The Stochastic Game

Ramblings of General Geekery

Wikked 0.8.1

I recently published version 0.8 of Wikked, my plain-text-files/SCM-backed wiki engine, followed immediately by a quick little patch release. Grab it as usual with a pip install wikked -U!

The witch

Although there are a few interesting new things in this release, the more important announcement here is the launch of the official website running itself on Wikked! Head over there now and tell me if anything looks broken!

Keep reading if you want more information about all this.

New and Improved

There is now a simple way to upload files to your wiki – both as global files (uploaded to the _files directory) or as page-local files (uploaded next to the current page’s file). It looks like this and yes there is room for improvement :)

Upload dialog

The permission system has been re-written to use a more standard ACL-type model. You can check out the help section on permissions for more information…

…which leads me to the new help pages. You can see them on the official website, but they come bundled with any Wikked wiki, since they’re part of the source code. As such, they’re read-only (although you can edit them and submit a pull request if you spot a mistake!). You can access them from the “Help” link at the bottom of any wiki page.

Another thing you might have noticed with that link to the help section on permissions is that Wikked now generates links for each heading on a page.

Last but not least, I re-did the UX of the navigation menu so that it finally works correctly on both desktop and mobile browsers.

The Official Wiki

The other big new thing is the official Wikked wiki, which runs on Wikked (unlike the previous official project page which was just a static page generated with my other big web project, PieCrust).

Right now it looks a bit like this:

Wikked wiki home

There’s not much to say about this besides “it’s about time”. There’s not even much on that wiki yet – most of the content comes from the aforementioned new help pages.

I wonder how long it will take until somebody finds a security hole in Wikked and adds a dick pic to the home page. Oh well, I’ll worry about that if Wikked actually gets popular… and even then, if you really want to post dick pics, you can already do that on the Wikked sandbox wiki or, well, anywhere on the internet, really.

And that’s it! If you haven’t checked out Wikked yet, give it a go:

  1. pip install wikked
  2. wk init mywiki
  3. cd mywiki && wk runserver