[pmwiki-users] Stand alone wiki on an Android device ?
unfies at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 14:48:26 CDT 2015
First, a LONG preface. Six months ago I bought an android based
tablet. It's a nice Yoga 2 from Lenovo. Not bottle barrel atom
processor, 1080p screen, 20+ hours of battery life, 2 weeks of stand by
time (or something). The hardware seems to fit my base desires for a
tablet just fine (save maybe the fact that it doesn't have a stylus holder).
The thing is, I still can't find a practical use for the thing. I have
no desire to use it as a media consumption device (see also: youtube,
netflix, facebook, etc). I don't really "skype" or whatever a lot
either. I do have an electronics workbench with a nice DSO and stuff...
so I've naturally downloaded some electronics related apps (formulas,
resistor codes, etc). Also grabbed the thread pitch tool cause... I
dunno. Lastly, Xodo so that I can draw on (pdf) schematics while
assembling boards or whatever.
Buuuutttt... it's still of limited use.
Found something called "UrForms" which seems to be a slapped together
front end for working with sqlite databases. Now we're getting slightly
more useful. I've created some basic "forms" (aka tables?) for listing
some stuff I own, some stuff I want, etc. Sadly, the interface is a bit
Getting to the point.
Why the )!(Q*%)(* just not run PmWiki on the thing ? I really do love /
use pmwiki for a lot of things already. As a semi-personal database of
sorts it makes sense!
I want it self contained within the tablet without internet connectivity
required. I've looked at the Standalone and WikiOnAStick cookbook, and
neither really suit my needs.
Has anyone done a PmWiki install running from an Android device ?
Was there a particular web server / setup they liked working with ?
Any warnings / pit falls ?
I don't think I've got root on the tablet, btw.
Any thoughts on accessing from outside the device (such as
http://tablet:4242/wiki/ ... or somehow having a different webserver
access the files on the tablet somehow) ? Being able to access the wiki
from a computer would be handy (see also: bigger screen / better
keyboard, etc) ?
In the coming weeks, I'll prolly go about making this happen on my own -
and will either report back here or make a 'cookbook' out of it (even if
just documentation ?).
-Will / unfy
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