Forest Chat Wiki


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The Forest Chat Wiki is a tree of Wiki Chat pages.   Like Wikipedia or Moin Moin you can edit each page.  Like Slack, or Discord each page has its own chat channel.  But unlike Wikipedia, it is a tree of wiki pages, so that you can organize your information as a taxonomy.  And unlike Slack,  it is a tree of chat channels, so that when the topic changes, you  can switch to a different chat channel, and then the chat logs are well organized.   And unlike Wikipedia, you get a WYSIWYG editor.

And best of all, it is your own docker container, so no multi-national is collecting and selling your group's private data. 

The Forest Chat Wiki lets you edit both the  content and the look and feel n the browser.     You can add, edit and rearrange the chat pages,    It is trivial to create a new Chat Page.  And trivial to rearrange the tree of Chat Pages. You can copy interesting parts of the chat logs to the relevant wiki page.  You can add and edit Google maps, map locations,  files and images.   You can edit the content with either the  WYSIWYG CKeditor, or with the more technical syntax checking Ace editor.

To change the look and feel,  you add and edit   HTML     CSS,     Javascript,    Javascript  Folder   CoffeeScript,     Pug, Python, and   Trhanscypt Folder  objects.  

The forest wiki supports two ways of running Python in the browser.  Pyodide, from Mozilla, compiles  cPython to WebAssembly which runs in the browser.  Pyodide includes over 37 of the best data science libraries.  Any pure Python package can be downloaded from PyPi.  The other way to run Python in the browser, is too to use  Transcrypt which transpiles Python to Javascript.  Transcrypt has just a 50 kByte run time.  It loads fast.

The Forest wiki is great  for teaching Pyodide,Transcrypt, and  Pug.   Everyone can get their own docker container  either installed on their machine, or at my German ISP, it is easy to fire up 30 containers each on their own subdomains. is a single page web app built on top of the Forest Wiki. 

The Software Stack

 The Client  The Server
 Python Source  Forest Wiki
 Ace Editor  Cromlech
 Transcrypt  Pyodide
 Javascript   WebAssembly 
The Browser  Docker


Sub Categories

1. Users How this product benefits different users.
2. Forest Wiki Installation Instructions How to install the Forest Wiki on Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
3. Forest Wiki Training Class Notes for the Forest Wiki class
4. Pug and Iodide Classes Description of classes
5. Other Other Interesting Wiki Pages