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I'm now going on vacation, and I won't be having Internet connection there. I was thinking it would be a good time to browse through the Stack Overflow data dump. However, it's all in XML and I'd have to write a client to make it readable. Is there any existing client?

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    sounds like a good vacation project... – Shog9 Dec 23 '10 at 19:21
  • Check stackapps.com. – mmyers Dec 23 '10 at 19:24
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    A meta question, if I have ever seen one. – Oded Dec 23 '10 at 19:27
  • Use your vacation to write a simple Sinatra web application that runs locally and uses the XML files as a DB. Use Nokogiri for a fast XML parser. If you know those technologies, it shouldn't take more than an hour to get something quite usable up. – Phrogz Dec 23 '10 at 19:27
  • Last summer holiday I used StackPrinter to save in pdf files around fifty top-voted Stack Overflow questions to read them on my ereader; it worked really good. – systempuntoout Dec 23 '10 at 19:34
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    In case it gets good answers over there, see the equivalent question on stackapps. – Phrogz Dec 23 '10 at 19:38
  • no, it sounds like something very boring to write(thats why they call it gui) and I bet its already written and I just cant find it. – IAdapter Dec 23 '10 at 19:39
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    I dont't think that boring is a good reason to post the same question 3 times :-( – Arjan Dec 23 '10 at 19:45
  • I post it so much, because many times my questions are just getting closed, so I hoped at least one will survive. – IAdapter Dec 23 '10 at 20:07
  • Harden up and be a true geek! Import it into a database and then query it to find the questions and answers, and maybe deluxe-ify your query so that it sorts the answers by number of upvotes. – slugster Dec 23 '10 at 21:06
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    Ai, if closing questions has taught you to post new questions multiple times, then we're doing something wrong. :-( On the other hand: every close message links to the FAQ, doesn't it? – Arjan Dec 23 '10 at 21:48
  • possible duplicate of Offline Access to StackOverflow – Jon Seigel Dec 27 '10 at 4:52
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This is similar to Stack Overflow portable edition which is a project I started a while ago. I haven't done much with the original code (and the site is offline at the moment).

However, recently I've been experimenting with creating an e-book for the Kindle (in Mobipocket format). I may be working on this over the holiday break.

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Here it is:

https://launchpad.net/aubrowser

Don't be fooled, although it is named "AskUbuntu Browser", it'll work on any of the Stack Exchange sites.

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    Needs more drop shadows. – Jon Seigel Jan 3 '11 at 2:14
  • @Jon: Fair enough... it uses WebKit, so that's a possibility. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jan 3 '11 at 4:28
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Just browse through the applications at StackApps.com for something like:

Stack Overflow offline PDF question reader

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Dash.app (OSX) does this very well, too; it allows subscription to tags you select. Good for conferences.

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