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#26 2013-03-14 05:55:45

HalosGhost
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Awesome! Installing now!

All the best,

-HG


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#27 2013-07-27 23:25:48

ioos
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Working on some new features.

It needs a new icon. Any ideas?

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#28 2013-07-27 23:31:18

HalosGhost
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

If I could make some feature requests:

  • Ability to cache pages for offline reading

  • Ability to edit pages

As for the icon, I'd recommend the Arch logo with, instead of the cannon arch cut-out from the bottom, a Wiki "W" cut out of the bottom bowl. To clarify, I whipped this up really quickly in Inkscape:
ArchWiki Logo Proposal
Wikipedia's logo font is Linux Libertine (the double-cross "W" was added per Wikipedia's request and is available in the font—though I just used the standard LinLib "W" for the mock-up).

All the best,

-HG

Last edited by HalosGhost (2013-07-28 00:22:59)


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#29 2013-07-28 00:37:45

progandy
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Here is another take on the logo using inkscape. The font is Ethnocentric
archwikihiqq4.png

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#30 2013-07-28 18:32:43

ioos
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Thanks guys. I like that idea for the logo. I'll play with that format a little bit.


HalosGhost wrote:

If I could make some feature requests:

  • Ability to cache pages for offline reading

  • Ability to edit pages

Offline pages is one thing that I'm working on. It shouldn't be too hard, I'm just not the best programmer; everything takes me longer than it should.

The ability to edit pages probably isn't going to happen (at least not in the near future). I've always intended it to be a "viewer". Adding that functionallity would be a significant undertaking, and well, see the sentence above. Maybe an option to open the full page in a browser?

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#31 2013-07-28 18:57:36

HalosGhost
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

I figured that editing wouldn't be likely. How about viewing page discussions? I imagine that wouldn't be too much extra work.

All the best,

-HG


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#32 2013-07-28 22:10:34

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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

I actually like the icon it got now. Clean and simple. But I'm sure the new will be great as well smile

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#33 2013-07-30 00:01:52

brenix
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Been waiting for a native android app like this for a while... Thank you for this amazing contribution! Works great BTW..

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#34 2013-07-30 01:33:34

Roberth
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

This is one of my most useful apps on my nexus 4 since I only have one machine, thanks alot for this.


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#35 2013-08-04 20:43:05

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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Your app is great! But I have only one general complaint. Say I'm in page X. After switching to another app on my Android, sometimes when I get back to your app it goes back to the wiki homepage, instead of going back to X. Sometimes it doesn't happen. I'm not really sure why.

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#36 2013-08-04 23:47:28

ioos
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

thiagowfx wrote:

Your app is great! But I have only one general complaint. Say I'm in page X. After switching to another app on my Android, sometimes when I get back to your app it goes back to the wiki homepage, instead of going back to X. Sometimes it doesn't happen. I'm not really sure why.


That's due to the way Android works. It manages memory by killing backgrounded apps when the foreground process needs it. Maybe this application should always start on the last page you were viewing? I'll look into it.

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#37 2014-06-17 13:07:32

k0tb4tzen
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

You may add that to the f-droid.org repo.

HowTo: https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/Inclusion_How-To

Thanks for programming this!

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#38 2016-09-08 19:33:40

fsckd
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Hi, there's been a couple of big changes to the wiki which require updating the home page of the app. The Beginners' Guide is no more. It has been merged into the Installation Guide. The Forum Etiquette was replaced by the Code of Conduct which covers the entire community (forums, wiki, IRC, etc.). Thanks. smile


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#39 2016-09-29 04:23:41

ioos
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Thank you for letting me know. I'll admit, I've really dropped the ball on updates. I've been meaning to rewrite the whole thing for a while, but haven't done it. I'll update the home page for now. In the meantime I need to figure out how to get it back into the Play Store. Google removed it for "impersonation".

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#40 2016-09-29 08:38:31

sekret
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

k0tb4tzen wrote:

You may add that to the f-droid.org repo.

HowTo: https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/Inclusion_How-To

Thanks for programming this!

This!!!

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#41 2016-10-09 02:08:11

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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Great app smile, the only issue I have is no search function.


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#42 2017-01-10 04:54:29

chipmunkboogie
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Is this app still available...I have it installed on one of my devices.  Unfortunately, I cannot find it in the play store anymore.  I want to install it on another device.

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#43 2017-06-05 01:33:35

smiths_cloud
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

I installed an ArchWiki Viewer update last night and my phone became unusable, continually presenting the message "unfortunately TouchWiz Home has stopped". Between acknowledging this message and my home screen refreshing, I managed to go into Settings -> Applications -> Application manager  -> ArchWiki Viewer and uninstalled it. I tried clearing the cache and data as suggested here, but that just reset all my home screens. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times before and after resetting TouchWiz Home, but the problem remains if the ArchWiki Viewer is installed.

My phone is running Android version 5.1.1, and I think the ArchWiki Viewer version is 1.0.6.

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#44 2017-06-14 03:07:51

ioos
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Please note: this Android application is now maintained by a new developer. khinterlong has been active with PRs on GitHub and is now the official maintainer of the Play Store listing.

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#45 2017-06-14 04:44:32

Xyne
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

You should mention that it's also available on F-Droid now (I'm assuming it's the same app).


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#46 2017-06-17 22:38:32

ioos
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

That's great it's on F-Droid now! I meant to do that for so long.

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