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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.
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, although you only will need check states to confirm success at finish each stage of every stagethe process before moving on to the next.
This page is a work in progress. If you have doubts or the information provided is not good enoughadequate, please contact me at gonzalo at laptop dot org and I will try to improve it.
== Download the wikipedia base activity ==

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