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Online SMcNeill

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QB64 Wiki -- Offline Version (11/05/2020)
« on: November 05, 2020, 01:49:50 AM »
So I've had fun the last few days slowly downloading the whole the QB64 wiki, so as to not lag up the servers, and several branches off from it.  Since everyone seems to love the wiki, and since lots of folks seem to want it in a book form, here's the whole shebang in one simple 7z archive, available from my Dropbox.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AknUrv8RXVYMh5AJlcK_sTbAU0qm5A

Now, I warn you in advance, this is a 1.2 GB compressed file, so make certain you have room and bandwidth for it!!

Uncompressed, this comes in at around 6GB or so in disk space.  When I say this is the whole wiki, this is the whole wiki.  Images.  Sounds.  Zip files -- they're all in there!  I followed internal links down up to about 20 directories, and external links down to about 5 levels.  You shouldn't see very many of those "file not found", or "Error 404" messages with this.

Find a nice SD card somewhere, copy/extract the archive to it, and carry the wiki around in your pocket wherever you go!  If there's something missing out of it, complain about it to Santa!  As far as I know, I copied every dang thing that it was possible to copy, with all the settings more or less maxxed out, so if it's missing something you need:  Grab the rest yourself!  :D



Steps to use:

1) Download from the link above.

1b) Take a nap while waiting.

1c) Wake up, check the download, take another nap.

1d) Repeat step 1c until finished downloading.

2) Extract somewhere large enough to hold everything.

3) Click on index.html inside the main folder.  That's the main index and the starting point for your browsing experience.  Files should load in whatever your default web browser is automatically after that.
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Offline Kiara87

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Re: QB64 Wiki -- Offline Version (11/05/2020)
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2020, 05:34:19 AM »
beautiful SMcNeill  you are great
thank you so much
se avessi solo un'ora per salvare il mondo, passerei 55 minuti per definire bene il problema e 5 a trovare la soluzione

Offline Dav

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Re: QB64 Wiki -- Offline Version (11/05/2020)
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2020, 08:35:22 AM »
Thanks Steve!  Sometimes on a trip I bring my QB64 coding laptop and don't have a regular internet connection.  This will come in handy.  You da man!

- Dav

Offline Kernelpanic

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Re: QB64 Wiki -- Offline Version (11/05/2020)
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2020, 04:46:49 PM »
This is really a great job! Many thanks for your effort.
Mark Twain
"Als wir das Ziel endgültig aus den Augen verloren hatten, verdoppelten wir unsere Anstrengungen."
„Having lost sight of our goals, we redoubled our efforts.“

Offline wiggins

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Re: QB64 Wiki -- Offline Version (11/05/2020)
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2020, 05:19:52 PM »
Thanks Steve, Christmas has come early. 

Offline Richard

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Re: QB64 Wiki -- Offline Version (11/05/2020)
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2020, 02:30:26 AM »
@ Steve   -   thanks for your comprehensive download of the WIKI

You mentioned that you went as far as you could go regarding the download - just wondering if there is a list/cross-reference regarding searches? Apparently it seems I need to be ON-LINE when doing searches (e.g. GIF (creation)) when using the index.html file. Is there any way to auto-download all the articles (e.g. GIF (creation)) - search engine (on-line only) is OK when one is on-line, in my case I am rarely on-line - so the off-line WIKI (of yours) is extremely useful and better for me than the QB64 IDE help wiki?

It would be nice to have a list of all searches (of say complete articles, e.g. GIF creation) as sometimes just by browsing a list I may find something of interest  that I may not normally think of just by randomly doing "searches".


Also, as you prewarned about the unzipped size of the WIKI, in my case it was 5.80 Gbyte - since I cannot save on my C:\ drive (not enough room), I save to SDHC card - however it would be nice to have on the TASKBAR an ICON as my shortcut to get to the off-line WIKI - any way you know how to achieve this (i.e. shortcut to the off-line WIKI)?
« Last Edit: November 26, 2020, 02:32:46 AM by Richard »

Offline Richard

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Re: QB64 Wiki -- Offline Version (11/05/2020)
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 06:15:11 AM »
@ everyone

I worked out for myself how to make Task Bar ICON shortcut for my copy of Steve's off-line WIKI which is stored on SD card.

Offline Dav

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Re: QB64 Wiki -- Offline Version (11/05/2020)
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2020, 11:29:17 AM »
I really appreciate the offline wiki download, Steve.  I stripped all the extra site stuff out except for the qb64.org and terrys source code material, and got the offline wiki down to around 65mb compressed.

Thnaks again.

- Dav