readme.txt
author Colas Nahaboo <colas@nahaboo.net>
Sat, 26 Jan 2008 15:50:53 +0100
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RELEASE 4.2.0 freetown
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TWiki (TM) - A Web Based Collaboration Platform
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What is TWiki?
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TWiki is a flexible and powerful web-based collaboration 
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platform that allows you to run a dynamic intranet site, a 
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project development space, a document management system, a 
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knowledge base, an issue tracking system and many other 
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groupware application. TWiki looks and feels like a normal 
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intranet or Web site. Users can freely change or create 
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content from any Web browser, without requiring special 
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browser plugins. 
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Major companies like British Telecom, Sun Microsystems, 
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Motorola and SAP depend on the TWiki platform to increase 
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the productivity of their engineering teams. 
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Features include automatic link generation, full text 
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search, authorization based on groups, Web form handling, 
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email notification of changes, file attachments to Web 
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pages, revision control of pages and attachments, and 
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more. The server-side TWiki Plugins API provides developers 
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with a simple way to build new groupware applications. 
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The GPLed TWiki software and over 100 Plugins can be 
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downloaded from the TWiki.org web site, http://TWiki.org/.
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TWiki Distribution and License
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TWiki is open source software and is distributed under the 
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terms of the GNU General Public License. You can request 
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the latest version of TWiki from http://TWiki.org/ .
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The LICENSE file, located in the root of the TWiki 
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distribution package, shows your rights and duties on how to 
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use, redistribute and/or modify it. We would appreciate if 
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redistributions of TWiki and its clones retain the 
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license.txt file in its entire form, thus acknowledging the 
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origin of TWiki and the thousands of hours the core team and 
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contributors put into creating this product.
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TWiki Installation, Support
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It is important to follow the installation instructions in
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TWikiDocumentation.html located in the distribution, also at
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http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiDocumentation
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Important note: Once you installed TWiki on your own system, 
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make sure to add yourself to the list of TWikiInstallations 
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at http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/TWikiInstallations . 
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This helps in getting more exposure --> attracts more 
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developers --> results in a better product.
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TWiki is free software and does not include any support. There
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is a TWiki web for support questions, run by TWiki users for
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TWiki users. Visit http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/ if
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you have any installation questions or questions about TWiki
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deployment; please do not contact the developers directly.
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TWiki News, Development and Deployment
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You can always find out the latest news at the TWiki home 
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page at http://TWiki.org/ .
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The place to collaborate on further TWiki development is at
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http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/ . ReadmeFirst tells you 
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how to collaborate. Subscribe in WebNotify to stay up to 
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date on latest development issues.
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Good luck with your collaboration effort and with TWiki.
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Happy collaboration and twiki'ing.
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Best regards,
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The TWiki Developers