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************* RELEASE NOTES ************* v1.8.4.1 features the following: * Minor changes for English / Arabic wikis * Offline images for English (update) and Arabic (rebuild) 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/ * 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. * Package: Release rebuild for Arabic wikis. == significant == * Parser.Template: Prepend "\n" correctly for deeply nested templates (affects: gaps in road maps on some pages); EX:0:a 1:\n 2:*b; 2 should not prepend b/c of 1 (was only checking 0). See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Line https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lackawanna_Cut-Off https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_II_của_Phổ * Parser.Xml: Auto-close dangling extension nodes (affects: text appearing instead of images when <gallery> is not closed). See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_pictures_thumbs_43 https://cs.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jaroslav_Kubera * ParserFunctions: Rename PENDINGCHANGESLEVEL to PENDINGCHANGELEVEL (affects: error message on pages). See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris * Scribunto: Change frame title to redirected target (affects: script error on a handful of pages); EX:Template:Positionskarte+ -> Template:Location map+. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statutory_city https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Women's_Division_I_Basketball_Championship https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Connecticut_state_parks * Scribunto.Luaj: Handle varargs in nested table (affects: one page with script errors in enwiki); EX:__coalesce(...). See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia * JTidy: Parse end tag to > not to first non ws (affects: stray /> appearing on a few pages); EX:</br/> -> <br> x> <br> />. See: https://fr.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior:Alphabet_des_fleurs https://pl.wikisource.org/wiki/Śpiąca_królewna_(Oppman) == minor == * Parser.Link: Parse url-encoded strings in redirect link (affects: redirect info not showing for two pages in enwiki); EX:#REDIRECT [[A%28B%29]] -> A(B). See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watcher_(Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic_Four:_World's_Greatest_Heroes * ParserFunctions: Disable displaytitle by default but enable for some wikis. See: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Project:Sandbox https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project:Sandbox https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project:Sandbox * ParserFunctions: Restrict displaytitle to title name when disabled (affects: wrong display title showing up on a page); EX:{{DISPLAYTITLE:Not the page title}} {detected by {unconfirmed}}. See: https://de.wikibooks.org/wiki/Kochbuch/_Druckversion (regression:) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerbera https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concealing-Coloration_in_the_Animal_Kingdom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gzip https://fr.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Paris * Import: Warn if import failed; EX:import wiki -> import does not complete -> show message box warning of non-completion {suggested by {unconfirmed}}. * ImageMap: Handle multiple-line captions for lead image (affects: large image on one enwiki page). See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaea == trivial == * Parser.Link: Do not reposition "]" in "]]]" if following size argument (affects: large image); EX:[http://a.org [[File:B.png|123px]]]. See: https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/محمد https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_poppy_syndrome * Module.Popups: Do not show popup if href is only "#". See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal * Scribunto.Lua: Handle pcall so that it doesn't throw an error (affects: error messages showing when lua enabled); EX:{{min|220|100px}}. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupang_Hinirang == file == * Torrent: Upload new torrent for German Wiki {detected by fake4d}. * Torrent: Fix German / English torrents {detected by Anselm}. See: https://archive.org/details/Xowa_dewiki_latest == dev == * File.Offline.v2: Ignore thumbs with no defined with / height in image.sql; EX:2009_10_08_Marc_Randazza_interview.ogg. * File.Offline.v2: Deprecate unused fsdb_xtn_img table. * File.Offline.v2: Clear xowa_cfg after fsdb_make is done. **** MD5s **** b0b4ff7fef50ab1737c9d8fc1cd6ff62 *xowa_app_linux_64_v1.8.4.1.zip bcd07c08f0612dfdcecac14a537081fe *xowa_app_linux_v1.8.4.1.zip 55b70545667b83743b81f3397a826fe4 *xowa_app_macosx_64_v1.8.4.1.zip 5432941a177e93e619b0029b60f16d2d *xowa_app_macosx_v1.8.4.1.zip ae164e5757700551fe082572764c5063 *xowa_app_windows_64_v1.8.4.1.zip 81dcc2faf006d380041b57bc816ff305 *xowa_app_windows_v1.8.4.1.zip 57c598b0f324c476668b813056ab2ea0 *xowa_source_v1.8.4.1.7z f682120ab9ee3354da434d14fb827a11 *xowa_upgrade_linux_64_v1.8.4.1.zip 87f82a6b64058c5aeec127b9133faf58 *xowa_upgrade_linux_v1.8.4.1.zip cf6b3ce8e4eff9551646b29f372b255b *xowa_upgrade_macosx_64_v1.8.4.1.zip 98a43e19e16ba4e8743925797f18af1e *xowa_upgrade_macosx_v1.8.4.1.zip 43c1e4df189c0d94eaf0fb97e4a97d54 *xowa_upgrade_windows_64_v1.8.4.1.exe 4fde5b87299dc53a53f010389499e27f *xowa_upgrade_windows_v1.8.4.1.exe
Source: readme.txt, updated 2014-08-25