Kiwix - SF Proyect of the Month 2013/02

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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Kiwix - SF Proyect of the Month 2013/02

#1 Post by Marc » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:11 pm

Kiwix allows to read Wikipedia offline. In addition, using the highly efficient ZIM file format (http://www.openzim.org), Kiwix can read any HTML content offline. In order to enjoy Wikipedia offline, you need to download Kiwix and a ZIM file of Wikipedia (from the Kiwix web-site or directly from the Kiwix internal library).

Then you can surf in Wikipedia as if you were online. Kiwix provides almost everything you will need:

Case and diacritics insensitive full text search engine
Bookmarks & Notes
ZIM based HTTP server
PDF/HTML export
Localized in more than 80 languages
Search suggestions
Tabs navigation
Integrated content manager/downloader
Kiwix 0.9rc2 Development Test 1
http://portableapps.com/node/31809

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Relating to "Incremental Updates Issue"
http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.ar ... .devel/707
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Re: Kiwix - SF Proyect of the Month 2013/02

#2 Post by I am Baas » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:38 pm

And why is this in the "Submission" sub-forum?
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#3 Post by Marc » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:43 pm

Submit portable freeware that you find here.
Really why the question? As this application is not listed in the database nor posted in the forums is not an application update. Does it look like a discussion thread because of the extra bottom links?
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#4 Post by I am Baas » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:44 pm

Did you test Kiwix for portability? It saves settings in AppData. Is there a way to change this behaviour?
- startupCache.4.little in AppData\Local\www.kiwix.org\Kiwix\Profiles\y9wz1wzo.default\startupCache
- bookmarks-notes.xml, compatibility.ini, cookies.sqlite, downloader.log, library.xml, localstore.rdf, parent.lock, permissions.sqlite, places.sqlite, and prefs.js in AppData\Roaming\www.kiwix.org\Kiwix\Profiles\y9wz1wzo.default
- profiles.ini in AppData\Roaming\www.kiwix.org\Kiwix
- AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Extensions folder
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#5 Post by Marc » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:38 pm

Did you notice the PortableApps Kiwix 0.9rc2 Development Test 1? It creates two emtpy folders in AppData and AppData/Local Settings, which as I recap is pretty much accepted here. Configuration files are stored under Data in Application folder.

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#6 Post by I am Baas » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:51 am

Did you notice that you did not submit Kiwix Portable but Kiwix? Also, the download links provided (Sourceforge and Softpedia) in the OP are for a non-portable versions of Kiwix. So, which one is it, smart ass?
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#7 Post by Marc » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:59 am

Alright, removing SF and Softpedia links would do and placing PA link on top?
Edit: would you prefer if I change the title as well to reflect the PAL?

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#8 Post by Midas » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:49 pm

That's our Baas: always nurturing participation -- the rough way... :D

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#9 Post by I am Baas » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:35 pm

Midas wrote:That's our Baas: always nurturing participation -- the rough way... :D
But it did get Marc closer to the 50 post mark :lol: , did it not?
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#10 Post by Marc » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:53 pm

yeah it's been quite a ride hasn't it?

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#11 Post by webfork » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:43 pm

Marc wrote:
Kiwix allows to read Wikipedia offline.
Definitely have a use for this -- thanks for posting.

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#12 Post by abc » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:36 pm

Definitely will come in handy. Thanks for posting.

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#13 Post by Marc » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:23 pm

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#14 Post by webfork » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:47 am

Kiwix allows to read Wikipedia offline.
Ha! I just saw on the KKiwix home page exactly what I was looking for today:

http://www.kiwix.org/wiki/Main_Page

"Download Wikipedia using BitTorrent" ... only 42 gigs!

Fortunately an English-only version was available for 1.75 gigs inside the tool. I do obviously wish there were more resources than Wikipedia archives, but it's definitely the baseline. If there was a tool like this without Wikipedia, that would be my first feature request.

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