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Old 07-28-2014, 08:46 PM  
jgoguen
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Posts: 945
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Device: Kobo Aura, Kindle Paperwhite 2
This has been a bit of a rough decision, but I'm cutting myself loose from everything Kobo. Including my Kobo plugins for calibre.

It's been pure frustration dealing with Kobo in any way, and for cost and quality I've been buying books from Amazon for months now. I recently got a Kindle as a gift which I've been happy with, so I also haven't been using my Aura lately at all.

I'm no longer accepting bug reports or enhancement requests for my two Kobo plugins, nor will I be uploading new versions. The current version should work with the upcoming calibre with QT5, and it will also work with any future updates to the mainline KoboTouch driver maintained by davidfor.

The code will not be going away! The plugin ZIP file attached to the first post has all the source code in it, and the combined source for both plugins will remain on GitHub. The code is open source, anyone who wants to is free to fork it and take over development provided you adhere to the terms of the GPL. I'm willing to offer advice and assistance with Kobo-specific and KePub-specific details to anyone who wants to do so. Please let me know if you are taking over development though, as the plugin index thread will need to be updated and the mods may want to confirm with me a change to the plugin thread (although hopefully this post is confirmation enough).

It's been fun, except when I dealt with Kobo, but after hearing from them that they weren't interested in closing the gap on a $20 price difference for a single book (a work of fiction, not even an expensive book like textbooks) and the general difficulty I've had getting a polite response (or a response in general) out of them I decided I couldn't support their products anymore.
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