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Silki - Silki is a Catalyst-based wiki hosting platform


version 0.29


Silki is a wiki hosting application with several core goals.

Usability is a core value for Silki. Many wiki applications seem to be aimed at geeks, which is great, but wikis are useful in many fields, not just geekery. Ease of use means providing a simple, well thought-out UI, offering hand-holding wherever it's needed, and avoiding jargon. It also means that features take a back seat to usability. A bloated application is a hard-to-use application.

Silki is a wiki hosting platform. That means that it can host multiple wikis in a single installation. User identity is global to the installation, and users are members of zero or more wikis. Silki supports various degrees of openness in each wiki, from "guests can edit" to "members only".

Silki is built with Modern Perl, including Catalyst, Moose, and Fey::ORM. One of my goals for Silki is to explore modern best practices in creating web applications.

Alpha Warning

This software is still in the early stages of development, and should not be considered stable. It is being released to "get it out there" and to let people play with it.


Silki requires the following software:

  • Perl 5, Version 10 (5.10.0)

  • Postgres 8.4+

    Silki has been tested with Postgres 8.3 and 8.4. Silki uses the built-in Postgres full text search engine, which was integrated into the Postgres core in 8.3. It may be possible to use Silki with an earlier version of Postgres, using the full text search included as a contrib module.

    Silki also uses the citext contrib module, which ships with Postgres 8.4. If you are running Postgres 8.3 and you install citext yourself under your contrib dir, you should be able to run Silki (I think).


Please see Silki::Manual::Admin for details.


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-silki@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


If you'd like to thank me for the work I've done on this module, please consider making a "donation" to me via PayPal. I spend a lot of free time creating free software, and would appreciate any support you'd care to offer.

Please note that I am not suggesting that you must do this in order for me to continue working on this particular software. I will continue to do so, inasmuch as I have in the past, for as long as it interests me.

Similarly, a donation made in this way will probably not make me work on this software much more, unless I get so many donations that I can consider working on free software full time, which seems unlikely at best.

To donate, log into PayPal and send money to autarch@urth.org or use the button on this page: http://www.urth.org/~autarch/fs-donation.html


Dave Rolsky <autarch@urth.org>


This software is Copyright (c) 2011 by Dave Rolsky.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The GNU Affero General Public License, Version 3, November 2007