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Old 02-03-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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PRS-T1 Plugin Feature Request

I've been using calibre to manage my books and sync with my Sony PRST1 for a while now and after spending time tweaking I've been happy with it. I read a bunch of fanfiction and use the ff plugin to suck in the books, update em, and sync em up to the reader.

One thing I've had to workaround for a while now is that I like to look view my book list via the date when the book was originally published rather than by the unix atime which seems to be what the Sony Reader uses to determine what to determine when sorting by "date". As a workaround, I wrote a perl (I have no knowlege of python) script I occasionally execute which reads the calibre sqlite database and compares it to the database (and file) on the reader and then executes the equivalent of a unix touch command to modify the file's atime/mtime/ctime to the book's published date. I don't actually write to either database. It works - but it's really very awkward.

Is there any way that the prst1 plugin could do this for me? IE: allow the selection which date to write to the files on the reader rather than just using the default added to reader date?

I'm sure I could use plugboards to embed the date into the filenames, which I could sort on - but that sounds ... messy. Or worse - tweak the title's themselves.

I don't know if this is a reasonable request, but I figured I'd ask anyway. I'm okay with what I have now but it'd be nice to handle this inside of calibre instead of outside of it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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Since no active calibre developer has a T1/T2 it's not going to happen unless you submit a patch yourself. The original developer of the driver isn't very active, but you can try PMing him and see if he is interested, username Kolenka in Mobileread.
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