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, releases, tickets closed, etc. than last year. You...read more
How to report a bug
Issues -whether they’re actual bug reports or feature requests- are the basics of any software improvement. Developers must be able to clearly identify the problems that are brought to them before they can attempt to improve things. Why report an issue? Well, it looks like something is not working properly on your app. You can...read more
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 of what these guys can achieve. Consider this our letter of recommendation...read more
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 to, say, Whatsapp and/or Facebook. The downside is that one...read more