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Re: Zim for Android
you are definitely right. That is the way to go.
I don't think there are technical reasons for not using the zim source.
The constraints were more on the programmer's side. ;-)
However, I'll have a look at the zim backend and try to replace the Q&D
On 03/02/15 13:01, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:
> Hi Karl,
> Just wondering, if you use python, why do you implement the parser
> from scratch rather than just copying the library from the zim source?
> To me that would be the quickest way forward, use the existing zim
> code for the backend and wrap with an android specific frontend.
> If there are technical reasons why this is difficult, please let me
> know so I can help to make the backend usuable on android as well.
> On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 12:36 PM, Karl C. Goedel <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> Hi Didier,
> Sorry for the late reply, I was travelling.
> Here some quick installation guidelines:
> 1) Install Sl4A on your Android device
> (http://android-scripting.googlecode.com/files/sl4a_r6.apk). Note,
> you need to allow unknown sources first (Setting** -> Security)
> 2) Add the python interpreter within Sl4A (also see
> 3) Optional: If you want a synced notebook via Dropbox, install
> the free app Dropsync
> and choose to sync the folder where your Notebook is located. In
> my case, I synced this folder to "/sdcard/sl4a/Dropbox/", but feel
> free to choose whatever you like as a path (this is the fullpath
> variable in Zim4Astarter.py).
> 4) Copy all the Zim4A files (github.com/kcg/Zim4A
> <http://github.com/kcg/Zim4A>) to the same folder (e.g.
> 5) Copy the starter script Zim4Astarter.py to the script directory
> of Sl4A (/sdcard/sl4a/scripts).
> 6) Change the variable 'fullpath' to the synced folder and change
> the variable 'notebook' to the name of your Zim wiki. In my case
> that's simply "Notes" (The notebook folder should be in the
> fullpath folder, i.e. /sdcard/sl4a/Dropbox/Notes in my case).
> 7) Start the script and see if everything works.
> 8) Optional: Create a script shortcut on your homescreen for easy
> Good luck and let me know if you run into problems!
> Best wishes
> On 30/01/15 19:50, Didier Bretin wrote:
>> Hello Karl,
>> Le 29/01 11:20, Karl C. Goedel a écrit :
>>> It was a "quick and dirty" job and I am not the best programmer,
>>> so the
>>> code looks probably horrible in your eyes.
>>> But perhaps it is useful for somebody anyway.
>>> github.com/kcg/Zim4A <http://github.com/kcg/Zim4A>
>> Great job, I would like to see it working on my smartphone.
>> Can you give us some hints on how to install it ?
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