Small comment about Kiwix
I started using Kiwix a few years ago. I immediately realized the potential of this tool that many people could use without Internet access. In 2009 I conducted with a group of college friends the first tests on a small improvised cyber in a small town called Boqueron, on the island of Margarita, Venezuela. Only 6 computers with access to Kiwix, the response was incredible, the villagers queued to know the new information source, especially children and women.
At that point I started to distribute CDs Kiwix in any number of technological events in Schools and Universities Infocentros. Many people were interested. Many people were interested in collaborating, where I highlight Cesar Wilfredo Mejia, who managed to incorporate hundreds of schools Kiwix of Zulia, Venezuela state, including rural areas of Venezuela Alta Guajira.
I am currently working with a group of users in Brazil to incorporate Kiwix in schools, in the same way as was done in Venezuela.
Kiwix also been particularly used in areas dictatorships perhaps due to problems of access to reliable information, such as Cuba and Venezuela.
Kiwix has immeasurable value, is the best mechanism I know, to bring Wikipedia to places where there can be no Internet access for many reasons. In developed countries often underestimate the importance of Kiwix because Wikipedia is something we take for granted, always available just a click. With the support of organizations and individual activists Kiwix has gained ground in these places. However, it is necessary to go a little beyond expectations, Wikipedia could evolve in a decentralized knowledge base, similar to the current P2P and Kiwix might be the way.
Keep the whole basis of the stored human knowledge is not enough. You need to rethink our resonsabilidad, I talk about the mission and vision of WMF, able to bring this knowledge to those who need it most. Mainly those without Internet access. --Wilfredor (talk) 14:27, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
- I disagree. If " - Wikipedia Offline" is to be removed from the title, I prefer moving the page back to Kiwix. --Nemo 10:55, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
- I was thinking that the automated breadcrumb links, such as appear at the top of Offline Projects/XOWA, would help to bring researchers who aren't aware of all of the alternatives, back to the hub page. And also, it might help re-start activity/updates at the hub pages.
- However, I now see that XOWA is the only individual project that exists as a subpage... The rest in Category:Offline releases are not located at subpages. So either that XOWA page should be moved to the root location, or all the offline projects should become subpages. I'd slightly lean towards making them all subpages, but not strongly.
- If not subpages, then I'll suggest a significant overhaul of Template:Navbox Offline Projects, instead. My goal is to make it clearer to someone who arrives at one page, that there are alternatives. (Without them having to find, and look through, the category). HTH. Quiddity (talk) 21:51, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
How to install KIWIX for 32 bit Windows?
- Kiwix-JS should do the trick. Popo le Chien (talk) 12:27, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
- The old kiwix-0.9 works fine with32 bit Windows. But you will have to use the older ZIM files.
- Have a look here: http://ftpmirror.your.org/pub/kiwix/portable/wikipedia/
- Baba Gaby (talk) 13:18, 5 November 2020 (UTC)
Kiwix Feature request- Web access and Download only specific articles
(1). Desired article does not appear on search result even if I am online.
(2) The current software forces me to download entire library through a separate browser.
What I am trying to do:
(1) When I am online, I will browse the articles directly from internet (using Kiwix browser) and I will download specific articles I want to read. Kiwix will convert the articles into ZIM files.
(2) When I will be offline, it will access ZIM files. In cases a hyperlink cannot be accessed due to network problems, it will show an warning and will add the missing articles into a wishlist.
(3) When internet will be back again, it will (a) Download new edits (b) Download wishlisted articles and (c) download missing figures and attachments.