Do you know wiki engines in Ruby which can be installed in a hosting
service without shell access (only ftp) and without ability to run
webrick (only CGI or SCGI) and without SQL databases?
The hosting service has ruby installed, of course.
Well, you will need some database. If they won’t let you run or access
one as a daemon, you will need something that is file based. The two
that come to mind are BerkeleyDB and SQLite. You must seek a wiki engine
that can be configured to use one of those as a database backend. Have
you thought about changing web hosts? Hosting is cheap, and if you shop
around, you can get something with ssh, cron jobs, mysql (no webrick,
though) for about $10 per month. Possibly less.
Thanks for the info. I took a look. Documentations seems a bit
scarce, does it support user authentication?
I actually found something myself: Hiki Wiki http://www.hikiwiki.org/. Seems more mature and featured. The
issue is that most of the apparent users communicate in Japanese
(the mailing list in Japanese). Any Hiki users here?
Note that the Wiki will be for some no-profit (even no-revenue)
purpose, so I’m pushing the cost as low as possible.
Now, why not a PHP, Python, or Perl Wiki? Are you going to add
features to it?
Yes definitely I want to make chances to whatever I choose. I am
basically a newbie in Ruby. I am battle-harden in Perl, but I
always love elegance (my favorite static language is Pascal), so
when I saw Ruby I really want to master it. What else better
than actually use it in real life application?
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