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Old 10-19-2009, 11:03 PM   #1
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Starting Kindle Development

Hi All,

I want to start the Kindle development from the scratch.
But I do not have enough knowledge to start and what development tools
is required. As I know there is no Kindle SDK available.

Would you please suggest what development kit and what knowledge is required to start development from the scratch ?

Hope to hear some nice advice from you.

Have a good day.

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Old 10-19-2009, 11:55 PM   #2
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I misread your header as "Startling Kindle Development."
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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Hi All,

Would you please suggest what development kit and what knowledge is required to start development from the scratch ?
1) Get USB networking working so you can ssh into the kindle (see the thread on this forum).

2) You'll need a Linux box. Download Scratchbox (http://scratchbox.org/) and install it enough to get the "cs2007q3-glibc2.5-arm6" compiler.

3) cross-compile your code using the cs2007* compiler and transfer
the file to your kindle via ssh

4) ssh into your kindle and execute the program.

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Old 10-26-2009, 06:55 PM   #4
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Here's a sample log:

Add the cross-compiler to your path:
Code:
  export PATH=$PATH:/scratchbox/compilers/cs2007q3-glibc2.5-arm6/bin
A small program:
Code:
~> cat hello.c
#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char **argv)
{
  printf("Hello, World.\n");
  return 0;
}
Compile:
Code:
arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc hello.c -o hello-kindle
Verify that you have an arm executable
Code:
file hello-kindle
hello-kindle: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, ARM, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.14, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped
Transfer program to Kindle:
Code:
cat hello-kindle | ssh root@192.168.2.2 "cat - > /tmp/hello-arm"
SSH into Kindle and run:
Code:
~> ssh root@192.168.2.2
root@192.168.2.2's password:

[root@kindle root]# cd /tmp/

[root@kindle tmp]# ls -la hello-arm
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         5064 Oct 26 15:49 hello-arm
[root@kindle tmp]# chmod +x hello-arm
[root@kindle tmp]# ./hello-arm
Hello, World.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:36 AM   #5
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Hi,
what about /opt/amazon/ebook/booklet folder? Did Someone Already reverse engineer the firmware?
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:38 PM   #6
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Hi,
what about /opt/amazon/ebook/booklet folder? Did Someone Already reverse engineer the firmware?
So far as I know, to implement a Booklet, you have to extend your class from
the following interfaces:

com.amazon.ebook.framework.a - Booklet interface
com.amazon.ebook.framework.gui.event.a = java.awt.event.KeyListener
com.amazon.ebook.framework.kos.event.b = Kindle OS Events listener

For the booklet interface, you have to implement the following methods:

public abstract interface a
{
public abstract String C(); // Returns the booklet name as String

public abstract void c(); // Init booklet, set up keypad/mimetype hooks?

public abstract void B(); // Load booklet ?
// Use com.amazon.ebook.framework.gui.d.d.j().a(String booklet_title); to set booklet titles

public abstract void b(); // Some method gets called in the init chain. deals with filenames

public abstract void A();

/** @deprecated */
public abstract void a(y paramy, Graphics paramGraphics); // Painting surface - y is some Component similar to JFrame/Frame
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It's just toooo hard to peek through the obfuscated codes. That's why I'd suggest to only decode the JNI part and 'reinvent the wheels' with Java.
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Would just like to say thank for the info.

I have managed the "hello world" bit.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:51 AM   #8
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:59 PM   #9
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1) Get USB networking working so you can ssh into the kindle (see the thread on this forum).

2) You'll need a Linux box. Download Scratchbox (http://scratchbox.org/) and install it enough to get the "cs2007q3-glibc2.5-arm6" compiler.

3) cross-compile your code using the cs2007* compiler and transfer
the file to your kindle via ssh

4) ssh into your kindle and execute the program.

cheers
What compiler do I need to just compile my applications with using the exists libraries inside Kindle (DXG,3)?
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:06 AM   #10
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btw, scratchbox-toolchain-cs2007q3-glibc2.5-arm6_1.0.12-9_i386.deb can be found at

http://www.scratchbox.org/download/f...s/apophis/deb/

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