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Old 04-05-2009, 12:49 PM   #16
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@Jesse I forgot to mention that I'm outside of the US. I downloaded a PDF using my Macbook and moved it to my Kindle Documents folder using USB.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:52 PM   #17
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@alfarhan - That shouldn't matter. That's one of the ways I've been testing. But do try the uninstall and reinstall of 0.06
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:09 AM   #18
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Savory is not working for me. I think it's installed properly, followed the instructions and my Version string is "2.0.2 (309510017) + screensaver hack 0.3 UNSU", the rest of the string is not visible, too long
The savory-image.ext3 is in my system folder and the update file was in my root (not there anymore, disappears after install?)
Tried to restart a few times, no change. Running 0.06 of Savory.
Things that might be different with my Kindle; It's running the screensaver hack, it's not registered, wifi has always been turned off.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:46 PM   #19
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Found a bug (I think)

I tried installing the latest version (with the image PDF generation as well).
It seems to me that when copying a file over by USB savory is not seeing it as a new file. When I tried downloading via the browser, it DID see and Here are the specifics:

Savory Install Process:

1. Stock Kindle:
Version: Kindle 2.0.2 (309510017)

2. Download Savory latest version (with "perfect" PDF conversion)
http://savory.googlecode.com/files/s...2009-04-06.zip
Copied to system folder.

3. Download Savory installer:
http://savory.googlecode.com/files/u...avory-0.06.bin
Copied to root folder

4. Update my kindle (Kindle restarts)

5. Version now says:
Version: Kindle 2.0.2 (309510017) UNSUPPORTED SAVORY-0.06

6. Download a simple PDF from the net:
http://www.google.com/webmasters/doc...rter-guide.pdf
Copied to documents folder (via USB)

Nothing happens

Based on some of your replies, I figured that downloading the PDF from the internal browser might make a difference.

So I removed the PDF from my Kindle. Uploaded it to my own web site and then downloaded it via the browser.
(I renamed it seoguide.pdf before I uploaded it to make it easier to type the URL.)

Now I DO see an entry on the homepage:
Converting seoguide.pdf

I was about to write a post with just this, but after a few minutes I now see the actual PDF entry as well.

Search Engine Optimzation Sta ..

It's NOT the image version, just a converted PDF.

I waited a few more minutes hoping the image version will appear as well, but after 5 minutes, nothing.

I've also attached a couple of screenshots and the contents on the savory folders from my device.
Attached Thumbnails
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Name:	root_screenshot.png
Views:	483
Size:	17.2 KB
ID:	27198   Click image for larger version

Name:	system_folder_screenshot.png
Views:	424
Size:	10.1 KB
ID:	27199  
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File Type: zip savory-conversion-tmp.zip (5.43 MB, 359 views)
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:55 PM   #20
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@Ophir - It looks like it's getting _almost_ all the way through the PDF -> Image conversion. I'll try to roll a new release this evening with better debugging output at the least.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:07 PM   #21
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Sounds great...but a Quick question. I've installed the Screensaver update from the Thread "I want my family back" on here. Will that be an issue with installing and using Savory? Thanks
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:41 AM   #22
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Same problem here

Jesse, same here with me like alfarhan and prtwo.

Version: Kindle 2.0 (291330095) UNSUPPORTED SAVORY-0.06

Moved the pdf via USB to document directory and nothing happened. Tried reinstalled twice, same.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:08 PM   #23
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:57 PM   #24
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Folks with issues with USB-copy issues -- I have an idea of what's going wrong. I hope to produce a new test version for you late tonight.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:19 PM   #25
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I just wanted to say this sounds like a great program, and thank you Jesse for writing it and debugging it!

I'm a little too chicken to be an "early adopter" but I am watching with great interest!
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:33 PM   #26
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Jesse,

Looks like I'm having the same USB copy problem. I'll be happy to test and report my results with your new version tonight (or whenever you post it).

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Old 04-08-2009, 04:49 AM   #27
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Can folks please try the latest beta savory-image.zip from http://code.google.com/p/savory/downloads/list (savory-image-2009-04-08.zip)

It should now correctly autodetect files as soon as you disconnect your USB cable. It also has some font improvements.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:30 AM   #28
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Not quite there yet for me

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Can folks please try the latest beta savory-image.zip from http://code.google.com/p/savory/downloads/list (savory-image-2009-04-08.zip)
Jesse,

Downloaded the new file and replaced savory-image.ext3. Restarted the Kindle...and it started converting the two PDFs I put on the device last night, testing your previous version. (That said, it's safe to say that this version of Savory notices "new" files that existed before Savory was installed.)

However, the title of the file that remained after first conversion was "Unknown." Looking at it, it appears to be a "textual conversion" of the PDF I had put on the Kindle.

It began converting the second one immediately after the first. After it was converted, I checked it (it was another copy of the same original PDF with a different filename), and it was also named "Unknown," and appeared to be a "textual conversion."

I'm not seeing this newer type of "rendered images" conversion that you're talking about. Is there a setting I should change?

Also, incidentally, last night after I posted about my experience with the beta, I downloaded the current stable version and replaced the beta savory-image.ext3 with the stable one. After restarting, nothing happened.

--SC

[Update: Pending further instruction, I've run the Savory uninstaller and removed the folders Savory created. I'll take a fresh run at it as necessary.]

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Old 04-08-2009, 11:30 AM   #29
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Yupp, tried it and now it's detecting my files, yay! thanks jesse
I did get one "unknown" as spookcomix mentioned above, don't know what caused it and will test some more before I post details.
Both "text" and "png" conversions worked for me.
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:36 PM   #30
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Can folks please try the latest beta savory-image.zip from http://code.google.com/p/savory/downloads/list (savory-image-2009-04-08.zip)

It should now correctly autodetect files as soon as you disconnect your USB cable. It also has some font improvements.
Hey Jesse! Great mod, really makes the kindle more useful.

I also got it to work on this version (whereas it had previously not). I tested it with a small pdf with some graphics, the graphics did not show up in the conversion.

I had 2 questions:

1) is there a size limit to the pdf files? I realize it can take pretty long for a larger file.

2) if you are converting a larger pdf file and the Kindle goes into idle (screensaver goes on) will the background conversion process continue to run?
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