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Old 11-10-2009, 11:33 AM   #1
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Device: PEZ, Color Libre, 2@Sony T1, Onyx i62HD
Post ASTAK Pocket Pro Version listing

Formats and Menus:


As of Version:
____(1) shipped
____(2) 20090910
____(3) 20091105
____(4) 20091211
____(5) 20100304 Pulled for further testing
____(6) 20100320 Revised March update
(7) ====>20100902 No TTS

Linux kernel version:
(1)____2.6.21.7
(2)____2.6.21.7
(3)____2.6.21.7
(4)____2.6.21.7
(5)____2.6.21.7
(6)____2.6.21.7
(7)====>2.6.21.7

Firmware Version:
(1)____V2.01ASTAK.090825
(2)____V2.02ASTAK.090907
(3)____V2.10ASTAK.091104
(4)____V2.02ASTAK.091201
(5)____V2.02ASTAK.100304
(6)____V2.02ASTAK.100320
(7)====>V2.02ASTAK.100706

PDF parser version:
(1)____V2.00.090730
(2)____V2.00.090907
(3)____V9.00.090915
(4)____V9.00.091126
(5)____V9.00.100304
(6)____V9.00.100320
(7)====>V9.00.100320

DOC parser version:
(1)____V2.00.080624
(2)____V2.00.080624
(3)____V2.00.080624
(4)____V2.00.080624
(5)____V2.00.080624
(6)____V2.00.080624
(7)====>V2.00.080624

HTML parser version:
(1)____V2.00.080531
(2)____V2.00.080531
(3)____V2.00.080531
(4)____V2.00.080531
(5)____V2.00.100304
(6)____V2.00.100304
(7)====>V2.00.100304

WOL parser version:
(1)____V2.00.080531
(2)____V2.00.080531
(3)____V2.00.080531
(4)____V2.00.091124
(5)____V2.00.091124
(6)____V2.00.091124
(7)====>V2.00.091124

Image parser version:
(1)____V2.00.090720
(2)____V2.00.090720
(3)____V2.00.090720
(4)____V2.00.090720
(5)____V2.00.090720
(6)____V2.00.090720
(7)====>V2.00.090720

TXT parser version:
(1)____V2.00.080624
(2)____V2.00.080624
(3)____V2.00.080624
(4)____V2.00.080624
(5)____V2.00.100304
(6)____V2.00.100304
(7)====>V2.00.100304

FB2 parser version:
(1)____V2.00.080531
(2)____V2.00.080531
(3)____V2.00.080531
(4)____V2.00.080531
(5)____V2.00.100304
(6)____V2.00.100304
(7)====>V2.00.100304

Viewer version:
(1)____V2.0.090729
(2)____V2.0.090729
(3)____V2.0.091104
(4)____V2.0.091124
(5)____V2.0.091124
(6)____V2.0.100320
(7)====>V2.0.100320

BookShelf version:
(1)____V2.00.090825
(2)____V2.00.090907
(3)____V2.00.091104
(4)____V2.00.091124
(5)____V2.00.100304
(6)____V2.00.100320
(7)====>V2.00.100706



Updates Synopsis at TheEZReader.com

2010-09-07 Version (#7)
1. Clock
2. No Text TO Speech
[Coolreader seems to be gone also -aj]

2010-03-20 Version (#6)
1.Use Cooler Reader to open FB2 and RTF file.
2.Change the date setting to MM/DD/YYYY
3. Improve.LIT format

2010-03-04 (as in March 4, 2010) **Pulled for further testing
1. Improvements on the TXT, RTF, and FB2 support with Coolreader.
2. Improvements on the speed and stability of LIT.
3. Improvements on Submenu function for Adobe format
[WARNING: removes TTS -aj]


2009-12-10 (as in December 10, 2009)
1, Add Swedish and Denish (sic) supports;
2, Add the music volume control to the scroll wheel. You may adjust the volume through the scroll wheel while reading.
3, Add the clock showing in the status bar, and it's between the page and battery icon.

Not announced but definitely there: 9, yes 9, zoom levels on epubs and pdf's. Sorry, prc's and txt not changed. I can't say for the others, but if the parser didn't change above, I doubt there were any changes.


2009-11-05 (as in November 5, 2009)
Support date and time settings in system settings.
The date can not be set before the firmware release date.
And if you shutdown the device the date will be restore to a default value that is the firmware release date.
From RobertB's post :
1. This upgrade will have a change made that will greatly extend the battery charge life on both the Pocket PRO and the EZ Reader Basic. This is what you have seen in the BeBook upgrade minus two faults we had corrected.
2. Finally the font size increases will be changed!! So many have found them either too big or too small. This should, hopefully, give you font size increases that are just right!!
3. Additional usage of the scroll wheel (such as raising and lowering the volume). We are just starting with this scroll wheel improvement!! [I don't believe this made it-AJ]
4. We hope it will have Thai Language Support. It IS coming! We just have not confirmed it is on this one yet. [Thai font in System Fonts and Thai selection in Language selection-AJ]


2009-09-10: (as in September 9, 2009)
Support Font Increases in the following percents of normal: 100%, 200%, 300%, and 350%
Supports for Hyperlinks, Additional Bookmarking feature & a new Search Function.
Supports Chinese, Japanese or Korean


DaleDe Says:

You Pocket Pro contains the the following programs:

Mobipocket Reader - currently assigned to read mobi and prc extensions.
Adoble Digital Editions - currently assigned to read ePUB and PDF extensions
Cool Reader - currently assigned to read html, htm, fb2, txt, and RTF extensions.
XPDF - not assigned anything by default but this can be changed to read PDF files.
Hanlin Reader - currently assigned to read all other extensions.

you can read about these various reading programs in our wiki.

DOC is very different than RTF and TXT. It is a binary format used for word files. The Cool Reader 2.0 version could actually parse doc files but the Cool Reader 3.0 version cannot. I am not sure what DOC parser they use but it conforms to their internal Hanlin format specifications.

The bookshelf software is the stuff you see when not reading a book. It is the software that controls recent files, provides the menus, the UI, and it is the one that picks the software to use to read the files.

The viewer is the Hanlin eBook Reader I believe but I am not totally sure. You kind of have to track the versions and see which dates change to reflect the feature that changed to see where that feature is.

In the March release the following parsers were changed: PDF parser to fix the toc handling for ePUB although they actually broke it to be repaired in the next version., The HTML, TXT, FB2 parsers were changed as we know to all use Cool Reader 3.0. The bookshelf was changed as it almost always is because it had to change which tool is launched.

TTS, MP3, XPDF, Mobi parsers are not shown but should be. I am not sure where the zip/rar parsing is done but it is likely in the bookshelf. This list of parsers hasn't changed since 2008 or perhaps before but the software used to do the parsing has changed.



Dale

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