[Sugar-devel] Latest release of Read Etexts, some questions
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Mon Jul 13 05:00:12 EDT 2009
On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 14:39, Jim Simmons<nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> I took the week off and spent a great deal of it in my basement
> working on an improvement to Read Etexts which should be available
> soon on ASLO. The new feature is annotations, where I let you add
> notes to individual pages of a book, plus make as many bookmarks as
> you like, using a UI modelled on what the latest Read has. Unlike
> Read, I store this information in a Zip file along with the book,
> which means that when you share a book the notes and annotations go
> with it.
> Another thing I did was to put the title metadata in this file,
> because that seemed to be the only way that I could make sure that
> when someone shared this file the received file in the Journal would
> get some title better than Read Etexts Activity. That part isn't
> working at the moment. I need a way to know that a file has been
> received from a sharing user and not opened any other way, because
> only then do I want to check the annotations file for a title. If
> anyone has any ideas I'd like to hear them.
When you say that the file is shared, what do you mean exactly?
> I'm thinking of adding keyboard shortcuts for the bookmarks. Any
> suggestions on what keys to use would be welcome.
> The next feature to be added will be highlighting, probably with
> underlines. If there is a passage in a book that is important you can
> underline it for emphasis. You should be able to underline multiple
> passages per page.
> Finally, I updated one of my development boxes to Fedora 11. It
> doesn't look like the gstreamer espeak plugin is included in that
> distribution, and unfortunately that box is the one I use for testing
> text to speech. Is there an RPM for Fedora 11 that I could install?
The gstreamer plugin isn't packaged yet for Fedora, unfortunately.
Though Aleksey might have a .rpm that you can install.
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