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Old 03-20-2009, 02:24 PM   #61
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It seems I've run into issues with the backup method and downloading from the server.

The partition setup to download file system images to is 24MB, while the gzipped image I've created is 31. I'm going to have to figure out how to compress that image further, or remove parts of it in order to fit.
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When do you think we can get our sweaty hands on this? Is it going to take long to integrate the new FBreader?
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:03 PM   #63
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It seems I've run into issues with the backup method and downloading from the server.

The partition setup to download file system images to is 24MB, while the gzipped image I've created is 31. I'm going to have to figure out how to compress that image further, or remove parts of it in order to fit.
Hmm... is the filesystem image you've created small enough to install on the iLiad? Then it should fit on the download partition, right? Am I missing something?
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:11 PM   #64
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Hmm... is the filesystem image you've created small enough to install on the iLiad? Then it should fit on the download partition, right? Am I missing something?
It installs on the iLiad without a problem.

iRex's update procedure downloads a gzipped version of the file system image to /mnt/protected. This partition is 27MB. It's mounted when the "flash filesystem flag" is set, and it extracts the file system image located on it to the root partition.

The file system images provided by iRex are usually 26MB.

I modified their file system image with all the enhancements, and now the image is 32MB when it's gzipped. It's too large to fit on the protected partition, so the only way to flash it is from the CF card.
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You can find beta2 here: http://projects.mobileread.com/iliad...iLIadOS/beta2/
You'll need to run backup.sh first to backup your mobipocket and keyboard. If you don't you won't be able to read mobipocket, DJVU, or use the keyboard.
After you backup, you'll have to reflash your iLiad using the standard reflash method (put the app.image files in the images folder with applications in config.txt). If you've never flashed your iLiad before, this isn't the release for you.

I may have found a bug when flashing, however. There are some files and scripts that are copied from the root directory to the CF card after flashing. After the reflash, the CF card wasn't mounted properly, so the scripts weren't copied correctly (they went to the directory where the card was mounted to). I maybe have to script a check to see if it's mounted before it tries to copy the files.

Let me know what you think of this beta. It's not ready for the average Joe yet, and likely has bugs and missing features. But if you want to give it a try, it should at least boot and work pretty well.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:23 PM   #66
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Bug: Contentlister Change Items on Page doesn't work.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:45 PM   #67
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Bug: FBReader can't open html files
Possible Solution: Remove Browser Sections from default Registry file.

FBReader works fine with .zip. Need to test other file types.
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Great work Adam B. I never thought that it will come an update so I'm glade that I was wrong. Keep up the good work. :P

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First, thx Adam for this great work....

Have i understand this correctly? I use the cf-card-contents.zip from Irex, overwrite the app.image.-files in images-folder. and do a normal reflash from CF-Card? Only "applications" in config.txt?
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First, thx Adam for this great work....

Have i understand this correctly? I use the cf-card-contents.zip from Irex, overwrite the app.image.-files in images-folder. and do a normal reflash from CF-Card? Only "applications" in config.txt?
You don't even need to download the zip file from irex. You just need to make the images folder on the card and create a new config.txt file.
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You don't even need to download the zip file from irex. You just need to make the images folder on the card and create a new config.txt file.
thx Adam, now i will test your fine work....
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thx Adam, this is realy an great work from you.

the only bigger bug i found is the screen-refresh in some apps.
setup needs a pageflip to refresh and fullscreen-ipdf doesn't refresh the screen in fullscreen-mode. I need the fullscreen-mode for some PDF's. I use a self-compiled Version of jharkers fullscreen-version with 5 page-flip disabled.
Any idea to fix the refresh-problem in iPDF?

The FBReader is a little bit to old for my purposes (epub-format) but the Version 0.10.2 works fine from SD-Card.

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I had replaced the Display Manager with the community developed Xepdmanager. It appears that it's not quite ready for all apps. I'll do some testing, but I'll probably end up going back to the original.

I need to do some more testing today and getting the new FBReader compiled to run from internal memory. After I'm happy with all those bug fixes, I'll release another public beta.

I'd really like for as many people to test this as possible. I'm looking for it to be the de-facto standard firmware for the iLiad.
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Bug: Contentlister Change Items on Page doesn't work.
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Do you plan to add the new contentlister instead of the original? If so, I can change it to read the nr of items from a config file instead of a command-line argument. This would remove the need for the scripts that edit the start.sh script each time... We could configure contenlister 'by hand' until we have a separate regedit-like tool to modify things...
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Do you plan to add the new contentlister instead of the original? If so, I can change it to read the nr of items from a config file instead of a command-line argument. This would remove the need for the scripts that edit the start.sh script each time... We could configure contenlister 'by hand' until we have a separate regedit-like tool to modify things...
I do intend to use the new Contentlister.

Reading from a config file in /mnt/settings/ would be ideal. I think the default functionality would be to default to 8 items (I think it's a good default), and create a config file if none exists.

It could be as simple as a one line config file with the amount of items per page in it.
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