MoinMoin, created in Germany, is an extensible wiki engine written in Python. It uses only a file-based data store (and does not support any of the SQL or Oracle protocols). MoinMoin supported syntax includes CamelCase, free links and backlinks, and also utilises interwiki and ACL (access control lists). MoinMoin is open source software, and is released for free under the GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2).
The main 'meta' wiki homepage here on WikiIndex for MoinMoin is: MoinMoin wiki. It has a large community of users. However, criticism of MoinMoin by Cliff Wells includes its high memory consumption ("hundreds of megabytes", compared to less than 100 Mb by MediaWiki) and cumbersome navigation. Similar criticism states that MoinMoin "is an overly complex package and was very difficult to maintain, upgrade, and — as it happened — restore from backup". It will also be noticed that when using the in-built themes or skins, MoinMoin is not as graphically 'pleasing' as some other wiki engines, though this can be addressed by way of the many available custom skins.
- MoinMoin etymology
The MoinMoin wiki engine software was conceived and created in Germany, and the word 'moin' is a common, if slightly informal German word. American translations for moin state it literally means 'hello', and their literal translation for MoinMoin is 'Good Morning'. However, from a Germanic mother tongue, those are not entirely correct. Whilst moin is typically used as a spoken greeting, different regions of Germany, along with other Germanic speaking nations, all have different variations of the German language. In Frisian, moin means 'good', as in 'good day', and MoinMoin is an extended emphasis, typically meaning 'a very good day to you'. A typical Irish literation for MoinMoin would be 'top of the morning'. Franconian, a form of middle German from the Rhur region (and commonly spoken in Luxembourg), moin means 'hello'. Moin is not common-place in Prussian German, the local dialect in Berlin and the former communist East German lander (states). Moin is also not common-place in southern German states. To attempt to pin-point exactly where moin originates from – it could best be described as coming from low-land German states, in the north-west of the country, along with potential origins from Benelux and even southern Scandinavia. So as clear as mud, eh!
- External links
- View a detailed feature list of MoinMoin on the WikiMatrix wiki engine comparison wiki-site.
- MoinMoin features — at MoinMo.in
- Wiki engine comparison — at MoinMo.in
- MoinMoin screenshots — showing the 4 in-built themes and 24 custom themes, at MoinMo.in
- MoinMoin wikis — MoinMoin public wikis around the globe, at MoinMo.in
- MoinMoin success stories — including extended descriptions, at MoinMo.in
- MoinMoin users — some non-public (private) wikis, at MoinMo.in
- DokuWiki to MoinMoin (and reverse) converter
- MoinMoin size information
- add either /SystemInfo or /PageSize at the end of the URL –
- please try to include only those pages above 500 bytes as 'valid' pages in the page count stats
- MoinMoin wikiFactor information
- add /PageHits at the end of the URL –
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