Package Details: kiwix-desktop-git 2.0.1.r16.g8430ee8-1

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Package Base: kiwix-desktop-git
Description: Offline reader for Web content, especially intended to make Wikipedia available offline
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Keywords: kiwix
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: kiwix-desktop
Provides: kiwix-desktop
Submitter: soloturn
Maintainer: hashworks
Last Packager: hashworks
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.047524
First Submitted: 2019-12-26 09:28
Last Updated: 2020-06-17 19:30

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ynikitenko commented on 2020-11-17 14:23

Since I'm a new user, I didn't get that. Now I understand, thanks.

hashworks commented on 2020-11-17 14:20

There is a conflict set, that should be enough. You should always check the official repos first, the AUR is an entirely unsupported realm.

ynikitenko commented on 2020-11-17 14:13

Now I understand. When I searched Arch Wiki, there was nothing about Kiwix.

When I searched AUR, there were only two packages, including this one.

Maybe add somewhere in the description that a community version exists?

hashworks commented on 2020-11-17 13:56

The AUR version is a git package, the community version a fixed "stable" release.

ynikitenko commented on 2020-11-17 13:44

Hm, I didn't even know there is a community version. Why keep an AUR version then? I installed the version using pacman (it doesn't write that it's community, but it seems so). The problems remain. These are problems of the program itself, not its distribution to Arch. I think the rules say that 'upstream bugs should go to their creators'.

P.S. I misunderstood your phrase "If so you should report that bug upstream." - it was reported already.

hashworks commented on 2020-11-17 13:07

Does kiwix-desktop in community work fine? If so you should report that bug upstream.

ynikitenko commented on 2020-11-17 13:02

Thanks, this is a good program. Unfortunately there is a bug, and Wiktionary articles don't show translation sections (in fact there are several bugs). I use an old binary version of this package, This works fine. I'm not sure whether a separate package should be created for that, but at least let everyone here know about that.

hashworks commented on 2020-04-22 10:30

I've taken over the package and updated it to follow the VCS package guidelines.

nimrod_mack commented on 2020-04-14 14:32

Regarding the pkgver() function, it should work with something very similar to:

pkgver() { cd "$pkgname"; git describe --long --tags | sed 's/([^-]*-g)/r\1/;s/-/./g' ; }


maddyboo commented on 2020-03-14 00:42

Build fails:

src/library.cpp: In member function ‘QString Library::openBookFromPath(const QString&)’:
src/library.cpp:44:32: error: ‘class kiwix::Library’ has no member named ‘getBookByPath’; did you mean ‘getBookById’?
   44 |         auto& book = m_library.getBookByPath(zimPath.toStdString());
      |                                ^~~~~~~~~~~~~
      |                                getBookById