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[[Image:Screenshot-Mokopedia.png|thumb|500px|''Mokopedia running on Ubuntu'']]
 
 
 
{{todo|Support this project by adding ideas and comments to the discussion page and edit this article}}
 
{{todo|Support this project by adding ideas and comments to the discussion page and edit this article}}
  
 
Mokopedia intends to make wikipedia accessible on your phone even without being online because all articles will reside bzipped on an SD Card.
 
Mokopedia intends to make wikipedia accessible on your phone even without being online because all articles will reside bzipped on an SD Card.
It is based on the [[Look_%26_Feel#Native_Stylus-Based | Stylus Demo]] by [[User:Mickey|Mickey]] which one can find in openmoko/trunk/src/target/OM-2007/examples/. Please submit more feature ideas!
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It's now rewritten in python and uses pythons gtkhtml2 binding (not available yet on openmoko - fgau is working on it) and bzip2 binding to do everything the former version in c did.
 
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Please submit more feature ideas!
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==Feature Ideas==
 
==Feature Ideas==
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**recently viewed articles (history)
 
**recently viewed articles (history)
 
**most viewed articles
 
**most viewed articles
*search articles "as you type"
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*search articles "as you type" (benchmarks on a neo with searching in large text files proove such things to be impossible due to processor slowness)
 
*it will have no pictures - not enough room on any storage media
 
*it will have no pictures - not enough room on any storage media
*tex forumlas could be generated with a local LaTeX install but such may be too big for the phone
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*tex forumlas could be generated with a local LaTeX install but this may be too big for the phone
*all wikipedia versions except the english one will fit on a 4GB SDCard (tested with the second largest wikipedia (german))
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*all wikipedia versions except the english one will fit on a 1GB SDCard (tested with the second largest wikipedia (german)) - compressability tests with en-wiki in progress
*all articles in one big file and one index file for title searches OR a lot of small gzipped files which get unzipped on the fly
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*all articles will be bzipt in seperate files - 7zip/lzma only performs better than bzip with really big files due to it's dictionary and it's also much slower and eats much more memory
**the gzipped/bzipped version will only take less then a gigabyte and this way even the english wikipedia should fit on a little microsd card
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*new wikipedia versions can be obtained from here [http://static.wikipedia.org/] and can then be optimzed with a perl script I wrote
**can anyone confirm if SDHC cards are working with the neo? if not we are capped to 2GB
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*new wikipedia versions can be obtained from here [http://download.wikimedia.org/]
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*option for varying the text size
 
*option for varying the text size
 
*settings dialog
 
*settings dialog
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*forward/back buttons
 
*forward/back buttons
 
*bookmarks
 
*bookmarks
*support for stripped down wikipedia versions (100MB, 500MB) with only the most viewed articles for users without expensive 4Gig Cards
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*support for stripped down wikipedia versions (100MB, 500MB) with only the most viewed articles for users with storage restrictions
*if an article is not available locally - ask the user if it should download it form the web
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**if an article is not available locally - ask the user if it should download it form the web
 
*Scan SMS and emails for keywords of current events (extracted from a news feed) or foreign words and automagically crossreference them to the respective article of the offline wikipedia.
 
*Scan SMS and emails for keywords of current events (extracted from a news feed) or foreign words and automagically crossreference them to the respective article of the offline wikipedia.
 
==UI Layout==
 
 
As shown [[Look_%26_Feel#Native_Stylus-Based|here]] Mokopedia will split into the following components:
 
*'''Application Menu'''
 
**Settings Dialog
 
**Help
 
**Exit
 
*'''Filter Menu'''
 
**Recent
 
**Most Viewed
 
**Local Info (GPS)
 
**Bookmarks
 
*'''Navigation Area''' will contain an article list corresponding to the current filter or search term
 
*'''Toolbar'''
 
**Search
 
**Four Action Buttons
 
***Forward
 
***Backward
 
***Add to Bookmark
 
***???
 
**Window Resizer
 
*'''Detail Area''' contains the actual wikipedia article
 
  
 
==Development Status==
 
==Development Status==
  
 
*UTF-8 capable article viewer
 
*UTF-8 capable article viewer
*several empty user controls
 
 
*read bzip2 compressed articles
 
*read bzip2 compressed articles
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You can obtain the current version of the little mokopedia python script on http://www.rabenfrost.net/mokopedia.py. The article which is shown is hardcoded. The demo article is an optimzed version of "Alexander the Great http://www.rabenfrost.net/Alexander_the_Great.html.bz2
  
 
[[Category:Add-on data]]
 
[[Category:Add-on data]]
 
[[Category:Ideas]]
 
[[Category:Ideas]]
 
[[Category:Unimplemented]]
 
[[Category:Unimplemented]]

Revision as of 11:01, 13 September 2007

TODO: Support this project by adding ideas and comments to the discussion page and edit this article (See: To-Do List)

Mokopedia intends to make wikipedia accessible on your phone even without being online because all articles will reside bzipped on an SD Card. It's now rewritten in python and uses pythons gtkhtml2 binding (not available yet on openmoko - fgau is working on it) and bzip2 binding to do everything the former version in c did. Please submit more feature ideas!

Feature Ideas

Please feel free to add anything that comes to your mind.

  • show articles depending on location (GPS)
  • list with
    • recently viewed articles (history)
    • most viewed articles
  • search articles "as you type" (benchmarks on a neo with searching in large text files proove such things to be impossible due to processor slowness)
  • it will have no pictures - not enough room on any storage media
  • tex forumlas could be generated with a local LaTeX install but this may be too big for the phone
  • all wikipedia versions except the english one will fit on a 1GB SDCard (tested with the second largest wikipedia (german)) - compressability tests with en-wiki in progress
  • all articles will be bzipt in seperate files - 7zip/lzma only performs better than bzip with really big files due to it's dictionary and it's also much slower and eats much more memory
  • new wikipedia versions can be obtained from here [1] and can then be optimzed with a perl script I wrote
  • option for varying the text size
  • settings dialog
    • set articles location
  • forward/back buttons
  • bookmarks
  • support for stripped down wikipedia versions (100MB, 500MB) with only the most viewed articles for users with storage restrictions
    • if an article is not available locally - ask the user if it should download it form the web
  • Scan SMS and emails for keywords of current events (extracted from a news feed) or foreign words and automagically crossreference them to the respective article of the offline wikipedia.

Development Status

  • UTF-8 capable article viewer
  • read bzip2 compressed articles

You can obtain the current version of the little mokopedia python script on http://www.rabenfrost.net/mokopedia.py. The article which is shown is hardcoded. The demo article is an optimzed version of "Alexander the Great http://www.rabenfrost.net/Alexander_the_Great.html.bz2

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File:Screenshot-Mokopedia.png
Mokopedia running on Ubuntu
TODO: Support this project by adding ideas and comments to the discussion page and edit this article (See: To-Do List)

Mokopedia intends to make wikipedia accessible on your phone even without being online because all articles will reside bzipped on an SD Card. It is based on the Stylus Demo by Mickey which one can find in openmoko/trunk/src/target/OM-2007/examples/. Please submit more feature ideas!

Contents


Feature Ideas

Please feel free to add anything that comes to your mind.

  • show articles depending on location (GPS)
  • list with
    • recently viewed articles (history)
    • most viewed articles
  • search articles "as you type"
  • it will have no pictures - not enough room on any storage media
  • tex forumlas could be generated with a local LaTeX install but such may be too big for the phone
  • all wikipedia versions except the english one will fit on a 4GB SDCard (tested with the second largest wikipedia (german))
  • all articles in one big file and one index file for title searches OR a lot of small gzipped files which get unzipped on the fly
    • the gzipped/bzipped version will only take less then a gigabyte and this way even the english wikipedia should fit on a little microsd card
    • can anyone confirm if SDHC cards are working with the neo? if not we are capped to 2GB
  • new wikipedia versions can be obtained from here [1]
  • option for varying the text size
  • settings dialog
    • set articles location
  • forward/back buttons
  • bookmarks
  • support for stripped down wikipedia versions (100MB, 500MB) with only the most viewed articles for users without expensive 4Gig Cards
  • if an article is not available locally - ask the user if it should download it form the web
  • Scan SMS and emails for keywords of current events (extracted from a news feed) or foreign words and automagically crossreference them to the respective article of the offline wikipedia.

UI Layout

As shown here Mokopedia will split into the following components:

  • Application Menu
    • Settings Dialog
    • Help
    • Exit
  • Filter Menu
    • Recent
    • Most Viewed
    • Local Info (GPS)
    • Bookmarks
  • Navigation Area will contain an article list corresponding to the current filter or search term
  • Toolbar
    • Search
    • Four Action Buttons
      • Forward
      • Backward
      • Add to Bookmark
      • ???
    • Window Resizer
  • Detail Area contains the actual wikipedia article

Development Status

  • UTF-8 capable article viewer
  • several empty user controls
  • read bzip2 compressed articles