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Old 06-22-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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Borders e-reader linux

The new e-reader software from Borders will not run under Wine in Ubuntu Linux. Anyone know how to do that?

Alternately, I wonder if there will be a Linux version as for Kobo.
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Borders vs. Kobo software

I have the Kobo software for linux running. But the Borders e-reader software must be different or at least I assume that it is. Do we know whether or not it is different?
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I have the Kobo software for linux running. But the Borders e-reader software must be different or at least I assume that it is. Do we know whether or not it is different?
It uses the Borders store, has borders prices, purchase methods, etc, and of course it uses the BORDERS brand. Other than that the application is very much the same.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:23 PM   #5
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Problem solved

Borders reader software installs with Wine under Linux. But Wine needs vcrun2008 from Wine Tricks.

I can now log into Borders reader with the same password and screen name as used at KOBO.
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I notice with the Kobo for Linux app in your .config/Kobo there is Kobo Desktop Edition.conf which specifies urls for the kobo bookstore. In theory if one were able to acquire the URLs for Borders (I tried to find through the Borders app in XP) one could adapt the Kobo app to connect to Borders.
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Well...

The Kobo version creates the following registry keys:

Code:
Key Name:          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kobo
Class Name:        <NO CLASS>
Value 0
  Name:            <NO NAME>
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            C:\Program Files (x86)\Kobo


Key Name:          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kobo\Kobo Desktop Edition
Class Name:        <NO CLASS>
Value 0
  Name:            readingFontSize
  Type:            REG_DWORD
  Data:            0x2

Value 1
  Name:            readingFontFace
  Type:            REG_DWORD
  Data:            0

Value 2
  Name:            PartnerProxyHandlerURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            https://mobilepartner.kobobooks.com/mobileRequest.ashx

Value 3
  Name:            RequestURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://mobile.kobobooks.com/mobileRequest.ashx

Value 4
  Name:            Version
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            0.1

Value 5
  Name:            StaticSpacePercentage
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            75

Value 6
  Name:            ImageHandlerURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://ecimages.kobobooks.com/Image.ashx

Value 7
  Name:            WebsiteURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://www.kobobooks.com

Value 8
  Name:            RegistrationPageURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            https://www.kobobooks.com/mobilesupport/createaccount.html

Value 9
  Name:            PasswordRetrievalURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            https://www.kobobooks.com/mobilesupport/retrievepassword.html

Value 10
  Name:            ThankYouURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://www.kobobooks.com/mobilesupport/thankyou.html

Value 11
  Name:            PurchaseURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            https://partner.kobobooks.com/checkout.html

Value 12
  Name:            EulaURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://www.kobobooks.com/termsofuse

Value 13
  Name:            WebstoreURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://webstore.kobobooks.com

Value 14
  Name:            WebstoreProxyURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            https://partner.kobobooks.com

Value 15
  Name:            geometry
  Type:            REG_BINARY
  Data:            
00000000   40 00 42 00 79 00 74 00 - 65 00 41 00 72 00 72 00  @.B.y.t.e.A.r.r.
00000010   61 00 79 00 28 00 01 00 - d9 00 d0 00 cb 00 00 00  a.y.(...┘.đ.╦...
00000020   01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 01 00 4e 00 00 00  ............N...
00000030   00 00 00 00 07 00 00 00 - 00 00 05 00 5d 00 00 00  ............]...
00000040   00 00 03 00 39 00 00 00 - 00 00 01 00 56 00 00 00  ....9.......V...
00000050   00 00 00 00 23 00 00 00 - 00 00 05 00 55 00 00 00  ....#.......U...
00000060   00 00 03 00 31 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....1...........
00000070   00 00 29 00                                        ..).

Value 16
  Name:            LastSyncTime
  Type:            REG_BINARY
  Data:            
00000000   40 00 56 00 61 00 72 00 - 69 00 61 00 6e 00 74 00  @.V.a.r.i.a.n.t.
00000010   28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 10 00 00 00 25 00 77 00  (...........%.w.
00000020   21 00 01 00 d1 00 de 00 - 18 00 ff 00 29 00        !...Đ.Ů... .).


Key Name:          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kobo\Kobo Desktop Edition\library
Class Name:        <NO CLASS>

Value 0
  Name:            sort
  Type:            REG_DWORD
  Data:            0x1

Value 1
  Name:            view
  Type:            REG_DWORD
  Data:            0x1
The Borders version the following:
Code:
Key Name:          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borders
Class Name:        <NO CLASS>
Value 0
  Name:            <NO NAME>
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            C:\Program Files\Borders


Key Name:          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borders\Borders Desktop Edition
Class Name:        <NO CLASS>
Value 0
  Name:            readingFontSize
  Type:            REG_DWORD
  Data:            0x2

Value 1
  Name:            readingFontFace
  Type:            REG_DWORD
  Data:            0x0

Value 2
  Name:            PartnerProxyHandlerURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            https://mobilepartner.kobobooks.com/mobileRequest.ashx

Value 3
  Name:            RequestURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://mobile.kobobooks.com/mobileRequest.ashx

Value 4
  Name:            Version
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            0.1

Value 5
  Name:            StaticSpacePercentage
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            75

Value 6
  Name:            ImageHandlerURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://ecimages.kobobooks.com/Image.ashx

Value 7
  Name:            WebsiteURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://www.kobobooks.com

Value 8
  Name:            RegistrationPageURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            https://www.kobobooks.com/mobilesupport/createaccount.html

Value 9
  Name:            PasswordRetrievalURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            https://www.borders.com.au/password-reminder-mobile

Value 10
  Name:            ThankYouURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://www.kobobooks.com/mobilesupport/thankyou.html

Value 11
  Name:            PurchaseURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            https://partner.kobobooks.com/checkout.html

Value 12
  Name:            EulaURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://www.borders.com.au/terms-and-conditions-mobile

Value 13
  Name:            WebstoreURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            http://webstore.kobobooks.com

Value 14
  Name:            WebstoreProxyURL
  Type:            REG_SZ
  Data:            https://partner.kobobooks.com

Value 15
  Name:            geometry
  Type:            REG_BINARY
  Data:            
00000000   40 00 42 00 79 00 74 00 - 65 00 41 00 72 00 72 00  @.B.y.t.e.A.r.r.
00000010   61 00 79 00 28 00 01 00 - d9 00 d0 00 cb 00 00 00  a.y.(...┘.đ.╦...
00000020   01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ................
00000030   00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 03 00 2b 00 00 00  ............+...
00000040   00 00 02 00 63 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00  ....c...........
00000050   00 00 00 00 1e 00 00 00 - 00 00 03 00 27 00 00 00  ............'...
00000060   00 00 02 00 5f 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ...._...........
00000070   00 00 29 00                                        ..).
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I notice with the Kobo for Linux app in your .config/Kobo there is Kobo Desktop Edition.conf which specifies urls for the kobo bookstore. In theory if one were able to acquire the URLs for Borders (I tried to find through the Borders app in XP) one could adapt the Kobo app to connect to Borders.
Geeze I feel sad replying to my own post.

I just tried changing the relevant URLs but it appears that the .conf gets re-written everytime the Kobo desktop app runs, so no changes to the .conf will have any effect on the program.

Be nice (especially for all of us Linux users) to have a Linux app for Borders and A&R fully supported. The Kobo desktop app is proof it can be done, so a few little changes and we're there.
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Interesting. I would have thought that there would be a local machines registry section. But, I guess the Kobo software is not installing for All-Users.
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