We have been experimenting with different SW combinations for getting
a personal Wiki running on our family Zaurii (my C760, my husband's SL-5500). My need was also to find a Wiki that I could run both in my
Zaurus and also on a group server and the just sync the data with
Here are the various server/wiki combinations we tried:
- thttpd & AwkiAwki: small, fast.
Beware of thttpd with a broken POST.
- boa & AwkiAwki: needs tweaks to work
Boa runs CGIs from the boa config directory etc.
- thttpd and QuickiWiki: works, fast
Needs perl. My husband liked this.
- Apache+PHP and PhpWiki: works OK
From the performance point of view,
PhpWiki 1.2.2 is much faster than 1.3.7.
The latter version has much more functionality,
though. BTW, 1.2.2 requires
"php_flag register_globals on" in httpd.conf.
- Apache+PHP and MoinMoin: works, slow.
MoinMoin uses Python and loads of
python modules, so you have to install
half a dozen or so python packages to
get all the necessary stuff.
- boa and MoinMoin: Works, still slow.
Front page takes about 7 seconds.
The problem is the python execution,
not the web server speed/size.
- perl + Zwiki: works, fast.
Zaurus Wiki, not Zwiki as in Zope
Wiki. Only text content, no pictures.
Other options that we did not try:
If you want just a small fast personal wiki easily and don't care
about pictures or major functionality, do the Zwiki.
If you want real functionality or to run the same SW in Zaurus
and in a real server somewhere, I'd suggest PhpWiki. On my
760 the first phpWiki Home Page execution takes about 3.5
seconds measured from the phpWiki debug mode display. It gets
down to 2.5secs afterwards. I'm running phpWiki 1.3.7.
QuickiWiki is a good compromise between those two approaches.
In a 5500 home page load times are about 4 seconds when
outswapped, and it gets to 1-2 seconds afterwards.
Any other experiences?