see also Offline projects.

(on hiatus as of mid-2012; WMF engineering is focusing on other goals)

Feature justification[edit]

Support a healthy offline eco system of Wikimedia project data. Through a number of initiatives the WMF is looking to increase the reach of our community projects to readers and contributors that don't have dedicated internet connections.

User requirements[edit]

  • Extend the functionality of the existing collections extension.
  • Improve the usability of one of the existing offline wikipedia readers.
  • Continue to support and extend the XML snapshots at download.
  • Resurface the HTML snapshots.


  • Extend collections extension - Q4 2010 / Q1 2011
  • Offline Wikimedia Project Reader - Q1 2011
  • XML Snapshots - Ongoing
  • HTML Snapshots - Community led project