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Kiwix is an offline reader for Web content. It's especially thought to make Wikipedia available offline. This is done by reading the content of the project stored in a file format ZIM, a high compressed open format with additional meta-data.

This repository contains a set of tools to help development or usage of kiwix.

COMPILATION INSTRUCTIONS

Most of the compilation steps are handled by the kiwix-build.py script.

This script has been tested of Fedora 23 and Ubuntu 16.10

Take care, the paragraphs are about the target platforms. If you want to build Kiwix for Android on a GNU/Linux system, you should follow the instructions of the "Android" paragraph.

GNU/Linux

Install pre-requisties in your distro, eg, in Debian based:

sudo apt install git cmake meson python3-virtualenv virtualenvwrapper zlib1g-dev libicu-dev aria2 libtool

Dynamic

Pretty simple once all dependencies are installed :

The archives and sources will be copied in your current working dir so I recommend you to create a working directory:

$ mkdir <MY_WORKING_DIR>
$ cd <MY_WOKRING_DIR>

Once ready, just run the script with the install dir as argument:

$ <right/path/to/>kiwix-build.py <INSTALL_DIR>

The script will download and install all the needed dependencies and kiwix related repository.

At the end of the script you will found the binaries in /bin.

As it is a dynamic linked binary, you will need to add the lib directory to LD_LIBRARY_PATH :

$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=<INSTALL_DIR>/lib <INSTALL_DIR>/bin/kiwix-serve

Static

To build a static binary simply add the --build_static option to the kiwix-build.py script :

$ kiwix-build.py --build_static <INSTALL_DIR>

Notes: You cannot use the same working directory to build a dynamic and static.

Notes: At the end of the script, meson may raise a error when it install the kiwix-server binary. This is a meson bug and it has been fixed here (https://github.com/mesonbuild/meson/pull/1240) but your meson version may not include this fix. However, the kiwix-server binary is valid and ready to use.

Mac OSX Universal

The script has not been tested on Mac OSX.

Please, if you have a Mac OSX, try to run the kiwix-build script and report errors or, better, fixes :)

Android and Windows

Cross compilation and strange stuff are to come.

If you wich to help, you're welcome.

CONTACT

Email: kiwix-developer@lists.sourceforge.net

IRC: #kiwix on irc.freenode.net
(I'm hidding myself under the starmad pseudo)

You can use IRC web interface on http://chat.kiwix.org/

More... http://www.kiwix.org/wiki/Communication

LEGAL & DISCLAIMER

Read 'COPYING' file