Server and client system requirements; file system structure
Maintaining minimum client and server requirements is necessary to keep TWiki deployment as broad as possible.
TWiki is written in Perl 5 and uses a number of shell commands. It requires GNU RCS (Revision Control System) to be installed on the same system. TWiki is developed in a standard Linux/Apache environment. It can also work with Microsoft Windows and other platforms.
| Required Server Environment
|| 5.005_03 or higher
| Non standard Perl modules
|| 5.7 or higher
| Other external programs
ls, fgrep, egrep
| Web server
|| Apache; others (with support for CGI, authentication, extended path) *
Current documentation covers Linux only. Compiling a basic TWikiOnWindows
installation guide is an ongoing effort.
The TWiki standard installation has extremely low browser requirements:
- HTML 3.2 compliant
- no cookies
- no CSS
TWiki generates XHTML 1.0 code as long as it is compatible with HTML 3.2.
- The new TWikiPlugins feature currently does not have any compatibility guidelines for developers. Plugins can require just about anything: browser-specific functions, stylesheets (CSS), Java, cookies, etc.
- 29 Aug 2001