think about another release.
What to expect:

  • User Administration
  • Page attachments (show as links or "in-page" images)
  • New Ajax markup: Fold and pop-up
  • Somewhat better CSS and page layout
  • Fixed a lot of bugs

Thursday, June 7, 2007

RADWiki version 0.2 Released

One week late (blame my regular job) but nevertheless I'm happy to announce the next RADWiki release (version 0.2).

Please check the download page for new release files.

The installation should cause less trouble compared to the first release, especially if you follow the installation guide or download the Windows release which has an installer.

I have removed release 0.1 from the SourceForge download page, because nearly all files were missing copyright and license information.

Any comments regarding this release are welcome.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Release Update

It seems I will keep my promise (to myself, since no one else reads this) to have a new release ready within the planned time. I am basically done with coding, and only need to update the documentation. I still have 4 days to go, so overall I am happy with the progress made.

The 'AutoTable' and 'AutoRecord' plugins are now in a state where they can actually be quite useful. To do this was a hard job, considering the limited time I have left for coding after taking care of my family and regular job. These plugins are essential for other features I plan to put into RADWiki, which I hope will enable developers to build useful applications with a database backend.

Time for some more screenshots:

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

New release in 2 - 3 weeks...

There has been done a lot of work since the last (and first) post. Most of it has been done "under the hood", so there is not so much to see. The main work has been to facilitate the writing of plugins under an easy to use API. Also a lot of work was spent on the AutoTable and AutoRecord plugins. Some more time is needed to finish the functionality of these plugins, but it should not take more than 2 - 3 weeks (from the time of writing).

When the AutoTable and AutoRecord plugins are ready, there will be a new alpha release, and soon after that a developers release, which is the same but includes the API and a plugin developers guide.

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Another feature that has been added is the use of page revisions (see screenshot left). Its nothing fancy and never will be, since unlike other wikis RADWiki it not meant to be a knowledge base type of product.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Try Me

Hello there !
You may be the first person to watch this page. RADWiki had its first release about ½ week ago, and I haven't spent any time making people aware of its existence. Anyway if you discover this piece of software and actually try it, I would love to get a response.

There are plenty of wiki systems to choose from, so it will be a challenge to offer something unique, but nevertheless I will do my best to do exactly that.

I do think that the way plugins can be used in RADWiki is somewhat different than what is found in other wiki systems, and that is where I will focus.

If you just want a wiki for your research/thoughts/ramblings do not choose this applications, you can find way better usage from wiki systems such as Mediawiki, TikiWiki or my personal favorite Dokuwiki.

If you want to build (database) web applications using wiki pages to design the layout and text and plugins to provide the functionality RADWiki could be for you. Currently the release is 0.1 so it will take some time to get there, but if you would like to see where this software is heading, give it a try.