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Old 05-20-2016, 02:18 PM   #31
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I don't see why not, if the ability to add/delete/modify books is added.
Server-based read/write capabilities has been on Kovid's TODO list for a long time -- it opens up lots of possibilities.
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:29 PM   #32
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Yes, when the ability to write is added to the server, it means the server acn then do pretty much anything the normal GUI can do.
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How close are you to developing a version of Calibre that can be run on a Chromebook? Windows 10 is a disaster and many of us with Windows 7 and 8 computers are slowly seeing our computers destroyed or bricked by numerous faulty updates that Microsoft keep downloading to our machines each month. With Windows crashing and Macs so expensive, a version for Chromebook would be great!
Just install Linux.
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:32 PM   #34
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Yes, when the ability to write is added to the server, it means the server acn then do pretty much anything the normal GUI can do.
that will be pretty snappy stuff right there.
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One Google+ reader commented that Chrome OS, the Linux-based operating system that runs on Chromebooks is "a web browser, not a desktop. Good thing, but not the same at all.”

Torvalds' response to that commenter hits the nail on the head:

It's not a desktop exactly the same way that PC's were not "real computers" when they started showing up?

The arguments were the same back then. "Cheap toy, you can't get real work done".

The whole "it's not the same thing" is simply not an argument. Of course it's not the same thing. Computing changes all the time.”
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True enough. In all fairness, I really do think ChromeOS is an excellent, Desktop OS.

That being said, it still isn't a power-user's desktop (for reasons I alluded to previously). And calibre still won't run on it.
On the other hand, calibre should soon have the capability to run as a hosted web application, which is exactly what ChromeOS is best at... so it's all good.
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A good, web-based reader sound very attractive to me. Any possibility to have it in Calibre 2?
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:31 PM   #38
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That makes no sense. The development of the web-based reader is what will define calibre v3.

It is currently in alpha development. You can view the current state of things by running calibre from source and using the command `calibre-debug --new-server`.
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I highly recommend installing crouton on a chromebook. If you are a Linux user, that is. It basically transforms the chromebook/ChromeOS into a Linux. You pretty much can do everything you can do on a Linux.
And then you just install Calibre...
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Chrome OS now supports Linux apps via containers (a.k.a. "Crostini"). User can install Debian programs, and I tried installing calibre. Since CrOS v 72 (which is currently in dev channel) with some flags enabled I can make a USB drive shareable. I thought I'd try to connect to my existing calibre library, which is located on that USB drive, but for some reason am getting an "I/O Disk Error" message and a popup suggesting library is corrupt (but it is not corrupt when I am trying to connect to it from another Linux installation).
I know this may sound like something not really that important, but I'm just curious if there will be any plans to make it work on CrOS as well. Or what might be the best way to submit this as a feature request. By the way, thanks to Kovid for making this great software through all these years.
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Have you tried picking up an existing container off dockerhub that has Calibre installed in it? As long as ChromeOs allows host paths to be mapped to container paths I would think this should work?
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Have you tried picking up an existing container off dockerhub that has Calibre installed in it? As long as ChromeOs allows host paths to be mapped to container paths I would think this should work?
Could you provide some hints on how to get that done?
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Could you provide some hints on how to get that done?
not really as I have no experience of ChromeOS and its docker support. I just know that I have successfully used docker containers for running Calibre in other environments.
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