JSPWiki vs. Confluence vs. XWiki

General Features JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Version
2.10.0
5.2
10.9
Last Release Date
2014-01-31 (4 years ago)
2013-08-12 (5 years ago)
2018-10-29 (17 days ago)
Last Update here
2014-02-02 (4 years ago)
2013-08-22 (5 years ago)
2018-11-01 (14 days ago)
Author
Apache Software Foundation
Atlassian
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
No
Yes
License
Apache License 2.0
Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
Java
Java
Java
Data Storage
Files, DB
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
all
Enterprise + Technical Teams
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
Unlimited
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
No
Topic Restrictions
N/A
No
Corporate Branding
N/A
Yes
No
Own Domain
N/A
Optional
Unknown
Ads allowed
N/A
No
No
System Requirements JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Operating System
any platform supporting JDK 1.5+
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
any servlet 2.4+ compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache Tomcat
Servlet 3.0+
Other Requirements
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Plugin
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Oracle
Plugin
Yes
Yes
SQLite
Plugin
No
No
BerkeleyDB
Plugin
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
Other
page provider architecture -> several implementations
JDBC Databases and in general any database supported by Hibernate; any custom implementation, as the storage is pluggable. Attachments can be saved on the filesystem
Security/Anti-Spam JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Optional
No
No
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Optional
No
Blacklist
Yes
No
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Yes
Development/Support JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
No
Interface Languages
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
38
Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Comments
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Patch
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Links JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Optional
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Optional
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
No
Yes
Textile Support
No
Yes
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Plugin
Scripting
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Usability JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Plugin
No
No
Statistics JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Yes
Analysis
No
Yes
Yes
Output JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
Plugin
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
No
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Optional
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Contents
Contents
Extras JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples JSPWiki Confluence XWiki
Internal Link
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
XWiki supports 16 input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, etc), see http://rendering.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome#HSupportedSyntaxes for details.

The syntax documented below is XWiki Syntax 2.1 (http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/XWikiSyntax).

[[wiki syntax here>>Space.Page]]
[[Space.Page]]
(Space is optional and is the current space if not specified)
External Link
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
[http://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
__bold__
*bold*
**bold**
Italics Format
''italics''
_italics_
//Italics//
Underline Format
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
+underline+
__underline__
Monospace Format
{{monospace}}
{{monospace}}
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
-strikethrough-
--Strike--
Superscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
^superscript^
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
~subscript~
,,subscript,,
Images
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
image:img.png
image:Space.Page@img.png
[[image:img.png||width="25" height="25"]]
image:http://some/url/img.png

Starting with the xwiki/2.1 syntax, also:
image:icon:cancel
Aligning Text
%%(text-align: right) text %%
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

(% style="... css here..." %)multi line text

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
;term:definition
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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