If you are not using linux you may download squeak for your operating system from http://www.squeak.org and then replace the file squeak with the exe file for your operating system. ( The executable file is the only thing that needs to be replaced when moving the wiki between different operating systems. )
unpack the downloaded file.
on linux linux run tar zxvf ComSwiki-linux.tar.gz
non Unix users might need to download a tool like WinAce or Stuffit Expander in order to unpack the archive.
Launch the squeak executable inside a graphical environment like X11 or Windows.
If you want to start swiki in graphical mode run squeak squeak.image in the swiki directory. or if you want to run swiki in the background launch squeak -notimer -headless -lazy -xasync&
The squeak.image parameter is optional and should be used if squeak cant find its squeak image.
Read the onscreen documentation is available after you have started squeak.
You should be able to start the webserver and login to your wiki's admin interface using a webbrowser. (The URL to the admin interface should be something similar to http://localhost:80/admin
Your wiki should be available on the same IP number as the machine you are running squeak on. ( and the same port as specified inside of squeak )
Make sure that you are not unsing any firewall software that might be blocking access to the specified TCP/IP serverport or else accessing the wiki might be inpossible.
It is possible, and the biggest advantage running 3.4 compared to 3.0 is that 3.4 runs with only 0 to 7% CPU usage compared to 20 to 90% CPU usage with Squeak 3.0!
How to do it: Download the Squeak sourcecode package for unix systems and follow the build instructions, but before running make edit the Makefile and change the line
all : $(squeak) plugins squeak.1 $(npsqueak)
to all : $(squeak) plugins squeak.1
Then run make and make install as normal.
Then make sure you use the new Squeak 3.4 VM binary when launcing the wiki with the swiki squeak.image next to the swiki folder.
This wiki is running Squeak VM 3.4-2 on OpenBSD 3.4 as a proof of concept!
(Squeak 3.6 source compiles without problems on OpenBSD but uses 99% CPU)
Perhaps squeak or swiki is not suitable for your wiki web environment?
Then here is a list of other Wiki server software!
Good Luck and
Happy Wiki Wiki!
I have closed my ComSwikiLauncher window. what now?
Fear not it can be created again! Open a workspace and type in this command row ComSwikiLauncher openAsMorph
Then select the text typed in and bring up the right button menu and press doit!. The Launcher menu should be back in seconds.