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Re: Zim alternatives?



That's a fancy setup you have there.

I see you're keen on markdown, but I thought that if the tool you use can
export to HTML or PDF , like Zim and PMwiki can do, then does it matter if
they don't support pure mark down?

With your notes getting into the realm of thousands of pages,what drew you
to Hugo rather than wiki's such as DokuWiki or say MoinMoin, which can
scale well and are purpose built with multi-user and security in mind?  Or
is this again related to mark down?


On 28 June 2018 at 19:46, Casper <casper.labuschagne@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> Yes, there is life after Zim. Since 100% of the work I write is in the
> markdown format, It eventually became to cumbersome to continue using
> Zim and since I used Vim for everything else I write or edit, I wanted
> to do all editing in a CLI environment in Vim.  Make no mistake, Zim
> is absolutely great, but I had my own itch to scratch. Also, I got to
> a point where I had many thousands of Zim pages and I experienced an
> irritating slowdown.  I moved all my Zim wikis to PmWiki so that they
> go off my local machine to a server on the internal network, but
> though PmWiki is the ultimate in web based personal wikis it does not
> support Markdown either.  I now have a ~/Notes directory where I have
> many thousands of markdown files created with Vim in Linux.  I use the
> Vim utl plugin to create links referencing to other files and since it
> is all command line driven I use the powerful ack program to perform a
> full text search on thousands of files within seconds.  However this
> is not a Wiki yet, and I have a requirement to organise documentation
> in a wiki-like format. In order to do that I now use a static website
> creation tool called Hugo, that executes on Linux, Mac and Windows.
> The content is still my slightly modified markdown pages now arranged
> in a website or blog format that creates HTML files and that can be
> exported to a standalone website.  I have a couple of instances where
> a Rasbperry Pi is running Apache on a client network and serves a
> sophisticated documentation system that has access control through
> Apache HTTP security and has many thousands of pages with a high level
> of usage of the system.  I may either SSH into the Raspberry Pi and
> edit the files directly and let Hugo create the HTML, or I will edit
> the files locally and use rsync to synchronise the HTML to the
> Raspberry Pi.
> I don't know what to call such a mix-and-match knowledge base but it
> works for me and is capable and immensely powerful.
> On Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at 09:31, Gordon Zano <gordon.zano@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > How is that for a catchy title!?
> >
> > I've been using Zim almost every day (Mo-Fr) for about 5yrs.
> > I recently wondered if there was anything comparable out there and had a
> look, but couldn't find anything that I preferred.
> >
> > A couple of candidates that are close are CherryTree and Tiddlywiki.
> > I gave TiddlyWiki about 30min of my time, but found it very
> non-intuitive and gave up.  I felt it was something for web developers!
> >
> > Confluence looks OK if you don't mind the big java footprint, but it's
> designed for workgroups.
> >
> > What have you used before moving to Zim Wiki?
> > Ever tested other products since?
> >
> > --
> > Gordon
> >
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