LynxWiki vs. Roadkill vs. ProntoWiki vs. Instiki vs. Sputnik vs. PmWiki

General Features LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
Version
1.3.0.0
1.6
1.0.1
0.30.0
8.08.13
2.2.109
Last Release Date
2013-08-01 (5 years ago)
27/04/2013
2019-07-21 (1 day ago)
2019-02-28 (4 months ago)
2008-08-12 (10 years ago)
2018-07-08 (1 year ago)
Last Update here
2013-08-29 (5 years ago)
2013-04-25 (6 years ago)
2006-08-23 (12 years ago)
2019-03-04 (4 months ago)
2009-02-02 (10 years ago)
2018-10-26 (8 months ago)
Author
J.W. Davidson
C.Small
Clay Alberty
David Heinemeier Hansson, Jacques Distler, Matthias Tarasiewicz
Yuri Takhteyev
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Apache License 2.0
MS-PL
BSD
Ruby's
MIT/X
GPL2+
Programming Language
C#
C#
C#
Ruby on Rails
Lua
PHP
Data Storage
Database, Files
Database
Database
Database
Database, Files, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
$0
0
Free
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
small organization to enterprise
Small-mid sized teams, website wikis
general, education
Small teams or private users
All
System Requirements LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
Operating System
Windows
Windows Server, Ubuntu
Windows
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X
Linux, UNIX, OSX, Windows
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Webserver
IIS7 or IIS8
IIS, Apache
IIS 5+
Thin (included), or Apache/NGinx (via Passenger)
Apache, CGI, Xavante
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
IronPython
mono and mod_mono on Ubuntu
.NET framework v2.0 or higher
Ruby 2.0-2.6
gcc or Lua
none
Datastorage LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
Text Files
Yes
Patch
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
SQLite
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Other
MS SQL, MS SQL Express
SQL Server, MongoDB
SQLExpress or SQL 2000 or SQL 2005
Any Rails-compatible back-end datastore can be used.
Git
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
MS Membership and Roles
Database, Active Directory, custom if needed
.NET Membership platform
Yes
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Host Blocking
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
nofollow
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Optional
CAPTCHA
Yes
Optional
No
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Optional
Development/Support LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Special Features LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
No
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Interface Languages
1
English
3
Czech, English, Polish
1
English
1
English
3
English, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian
38
Arabic, Bulgarian, Breton, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Persian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Macedonian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
No
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
Comments
Discussion Pages
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
None
None
Page Locking
None
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Links LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
CamelCase
Yes
No
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
InterWiki
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Syntax Features LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
HTML Tags
None
Some
Some
All
Some
Plugin
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple
none
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Optional
Markdown Support
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Textile Support
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Quoting
No
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Scripting
IronPython
none
None
Lua, JavaScript
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Usability LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
Section Editing
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Page Templates
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Access Keys
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Auto Signature
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Statistics LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
No
No
Yes
No
Optional
Orphaned Pages
No
No
No
Yes
No
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Optional
No
No
No
Recent Visitors
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Analysis
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Output LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
No
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Optional
Themes & Skins
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Abbreviations
No
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Raw Export
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
XML export
No
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
PDF Export
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Media and Files LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
Embedded Flash
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
No
No
No
Filenames only
Extras LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
Calendar
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Image Galleries
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
Yes
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Ticket System
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples LynxWiki Roadkill ProntoWiki Instiki Sputnik PmWiki
Internal Link
CamelCase
"display text":DisplayText
[[Pagename|linkname]]
[pagename]
[[Some Page]]
[[Some Page|anchor text]]
[[Some Page#anchor]]
[[Some Page#anchor|anchor text]]
[[Sputnik]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
http://www.wikimatrix.org
"Wiki Matrix":http://www.wikimatrix.org
"this is a link (optional tooltip)":http://www.microsoft.com
[[URL|linkname]]
{title|url}
[another site](http://example.com)
[Sputnik](http://spu.tnik.org)
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
!!Header 2
!!!Header 3
!!!!!!Header 6
== Large heading
!, !!, !!!
#Level 1#
##Level 2##
###Level 3###
####Level 4####
#####Level 5#####
######Level 6######
# Sputnik
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
*bold*
'''bold'''
** bold **
**bold**
**bold**
**Sputnik** or __Sputnik__
'''bold'''
Italics Format
_italics_
//italics//
''italics''
_italic_, *italic*
*Sputnik* or _Sputnik_
''italic''
Underline Format
+underlined+
_underline_
__under__
underlined
{: style='text-decoration:underlined'}
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
[indent single space]
@mono space on single line@
@@ start on multiline with end @@
{{

monospace

}}
`monospace`
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough-
<<strike>> (using custom tags)
<del>strikethrough</del>
strikethrough
{: style='text-decoration:line-through'}
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
superscript^234^
<<super>> (using custom tags)
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
water: H~2~O
<<sub>> (using custom tags)
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
Images
[image:/LynxWiki/Attachments/upload/images/IMG_2002.jpg]
http://www.example.org/someimage.jpg
{{Image.jpg.|title}}
{guid} - this is displayed and can be inserted automatically for each image/page
![alt text](http://ex.com/image.jpg),
[[image.jpg|alt text:pic]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Aligning Text
N/A
available through custom tags
p{: style='text-align:left'}
p{: style='text-align:right'}
p{: style='text-align:center'}
p{: style='text-align:justify'}
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
Text Indentation
N/A
multiple spaces -> &nbsp;
p
{: style='margin-left:3em'}

> blockquote
> Sputnik
-> indented text
Bulleted Lists
* first bullet (8 spaces)
* first sub item bullet
* second item
* Bullet List
** Sub item
+
++
+++
++++
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Sputnik
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. first numbered item
1. second item
# Numbered list
## Sub item
#
##
###
####
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
2. Item 2
1. Sputnik
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
N/A
term
: definition
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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