[Sugar-devel] Support for EPUB with Read in sugar-jhbuild?

Lucian Branescu lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 13:06:47 EDT 2010

My GSoC project involves building an abstraction layer above
pywebkitgtk/hulahop (wiki/AbstractBrowser).

While the project itself isn't related, but this abstraction layer and
one of it's lower layers (i.e. pywebkitgtk) could become part of the
sugar toolkit.

On 25 April 2010 17:56, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 8:51 AM, James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm doing another FLOSS Manual on e-books and Sugar and one of the
>> things I'd like to do is get some screen shots of the Read Activity
>> reading an EPUB e-book.  I modified Get Internet Archive Books to
>> download EPUBs and that seems to work OK, but when I try to launch
>> Read on one of them it fails to start and complains of a missing
>> adapter.  As I remember it, EPUB support depended on something called
>> webkit, something like that, that was an alternative to gecko.  There
>> was some discussion here on whether we should support both that and
>> gecko.  So I have two questions:
>> 1). How do I get Read as delivered by sugar-jhbuld to work with EPUBs?
>> 2). Does Read support EPUBs on SoaS right now?  If not, what are our
>> future plans regarding EPUB support?
> Read should be able to render EPUB files if pywebkitgtk is installed.
> Thanks,
> Sayamindu
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