Thursday, November 30, 2006

FlexWiki 2.0 Alpha 1 Released

I just posted FlexWiki 2.0 alpha 1 on the SourceForge website. Frankly, I'm rather excited. Although it's only at alpha stage, I've been working on this project for well over a year. After extensive rearchitecture, I'm finally at the point where I can start working on the thing that sent me down this path in the first place: a reasonable security model for FlexWiki.

If you have a chance to try out the new bits, please do so. Keep in mind that they are alpha: things generally work, but you're bound to run into issues now and then. Things that specifically don't work right now are caching (although you could argue it never worked that great in the first place) and SQL Server support. Those will get implemented in the coming months.



  1. Looking forward to migrate to 2.0, especially from file-based to SQL server-based. Will we be able to migrate the topics and change history from 1.x to 2.0? From file to SQL?

  2. If you want to use SQL Server, I suggest using the 1.8 codebase, which supports it now. At some point I'll port the SQL support into the 2.0 codebase as well. We don't currently have a migration tool to help with this, but it's such a common request that I may have to find a few minutes to write one. That won't happen for a while, though.

  3. What are your thoughts on the Microsoft Ajax Toolkit wiki? Do you have plans to incorporate any of that technology? How about Ajax in general? Awesome to see you are going ahead with FlexWiki. I was worried about it based on sourceforge lack of activity.

  4. I have no thoughts on it - I'm focused on upgrading the engine right now. I'm only one guy, and this is very much a part-time effort, and it's already taken me over a year. :)

    So if you have some ideas, join the team! I'd be happy to help you design some new features if you want to write the code.