Wikipedia offline edition... reloaded

My past effords to create a Wikipedia on DVD have stayed as a thought in my head all the time altough all my effords to create a recent edition have failed.

But now I stumbled over a link which presents an approach different to my previous tries to create all articles as separate files. Instead it sets up an unbelievable tiny webserver locally and accesses the article data directly in the .bz-ipped archives of the worlds largest encyclopedia. And in compressed form, it fits nicely on a DVD, even a recent dump. Maybe I'm trying this one out soon. Drawback: no images on the dump, just textual content.

See the Wikipedia offline reader (via) for details.


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