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Old 05-21-2008, 04:17 AM   #1
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Offline Wikipedia for the Irex Iliad

I was traveling around the world for the last 8 months and now that I'm back I finally got to hack together the one thing I was missing during my travels... an offline wikipedia browser for the Iliad.

It's still quite quirky, but working. It's quite easy to install the "Simple English Wikipedia" on your flash card in less than 100MB, but the full one is a little bit tricky at 4GB.

I hope you guys enjoy it.

The project is hosted at:
http://code.google.com/p/pyoffwiki/

And here is the page to get you started:
http://code.google.com/p/pyoffwiki/w...ngUpAndRunning


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I've made an easy install package for this Wikipedia port.

I'm not a fan of Dillo, so I've included Midori as well. I've also created an html document with a link so that it can be browsed with the iLiad's html viewer. I've had mixed results with this, but it can be nicer than the 3rd party web browsers sometimes.

Sreenshots on this post.

You can find the all in one installer here: http://projects.mobileread.com/iliad...edia.0.1.1.zip

To Install, simply unzip the folder and copy to your iLiad's memory card or USB drive. It will use about 140MB, so it won't fit on internal memory. This should be able to run from any location.
Edit 2: Yokos has updated the all in one package with the following changes:
  • fixed sh scripts [line feed encoding]
  • ./xset +fp $scriptdir/fonts/TTF [dillo]
  • international version of dillo [öäüß etc.]
  • dillo home/start up page with hyperlinks to Offline Wikipedia and some sites
  • missing icon of "stopping wikipedia server"
Please re-download if you were having problems with the original.
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:29 AM   #2
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Oh this is so cool. I will try it immediately.

I was waiting for this one!

Happy hour! (sorry

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One question: I want to get the full wiki German. Can you help me find the file? Thanks.
Edit2: Think I found it now: http://download.wikimedia.org/dewiki...ticles.xml.bz2

Sorry, another problem: You have a Index file here. Did you convert this? Or can I find a similar for german wiki here? I would be happy for a little help. Thanks

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Old 05-21-2008, 05:11 AM   #3
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It works like a charm!!! Oh my god a full encyclopedia on iLiad

Now I'd like to get the german version running...

Thanks for your work!
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:51 AM   #4
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Gogolo - would you mind to share your knowledge with us and let us know how you have managed to do a german version. A nice little "how to" would be great!!

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Sorry, no German Version yet.

I think this is the German database:

http://download.wikimedia.org/dewiki...ticles.xml.bz2

But the Index is needed, and I just cant find it, nor do I know if this is running only with simple Wiki.

@amirshim: How can we create our own Index files? Thank you.

Greetings
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:24 AM   #6
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Brilliant!

I'm doing to do some testing, and try the full dump. That's very cool!
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I've made an easy install package for this Wikipedia port.

I'm not a fan of Dillo, so I've included Midori as well. I've also created an html document with a link so that it can be browsed with the iLiad's html viewer. I've had mixed results with this, but it can be nicer than the 3rd party web browsers sometimes.

Sreenshots attached.

You can find the installer in the first post of this thread.

To Install, simply unzip the folder and copy to your iLiad's memory card or USB drive. It will use about 140MB, so it won't fit on internal memory. This should be able to run from any location.
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This sounds very good. I'll try it out
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Hmmm... Couldn't quite get the AIO package to work.
Dillo and Midori start then die (the busy-bars appear for about two seconds then disappear) and index.html freezes and keeps blinking the busy LED after tapping on the link

What am i doing wrong?

PS: I've decompressed the zip into Programs on my SD card. I already have Midori and Minimo installed, if that makes any difference...
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Have you tried the version of Dillo and Midori you already have installed?

Try pointing them to http://localhost:8080
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:59 PM   #11
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Fix for the package.

Great package Adam. I also like Midori better, but I had problems with it in the past, so I was testing with Dillo, but now I'll switch back to it.

I just have one problem with it. The run.sh files in the wiki and midori directory seem to be causing problems (at least for me) so here are the fixed up ones.

Copy the attached "wiki.run.sh" file to \Wikipedia\wiki\ and rename it to run.sh (delete the old one)
Copy the attached "midori.run.sh" file to \Wikipedia\apps\3_midori\ and rename it to run.sh (delete the old one)
Copy the attached "killwiki.run.sh" file to Wikipedia\apps\z_killwiki\ and rename it to run.sh (delete the old one)

That made the package work for me.
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Have you tried the version of Dillo and Midori you already have installed?

Try pointing them to http://localhost:8080
No luck :/

Output.txt is empty and error.txt contains your log
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Great package Adam. I also like Midori better, but I had problems with it in the past, so I was testing with Dillo, but now I'll switch back to it.

I just have one problem with it. The run.sh files in the wiki and midori directory seem to be causing problems (at least for me) so here are the fixed up ones.

Copy the attached "wiki.run.sh" file to \Wikipedia\wiki\ and rename it to run.sh (delete the old one)
Copy the attached "midori.run.sh" file to \Wikipedia\apps\3_midori\ and rename it to run.sh (delete the old one)

That made the package work for me.
That's odd, I've only edited those files from vi on my iLiad. Perhaps it's because of the version of busybox I'm running.

Thanks for the fix.
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Can you integrate them into the package... that is... if it works for other people.
Thanks, Amir

BTW: It's not a port (as you stated before)... this viewer is brand new development for the Iliad... that obviously uses many other [ported] open source packages... which wouldn't be there if it wasn't for you. Thanks for all the hard work.
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Works with Amir's script.
Dillo is still dead, Midori won't refresh all of a sudden for some reason, but iliad's HTML viewer seems to work nicely, so the server's running now.

Edit: now the stop script doesn't work
Edit2: Oh, and thanks to both of you for an awesome package!

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