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General FeaturesLynxWiki Details
Last Release Date 2013-08-2
Author J.W. Davidson
Free and Open Source Yes
License Apache License 2.0
Programming Language C#
Data Storage Files, DB
License Cost/ Fee $0
Development status Mature
Intended Audience small organization to enterprise
System RequirementsLynxWiki Details
Operating System Windows
Root Access Yes
Webserver IIS7 or IIS8
Other Requirements IronPython
DatastorageLynxWiki Details
Text Files Yes
PostgreSQL No
Oracle No
SQLite Yes
BerkeleyDB No
Other MS SQL, MS SQL Express
Security/Anti-SpamLynxWiki Details
Page Permissions Yes
Authentication Backends MS Membership and Roles
Host Blocking Yes
Mail Encryption No
nofollow No
Blacklist Yes
Delayed Indexing No
Development/SupportLynxWiki Details
Commercial Support No
Preconfigured Hosting No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List None Yet
Support Forum
IRC Channel N/A
Common FeaturesLynxWiki Details
Preview Yes
Minor Changes Yes
Change Summary Yes
Page History Yes
Page Revisions Unlimited
Revision Diffs Between all
Page Index Yes
Plugin System No
Special FeaturesLynxWiki Details
Unicode Support Yes
Right-to-Left Support No
Interface Languages Not localized
Email notification No
Comments Discussion Pages
Categories Yes
Namespaces Yes
Page Redirection Yes
Conflict Handling None
Search Full Text
Wiki Farming No
Structured Data Yes
LinksLynxWiki Details
CamelCase Yes
Freelinks Yes
Backlinks Yes
InterWiki No
SisterWiki No
Image Links Yes
Windows Shares Yes
Page Redirects Yes
Syntax FeaturesLynxWiki Details
HTML Tags None
Math formulas Yes
Tables simple + complex
CREOLE support No
Markdown Support No
Textile Support Yes
BBCode Support No
Emoticon Images Yes
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Footnotes Yes
Quoting No
Internal Comments Yes
Custom styles No
FAQ Tags Yes
Scripting IronPython
Content Includes Yes
Feed Aggregation Yes
UsabilityLynxWiki Details
Section Editing No
Page Templates No
Double-Click Edit No
Toolbar No
WYSIWYG Editing No
Access Keys No
Auto Signature No
StatisticsLynxWiki Details
Recent Changes Yes
Wanted Pages No
Orphaned Pages No
Most/Least Popular No
Recent Visitors No
Analysis No
OutputLynxWiki Details
CSS Stylesheets Yes
Printer Friendly Print CSS
Mobile Friendly Yes
Themes & Skins No
RSS Feeds Yes
ATOM Feeds Yes
Abbreviations No
Auto-TOC Yes
Raw Export No
HTML Export Yes
XML export No
PDF Export No
Media and FilesLynxWiki Details
File Attachments Yes
Media Revisions Yes
Embedded Flash No
Embedded Video Yes
Image Editing No
SVG Editing No
MindMap Editing No
Media Search Contents
ExtrasLynxWiki Details
Calendar No
Image Galleries No
Forums Yes
Blogs Yes
Ticket System No
Syntax ExamplesLynxWiki Details
Internal Link
"display text":DisplayText
External Link
"Wiki Matrix":
"this is a link (optional tooltip)":
!!Header 2
!!!Header 3
!!!!!!Header 6
Bold Format
Italics Format
Underline Format
Monospace Format
[indent single space]
@mono space on single line@
@@ start on multiline with end @@
Strikethrough Format
Superscript Format
Subscript Format
water: H~2~O
Aligning Text
Text Indentation
Bulleted Lists
        * first bullet (8 spaces)
                 * first sub item bullet
        * second item
Numbered Lists
        1. first numbered item
        1. second item
Definition Lists
Horizontal Rule

» LynxWiki DocumentationLynxWiki Details

This is an MVC4 based Wiki with dynamic content created using the IronPython scripting language with domain specific language extensions to allow manipulation of wiki content. Full text search is enable via Lucene.Net. LynxWiki is also a full collaborative document management system, with document libraries, versioning and check-in and check-out capabilities.

The scripting system also includes user created forms and processing of those forms via user scripts


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LynxWiki HomePage

The default layout for LynxWiki. Layout is controlled by MVC4 layout page and css

LynxWiki Edit Save

The save controls have tagging, captcha (optional, minor edits and user and role permissions

LynxWiki Search

Lucene.Net drives a full text engine which can search by all fields or by targeting a specific field, e.g. Tags

LynxWiki Upload

LynxWiki supports user uploads and attachment to topics. Images can also be uploaded