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How has offline Wikipedia affected you? The Wikimedia Foundation (the non-profit that supports Wikipedia) is looking for personal, diverse and inspiring stories about how offline Wikipedia affects the world. If you have a personal story that you would like to share, please contact: stories@kiwix.org. Thank you!

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The Kiwix '''volunteers program''' offers motivated and talented people ways to work for Kiwix during a limited time. Contributors can speak English, French, or German. Technical volunteers should know JavaScript, CSS, or other web languages, or C++.
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<translate>== Tasks ==<!--T:2--></translate>
=== Kiwix for Android =[https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T73660 (re)-Introduce ZIM support in MediaWiki Book creator/OCG] ==
See <translate><!--T:3-->[https://www.mediawiki.org/ MediaWiki] is the wiki engine behind [https://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia], all [https://www.wikimedia.org/ Wikimedia projects] and thousands other Web sites. It's a cutting edge free software providing highly featured web sites that anybody can edit. MediaWiki hosted content can be made available for offline usage through the [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Collection Collection extension] (written in PHP). The Collection extension allows to easily create collection/selection of articles: so called books ; here is [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Book how it works on the English Wikipedia]. Once created, books can be exported in PDF format. The PDF exporting backend itself is not provided by the Collection extension, it's done with a JavaScript based solution called [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Offline_content_generator OCG]. OCG is a NodeJS daemon able to transform a book definition in a PDF and it should be able to do the same in the ZIM format. The [http://www.openzim.org ZIM format] allows to store web pages (with images, videos, etc...) in one extremely compressed file. These pages are then available to read on most computers with a reader like [Androidhttp://www.kiwix.org Kiwix]. A [https://github.com/cscott/mw-ocg-zimwriter stub of solution] has already been written and the [https://sourceforge.net/p/kiwix/other/ci/master/tree/mwoffliner/ MWOffline] is already functional. This [https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T73660 task]is mostly about merging them.</translate>
=== Audience KPI [[phpzim]] (assigned) ===
As Kiwix grows == Promotional video (assigned) ==Look [[Video|here]] for more in popularity it would be really nice to tell the stories of the organizations that are using it. If we know who's using it then we can ask those people to let us know how we can make it better. It would also allow us to better understand the reach that our offline projects and how fast we are improving usdetails.
<translate>=== New Web site Testing platform ===<gallery!--T:4-->File:We need a solution to test automatically Kiwix.org2 mockup1We have currently nothing.pngFile:Kiwix.org2 mockup2.pngso we start from scratch!</gallerytranslate>
We need to replace the current web site by a more simple and fancy one. The current one is too complicated for the average customer and mix informations for devs and end users. In addition it does not provide some features which are essentials like a simple an intuitive way to search over the ZIM library or a simple way to give a feedback (bug report or feature request). So there is a lot of improvement potential in both content and <translate>=== Wikipublish === <!--T:5-->visuals.</translate>
This new one should be based on Mediawiki and we already have <translate><!--T:6-->Create a design. The wiki part, like we know itpublication platform, a Web site online similar to iTunes which would be still accessible but not push on provide the front list of the Web siteavailable contents to download in ZIM, EPUB, .... So we need someone we good PHP & Web languages knowledges also offer to do thatsee the book before downloading it.</translate>
See also http<translate><!--T://paulgu.com/wiki/Drop_Down_Menu_Series === [[Mediawiki DumpHTML extension improvement]] === === [[ZIM Autobuild]] (assigned) === === [[Deaddrops & Geocaching]] (Assigned) === === Testing platform ===We need a solution to test automatically Kiwix. We have currently nothing... so we start from scratch.! === Wikipublish === 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.7-->* [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Offline_Projects/Library/Wikipublish#Volunteers Wants Want to know more...]
* Add support of EPUB in Kiwix
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<translate>=== OSM ===<!--T:8-->
Make a proof of concept of a ZIM file providing a map using OSM data and a tool like [http://openlayers.org/ openLayer].
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<translate>=== Improve P2P support ===<!--T:9-->
* Fix Mirrorbrain to [http://mirrorbrain.org/issues/issue92 integrate torrent links in mirrorbrain]
* Fix Mirrorbrain to [http://mirrorbrain.org/issues/issue83 support fallback torrent trackers in .torrent files]
* Add a way to exchange library and content on a local network (for example, using "bonjour" & Bittorrent BitTorrent DHT)</translate>
=== [[Linux Packaging project]] (assigned) ===
* Package for Ubuntu + official repository* Package for Fedora + official repository* Package for opensuse + official repository* Package for Archlinux + official repository* Package for FreeBSD + official repository* Package for openWRT and DDWRT <translate>=== Ambassador Program ===<!--T:10-->
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Create an '''ambassador program'''. '''Ambassadors''' would be special people especially aware about Kiwix and able to help others:
* Spread contents
* Makes Make conferences* Makes Make advertisement
* Local representative
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To do that, we should develop a set of tools:
* Advertisement Package
* Ambassador program definition
* Map base on Ushahidi to locate them
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<translate>==== Starter Kit (Assigned) ==== <!--T:11-->
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.
 
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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] http://ladypine.org/installfest.html, http://www.wikihow.com/Arrange-Linux-Install-Party
[2] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Webmaker/Teach/WebmakingResources
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<translate>== Video == <!--T:12-->
It would be great to have a video (screencast) presenting the software with its most important features.
 
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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)
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<translate>== See also ==<!--T:13-->* [[{{ll|Participate}}|Participate]]* [[{{ll|Roadmap}}|Roadmap]]* [[{{ll|Development}}|Development]]* [https://bugs.kiwix.org Kiwix bugs & feature requests]
* [https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/meta/wiki/Offline_Projects/Recommended_Projects#Proposed_project_ideas WMF Offline project overview]
* [[Roadmap</en]]* [https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?limit=25&func=&group_id=175508&atid=873518&assignee=&status=&category=&artgroup=&keyword=&submitter=&artifact_id=&assignee=&status=1&category=&artgroup=&submitter=&keyword=&artifact_id=&submit=Filter&mass_category=&mass_priority=&mass_assignee=&mass_artgroup=&mass_status=&mass_cannedresponse=&_visit_cookie=81b82a3d1d10ba51b251710e9ad73d83 Kiwix feature requests]translate>

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