Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wixi - A Personal Desktop Wikipedia

I've just discovered this great application wixi. It's a personal wikipedia you keep on your desktop. It comes in handy when you're creating documentation or trying to organize notes. It breaks out entries by pages which can be exported to html for web publishing. Pages can be easily be organized and viewed at a glance with a tree structure layout in a left hand column. The best feature is the search function. You're quickly and easily able to search through your documentation and notes.

Wixi is available for Linux, MAC OS X and that other OS. If you're using Ubuntu, you won't find it in the repos, but never fear, it's easy to install.

First install the dependencies:
sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk2.8 pysqlite

Then download wixi from here and unzip the package.

Then go into the newly created directory and install.
cd wixi-1.03/
sudo python install

Now you're good as gold. Just type "wixi" in a terminal or if you're using KDE press alt+F2 for the run dialog box.

When you start wixi for the first time you'll be asked to create a new database where all your information will be stored. Just type the name for your database and you're done.

Click "ok" and start using wixi. Visit the wixi homepage for more information.


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