On 02/03/2011 10:12 AM, Julien T wrote:
I recently discover kiwix and the zim file. It seems a
project for offline use, even if there is still a lot of challenges.
For now, as a traveller, I would want to have a recent & usable dump
of some wiki (wikipedia, wikitravel, wiki.couchsurfing, wikivoyage,
...) and find really hard to achieve it.
Having easily fresh ZIM files from such Mediawiki web sites is one of
our current challenges. This is currently no easy to do that... also for
developers involved in openZIM.
For Wikimedia Foundation Web site, I have a way which is not so
complicated... for me. For the other one, this has to be investigated on
a case by case base.
As a reference, I found
But in most case, the best I have is
* a mediawiki xml archive
* last, need to mirror website with httrack or wget (and ensuring to
copy only one language release: only en, fr, de, ...)
If you have the static HTML pages, I can easily make a ZIM file from them.
In this case, is there any available scripts to build
a zim file ?
I have checked http://www.kiwix.org/index.php/Tools
but as I'm in
travel, I don't have time to make each atomic operations, would really
prefer a batch.
I think there is no solution for you... and in any case, also a batch to
go over thousands of web pages seems to me not being the best solution.
Else, thanks a lot for your work.
Can't wait to have it available on different devices (computer,
smartphone, ...) with all wiki :)
If you really want a ZIM file, and you have time, you may make a feature
request to the Kiwix team here:
Thx you for your feedback