Gollum (software)

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Gollum
Gollum logo: The One Ring
Original author(s)Tom Preston-Werner, Rick Olson, Dawa Ometto, Bart Kamphorst
Developer(s)GitHub and community
Initial releaseFebruary 16, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-02-16)[citation needed]
Stable release
v5.2.1[1] / 2021-02-25[±]
Repository
Written inRuby
Operating systemUnix-like, macOS, Windows
Size~25 MB
Typewiki software
LicenseMIT License
Websitegithub.com/gollum/gollum

Gollum is a wiki software using git as the back end storage mechanism, and written mostly in Ruby. It started life as the wiki system used by the GitHub web hosting system.[2][3] Although the open source Gollum project and the software currently used to run GitHub wikis have diverged from one another, Gollum strives to maintain compatibility with the latter.[4]

Formats supported[edit]

Gollum wikis are simply Git repositories that adhere to a specific format. Gollum pages may be written in a variety of formats including Markdown, AsciiDoc, ReStructuredText, Creole and MediaWiki markup.[5]

Features[edit]

  • YAML Frontmatter for controlling per-page settings
  • UML diagrams via PlantUML
  • BibTeX and citation support (when using Pandoc for rendering)
  • Annotations using CriticMarkup
  • Mathematics via MathJax
  • Macros
  • Redirects
  • Support for Right-To-Left Languages

Editing[edit]

Editing the pages can be done via the provided web interface, via its API or with a text editor directly in the git repository.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Releases - gollum/gollum". github.com. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  2. ^ Cunningham & Cunningham (2014), Gollum wiki
  3. ^ https://wiki.dtg.cl.cam.ac.uk/wiki-help/wiki-help Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Gollum wiki help page at University of Cambridge Digital Technology Group
  4. ^ "Gollum/README.md at master · gollum/Gollum".
  5. ^ (in French) linuxfr.org (2010/08/25), Gollum un wiki propulsé par git [1]

External links[edit]