A wiki for Django!¶
- Release notes
- Latest Changes
Final release 0.1 is out now. Please note that the only way to upgrade is from 0.0.24.
0.1 adds Django 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9 support.
0.0.24 added experimental Django 1.7 support.
For upgrade instructions, please refer to the Release Notes
January 25, 2016¶
0.1 final released
December 26th, 2015¶
A new release 0.0.24.4 is out and has fixes for the Django
loaddata management command such that you can create dumps and restore the dump. Notice, though, that
loaddata only works for Django 1.7+.
Django 1.9 support is available in the current master, please help get a 0.1 released by giving feed back in the last remaining issues:
November 16th, 2015¶
Django 1.8 support is very ready and 0.1 is right on the doorstep now.
January 26th, 2015¶
After too long, the new release is out.
The wait was mainly due to all the confusing changes by adding support of Python 3 and readying the migrations for Django 1.7. But there’s actually new features, too.
- Bootstrap 3.3.1 and Font Awesome 4 (Christian Duvholt)
django_nytinstead of builtin
django_notify(Benjamin Bach, Maximilien Cuony)
toxfor testing (Luke Plant)
- Appropriate use of gettext_lazy (Jaakko Luttinen)
- Fixed support of custom username fields (Jan De Bleser)
- Several fixes to the attachment plugin (Christian Duvholt)
- Errors on notifications settings tab (Benjamin Richter)
- Chinese translations (Ronald Bai)
- Finish translations (Jaakko Luttinen)
- Compatibility with custom user model in article settings (Andy Fang)
- Fixed bug when
[attachment:XX]present multiple times on same line (Maximilien Cuony)
- Simple mediawiki import management command (Maximilien Cuony)
- Python 3 and Django 1.6 compatibility (Russell-Jones, Antonin Lenfant, Luke Plant, Lubimov Igor, Benjamin Bach)
- (and more, forgiveness asked if anyone feels left out)
Django-wiki has almost fully translated into 7 languages, apart from the default (English). But please help out in adding more languages! It’s very easy, you don’t even need to be a programmer.
A demo running the latest
master is available here, sign up for an
account to see the notification system.
Please use our IRC or mailing list (google group) for getting in touch on development and support. Please do not email developers asking for personal support.
THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRE...¶
Currently, the model API is subject to smaller changes, and the plugin API seems pretty stable.
South is used so no database changes will cause data loss. In order to customize the wiki, best idea is to override templates and create your own template tags. Do not make your own hard copy of this repository in order to fiddle with internal parts of the wiki – this strategy will lead you to lose out on future updates with highly improved features and plugins. Possibly security updates as well!
The release cycle has already begun, so you can administer django-wiki through Pypi and pip.
All views are class-based, however don’t take it as an encouragement to extend them, unless you are prepared to modify both templates and view classes every time there is an update.
The best way to contribute is to use our Github issue list to look at current wishes. The list is found here:
Generally speaking, we need more unit tests, and new features will not be accepted without tests. To add more stuff the the project without tests wouldn’t be fair to the project or your hard work. We use coverage metrics to see that each new contribution does not significantly impact test coverage.
The easiest way to add features is to write a plugin. Please create an
issue to discuss whether your plugin idea is a core plugin
wiki.plugins.*) or external plugin. If there are additions needed
to the plugin API, we can discuss that as well!
To run django-wiki’s tests, run
make test or
python setup.py test
after installing the requirements.
If you want to test for more environments, install “tox”
pip install tox) and then just run
tox to run the test
suite on multiple environments.
To run specific tests, call
runtests.py with the arguments that you
would pass to the normal “manage.py test” command.
Django needs a mature wiki system appealing to all kinds of needs, both big and small:
- Be pluggable and light-weight. Don’t integrate optional features in the core.
- Be open. Make an extension API that allows the ecology of the wiki to grow in a structured way. Wikipedia consists of over 1100 extension projects written for MediaWiki. We should learn from this.
- Be smart. This is the map of tables in MediaWiki - we’ll understand the choices of other wiki projects and make our own. After-all, this is a Django project.
- Be simple. The source code should almost explain itself.
- Be structured. Markdown is a simple syntax for readability. Features should be implemented either through easy coding patterns in the content field, but rather stored in a structured way (in the database) and managed through a friendly interface. This gives control back to the website developer, and makes knowledge more usable. Just ask: Why has Wikipedia never changed? Answer: Because it’s knowledge is stored in a complicated way, thus it becomes very static.
See the docs/ folder, or read them at:
If you wish to add something, please ask in the google group or raise an issue if you’re in doubt about whether something might change.
Django-wiki is a rewrite of django-simplewiki, a project from 2009 that aimed to be a base system for a wiki. It proposed that the user should customize the wiki by overwriting templates, but soon learned that the only customization that really took place was that people forked the entire project. We don’t want that for django-wiki, we want it to be modular and extendable.
As of now, Django has existed for too long without a proper wiki application. The dream of django-wiki is to become a contestant alongside Mediawiki, so that Django developers can stick to the Django platform even when facing tough challenges such as implementing a wiki.
- Why is the module named just
wiki? Because when we tried
pip install wiki, it returned “No distributions at all found for wiki”, so we had to make up for that!
- What markup language will you use? Markdown. The markup renderer is not a pluggable part but has been internalized into core parts. Discussion should go here: https://github.com/django-wiki/django-wiki/issues/76
- Why not use django-reversion? It’s a great project, but if the wiki has to grow ambitious, someone will have to optimize its behavior, and using a third-party application for something as crucial as the revision system is a no-go in this regard.
- Any support for multiple wikis? Yes, in an sense you can just imagine that you always have multiple wikis, because you always have hierarchies and full control of their permissions. See this discussion: https://github.com/django-wiki/django-wiki/issues/63
The folder testproject/ contains a pre-configured django project and an sqlite database. Login for django admin is admin:admin. This project should always be maintained, but please do not commit changes to the SQLite database as we only care about its contents in case data models are changed.
- The people at edX & MIT for finding and supporting the project both financially and with ideas.
- django-cms for venturing where no django app has gone before in terms of well-planned features and high standards. It’s a very big inspiration.
- django-mptt, a wonderful utility for inexpensively using tree structures in Django with a relational database backend.
- spookylukey, jluttine, cXhristian, valberg, jdcaballerov, yekibud, bridger, TomLottermann, crazyzubr, and everyone else involved!