TWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. MoinMoin vs. Zwiki

General Features TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
Version
TWiki-6.0.0
1.20.1
1.9.10
0.61
Last Release Date
2013-10-13 (5 years ago)
2012-11-29 (5 years ago)
2018-09-08 (2 months ago)
2008-10-27 (10 years ago)
Last Update here
2013-10-22 (5 years ago)
2012-11-30 (5 years ago)
2018-09-09 (2 months ago)
2008-10-30 (10 years ago)
Author
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Simon Michael & the Zwiki dev team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPLv2
Programming Language
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Python
Python
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Database
Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
N/A
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
End Users/Desktop, Education
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
anyone able to install or get access to a zope server
System Requirements TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
Operating System
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Almost any webserver, typically Apache 1.3/2.0
Any with PHP support
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Zope
Other Requirements
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
None
Datastorage TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
MySQL
No
Yes
No
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Oracle
No
Yes
No
Plugin
SQLite
No
Yes
No
Unknown
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Unknown
RCS
Yes
No
No
Unknown
Other
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
No
No
ZODB (zope object database)
Security/Anti-Spam TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Yes
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
any supported by Zope authentication plugins
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
Mail Encryption
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Plugin
Optional
No
Unknown
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
No
Delayed Indexing
Plugin
No
No
Patch
Development/Support TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#zwiki on freenode
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Interface Languages
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
0
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
Links TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
CamelCase
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Plugin
No
Yes
Unknown
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Features TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
HTML Tags
All
Some
Some
Optional
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Yes
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
Patch
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
No
No
Optional
Scripting
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Optional
plugins, see comment ---------------->
DTML
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Usability TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
Section Editing
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Patch
Toolbar
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Output TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
No
Yes
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
No
Abbreviations
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
No
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
Plugin
No
Yes
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
Yes
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Media Search
Contents
Keywords
Contents
Filenames only
Extras TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
No
Unknown
Blogs
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
Ticket System
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples TWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin Zwiki
Internal Link
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
WikiName
[freeform name]
[[double-bracketed]]
External Link
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
Bare urls plus markup-specific 
link syntax. This and all 
following syntax examples depend 
on which markup mode is used for 
a page, including:

restructured text, structured 
text, wikiwikiweb, moinmoin, 
html, plaintext..
Headlines
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
Bold Format
*bold*
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
Italics Format
_italic_
''italic''
''italic''
''emphasised''
Underline Format
<u>underline</u>
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
<tt>monospace</tt>
`monospaced`
Strikethrough Format
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--(strikethrough)--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
Images
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
Aligning Text
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
<center>Centered</center>
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
Text Indentation
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
: indented line
indented text
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
$ Term: Definition
; term : definition
term:: definition
Horizontal Rule
---
----
----
-----
------
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