Gozim was created with the ambition to give unlimited access to knowledge to as many people possible in any imaginable context.
In short, Gozim gives you a copy of the full Wikipedia library accessible offline at all times on your computer.
Think about accessing any wikipedia article you might need during a power outage, a remote expedition, a natural disaster, or during a visit to an internet-restricted country! Thanks to Gozim, any classroom in the world could potentially access and work on Wikipedia, free of any internet connexion.
Thanks to the Kiwix, a full dump of all Wikipedia entries in different languages is provided in a single file.
Around 40GB for the entire English version of Wikipedia.
Gozim is capable of reading that file and serve it via HTTP, even on very small servers (Raspberry Pi).
With a 25$ 64GB USB key and a 35$ Raspberry Pi, you have enough power to serve multiple users at once.
As it serves regular web pages, it works with any WIFI/HTTP capable clients: OLPC, cheap tablets, smartphones...
Kiwix's goals are different. They provide a nice visual client to browse ZIM files locally. Yet for a file as big as 40GB, it does not target cost-friendly PCs / tablets
Gozim is a server side tool providing web pages to cheap clients, install it somewhere and forget it.
It's written in Go language and the indexer is using Bleve
- Download Gozim binary for your platform from Github
- Download a non indexed ZIM file (Gozim is using its own index system)
- Create the optional index
gozimindex -path=yourzimfile.zim -index=yourzimfile.idxthis gives you a full text search on the article's titles
- Start the web server as follow
gozimhttpd -path=yourzimfile.zim -index=yourzimfile.idxand launch your browser to http://yourip:8080
- Gozim is opensource on Github