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Old 06-30-2010, 03:33 AM   #46
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I gave this firmware a go and I must say I'm very pleased. Few glitches here and there, but having fb2 support is big plus to me, not having to wait for the books to be processed/opened too. Clean and simple, thanks.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:52 AM   #47
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For various reasons (too lengthy to go into here) I will never buy a Sony reader (or Kindle) - personal choice.

But I am absolutely stoked that the best eBook format around - FB2 - is being supported on Sony readers. That is outstanding! The lack of FB2 support is just one reason why I never bought Sony (or Kindle) - plus the general lack of other format support.

I see there has been a lot of support by Russian readers, not surprising as they are heavily into the FB2 format. If I had a Sony I would give this (and other FB2 solutions) a serious look. If you haven't tried FB2 it's worth a go.

All the best to the developers and users - enjoy!
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:58 AM   #48
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I like the idea of alternative firmware for the Sony Reader's as Sony are slow in releasing new ones.

Unfortunatly I've got a PRS-600 and no one seems to be developing new firmware for this one.

Does anyone know if there are any alternative firmware's for the PRS-600?
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:07 AM   #49
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You can expect beta of PRS+ port in a month or two.
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:40 AM   #50
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You can expect beta of PRS+ port in a month or two.
That's Great!

I'll keep an eye out for this then.
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:46 PM   #51
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Hi All, we just released a minor release with chinese fonts support, use of "home" button on PRS–300 and some power management optimizations. The new version is available for download from http://www.ebookapplications.com

Dictionaries are coming shortly.
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:23 AM   #52
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Thanks for this amazing work, great! Now, I am looking forward to dictionaries, will you use .dic files?
You're doing a great job.
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:51 PM   #53
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Several days of use impressions (PRS-505): That firmware completely killed my wishes to get new device. It is simpler than original and having less features than PRS+, but for me providing the most needed changes - not buggy sd card operation with cyrillic file names, no 20 min wait for the scanning, reading while charging, fb2 support (bye lrf), fast book opening and font changing. I think I'll be using this reader for at least 3-4 more years
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:13 AM   #54
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Several days of use impressions (PRS-505): That firmware completely killed my wishes to get new device. It is simpler than original and having less features than PRS+, but for me providing the most needed changes - not buggy sd card operation with cyrillic file names, no 20 min wait for the scanning, reading while charging, fb2 support (bye lrf), fast book opening and font changing. I think I'll be using this reader for at least 3-4 more years
Thank you for your good words!
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:17 AM   #55
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Thanks for this amazing work, great! Now, I am looking forward to dictionaries, will you use .dic files?
You're doing a great job.
Thank you too for good feedback. We are about a week or two from launching dictionaries, which will work in the book (translate selected word) and as standalone application. We are not using .dic files.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:21 AM   #56
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Bad part about them is, despite extensively using GPL code, they don't release GPL-ed sources, which they actually must do according to GPL license.
Meanwhile (or finally) the sourcecode of the the used GPLed and MPLed sources is available on their page.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:30 PM   #57
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We just released another small update v1.6.2.2 with fixes for font rendering problem and periodic double page flipping.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:23 PM   #58
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Probably a stupid question, but is there a way to alter the default font from a sans-serif to a serif font, with this alternative firmware on a PRS-300? I've tried a few EPUB files so far, and they all show up as sans-serif.

Still learning all the in and outs on the different formats, so perhaps i'm missing something obvious. Thanks in advance.
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version 1.7 which we will release in about 3 weeks from now will have customizable fonts, so users will be able to upload and use any other fonts that they may have.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:34 AM   #60
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Sounds great. I have not tried it yet, because I am a little nervous to do this. How 'safe' is it in regards to bricking my PRS-300? I flash telephones for many years now without problems and never got nervous. But the thought something could happen to my reader....

I saw there is no Dutch. Can I help you translate?
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