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Old 11-25-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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An epub3 version of Sigil ?

Hello all,

I think the question have yet been asked (even if I didn't found it in the forum).
Is there a project to make a version of sigil for epub3 ebooks in a near future, or is it decided not to do so ?

for instance, epub2 seems sufficient for the majority of ebooks, as ebook readers doesn't accept epub3 improvements.

But in a near future, the new readers to come will surely be epub3 compliant, and all the work yet done in sigil would be unhappily outdated, and Sigil replaced by commercial software.

That's why I ask this question today.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I apologize for my bad English.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Hello all,

I think the question have yet been asked (even if I didn't found it in the forum).
Is there a project to make a version of sigil for epub3 ebooks in a near future, or is it decided not to do so ?

for instance, epub2 seems sufficient for the majority of ebooks, as ebook readers doesn't accept epub3 improvements.

But in a near future, the new readers to come will surely be epub3 compliant, and all the work yet done in sigil would be unhappily outdated, and Sigil replaced by commercial software.

That's why I ask this question today.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I apologize for my bad English.
The question HAS been asked (here).
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
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And since there's not likely to be any ePub3 reading systems in the near future that don't ALSO support ePub2 for backward compatability, there's probably no real pressing need for Sigil to produce ePub3 compliant ebooks right away.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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Ok, thank you for the quick answer.

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:16 AM   #5
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But in a near future, the new readers to come will surely be epub3 compliant...
The EUP 3 spec has been out (final form) for over a year now. People have been saying this since before the spec was finalizes. The fact of the matter is new readers have come out and they're not supporting epub 3.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:49 AM   #6
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The EUP 3 spec has been out (final form) for over a year now. People have been saying this since before the spec was finalizes. The fact of the matter is new readers have come out and they're not supporting epub 3.
As soon as ADE supports ePub 3 then everyone will need to. Until then ...
There are a few ePub 3 supported devices out there although most only have partial support, i.e. FK8 and iBooks. Others are connected to HTML 5 browsers such as Google.

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Kobo started supporting epub 3 with the 2.0 firmware. It has two reader apps. ADE is used for sideloaded books. They use another for their modified version of epub and that supports epub3. You can use this to read sideloaded epubs if you change the extension.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:48 PM   #8
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"Support" and "Support the whole spec" are different issues, while pretty much everyone has 95% of EPUB2, all of the EPUB3 implementations are only basic subsets, EPUB3+audio/video tags, woo hoo - or some abortion to support scripting for the platform specific files.

Really, it's an overcomplicated and unrealistic spec. Throw out nearly all of its dynamic/script stuff (wrangle the common uses to actual tags), that'd have been a better plan than the behemoth of EPUB3.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #9
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Throw out nearly all of its dynamic/script stuff (wrangle the common uses to actual tags), that'd have been a better plan than the behemoth of EPUB3.
That's pretty much the approach we're taking.
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That's pretty much the approach we're taking.
And you know I'm very happy about that choice!
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