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2011

2010

  • 2010-07-23 : Kiwix has now its own PPA (Personal Package Archive) for Ubuntu : https://launchpad.net/~kiwixteam/+archive/ppa
  • 2010-04-22 : Have released Kiwix 0.9 alpha1. This version benefits of a lot of improvements comparing to the 0.8. It especially runs (again) on MS Windows. Here is the full CHANGELOG. You may downloaded here the Windows version with the WP1 EN 0.7 30.000 Wikipedia articles.
  • 2010-03-28 : Kiwix compiles again under Windows... but this time the process is really simple and documented.
  • 2010-02-15 : I have released the final 0.8 version. I wasn't been working on it since months and no bugs were reported in the last Release Candidate. See you soon with the first 0.9 alpha.
  • 2010-01-23 : First version in the SVN of kiwix-serve, an HTTP server able to serve a ZIM file and using the Kiwix search engine - demo.

2009

2008

  • 2008-12-17 : Linterweb has stopped his collaboration with Kiwix. As Linterweb did not publish the 0.7 source code, this version will not be recognized as a standard Kiwix release and will neither be supported. If you want more information concerning 0.7 and the live corpus, please contact Linterweb.
  • 2008-12-10 : Linterweb has open OpenWebContent.org to help identify free web contents for Kiwix.
  • 2008-11-30 : New permissions of the wiki : everybody with an account can write on it!
  • 2008-11-30 : A first beta release of our next 0.7 release was released here. Please test it and make a report.
  • 2008-09-15 : The English WP1 project has finished its 0.7 selection of almost 30.000 articles. Kiwix will before the end of the year published them using its tools and software.
  • 2008-08-23 : New perl script to optimize contents size (html, jpeg, png and gif ) in a directory.
  • 2008-06-18 : A web gateway to our IRC channel has been installed. Visit us!
  • 2008-06-01 : The French Ubuntu community has released for the second time an offline version of their documentation using kiwix.
  • 2008-05-01 : First release of mirrorMediawikiPages.pl, a perl script allowing to easily mirror whole pages (with text&media dependences) between 2 Mediawikis.

2007

  • 2007-01-11 : Kiwix and the project Moulinwiki will collaborate.
  • 2007-03-01 : v0.5 was released with a collection of 2000 articles of the English Wikipedia. Get it !