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Le programme des volontaires Kiwix offre à des gens motivés et talentueux des moyens de travailler pour Kiwix pendant une durée limitée. Les contributeurs peuvent parler francais, anglais ou allemand. Les volontaires techniques devraient connaitre Javascript, CSS, ou autres langages Web, ou C++


(re)-Introduce ZIM support in Mediaswiki Book creator/OCG

Mediawiki est le motor wiki derrière Wikipedia, tous les projets Wikimedia et des centaines d'autres sites Web. C'est un logiciel libre de pointe fournissant des sites Web hautement fonctionnels que n'importe qui peut éditer. Le contenu hébergé Mediawiki peut être rendu disponible pour une utilisation hors-ligne avec l'extension Collection (développé en PHP). L'extension Collection permet de créer rapidement une collection/sélection d'articles, nommés livres ; voir son fonctionnement sur Wikipedia en anglais. Une fois créés, les livres peuvent être exportés au format PDF. Le service d'arrière plan pour l'export au format PDF n'est pas fourni par l'extension Collection, mais par une solution basée sur Javascript nommée OCG.

phpzim (assigned)

Testing platform

We need a solution to test automatically Kiwix. We have currently nothing... so we start from scratch.!


Create a publication platform, a Web site online similar to itunes which would provide the list of available contents to download in ZIM, EPUB, .... also offer to see the book before downloading it.


Make a proof of concept of a ZIM file providing a map using OSM data and a tool like openLayer.

Improve P2P support

Linux Packaging project (assigned)

Ambassador Program

Create an ambassador program. Ambassadors would be special people especially aware about Kiwix and able to help others:

  • Spread contents
  • Makes conferences
  • Makes advertisement
  • Local representative

To do that, we should develop a set of tools:

  • Advertisement Package
  • Ambassador program definition
  • Map base on Ushahidi to locate them

Starter Kit (Assigned)

Perhaps a nice kit would help. You know, like for organizing Linux installation parties[1] or Mozilla's event kits[2] etc., that encourages people, and provides step-by-step guidance and advice, to go and install Kiwix with a relevant offline Wikipedia file in their local no-Internet (or restricted/expensive Internet) school, college, community center, etc.

Would anyone be interested in working on that? WMF can contribute funding for some materials -- a Kiwix quick-start guide or cheatsheet, stickers, T-shirts. [1], [2]


It would be great to have a video (screencast) presenting the software with its most important feature.

Here is a proposition:

  • Presentation slide of the video with slide and authors
  • Presentation of the context (Online Wikipedia put offline of a DVD)
  • Presentation of the principle of Kiwix and ZIM
  • Starting Kiwix
  • Open file
  • Indexing file
  • surfing
  • searching
  • special features: fullscreen, switch language, font bigger/smaller, random page, etc.
  • Finish (present the ZIM availables and how to download them)

See also