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Old 03-28-2008, 09:02 AM   #1
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Wikipedia with 2.12?

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Is it possible to run Wikipedia on CF with 2.12? Has anyone tried?

I mean the mobipocket Version...

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Old 03-29-2008, 06:22 AM   #2
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I tried, but it didn't work.

The mobipocket version has been split into multiple files and the iLiad doesn't support multi-part mobipocket files
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for your answer. Thats so bad. It would be nice to have wikipedia (Hello iRex do you hear us?)

Would it be possible to merge the prc files?

With this probably?

http://www.access-company.com/develo..._PRCMerge.html

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Old 03-30-2008, 05:35 AM   #4
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See also here:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11778

Theoretically it should be easily possible to get a wikipedia without the mobipocket format, it's only a whole set of stuff that needs to be ported and bundled into a single package:

HTML Broswer, Python, Perl, Php, Xapian and Django
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:23 PM   #5
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Thanks! I am to much of a noob to set up this.

Its too bad. Wikipedia would be so nice on iLiad (I know its big, but I'd take the german version )

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:05 AM   #6
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Thanks! I am to much of a noob to set up this.

Its too bad. Wikipedia would be so nice on iLiad (I know its big, but I'd take the german version )

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I will be working on it. But it will take time... can't give you any date. But expect it to be months... I hope in the summer months I will have more time/energy to concentrate on stuff like this.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:41 AM   #7
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Cool. Thank you very much!
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:37 AM   #8
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I read that FB reader supports:

Non-DRM'ed mobipocket format (tables are not supported).

Is it possible to open wikipedia with fbreader? I have no iLiad here to test this...
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See also here:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11778

Theoretically it should be easily possible to get a wikipedia without the mobipocket format, it's only a whole set of stuff that needs to be ported and bundled into a single package:

HTML Broswer, Python, Perl, Php, Xapian and Django
FYI: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12856

I made a little bit of progress. But gave up as it wasn't really all that great of a solution. I haven't tried the mobipocket version. Perhaps it would work better...
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I read that FB reader supports:

Non-DRM'ed mobipocket format (tables are not supported).

Is it possible to open wikipedia with fbreader? I have no iLiad here to test this...
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FBReader won't open the file because it was compressed with Mobipocket's proprietary compression system. When you attempt to open it, it give you a "unknown compression" error.
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:38 PM   #11
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Thanks for your reply. Is it not possible to convert Wikipedia for our needs? I can run a very fast dual core for several weeks if it is neccessary...

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Thanks for your reply. Is it not possible to convert Wikipedia for our needs? I can run a very fast dual core for several weeks if it is neccessary...

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The problem is trying to figure out what format fits our needs the best. Mobipocket is good, but it's too big to fit on a single file.

HTML works well, but there's no way to search without a web server.

A web server/mysql solution is too slow on the iLiad's hardware.

A custom pearl scripted solution doesn't provide a front end to search...

If there was an easy way to get it on the iLiad in a workable fashion, I'd be all for it (I have a quad core computer at home, I'd be glad to do any processing work). The problem is finding the best solution to this problem.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:14 PM   #13
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I just found this:

http://encyclopodia.sourceforge.net/en/installx.html

Would this be portable?

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The problem is trying to figure out what format fits our needs the best. Mobipocket is good, but it's too big to fit on a single file.

HTML works well, but there's no way to search without a web server.

A web server/mysql solution is too slow on the iLiad's hardware.

A custom pearl scripted solution doesn't provide a front end to search...

If there was an easy way to get it on the iLiad in a workable fashion, I'd be all for it (I have a quad core computer at home, I'd be glad to do any processing work). The problem is finding the best solution to this problem.
Using the perl script idea we could use the manifest file and description field for entry. Here's the scenario:

We have a contentlister entry to run wikipedia. The user edits the description to say "iliad" (or whatever) using the iliad's built-in label editing facility, clicks on the entry and the script reads the description and uses that for input to the script. It then either creates a custom web page with the list of matches and fires up minimo for the user to select the result, or creates a contentlister entry for each result.

It's would be a bit of a nasty hack, but is also a very quick way to get it working so we can test how usable it is, see what we might need to do to get it looking nice etc, while someone creates a GUI. I'd do it, but I just don't get perl. I had a bad experience with it when I was younger and no amount of therapy seems to help.

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Why sould the python mini server from buildWikipediaOffline.html not do the job very well?
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