Hackathon Winter 2015
This page summarizes the action plan for the Kiwix winter hackathon 2015. This hackathon has not a special motto but has for purpose to gather the developers who are currently the most involved in the developement of openZIM/Kiwix.
- Kiwix-plug for RaspberryPi
Kiwix-plug works already with RasberryPi but this still needs a little bit work to have a public ready industrial solution.
- Content/Download manger for Android
Kiwix for Android lacks a content manager allowing to quickly download/load/remove content within the app and without using the web browser
- Better library system based on OPDS
The current solution based on a custom format has many flaws (the most important one being that it does not scale correctly). We should adopt a more standard & better format (based on) OPDS.
- Kiwix for the Web
Kiwix for the Web development has already been started within the Evopedia project. The hackathon should be the occasion to release a first version.
- Integrate geo-coordinates to the ZIM specs & standard library
World is going mobile and Kiwix users more an more have a device with geolocation abilities. User want to be able to search content based on geo-coordinates.
- Make KA Lite interoperable with ZIM
- Kiwix library online OPDS backend
- Server-side solution to feed a SQLite library database (probably by extending manageContentRepository.pl)
- OPDS service able to read the SQLite database and provide list/search features (to be newly developed in PHP or Python)
- OPDS ready library/download manager
- New Android app release using OPDS backend with a iOS/PC like lirbrary/download manager
- Kiwix for the Web
- Launch a first version of web app
- Upgrade jszim to fix the few last issues and release a first official release
- Kiwix-plug for Raspberry Pi
- Upgrade current solution to work as good with Raspberry Pi than with Dreamplug (clean and improve current draft of solution)
- Try to install and benchmark XSCE/Kwiizi/Ideasbox/edupi
- Release new version of zimlib with geoloc. index support
- Patch zimwriterfs to generate ZIM files with geoloc. index
- Upgrade ios/Android app to have a minimal support of this feature
- KA Lite
- Kiwix will be able to have the latest static Khan Academy Video contents exported for any given language that exists in KA Lite.
- KA Lite will be able to import ZIM contents so content from Kiwix can be turned into a KA Lite channel
- Speed up Kiwix wiki by cleaning automatically content library history page.
- Allow kiwix-serve to listen only on a specific interface (works on OSX & Linux) Feature request #935
- Migrating all Sourceforge git code repository to Github
- Finish kiwix-plug port for RaspberryPi(2)
- Create, mentor and merge patches of 5 GCI tasks (mostly for Kiwix for Android)
- Welcome a new developer with his code to add support of Xapian (fulltext search) in Kiwix for Android.
- Integrated OpenZIM export as an addon for KA Lite: https://github.com/benjaoming/ka-lite-zim
- Wrote documentation for KA Lite OpenZim export: http://ka-lite-zim.readthedocs.org/
- Language-specific export of Khan Academy videos and subtitles to static OpenZim library, mobile friendly.
- Setup zimfarm server to generate .zim files based on ka-lite-zim project.
- Evopedia HTML5 repo has been transfered to Kiwix github organisation (html5)
- Evopedia HTML5 has been rebranded
- Kiwix HTML5 release 2 has been planned and many bugs have been fixed (but work still needs to be done)
- First libzim patch has been developed to allow to search by geoloc (still need review)
- The ZIM standard documentation has been updated
- The improved versions (better content manager and new "near by" function) are longstanding feature requests. With them we will hopefully get more mobile satisfied users.
- The Web is the ultime agnostic plateform. Having a Kiwix for the web allows us to provide a solution to everyone to read ZIM files.
- RaspberryPi is the most famous cheap computer on the market et would allow us to propose kiwix-plus ~100 USD cheaper than with the Dreamplug. It's important to be able to install kiwix-plug on it.
- This hackathon is also important on the personal level to be able to meet 3 new Kiwix developers who have done a serious job in the last 12 months.
- Releasing a new version of Android will automatically make Kiwix appearing in the F-Droid FOSS app store.
5 developers meet during a week to make this steps forward.
3th -> 10th January 2016 (1 week, Sunday to Sunday)
Thanks to Wikimedia Switzerland for the sponsorship!