Announce: Spanish Wikipedia snapshot activity.

C. Scott Ananian cscott at
Mon May 26 16:14:29 EDT 2008

On 5/25/08, Chris Ball <cjb at> wrote:
>  Over the last few weeks, we've been working on creating a cut-down
>  snapshot of the most popular articles from the Spanish Wikipedia that
>  is small enough to fit on the XO of every child in a Spanish-speaking
>  deployment.  Here's the first release of that activity, containing
>  around 30000 articles and 3000 images:

For what it's worth, I suspect you'd get more testing of this activity
(rendering code, etc) if you released an English equivalent, or at
least directions for creating your own language-specific version.  You
might consider naming the activity 'WikiBrowseEspaƱol' or some such to
distinguish these different versions.  Perhaps the Nepal team would be
willing to maintain 'WikiBrowseNepali', for example, using the same
basic wikibrowse codebase.

That said, I believe Chris is focusing on Spanish because he's hoping
to get this included in Uruguay and Peru's builds, which are
priorities at the moment.  If someone from the community would
volunteer to investigate and write up instructions for creating local
versions, I'm sure the WikiBrowse team would appreciate the help.
[Abridging the English version of WikiBrowse requires more
compute/disk space resources, I believe, just because the unabridged
English language wikipedia source database is so much larger.]

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