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bitweaver and TikiWiki

Created by: laetzer, Last modification: 18 May 2008 (03:01 UTC) by laetzer
Bitweaver was a originally derived (forked) from an application called TikiWiki. However, after tens of thousands of code changes, the differences between bitweaver and TikiWiki are numerous to say the least.

Key differences

We have completely encapsulated all the TikiWiki features into their own self-contained feature, what we call a bitweaverPackage.
we are focused on high speed and high performance.
TikiWiki seems more focused on addon-like features. Bitweaver has chosen to deprecate many of the more obscure features of TikiWiki. However, because bitweaver has completely modularized the TikiWiki feature set into packages, it is possible to bring any of the TikiWiki features into bitweaver. If you are interested, get involved!


TikiWiki is a Content Management System (CMS) and portal application. Bitweaver started out as an experiment to modularise TikiWiki and allow admins to remove features they didn't need - not just disabling features but actual removal of the code. Bitweaver has broken TikiWiki's features into individual packages. This new modularity allows bitweaver to be an ideal Web Application Framework which is extremely customizable and ideal for integrating all kinds of other applications - proprietary or open-source.

Bitweaver supports many databases on Linux, Macintosh and Windows. Bitweaver has added modularity, scalability (speed!), data integrity, and stability to the original TikiWiki engine. This makes bitweaver much more suitable for enterprise or large scale, high traffic websites. Its ease of use makes it ideal for small sites as well. Bitweaver will still have all the great features that made TikiWiki famous, but has made the integration of applications much easier.


bitweaver ReleaseZero

Bitweaver ReleaseZero uses the identical schema as TikiWiki 1.8, and should be schema interoperable with a TikiWiki 1.8 install. ReleaseZero has all features of TikiWiki 1.8 working, and was an interim step between TikiWiki's all-in-one approach and bitweaver's modular framework. See bitweaverUpgrade and bitweaverFAQ

bitweaver 1

Bitweaver ReleaseOne introduced massive improvements in many aspects of the original schema, and ground breaking advancements in the CMS engine. This resulted in many schema changes, however we have created upgrade scripts that will eventually update the schema's of previous bitweaver and even TikiWiki releases. See bitweaverUpgrade and bitweaverFAQ

bitweaver 2

See bitweaverUpgrade and bitweaverFAQ

Neglected features

From ReleaseOne forward, not all TikiWiki features may get updated for future releases. Support for features is dependent on the interest of the community. Being an application framework, bitweaver considers each feature as a small application inside of it - what we call Packages. Not all code is good code, and we don't want poorly written or neglected code to slow down the advancement of the most important features.


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