I've been investigating DokiWiki for some weeks now to check if this documentation platform fits the needs of the small non-IT organization I'm working for. DokuWiki is not perfect (which software is?), but I believe I will stick to it because of Dokuwiki's great plugin mechanisms and the huge plugin repository.
Now I believe it's time to introduce myself. The best reason to do so is the fact that I already asked some questions and got lots of friendly and competent answers. I want to thank the community for that, and the authors in particular!
I'm a former computer scientist from Germany. (former = I'm still in IT, but not at an university anymore). I came across DokuWiki at my former university, where it is being used as documentation platform of it's IT department, both for internal, as well as external (end-user) purposes.
My current aim is to use DokuWiki as a platform to present and edit process information in my organization. Since all existing process documentation (docs, checklists, table charts) is available as ODT or DOC files, and the user structure and external requirements make the organization rely on such documents, I'm working on a better integration of such documents with DokuWiki.
The first plugin I've developed and released is odtsupport. It's a centrepiece between those two worlds, since it allows our organization to have a printout in hand, but still be able to quickly find the corresponding wiki page, as well as to know the exact modification date (and thus: version).
I'm going to release a plugin, soon, which will enable a DokuWiki instance to show thumbnail images for media files (ODT, DOCX, PPTX etc.). It will look for an embedded thumbnail of the document, then show the thumbnail on your wiki page. I.e.: not generic icon, but content. (I just hope there is no plugin that already does exactly that 😆).
Last thing I want to mention is a forum thread I created some days ago and did not receive an answer, yet. Maybe, if you read my post until here, you might take a look at it. 🙂