Home
Name Modified Size Downloads / Week Status
Totals: 6 Items   12.2 kB 6
v1.9.3 2014-09-15 197 weekly downloads
v1.9.2 2014-09-08 581 weekly downloads
v1.9.1 2014-09-01 9 weekly downloads
v1.8.4 2014-08-25 1 weekly downloads
support 2014-06-02 8 weekly downloads
readme.txt 2014-09-15 12.2 kB 66 weekly downloads
************* RELEASE NOTES ************* v1.9.3.1 features the following: * Minor changes for Simple wikis * Offline images for Simple wikis (rebuild), Species wiki (rebuild), Hungarian wikis (rebuild), and Esperanto wikis (new) 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 rebuild for Simple wikis. * Package: Release image rebuild for Species wiki. * Package: Release image rebuild for Hungarian wikis. * Package: Release new package for Esperanto wikis. == significant == * JTidy: Handle surrogate characters in attribute values (affects: links with surrogate characters not working); EX:<a href="https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/𐎍𐎁_𐎜">. See: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/𐎍𐎁_𐎜 == minor == * Xwiki: Show interwiki links between simple / species wikis and English wikipedia (affects: "en" links showing at the bottom of many simple and species pages). See: https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Rubus https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Puccinia https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2012 https://simple.wiktionary.org/wiki/break https://simple.wikiquote.org/wiki/Samuel_Johnson https://simple.wiktionary.org/wiki/water https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page * Gui: Select next tab before closing current tab, not after (affects: tabs jumping from previous tab to next tab when closing tab); EX:open 3 tabs -> close 2nd -> tab should focus 3rd, not switch to 1st then jump to 3rd. * Css: Place XOWA stylesheet after MediaWiki stylesheet (affects: custom font changes not working on en.w) {detected by anonymous}. See: https://en.wikipedia.org * Module.Popups: Fix popups not working after clicking on link and then going backwards / forwards. * Wikisource: Add namespace-subpage map for eo.wikisource.org (affects: relative urls not working); EX:[[/A]]. See: https://eo.wikisource.org/wiki/La_Kantistino https://eo.wikisource.org/wiki/Rakontoj_pri_Feinoj == trivial == * Wikisource.Page: Disable <pages> unless wiki is wikisource (affects: 1 en.w page wherein dangling <pages> gobbles up rest of content). See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Phantomsteve * Special.Statistics: Remove <pre> from generated HTML. See: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Statistics == dev == * Gui: Close SWT app properly by disposing shell, not display (affects: occasional random errors when shutting down app). * Core: Change String to byte[] conversion to hand-coded versions (Android). **** MD5s **** 009fc2c98845a579625f951f80ef1114 *xowa_app_linux_64_v1.9.3.1.zip 584e314c1bd46d5d40bda6695a92e1e3 *xowa_app_linux_v1.9.3.1.zip de753be849a3eb44d84f7b341cc44bd8 *xowa_app_macosx_64_v1.9.3.1.zip 6adc23856a80baa67ac610b5758a0331 *xowa_app_macosx_v1.9.3.1.zip f9e41fa4001a3e1652fdf70c66385e8a *xowa_app_windows_64_v1.9.3.1.zip 02875240878d8e01803e34e64d987d5c *xowa_app_windows_v1.9.3.1.zip 1e9d1a88ec669ac67e5a86bff458ca55 *xowa_source_v1.9.3.1.7z 1678ea10135b00b455eed2afac152b56 *xowa_upgrade_linux_64_v1.9.3.1.zip 6c4743da856161b1cacde23d267a040e *xowa_upgrade_linux_v1.9.3.1.zip 3ccfbe9de99f04f25239dc114c34f95a *xowa_upgrade_macosx_64_v1.9.3.1.zip 03c5e14533efda42bd16cebb04c6a5a1 *xowa_upgrade_macosx_v1.9.3.1.zip 9991b87af3e2ad68389d47911e487a3a *xowa_upgrade_windows_64_v1.9.3.1.exe 81dae2ff6f06105c1753aee713e9c924 *xowa_upgrade_windows_v1.9.3.1.exe
Source: readme.txt, updated 2014-09-15