LionWiki vs. TWiki vs. WackoWiki

General Features LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
Version
3.2.4
TWiki-6.1.0
6.1.25
Last Release Date
2010-09-19 (13 years ago)
2018-07-15 (5 years ago)
2024-04-11 (2 months ago)
Last Update here
2010-10-01 (13 years ago)
2019-07-19 (4 years ago)
2024-04-11 (2 months ago)
Author
Adam Živnéř
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
WackoWiki Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL v2
GPL
BSD
Programming Language
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Files, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
free
N/A
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
advanced users, minimalists
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
System Requirements LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
Operating System
All PHP supported
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
OS Independent
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache/IIS, probably everything which supports PHP
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Other Requirements
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
No
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
Yes
No
Other
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
MariaDB
Security/Anti-Spam LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Host Blocking
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Yes
Optional
nofollow
No
Plugin
Optional
Blacklist
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Plugin
No
Development/Support LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
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Common Features LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
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
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
No
Yes
Interface Languages
17
Arabic, Czech, German, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Chinese Traditional
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
No
Yes
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Threaded
Flat
Categories
No
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
Optional
Patch
Structured Data
No
Yes
Plugin
Links LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Plugin
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
All
All
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
No
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Patch
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
No
Scripting
JavaScript (plugin)
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
actions (PHP)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Usability LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Toolbar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Statistics LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
No
Yes
Orphaned Pages
No
Plugin
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
No
Yes
Plugin
Output LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
Plugin
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
No
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Patch
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Plugin
Yes
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Patch
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Patch
Media and Files LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
File Attachments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
No
Contents
Contents
Extras LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
Calendar
No
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
Optional
Blogs
No
Plugin
Optional
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Patch
Syntax Examples LionWiki TWiki WackoWiki
Internal Link
[Main page]
[Our main page|Main page]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
External Link
http://lionwiki.0o.cz
[Homepage|http://lionwiki.0o.cz]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
Headlines
!H2 headline
!!H3 headline
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
Bold Format
'''bold''
*bold*
**bold**
Italics Format
''italics''
_italic_
//italics//
Underline Format
'__underline__'
<u>underline</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
'--strikethrough--'
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
--strikethrough--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
Images
[path_to_img.jpg]
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
Aligning Text
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
Text Indentation
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
one
two
Bulleted Lists
* Fruit
** Apple
*** Granny smith
*** Golden delicious
** Orange
* Vegetables
** Garlic
** Onion
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
Numbered Lists
# First item 
## First subitem 
### First subsubitem
## Second subitem 
# Second item
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


Definition Lists
$ Term: Definition
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Horizontal Rule
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