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Or, "Why do you use JSPWiki?"
See also the feature summary on the front page at https://jspwiki-wiki.apache.org/Wiki.jsp?page=Main.
Comments below are excerpts from mailing list discussions.
As for companies using JSPWiki, I've seen mostly small/medium companies, but if I recall correctly, NetBeans did/does use JSPWiki, f.ex. "
The SME market could be one of those targeted with future (re)development."
In response to the statement "I am very curious as to why people would even want to install a wiki on their own machines (Windows or otherwise)":
I've used JSPWiki this way for a few years (and was using MoinMoin in a similar way before). Network connectivity was a major factor in choosing to use a local instance: data connections in high-speed trains were quite flaky, and clients often had restrictions on which web sites could be accessed. Not storing client data on a remote server was also seen as a bonus; the data is encrypted on my laptop. Network latency is also a bit irritating when you've gotten used to a local server.
The full-text search engine was not much of a criteria when I selected JSPWiki, but it turned out to be much more useful than I envisioned, especially on a local instance (no latency, very fast results).
By the way, I selected JSPWiki based on its syntax. I wanted to use a wiki that had a syntax close to what CollabNet TeamForge has, and it turns out JSPWiki is the only one that matches (to the point that I wonder if CollabNet forked JSPWiki a while ago).
See also this mailing thread that was kicked off in February 2016. Some excerpts:
- "All Java, from web server to the application itself
- No need for a separate database
- File storage facilitates easy backup
- Sufficient features for a simple website
- Primarily text based so low bandwidth requirement
- Small footprint"
- "I have used JSPWiki for 8 years as a developer's journal. Each day, I record everything I've done, stuff I've learned, tips tricks, etc.
- For the past three years, I've used it to store all my PhD research notes. The full text search with Lucene built-in is worth using it alone IMHO.
- In the last few months, I've installed JSPWiki to be used as the help system for my thesis project software. Rather than writing a ton of help files, I figured I'd just put up a few basic How To / Intro pages, and then provide a facility for users to write their own docs. JSPWiki is great for this.
If you're familiar with the Java J2EE stack, servlets, JSP, and Java web apps, then adding JSPWiki as a component is a natural thing".