[IAEP] New versions of Read Etexts and View Slides available

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Wed Sep 9 03:27:51 EDT 2009

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 23:42, Jim Simmons<nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> The usual automatic announcement went out to the Sugar-Devel list but
> I thought it might be appropriate to mention something here too.

Hi Jim,

do you think it's worth asking for feedback in olpc-sur even if the
activities may not be fully translated?



> The latest View Slides can now extract an image from a slide show and
> make a Journal entry with the correct MIME type.  This was something
> that someone asked for awhile back.  The need was to be able to
> distribute a collection of images such that individual images could be
> extracted and used to create a Memorize game, for example.
> View Slides also supports annotations and bookmarks (but not
> highlighting) much like Read Etexts does.
> I also fixed lots of bugs.  I'm not saying ALL of them, but a lot.
> Read Etexts has a new filter script that lets you read ebooks in RTF
> format.  This is useful to read the books in the Baen Free Library,
> which contains current and near current science fiction titles that
> you can download and read for free.  Of the formats available for
> download, RTF is the easiest to support.  I just convert it to a plain
> text file on the fly.  The conversion is not perfect, but it is
> readable.  So in addition to reading Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and
> Stanley G. Weinbaum our learners can also read _The Two Faces of
> Tomorrow_ by James P. Hogan and other good stuff.
> James Simmons
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