[pmwiki-users] Wiki tools
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Sat Aug 12 18:37:33 CDT 2006
Henrik Bechmann wrote:
> Just for general interest:
> Wikiwyg - Socialtext's wysiwig editor, said to be embraced by mediawiki:
I'm not blown away. But they do communicate the idea of Groups more
effectively than PmWiki has. I understand that PmWiki groups grew out
of the same need described by Socialtext as creating a *new wiki* but
with PmWiki I was too quick to think of Groups as a 1 level hierarchy
(and, hence, the natural urges for more levels).
> Dan Briklin's WikiCalc, going to be used by SocialText as the basis for
I am *totally blown away* Lighting just struck twice: Dan Briklin (as
in VisiCalc) has just done for wikis what he did for personal computing
(created a killer app).
Unfortunately, his demo is huge and never loaded on Safari even with
cut to the chase).
But watch that demo and start dreaming.
For me, looking at WikiCalc makes me daydream about a WikiBase; a front
end for MySQL that uses PmWiki to provide an alternative to the world of
commercial apps like MicroSoft's Access and the next wave of Web 2.0
commercial online apps.
Let Briklin perfect WikiCalc and pave the way with lessons we can learn
If we could provide a great front end and easy install for MySQL, or any
other good db, or even just to SQL functions, we could do everything
WikiCalc could do plus everything else that you can do with an SQL and
db that would be harder, or less possible, with a spreasheet app.
Anyone excited by that idea?
Anyone else inspired by WikiCalc?
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