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Old 05-09-2021, 02:21 PM   #1
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What built in epub renderer?

I see a lot of information online that seems in conflict. Some folks say the Pocketbook ereaders use Adobe RMSDK while others say they uses FBReader. Can anyone give me a definitive answer, and maybe explanation as to why there's talk of both?
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Old 05-09-2021, 03:40 PM   #2
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Pocketbook uses the latest version of RMSDK which is much better then FBReader.
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They used to provide two reading apps: one based on RMSDK and one on FBReader. You could choose which one you wanted to read any epub with. It looks like they have done away with the FBReader-based one in recent firmware versions, although it's hard to follow where the reading applications actually are now.
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Thanks, that explains the conflicting information. They probably stopped shipping FBReader after they stopped making open source versions available. I wish one of these companies would just put their support behind one of the community-friendly open source readers instead of shipping stuff that has been abandoned for years.
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Thanks, that explains the conflicting information. They probably stopped shipping FBReader after they stopped making open source versions available. I wish one of these companies would just put their support behind one of the community-friendly open source readers instead of shipping stuff that has been abandoned for years.
RSMDK has not been abandoned. FBReader is rubbish. SO be glad it's FBReader that's gone.
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RSMDK has not been abandoned. FBReader is rubbish. SO be glad it's FBReader that's gone.
I could be wrong, but it looks like the last major version is from more than 5 years ago. Moreover, the blog link is just a 404 and the forums seem to be a mix of spam and people pleading for updates.
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I could be wrong, but it looks like the last major version is from more than 5 years ago. Moreover, the blog link is just a 404 and the forums seem to be a mix of spam and people pleading for updates.
ADE 4.5.11 was released April 14, 2020. So I would think RMSDK would have been updated as well.

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