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Old 10-07-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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Question Cybook V2.0 Firmware Source Code Released?

Cybook V2.0 Firmware Source Code Released?

On the "Home>Support>GPL Source code" page of the Bookeen site at:
http://www.bookeen.com/Support/ebook-gpl.aspx
is a source code download titled "Cybook Gen3/Opus v2.0"

The download link points to this 124MB file:
cybook-src-2.0-20090730.tar.bz2
Which (obviously) seems to have been posted 30 July 2009.

The .VERSION textfile within this download reads simply "2.0.942_GPL" and the README textfile says "Cybook Source version 2.0" but there is no more specific identification data I can locate.

I have no linux box, (and wouldn't know outright how to compile it if I did), to see what pops out of the compilation.

Is this the source code for the long-awaited Version 2 Adobe PDF/ePub Firmware?
If not, does anyone know what it might be?
If so, has anyone attempted to compile and run it?

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Old 10-07-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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The download page as 1.0 and 2.0 downloads so it looks like it is the source for the new version.

However, only part of the firmware is open source. Large parts of firmware (the adobe sdk) are not open source and are not released. Compiling and installing from the download won't do much for you. Meaning you won't have a working Cybook using this.
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The download page as 1.0 and 2.0 downloads so it looks like it is the source for the new version.

However, only part of the firmware is open source. Large parts of firmware (the adobe sdk) are not open source and are not released. Compiling and installing from the download won't do much for you. Meaning you won't have a working Cybook using this.
Darn.

Thank you very much for the clear and concise answer.

Still, it would seem to indicate that the promised upgrade is something more than mere vaporware.

Thanks again.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:55 AM   #4
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Of course it's not vapourware. It's soonware.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:15 PM   #5
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Still, it would seem to indicate that the promised upgrade is something more than mere vaporware.
Of course ! (Well, i guess it's more easy to be confidant when you have an opus running the update.)

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Old 10-08-2009, 05:27 PM   #6
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Of course ! (Well, i guess it's more easy to be confidant when you have an opus running the update.)
But. But. But.

Will you at least provide pitchforks, scythes, torches and matches for the angry - and highly jealous - mobs that are about to descend upon your home???
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:54 PM   #7
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Of course ! (Well, i guess it's more easy to be confidant when you have an opus running the update.)
So you're running the update?

Does it add bookmarking like they said it would? Does it fix things so multi level TOC's work in ADE? Does it do anything to fix the seemingly random lockups?
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So you're running the update?
Nope. the version on the opus is what i called "update". (From the Gen 3 point of view, it is).

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Does it add bookmarking like they said it would?
My guess there would be "not yet"

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Does it fix things so multi level TOC's work in ADE?
Not a clue there. Did you told / ask bookeen about that ?

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Does it do anything to fix the seemingly random lockups?
I had some complains about that one to bookeen, think it should be among the "fixed" thing. I certainly hopes so.

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