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Old 05-19-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Automatic store syncher - What kind of plugin?

Hi guys,

I want to create a plugin that automatically downloads (and stores in calibre) all the books I bought from a certain store. The first stores would be the black library (http://www.blacklibrary.com/ebooks) and my subscription at beam ebooks (http://www.beam-ebooks.de/perry-rhodan) which put three to four new files into my private shelf every week.

The plugins need to keep authentication info per store so they can access my private shelves.

What kind of plugin would be best to create for this? My first idea would have been to create "store" plugins so I can use them from the "Get Books" menu item. On the other hand, I'd like that stuff to be automatically run like the "Get News" stuff... Ideas anyone?


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Old 05-19-2011, 02:54 PM   #2
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I would suggest an interface action plugins. They are notified at GUI startup so they can run a timer to check periodically and they have full access to all of calibre.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:52 PM   #3
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You can even have plugins that reference other plugins. So you could create a GUI plugin that uses store download plugins you've made. This way you can easily add new ones. This is how I implemented "Get books".
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You can even have plugins that reference other plugins. So you could create a GUI plugin that uses store download plugins you've made. This way you can easily add new ones. This is how I implemented "Get books".
Thank you, this sounds like the perfect way to go...

Over the weekend, when I actually get around to work on the plugins, I'll pilfer your store plugins for ideas

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Good morning,

I have the same question basically - since I use beam-ebooks to read (weekly) my perry-rhodan and other series, I'd like calibre to download it automatically.
Additionally, I'd like to have it as periodical, like "Die Zeit", so I can have bundles of these stories. Is that possible?
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Good morning,

I have the same question basically - since I use beam-ebooks to read (weekly) my perry-rhodan and other series, I'd like calibre to download it automatically.
Additionally, I'd like to have it as periodical, like "Die Zeit", so I can have bundles of these stories. Is that possible?
Wow, I couldn't imagine that I stopped working on this on May...

I still don't have a good solution for the auto-download problem from beam, but the good news is that I resumed my work on calibre, so there might be some solution for this problem in the upcoming weeks / months.

What I do in the meantime is adding the beam OPDS feed to my Aldiko library. That way, I download the current PR issue ( immediately on Thursday, 00:00, half a second after the download link is active ), and after that, leave it to AldikoSync to distribute the book to my other readers.


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What I do in the meantime is adding the beam OPDS feed to my Aldiko library. That way, I download the current PR issue ( immediately on Thursday, 00:00, half a second after the download link is active ), and after that, leave it to AldikoSync to distribute the book to my other readers.
Hmm, sounds interesting, I have to check what OPDS and Aldikosync is... at least Aldiko on my tablet can reach Beam without problems and download directly Something similar for Calibre would be great.

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