The 2015-05 enwiki nopic dump is a great resource for getting bulk
article text – much better in my experience than using scripts that
try to strip it out of XML dumps, or wrestling with a full MW+Parsoid
I see threads from earlier in the year that the goal is monthly ZIM dumps.
Any projections for when that might be achieved, or perhaps just when
the process that succeeded in creating the 2015-05 dump(s) might be
repeated as another one-off?