Zwiki vs. MoinMoin vs. MediaWiki

General Features Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
Version
0.61
1.9.10
1.20.1
Last Release Date
2008-10-27 (10 years ago)
2018-09-08 (2 months ago)
2012-11-29 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-10-30 (10 years ago)
2018-09-09 (2 months ago)
2012-11-30 (5 years ago)
Author
Simon Michael & the Zwiki dev team
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPLv2
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Python
Python
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
anyone able to install or get access to a zope server
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
End Users/Desktop, Education
System Requirements Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
Operating System
any
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Zope
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Any with PHP support
Other Requirements
None
none
Datastorage Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
Text Files
Plugin
Yes
No
MySQL
Plugin
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
Plugin
No
Yes
Oracle
Plugin
No
Yes
SQLite
Unknown
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
Unknown
No
No
RCS
Unknown
No
No
Other
ZODB (zope object database)
No
No
Security/Anti-Spam Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
any supported by Zope authentication plugins
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
Yes
Host Blocking
Patch
Yes
Yes
Mail Encryption
Yes
Optional
Plugin
nofollow
Unknown
No
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Optional
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Patch
No
No
Development/Support Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
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
Common Features Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
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 Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Optional
Yes
Yes
Interface Languages
0
0
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
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Optional
Comments
Flat
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
No
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Structured Data
Unknown
No
Plugin
Links Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
No
Freelinks
Optional
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Unknown
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Patch
Yes
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Optional
No
No
Scripting
DTML
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Optional
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
No
Plugin
Usability Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
Section Editing
No
No
Yes
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Patch
Yes
Optional
Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Optional
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Optional
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Optional
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
No
Plugin
Analysis
No
Yes
Optional
Output Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
Yes
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
No
Yes
Abbreviations
Unknown
No
No
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
Yes
No
SVG Editing
No
Yes
No
MindMap Editing
No
No
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
Keywords
Extras Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
Calendar
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Unknown
No
Plugin
Blogs
Unknown
No
No
Ticket System
Unknown
No
No
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples Zwiki MoinMoin MediaWiki
Internal Link
WikiName
[freeform name]
[[double-bracketed]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
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..
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italic''
''emphasised''
''italic''
Underline Format
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
`monospaced`
<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
--(strikethrough)--
<s>strikethrough</s>
Superscript Format
^superscript^
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
indented text
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Definition Lists
term:: definition
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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