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Old 06-06-2012, 02:08 AM   #1
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Dropbox implementation?

Hi,

just an idea. I have my Calibre collection in Dropbox. Wouldn't it be a good idea to create a GUI Extension to be able to read those books?

Then we would have unlimited storage capacity

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Or you just create a bookmark in the experimenatl browser and load your books via this link. It works like this.
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I will try, but I don't think it work
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I'd like to have something similar for Google Drive. I think the kindles are set up pretty well for this. We just need synchronization scripts (there are a few out there) adapted to the Kindle (should not be too hard, but they might have fancy dependencies) and trigger them (and means for that are present on all Kindles, I think). Quite simple, actually. But so many ideas, so many projects and so little time....
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I'd like to have something similar for Google Drive. I think the kindles are set up pretty well for this. We just need synchronization scripts (there are a few out there) adapted to the Kindle (should not be too hard, but they might have fancy dependencies) and trigger them (and means for that are present on all Kindles, I think). Quite simple, actually. But so many ideas, so many projects and so little time....
Are we talking of your Kpdf application here?

As mentioned in other posts, Kindles have libcurl installed and there is a binding (actually, two different bindings) for Lua to libcurl.

Note 1: I have not looked at libcurl for a long time now, if it supports WebDAV protocol, then you can leave your books on a private (or shared) cloud.

Note 2: Kindles are Linux. With the davfs2 filesystem module loaded, Linux can just mount a WebDAV cloud into the Kindles filesystem, same as any other device with a filesystem on it.
If Amazon didn't build the davfs2 module for their kernels, well, we can...

Should not be all that big a project to open a network:*.pdf rather than a file:*.pdf for Kpdf.
Let Amazon figure out how to do that with their own pdf application.

Edit:
Amazon has provided a Lua binding to their lipc, at least in the KT-v5.1.0 image I am currently looking at.

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It DOES work. But you have to navigate to the respective mobi file in the folder structure. It is not the most comfortable way, but at least a workaround.
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You can use calibre + dropbox + calibre2opds to create an online catalog... than just bookmark your catalog link and you are done...
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It DOES work. But you have to navigate to the respective mobi file in the folder structure. It is not the most comfortable way, but at least a workaround.
Confirmed, it works. I never though that Amazon will allow downloading .mobi files and adding them automatically to the Kindle!

Thank you!
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