I currently have a wiki website for my research lab. This website is based on MoinMoin 1.9.x. Even though I find it very convenient (especially since it is open source) I am looking for a more efficient solution.
In particular, I would like a more efficient way to share documents and potentially allow for web meetings. But I would also like to keep the user friendly approach of a wiki website, specifically for page edition.
I would rather avoid commercial solutions or solutions that depend on a remote server (for confidentiality issue).
Would you have any suggestions?
Update: I realize it is difficult to generate comments or discussion on this topic. It is likely I am missing the proper keywords to accurately describe the kind of tool I am looking for. So, in order to try to make things clearer, here are the functionalities I use with my MoinMoin wiki as well as a list of options I would like to add:
- page edition:
- it is easy and allows each student to create his own research journal
- it embeds version control which is very practical
- it is easy to add documents and attachments
- as a downside:
- it is impossible to add more than one attachment at a time which makes file upload somehow time consuming (drag and drop would be great, Moodle websites typically feature this),
- parsers such as the LaTeX parser are consuming in terms of CPU resources and slow down page browsing and edition,
- there is no built-in modules for table editions or spreadsheets which would be most practical for planning research tasks.
- ACL permissions:
- really a nice feature of MoinMoin as it is easy to provide access to a list of members to a given page,
- hierarchical permissions are also great: students do not need to worry for permissions as long as they create subpages,
- as a downside:
- it is not possible to know, on a given subpage, who has access to it,
- it seems that allowing a user to manage ACL permissions is basically giving him access to the whole website: a user cannot manage ACL on his own page only.