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* Gitit now sports a 'Go' box. You can now either search through
 
* Gitit now sports a 'Go' box. You can now either search through
 
Search, or go to a specific page title via Go.
 
Search, or go to a specific page title via Go.

Revision as of 18:43, 24 January 2009

ANN filestore 0.1

We are pleased to announce the first release of a new library, filestore.

What is it?  filestore provides a uniform, abstract, generic interface for
storing versioned files.  It allows calling programs to use generic
commands to store strings or binary data and perform various queries,
such as 'what files are in this repository?' or 'what were the contents
of this file at revision XXXXXXX?' or 'give me a diff of this file between
revision XXXXXXX and revision YYYYYYY.'  Because the interface is abstract,
the calling program is insulated from the messy details of the backend
(which might be a VCS or a database).

What backends are supported? Darcs and Git are fully supported. There are
plans for a SQLite backend.

What is this good for? Currently it is used by two wikis, Gitit and
Orchid. We hope it will see use in other applications as well that
need to version data and would like the various advantages of DVCSs
(such as easy collaboration, advanced merging, etc.).

filestore was written by John MacFarlane, Gwern Branwen, and Sebastiaan Visser

ANN gitit 0.5

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Gitit, the
multitalented distributed wiki written in Haskell.

What's new in this release?
* 'Gitit' is now something of a misnomer, as Gitit now makes use of
the filestore library. The upshot is that Gitit can now work in Darcs
repositories; if before you thought Gitit was cool but didn't like
git, you now have no excuse!
* Gitit has been optimized:
** Pages are now gzipped whenever possible
** Page elements like the CSS, images, and JavaScript are now cached
by the browser (through expire headers)
** Those previously mentioned elements have been optimized for space,
and rearranged in the generated pages for faster rendering.
* A configuration option allows either markdown or reStructuredText to be used for pages.
* Gitit now sports a 'Go' box. You can now either search through
Search, or go to a specific page title via Go.
* Search is smarter, and can also return page titles.
* Revisions are better formatted: the author field now include the
user's email as well.
* Diffs are of much higher quality, thanks to filestore.
* UTF8-related fixes.

As ever, you can can check a running example out at
http://johnmacfarlane.net:5001/

Or try it locally:

  cabal update
  cabal install pandoc -fhighlighting
  cabal install gitit
  gitit  # note: this will create two subdirectories in the working directory
  # then browse to http://localhost:5001.

The git repository for Gitit at http://github.com/jgm/gitit/tree/master

ANN orchid 0.0.7, orchid-demo 0.0.5

We are pleased to announce the latest release of the Orchid wiki. This
release adds filestore integration, and thus Git support. What's new?
 * Attached wiki to FileStore package which means we now have a Git backend for free.
 * Orchid-demo now has a flag which allows user to choose Git or Darcs.
 * Searching document is now possible.
 * Deleting and renaming documents is now possible.
 * Better keyboard support in user interface.
 * Fixed the in-page HTML anchors.
 * Password are now saved in md5, not plain text.
 * Use extensible exceptions to be more compatible with older GHC.
 * Fixed bugs in directory listings.
 * Users now also have a email.

As ever, you can check out a working demo of Orchid at http://funct.org/wiki/

You can get a copy of the sources:
  svn co https://svn.cs.uu.nl:12443/repos/orchid

Or as always, visit Hackage or use cabal-install