ZimReader for Openmoko

steven mosher moshersteven at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 21:39:39 CEST 2009

  I wonder if that will work on the NanoNote?


  Sign up as developer, when device come it I'll look into getting you an
early unit.


On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:10 AM, Marc Bantle <openmoko at rcie.de> wrote:

> Hi all!
> Since an offline  encyclopedia is most valuable on mobile
> devices, I worked on building ZimReader for the Openmoko
> Neo.
> 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
> phone.
> 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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