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Old 04-03-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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Savory - a native ebook conversion package for the Kindle 2

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Savory is a native ebook conversion package for the Kindle 2. It lets you download and read PDFs and ePubs on the Kindle without a manual conversion step.
http://blog.fsck.com/2009/04/savory.html

I don't have a Kindle 2, but this seems VERY useful for those of you who do (and are brave enough to try it out).
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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FWIW, I installed and uninstalled savory a couple dozen times while testing it out. The dire warnings in my blog post are there to make sure that folks understand the gravity of installing updates onto a "consumer-grade" device. Savory is actually less "dangerous" than the screensaver or font hacks that people have been using.
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Interesting, I'll check it out cheers for the link!
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:40 AM   #4
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I installed Savory successfully. I moved a PDF file to my Documents folder on the K2. Nothing happened! I can't see my converted file anywhere.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:23 PM   #5
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@alfarhan: Can you tell me what version string you see at the bottom of your setting page and a directory listing of your kindle's /system directory?
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:38 PM   #6
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Very nice work Jesse. I'm sure many people will find this very usefull. Unfortunately I don't have a K2 to test on.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:00 PM   #7
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This is pretty amazing Jesse! Thank you...I have actually been trying to compile Calibre on my PS3 for a week or so using Yellow Dog Linux 6.1 with no luck. This could solve my problems. Any chance for .lit conversion as well? Thanks again!
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:13 PM   #8
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This is pretty amazing Jesse! Thank you...I have actually been trying to compile Calibre on my PS3 for a week or so using Yellow Dog Linux 6.1 with no luck. This could solve my problems. Any chance for .lit conversion as well? Thanks again!
Yes. There's an issue with my hacked-up Calibre that causes the .lit converter to exit with a UTF8 error. That's why I'm only promising .epub and .pdf at the moment

I'd expect this to be resolved at some point in the future.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:45 PM   #9
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I happen to be at work right now, but damn is this pretty impressive, and I'll have to give this a try once I'm home. This is going to safe me a lot of trouble with having to manually convert, etc. I use pdf's quite often and it becomes a real time sink getting them functioning properly on my K2.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:12 AM   #10
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@jesse Thanks for everything man. Here's what it says:

Version: Kindle 2.0.2 (309510017) UNSUPPORTED SAVORY-0.01
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:23 AM   #11
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@jesse ..
..and my kindle system folder contains:

com.amazon.ebook.booklet.reader <--- A Folder
savory-image.ext3 <--- Your Magic
Search Indexes <--- A Folder
userannotlog <--- A File

In the root, I have the usual stuff: Audible, documents, music, pictures, system
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:28 AM   #12
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@jesse...I'm having the same trouble as alfarhan. After successfully installing Savory and updating, I moved over a .PDF to "documents" but it has not appeared anywhere on the Kindle 2.

Version: Kindle 2.0.2 (309510017) UNSUPPORTED SAVORY-0.01

kindle/system/ contains:
com.amazon.ebook.booklet.reader <--- A Folder
Search Index <--- A Folder
savory-image.ext3 <--- Your program
userannotlog.0 <--- A File

Thanks for working on the program. It could really make using the Kindle 2 that much more enjoyable.

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Old 04-05-2009, 10:05 AM   #13
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@jesse...Since installing Savory, my Kindle 2 no longer finds plain text files I manually install either. What should I do? Thanks.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:41 AM   #14
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@lancel as a debugging step, move the .ext3 image out of the way and reboot the kindle. tell me if the .txt files show up.

@alfarhan - what happens if you use the browser to download a PDF?
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:20 PM   #15
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@lancel, @alfarhan - can you ty uninstalling 0.05 and installing version 0.06 and see if you have a better experience?
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