Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-30-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
astrodad
Guru
astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrodad's Avatar
 
Posts: 945
Karma: 568242
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 1, iPad, iPhone 5
[Old Thread] calibre portable edition

I find myself having to work on more than one system now, and when I travel I am on a different system then when I am at home. I tried putting the calibre database on my home network share, and using it via vpn but it's way too slow.

Now I am looking at Portable Apps, which you can run on a flash drive. Has anyone had any experience with these? I run firefox and it seems to be fine, but is there any way to get a Python app to run portable?
astrodad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 12:51 PM   #2
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,433
Karma: 5383257
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
Yeah just copy the installation directory onto your flash drive and on each new computer, all you have to do is edit the PATH variable to include the calibre directory. At least, I think it should work like that.
kovidgoyal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 12:57 PM   #3
RWood
Technogeezer
RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
RWood's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,233
Karma: 1601464
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-500
I have a small network here (5 computers plus a SAN data store) and the database is very happy living on the SAN and accessed from the computers.
RWood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 02:21 PM   #4
astrodad
Guru
astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrodad's Avatar
 
Posts: 945
Karma: 568242
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 1, iPad, iPhone 5
Yeah the problem is when you have more than one system and you're in multiple locations. The other problem is when you have multiple platforms. I think I will try to install the Mac and Windows versions onto the Flash drive and then have them share a db file.
astrodad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 02:24 PM   #5
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,433
Karma: 5383257
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
You can put the db file onto the flash drive as well and at least on linux/OSX just create a symbolic link to it from ~/library1.db

On windows you'll have to remember to copy the db file on and off the flash drive
kovidgoyal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 03:19 PM   #6
astrodad
Guru
astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrodad's Avatar
 
Posts: 945
Karma: 568242
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 1, iPad, iPhone 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by kovidgoyal View Post
You can put the db file onto the flash drive as well and at least on linux/OSX just create a symbolic link to it from ~/library1.db

On windows you'll have to remember to copy the db file on and off the flash drive
Can't I just change the settings to point to the specific drive letter? I just have to ensure that on whatever system I am, that I mount the flash as a specific letter.
astrodad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 03:22 PM   #7
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,433
Karma: 5383257
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
yeah that would work as well, but it might cause some problems if you ever run calibre from the harddisk while the flash drive is not mounted or is mounted elsewhere
kovidgoyal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 03:23 PM   #8
pilotbob
Grand Sorcerer
pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pilotbob's Avatar
 
Posts: 19,632
Karma: 11390499
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Device: Kindle Touch
Quote:
Originally Posted by jplumey View Post
Yeah the problem is when you have more than one system and you're in multiple locations. The other problem is when you have multiple platforms. I think I will try to install the Mac and Windows versions onto the Flash drive and then have them share a db file.
Take a look at jungle disk. It is cross platform... it creates a drive in "the cloud" and you can access it from any machine. Of course, you are using amazon's S3 service and you have to pay $.15 per/GB per month stored there.

BOb
pilotbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 03:52 PM   #9
astrodad
Guru
astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrodad's Avatar
 
Posts: 945
Karma: 568242
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 1, iPad, iPhone 5
Holy smokes I never thought of that, and I have a Jungledisk account for backups. I wonder how calibre would perform with a large database on the cloud? I'll give it a shot and see how it works!
astrodad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 04:01 PM   #10
astrodad
Guru
astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrodad's Avatar
 
Posts: 945
Karma: 568242
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 1, iPad, iPhone 5
Loading up a database from my jungle disk, where my sample db is about 94 MB, takes calibre about 45 seconds to load. That's not too bad. Let me do some imports and report some times.

I'm a 12 Mbs Comcast connection.
astrodad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 11:00 PM   #11
astrodad
Guru
astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrodad's Avatar
 
Posts: 945
Karma: 568242
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 1, iPad, iPhone 5
Yeah this doesn't really work that well. Jungledisk uses a caching system and if you watch the Jungledisk monitor you'll see that the software needs to upload the entire contents of the file to the server again, despite the fact that I have the Plus option to do incremental uploads. I was going to try doing some kind of ssh mount to my Dreamhost account but that looks dicey too. Perhaps a better solution would be to modify Calibre to work with a networked database instead.
astrodad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 11:50 PM   #12
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,433
Karma: 5383257
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
You should just be able to mount over a ssh connection. I've tried that and it works fine. On linux and os x use sshfs and on windows use sftpdrive
kovidgoyal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 12:09 PM   #13
astrodad
Guru
astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrodad's Avatar
 
Posts: 945
Karma: 568242
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 1, iPad, iPhone 5
I tried the SSH bit with some weird results. I can get it to work, but it's dog slow. From Windows it's not too bad, but from the Mac, using MacFusion (on top of MacFuse and sshfs) it's really slow. But it does work. I wonder if it's dreamhost (my hosting provider).
astrodad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 03:37 PM   #14
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,433
Karma: 5383257
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
Maybe sshfs is just slow on the mac. But it is true that sqlite was never designed for use on a network filesystem.
kovidgoyal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 04:07 PM   #15
astrodad
Guru
astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrodad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrodad's Avatar
 
Posts: 945
Karma: 568242
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 1, iPad, iPhone 5
It's actually pretty useful on Windows, even though picture flow is useless now. On a Mac, it takes about twice as long to do anything. It's still worth it to me, though, considering how often I work with multiple systems. How much work would it be to use something like MySQL over SQLite?
astrodad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Calibre 7.52 portable beckywc Calibre 5 03-26-2011 11:39 PM
Calibre Portable beckywc Calibre 4 12-21-2010 12:13 PM
Calibre Portable? AprilHare Related Tools 9 07-28-2010 01:37 PM
Calibre Portable! craj999 Calibre 5 01-19-2010 02:11 PM
Calibre Portable earthq Calibre 3 06-04-2009 06:35 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:58 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.