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Old 04-11-2009, 02:56 AM   #1
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ubook 2009r1

Latest version of ubook with basic epub functionality


What's new in µBook 2009r1

New 2009 skin
Added .epub as a ZIP format, no handling of meta data yet
Added guess of a good title: If the text filename is small, will check for a parent compressed file that has a longer name and use it also.
Changed touch to show gesture while dragging
Added gesture to turn touch interface silent (up-right-down)
Changed divided page cursor mode (for next and previous page by touching the screen). Now the edges will send to the next page, the center will send back. When touch control is active, the division rectangle will show in the middle of the screen.
Fixed missing Double click bug introduced with touch interface
Fixed crash when clicking during pagination
Fixed issue with cover/copyright/nag that could not be closed without a mouse/stylus before delay
Put iBook tutorial on-line again, on Getting Started page
New Icons/Graphics


What's new in µBook 2008r3c (BETA)

Fixed issue with menus in Landscape modes.
Refixed issue with font list.

What's new in µBook 2008r3b (BETA)

Fixed crash on advanced font options (the font list...)



What's new in µBook 2008r3a (BETA)

Added Mappable Touch interface. By default:
left/right/up/down swipe -> cursor
swipe towards lower left -> enter
swipe towards lower right -> sticky enter
swipe towards upper left -> backwards in cursor modes
swipe towards upper right -> forwards in cursor modes
half circle swipe, right up left -> back
half circle swipe, left up right -> forward
full circle swipe, right, up, left, down, right -> exit
swipe upper right then upper left -> Options...
swipe upper left then upper right -> Open...
Note that some/most Windows CE devices have touchscreens that are not as sensitive as, say iPhone, so you may need to use a fingernail to do a continuous swipe. You can use the 'Note' app to see what happens when you swipe using a finger.
Added File Delete from browser
Added Mouse Wheel / Middle Button on menus
Auto install of a license from /My Documents/ if none already installed

Steps towards portability:
Changed Extra fonts to show directly in Options... page Fonts section in +/- mode
Cleaned up hierarchy of mouse handlers
Removed the use of Windows menu, to keep only uBook's skinable menus
Nuked xor options for annotations to keep the normal drawing only

Fixed bug with text cursor over color boxes.
Fixed memory leak
Fixed crash with huge fonts, slight speed improvement.
Fixed crash with selection at beginning of text
Fixed long time broken href between files?!
Fixed spaced skin to scale better on 640x480 hi res units
Fixed problems with missing letters in some fonts, will default to the base font data



What's new in µBook 2008r2d

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Fixed root path problem with driveless units (also added drive manual input field just in case...)
Fixed re-open problem of relative paths to other memory card areas.
Added a M6 VGA build with bigger fonts and initial skin sizing
Changed Control Overlay Auto-close to 2 second initially, 1 second after selecting a new cursor mode
Changed Control Overlay to Auto-Close on UP (stick) and DOWN (cancel)
Change Menu Cursor to start on item closest to opening position (i.e. top or bottom)
Increased the trigger area or menu buttons on spaced.usk (even if it is not visible)
Added Profile.ini for unit subtype (for now) and for more use later (M6 and SM only for now)



µBook 2008r2c has been updated with respect to:

Fixed stack overflow crash on SmartPhone/Mobile 6 builds
Added init attempt at fixing corrupted ini file (corruption introduced in r2 due to 'relative' paths...)
Added Sticky control overlay options, on by default. Some Smartphone/Mobile 6 units don't allow (or easily allow) to hold the center button while using the arrow keys.
Added Auto-close control overlay after 1.5 secs.
Modified Browser page option for font size to be a modifier of main font, and defaulted it to 'same'
Improved defaults initial skin and font sizes for SmartPhone and Mobile 6 builds.



uBook updated - new control modes in version 2008r2

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uBook (possibly the best eBook reader) has been updated. The author is now looking to develop improved control techniques for WM machines without the usual control buttons (e.g. HTC Diamond). uBook modes and functions can now be accessed via use of the single action button.

The full change log is as follows:

Added Windows Mobile 6 / SmartPhone 3.0+ builds. See cursor mode below and on getting Started page.
Added new cursor mode toggle control and new mapping for cursor keys. The whole of uBook (except text entry...) can now be controlled with the five keys: up, down, left, right and center button. The control 'wheel' can be skinned, the default resides in uBook.usk
To use, press and hold the Enter Key/Center Button. The Control overlay will appear and then you can either: Release the button, which will then cause the equivalent of a click/tap at the given cursor location
Press and release the left or right button to toggle the current cursor mode.
Press and release the up button to initiate a sticky click, when you want to select some text.
Press and release the down button to cancel the click.
Added option to assign functions to Cursor keys and modified Down/Up Arrow now control Auto-Scroll instead of Enter or Main Button.
Changed uBook path management to be portable. Path that can be made relatives are made relative to uBook.exe on exit in uBook.ini. i.e. if you have c:/uBook/uBook.exe and c:/Books/Crime/1emujk.htm then on save it becomes %EXE%../Books/Crime/1emujk.htm. so if you move both c:/uBook and c:/Books to d:/temp/ then when starting d:/temp/uBook/uBook.exe you will have the same settings as before.
Added <<//>> to drive list to allow entering manual path, including //server/service/ form. uBook cannot list service, so //server/ will have an empty folder list
Added 'reset styles at end of paragraph' option for PML and TXT
Added hiding of cursor (like windows pointer) after timeout (5 secs).
Replaced space.usk by spaced.usk, a much better looking one, and updated the skin creation info inside the file. Also changed builds to use spaced.usk as startup skin
Added variables to skins (see spaced.usk VAR=name:expression)
Added zip win32 distribution (for Linux wine OR defectives OSs)
Changed partial font file to full font file in PC distribution, to solve init issue under WINE
Fixed installer icon creation (incompatible with NT 4.0 and below from now on -- use zip file instead)
Fixed resizing flashing issue on black (f9) background
Fixed comment problem in HTML, Crash with some jpg images
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Does anyone know what file I need to save to keep and restore the configuration settings in Ubook2009 ? (r1)
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