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How to Create a new wikipedia activity or update a existing activity
The general idea is to download an xml dump-file (backup) containing the state of the wikipedia pages, this is processed to select certain pages and compress them into a self-contained Sugar activity. Whether or not to include the images from the wiki articles will have a large impact on the size of the activity.
You Generating a Wikipedia activity will need require a computer with a lot of available disk space on disk, ideally lots of RAM and a working Sugar environment. May be using It is probably best to use packages provided by your linux favorite Linux distribution or in a virtual machine. The wikipedia xml file is big very large (almost 6 GB to tfor the spanish Spanish wikipedia, and it is even bigger in englishEnglish), and you will need more lots of space to generate temporary files. The process takes has a lot of long run-time too, but it is automaticmostly automated, you only need check states at finish of every stage.
This page is a work in progress. If you have doubts or the information provided is not good enough, please contact me at gonzalo at laptop dot org and I will try to improve it.

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