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Old 08-06-2007, 11:35 AM   #1
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iLiad Manual Comic Strip Downloader Released

This is very similar to the automatic version here, except that you manually initiate the download.

Due to the instability of this page with iRex's html viewer, you will need to install my latest port of FBReader

When you select the program, it will check to see if it's updated today. If it has not, it will automatically open the connection manager, and download the day's comics. When finished, it will open FBReader and display the comic page. If it has already downloaded, it will simply open FBReader with the comics.

You can unzip the program into any directory you'd like.

Edit: The attachment has been updated to allow directories with spaces

Edit 2: If you are having prolbems viewing all of the images and have unbricking support, see this post
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:40 PM   #2
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From my experience with Dilbert or userfriendly the program should only try to download after a specified time of the day. Usually such cartoons or comics are posted by a script at a precise time.
I have not checked your program for lack of an iLiad so this is just in case you did not implement it that way already.
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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From my experience with Dilbert or userfriendly the program should only try to download after a specified time of the day. Usually such cartoons or comics are posted by a script at a precise time.
I have not checked your program for lack of an iLiad so this is just in case you did not implement it that way already.
Yes, most webcomics are updated this way.

That's the case for Sinfest, PvP, Diesel Sweeties etc...
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:07 PM   #4
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The problem is that the iLiad is setup to use the UTC time zone unless the user has specified differently. In making the above script, I wanted a simple one-click process for the user to automatically fetch their comics. If you need to re-download, simply delete the date in the description and select it again.
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:21 PM   #5
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I've updated the original post with a version that will allow for directories with spaces. This is useful if you rename or change it with the ContentLister.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:01 AM   #6
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I wish FBReader will also support Cybook or Nuut. Iliad is too expensive.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:06 PM   #7
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How do I install this? Not clear..is not a package like fbreader.
And how do you get the comics link?
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:15 PM   #8
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How do I install this? Not clear..is not a package like fbreader.
And how do you get the comics link?
You unzip it, copy it to your device. And run it like any other program from the iLiad.
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Old 08-08-2007, 04:24 PM   #9
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Ok will try it then!
thnx!

OK it works, but I only got penny arcade and diesel thingy and 2 more comics, no dilbert and almost none of the others. How come?

And dumb question..what is the 56 before every title?

But despite this..good job so far Adam!
A re download script would be nice as well instead of editing the date in the script.

I also wonder, do the comics append every day or wipe clean?

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Old 08-08-2007, 05:47 PM   #10
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When you connect your iLiad to your computer, and look in the "web" directory inside the comic directory, do you see any other comics?
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:54 PM   #11
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I cant get it to work. It hands on the connection. Is it working with LAN only?
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:31 PM   #12
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I cant get it to work. It hands on the connection. Is it working with LAN only?
If you can connect to IDS, than this should work for you.

What's in your output.txt inside that folder?
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:33 AM   #13
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Hmm I see "some" comics. Still just a few..but 3 more jpgs there then even shown on fbreader.
When I load the index.hml page I see just a few. When I reload that via the pc I see all comics as it should be. But only on my Firefox.

12 jpgs is only I get and worse is that only 6 are shown in FBreader.
I am going to try downloading again. I run this on my CF card and not internal memory.

edit
new download, nothing added. FBreader just shows the title of comics but no comic at all. I am also not able to change previous day next day..when I click i only see a ' where the stylus hit the option.
Something is acting weird here.

Edit2: It hangs now at the wifi page searching...first blinking then text stays searching non blinking, top of page says fetching comics please wait
After 10 mins still nothing happens and I shut down the iliad. And the comics script still shows yesterdays date.

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Old 08-10-2007, 11:30 AM   #14
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Output.txt shows the following. It looks as if the connection to high5.net is blocked or so?

(W)eripc.c:37,erIpcInitServer() Version: 256

(W)eripc.c:76,erIpcInitServer() Bound successfully to 127.0.0.1:50076.
(CN_W)connectScreen.c:201,connect_screen_create() no PC profile in registry: force connect to iDS
(CN_W)connectScreen.c:762,connect_screen_ping_star t() profile [IX67] pcshare [] []
(CN_W)connectionMgr.c:379,connect_enable_network() No proxy needs to be specified
ioctl[SIOCSIWPMKSA]: Invalid argument
(CN_W)main.c:409,on_sigchld() -- entry connectionMgr
(CN_W)main.c:423,on_sigchld() -- leave connectionMgr
(CN_W)connectScreen.c:829,connect_screen_ping_done () stop GTK main
(CN_W)main.c:261,main() exitValue after gtk_main [0]
(CN_E)pingThread.c:196,pingThread_stop() ping thread not running
(CN_E)pingThread.c:219,pingThread_wait() ping thread not running
(CN_E)scanThread.c:251,scanThread_stop() scan thread not running
(CN_E)scanThread.c:273,scanThread_wait() scan thread not running
(CN_W)main.c:309,main() execute command [../wget]
(CN_W)main.c:312,main() argv[0] = [../wget]
(CN_W)main.c:312,main() argv[1] = [--load-cookies=../cookies.txt]
(CN_W)main.c:312,main() argv[2] = [-nd]
(CN_W)main.c:312,main() argv[3] = [-k]
(CN_W)main.c:312,main() argv[4] = [-p]
(CN_W)main.c:312,main() argv[5] = [-np]
(CN_W)main.c:312,main() argv[6] = [http://high5.net/comic/]
--15:18:16-- http://high5.net/comic/
=> `index.html'
Resolving high5.net... 82.94.255.44
Connecting to high5.net|82.94.255.44|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]

0K .... 10.38 B/s

15:25:09 (10.38 B/s) - Read error at byte 4151 (Connection reset by peer).Retrying.

--15:25:09-- http://high5.net/comic/
(try: 2) => `index.html'
Connecting to high5.net|82.94.255.44|:80... failed: Network is unreachable.
Resolving high5.net... failed: Temporary failure in name resolution.

FINISHED --15:25:09--
Downloaded: 0 bytes in 0 files
Converting index.html... 1-32
Converted 1 files in 0.120 seconds.
(CN_W)main.c:409,on_sigchld() -- entry connectionMgr
(CN_W)main.c:423,on_sigchld() -- leave connectionMgr
(CN_W)system.c:54,fork_exec() WIFEXITED [1]
(CN_W)system.c:57,fork_exec() WEXITSTATUS [0]
(CN_W)main.c:336,main() exit connectionMgr [0]
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:39 AM   #15
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It looks like your network is blocking the connection. It's unlikely it's a problem with the iLiad itself...
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