Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > KOReader

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-19-2017, 11:57 PM   #2791
Question Mark
Guru
Question Mark ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Question Mark ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Question Mark ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Question Mark ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Question Mark ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Question Mark ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Question Mark ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Question Mark ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Question Mark ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Question Mark ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Question Mark ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Question Mark's Avatar
 
Posts: 743
Karma: 1636230
Join Date: Mar 2016
Device: kobo aura, KA1, Onyx Max
Quote:
Originally Posted by ebrahimpak View Post
May I ask you why the stable version isn't stable at all?!
Good question. Wrong person. My guess is that the stable version was stable until the KA1 and newer models and firmware appeared on the scene.

So, just like you now have to apply that extra patch when installing KSM 08 on your KA1, you also now have to install a more recent version of Koreader for it to work properly. Perhaps, eventually, there will be a new stable version.

I initially made the same mistake thinking that a "stable version" would be preferable and more stable than a "nightly build". It also took me a little while to figure out how to install the nightly build. Not being very technogically savvy, it was not as clear to me as how to install the unstable stable build. But, eventually, I got it sorted.

All that said, Koreader is fairly stable now on my Ka1 with the version I am currently running. It occasionally crashes, but I look up a lot of words when I am reading in Chinese, and perhaps unduly stress it. Hopefully, as I continue to read, my vocabulary will continue to improve and I will not need to rely on the various dictionaries quite so frequently.
Question Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 05:59 AM   #2792
Frenzie
Evangelist
Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.
 
Posts: 478
Karma: 111618
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Antwerp
Device: Kobo Aura H2O
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken Maltby View Post
The term "stable version" is a reference point to the code development, not really related to how stable the code performs.
I think that's slightly unfair and more accurately describes the explicitly tagged "nightlies". However, it's true that to some extent the word "stable" also means that most known issues remain stable, because every change might break something else. The devil you know and all that.

In any case, for the sake of other people reading this I'll include that the general distinction goes something like this:
  • Auto-generated nightlies. These are only available from the nightly build server directly. There's no human involvement here. Nightlies are automatically built once a day (proverbially at night). In principle quality could therefore range anywhere from horrific failure to stable.
  • Tagged nightlies. The ones you find on GitHub. These were briefly tested on the emulator and one or more real devices without finding anything obviously wrong.
  • Alpha. Basically the same as tagged nightlies but with the intent to primarily fix bugs that pop up so that it can go to beta.
  • Beta. Generally no new features and only bug fixing.
  • Stable. All bugs that cropped up during the alpha and beta (and RC) stages that were considered blockers have been fixed. During beta this should normally have been tested on all supported platforms.

I'd say that in KOReader the alpha and beta stages are somewhat less formal. Basically any time you don't see new features being added the program tends to creep toward stable whether it's a conscious effort or not.

tl;dr If that were all I'd tag the current code 2017.07 stable and be done with it as it's generally been good to me for quite a while now.
Quote:
That said; changes to the OS code, by kobo firmware updates can effect the programs that run under that OS. The "stable version" was probably quite stable when it was released, with the then current firmware.
Indeed. Had you (generic you) installed KOReader on one of the devices that were out two years ago you'd have enjoyed two years of stability. The KA1 came out less than a year ago. I'd say a better question is why Kobo incompatibly changed things on the software end when the new hardware doesn't seem to be capable of doing anything new. Unfortunately they're not trying to provide a stable platform for third-party developers, but that's a lot better than outright hostility!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Question Mark View Post
I initially made the same mistake thinking that a "stable version" would be preferable and more stable than a "nightly build".
That's not a mistake unless you have a specific reason not to use the stable version. Few reasons are more pressing than having an otherwise unsupported device. You should be perfectly fine using nightlies, but in that case you should also be prepared to roll back to the previous release if they break. A new stable is somewhat overdue though.
Frenzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 07-25-2017, 02:24 AM   #2793
serdar0020
Connoisseur
serdar0020 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 50
Karma: 10
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Germany
Device: the old 6" kobo aura of 2013 with 64GB microSD
a suggestion, re links to footnotes etc. in the text: they are marked grey on the page but I often accidentally touch them when turning the page, then I find myself several hundred pages further and don't have a clue how to get back to the page I came from (chapter heading, dozens of footnotes etc.) Could we somehow mark the link I came from in bold, so that by touching it I'll be directed back?
serdar0020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 09:50 AM   #2794
Ken Maltby
Wizard
Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Ken Maltby's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,289
Karma: 6269823
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Heart of Texas
Device: JetBook Lite (retired), AuraHD, PDA,
The "Follow links" menu options include a "Go back" selection (grayed out if you have not been forwarded) as well as options to set gestures for the function.

Luck;
Ken
Ken Maltby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2017, 03:58 PM   #2795
ebrahimpak
Zealot
ebrahimpak began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 104
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Gētīg
Device: Kobo Aura HD / Kobo Aura ONE
Quote:
I'd say that in KOReader the alpha and beta stages are somewhat less formal. Basically any time you don't see new features being added the program tends to creep toward stable whether it's a conscious effort or not.

tl;dr If that were all I'd tag the current code 2017.07 stable and be done with it as it's generally been good to me for quite a while now.
I concur that the above-mentioned code-version is quite stable. No conspicuous error came up using it for a while.
ebrahimpak is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 07-28-2017, 02:38 AM   #2796
serdar0020
Connoisseur
serdar0020 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 50
Karma: 10
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Germany
Device: the old 6" kobo aura of 2013 with 64GB microSD
re: follow links - I got it. But when I've dozens of grayed-out footnotes to chose from I'm still stuck - I guess demanding different shades of gray is asking a bit too much. thanks anyway
serdar0020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2017, 07:44 AM   #2797
serdar0020
Connoisseur
serdar0020 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 50
Karma: 10
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Germany
Device: the old 6" kobo aura of 2013 with 64GB microSD
I have another problem, regarding the display of Arabic characters - the original mobi book looks good in Kindle for PC (edit: my mistake, the mobi has small characters too), but really bad on my kobo (I changed format to both pdf and epub, still the Arabic names appear too small - see screenshot) Any ideas?

https://i.imgbox.com/VBn5I6n1.jpg

using the latest version of koreader

Last edited by serdar0020; 08-04-2017 at 01:18 AM.
serdar0020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2017, 08:55 AM   #2798
Ken Maltby
Wizard
Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Ken Maltby's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,289
Karma: 6269823
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Heart of Texas
Device: JetBook Lite (retired), AuraHD, PDA,
I would guess that the font used for Arabic, in that book, is somehow set at a lower size, or that it is being tagged for a smaller display in the css.

Luck;
Ken
Ken Maltby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2017, 05:35 PM   #2799
ebrahimpak
Zealot
ebrahimpak began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 104
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Gētīg
Device: Kobo Aura HD / Kobo Aura ONE
Quote:
Originally Posted by serdar0020 View Post
I have another problem, regarding the display of Arabic characters - the original mobi book looks good in Kindle for PC (edit: my mistake, the mobi has small characters too), but really bad on my kobo (I changed format to both pdf and epub, still the Arabic names appear too small - see screenshot) Any ideas?

https://i.imgbox.com/VBn5I6n1.jpg

using the latest version of koreader
I believe the extinguished words are transcription of the Turkish and Arabic words in the text, which have different innate sizes than that of the English text. So basically it is still Latin alphabet and not Arabic as you said. I also have the same problem with a text containing both Persian (and other Iranian alphabet systems) and English transcriptions in different fonts, unless the text in question is a PDF file which could be handled neatly by Koreader.
I am not sure, but you may open the epub (or mobi) by 7zip, and fiddle with the font size of the transcriptions in the css or the text files.
ebrahimpak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 06:50 AM   #2800
Hopper333
Member
Hopper333 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 12
Karma: 10
Join Date: Mar 2017
Device: Kobo H2O
Quick question to the experts here. Since installing a stable release of koreader about 2 months ago on my original H2O I have been very happy with reliable sleeping and very rare crashing out into KSM. Yesterday I used USB in KSM to add some more documents and when I disconnected the FileManager was in landscape mode. It doesn't matter what I do (e.g. reboot, power off, change to portrait and back in reader), it's stuck in that mode now. There doesn't seem to be an option in the menus. Any suggestions?

TIA

M
Hopper333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 09:42 AM   #2801
Frenzie
Evangelist
Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.
 
Posts: 478
Karma: 111618
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Antwerp
Device: Kobo Aura H2O
The landscape option is at the bottom. First you activate the menu, then you tap the little icon in the bottom left. Good luck!
Frenzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 10:03 AM   #2802
Ken Maltby
Wizard
Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ken Maltby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Ken Maltby's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,289
Karma: 6269823
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Heart of Texas
Device: JetBook Lite (retired), AuraHD, PDA,
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frenzie View Post
The landscape option is at the bottom. First you activate the menu, then you tap the little icon in the bottom left. Good luck!
I think he means that it is stuck in landscape mode - in the File Browser/File Manager. I don't see a bottom menu there. I seem to remember that someone wanted to have the File Manager go to Landscape, over at github, and someone found where the script could be altered to do it. But I could be misremembering.

Luck;
Ken
Ken Maltby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 04:21 PM   #2803
Frenzie
Evangelist
Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.Frenzie knows the difference between a duck.
 
Posts: 478
Karma: 111618
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Antwerp
Device: Kobo Aura H2O
My bad. https://github.com/koreader/koreader/pull/2347 says that you can change the `fm_screen_mode` setting in settings.reader.lua

The real question is how it got there.
Frenzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 04:39 PM   #2804
Hopper333
Member
Hopper333 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 12
Karma: 10
Join Date: Mar 2017
Device: Kobo H2O
I had seen some of these threads but the suggestion generally seemed to be not to adjust this setting manually, for some reason.

If I did want to change it, what is the best (safest) way to do it?
Hopper333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 04:48 PM   #2805
Hopper333
Member
Hopper333 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 12
Karma: 10
Join Date: Mar 2017
Device: Kobo H2O
Now it fixed itself without me doing anything...
Hopper333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KOReader: a document reader for PDF, DJVU, EPUB, FB2, HTML, ... (GPLv3) hawhill Kindle Developer's Corner 1112 11-08-2017 07:07 AM
Touch Using two Kobos tkavan Kobo Reader 4 06-23-2017 03:47 AM
2 kobos at once tsarinaerika Kobo Reader 14 06-03-2013 05:13 AM
Syncing between two Kobos fx3000se Kobo Reader 4 01-24-2013 03:10 PM
2 kobos 1 account retired05 Kobo Reader 9 05-05-2012 09:25 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:10 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.