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************* RELEASE NOTES ************* v1.12.2.1 features the following: * Image update for Arabic wikis See the CHANGE LOG below for a complete list of items specific to this release. ******* CONTACT ******* XOWA's website is at http://xowa.sourceforge.net/ If you encounter issues, please post to https://sourceforge.net/p/xowa/discussion/ ******* INSTALL ******* FILES ===== * There are two types of files: * The xowa_app_*** files are for new users. They will have all the files necessary for xowa to run, including the main jars, XulRunner, languages, etc.. * The xowa_upgrade_*** files are for upgrade users. They will have the xowa jar and any other files specific to the release. * Note that upgrade users can also download the xowa_app_*** files and unzip it over their current version. The xowa_upgrade_*** files are provided as a convenience. * xowa_upgrade_*** files can be applied to any release within the past month. For example, the xowa_upgrade_linux_v1.8.3.1 file can be used to upgrade from v1.7.3, v1.7.4, v1.8.1 or v1.8.2. * The paths below are recommendations. Please feel free to choose any other. * If you've received the readme.txt offline, all files are at https://sourceforge.net/projects/xowa/files/ REQUIREMENTS ============ * Java 1.7+ If you do not have Java 1.7 installed, then please install 1.7 from http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp On Ubuntu Linux, you can use OpenJDK by running 'sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre'. * Compression/Decompression program ("unzip") The XOWA files will be compressed. If your Operating System does not natively support decompressing, please install 7-Zip from http://7-zip.org. * 512 MB RAM XOWA can run on lower memory machines, but 256 MB is needed for importing the larger wikis (EX: en.wikipedia.org; commons.wikimedia.org) Linux ----- * Download 'xowa_app_linux_v*.*.*.*.zip' * Unzip to '/home/your_user_name/xowa/'. When you are done you should have a file called '/home/your_user_name/xowa/xowa_linux.jar' as well as many others * Open a terminal and run "sh /home/your_user_name/xowa/xowa_linux.sh" * If "xowa_linux.sh" doesn't work, run "java -Xmx256m -jar /home/your_user_name/xowa/xowa_linux.jar" Mac OS X 64-bit --------------- * Download 'xowa_app_macosx_64_v*.*.*.*.zip' * Unzip to '/Users/your_user_name/xowa/'. When you are done you should have a file called '/Users/your_user_name/xowa/xowa_macosx_64.jar' as well as many others * Open a terminal by doing Finder -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal * Run "sh /Users/your_user_name/xowa/xowa_macosx_64.sh" If you get a "No Java runtime present" you will need to set up Java on your machine. There are two options: * Update to the latest Java 6 by going to http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572?viewlocale=en_US This will be simpler. However, note that Java 6 is an older obsolete version. * Download Java 7 by going to java.com This will be the most up-to-date Java version. However it requires additional steps. * Find your java runtime: Run "/Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java -version" in the terminal to verify the path * Assuming your java is at the above location, run XOWA by doing either of the following (1) Run the following from the terminal: /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java -Xmx256m -XstartOnFirstThread -Xdock:name=XOWA /Users/your_user_name/xowa/xowa_macosx_64.jar (2) Change your official java to the plugin version and then run xowa_macosx_64.sh sudo ln -fs /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java /usr/bin/java NOTE: if the XOWA menu bar is not clickable, alt-tab to the terminal and back to XOWA. The menu bar will then be usable Mac OS X 32-bit --------------- * Download 'xowa_app_macosx_v*.*.*.*.zip' * Unzip to '/Users/your_user_name/xowa/'. When you are done you should have a file called '/Users/your_user_name/xowa/xowa_macosx.jar' as well as many others * Open a terminal by doing Finder -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal * Run "sh /Users/your_user_name/xowa/xowa_macosx.sh" * If "xowa_macosx.sh" doesn't work, run "java -Xmx256m -d32 -XstartOnFirstThread -jar /Users/your_user_name/xowa/xowa_macosx.jar" Windows ------- If XOWA fails to launch after the steps below, please check the following: * Administrator privileges: If you're on Windows Vista, 7, or 8, try running the program with administrator privileges. You can do so by right-clicking on the exe and choosing "Run as administrator" * XULRunner: Try double-clicking the xulrunner.exe. ** Go to C:\xowa\bin\windows_64\xulrunner (or on 32-bit machines, C:\xowa\bin\windows\xulrunner) ** Double-click xulrunner.exe ** You should get a message box that starts off with "Mozilla XUL Runner 10.0.10" ** If it fails with "Can't start because MSVCR100.dll is missing...try reinstalling to fix...", then you will need to install the Visual C++ redistributable. See https://sourceforge.net/p/xowa/discussion/general/thread/cc7d867d/ * Arabic characters: XOWA cannot run in a folder with Arabic characters due to a limitation in one of its sub-components (SWT). For example, C:\موسوعات\XOWA will not work. On the other hand, C:\encyclopedia\XOWA will work. For more info, see https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=443044. * Java installation: Check that your Java installation is installed correctly ** Open a command window by clicking on the Start button, selecting Run and typing in "cmd" (no quotes) ** Type the following in the terminal window: "java -version" (no quotes) ** It should report "java version "1.6****" or higher Windows 32-bit -------------- * Download 'xowa_app_windows_v*.*.*.*.zip' * Unzip to 'C:\xowa'. When you are done you should have a file called 'C:\xowa\xowa.exe' as well as many others * Double-click 'xowa.exe' * If 'xowa.exe' fails to launch, you can also try double-clicking 'xowa_windows.jar' * If double-clicking doesn't work, you can also try the following: ** Start -> Run > "cmd" ** Enter "java -Xmx256m -jar C:\xowa\xowa_windows.jar" Windows 64-bit (using 64-bit JRE) --------------------------------- * Download 'xowa_app_windows_64_v*.*.*.*.zip' * Unzip to 'C:\xowa'. When you are done you should have a file called 'C:\xowa\xowa_64.exe' as well as many others * Double-click 'xowa_64.exe' * If 'xowa_64.exe' fails to launch, you can also try double-clicking 'xowa_windows_64.jar' * If double-clicking doesn't work, you can also try the following: ** Start -> Run > "cmd" ** Enter "java -Xmx256m -jar C:\xowa\xowa_windows_64.jar" Windows 64-bit (using 32-bit JRE) --------------------------------- * Download 'xowa_app_windows_v*.*.*.*.zip' * Unzip to 'C:\xowa'. When you are done you should have a file called 'C:\xowa\xowa.exe' as well as many others * Visit http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html * Click the "Download" button under "JRE" ** Choose the Windows x86 version *** As of the time of this writing, "Windows x86 Offline" links to http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/7u40-b43/jre-7u40-windows-i586.exe ** Choose an installation folder. For example, "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7_x86" ** After installing, run the following in cmd: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7_x86\bin\java" -Xmx256m -jar C:\xowa\xowa_windows.jar ***** USAGE ***** Setting up Simple Wikipedia =========================== * Once XOWA loads, you will see the Main Page * Click the link for "Set up Simple Wikipedia". Wait about 3 minutes for the wiki to download and install. When it is finished, it will open Simple Wikipedia * Browse Simple Wikipedia. When you are done, click on the Main Page link under XOWA in the left hand navigation bar. Setting up images ================= * Click the link for "Set up images (Windows)". Wait about 3 minutes for the image programs to install. * Open the "Wikis" list in the sidebar and click on "simple.wikipedia.org" * Images will now download for the Main Page. They will automatically download for any page you visit. Here are some example pages to visit (you can copy and paste these into the address bar): http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_architecture http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_(planet) http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_History Setting up other wikis ====================== * If you want to try any other wiki, click on "list of data dumps" on the XOWA Main Page. You can also navigate to "Help:Import/List" Downloading offline thumbs ========================== * If you want to download a complete set of images for your wiki, see the following links: ** For instructions, see: http://xowa.sourceforge.net/setup_simplewiki.html and http://xowa.sourceforge.net/setup_enwiki.html ** For a list of image databases see http://xowa.sourceforge.net/image_dbs.html or https://archive.org/search.php?query=xowa ********** CHANGE LOG ********** == package == * Package: Release image update for Arabic wikis. **** MD5s **** 384a803ecdaa81d2401be127559544fa *xowa_app_linux_64_v1.12.2.1.zip b5fb7a5fb32d00a278bb3d188205a656 *xowa_app_linux_v1.12.2.1.zip 5a15c85ff2ac7d9edfe215849293f770 *xowa_app_macosx_64_v1.12.2.1.zip cd3eee91f21c926579194f63ff111f97 *xowa_app_macosx_v1.12.2.1.zip 198153f960f410d402744c5e452fe6df *xowa_app_windows_64_v1.12.2.1.zip 4a6d4f86bfe14c581aa4d5331a2b36d0 *xowa_app_windows_v1.12.2.1.zip fb2fc7bc14730ade1f7e7e6bdeccb696 *xowa_source_v1.12.2.1.7z f18fdf05bbedd38dc9e2c61236636f8e *xowa_upgrade_linux_64_v1.12.2.1.zip cf7c80ff0fc319bcd05429efbc93dad1 *xowa_upgrade_linux_v1.12.2.1.zip 0460cf954cca68efbd749b5137ba9c6e *xowa_upgrade_macosx_64_v1.12.2.1.zip 4f23689b512bb292a1ab0f89606858d3 *xowa_upgrade_macosx_v1.12.2.1.zip 6e771e94e5495a2e43ba41cab84f6f54 *xowa_upgrade_windows_64_v1.12.2.1.exe 56b5018ec3fb57b6a503863c80f3e1b9 *xowa_upgrade_windows_v1.12.2.1.exe
Source: readme.txt, updated 2014-12-08