Google Blogoscoped

Forum

Google Wiki [JotSpot] launching soon

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
6 years ago7,035 views

A while back I discovered that JotSpot was coming to Google Apps as a Google Wiki, and presumably a replacement to Google Pages as the address listed for Google Wiki was pages-beta.google.com (Google Pages is at pages.google.com currently).

Interestingly, pages-beta.google.com/ has recently been setup by Google, something that only usually happens up to a few days before a Google product launch.

Currently, nothing seems to be hosted at the sub-domain, and the robots.txt is different to the default Google one on all (sub)domains – maybe they're waiting to flick the switch,

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

I thought the previous link was beta.pages.google.com – at least that what I saw at the time:

blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-0 ...

Still, this is a nice find if that domain's only just appeared recently...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

I can't wait for this!

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

FYI: Google bought (or officially announced the acquisition of) JotSpot exactly a year ago.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

>> I thought the previous link was beta.pages.google.com – at least that what I saw at the time:

Perhaps they changed it to be more consistent (Groups Beta's are usually at groups-beta.google.com)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

both the links are broken...404 err

I am looking fwd to jotspot being part of the google suite!!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

I got 404 for pages-beta.google.com/ but a server not found for beta.pages.google.com/

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Not the standard Google 404 either...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

you mean this 404? pages.google.com/anyrandomsubd ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

or this? google.com/anyrandomsubdirecto ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

*BUMP*

Remember this?

blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-0 ...

Well, as that article mentions, the login page for JotSpot on Google Apps was taken down a couple of days after posting. However, that login page is now back!

www.google.com/a/outer-court.c ...

Furthermore, the service is enabled for the Google.com domain, so maybe they're already eating their own Wiki dogfood:

www.google.com/a/google.com/Se ...

For some reason, the service name now displays as "Error" rather than "JotSpot" though. Now, why might they have decided to enable that page again...? ;-)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Maybe the time is now.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Go to pages-beta.google.com/a/google ... and you get taken to the login page for JotSpot (it seems they haven't created the JotSpot template and are serving the Email one instead).

/pd [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Not sure is it really the login pages for JotSpot ?

I am getting a redirect to this url

www.google.com/a/google.com/Lo ...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

When I go to: pages-beta.google.com/a/google ... I get taken to:

www.google.com/a/google.com/Se ...

which has service=jotspot in the URL parameters.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

This better come with improvements to the normal page creator besides adding wiki capabilities. Even blogger let's you play will the entire template of the page. This also better come soon! I'm getting impatient again!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

^Time for another rant? :D

DPic [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Oh! Check out the latest post on the Orkut Blog! en.blog.orkut.com/2007/11/more ...

In the table displayed, "country" links to:
wiki.corp.google.com/twiki/bin ...

"female beauty index" links to:
wiki.corp.google.com/twiki/bin ...

"male beauty index" links to:
wiki.corp.google.com/twiki/bin ...

but none of those links work. There is a link to the spreadsheet, though. (spreadsheets.google.com/pub?ke ...
  )

So i guess wiki.corp.google.com/twiki/ is an internal wiki that they use. I guess there's not much of a chance this will reveal anything else but I wonder if Google would ever use a wiki in addition to the groups and help pages they already provide.

fanboy [PersonRank 1]

6 years ago #

Apparently they're using TWiki internally: twiki.org/

DPic [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

...wow

i knew twiki sounded familiar

my first reaction was BWAH? but again...wow

Voyagerfan5761 [PersonRank 3]

6 years ago #

[put at-character here]DPic (previous post): Sound like the poster forgot that wiki.corp.google.com is an internal thing?

I do look forward to this, though. Google Page Creator has never struck me as being particularly easy to use, though the editor has found its way into Groups and the new Gmail. Maybe we'll be able to use wiki syntax now? I ''like'' that [[idea]]. :)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

<<Maybe we'll be able to use wiki syntax now? >>

The point is that you won't have to use that terrible syntax anymore because you'll write texts in a rich text editor.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007 ...

Tue Abrahamsen [PersonRank 7]

6 years ago #

As Google Sites is going to have support for bug reports, project management and other advanced functions, it would be awesome with some real integration between Google Sites and Google Code Hosting. That would really be all your needs in one place, and make GCH an even bigger competitor against SourceForge.

This thread is locked as it's old... but you can create a new thread in the forum. 

Forum home

Advertisement

 
Blog  |  Forum     more >> Archive | Feed | Google's blogs | About
Advertisement

 

This site unofficially covers Google™ and more with some rights reserved. Join our forum!