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Task1: Windows port

purpose
Make a Windows (2000/XP/VISTA/7) x86_32 version of Kiwix. That means make working Makefiles and DLLs of/for the following 3 XPCOM components (zimAccessor, zimXapianIndexer, xapianAccessor). The compilation process must run in a POSIX environment (mingw) with GNU Makefiles and using the MS compiler (cl.exe) and linker (link.exe).
constraints
Must work with GNU Makefiles
Must be fully documented
Must provide a global script or Makefile doing all what is necessary to do (from downloading the dependence source code to provide a tar.gz with kiwix for Windows).
Must compile on mingw
Must compile with MS cl.exe
Components must be compiled statically
Providing support during 6 months following the due date.
due date
2010-02-15
paid
2000$
additional informations
There is already a prototype: binary and sources (search for the WinStudio project files).
Dependences are gecko-sdk, xapian, libunac, libzip2, zlib, liblzma (see here).
contact
emmanuel _at_ engelhart.org
faq
Which version of the code source should be ported?
Use this archive
Where are the dependences?
All what is necessary should be available here. Visual Studio Express can be downloaded from MS Web site.
Which parts of Kiwix sources should run on Windows?
Only the client should be ported... actualy that means the XPCOM components in src/components
How do I know if it works?
You should be able to view/index/search through a ZIM file without issue. Concretely, if the 3 components register by starting xulrunner, the job is 99% done. There is a check here.
What does it mean... components have to register?
Please read that.
Where may I download a test ZIM file?
here
Should I compile the dependences or use the released binaries?
If possible (should be always possible except for xz-utils) yes. Constraints are the same as for Kiwix itself (GNU Makefile if necessary, doc, ...)
Should I compile also xulrunner?
Like you want. This is not mandatory... if not use the binary version of the SDK and runtime here
Do I have to work on the code itself?
No, you should not... if this seems necessary, contact immediatly Emmanuel. In any case, this is not part of the workpackage/contract.
How may I commit my work?
The whole stuff should be available on the subversion repository of Kiwix. Please communicate your sourceforge nickname to Emmanuel and he will allow you SVN commit.
Where should I have a look if I have specific questions?
Contact asap Emmanuel per email, jabber (kelson -at- kiwix.org) or visit the IRC #kiwix channel on Freenode.
How to compile the client with Windows
Read this page

Task2: Windows installer

purpose
Make a Windows installer for Kiwix and Kiwix content (ZIM files and Xapian search indexes)
constraints
Must use NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)
Must have standard install/uninstall process
Must have a full documentation about how to build the installer
Must provide a global script or Makefile doing all what is necessary to do.
Providing support during 6 months following the due date.
Must compile on mingw
due date
2010-02-15
paid
500$
additional informations
There is already something, code needs to be adapted: ISO of the last version and code
contact
emmanuel _at_ engelhart.org

Task3: Windows DVD launcher

purpose
Make a DVD launcher (run by the autorun) to give the choice over run/install/exit Kiwix
constraints
Must use a specific code base
Must have a full documentation about how to build the installer
Must provide a global script or Makefile doing all what is necessary to do.
Must compile on mingw
Providing support during 6 months following the due date.
due date
2010-02-15
paid
300$
additional informations
contact
emmanuel _at_ engelhart.org