Wikipedia & Linterweb

17 June 2011

Okawix package for the ASRI Linux distribution available

Filed under: news,okawix — Matthieu @ 0:14

The association (fr) ASRI (ASRI stands for Action Solidaire de Revalorisation Informatique en milieu scolaire) intends to provide pupils with an easier access to Internet and to computer resources. ASRI achieves its goals for instance by getting, upgrading and reusing old but nevertheless usable computers. As an other way of pursuing its objective, ASRI developed (fr) ASRI éducation, a Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux, and especially designed for a school audience. At Linterweb, we find this project very interesting. We are therefore very happy that ASRI is making available a package to set up easily our software Okawix. This Okawix package will allow the children to browse comfortably (fr) Vikidia, a Wikipedia-like website for children aged 8 to 13 years.

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; wikiwix.mobi, 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.

ASRI Education v2.0 Office of the user environment "kids 6-10 years", by ASRI éducation (Own work), GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), via Wikimedia Commons

29 April 2011

Release of Okawix for Android

Filed under: news,okawix — Matthieu @ 22:12

I use Wikipedia quite a lot. Well, I mean… really a lot! Most of the time I can survive without Wikipedia. But there may also be some times when I feel quite disarmed without it. I need it a lot for my work, I use it also just for my own pleasure… Then I find it of course very convenient to be able to browse Wikipedia on my mobile phone. Anywhere, anytime…

Well, people like me may be interested to learn that our company, Linterweb, has just released an Android mobile version of Okawix, its off-line Wikipedia browser.

Indeed, as announced a few weeks ago, the version of Okawix for Android is now available.  It is thus now possible to take Wikipedia, or any sister project, with you in the pocket of your jacket, on your Android device, and to read it anywhere, at any time, even without possibility of Internet connection (in the train, in air planes, in Sahara, in Antarctic…).

The iPad and iPhone version should be released later this year.

You can install for free Okawix for Android at this address: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.linterweb.lecteur or directly on the Android Market.

We hope to read your feed back soon, for instance on our blog!

Take care :-) 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; wikiwix.mobi, 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.
Android version of Okawix - French speaking Wikinews Main page

Android version of Okawix - French speaking Wikinews Main page

20 April 2011

Okawix for Android, iPhone and iPad: Beta Testers no more needed!

Filed under: news,okawix — Matthieu @ 16:24

A few weeks ago we wrote an article explaining that we needed beta testers for the beta version for Android, iPhone and iPad of our offline Wikipedia browser, Okawix.

Many happy owners of Android, iPad or iPhone devices offered to help, and we are very grateful to them. Thank you very much!
Sadly things didn”t turn out the way we expected, and we had to give up this idea :-( The main reason is that it was not really possible to set up the beta test for the iPad and iPhone version: if we we want to test our application, we must first make it available on the Apple store; but Apple doesn”t accept beta versions on its Apple Store… A bit hard to understand. How can we improve the software and correct the bugs if we can”t have beta testers to use it? Well, there”s something I can”t really understand… I think something is wrong with their policy. I understand the will of Apple to ensure to their users the best possible quality. But then they should find a way to offer the possibility to test beta versions…

Anyway… We are sorry for all those who were happy to help, thanks again. I hope there will be other opportunities. As for the beta tests, we won”t make any public beta test, we”re just going to test it by ourselves. Still the release of the Android version should come pretty soon. I hope you”ll try it, and that you”ll like it. As for the iPad and iPhone version, you”ll have to wait a bit longer.

Take care :-) Matthieu.

P.S.: Well, eventually, you”ll find an pre-(unofficial)-version of the Android version on the Android Market at the following address: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.linterweb.lecteur. It”s not yet the official online casinos public realease, it”s just for you, as an avant-première! :-)

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; wikiwix.mobi, 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.
Android version of Okawix - French speaking Wikinews Main page

Android version of Okawix - French speaking Wikinews Main page

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: http://sourceforge.net/projects/okawix/.

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 Okawix.com + 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; wikiwix.mobi, 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.

3 April 2011

Okawix for PC soon to work with ZIM

Filed under: okawix — Matthieu @ 19:12

We’re currently working at the integration of the ZIM (fr) file format in our program Okawix, the off-line Wikipedia reader developed by the web company Linterweb. It should be available pretty soon, probably in a few weeks from now.

Well, if you would like to learn more about Okawix, we encourage you to visit and read our blog, especially the article “Introduction to Okawix“. And, if you feel like leaving us a comment under any article of the blog, we’ll be of course very happy to read it!

Enjoy your time with 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; wikiwix.mobi, 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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