Zim (Desktop Wiki)

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Re: Zim (Desktop Wiki)

#16 Post by smaragdus » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:39 pm

@Midas
Zim version 0.65 for Windows is ready for download:
(0.64 was skipped because of reported problems; 0.65 was release upstream right away, but the Windows build was several months later.)
Changes since Zim version 0.63:
=== 0.64 - Tue 27 Oct 2015 ===
* Bookmark plugin - by Pavel M
* Updated spell plugin to allow using gtkspellcheck as backend
* Updated attachmentbrowser plugin with new thumbnailing logic
* Speed up of sqlite indexing
* Updated support for OS X - by Brecht Machiels
* Bug fixes for the Fossil version control support
* Bug fixes for locale in strftime and strxfrm functions
* Bug fix to avoid overwriting the accelmap config file

=== 0.65 - Sun 01 Nov 2015 ===
This release fixes two critical bugs in version 0.64:
* <Control> keybindings fail for older gtk versions, and in particular
for the <Control><Space> keybinding
* The table editor tends to drop columns of content in the precences
of empty cells
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Re: Zim (Desktop Wiki)

#17 Post by Midas » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:11 am

Thanks. 8)

Mind you, that's the upstream changelog, not specific to the Windows version...

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Re: Zim (Desktop Wiki)

#18 Post by starstuff » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:10 pm

just found this thread and would like to share the tip i found.

I also use zim wiki on a flash drive by using the tip in the link

https://answers.launchpad.net/zim/+question/353042

cheers!

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Re: Zim (Desktop Wiki)

#19 Post by Midas » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:47 am

starstuff wrote:I also use zim wiki on a flash drive by using the tip in the link

https://answers.launchpad.net/zim/+question/353042
Many thanks for the great tip, starstuff. 8)

Apparently, the relevant elements of Zim portability are as follow (in batch file speak):

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@ECHO OFF
SET XDG_CONFIG_HOME=[Drive]:\[ZimFolderPath]\config
SET XDG_DATA_HOME=[Drive]:\[ZimFolderPath]\data
START [drive]:\[ZimFolderPath]\zim.exe
As the "[Drive]:\[ZimFolderPath]" combo above is readily replaceable by yaP's '{EXEPATH}' macro, here's my tentative configuration file:

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; configuration file for yaP v0.7.5 (http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/)
; application name: Zim Desktop Wiki for Windows
; version: v0.65
; website: http://www.glump.net/software/zim-windows
; TPFC topic: https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17712

[GENERAL]
application = App\zim.exe

; commandline = 
; workdir = 

[BEFORE]
envvar= XDG_CONFIG_HOME :: {EXEPATH}\config
envvar= XDG_DATA_HOME :: {EXEPATH}\data

...
Let's see now if someone can improve on that... :)

:!: NOTE: please be aware that in Zim Preferences and whenever it asks for paths, "~/" (without quotes) is an equivalent of Windows '%USERPROFILE%' location, so you'll want to replace that for portability...
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Re: Zim 0.66

#20 Post by smaragdus » Wed May 10, 2017 5:08 pm

Zim at version 0.66, changes:
=== 0.66 - Fr 28 Apr 2017 ===
* Multiple notebooks run as single process now to reduce multi-process
complexity - more robust startup, reduce need for "--standalone"
* SQLite indexer re-written to fix long standing bugs and design flaws
with indexing
* Improved performance tag filtering in side pane
* Detect pages have changed on disk, even when page present in cache
* Bug fix for drag-n-drop of text within the editor
* New checkbox type available for "moved task" for joural workflow
* Context menu defined for checkboxes
* Horizontal lines "<HR>" added to wiki syntax -- Pavel_M
* Pathbar buttons can now also be used to insert page links by drag-n-drop
-- Klaus Holler
* "search in section" added to context mennu for pages
* "search backlinks" added to context mennu for pages -- Volodymyr Buell
* Keyboard navigation of plugin tab in preferences dialog -- Jens Sauer
* Allow "mailto:" links contain arguments like "?subject="
* Tasklist plugin: now also available embedded in side pane
* Tasklist plugin: new syntax for including due and start dates
* Tasklist plugin: new formatting priority column including deadlines
* Tasklist plugin: new "flat list" mode to only see lowest level tasks
* Tasklist plugin: removed support for "next" label
* Tasklist plugin: dialog now remembers sorting -- Jonas Pfannschmidt
* Versioncontrol plugin: git: removed global "git add", instead stage
individual files
* Versioncontrol plugin: fossil: fix for fossil "addremove"
* Attachment browser: bug fix for drag-n-drop
* Linesorter plugin: added keybindings to move / duplicate / delete lines
-- Johannes Kirschner
* Sourceview plugin: bug fix to make export via commandline also use
objects -- Alex Ivkin
* Sourceview plugin: bug fix to follow editable state of parent window
-- Jan Taus
* Bookmarks plugin updates -- Pavel_M
* Tableeditor plugin: bug fix for links -- Sašo Živanović
* Linkmap plugin: bug fix "unexpected char '-'"
* Arithmic plugin: bug fix to allow negative numbers -- TROUVERIE Joachim
* Dev: Templates are now translatable, using "gettext()" -- Jens Sauer
* Dev: Index API completely changed, see tasklist for a plugin example
* Dev: New module for file-system interaction, to be used in new code
* Dev: New parsing strategy based on tokenlist, used for tasklist parser
* Dev: Defined notebook API for concurrent operations in gtk main loop
* Dev: Simplified SignalEmitter code
* Packaging: removed support for maemo build - code went stale
* Packaging: make package build reproducible -- Reiner Herrmann
* Added translations for: Amharic, Arabic, Basque, and Portuguese

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Re: Zim (Desktop Wiki)

#21 Post by shnbwmn » Wed May 02, 2018 12:40 pm

It seems that since 0.67 the Windows packager no longer uses PAF format.

Also there was a bug in 0.66 which didn't allow copy/pasting text and others to and from Windows. The latest release, 0.68, has fixed this in my brief tests. The bug apparently came from major porting/refactoring of the core code..

Edit: btw this program definitely deserves to be in the database. It's right up there with WikidPad, perhaps even better.

Edit2: screens of new folder structure.

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Re: Zim (Desktop Wiki)

#22 Post by Midas » Thu May 03, 2018 3:42 am

shnbwmn wrote: Edit: btw this program definitely deserves to be in the database. It's right up there with WikidPad, perhaps even better.
I for one fully agree. :idea: :)

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Re: Zim (Desktop Wiki)

#23 Post by Midas » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:01 am

(As noted above by shnbwmn) Zim v0.68 released, dated 2018-04-13 (upstream changelog at https://github.com/jaap-karssenberg/zim ... NGELOG.txt).

BTW, new homepage address is: https://zim.glump.net/windows/.

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