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TWiki Operating Environment

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TWiki Operating Environment

  Server and client system requirements, file system structure
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Overview

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Overview

  Maintaining minimum client and server requirements is necessary to keep TWiki deployment as broad as possible.
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Server-Side Requirements

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Server-Side Requirements

  TWiki is written in Perl 5 and uses a number of shell commands. It requires GNU RCS (Revision Control System) to be installed on the same system. TWiki is developed in a standard Linux/Apache environment. It can also work with Microsoft Windows and other platforms.
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  Current documentation covers Linux only. Compiling a basic TWikiOnWindows installation guide is an ongoing effort.
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Client-Side Requirements

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  The TWiki standard installation has extremely low browser requirements:
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  TWiki generates XHTML 1.0 code as long as it is compatible with HTML 3.2.
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Known Issues

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  • The new TWikiPlugins feature currently does not have any compatibility guidelines for developers. Plugins can require just about anything: browser-specific functions, stylesheets (CSS), Java, cookies, etc.
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TWiki File System

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TWiki File System

  You can rename the root TWiki directory - twiki - to whatever you like by changing it in the twiki.cfg configuration file. However, to keep the current installation and future upgrades simple, you should leave the subdirectory structure intact:
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twiki/data list Topic text (page content) and RCS histories;
twiki/templates list HTML templates, used by TWiki scripts
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  A rundown of the individual files in the current %VERSION% distribution, organized by TWiki root directories. All listings are complete unless otherwise noted.

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  Introductory and installation files.
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TWikiHistory.html TWiki development timeline

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Files in twiki/bin

  All Perl CGI scripts.
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viewfile Script to view an file attachment

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Files under twiki/lib

  The new lib/TWiki/Plugins directories contain core configuration, libraries and function modules, and Plugins.
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TWiki/Plugins/InterwikiPlugin.pm Refer to external Wikis and other Web sites

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  attachments like images...
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TWiki/WabiSabi/wabisabi.gif xxxx

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  The data directory stores TWiki page data as individual text files. Each active web has its own subdirectory. The TWiki distribution package includes four start-up webs, with a number of pages of documentation and demo content. This is a representative partial file listing...
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TWiki/DontNotify.txt,v xxxx
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