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2009-10-22 Blog Post on Project Paroli

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The heart of the project however is the ZIM format[4]. It is designed to be an efficient and universal way of storing large wikis in a single file. It can be used to compress virtually any data from a given postgreSQL scheme. "With ZIM we are trying to introduce a standard for offline wiki applications", the project team explains, this would also include applications on platforms such as the iPhone, webOS or Symbian, even Symbianexisting ones. The team hopes other wiki applications will adopt the ZIM format, as the Wikimedia Foundation is already preparing automatic ZIM generators for the Wikipedia.
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