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We are please to announce that WMF has granted a few scholarships (maximum
of 5) for persons outside of India to attend WikiConference India 2011 (WCI
2011 - http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2011
). WCI 2011 will take place in Mumbai, India between 18-20 November 2011.
WCI 2011 is the first conference of its kind being held in India and is
intended to become an annual national flagship event for Wikipedia/Wikimedia
in the country. It is meant to provide a common platform for all Indian
Wikimedians to meet and share their views, discuss challenges and exchange
useful tips, best practices and other information.
Anyone residing outside of India is eligible to apply, but since this is an
India specific conference they would need to demonstrate how by being
present at the conference they can help the movement in India or improvement
of indic languages. It is also necessary that those receiving the
scholarship present something at WCI 2011.
The scholarships will cover Travel to and Fro Mumbai (economy),
Accommodation (similar to what is being offered to Indian Scholars) and Visa
fees (if you need one).
Please do make your application as strong as possible given that there are
few scholarships and we expect a huge number of applications:
Kindly note given that there is less than a month to go and that Visa
applications etc. will take time, we have set an application deadline of
23:59 IST on Saturday 22nd October 2011. Only applications received before
the deadline will be considered.
Looking forward to hosting five of you at WCI 2011!
Chairperson - Organising Committee
WikiConference India 2011
On 24/09/2011 14:24, Christian Pühringer wrote:
> The JAVA liblzma performance is pretty bad: To increase efficiency of
> compression in the zim-format articles (and also all
> other data like images) are stored in clusters. Cluster size is apparently about
> 1 MB. This implies that loading an article
> which is stored at the end of a cluster involves decompressing the complete
Images should not be compressed in ZIM files for the obvious reasons
they mainly are already compressed. This is the case for all ZIM files I
made. As far as I know this is also the case for Mediawiki:Collection
build ZIM files.
Almost two months after the beta2, we finally released the 0.9 beta3.
This version fixes many bugs and improves the overall usability ; we
especially fixed two critical bugs impacting Windows, finished the file
association (special icons for ZIM files) on Linux and Windows.
Noticeable is also the new 50 UI supported languages thank to the big
work done by the Translatewiki community of translators.
You may find the detailed CHANGELOG here:
At the same time, thank to the financial project of Wikimedia CH:
* A first version for Sugar (used by OLPC XO) was prepared. We still
need feedback to detect and fix last issues:
* A static version of Kiwix for GNU/Linux x86_32. We also need your
... More information about the "Black&White" project:
Next release is planned for the middle of November and should still
include usability improvements thank to the continuous support of the
WMF. We want to finally release 0.9 before the end of the year, so this
will certainly be also the first release candidate (so no new feature
inclusion any more).