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Old 01-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Has anyone OpenBoox on his Onyx60/Bebook Neo? What are your experiences? And is it possible to flash back and forth between the official firmware and OpenBoox? (Don't know if I will ever have the desire to go back, I just wanna be sure before I try it out.)
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Can someone point me at a link to OpenBoox? This is the first I'd heard of it.

Edit: nevermind, I found something.
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page
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Has anyone OpenBoox on his Onyx60/Bebook Neo? What are your experiences? And is it possible to flash back and forth between the official firmware and OpenBoox? (Don't know if I will ever have the desire to go back, I just wanna be sure before I try it out.)
Many thanks!
Since I am the developer I am not the person to answers your 'experiences' question.

About the firmware compatibility. Onyx doesn't care too much about backwards compatibility, you can for example not revert to version 1.4 if you have version 1.5.1 installed. The current OpenBOOX version is compatible with version 1.5.1, this means that you can always revert to an official 1.5.1 firmware version. But if OpenBOOX is not a good replacement for you I would like to hear what is missing, than I can see if it can be solved.

The Wiki page, linked to by Nate the great, doesn't fully describe the possibilities of the new user interface yet. As an alternative you can have a look at the YouTube Channel.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:57 AM   #4
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Thanks, Koudijs, I will give it a try! I already like the feature that you use the book cover as the standby-image, that's a nice idea!
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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One addition:

If you want to use a function that is available in the official firmware and not yet in OpenBOOX than you can temporarily switch back to the original interface. You do this by selecting the 'Onyx Explorer' from the Applications category, it remains active till you reboot the device.

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Old 01-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #6
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Is this opensource firmare available for the M92 model too? Thank you
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Is this opensource firmare available for the M92 model too? Thank you
Unfortunately it's not. The OpenBOOX firmware can be used on the Boox60, Boox A60, BeBook Neo, Wolder Boox etc. It should not be used on the M9x series of devices.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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A small update:
I am currently developing a new music player which will replace the rather limited Onyx player. It uses the MPD music server.

The implementation is now in a usable state, so I uploaded a video on YouTube to demonstrate it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lelqp5nvavQ

At this moment mp3 and flac files are supported but I want to add ogg and wav support as well.
Further you can browse your music by Title, Artist, Album, Genre etc.

There is one issue at the moment; when flac files are played without a power connection the device enters some power-save mode and playback stops

If you have suggestions to improve things, please let me know.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:14 AM   #9
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Hi koudijs,
I recently purchased an X60 with firmware 1.5.1. I like the hardware, and also the software for reading. I would LOVE the Scribble function, but unfortunately it lacks some important functions, so it is pretty useless in my opinion.

Crucial functions missing:
1. Ability to rename scribble files.
2. Ability to search scribble files by file name (also by partial name).
3. Ability to export scribble files to a PC via USB cable (or wirelessly to the web).

Would be nice to have:
1. Undo (at least the last stroke, but preferably more).
2. Quick access to Eraser (icon on screen).

Do you think you could address these issues in a future version of OpenBoox? Doing so would turn the Scribble function into a seriously useful school/office tool...

Thank you and keep up the good work!
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One addition:

If you want to use a function that is available in the official firmware and not yet in OpenBOOX than you can temporarily switch back to the original interface. You do this by selecting the 'Onyx Explorer' from the Applications category, it remains active till you reboot the device.

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Hi Koudijs;

If you're doing what I think you're doing, you should be able to detach the process, to write a pid file to /var/run , and to create another .oar stopping the explorer.
(Have a look at the snapshot_screensaver scripts - If I'm not mistaken, this should work here as well)

Cheers!
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #11
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Hi koudijs,
I recently purchased an X60 with firmware 1.5.1. I like the hardware, and also the software for reading.
I don't know if it's safe to install OpenBOOX on an X60.
Does anybody know if the official A60 firmware also runs on an X60?

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I would LOVE the Scribble function, but unfortunately it lacks some important functions, so it is pretty useless in my opinion.

Crucial functions missing:
1. Ability to rename scribble files.
2. Ability to search scribble files by file name (also by partial name).
3. Ability to export scribble files to a PC via USB cable (or wirelessly to the web).

Would be nice to have:
1. Undo (at least the last stroke, but preferably more).
2. Quick access to Eraser (icon on screen).

Do you think you could address these issues in a future version of OpenBoox? Doing so would turn the Scribble function into a seriously useful school/office tool...

Thank you and keep up the good work!
I assume you are talking about the scribble application and not about the scribbling in a book, correct?

Scribbling in OpenBOOX is a bit more flexible. When you create a new scribble you have to give it a name:
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The home screen has a Scribbles category containing all the scribbles you created. You can rename them by selecting Rename from the File menu:
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At this moment there is no search function.

Check the Tools menu from within the scribble application for the export function.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:29 PM   #12
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New version [A60]

Works on: Onyx Boox 60, BeBook Neo, Wolder Boox
Version: 1.6-0.2.0
Datecode: 20120520
Download: OpenBOOX-update-1.6-0.2.0.tar.gz

Check the README.txt file within the archive before updating!

I am proud to announce that, six months after the 0.1.1 release, the 0.2.0 release is now available for download.
The full version number is 1.6-0.2.0, indicating that also the Onyx libraries and open source applications have had an update.

Changes
- Music playback, play mp3 and flac files while reading
- Preferred reader selection, for chm, doc, epub, fb2, html, rtf and txt format
- CoolReader
- Removal of single/all book(s) from database
- Metadata renewal of already available books during rescan
- Comic book support (cb7, cbr, cbz)
- Zipped fb2 support (fb2.zip)
- Application termination by holding the OK button
- NTP time reception in case of Wifi connection

Notes
- The explorer and music player of the official firmware are no longer included. This is because the size of the system partition is limited and the saved space can now be used for new features.
- The database structure changed. If you update from OpenBOOX 0.1.1 then you will loose your explorer customizations and the content of your Books category (i.e. you have to scan your books again).

The preferred way for providing feedback is via the discussion thread that is running at Booxusers.com. This thread also contains more details of this release.
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