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************* RELEASE NOTES ************* v1.10.3.1 features the following: * Handle missing logo during import due to recent MediaWiki change (mw-wiki-logo) * Minor changes to the poem extension * Offline images for English Wikipedia (update), Vietnamese (update), Lithuanian, and Limburgish wikis * Offline wiki for Wikidata 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 English Wikipedia. See: https://archive.org/details/Xowa_enwiki_latest * Package: Release image rebuild for Vietnamese wikis. See: https://archive.org/details/Xowa_viwiki_latest * Package: Release new package for Lithuanian wikis. See: https://archive.org/details/Xowa_ltwiki_latest * Package: Release new package for Limburgish wikis. See: https://archive.org/details/Xowa_liwiki_latest * Package: Release new package for Wikidata wiki. See: https://archive.org/details/Xowa_wikidatawiki_latest == significant == * Css: Extract logo correctly due to recent MediaWiki change (affects: XOWA logo showing instead of wiki's logo); EX:mw-wiki-logo. See: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page * Css: Default download-xowa_commons.css to true (affects: XOWA logo showing instead of wiki's logo). See: [[Help:Options/Import]] * Config: Default web-access-enabled to true (affects: XOWA logo showing instead of wiki's logo). See: [[Help:Options/Security]] * Poem: Parse lists correctly within poem (affects: some poems with lists render with increasing indentation). See: https://vi.wikisource.org/wiki/Dương_Từ_Hà_Mậu_(dị_bản_mới) {regression} https://ca.wikisource.org/wiki/Llibre_de_Disputació_de_l'Ase https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Wollstonecraft == minor == * Lang: Use vector messages for "Read" and "Edit" (affects: wrong edit message showing for simple wikis). See: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page * Poem: Render colon as indented divs (affects: some poems with incorrect indenting). See: https://vi.wikisource.org/wiki/Văn_Côi_thánh_nguyệt_tán_tụng_thi_ca * Parser.Table: Ignore !! if line does not start with "\n!" (affects: 1 en.w page with broken table layout). See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates * Import: Do not load category if category import is in progress {detected by Schnark}. == trivial == * Url: Handle urls with format of "C/Page_name" (affects: urls with format of "C/Page_name" not openable unless full wiki name is used (no.b:C/Page_name)); EX:C/Variabler. See: https://no.wikibooks.org/wiki/C/Variabler * Lang: Translate "incomplete import" warning for German {contributed by Anselm}. **** MD5s **** 886564e433ffc8a36e7c4b2472ca6b4f *xowa_app_linux_64_v1.10.3.1.zip 930a189e881ce9fc419a58a385719107 *xowa_app_linux_v1.10.3.1.zip b2aac7e986bd8e53542b5f570b7a4bcd *xowa_app_macosx_64_v1.10.3.1.zip 019fb73745ab05f5b91610fa6391dbdd *xowa_app_macosx_v1.10.3.1.zip 548cdafa89133303c1519fff3805a6f3 *xowa_app_windows_64_v1.10.3.1.zip 89ebdf6e99528c6328ae84984034e159 *xowa_app_windows_v1.10.3.1.zip f944c834e6b125cf50f83c167bd6871f *xowa_source_v1.10.3.1.7z c8dacaa2db6fee9de3ed852e32d58813 *xowa_upgrade_linux_64_v1.10.3.1.zip d6621f6204cf383860b65a966fca5071 *xowa_upgrade_linux_v1.10.3.1.zip 48b1e5e7d4c5aa015506c0ff0fb6f1d8 *xowa_upgrade_macosx_64_v1.10.3.1.zip cc8f8d323e9a9d0f8d60343acec6c9c1 *xowa_upgrade_macosx_v1.10.3.1.zip c984fd95e69f38f7fc662f114e6026ac *xowa_upgrade_windows_64_v1.10.3.1.exe 2df0c2aef40fe4de39df48f08ec64077 *xowa_upgrade_windows_v1.10.3.1.exe
Source: readme.txt, updated 2014-10-20