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Old 06-30-2010, 09:24 AM   #1
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Smile RC3 available

Just reannouncing to make sure the info gets out of a inconspicuous thread.
RC3 is out. If you had problems with speed of page turning in RC2, this is supposedly fixed.

Get your files at http://updates.irexnet.com/beta/ - the build number is 0629.
If you have any comments, put them in this thread.

Last but not least: kudos to Irex developers, for releasing that. We do appreciate your work.

Changes, as described by Gertjan:
  • Improved zooming (PDF, images):
    - zoom above 400% possible
    - auto zoom to best available factor, fix blank screens
    - reduced memory required while scaling images, fix overruns
  • Fix page flipping speed in reflowed documents (EPUB, PDF)
  • Fix size and position of page and scribbles when switching back to original size (PDF)
  • Fix unexpected failure while generating thumbnails
  • Fix searching for single characters in text files
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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Wow, that's good news, thanks to Gertjan and all the iRex developers!

I already downloaded and installed on a DR800S and DR1000S and so far I can confirm page flipping speed has improved in complex PDFs and also in epubs! Some epupbs were really slow in rendering on RC1 and RC2.

Will check further features now...
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But we still cannot merge scribbles, right? Or did I miss something? Unfortunately, this rules out the upgrade for me. Oh well.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:31 PM   #4
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Install Mackx's port of Xournal. For acrobat files compatible with PDF1.4 (compatible with ver 5 of the reader), Xournal will merge scribbles just fine. I haven't tried large files with it. Nothing that I know of will convert scribbles written with the Notes utility to pdf though.

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Old 07-04-2010, 07:03 PM   #5
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I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I downloaded (several times) the rc3 for the 800sg. When I attempt to unzip it I get "The archive is either in unknown format or damaged". I'm using winrar - is there something else I should be using. I unzipped rc2 without problems, but I don't remember if I used winrar or another program. Thanks.

This has been solved. I was in Canada downloading through a campsite when it wouldn't work. Back in the US, the download worked fine. I really appreciate the faster page turns.

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Old 07-05-2010, 12:41 AM   #6
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I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I downloaded (several times) the rc3 for the 800sg. When I attempt to unzip it I get "The archive is either in unknown format or damaged". I'm using winrar - is there something else I should be using. I unzipped rc2 without problems, but I don't remember if I used winrar or another program. Thanks.
Winrar works fine. Just re-download the file.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:41 AM   #7
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there is still the infamous problem is device being put to sleep. i charged it up , and used the option of turning it off. but after 24 hours the battery went down again to under 50% . it repeated several times. and despite the fact i love the new page turn and load of PDF files , this is really disturbing to see this problem persists. i even don't care a cure , just some workaround that would make sure i have a working device after a day of not using.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:49 AM   #8
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wow that,s a awesome news
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:04 PM   #9
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Winrar works fine. Just re-download the file.
Interesting - I just got back into the US from Canada, downloaded it, and no problems at all with winrar! Thanks for confirming the file is good.
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:40 AM   #10
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I can't imagine that other users haven't had the issues I'm having with my DR800SG. Perhaps no one is reading pdf magazines? I was excited to see the "fixes" posted for RC3, until I updated and found that none of them applied to my problem. I posted the issue here but since then have done some experimentation and some searching. I have gone through all the update cycles and found that I was wrong about this issue being a RC3 problem. It starts with the first beta release.

I'm convinced at this point that the issue must be with the adobe reader, at least in part. It surfaces when I read pdf magazines and there are embedded images on the page. If I resize the font, the page will take minutes to load and minutes to change pages when using a any v2 update. If I revert to v1 software the resize takes just a few seconds and page turns are the same. However, with v1 software the format of the page with regard to the location of the embedded image and title is lost. The v1 reader merely starts at the first paragraph in the article. The embedded image is displayed later in the text, which is far better than waiting for many minutes as each page loads. Even given that in v2 software the page has more of a article format when it does finally load.

Anyhow, I'm back to using v1 software. It's either that or limit my pdf reading to text only pdfs. Or I could get a magnifying glass to read the tiny pdf font that is used for full page display. I can zoom of course, but that's hardly casual reading, being heavily dependent on the pen for navigation. At least I have a choice, that's something.

Unless, someone out there has a solution to this problem?
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:22 AM   #11
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If I resize the font, the page will take minutes to load and minutes to change pages when using a any v2 update. If I revert to v1 software the resize takes just a few seconds and page turns are the same. However, with v1 software the format of the page with regard to the location of the embedded image and title is lost.
We've upgraded Adobe Mobile Reader from 9.0 to 9.1 between DR800S(G) release 1.0 and 2.0. Reflowing generally is much better and we haven't seen any adverse effects regarding to the rendering speed. Can you share a pdf file (over PM is you want) that has this problem?
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:36 PM   #12
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I've attached a copy of the magazine that produces this problem (I don't know what you mean by "over PM"). After you've gotten it I'll remove it.

Goto page 10 (titled "Current_Issue.tar.gz") for a simple example. In "Original Layout" it looks just like the printed magazine page. I like to view it in "Medium". When I switch to Medium in v2 it's a long wait. As are the page turns. In v1 it's comparatively fast (from 2min in v2 to 10 sec in v1). Some articles seem to cause longer delays than others which may be related to the number and size of images I guess. I'd do more testing, but I'd rather just be reading ;-).

Thanks for looking at this.

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Old 07-17-2010, 04:21 AM   #13
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I've attached a copy of the magazine that produces this problem (I don't know what you mean by "over PM"). After you've gotten it I'll remove it.
With PM I meant the Personal Messages system of this board. But never mind, I've got it, thanks.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:59 AM   #14
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the problem of gary looks like the same i have with normal ePub. funny is that when i'm going back to the basic sofware, the slow working is gone. i can then upgrade again with the lastest v2 and it still works great. now and then it slows again, as if his "memory" is filling up. i perform the same trick again by going back to the standard software.

the most funny part of all? i've got 2 identical readers and only 1 is having this problem. the other one is just working perfect without any delay's or getting slow.
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