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  • 2007 Wikipedia Selection release! Download the file directly from the server, and then seed using the torrent (to come).



I can seed the torrents from several dedicated servers 24/7 with a 100mbit connection... If anybody would be so kind to tell me where I can get all the Wikipedia torrents? Sorry for posting anonoymous, but I cannot login here at the moment. I will sign with my own username here later. (I'm on a school computer at the moment) EDIT: I know there's a download link on this discussion page, but I'm not sure whether there are any more Wikipedia torrents circulating, besides this one. (talk) 08:57, 8 February 2008 (UTC)[reply]


Does anyone feel the need to have a meeting about this project through irc. I wouldn't mind talking for a meeting, err typing. I thought we could use the wikipedia 1.0 channel. Its on the Version 1.0 editorial team. I'm there right now, until they kick me off. I am 'nominaladversary' Nominaladversary 04:32, 14 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]

That's at Channel: #wikipedia-1.0. Walkerma 06:27, 14 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Version 0.5 update

Just thought I'd keep you abreast of developments at Wikipedia:Version 0.5. Linterweb, a French company, is planning to release 2000-10000 CDs during January. It was delayed a little in order to hire a developer, but he has now started work. The CD will include a search engine and a set of navigational pages (some of these are ready). I believe everything (including the software) will be available for the free download under GFDL. Will you be able to set up for a January release via the BitTorrent network? Thanks, and Happy New Year, Walkerma 05:17, 2 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]

ER, the software will be GFDL? Was that a mis-statement on your part or are they really going to release software under a license written specifically for software documentation? — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 19:40, 2 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, that's probably my mistake (I don't really follow the copyright laws very well), but my understanding is that the software can be freely included with the distribution. I'll check up on the details. Walkerma 06:04, 3 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, just making sure. GPL is probably the appropriate license for the software itself. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 16:13, 3 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, it's GPL, I confirmed it. Walkerma 19:58, 4 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Linterweb isn't going to bundle anything are they?
Sorry, for not answering your inquiries, yes we can get started on the 0.5 release right away. And thank you for the update as well as the good news of the CD release.Nominaladversary 23:25, 8 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
The release is being held up at the moment (things beyond our control), but we are getting closer to publication. We will be able to include the reader in with the download, as far as I understand - that was a big reason for working with a small French software company. I'd guess now at a February CD release (with downloading available shortly afterwards), but I can't be sure. I'll let people here know as soon as we are ready. Walkerma 04:36, 22 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
The release is tentatively scheduled for March 26. I'll try to keep you posted with download information. Walkerma 06:32, 22 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]

(unindent)I'm still very ichy to get a torrent going for it ASAP or exactly on the date (now April 3rd?) so that if the site gets slammed by digg or something it'll still have a solid download link. while leeching/seeding is not new to me, actually establishing a torrent is; is this ready to go or is there anyway i can help? JoeSmack Talk 20:16, 30 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Contact User:Kelson - he is organising the start of seeding, I believe. He understands English well. He did the image files, dumps and cleanup of Version 0.5 for us, and I think may even have a server he is getting ready for Torrent. You're right, it is most likely Tuesday, April 3rd before we can start. Thanks, Walkerma 03:26, 31 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]
(his reply from here). Hi Joe, Linterweb will provide the v0.5 iso over HTTP or FTP, and searchs good mirrors over the world to enforce the network architecture. So you will be free to download the iso just after the release... for this reason I think it will be easy for you to start to share it quickly over BT. Best regards. Kelson 31 mars 2007 à 21:10 (CEST)
It looks like it will be up to us to set up a torrent. JoeSmack Talk 17:38, 1 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Well then lets get started, trackers? Nominaladversary 23:05, 2 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Here we go, download links. I'm thinking mininova for the seed? Lots of options though. JoeSmack Talk 20:21, 6 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Well, we'll need to update the front page, but first lets make the subpage with all of the info, and check up on the torrent. I'm downloading the files, and will make multiple torrents to see which trackers work. If you guys have any torrents that are perfect, post them.Nominaladversary 00:44, 8 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
First attempt, 1 tracker (bz2 and the non compressed iso I'll try to leave azureus on all night. Nominaladversary 02:44, 8 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
First attempt update: Well, we have about 2-3 different uploaders and about 9 different leechers. Both torrents are working at my end. Both torrents are at thepiratebay as well. here and here. If anyone has an ED2K client, he/she is already providing support for the release on the ed2k network. Albeit all intentions are good, the BitTorrent side of the release is more important. If you have both types of clients open, well even better. Nominaladversary 13:16, 8 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
I believe User:X1987x uploaded the other torrent slightly earlier. The date on it is a month in advance (on accident), but it has seeds. There is a little more info on my and his talk page, but im a little more for the one with better info. I'll try seeding both until we decide what to do. JoeSmack Talk 04:32, 9 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
For info, just add a comment on the corresponding page at TPB. I don't know what to do yet, there isn't a serious demand for any of the projects, although I'm sure the 2007 release will. I'm having problems connecting to mldonkey using Azureus. When I use BitTorrent nothing even happens. But I can connect to uTorrent, Azurues, mainline, and bitlord fine. Nominaladversary 21:14, 9 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]

When 0.5 gets released

Will the members of this project get notified before the torrent is made public so we have time to download the CD before everyone else, or will we just join the swarm and hope for the best? I think we should get notified, because that should increase the download speed for everyone.

A possible way to do this would be to create a torrent which is made available to us, but not any major torrent indexes. After we've all downloaded the files, we can submit the torrent to the index sites. Ultra-Loser [ T ] [ C ] 04:58, 22 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]

eMule Notes

It just occurred to me that eMule distribution could actually come to a standstill even if 20 people were uploading a wikipedia file. I don't know where this would go, and I'm positive distribution over the ED2K network will never stop for us, but there is a situation. In eMule, you can be firewalled, or some random NAT problem--which usually stems from having a router. IF every person were to have this problem, who wanted a wikipedia file, no one would ever connect to anyone for the file. Note: This is just for eMule.

Let me explain, when you're firewalled in a Bit torrent client, your downloads will be slower than someone's who isn't firewalled, but you will still receive files. On the ED2K network, if you're firewalled, you are given a "Low ID" status, and if you're not, you're given a "High ID". Now here is the problem: Low ID's can not connect to other Low ID's, only to High ID's. High ID's can connect to whomever they want to. Now with eMule, there are two networks you are connected to, the KAD network and the ED2K. Here is when you are Firewalled for the KAD network, when this happens, the globe at the bottom right will have a yellow arrow corresponding to the KAD network and the connection info will tell you that you are firewalled. Now, with the ED2K network, when you are firewalled, you will be labeled "Low ID" and firewalled, and the globe arrow which corresponds to the ED2K network will be yellow. When you are downloading, the uploader you are downloading from will see a (Low ID) status next to your wait time. IF you are a High ID person, then there will be no status. Finally, when you are High ID and not firewalled/have a NAT problem, then the yellow arrows will become Blu-ish/Green-ish. Even if you're firewalled, it will still say you're connected next to the globe--because you are. Here is a perfect situation.

Sorry for the image quality, google doesn't like png so it converts them to a terrible jpg compressed picture. Nominaladversary 22:49, 29 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Questions? I might need to explain again.


I'm guessing this is how the torrent project will be. We have seeders for the files on the BitTorrent side and Uploaders on the ED2K side. We're dormant and running...until a situation arises, which hopefully won't happen until the next release. Everyone who uploads/seeds uses plenty of bandwith up, so thanks for that. Nominaladversary 02:39, 22 February 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Update - the BitTorrent Inc. site doesn't seem to have our torrent any more, all off Trapper's stuff isn't there...which site should we make the main torrent download? Nominaladversary 03:18, 31 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Wikipedia Release Version 0.5

Update - the official free download is available here. You can also buy a copy for around US$15! Walkerma 20:38, 6 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
ThePirateBay has a new tracker -- they don't want torrents with their current listed tracker. Here is the new one: Nominaladversary 02:35, 8 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Additional info added. Nominaladversary 15:48, 8 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
New sub-project page made. Here, or just check on the front torrent page.

wpcd 1.0

Does anyone even download the CD using a torrent? I don't even think the tracker for the torrent works. Nominaladversary 19:45, 12 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]

I'd say there is about 20 sources on emule, but no idea how much each of those sources have. Nominaladversary 21:34, 15 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

I think we should stop Torrent support for this, it is extremely outdated, the torrent has a number of problems with it, and I don't think anyone wants it. Also, there is an update to this CD. Nominaladversary 17:03, 24 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

2007 Wikipedia selection

Two versions available: 4G with full size images, 1G with only the thumbnails. Browsable at Generally it is tons better than the last one. Please could someone tell me where to upload the files so you can torrent them? We've only got 500G bandwidth on our website so probably will only offer the 1G one. --BozMo talk 10:01, 21 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Dropped a note on your talk page. Nominaladversary 20:02, 23 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]
A quick request - please make sure that when naming and documenting this, you make it clear that this is a different release from Version 0.5. I can see people getting them mixed up, especially since they came out only about six weeks apart. This looks like a nice release! Walkerma 02:17, 24 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]
I agree, and there are a number of things we can do help clarify the release. On each torrent dumpsite, where one would get the torrent, we can include the description of the 2007 Wikipedia Selection, and show the difference between the 0.5 version; put a comment on the torrent file itself; and perhaps the most useful, include a short .txt file along with the release file. Also on any news site, digg, slashdot, etc. there should be an appropriate description as well. Nominaladversary 17:11, 24 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]
FYI, the key differences are (a) 2007 Selection contains virtually all of V0.5, plus many more (~2500?) articles not in V0.5, (b) it has been screened to be kid-friendly and (c) it does not include the Kiwix search engine. Walkerma 17:23, 24 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for that, we'll be sure to include those in our description. Nominaladversary 20:37, 29 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]
For the 2007 Wikipedia Selection torrent page, this is what we're looking at. Please make changes as necessary. Also we need to provide the right info at each torrent dump site that the torrent is uploaded to.
  • 2007 Wikipedia Selection
  • Everything you need to know about the 2007 Wikipedia Selection. Unpacked Size: N/A
  • The 2007 Wikipedia Selection is an update to the previous 2006 Release.
  • File Size:2.47 GB
  • Format: .Zip -- Needs to be decompressed with
    or other file decompression utilities.
  • Other Names:
    • 2007 Wikipedia Selection
    • schools-wikipedia-full
  • Torrent Download Locations:
  • Trackers
  • Azureus Magnet Link:


  • eMule Link

Nominaladversary 20:37, 29 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

We need people to seed this! I don't how we're gonna go about the file. In my opinion the best way to get seeders, is for everyone to download the file separately from the main server, rather then using the torrent that is up. Then after the file has been downloaded, download the torrent to help seed. Nominaladversary 20:50, 30 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]


This lazy wikipedean volunteers his efforts. If there is a better page to list your interest, let me know. Mathiastck 06:35, 24 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

no one else responded to this so I'm going to say, What? Nominaladversary 21:39, 18 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Our Very Own Tracker

I have acquired a tracker for all of our projects using torrents. The tracker, has 99& guarantee uptime and we will use it for all future torrents, including the torrent release of the 2007 Wikipedia CD Release. Of course, every torrent has to be registered so we don't have random people abusing the tracker--which is the reason why I am not posting the announce URL here. Many thanks to my friend who set it up for me. Nominaladversary 17:28, 26 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Kick ass! Is it reliable/stable/etc for our purposes - can it handle a slashdotting? JoeSmack Talk 17:31, 26 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Haha, we will be good even if there are over 10000 seeders and leechers. We tested the wpcd 0.5.bz2 and that worked great. It'll handle pretty much anything. Nominaladversary 17:44, 26 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Tracker dead

For me, the BT tracker for "2007 Wikipedia CD Selection" is dead... my mirroring stopped in the middle of the file. :( Kelson 17:11, 15 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

I'm still uploading...try updating the tracker manually or restarting your client. JoeSmack Talk 17:16, 15 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]
99.9% up time...just unlucky I guess. It's a tracker nothing we can do if it decides to fall asleep once in a while. It's never gone out for me though. Nominaladversary 03:30, 17 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Thx, it seems to work fine now. I was simply downloading the 2006 zip :(... sorry. Kelson 10:49, 18 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

My torrent client is currently reporting "No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it" for (the SOS 2007 Wikipedia Selection torrent). DuncanHarris 13:40, 4 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah there are some problems with it right now. It is an odd situation, we might switch back to TPB's tracker. Nominaladversary 00:27, 11 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Still dead, any updates on this or shall we switch back to TPB?  robertvan1  talk  14:05, 18 November 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Why don't someone hook up with the Project Gutenberg group, since they support TORRENT to download their CD/DVD's. • SbmeirowTalk02:18, 22 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Well, not really, but there isn't any word to say what it exactly is. This page tells you how many seeders/leechers we have as well as how many completely downloads of the file have been achieved. If we had two torrents, I think it will show individual torrent statistics. Nominaladversary 23:35, 19 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not entirely sure if anyone's aware of this, but the toolserver has a bittorrent tracker for Wikimedia-related content. Shadow1 (talk) 00:33, 1 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Oh. I'll look into that, it'll be easier using the toolserver's bittorrent tracker than the one we use. Thanks! Nominaladversary 19:02, 14 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Tracker dead

On Piratebay : ... is that normal ? Kelson 10:54, 3 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]

It's an older torrent, we use TPB's tracker for it. We might go back to that tracker for future use. Nominaladversary 00:29, 11 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]


Probably a silly question (I apologize) but does the distribution through other file-sharing protocols and networks such as


Jeeze, it's been a while. MANY many months. a year? i have no idea. Gnutella works, however it won't be a focus, for now. However--Gnutella is also generally synonymous with
Limewire, which i believe supports torrent files. I assume it is able to serve both torrent and Gnutella needs at the same time. Sorry for the super late response. More discussion as time goes on. Nominaladversary (talk) 00:53, 26 August 2008 (UTC)[reply

Version 0.7 release in the autumn?

We hope to be able to have Version 0.7 published by the autumn. It should be a release of around 20,000-30,000 articles. Will this work OK with a Torrent format? Can you be ready for October/November time? Cheers, Walkerma (talk) 07:17, 28 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Autumn. lovely. the Torrent Project hasn't had much activity, I'm not too sure where everyone is right now. I think a torrent release should at least be attempted, however. I also think we should focus on one torrent file with one file type. If it's in CD (.iso) format, then we can just zip it (.zip is more widely used than .rar or .7zip) and use that in the torrent. If it's a collection of files, then a zipped file--again--should be used. I doubt we're healthy enough for a multi-format torrent release right now. Also ED2K link release should be ignored for now and be approached if the torrent version is healthy enough. Sorry Walkerma for the delayed response--much much too much has been going on. But I'll try to respond as fast as I can. Unfortunately things are still running my life into too many directions, but i will try to make a torrent release work. I believe a simple message to the village pump and what not can help us out for seeders. As for the tracker...we'll use one of the major public ones (TPB, demonoid, etc.).

For anyone else looking for a quick response: Yes, but 1 file only. Help (perhaps) needed.

Sorry for the delay again. Thanks for getting around to the torrent project though! Nominaladversary (talk) 01:00, 26 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

OK, it looks like we'll have the basic selection of 30,000 done by the end of August. From that point, the clock starts ticking, and so publication/release in October/November looks likely (barring any major delays). We are again working with Linterweb and User:Kelson, so we can expect to use the kiwix server as we did with Version 0.5. I believe that BozMo will have a 2008 Children's Selection (around 6000 articles) ready around the same time, so it would be great if you can help to distribute both of these. Cheers, Walkerma (talk) 04:41, 26 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Moving forward

Things aren't really settled down yet, however, I'm going to try to get into touch with someone at BitTorrent, inc. so that a torrent release with substantial support can be legitimately available for the public, etc. Nominaladversary (talk) 18:34, 5 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

OK, we did have a couple of delays, but Version 0.7 should be ready for release pretty soon. I'm hoping to have an IRC discussion next week to discuss the final stages (I'll post info on the main 1.0 talk page soon). Would the Torrent project be ready to make this release available via BitTorrent by March? It will be available from the kiwix server, as with Version 0.5; the physical server is different, but User:Kelson will be coordinating it as we did with 0.5. After 0.7, I think we will be ready to start doing fairly regular releases - perhaps 0.8 by the fall. Please let us know what your plans are. Thanks, Walkerma (talk) 17:38, 9 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]
March, March...yeah we can try something. Once again, we'll try generating some support, shout some words here and there. What works, works. Sorry for the late response, I'm below a couple of feet of work. Thanks for the update! Nominaladversary (talk) 07:06, 22 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Revamp, Refocus, Renew, and Rebirth

Ok. We've been silent long enough. I'm taking actions to get us our own tracker back, some decent hosting if necessary, and possibly an external site (for reference, and exploration --take that anyway you want--). First of all, we need to address some things:

  1. Focus/Goals
  2. Seed/Upload base
  3. Technical stuff


First, we need to change the main/must achieve/last hurrah goal of this project, or rather, make it the absolute focus...and that is, making a .torrent file of the current WP selection dvd, and providing an adequate download service. We should not move on to a ED2K focus until this goal is completed.

Seed/Upload base

This is possibly the biggest obstacle. We won't be able to have a decent alternative download source unless we have a large amount of people seeding the file, it is after all 3.5gb. Though the file size makes it ideal for a torrent release, we still need to make a base. Spreading the word is the first step, but we need to figure out how to maintain the base and offer reasons for further outreach. Let's contact bittorrent, inc, and all the big name torrent directories.

Idea, we're gonna use the direct source (Wherever its posted, kiwix, as a webseed, that'll help us out big time. It could simplify a lot too, maybe. Nominaladversary (talk) 13:52, 9 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Technical Stuff

Trackers.Peers.Seeders.Magnet Links.Ratios.blah blah blah. The point is, what are the rules? What are the goals here? What formats? Why? Do we need to compress the image?

And that's that. We'll be slow to move at first, but we need to start somewhere. Yes, another school calender year has started, but we'll work around everything. Or something. Nominaladversary (talk) 00:38, 23 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Great! ]
UPDATE: I heard back from Kelson, who says (regarding Version 0.7), "the ZIM file is natively readable/searchable with Kiwix. So as soon as you decided to make the release I will make the ZIM file available with FTP/HTTP/Bittorrent." He also has a version of the 2008 Schools release, if you want to put that out at the same time. FYI: Kelson provided the server to start things off for the Version 0.5 Bittorrent release, so maybe this could be the base/starting seed? Cheers, Walkerma (talk) 19:10, 23 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Kiwix has a description in French here (use Google Translate if you don't speak French), and there is an English FAQ. Walkerma (talk) 19:23, 23 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
thanks for the update! If you could link the final file, for the most important release, we can take action. i think we should only focus on one torrent release for now, only to judge how big of a seeder base we can amass. thanks again. Nominaladversary (talk) 02:53, 28 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Also, if someone puts a word into the signpost when it's up I bet we can get seeds up to something decent in fair order... JoeSmack Talk 19:56, 11 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah. School is taking up a lot of my time, I apologize for the lack of attentiveness. I'm almost positive I'll be able to seed 24/7, the web seed (once i figure out who I talk to for that) will help, and I'll be trying to contact Bittorrent, inc. Tracker possibility in about 2 weeks. Nominaladversary (talk) 04:34, 29 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Change of focus

Seeing as the official-official and final releases is already torrent-able on the soschildren's website, we can assume that'll be their priority. All help is encouraged to their effort, however. Our focus shifts to every other release and broadening the audience to the project(via torrents of course!)--besides we don't wanna keep focus on just one place... The new year is coming. Nominaladversary (talk) 01:42, 14 December 2009 (UTC)[reply]


"There is no need to mirror download sites of torrents, we have that covered. But posts at dump sites (piratebay, torrentz) are encouraged."

This sentence seems a bit ambiguous in meaning. I am not quite sure what it is saying. I also think that the entire page as a whole would be better if it were reorganized, but as I can't think of a better way to organize it, I shall leave that to someone else. Zell Faze (talk) 20:05, 3 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Version 0.8

For those who watch mainly this page - we are putting together another general collection of around 45,000 articles, to be called Version 0.8. This will test out our ability to automate the version selection, this being the main problem and delay we had for Version 0.7. I expect Version 0.8 to be produced much more quickly - perhaps by October. We are having an IRC meeting on Thursday July 29th on distribution of this release - please consider coming if you can (see


Also, we will be producing an updated version of Version 0.7 quite soon, to be called 0.701. I believe there may be another Schools release in the works soon, so watch for that too. Is there anyone here who is able to help organize torrents for these three collections? Thanks, Walkerma (talk) 03:39, 29 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

UPDATE: We now have a selection of articles, and by this weekend (August 21st) we expect to see a list of revisionIDs to go with those articles. We will then consult with WikiProjects during September, and hopefully be ready to publish the selection in October. User:Kelson can start the seeding process from the Kiwix server - is there anyone here who can take the process from there? Walkerma (talk) 05:26, 20 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]

FURTHER UPDATE: The ZIM file should be ready by around December 15th. Are people here ready to work with User:Kelson to do the torrent next week? Walkerma (talk) 03:55, 11 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

I will help seed the torrent. Wizzy 09:46, 11 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
We're still waiting on the ZIM file. I heard three days ago that it was almost ready. Walkerma (talk) 01:45, 22 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

BETA AVAILABLE: The release mentioned above was rather buggy, but we think everything has been fixed now - see details. We're testing the beta version now, and hope to have the final release available in a week or two. I will try to recruit people to help with the Torrent. Anyone here able to help? Walkerma (talk) 18:27, 16 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]

FINAL RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE: There is a Kiwix torrent file now available:

For the ZIM file without the reader software:

Please can you start the seeding etc? Thanks, Walkerma (talk) 08:24, 3 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Also, please can you update the Torrent project page with the appropriate links? Thanks, Walkerma (talk) 08:26, 3 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Admittedly I haven't been the most active in recent months (didn't even realize it was my WikiBirthday because I haven't been logged in). However, given the wikibreak of the coordinator, I would like to request as a ClearBits content uploader that I help as a co or acting coordinator until we hear more from our main coordinator.--Ipatrol (talk) 20:43, 3 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

That would be great! We should have Version 0.8 ready for release in October (see above), but it's been awfully quiet on this page recently...! We'd really appreciate it if you could organise the torrent part of the release. Walkerma (talk) 21:31, 3 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

I'm at if you want to follow me. Right now I'm writing a program to compile the articles listed in a

Python and python-wikitools
so if anyone is willing to help me, I'll put it on Github and add you to the project.

Cheers. --Ipatrol (talk) 13:19, 12 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

That's great that we have someone! We will be contacting the WikiProjects soon, probably tomorrow, with our proposed list. Once we've got feedback from them (in the next month or so), we'll get the release prepared for Kiwix and Okawix releases. As for your offline collection, are you creating an OpenZIM file? Cheers, Walkerma (talk) 01:19, 13 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Where does one actually buy a CD-ROM set containing Wikipedia Articles?

Hello! I am probably asking this question in the wrong place ... If you look at my editorial contributions, I just started, and I began on a fundraising page. I was making a proposal for the WMF to sell hard drives loaded with the encyclopedia. Then I got sent over here. I found a "donor" who would help the WMF get this proposal going. These pages are so detailed, I really don't understand what is currently available. Can you direct me to the correct place, please? LadyJosie (talk) 17:30, 20 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]