MediaWiki vs. MoinMoin vs. TracWiki

General Features MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
Version
1.20.1
1.9.10
0.11.5
Last Release Date
2012-11-29 (5 years ago)
2018-09-08 (2 months ago)
2009-02-16 (9 years ago)
Last Update here
2012-11-30 (5 years ago)
2018-09-09 (2 months ago)
2009-09-04 (9 years ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Edgewall Software
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
Modified BSD license
Programming Language
PHP
Python
Python
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
Software development teams
System Requirements MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Linux distributions, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MS Windows
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Apache, Standalone (builtin)
Other Requirements
none
None
Python, setuptools, Genshi, SQLite or PostgreSQL or MySQL
Datastorage MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
Oracle
Yes
No
No
SQLite
Yes
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
Other
No
No
0
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
File, Database, LDAP (all webserver dependant)
Host Blocking
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Optional
No
nofollow
Optional
No
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
No
No
Development/Support MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
No
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 MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interface Languages
140
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
0
141
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Javanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Comments
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
No
Unknown
Links MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Some
Some
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
Yes
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
No
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
No
Scripting
Optional
plugins, see comment ---------------->
yes, using Python
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
No
No
Usability MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
Optional
Yes
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
No
Access Keys
Yes
Optional
No
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
Plugin
No
No
Analysis
Optional
Yes
No
Output MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
No
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
No
Abbreviations
No
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
No
XML export
Yes
Yes
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
No
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
No
Image Editing
No
Yes
No
SVG Editing
No
Yes
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
No
Media Search
Keywords
Contents
No
Extras MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
No
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
No
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
No
No
Blogs
No
No
No
Ticket System
No
No
Yes
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples MediaWiki MoinMoin TracWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
CamelCase
[wiki:ISO9000]
[wiki:TitleIndex Title Index]
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
[http://www.edgewall.com/ Edgewall Software]
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
=== Explicit id === #using-explicit-id-in-heading
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italic''
''italic''
''emphasised''
''italic''
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
__underline__
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
`monospaced`
{{{monospace}}}
`monospace`
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
--(strikethrough)--
~~strike-through~~
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
^superscript^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
,,subscript,,
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
[[Image(photo.jpg)]]                           # simplest
[[Image(photo.jpg, 120px)]]                    # with size
[[Image(photo.jpg, right)]]                    # aligned by keyword
[[Image(photo.jpg, nolink)]]                   # without link
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
Text Indentation
: indented line
indented text
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 1
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
1. Item 1
Definition Lists
; term : definition
term:: definition
term::
definition
Horizontal Rule
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