MoinMoin is easy to run in what we call "desktop mode", which makes it great for evaluating, demonstrating, or simply using as a personal wiki. All with very little setup or configuration.
Download & Installation
Getting and installing MoinMoin is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!
Moin uses Python (2.4, 2.5, 2.6 will work, 3.x won't work yet), which is already installed on most linux distributions and all recent versions of Mac OS. Windows will require a quick and painless install of Python.
Extract into a directory of your choice
- If you are updating, you just overwrite the existing files.
Run wikiserver.py from the directory you extracted to:
Type python wikiserver.py in console.
Right-click (control-click) on the wikiserver.py file. From the contextual-menu, select "open with..." > "Other..."; select "All Applications", check "Always Open With", and then navigate to Terminal.app (located in /Applications/Utilites/). The "Always open with" sets Terminal.app as the default application, so in the future you can simply double-click the wikiserver.py file.
Download & install Python
http://www.python.org/download/ (we recommend Python 2.5 or 2.6)
- the installer will automatically associate .py files with Python.
Simply double-click wikiserver.py in the Moin folder.
Now, just point your browser to http://localhost:8080/
And it's as easy as that!
Limitations of DesktopEdition
DesktopEdition is a full working version of MoinMoin. However, for larger organizations and public wikis, DesktopEdition will not offer the performance or flexibility of a standard MoinMoin installation. A standard install will allow you to take advantage of your web server features, such as various authentication options, as well as other features of Moin. Refer to InstallDocs for help.
/DesktopEditionQuestions - questions & comments on running Moin in desktop-mode.
/UserContributions - Expand your MoinMoin DesktopEdition
/HowToConfigure - Additional configuration options (how to change ports, allow outside connections, etc).
/HowToBuild - A description of the MMDE build process.
PersonalMoinMoin - in planning stage
Previous Releases of DesktopEdition.