Offline Wikipedia reader
Instructions can be found here: http://users.softlab.ece.ntua.gr/~ttsiod/buildWikipediaOffline.html
Initial indexing should be carried out on a desktop/laptop, as the freerunner is not powerful enough
This project provides software to store the entirety of Wikipedia (any language) locally on a Linux device.
All Wikipedia pages are downloaded from the Wikipedia page dump - . The files needed is called 'pages-articles.xml.bz2', and the most recent is 4.1GB
For more info visit the official website: http://users.softlab.ece.ntua.gr/~ttsiod/buildWikipediaOffline.html
The English Wikipedia (text only) is around 6GB, so the entire content can be stored on one 8GB device. The German Wikipedia is approximately 1/4 the size, so can be stored on a correspondingly smaller card; ditto for other languages
The software functions by running a lightweight webserver on the phone, and using php to present the pages, which are then viewed using any web browser.
At present, a single tar.bz is downloaded from the site above, the pages extract downloaded and copied to the correct location, and the indexing process run (takes approximately one hour on a dual-core 1.1GHz cpu, 1.5GB RAM laptop)
In the future the software will be released as an ipk, with an automatic download of the most recent wikipedia dump, and a diff utility to allow it to be updated.
Read entirety of Wikipedia offline