On Mittwoch 08 April 2009 12:05:14 Manuel Schneider wrote:
These are great news.
Am Dienstag, 7. April 2009 22:54:41 schrieb Tommi Mäkitalo:
I created a openzim file from the german
wikipedia dump I became from
Josch last year. The file contains all articles from the german wikipedia
without images and its size is 1,3G (or more precisely 1302052315 bytes).
Generation took only about 1:10 on our server with the new zimwriter. It
could be even improved by parallizing the compression phase, since this
is CPU bound and takes the most time, but I feel, that it is not
necessary. There are more important task to do.
How much is 1:10 now in absolute numbers?
It is one hour and 10 minutes. I feel, that this is pretty fast.
Can you please have a look into
and strike the things which
have been done or add other things, which aren't yet on the list?
I will update the status page. I have to reorganize some of the tasks.
Please allow me to rename that file soon to wikipedia-de.zim. I try to
establish a scheme for filenames which take into account that we will later
host all kind of different ZIM files.
You can do that. Can you also give me/us some advise, how to put zim files for
download. I just created a download-directory in mediawiki. Is there a better
(the tntnet based webapplication) is almost working with
that file. There are some bugs to fix, but this will be done soon.
Is it just the zimreader or in libzim?
What about the status of Kiwix?
zimlib is mostly finished. Mostly some testing and bugfixing needed. In zimlib
we have zimDump to read and test zimfiles from the command line. I'm currently
working on the webaplication zimreader.
I think Emmanuel is porting Kiwix to the new zimlib. Emmanuel can tell more
Josch: do you
have an updated dump?
I just had a look into the members list of this mailinglist. Josch is
currently not subscribed to this list. Tommi, can you handle that, please?
Once the current holidays in Israel are over I assume that we will have
Asaf on this list as well. I told the news to one of his colleagues at
I will keep you up to date here and also update the wiki from time to time. It
was helpful even for me to update the page about the zim file format. This
should be up to date now.