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Original author(s) Peter Thoeny
Developer(s) TWiki development team
Initial release July 23, 1998 (1998-07-23)[1]
Stable release

6.1.0  (July 16, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-07-16))

Preview release none [±]
Written in Perl
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multi-lingual
Type Wiki software
License(s) GNU General Public License v2.0

TWiki is free open-source enterprise collaboration and application platform.

Product history

The TWiki project was founded by Peter Thoeny in 1998 as an open-source wiki-based application platform. Releases of TWiki were versioned using date of release up until February 1, 2006, when versioning changed to a version number, beginning with 4.0.[1] In October 2008, Thoeny's company assumed full control over the TWiki project[2] while much of the developer community[3][4] forked off to join the Foswiki project.[5]


Features of TWiki include[6]:

  • auto-linking
  • built-in query tools
  • e-mail support and integration
  • document management
  • version control
  • user-based access
  • customizable interface
  • statistics generation
  • extensibility

Hardware/software requirements

Server installation requirements for Foswiki include:

  • Perl 5.8.0 or higher
  • RCS 5.7 or higher with GNU diff 2.7 or higher (optional)
  • fgrep, egrep, df, patch, zip, and cron or a cron equivalent
  • a supported web server

For more details, see the installation guide.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

  • Numerous videos demoing TWiki can be found on the TWiki site.
  • Screenshots of TWiki can be found on [ their site].

Entities using TWiki

Examples of entities using TWiki include[7]:

AS Informatik AG; British Telecommunications; CERN; Cingular Wireless; Disney; Helsinki Institute Of Physics Technology Programme; Honeybee Robotics; Michelin China; Morgan Stanley; Motorola; Novell; SAP; SecureWorks; Texas Instruments; Yahoo!

Further reading

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Appendix A: TWiki Development Time-line". Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  2. Asay, Matt (29 October 2008). "TWiki's hunt for cash fractures its community". CNET. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  3. Norris, Will (4 November 2008). "TWiki Watch: TWiki Contributors". Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  4. Ulrich, Andre (17 November 2009). "Development of Foswiki and TWiki - Get the Facts". WikiRing. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  5. Morin, Rich (12 December 2008). "TWiki and Foswiki: the road ahead". Rich Morin. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  6. "Main Features of TWiki". AG Softwaretechnik. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  7. "TWiki Success Stories". Retrieved 10 November 2012.