[Original text] -> How could I be so rude as to not have a link ... has good features but are they good enough, given the size and overhead ?

My impressions of Moin were formed maybe 4 or 5 years ago - there were various feature issues ( such as flat-file database ) and some outright problems, primarily with performance and resource consumption. It was definitely slow.

I'm not sure what version I was using then, but I am running Moin 1.9.7 standalone now and it seems to have roughly the same resource consumption as the Trac wiki ... starts at about 20MB, grows to maybe 30-40 MB with a moderate load. No large CPU spikes or significant latency.

The next version 2.0 will work with SQLite - I need to try it, might even download the beta.

It's obviously time for me to rethink MoinMoin.

Note: Werkzeug appeared in version 1.9.0 ( date 2009-12-05 ), so that's probably when the quantum leap in performance took place ...

MoinMoin is an advanced, easy to use and extensible WikiEngine with a large community of users. Said in a few words, it is about collaboration on easily editable web pages.

MoinMoin's storage mechanism is based on flat files and folders, rather than a database. This makes it easy to manipulate the content in a text editor on the server if necessary, including managing revisions if the wiki gets attacked by spammers.

Moin on Mediawiki -

It is very easy to use Wikipedia data with MoinMoin (not more difficult than with MediaWiki). has a hacky converter script. Their page on MediaWiki links to a parser module that allows MoinMoin to understand MediaWiki markup to some degree.

Apache Install -

This HTML page contains the basic install docs that can be found on It contains all necessary information to get your wiki up and running, even without being online.

Mercurial Repository

Stuff in repository

EmeraldTree 	EmeraldTree, a fork of ElementTree 	Bastian Blank <> 	Sun, 19 May 2013 21:04:24

moin/2.0 	moin 2.0 (development/unstable) 	Thomas Waldmann <> 	Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:14:04

moin/1.9 	moin 1.9 (production/stable) 	Thomas Waldmann <> 	Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:17:17

moin/extensions 	moin 1.x 3rd party extensions 	Thomas Waldmann <> 	Fri, 06 Feb 2015
moin/1.8 	moin 1.8 (historical) 	Thomas Waldmann <> 	Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:58:08
moin/1.7 	moin 1.7 (historical) 	Thomas Waldmann <> 	Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:13:11
moin/1.6 	moin 1.6 (historical) 	Thomas Waldmann <> 	Sun, 03 Aug 2008 12:51:10
moin/1.5 	moin 1.5 (historical) 	Thomas Waldmann <> 	Sun, 09 Mar 2008 17:10:44

Maybe not as active as it used to be ? User base almost certainly smaller than Trac.

Moin Editing

Moin Extensions

Moin Macros

Moin Parsers Jinja2 templates

Moin Themes

Moin Semantic Wiki


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