[Moin-user] Fwd: MoinMoin virtual appliance

Rick Vanderveer rick.vanderveer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 18:13:30 EDT 2009

Hey Dirk,
Moin basically has one single dependency; Python.  Python is a simple "click
next" install for Windows.  If you want to start entering content
immediately, I'll parrot what Marcel said and suggest starting with the
desktop edition.  That's all that's needed, Python and MoinMoin.  No Apache,
no MySQL.  It's pretty trivial to customize the port so that it's running on
the standard port 80 for your web users.  You'll likely find that for a
small workgroup, performance isn't that bad even.

Then, as it grows, you can explore building a proper server box that
leverages the capabilities of Apache later on (faster performance, and
Apache-features such as Domain Authentication (you mentioned you're mostly
Windows-based), etc).  It will be easy to copy over your content pages from
your standalone desktop edition into a server edition.

Just my 2-cents...


On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Dirk Fieremans <dirk.fieremans at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Marcel,
> thanks for the info! I installed the desktop-version at home on Ubuntu and
> that went fine. (literally 5 minutes job).
> At work, I wanted to install it properly, but we mainly have Windows
> knowledge. I would prefer though to run it on Linux. As I lack time to play
> with Apache, MySQL,... it would be great if I could just install a
> pre-configured VMWare image that contains a running environment with
> everything on it (Python,...). I have no preferences on what Linux brand is
> used, I only want to use the MoinMoin engine to start publishing content
> asap.
> Perhaps I shuld just buy some support hours and get the experts to do it
> for me [?]
> cheers,
> Dirk
> 2009/3/25 Mail at Heavy.ch <mail at heavy.ch>
> Dirk Fieremans schrieb:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I'm currently reviewing whether I could use MoinMoin as our corporate
>> > Wiki/Intranet.
>> > As we use virtualisation very strongly, I was interested to know whether
>> > the MoinMoin virtual appliance is still maintained.
>> like you said, 2007 is very outdated! don't use it!
>> >
>> > We run VMWare ESX 3.5.
>> >
>> > I noticed you have a package, but it seems very outdated (2007).
>> yes; I'm building now on a virtualbox a virtual maschine with
>> debian/ubuntu, xapian search, etcetera.. but due my spare time this will
>> take weeks :-(
>> >
>> > Is it available in a newer release? We have very little spare (human)
>> > capacity to spend much time on configuring the engine.
>> for your luck, you also can easily download the current moinmoin, unpack
>> this and start directly the wiki with the build-in server, like:
>> ./wikiserver.py (it will listen on localhost with port 8080. so that's
>> fine enough to try something (only drawback is, that xapian - the fast
>> search is not installed)
>> read here: http://moinmo.in/DesktopEdition
>> >
>> > regards,
>> > Dirk
>> >
>> bye
>> Marcel
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