[Sugar-devel] Making Read read everything [WAS: Re: FBReader]
sj at laptop.org
Wed Mar 18 08:41:13 EDT 2009
Calibre is great. Kovid Goyal has expressed some interest in the past
in seeing it on the XO; you could get direct input there. (Kovid, see
below for current bookreader-related work, and Manu's ideas for an
improved interface to one's collections of texts)
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 8:09 AM, Bryan Berry <bryan at olenepal.org> wrote:
> that's a great idea Manu,
> I also like calibre. I highly recommend you talk w/ Pratham Books. They
> are a great organization and are putting out a lot of the READ India
> books as e-books under CC 3.0 . You should talk w/ Gautam John
> gautam at prathambooks.org . He is a great guy
> here in Nepal, we really need a decent itunes-for-e-books app as well.
> On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 17:19 +0530, Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
>> Hi Manu,
>> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Manusheel Gupta <manu at laptop.org> wrote:
>> > Sayamindu,
>> > I have been thinking on the lines of "itunes for e-books". You might want to
>> > have a look at the attached functional specification document.
>> > I initially planned to use a closed format - LRF, which is used in Sony
>> > readers. I have mentioned about this in the document. Sony readers are very
>> > commonly used in India, and a number of South-Asian countries. That said, I
>> > am also open to using Mobipocket and OEB, the open source counterpars to
>> > LRF. Need to investigate their performance.
>> > Will be posting this idea at GSoC this year. Would be great if someone could
>> > work with us on this project.
>> > Regards,
>> > Manu
>> Sounds like a good idea.
>> I think there is something called Calibre
>> (http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/) which does many of the things you
>> mention. You may want to look at that.
> Bryan W. Berry
> Technology Director
> OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org
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