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Comanche Swiki


This goody represents of a port of the Comanche Swiki to Smalltalk/X.
The port consisted of adding a squeak compatibility layer (a few mimicry-classes) to allow for the original swiki-contents (i.e. the formatting code etc.) to remain unchanged.

The Swiki should be enabled and configured via the new Settings Dialog (-> Launcher).


A Swiki is a collaborative website; anyone can edit and create pages. While that may seem dangerous, it's also amazingly powerful. It turns out that we all know quite a bit about writing and talking together. We tend not to mess up one another's space, we tend not to talk trash, and we tend to try to contribute.

History and Origin

Swikis are implemented in Smalltalk.
They were inspired by Ward Cunningham's WikiWikiWeb.
The name "Wiki" comes from a corresponding hawaian word, which means "quick".
The Wiki was ported to Squeak (Squeak + Wiki = Swiki) by Mark Guzdial's Collaborative Software Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
(Notice that the Comanche Swiki is not based on or related to the PWS-Swiki, which is another, earlier implementation of a Wiki for Smalltalk).

General information on Wikis/Swikis is found on the Swiki-Swiki.


This addOn package is NOT to be considered part of the base ST/X system. It is provided physically with the ST/X delivery, but only for your convenience.

Legally, it is a freeware or public domain goody, as specified in the goodies copyright notice (see the goodies source).

No Warranty

This goody is provided AS-IS without any warranty whatsoever.


The port is based on ComSwiki 1.3, ("Harvest Moon") which runs under Comanche Beta 5.0.
The original code was provided by the Squeak Community (Mark Guzdial, Jochen.Rick, Bolot and many others)
Port to ST/X:
Christian Penk & Claus Gittinger (creating a Comanche-layer to allow for ComSwiki to execute unchanged under ST/X)


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