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Old 03-13-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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March 2010 Update Idiosyncrasies

First, it removed the TTS.

Second, I have two new folders on my SD card that just showed up AFTER I switched from my SD card (default) to my internal memory, then back to the card. The two folders did not show up on internal memories.

The two folders are:

Bookmarks
crengine

These are Folders in the Root directory, no files in them.

Does anyone know if they are related to the FB update? I don't use FB.

Also, in a TXT file, the menu is TOTALLY different from the other menus, and it lists a dictionary lookup. Though it says something about you (us) having to have a Unix based dictionary.

Any thoughts?

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Old 03-13-2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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First, it removed the TTS.

Second, I have two new folders on my SD card that just showed up AFTER I switched from my SD card (default) to my internal memory, then back to the card. The two folders did not show up on internal memories.

The two folders are:

Bookmarks
crengine

These are Folders in the Root directory, no files in them.

Does anyone know if they are related to the FB update? I don't use FB.

Also, in a TXT file, the menu is TOTALLY different from the other menus, and it lists a dictionary lookup. Though it says something about you (us) having to have a Unix based dictionary.

Any thoughts?

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crengine belongs to CoolReader
http://coolreader.org/crengine.htm

Those folders do not exist on my updated system. BUT, I have not opened any other book types except EPUB
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I have no clue what's changed, other than what Astak claims on their download page. But your mention of a 'dictionary' certainly makes sense, given what I just noticed as I downloaded the new firmware and prepared it for my website: all the previous firmware revisions were around 80 Mbytes in ZIP format. This one is a whopping 114 Mbytes!!! I was wondering <sarcasm on> if maybe they switched from Linux to Windows 7 or something <sarcasm off>. But if they buried a dictionary in the build somewhere, that might account for the size growth. I mean 30 Mbytes of growth in the ZIP file? That's more than just bug fixes and performance enhancements!!!
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crengine belongs to CoolReader
http://coolreader.org/crengine.htm

Those folders do not exist on my updated system. BUT, I have not opened any other book types except EPUB

What "Type" of files are read by Coolreader? fb2? txt? lit? ???

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Also, in a TXT file, the menu is TOTALLY different from the other menus, and it lists a dictionary lookup. Though it says something about you (us) having to have a Unix based dictionary.

Any thoughts?

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The Dictionary Selection says:

Place dictionaries to directory 'dict' of SD card.
Dictionaries in standard unix.dict format are supported
For each dictionary, pair of files should be provided: data file (with .dit or .dict.dz extension, (sic) and index file with index extension



After playing, the "bookmark" folder is for Coolreader bookmarks and citing. You can select multiple paragraphs for bookmarks.

I'm beginning to like my new TXT capabilities...
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I have no clue what's changed, other than what Astak claims on their download page. But your mention of a 'dictionary' certainly makes sense, given what I just noticed as I downloaded the new firmware and prepared it for my website: all the previous firmware revisions were around 80 Mbytes in ZIP format. This one is a whopping 114 Mbytes!!! I was wondering <sarcasm on> if maybe they switched from Linux to Windows 7 or something <sarcasm off>. But if they buried a dictionary in the build somewhere, that might account for the size growth. I mean 30 Mbytes of growth in the ZIP file? That's more than just bug fixes and performance enhancements!!!
Mine was 108.2MB (113454877) on Linux
The Dec 2009 one was 104.1MB (109134810)
Not everything compresses the same.

So far, this version has done the following:
Clock setting was stubborn in accepting DDMMYYYYY keypresses Hint do it snail slow.
Would not detect my SD Card insert, had to reset, set clock, again no joy.
Reset, inserted card. Happiness. Set clock. <--
NB: ran a disk check on SD card one folder path was corrupted after the 3rd level (00noseries/a_author/authors_name/{empty} ) <not caused by update AFAIKT
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Mine was 108.2MB (113454877) on Linux
The Dec 2009 one was 104.1MB (109134810)
Not everything compresses the same.

So far, this version has done the following:
Clock setting was stubborn in accepting DDMMYYYYY keypresses Hint do it snail slow.
Would not detect my SD Card insert, had to reset, set clock, again no joy.
Reset, inserted card. Happiness. Set clock. <--
NB: ran a disk check on SD card one folder path was corrupted after the 3rd level (00noseries/a_author/authors_name/{empty} ) <not caused by update AFAIKT
Hmm, my update is 133,169,152 normal and 113,454,802 compressed (March_04_2010 using winzip to see it). So far no problems.

Did you download the one from the site or the one send from anotehr source?
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Hmm, my update is 133,169,152 normal and 113,454,802 compressed (March_04_2010 using winzip to see it). So far no problems.

Did you download the one from the site or the one send from anotehr source?
from ASTAK
WinZip? The file was a RAR file. different compression amount.
v5setup is and was 127MB
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What "Type" of files are read by Coolreader? fb2? txt? lit? ???

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From what I have seen, it is fb2 and html.
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WinZip? The file was a RAR file. different compression amount.
v5setup is and was 127MB
And always will be. This is the size of the firmware ROM and always fits the hardware.

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You can read about Cool Reader in our wiki. Of course Jinke doesn't always use its full capabilities. One trick is to add an fb2 extension to a file to force you PP to use Cool Reader to read it.

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I noticed that they do not include a 'crengine' folder with a least a beginning default set of *.CSS files, but that can be added by users who want and know how to use them

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One trick is to add an fb2 extension to a file to force you PP to use Cool Reader to read it.

HOT DANG
that is so obvious I never realized it could be done so easily.
Now I can read EPUB on the PocketPRO.
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Just in addition. I notice with FB2 (which is a HUGE improvement over the previous firmware), when changing font size I am taken back to the start of the book and not back to where I was currently reading. Anyone else experience this?
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Just in addition. I notice with FB2 (which is a HUGE improvement over the previous firmware), when changing font size I am taken back to the start of the book and not back to where I was currently reading. Anyone else experience this?
Yes, just now.
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I noticed that they do not include a 'crengine' folder with a least a beginning default set of *.CSS files, but that can be added by users who want and know how to use them



HOT DANG
that is so obvious I never realized it could be done so easily.
Now I can read EPUB on the PocketPRO.
Except it is quite slow to open a (1000 page) book, and a little slow to change pages.

Lovely reader though. Very nice software. Astak should take a look at it's font size selection! :P
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