Kiwix-JS 3.0 is out!

The lightweight web app and browser extension version of Kiwix, Kiwix JS, has now reached version 3.0. It is primarily intended for use as a browser extension/add-on, and you can find one for your browser by searching for Kiwix in the Mozilla, Chrome and...

Kiwix is a Falling Walls winner for Digital Education

Recognition is always nice – Kiwix won this year’s Falling Walls award in Digital Education for breaking the Wall of Connectivity! Here is the video that got us there: And here is the follow-up interview Thanks very much to the Falling Walls team who had...

State of the Kiwi

Here is a broad update of where we stand in terms of technology for the project. First, the chart below summarizes broadly our tech stack and may or may not help you navigate what follows: Overall Kiwix is healthier than ever, with about 30% more code contributors,...

How to report a bug

Tickets -be it bug reports or feature requests- are the basics of any software improvement. The lack of tickets or poorly written ones seriously impair a healthy software development. Like building a house on weak foundations, this should be avoided. Why open a...

Three young coders to keep an eye on

Google Summer of Code 2020 is over, and boy was this a great year. Three very different projects, and tons of improvements. Here’s a little summary, both to express our thanks and, for future potential employers trying to sneak-google candidates, a good summary...

Wikipedia to Whatsapp, and circumvent data bundles.

Fact: a lot of smartphone users do not have internet access, which makes these phones a lot less smart than they should be. The reason? Mostly cost: data is expensive. It is not uncommon for telcos to offer “bundles” whereby people can buy unlimited access...

60,000 public domain books can fit on a flashdrive

There are still parts of the world where access to the global internet is limited. Rural parts of world from Alaska to Africa to Asia have bandwidth to that is unevenly distributed. Governments regularly cut off website and apps access to their residents, with...

A short history of farming

Here is a very nice email we received some time ago: re: Donating some compute power to the zim farm Hi, I have some spare compute power for at least a month, if that’s useful. If so, here’s a virtual machine that can be used for the Kiwix project:...