The openZIM project has two different targets:
News and Events
August 2nd - 7th
WikiOnBoard released to Ovi Store
Make ZIM files now easily with Collection Extension
3rd Delevopers Meeting
ZIM and LZMA2 for Java
Arunesh Mathur is developing a ZIMReader in Java for developers who are interested in making Android and J2ME based offline readers. Find the code here:
Lasse Collin has ported LZMA2 to Java. You can download the source and the docs over here:
July 9th - 11th, 2010
At the yearly international Wikimedia conference, this year in Gdansk (PL) there will be a long Wikipedia Offline workshop where openZIM is involved (Friday 9th, 2 - 6 pm).
Also many of the openZIM team are participating at Wikimania. Meet us in Gdansk!
Wikipedia DVD LinuxTag 2009
Our Wikipedia DVD is available on our booth at LinuxTag in Berlin, hall 7.2a booth 113a.
bin/zimreader zim/wikip000.zim -x zim/wikipedi.zimreport bugs!
August 26th - 28th, 2009
Cooperation with Wikimedia Foundation
In a phone conference with Erik Möller, Brion Vibber and Tomasz Finc of the Wikimedia Foundation and Manuel the goals and deliverables of the openZIM project have been discussed. The WMF aims to include the ZIM file format into their dump process and that they will support openZIM to become the standard offline format for Wikimedia Wikis. Long-term goal is to have a "one-click" functionality inside MediaWiki to create ZIM files on demand. Some more interesting ideas and projects the Wikimedia Foundation is looking forward have been discussed, openZIM may become part of those as well.
openZIM project started
The first developer meeting of openZIM just took place near Basel (CH). A team consisting Tommi Mäkitalo (Tntnet), Emmanuel Engelhart (Kiwix), Johannes Schauer (OpenMoko) and Manuel Schneider (Wikimedia CH) have been formed. openZIM will provide free documentation and implementation of the ZIM file format, an efficient storage for hypertext data, aimed at offline access to Wikipedia.
Current goal is to present the project at LinuxTag 2009 in Berlin and have a Wikipedia DVD with all german articles ready by then as a demonstration object.