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Gone but not Forgotten

MegaTWiki was a development of PeterNixon that included some great ideas, as Peter said "on the road to TWiki OO". MegaTWiki was ahead of it's time, and a lot of it's features have been lost or implemented in the interim. Here's a list of the features that I think are worthy of reconsideration (with Peter's descriptions).

Feature Subfeature Description
Hierarchical Webs Webs inside Webs inside Webs (i know, too much structure, but corporate weenies love this stuff)... cool side-effect is that sub-web preferences are inherited from the parent web. Links to hierarchical webs look like this: Asic_Products.Fire.Chip_Integration.WebHome, or this: Asic_Products/Fire/Chip_Integration.WebHome.
Hierarchical Search Enable or disable hierarchical searches (subwebs). This is useful for bubbling information up to the top of a hierarchical web from subwebs.
New Web creates a new web inside an existing web
Rename Topic renames topic, but handles renaming of references in hierarchical webs
Skin Themes One skin, many themes. useful for consistent look&feel, but with unique web identification
RenameWeb moves a web and renames all references to topics in that web in all other webs. You can move a web named Foo.Bar.Baz to a web named Foo.Baz.Bar, as long as Foo.Baz already exists
Edit Preferences Preference editing of both TWikiPreferences and WebPreferences in a gui! some folks have been asking for this... allows pick lists, text areas, ordered lists, and text entries. Has tendency to make WebPreferences a little unreadable, but that can be fixed later.
  (CC) I'd like this to be a general mechanism for editing preferences embedded using Set. I can imagine an interface that displays form-style edit boxes, as an alternative to the textarea.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 07 Apr 2005

Crawford, are you saying that MegaTWiki is still maintained, or are you saying that the features in MegaTWiki are still relevant and we should work on getting them into TWiki?

-- ThomasWeigert - 07 Apr 2005

Needless to say, MetadataSucks: I have never understood why we store key value pairs (& especially permission info) in the TopicText.

-- MartinCleaver - 07 Apr 2005

Thomas, the features. MegaTWiki itself is (AFAIK) dead and gone.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 07 Apr 2005

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