Can OM's wiki be used offline?

matt joyce matt.joyce at
Wed Jul 16 13:45:45 CEST 2008

That look so neat.

john wrote:
> A project I was on had a similar requirement of being able to search
> and read documents offline on the iPhone *snarl*. Anyway, what I did
> was port an excellent open source search engine called hyper estraier
> [1] over to the iPhone and used that on various kinds of documents. As
> a test I indexed over 2000 PDFs from MIT OpenCourseWare. It works
> really well [2]. I used lighttpd for the web server. All these
> technologies will work fine on the 1973/Freerunner. If there is an
> interest in this I could package it up for Openmoko. There is also
> potential for developing a native GUI local search tool using hyper
> estraier because it comes with a C API and other language bindings.
> This would remove the web server dependency.
> John.
> [1]
> [2]
> 2008/7/14 Yaroslav Halchenko < at>:
>> Hi All,
>> In the sight of upcoming delivery of our 10-pack, we wanted to get ready
>> to do some testing on the spot, ie when we get together and open our
>> boxes, to power then up and try to make sure that all of them work in
>> the 'similar' fashion (GPS, GSM, etc) so if there is a defective unit,
>> we could localize it easily since we will have a few of them and a few
>> of SIM cards to try ;-)
>> But if smth doesn't work, of cause, the best way is to lookup on the
>> wiki and we will not have (I think) internet connection on the spot. I
>> thought if it is possible to gently (smth not like wget -m
>> obtain a copy of's mediawiki
>> content.
>> Brief googling lead me to few possible solutions (unfortunately
>> not non-intrusive into openmoko's wiki setup) such as
>> Mediawiki offline (thanks to Google Gears):
>> But I wonder may be there is simpler/better ones like a dump of DB
>> without account information credentials, etc? Something like what
>> wikipedia offers
>> (which they actually closed and I see the reason with their sizes), but
>> they also seems to have a workaround
>> --
>> Yaroslav Halchenko
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