Skip to content

updates on adding custom content to SD #41

Open
Warlo opened this Issue Oct 14, 2013 · 3 comments

4 participants

@Warlo
Warlo commented Oct 14, 2013

Hello, I'm a very happy wikireader user for almost 2 years now, and I'm very grateful for its existence and the work being done by you and everyone involved, but It's been a bit frustrating since I got it into my hands every time I tried to add other media wiki content into it or generate my own. I know this is free software / open source (meaning we all work for it and I shouldn’t expect others to solve my problems if I didn’t tried hard enough) and that is why I waited so long to come down here to ask for help.

I believe the documentation (as in "Command sequence to build an image") is not enough to work with, I mean, the commands are there, but -at least for me and some people I've tried with- they dont seem to work. I tried websites like www.hitchwiki.org (their xml dumps are available online) or my own install of a mediawiki with just a few articles and failed every time.

I'm not sure what the solution could be like, I guess it would be nice to have an easier way to put stuff into the device, as so far its been very difficult to understand the current tool and also for friends who have much better skills than myself.

I have no expectations of having this solved overnight, I actually waited a long time as I was hoping that over time there would be more people trying the same and discussing it in forums or solutions from the dev team, but as none of that happened I wanted to let know my opinion on how great would it be for wikireader users to be able to load custom content.

As soon as this is a possible task for me, I promise there will be lots of torrent files and direct download links for various different kinds of content that people could find useful on their readers, as im very active at using it an know many mediawiki websites that have lots of cool info, till then, I just hope you understand that this is not a demand but just a friendly comment.

Thanks!

@hxw
Collaborator
hxw commented Oct 15, 2013

What kind of system are you trying to build on?

If you follow these commands would you past the errors?
change the "DATEHERE" to the date of your enhitch file

in the code below it is using two directories: "ih" for the eventual imahe and "wh" for the work files
This system is: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (precise)

make clean
make

mkdir -p ih/enhitch wh/enhitch wh/tmp/enhitch

make WORKDIR=wh DESTDIR=ih XML_FILES="XML-Licenses/en/license.xml XML-Licenses/en/terms.xml enhitch-DATEHERE-pages-articles.xml" WIKI_LANGUAGE=en WIKI_DIR_SUFFIX=hitch iprc

make WORKDIR=wh DESTDIR=ih WIKI_LANGUAGE=en WIKI_DIR_SUFFIX=hitch install

# note  directory "ih" should have a valid sd card image

make WORKDIR=wh DESTDIR=ih WIKI_LANGUAGE=en WIKI_DIR_SUFFIX=hitch wiki-simulate

# note the simulator overwrites files in the "ih" so no longer a valid sd card image
# repeat the install above to make valid again (i.e. puts back the correct *.app files)
@wikireader wikireader was assigned Oct 17, 2013
@davidgumberg

I know this is free software / open source (meaning we all work for it and I shouldn’t expect others to solve my problems if I didn’t tried hard enough) and that is why I waited so long to come down here to ask for help.

Please do not misinterpret the FOSS "community." Even though certain distributors of open source software may get angry and cross-eyed when you ask them questions, I've found that the majority of communities are more than willing to help you. If you're having trouble with an open source/free piece of software, feel free to ask that community without fear of reprimand or anger, as that doesn't really happen.

@davidgumberg

Also this is a duplicate of #19

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.