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Luminotes is a WYSIWYG personal wiki notebook for organizing your notes and
ideas. For more information, see:

Windows XP / Vista

To start Luminotes Desktop on Windows, just click the Start button, click on
"All Programs", and then click on "Luminotes". Luminotes Desktop runs inside a
browser, so when you launch it, it will open up in a new browser window or

 * Windows Security: The first time you start Luminotes, you may see a Windows
Security Alert about blocking Luminotes. This is basically Windows asking you
if you want to allow Luminotes to access the internet. If you click "Keep
Blocking", then that will prevent Luminotes Desktop from accessing the
internet. If you click "Unblock", then Luminotes will be able to use your
internet connection.

Right now, Luminotes does not use the internet at all. However, a future
release will include the optional ability for you to synchronize your notes
with If you plan on using this synchronization feature when
it's available, then you should click "Unblock". Otherwise, you can safely
click "Keep Blocking".

 * File storage: In case you're curious, your notes are stored within
the %APPDATA%\Luminotes folder in a database file. Attached files are stored
within the %APPDATA\Luminotes\files folder. (It is not recommended that you
modify or copy these files.)

 * USB drive: If you'd like to run Luminotes from a USB drive, then when the
Luminotes Desktop installer prompts you to select the installation destination
location, simply select the location of your USB drive. For instance, if your
USB drive has the Windows drive letter "E:", then just enter "E:" for the
destination location.

(If you have already installed Luminotes Desktop, then you can just manually
copy the installed \Program Files\Luminotes folder to your USB drive.)

Once Luminotes Desktop is installed, instead of running Luminotes normally,
open your USB drive as a folder in Windows. Then, run usb_luminotes.bat from
the USB drive. Your Luminotes data, including all of your notes and notebooks,
will be stored on the USB drive instead of on the computer itself.

When you are done using Luminotes and you want to remove the USB drive, first
click the "close" link at the top of the page to completely shut down
Luminotes. Then, anytime you want to start Luminotes on the USB drive, run
usb_luminotes.bat from it.

Linux / Mac OS X / BSD

To start Lumintoes Desktop or Server on Linux or Mac OS X, please see the

User Guide

The Luminotes User Guide explains how to use Luminotes and even includes some
tips on creating your wiki. You can check it out at:



Luminotes Copyright (C) 2007-2008 Dan Helfman

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
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This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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See the COPYING file for more information. Also note that MochiKit has its
own separate license. See static/js/MochiKit_LICENSE.

Additionally, certain icons are from the Tango Destop Project
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 * static/images/check.png
 * static/images/note_icon.png
 * static/images/file_icon.png
 * static/images/default_thumbnail.png

Recent activity

PIM Geek

Commits by PIM Geek were pushed to pimgeek/Luminotes

575e94e - 1. make luminote runable on debian linux 2. add two scripts to initialize database and start luminotes in desktop mode 3. add some comments into ...
Dan Helfman

Commits by Dan Helfman were pushed to pimgeek/Luminotes

e86f8fe - Converted to use optparse. Patch from Pete Burgers.
Dan Helfman

Commits by Dan Helfman were pushed to pimgeek/Luminotes

919a78d - New "-w" option to that prevents web browser from opening when Luminotes Desktop is started. Patch from Pete Burgers.
Dan Helfman

Commits by Dan Helfman were pushed to pimgeek/Luminotes

e3eae11 - Adding changelog item about stripping of placeholder chars.
Dan Helfman

Commits by Dan Helfman were pushed to pimgeek/Luminotes

7922bdb - Potential fix for placeholder characters ending up in print preview and causing problems when pasted into other application. Now the placeholder chars are being removed.
Dan Helfman

Commits by Dan Helfman were pushed to pimgeek/Luminotes

77150cf - Fix for problem with HTML differ that would actually hang the entire server when fed certain lengthy HTML strings. Unit tests included.
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