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Old 11-11-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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TomeRaider to go open source

Hi Folks

I am currently writing a novel (amongst other things) and don't have the time to see the development of TomeRaider on these platforms:

Palm
S60
Windows
(I'm not sure what's happening with the Iphone and Android live versions but I am open to suggestions...)


So I figure if anyone wants to have the source code to continue developing these as Free and Open Source then let me know and I would be glad to make this happen

I also have the name mobilereader.org (which I have had for years) which I would be happy to hand over to the Mobile Reader community if we felt that would be a better name than TomeRaider.


Anyways... maybe this will gain no interest. My intentions are wholesome

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Old 11-12-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:12 PM   #3
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TomeRaider. Been around forever and a day, ever since the days of ancient British Psion handheld devices in the 80s, I believe. Largely used for reference-type books. Excellent program.

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Old 11-13-2009, 05:25 AM   #4
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TomeRaider. Been around forever and a day, ever since the days of ancient British Psion handheld devices in the 80s, I believe. Largely used for reference-type books. Excellent program.
Not quite the 80's! Since about 1997 when I did the first one on the Psion Series 5.

There are many thousands of free Tomeraider ebook and e reference files on

www.tomeraider.com
www.memoware.com

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Old 11-13-2009, 05:37 AM   #5
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My mistake, Mat; it just feels like forever . I have fond memories of using on my Psion 5!
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When I said "Tomereader?" I meant to answer the comment below. In other words that TomeReader is perhaps a more suitable name than the one suggested.

Apologies for any confusion.

P.S. I also have been using TomeRaider for many years, starting with my Psions.

I also have the name mobilereader.org (which I have had for years) which I would be happy to hand over to the Mobile Reader community if we felt that would be a better name than TomeRaider.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:07 AM   #7
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How about open sourcing NewsRaider as well, since it hasn't been developed in a couple of years. I would still be using it if it didn't demand to update the profiles from a remote server. Still, it was nice to be able to cache all the web pages without all the ad junk.
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How about open sourcing NewsRaider as well, since it hasn't been developed in a couple of years. I would still be using it if it didn't demand to update the profiles from a remote server. Still, it was nice to be able to cache all the web pages without all the ad junk.

I loved Newsraider (I'm biased, of course)... but really it became redundant after Google Reader, I feel. I'm happy to release the code for that too, but I think its wise to focus on Open Sourcing TomeRaider first

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My mistake, Mat; it just feels like forever . I have fond memories of using on my Psion 5!
Mee too! It was the first reader to get multi megabyte files on a handheld! Ahh nostalgia.. now the covers of Ebooks are probably multi-megabytes:P

Mind you its still the only way to get the full text of the Wikipedia on a handheld as far as I know?



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TomeRaider definitely needs to get more OpenSource. The functionalities are good, but I can hardly find any descriptions on how to create a TR4 book. Any Feedback is welcome.
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TomeRaider definitely needs to get more OpenSource. The functionalities are good, but I can hardly find any descriptions on how to create a TR4 book. Any Feedback is welcome.
I am happy make it open source!

But it needs developers to move it forwards.

It could be the premier open source platform. There are already thousands of books available for it.

I have the sourcecode here if anyone wants to own that project

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Old 03-12-2010, 03:14 AM   #12
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Dear Mat

I suggest you release the source code to GitHub under GPLv2.

Once it is out there, the developers will come.

All our source-code can be found here:

http://scm.ywesee.com

I really recommend git as source-code management tool.

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I suggest you release the source code to GitHub under GPLv2.

Once it is out there, the developers will come.

All our source-code can be found here:

http://scm.ywesee.com

I really recommend git as source-code management tool.

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Hi Zeno

Thanks for the info. If you would like to help with this that would be great

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Hi !

Very interesting thread !
What happened later ?

Is Tomeraider still available ?
What about android and iphone ?
How to make or compile anew personal .tr3 files in .tr4 format ?

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Old 01-23-2012, 06:03 AM   #15
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TomeRaider Source Conversion

Hi Mat,

You may remember me - Did a lot of Beta testing of TR2 and TR3.

More than happy to help with trying to do more development of TR. Very keen to see it on Android.

In the meantime, is anyone interested in adding TomeRaider as a Source format for Calibre. I have hundreds of books in TR2/TR3 source format, which I woul love to publish into Kindle and other formats, but I just don't have the time to do it manually.

The format is very simple - Only half a dozen or so commands to code for.
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