WIKINDX is a free bibliographic and quotations/notes management and article authoring system designed either for single use (on a variety of operating sytems) or multi-user collaborative use across the internet.
Current version is 3.8
Developed under the GNU GPL license, the project homepage can be found at sourceforge and the required files/updates are available for download there. A FreeBSD port by
Babak Farrokhi may be downloaded from http://www.freshports.org/www/wikindx.
The sourceforge site has all the appropriate contact details, forums for you to report bugs, request features etc.
Since v3.7, WIKINDX provides the possibility to interface and integrate with Content Management Systems which use 'replacement tags' or similar. There is known to be a Moodle filter and a phpWCMS filter and similar filters for other CMSs are easily written.
WIKINDX in India
A complimentary write-up on WIKINDX in The Hindu, "India's National Newspaper". 13/Dec/2004
WIKINDX written up in The Scout Report
"With the advent of intellectual and scholarly projects that span the continents, it can be advantageous to have an effective program that allows multiple users access to shared bibliographies. WIKINDX ... is one such program..." Read more... 26/Nov/2004
WIKINDX is listed in the Free Software Foundation/UNESCO Database Applications listing. 15/Dec/2004
The client accesses the database via a standard (graphical) web browser. The server end of WIKINDX requires and has been developed and tested on the following free (or free for non-commercial use) software (which runs at least on Linux, Apple OSX and Windows):
- PHP >= v4.3.x (WIKINDX will not work on earlier versions)
- MySQL >= v3.23.xx (WIKINDX may or may not work on earlier versions)
- Apache >= v1.3.x (but you can use any web server able to run PHP scripts)
Windows users wanting to run WIKINDX as a single user on their desktop may be interested in the very handy WAMP5 Server for Windows. Installing and configuring Apache/PHP/MySQL on Windows can be a bit of a chore - WAMP5 is an all-in-one install for those wishing to run WIKINDX from their Windows desktop. WIKINDX uses PHP's mysql_connect() rather than mysqli_connect() so make sure you grab the appropriate download if indicated on the download site.
Some users have reported problems with some versions of WAMP5. The following versions are known to be problematic (although the problem may be related to the Windows version being used):
- WAMP5 v1.4.1
- WAMP5 v1.6.2
- WAMP5 v1.6.3
The following versions are known to work on various Windows platforms:
- WAMP5 v1.3.2
- WAMP5 v1.4.5
- WAMP5 v1.6.0
The full list of WAMP5 downloads (older and newer versions) is available at the WAMP5 Sourceforge site. There are some simple instuctions on configuring WAMP5 to work with WIKINDX here.
WIKINDX is a member of