Swiki on the iPhone!

March 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm 3 comments

I went poking around to figure out who did the Scratch port to the iPhone.  Not surprisingly, I found John McIntosh who built many of the early Squeak VMs.

I found that he’s also developed and selling a Wiki server for the iPhone.  When I looked at his Wiki Edit Page, I recognized Swiki syntax!  His Wiki has the asterisk delimiters that I put in the original Swiki (which Ward Cunningham, inventor of the Wiki, really didn’t like), and *phrase>URL* syntax that Jeff Rick built into his versions of the Swiki (and AniAniWeb).  I don’t know if any of John’s code includes any of our Swiki code — what’s cool for me is seeing the echoes of that original work.

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  • 1. Tom Hoffman  |  March 8, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Is there some reason that commercial re-use of your work in this case is “cool,” yet in other cases you seem to be against it? Am I missing something?

  • 3. John M McIntosh  |  March 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Hey the Wiki really is http://piercms.com so I can’t take credit for any of how the Wiki Works from a grammar viewpoint.

    The fallout of doing the work was that I resolved a number of issues in Seaside and Pier whey they were loading 300MB files into memory by accident. Until someone tested on the iPhone, no one knew…


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