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From Murray Altheim <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (JSPWIKI-261) Make wiki available to view and edit when offline
Date Mon, 12 May 2008 19:38:00 GMT
It seems a shame to begin using a different wiki package, one that
uses a different wiki syntax.

Another possibility is to use Ceryle, which embeds a copy of JSPWiki
in a standalone Java application and permits you (via a UI) to select
the location of stored files, be they in a directory or in Ceryle's
XNodeProvider database (which is backed by BerkeleyDB JE) where they
show up as documents in one of the collections in the user interface.
While you can't currently have more than one collection available
from the wiki side of things, you can select which of your collections
is used by the wiki so you can field different groups of documents
for different purposes. Ceryle also supports multiple wikis running
simultaneously but I've recently broken that feature (i.e., it needs
fixing). Ceryle also has a diff feature on imported files, but I
can't offhand remember if I've got that working yet.

I've been using JSPWiki offline in this manner for several years, and
if you use the file provider, the generated files are compatible with
JSPWiki as used in an online capacity.

Ceryle is not in general release but I'm happy to supply binaries at
this point to anyone who asks (offlist, please). I'm kinda looking
for beta testers at this point anyway.

For more information see:


Dirk Frederickx (JIRA) wrote:
>     [
> Dirk Frederickx commented on JSPWIKI-261:
> -----------------------------------------
> I like the idea of being able to carry a part of your wiki offline on your pc, and plug
it back in at a later point in time.
> A interesting approach could be to reuse the concept of a [TiddlyWiki|].
 This puts a complete wiki into a single *.html file, including a bunch of javascript for
editing and navigatin the wiki.
> A typical use-case would look like this:
> 1) Export a selected set of wiki-pages into a TiddlyWiki *.html file.  (need to find
a solution for attachments)
> 2) Edit the wiki content offline, without a service-side engine.
> 3) Import the ''tiddlywiki'' back to your online wiki-engine, whereby conflicts would
be shown, and allow you to merge stuff.
> Looks much like an oversized plugin ;-))
> dirk
>> Make wiki available to view and edit when offline
>> -------------------------------------------------
>>                 Key: JSPWIKI-261
>>                 URL:
>>             Project: JSPWiki
>>          Issue Type: Improvement
>>            Reporter: Patrick Berry
>> It would be good to have access to wiki data to view and edit when a network connection
is not available. Can Google Gears be used to provide this functionality for JSP Wiki?


Murray Altheim <murray07 at>                           ===  = =                                     = =  ===
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