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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 3:18 PM

Super.Tramp:
My conversion is stuck at 25%. I deleted it and started over. Still no luck.

Logs?

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 6:34 PM

Mark Barnes:

Super.Tramp:
My conversion is stuck at 25%. I deleted it and started over. Still no luck.

Logs?

  

4544.cef.zip

3107.PBB Logs.zip

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Bryan Hawkins | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 8:33 PM

Super Tramp:

I realized that for me it took about 2-3 hours (or more I just left my computer and then came back later in the day) to get past the converting part of the process (and the entire time the progress bar didn't move (stayed at about 25%) and then another 30 min or so at the "Compiling phase" (bar moved to about 50% but then stayed there) and then the rest took maybe 10 min to finish. So I just needed to be patient. I thought I remembered last time I did it that the bar moved consistently, but maybe not.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 3 2015 8:51 PM

Bryan Hawkins:
So I just needed to be patient.

Thanks. I will give it all night.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 7:41 AM

It is now compiling and is at 50%.   I guess time and patience is all I needed.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 9:04 AM

Re-compiling an existing book takes longer than compiling a book for the first time. But other than that I don't know why it should take so long.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 9:57 AM

Mark Barnes:
Re-compiling an existing book takes longer than compiling a book for the first time.

That is odd. Why should that be? Other than a tiny extra amount of time to delete the old compiled file first, what would require more time compiling it afresh?

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Nick Highland | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 11:42 AM

I don't know if this is allowed because I've never seen anyone do it before, but I've also never seen anything that says it's not allowed - so please, report this post if this is a violation of the rules.

I am attaching a link to the fully compiled file, which can then be scanned into Logos.  You can download it here.

I'll leave this up for a few days, unless it is violating rules and gets reported.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 12:22 PM

Nick:
the fully compiled file, which can then be scanned into Logos.

Unless Logos did change something in the way PBs work (they want to but haven't announced anything yet), the scan should not be able to give access to the file, since as far as we know, currently only the maker of the PB holds a licence to it.

I refrained from downloading 380 MB to proof this - but would be interested if someone gets it to work.

Running Logos 9 latest (beta) version on Win 10

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 1:17 PM

SUCCESS at last.

Thank you very much Mark Barnes for another great contribution to Logos.

One problem I encountered was the inability to start over from scratch. The book would resume at 25% every time I tried to start over even though I had deleted it from my PB panel.

My laptop is an older (slower) one. I figure that is the main reason it took so long.

To anyone else who has yet to compile this resource; give it time. It is a BIG resource.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 1:39 PM

Rosie Perera:

Mark Barnes:
Re-compiling an existing book takes longer than compiling a book for the first time.

That is odd. Why should that be? Other than a tiny extra amount of time to delete the old compiled file first, what would require more time compiling it afresh?

It tries to match up articles in the existing resource with articles in the new one, so that if necessary highlighting, notes, etc. can be moved to the correct position in the updated resource.

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 1:43 PM

Mark:

Are there any plans to update this entry over time as new entries are added to Wikipedia or old entries are updated?  How many changes would there be in a five year period?  Enough to warrant an update?  Or does the new connection to Wikipedia built into LOGOS somehow make this book redundant?  

I know that older dictionaries are still valued - maybe no changes are planned.  But given the fluid nature of Wikipedia, the question does make sense.  

Thanks for any details you can provide on your plans.

Blessings,
Floyd

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 1:54 PM

Floyd Johnson:
Are there any plans to update this entry over time as new entries are added to Wikipedia or old entries are updated?  How many changes would there be in a five year period?  Enough to warrant an update?  Or does the new connection to Wikipedia built into LOGOS somehow make this book redundant?  

The wikipedia tools certainly makes the resource less necessary, but I think it's still useful to have a fully searchable Wikipedia in this format.

I will update it from time to time. It really doesn't seem like 9 months since it was first built. I'll try and do an update before it's anniversary! It's not a huge hassle to rebuild it, but it does take several days to download and format all the articles. 

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 2:40 PM

Mark Barnes:
I will update it from time to time. It really doesn't seem like 9 months since it was first built. I'll try and do an update before it's anniversary! It's not a huge hassle to rebuild it, but it does take several days to download and format all the articles. 

Thanks for the details.

Floyd

Blessings,
Floyd

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Nick Highland | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 4 2015 5:01 PM

Good to know.  I'll leave it up in case someone wants to try it.

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Ben Misja | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 5 2015 3:15 PM

Thank you for your efforts, Mark! Any chance that you could share the process so that it may be replicated for Wikipedia in other languages?

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 5 2015 4:19 PM

Ben M.:

Thank you for your efforts, Mark! Any chance that you could share the process so that it may be replicated for Wikipedia in other languages?

There's a series of quite complex scripts written in PHP, with the data stored in a MySQL table. If that makes sense to you, I could perhaps share the scripts with you to adapt for another language. If not, I could see if it's possible to use another language. Did you have one in mind?

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Ben Misja | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 5 2015 5:04 PM

I was thinking about the German Wikipedia.

I know roughly what PHP and MySQL are, but use them, I cannot. If it is straight-forward to adapt the links and categories in the script, I may be able to do that, though.

If you'd be willing to help, that would be great. No expectations, though. Smile

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David Goodman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 14 2015 4:12 PM

Thanks so much. I really appreciate your work and sharing with the rest of us.

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Bruce Roth | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 23 2015 11:30 AM

Ben M.:

Thank you for your efforts, Mark! Any chance that you could share the process so that it may be replicated for Wikipedia in other languages?

Mark,

Thanks for the great effort put out to compile the articles into a PBB.  Along the lines of the request above I was wondering if we could add another wiki source to the list. 

I am thinking of the OrthodoxWiki that is a collection of Orthodox articles.  It isn't real huge, about 4800 articles.  Might be of interest to some folks.

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Main_Page

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