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Old 08-08-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Directory contents & opening books through kindlets

Hi, does anyone have any idea how can I get the full content of the /mnt/us/documents directory? I need to get this info into a kindlet. I tried the ctx.getHomeDir, creating a File object and getting the list of files and executing ls as a Runtime Process, but every time I run into an Access Denied error message.

My second question is, if I have the location and name of a book, how can I make the kindle open it in the default viewer?
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:34 PM   #2
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You're not supposed to access the files outside your application's directory.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:58 AM   #3
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Yes, i realized that, but do I have any options if I want to go around this within the kindlets' boundaries?
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I've found a good enough workaround using launchpad and the ls command, which, on the long run, can probably be hooked to the reader's auto-refresh-book cycle. Only the second part of the question remains now: how can I make the kindle open a given book from a kindlet? Please help me out with this, two cute girls are waiting for a usable collection manager Any solution, no matter how messy, would be great.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:39 AM   #5
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I've found a good enough workaround using launchpad and the ls command, which, on the long run, can probably be hooked to the reader's auto-refresh-book cycle. Only the second part of the question remains now: how can I make the kindle open a given book from a kindlet? Please help me out with this, two cute girls are waiting for a usable collection manager Any solution, no matter how messy, would be great.
it is designed to be a sandbox, with each kindlet totally unaware of any other kindlet's existence ... and in the case of the kindle, each book is a 'kindlet' (though not an active one)

are you on the kdk? or are you an unofficial developer?
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:28 AM   #6
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I'm just an enthusiastic, with no prior java, and limited linux knowledge, using the kdk grabbed from the kindle – among other great stuff I've found here. The worst part is I have some ideas about how it could be done, but I lack the knowledge to figure them out myself.

Right now even a command line method to open a book would be much appreciated, because from then on I could create a file from within the kindlet with the book's path, and if a program were to wait in the background, maybe with some inotify support, it could handle the actual opening. Or maybe the launchpad could be convinced to help out somehow…
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