→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.
Generating a Wikipedia activity will require a computer with a lot of available disk space, ideally lots of RAM and a working Sugar environment. It is probably best to use packages provided by your favorite Linux distribution or in a virtual machine. The wikipedia xml file is very large (almost 6 GB tfor the Spanish wikipedia, and it is even bigger in English), and you will need lots of space to generate temporary files. The process has a long run-time, but it is mostly 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.
== Download the wikipedia base activity ==