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************* RELEASE NOTES ************* v2.4.3.2 features the following: * Fix for wikis failing to load if image databases is missing fsdb.user v2.4.3.1 features the following: * New image update for English Wikipedia, Polish wikis and Greek wikis * Fixes for HTTP server * Fixes for Wikinews and Wikisource * Minor enhancements for file databases 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 ********** v2.4.3.2 == fix == * File: Fix wiki not loading if file databases missing fsdb.user {detected by echo083}. [broken since:v2.4.1] * Popup: Fix Special:XowaPopupHistory not showing. [broken since:v2.4.2] v2.4.3.1 == fix == * HttpServer: Fix broken links for page results in Special:Search {detected by echo083}. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search/Science [broken since:v2.4.2] * Link: Show links to subpages (affects: valid pages mistakenly marked as missing); EX:[[/A]] {detected by anonymous; echo083}. See: https://pt.wikisource.org/wiki/Pacotilha_poetica [broken since:v2.4.2] * Wikisource: Show included pages inside <pagelist> (affects: 3 pl.w not showing subpages). See: https://pl.wikisource.org/wiki/Prawo_autorskie_(ustawa_z_29_marca_1926_r.) https://pl.wikisource.org/wiki/Dekret_z_dnia_7_marca_1953_r._o_przemianowaniu_miasta_Katowice_na_miasto_Stalinogród_i_województwa_katowickiego_na_województwo_stalinogrodzkie https://pl.wikisource.org/wiki/Dekret_z_dnia_10_grudnia_1956_r._o_przywróceniu_nazwy_miasta_Katowice_i_województwa_katowickiego [broken since:v2.4.1] * DynamicPageList: Fix DynamicPageList not showing (affects: pages in wikinews showing <DynamicPageList>). See: https://pl.wikinews.org/wiki/Strona_główna [broken since:v1.11.3] * File: Show redirected images (affects: missing images when underlying image page has been redirected); EX:Wikiversity-logo-Snorky.svg -> Wikiversity-logo-en.svg. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth [broken since:v2.2.4] == package == * Package: Release image rebuild for Simple wikis. See: https://archive.org/details/Xowa_simplewiki_latest * Package: Release image rebuild for English Wikipedia. See: https://archive.org/details/Xowa_enwiki_latest * Package: Release image rebuild for Polish wikis. See: https://archive.org/details/Xowa_plwiki_latest * Package: Release image rebuild for Greek wikis. See: https://archive.org/details/Xowa_elwiki_latest == significant == * Search: Show search results when moving backward or forward through history (affects: no search results after pressing back); EX:search -> click link -> press back -> results are empty. * Search: Fix SWT deadlock when execSync is running during display shutdown (affects: XOWA running in background when app is closed during long search). * Search: Update progress message at start of search (affects: status box being blank at beginning of search). * File: Create file-user database if it doesn't exist. * File: Ignore missing bin db files (affects: wiki to fail to load if one bin file is missing). * File: Fix wrong thumb image shown for original (affects: images with missing original will show previous thumb). See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Club_(dining_club) [broken since:v2.2.4] * Gallery: Show correct page images for djvu / pdf inside gallery (affects: gallery with pdf / djvu and page > 1 always showing page 1); EX:<gallery>File:A.pdf|b|page=8</gallery>. See: https://pt.wikisource.org/wiki/Portal:Diccionario_geographico_do_Brazil == minor == * File: Use correct image size when image has frame and thumb (affects: a handful of images showing wrong size); EX:[[File:A.png|thumb|frame]] -> frame. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Western_civilization * File: Show image box when image has frame and thumb (affects: a handful of images showing inline instead of as frame / thumb); EX:[[File:A.png|thumb|frame]] -> frame. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Western_civilization * Language: Show messages for Wikidata codes (affects: <some-key> showing up on Wikidata instead of "value"); EX:<Wikibase-entity-item> -> "item" {detected by anonymous}. See: https://www.wikidata.org * Import: Add Nepal Wikipedia. See: [[Help:Import/List]] == trivial == * Language: Add new language codes (affects: none); EX:ady_cyrl;aro;ase;bew;bgn;bto;es_formal;esu;gom_deva;guc;hsn;izh;luz;mic;mnc;mui;pbb;ppl;rap;rmf;ryu;saz;sdh;shn;sly;. * Import: Generate unique session guid (affects: empty guid in xowa_cfg for new wikis); EX:SELECT * FROM xowa_cfg. == dev == * Scribunto: Fix error message not showing for Scribunto messages. See: https://www.wikidata.org == doc == * xowa.sourceforge.net: Update download links for en.wikipedia.org {detected by anonymous}. * Help: Update documentation for setting up Simple Wikipedia / English Wikipedia. * Help: Update Download list. **** MD5s **** 419e43daf2c93b29bc8c94f3120dff9d *xowa_app_linux_64_v2.4.3.2.zip 8f46be3fcbef64687ace3f2ff396bcdb *xowa_app_linux_v2.4.3.2.zip adc8f63d901c1157c3fd908881518d1d *xowa_app_macosx_64_v2.4.3.2.zip ca818accdebe7b0ac2a66ae868ba5583 *xowa_app_macosx_v2.4.3.2.zip b6a5b19b2f48bfd5f64a8a8329c22719 *xowa_app_windows_64_v2.4.3.2.zip bda73b4f5b4d9b04b4a4ae8fd56bbecd *xowa_app_windows_v2.4.3.2.zip a5c7b7625d1476bfd5cf82dff83d029e *xowa_source_v2.4.3.2.7z 533ea92402db0cf003f9bd1856a87515 *xowa_upgrade_linux_64_v2.4.3.2.zip ca6293fcfa0170468492474781caa761 *xowa_upgrade_linux_v2.4.3.2.zip e5de26cf857538e18eaf0a46796537ef *xowa_upgrade_macosx_64_v2.4.3.2.zip c8c42be2789ff1c5b54c5d5f6b1f7717 *xowa_upgrade_macosx_v2.4.3.2.zip 2ee6baa106d255080a870c247c1406d1 *xowa_upgrade_windows_64_v2.4.3.2.exe a299b4d0e6f2d3bb0c8ea625ccca6e92 *xowa_upgrade_windows_v2.4.3.2.exe
Source: readme.txt, updated 2015-04-21