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Revision as of 17:11, 26 February 2013
Few infos for the developers...
Get the code
You can download the code of kiwix from our Git repository:
git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/kiwix/kiwix
These are the instructions to download and compile Kiwix source code.
Get the code
The source code of Kiwix is available:
- Directly from the source code repository: https://github.com/kiwix/kiwix/
- As a tarball: http://download.kiwix.org/src/
Before to continue, read the README file.
Kiwix relies on many open source libraries to compile. If it does not compile this probably means one of these libraries is not available. Check the configure log file. Some of the libraries you may miss:
The compilation on UNIX (GNU/Linux) follows the GNU autotools procedure:
./autogen.sh ./configure make
On Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, the compilation is far more complicated. Please have a look to the COMPILE file in Kiwix source directory.
The Kiwix project provides also many additional tools. You may have a look to other code repositories here.
Translation the GUI
Kiwix user interface is translated in more than 100 languages. This page explains how to proceed to improve these translations by adding/updating string translations.
The translation of strings does not need any special computer skills. Everybody can help! Translators do this using translatewiki.net, a really powerful online translation platform.
In order to improve Kiwix user interface translation in your native language:
- go to main page to sign up,
- follow the wizard to do a dozen translations and wait a few hours for the authorization,
- translate the strings of Kiwix which still need to be translated.
We also need people to translate this wiki. You just need to create an account to translate one article or two!