I've rolled out chiq_chaq
as an internal knowledge base for an Internet Service Provider, a local sports team and a property management company as well as countless instances for individuals, who use it to track everything from phone numbers to bookmarks to grocery lists. Chiq's modular design lets me tweak the parts I need to for each site's individual needs. It is simple enough to throw at tiny private sites, but provides all the power I need for enterprise-class jobs too. Thanks guys! – jay_campbell
"unsolicited, unpaid endorsement"
Jonathan (Saturday, August 31, 2002, 08:13):
I haven't gotten my installation of Chiq_Chaq
working yet since I'm waiting for my Mac OS X upgrade CD. But this seems to be the easiest wiki implementation around. I like that it doesn't use StudlyCaps like other wikis. That makes sense to programmers but not to normal people. Underscores are much simpler. Overall, I can see this working well. I plan on modifying my installation to remove the Add comment box because it makes the wiki too much like a bulletin board. I'd like to have people refactoring more and the only way to do that is if they use the edit entire page function. But it looks like the script and the templates are easy to modify. It's going to be fun to set up!
yeah i love the fact that it doesn't require the use of Caps; apart from international languages, say for example i want to use it as a diary, then i can just make a page as 02_09_30 and it becomes a wiki page. now you can't really do that with Caps, i don't know any Cap numbers.
Also it is relatively easy to install and is a fun thing to configure; i installed it on a home machine where it replaced my OpenOffice completely and has become my personal information datawb, i have also installed it on a website, though as i only installed it today no one has posted anything yet. ( http://procrastinate.netfirms.com/
Edu (Saturday, February 08, 2003, 21:00):
Very good work!, not quite difficult to install, and with lot of functionality. (emoticons, see old versions, great look)
Good idea to change the WikiWords to chiq_chaq
, in my opinion.
Don Loveday (Thursday, February 20, 2003, 21:01):
I have just begun implementing chiq_chaq
on an IBM mainframe under OS390. I am very impressed with the ease of installation, as well as the very helpful documentation, online help and help sites. I had some initial problems with numerous errors when I first tried the "recent changes" but after I ran refresh-chiq-stats.pl
built the tables and all was well. I tried another wiki engine, but my folks are just not ready for an environment that unstructured. This one provides enough structure (like this "add comment" section) that it doesn't scare my users too much.
I also like very much
the editing help at the bottom of the page. Great for newbies.
I'll keep you posted with my progress. Great work!
Underscored words look so much nicer than the regular WikiWikiWordsAllCollidedTogether. Much easier to read. Thankyou.
vish (Wednesday, March 26, 2003, 00:03):
I've got one up and running and it looks good,
its at the Hebrew U
(I too like the underscores , as they are reminiscent of the html underline used to mark hyperlinks)
a partial list of installations
. It is in Hebrew, but to see the installations just follow the links in the list. Most of the installations are in English, some are in other languages.