I'm in the early stages of a project proposal, in which various sorts of data are to be copied onto archival-quality DVDs/Blu-Rays and shelved indefinitely, for (much) later future reference. I'm considering throwing DSL onto at least one disc, and possibly even on every disc - if I can figure out how to do so properly, and have it work.
One of the more popular proposals to try this general idea out is to make a local copy of a reasonably current copy of the English Wikipedia, along with the software to read it. Compressed copies of Wikipedia can be found at TPB, running around 5-10 gigabytes, which should fit on a Blu-Ray disc; what I'm hoping to find is whatever software would be necessary to add to DSL to read any of those archives.
Does anyone reading this know offhand if DSL extensions for this already exist? If not, how hard would it be to arrange?
My first instinct is to try the Debian package of Kiwix ( http://packages.debian.org/sid/kiwix ), and one of the pre-indexed ZIM dumps ( http://www.kiwix.org/wiki/Template:ZIMdumps ) - but as I still have to read man pages for even the simplest bash commands, I'm not very confident that I'd be able to get an experimental Debian apt-get install package to work on DSL without breaking something...