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TWiki System Requirements

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Server and client system requirements for TWiki 01-Dec-2001
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Server and client requirements for TWiki 01-Dec-2001
 
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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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Low client and server requirements are core features that keep TWiki widely deployable, particularly across a range of browser platforms and versions.
 

Server Requirements

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TWiki is written in Perl 5, uses a number of shell commands, and requires RCS (Revision Control System), a GNU Free Software package. TWiki is developed in a basic Linux/Apache environment. It also works with Microsoft Windows, and should have no problem on any other platform that meets the requirements:
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TWiki is written in Perl 5, uses a number of shell commands, and requires RCS (Revision Control System), a GNU Free Software package. TWiki is developed in a basic Linux/Apache environment. It also works with Microsoft Windows, and should have no problem on any other platform that meets the requirements.
 
Required Server Environment
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Resource Unix Windows
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Resource Unix Windows*
 
Perl 5.005_03 or higher
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Non standard Perl modules Net::SMTP (or sendmail) Net::SMTP, MIME::Base64, Digest::SHA1
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Non-standard Perl modules Net::SMTP (or sendmail) Net::SMTP, MIME::Base64, Digest::SHA1
 
RCS 5.7 or higher
Other external programs ls, fgrep, egrep
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Web server Apache; others (with support for CGI, authentication, extended path) *
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Web server Apache; others (with CGI support, authentication, extended path)
 
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Current documentation covers Linux only. A TWikiOnWindows installation guide is next.
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ALERT! * Current documentation covers Linux/Apache only. See TWiki:Codev/TWikiOnWindows for work-to-date on a Windows installation guide.
 
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Client Requirements

The TWiki standard installation has extremely low browser requirements:

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  • no cookies
  • no CSS
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You can easily add capabilities, through customizing the templates, for one, while tailoring the browser requirements to your situation.
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You can easily add functionality, by customizing TWikiTemplates, for one, while tailoring the browser requirements to your situation.
 

Known Issues

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  • The new TWikiPlugins feature currently does not have compatibility guidelines for developers. Plugins can require just about anything: browser-specific functions, stylesheets (CSS), DHTML, Java applets, cookies.
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  • The new TWikiPlugins feature currently does not have compatibility guidelines for developers. Plugins can require just about anything - browser-specific functions, stylesheets (CSS), Java applets, cookies, specific Perl modules,... - check the individual Plugin specs.
    • HELP Plugins included in the TWiki distribution do not add requirements.
 
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-- MikeMannix - 08 Jan 2002
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-- MikeMannix - 12 Jan 2002
 
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