ZimReader for Openmoko

Marc Bantle openmoko at rcie.de
Mon Jul 20 20:10:13 CEST 2009

Hi all!

Since an offline  encyclopedia is most valuable on mobile
devices, I worked on building ZimReader for the Openmoko

As a start I did a native build on a Debian (hackable:1 [3])
driven Openmoko Freerunner. After fixing some minor build
issue ([1], [2]), I can now browse Wikipedia offline on the

ZimReader performs amazingly well on the limited resources
of the device. I use it in conjunction with woosh, a browser
that comes with hackable:1. The content resides on SD-card.
A full-text search takes around 5s, mostly even less.

Since I'm not too much into packaging, I wrapped up a tar
ball for those interested in binaries [4]. Please see the
Readme for installation instructions.

Note: The binaries will most likely _not_ run on OE-based
distributions (OM2009, SHR). They have only been tested
on hackable1. I'll try to supply packages for other distros, as
soon as I find the time.

Thank's a lot to the openzim team for their great work!

Cheers, Marc

[1] http://bugs.openzim.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6
[2] http://bugs.openzim.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5
[3] http://www.hackable1.org/wiki/Main_Page
[4] http://www.gut-informierte-kreise.de/openmoko/openzim/

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