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Old 04-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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FBReader 0.8.1d for iLiad port finished (fixes/new features)

In case you've been living under a rock: FBReader is an e-book reader for Linux/Windows XP computers.

Changes since the last FBReader for iLiad port:
* Close FBReader with Upper Left (Home) Hardware Button
* Better screen refreshes
* Added "Go To Next/Previous Toc Section" actions. (Next Section Via Button on Toolbar. Should be setup to use up/down hardware buttons as well) This is very useful for CHM Files and documents with a table of contents
* Hardware Buttons are configurable via settings screen
* Opening of external http/ftp/mail links in external browser has been added. (should work with dillo)
* OpenReader book format has been supported.
* New encodings (Vietnamese, Korean, MacRoman, etc.) has been supported.
* Time and position text on indicator
* FBReader reads multi-body fb2 documents.


Standalone Installation

The first time you click the icon, it will automatically copy some iLiad specific settings to the /home/root/ directory, and launch the program.

For SD/MMC Users, Download: http://projects.mobileread.com/iliad...ndalonemmc.zip

For Compact Flash (CF) Users, Download: http://projects.mobileread.com/iliad...andalonecf.zip

The 'fbread' folder will need to be put in the root of your memory card. Simply unzip, run, and enjoy.

For a more native approach that will launch files directly from the contentlister, see this wiki page: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/ILia...e_Installation



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Main features:

  • Supported formats are:
    • fb2 e-book format (style attributes are not supported yet).
    • HTML format (tables are not supported).
    • CHM format (tables are not supported).
    • plucker format (embedded images are supported, tables are not supported).
    • Palmdoc (aportis doc).
    • zTxt (Weasel format).
    • TCR (psion text) format.
    • RTF format (stylesheets and tables are not supported).
    • OEB format (css and tables are not supported).
    • OpenReader format (css and tables are not supported).
    • Non-DRM'ed mobipocket format (tables are not supported).
    • Plain text format.
  • Direct reading from tar, zip, gzip and bzip2 archives. (Multiple books in one archive are supported.)
  • Supported encodings: utf-8, us-ascii, windows-1251, windows-1252, koi8-r, ibm866, iso-8859-*, Big5, GBK. Automatic encoding detection is supported.
  • Automatically generated contents table.
  • Embedded images support.
  • Footnotes/hyperlinks support.
  • Position indicator.
  • Keeps the last open book and the last read positions for all opened books between runs.
  • List of last opened books.
  • Automatic hyphenations. Liang's algorithm is used. The same algorithm is used in TeX, and TeX hyphenation patterns are used in FBReader. Patterns for Czech, English, Esperanto, French, German and Russian are included in the current version.
  • Text search.
  • Full-screen mode.
  • Screen rotation by 90, 180 and 270 degrees.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:39 PM   #2
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Thanks Adam,

It works, but ...

1) There are to many screen refreshes. 3 for a next page
2) The complete screen refreshes every minute. Only the time display should or leave it just out. Only refresh time at a new page, or use partial write.
It is possible to switch the time display off - although it seems that the refreshing goes on every minute.
3) If I use a smaller font, the time display font stays big and writes over the booktext. That is solved by reducing the font size for the page numbers.

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I fixed the screen refresh issues, disabled the clock, and decreased the font on the page indicator. Redownload and let me know what you think.
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Great work, Adam

I have downloaded the SD version of the program, but i cannot run the program. O have ver 2.9.1 and i dont have the shell hack installed. Is the hack necessary? I have requested the shell hack a couple weeks ago, but havent received it.
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Great work, Adam

I have downloaded the SD version of the program, but i cannot run the program. O have ver 2.9.1 and i dont have the shell hack installed. Is the hack necessary? I have requested the shell hack a couple weeks ago, but havent received it.
Yes, the shell hack is necessary. You'll have to wait for that before you can use FBReader.
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Great work, Adam

I have downloaded the SD version of the program, but i cannot run the program. O have ver 2.9.1 and i dont have the shell hack installed. Is the hack necessary? I have requested the shell hack a couple weeks ago, but havent received it.
Pssss - if you send a private message backchannel to Matthijs you might get a quicker response if you have been in the queue a while. They seemed to get behind after the Paris show.

Don't let anybody know, though
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I fixed the screen refresh issues, disabled the clock, and decreased the font on the page indicator. Redownload and let me know what you think.
Much better !

I think (I used the MMC version) that your package should have the MMC root directory as default for the books. It is not that difficult for me to change that though.

I like the full screen mode very much!

Just add PDF support with search and some "CPU throttling" :-)
and it could be the default viewer. (but without scribble function :-( )

Thanks!

P.S. As I think of it.
If possible you should include prefetch, because it takes some time now to display the next page.

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I just filled the form for the shell hack, then checked my mail, and there it was. It seems that last time when i requested it, i put my username instead of my email.

The program works, but i dont know the path of the book directories.
On the root of the SD i have fbreader folder, Fiction and Non-fiction folders.
What is the correct path in this situation?
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Your internal documents are in /mnt/free
Documents on your SD/MMC card are /mnt/card
Document on your CompactFlash card are in /mnt/cf
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Your internal documents are in /mnt/free
Documents on your SD/MMC card are /mnt/card
Document on your CompactFlash card are in /mnt/cf

or /media/card etc.
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I requested shell access weeks ago but have not heard anything from iRex.

However, as I had never updated to version 2.9.1 I decided I would do so today.

After the iLiad had completed the update I found I did have shell access and can now use the FBReader.

Perhaps you can try this. It won't hurt if there are no updates for you and you might wait forever for an email from iRex.
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Excellent! Works great now! Thanks Adam and henk!
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I requested shell access weeks ago but have not heard anything from iRex.

However, as I had never updated to version 2.9.1 I decided I would do so today.

After the iLiad had completed the update I found I did have shell access and can now use the FBReader.

Perhaps you can try this. It won't hurt if there are no updates for you and you might wait forever for an email from iRex.

A couple weeks ago when i wanted to try stardic, i requested a shell hack, but instead of my email address, i put in my username. Thats why i didnt receive the email. Today, in a few seconds i received the shell hack.
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I think they just processed a batch of requests today. I got an email from them and connected and got the shell access. Earlier this week I had tried to connect and had gotten a username/password sort of error, perhaps because there was nothing to download.
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I have decided to put my FBReader application and books for it on my CF card. My SD card I will keep for PDF books.

After some initial confusion trying to find the path for the the books it seems to be working fine and is a great improvement for RTF and HTML files. Thank you very much for this Adam.

I think I prefer HTML because it can show the cover image which I now put at the beginning of all my books. I also use class headings and note that each line of these starts on a new page. Is there anything in the settings where I can correct these? Or is it because I create my books in XHTML?

I was very pleased to see an option for UTF-8 encoding which I always use.

Thank you Adam for providing us non-literate Linux users with any easy unbrickable way to experience the FBReader.
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