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Okawix is an offline browser, initially designed for MediaWiki (Wikipedia) contents but supporting any HTML content.

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  • oid-3657911
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    Unable to get it working. Every install failed. Manual download of archive is erased !

    Posted 12/15/2011
  • haeyu
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    The prime benefit of Okawix is that it allows viewing of photos unlike others such as wikitaxi. I'd like to give it a thumbs up; but since I couldn't get it to work, it gets a fail. Installing the app works fine. Instructions are simple, the UI looks easy enough and clean. You select the language then pick from a selection of wikis. Click download on the appropriate wiki, click install, then wait. Once the download completes it throws an error stating that it failed to load the "corpus." Then it vaporizes the whole download, even though I watched the file size grow over many gigs. I used both large and small selections to test; none worked. Okawix does not provide any way to import the 8GB (33GB uncompressed) wikipedia dump from Wikipedia. You can only get wikis via Okawix' built-in downloader. The app saves them in a proprietary .okawix format. Unsure if this is some index or what. Unlike other offline viewers, this does not recognize the compressed bz2 or the xml format. I extracted and changed the extension of the .xml file to .okawix just in case and pointed the "local corpus" there, but to no avail. He mentions in a blog response that he seeks to reduce server load due to the torrents; however if the dev supported users bringing their own dump (or supported it transparently), he wouldn't have to worry about any server load as much. In addition, adding other wikis, such as wikitravel does not seem possible. There is no user forum to ask for help. The blog has some responses to individual posts, but nowhere to bring up an issue.

    Posted 11/17/2011
  • kelson42
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    Downloading a file has almost crashed my PC

    Posted 11/27/2009
  • nemobis
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    It doesn't support the free standard format (i.e. http://openzim.org; see also http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.science.linguistics.wikipedia.technical/45358). Not user friendly interface (I couldn't figure out how to add a new corpus), no "random page" feature. In the last release, many pages and templates which shouldn't be included, and blue link to non included pages. (I don't know of other bugs, I tried it only for a minute.)

    Posted 09/01/2009
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English, French

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End Users/Desktop

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C++, JavaScript


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