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Wikimania 2011
August 2nd - 7th
During the Hacking Days (Aug. 2nd/3rd), prior to Wikimania 2011 (Aug. 4th - 7th), we will have our 4th Developers Meeting.

The Hacking Days / Wikimania / Developers Meeting takes place in Haifa, Israel.

Wikimania 2011 website.
Make ZIM files now easily with Collection Extension
2011-03-09
Today Wikimedia Foundation announced that the Collection Extension for MediaWiki, developed by PediaPress, is now able to create ZIM files. So you can easily select the content you want and just export a ZIM file.
3rd Delevopers Meeting
2010-10-19
We had our Developers Meeting on October 15th to 17th in Strasbourg. Read our report.
ZIM on Android / LZMA2 for Java
2010-09-17
Linterweb, the maker of the Okawix offline reader, has recently switched to ZIM and is currently working on an Android version of their software.

There is one problem: ZIM uses XZ / LZMA2 for compression while there is no such library available for Java. There are Java libs for the older LZMA and an SDK for XZ / LZMA2, but this currently only supports C/C++.

Asaf Bartov from Wikimedia Israel, also a user of the ZIM technology, now started to port LZMA2 from C to Java:

Feel free to contribute. Both the LZMA2 SDK and Asaf's Java port are open source software.
Wikimania 2010
July 9th - 11th, 2010
At the yearly international Wikimedia conference, this year in Gdansk (PL) there will be a long Wikipedia Offline workshop where openZIM is involved (Friday 9th, 2 - 6 pm).

Also many of the openZIM team are participating at Wikimania. Meet us in Gdansk!

Wikipedia DVD LinuxTag 2009
2009-06-24
Our Wikipedia DVD is available on our booth at LinuxTag in Berlin, hall 7.2a booth 113a.
running the zimreader on DVD
bin/zimreader zim/wikip000.zim
  -x zim/wikipedi.zim
report bugs!
Wikimania 2009
August 26th - 28th, 2009
openZIM has presented itself, its goals and delieverables at the annual international Wikimania conference in Buenos Aires. Visit the talk of Manuel Schneider and get in touch with us!
Cooperation with Wikimedia Foundation
2009-04-16
In a phone conference with Erik Möller, Brion Vibber and Tomasz Finc of the Wikimedia Foundation and Manuel the goals and deliverables of the openZIM project have been discussed. The WMF aims to include the ZIM file format into their dump process and that they will support openZIM to become the standard offline format for Wikimedia Wikis. Long-term goal is to have a "one-click" functionality inside MediaWiki to create ZIM files on demand. Some more interesting ideas and projects the Wikimedia Foundation is looking forward have been discussed, openZIM may become part of those as well.
openZIM project started
2009-02-22
The first developer meeting of openZIM just took place near Basel (CH). A team consisting Tommi Mäkitalo (Tntnet), Emmanuel Engelhart (Kiwix), Johannes Schauer (OpenMoko) and Manuel Schneider (Wikimedia CH) have been formed. openZIM will provide free documentation and implementation of the ZIM file format, an efficient storage for hypertext data, aimed at offline access to Wikipedia.

Current goal is to present the project at LinuxTag 2009 in Berlin and have a Wikipedia DVD with all german articles ready by then as a demonstration object.