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Old 04-16-2009, 04:37 PM   #16
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Did you check that the ePub works on a 505 or 700?
Since the 505 and 700 use mobile ADE, as long as it works in the desktop version it should work on the devices. (And getting it to work with the Mac OS X native BOMArchiver was required to get ADE on the Mac to open them.)

I used that reasoning until I actually got a 505 as a present and was able to test on an actual device.

It works on a 505, so should also work on a 700. I use my script frequently to create my bedtime reading material that I put on my own 505.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:50 PM   #17
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Since the 505 and 700 use mobile ADE, as long as it works in the desktop version it should work on the devices.
The Mobile ADE has some extra restrictions, e.g. each XHTML file has to be below a certain size. Calibre has a PRS-505 mode which works around all the PRS-505's mobile ADE issues. I don't know if there is a complete list of these outside the Calibre source code. Note that Sony is using an old version of mobile ADE and some of the issues may be Sony specific (e.g. if Sony supported the soft hypen character in its font, soft hypens would presumably stop showing up as "?"). We won't know for sure until other devices come out with mobile ADE this summer.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:15 PM   #18
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html2epub shouldn't require admin access. What errors do you get when running it?
No idea what the errors are. I tried both:
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echo shell_exec('sh html2epub');
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shell_exec('html2epub'); 
I didn't get any output.

I tried doing:
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echo shell_exec('ls');
echo 
shell_exec('sh test.sh'); //test.sh contains chdir to calibre directory and ls 
Those worked just fine.

It's worth noting that the server is using CentOS, I believe, and on a thread in the Calibre forums, a guy had to install it from source to get it working.
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:53 PM   #19
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The Mobile ADE has some extra restrictions, e.g. each XHTML file has to be below a certain size. Calibre has a PRS-505 mode which works around all the PRS-505's mobile ADE issues. I don't know if there is a complete list of these outside the Calibre source code. Note that Sony is using an old version of mobile ADE and some of the issues may be Sony specific (e.g. if Sony supported the soft hypen character in its font, soft hypens would presumably stop showing up as "?"). We won't know for sure until other devices come out with mobile ADE this summer.
I believe the limit is 300k. Not sure though if that is 300k compressed or uncompressed.
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I was aware of the 300k limit on mobile ADE (and that's uncompressed AFAIK). I do not know of any other show stoppers from the desktop to the mobile versions. That's why I put the "should" in there. Until I had a physical reader, I only had the desktop to go by.

I've always split my books up by chapter anyways, so each chapter has it's own xhtml file. Rarely do those even go past 16k let alone 300k. With no pictures and no embedded fonts, these are barebone epubs.

Every time I've had an epub break on the reader it broke on the desktop too. Usually illegal characters causing problems. Just tweaked the script to cleanse that bit of data too, reran and it was fine.

My only complaint with my flow is that both desktop and mobile version of ADE has that stupid page number along the right side that can't be turned off.
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