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Subversion Access


Browse our repository via HTTP:

Checking Out

Read-only access via WEBDAV is available to our repository.

Checking out the complete trunk the first time:

svn co zim

or update everything once you have checked out:

svn up

Commit Access

Once you got commit access to our server check out the whole trunk (or a part of it) before you start working on your local repository:

svn co svn+ssh:// zim

Commit changes:
<source lang="sh">
svn ci
  • replace USER with you openZIM user account
  • replace trunk with the branch you whish to check out

How to contribute without Commit Access

Just send your patches to the developers mailinglist. They can be discussed their and reach the developers in the team which are able to integrate them into the current codebase.

How to get Commit Access at openZIM

If you are a frequent contributor to openZIM check with the developers on the mailinglist for acknowledgement. Then send your username and and ssh public key to the list. Manuel Schneider is in charge of the server management, he will create your account and notify you.


The suggested subversion repository structure is:

  • trunk
    • zimlib
      Contains the libzim, which allows programs to read zim-files. Here are also some command line tools to access zim-files.
    • zimwriter
      is a system, which creates zim files using zimlib.
    • zimreader
      a web server based on Tntnet, which makes zim-files available via web.