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Old 06-16-2010, 01:58 AM   #1
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Firmware update - what's the latest

Just wondering what the latest estimates are on the firmware update - anyone heard anything lately?
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:27 AM   #2
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Late june, last I heard. That estimate was posted by a Kobo rep in their Facebook discussion forum on the 9th of June.
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End of June

According to the Twitter account there will be an update by the end of the month that will address the font scaling issue.
http://twitter.com/kobo/status/16167960180
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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Customer support told me the end of June also, via an email on Monday June 14.
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Customer support told me the end of June also, via an email on Monday June 14.

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Old 06-18-2010, 02:16 AM   #6
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:24 AM   #7
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Please to go here, with thanks to OP RedRoverJ!
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:19 PM   #8
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Please to go here, with thanks to OP RedRoverJ!
Ooh thanks for that redirection - I had missed all that info, very exciting, not long to wait!!
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Anyone sign up for the beta, if so, how do you upload it (if its via their software not 100% sure I could do it as I only have the "borders" version of it.
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:24 AM   #11
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Anyone sign up for the beta, if so, how do you upload it (if its via their software not 100% sure I could do it as I only have the "borders" version of it.
I signed up, but from what Michael T said it sounds like it will be a few days until the firmware is released to the beta program. So I'm not sure how the firmware will be uploaded to the Kobo Reader.
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From the teleread article it is mentioned 'mult-button presses and resets' which leads me to believe its similar to other EB600 firmware upgrades like the Cool-reader, which can be seen http://www.coolreaders.com/fw.asp here

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Old 06-19-2010, 11:34 AM   #13
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1. ePub Font resizing. You will be able to load Adobe ePubs with fixed font sizes (set by the content publisher or originator) and still be able to resize the fonts with your Kobo eReader.
Alright stupid question: But what exactly does the mean? Basically I want to know if I can finally resize everything because basically I converted HTML and PDF to the epub. Am I still going to get eye strain to read the tiny print?
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:52 PM   #14
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Alright stupid question: But what exactly does the mean? Basically I want to know if I can finally resize everything because basically I converted HTML and PDF to the epub. Am I still going to get eye strain to read the tiny print?
Depending on how the ePub is created, sometimes it will have fixed font sizes defined in the stylesheet.

We use the Adobe SDK to render ePubs, and we found that the Adobe SDK didn't let us get our grubby hands on fixed font sizes to change them on the fly when a customer chose to change font sizes. This is why some ePubs work, and some don't (grrrr!).

In the fix, couple of our most crafty developers found a nifty way around this problem and do the heavy lifting outside the Adobe SDK.

*EVERY* ePub we've tested with (including examples - many, many examples - sent in by customers) is now resizable with the new to-be-released firmware update.

I'd be surprised if your ePubs didn't resize. If they are DRM free, send the files at shasan at kobobobooks dot com and I'll give it a shot myself (because our testers might throw up if I send them another epub to test )
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:00 PM   #15
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From the teleread article it is mentioned 'mult-button presses and resets' which leads me to believe its similar to other EB600 firmware upgrades like the Cool-reader, which can be seen http://www.coolreaders.com/fw.asp here
OMG I really really hope not. I need to buy an SD card and have a second set of hands to press the reset button? That's nuts!
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