Wikipedia & Linterweb

11 April 2011

Okawix for PC under Linux to work with ZIM

Filed under: okawix — Matthieu @ 15:04

I told you a few days ago that our program Okawix, the off-line Wikipedia reader developed by the web company Linterweb, would soon be able to work the ZIM (fr) file format.

We have got pretty well ahead with it, as the integration is now ready, and Okawiw can now accept ZIM files (but for now only for the PC under Linux version; not for Windows or MacOS).

All those interested may watch and possibly improve the source code of our program, that is available at the following address:

Okawix is distributed under the GNU General Public License, uses the Mozilla technologies (XUL / Javascript, XPCOM components written in C++) and can be run on the popular Linux operating system, as well as on the Windows or MacOS operating systems.

Since the initial release of Okawix, Okawix user have downloaded a total (server + BitTorrents) of around 14 Terabytes (!!!) of Wikimedia archives!!!

If you would like to learn more about Okawix, we encourage you to visit and read our blog, especially the article “Introduction to Okawix“.

Yours sincerely, Matthieu.

Linterweb is a web company that, for now several years, has been developing various Wikipedia oriented programs, including:

  • Wikiwix, a semantic web search engine that gives only results out of the databases of the Wikimedia Foundation projects; My Wikiwix, your own search engine for your own website;, a mobile version of Wikiwix;
  • Okawix, the offline Wikipedia browser free of copyrights and free of charge that allows you to read offline the articles of the various Wikimedia Foundation projects, as well as archives of your own website;
  • a DVD of around 2000 articles from the English speaking Wikipedia; a USB flash drive that contains the version 0.7 of the English speaking Wikipedia;
  • a program that archives the external web pages of the Wikipedia articles (that is, the web pages outside Wikipedia but linked from a Wikipedia article), so that their content remains available and that those external links don’t get broken; this program is used automatically, in particular, for all external links of the French speaking Wikipedia.

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