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Google Summer of Code 2013 Wikimedia

Incremental updates for Kiwix (offline Wikipedia)

by kiranmathewkoshy for Wikimedia

This project was thought up in order to make Wikipedia available to remote places without a proper internet connection. As of now, users need to download the full database every time they need to update, and this is quite cumbersome and/or impractical for a user with a slow internet connection. This project implements an incremental update feature in to the existing Kiwix software. Once finished, this would greatly benefit many schools/other institutes in developing regions of the world. It will enable them to keep a local cache of the data, which updates itself automatically.