[Sugar-devel] Support for EPUB with Read in sugar-jhbuild?
sayamindu at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 16:06:43 EDT 2010
On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 10:20 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-04-24 at 22:21 -0500, James Simmons wrote:
>> 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?
> The only Linux reader that supports EPUB seems to be KDE's Okular,
> through libepub (ebook-tools). Moreover, Okular does not seem to
> dynamically reflow the text, which was the only useful feature EPUB had
> over PDF.
> Anyway, if we *do* support it, does it have to be in Read? Can't we have
> one activity per file format instead? It may be simpler from a
> maintenance and UI design PoV. Besides, EPUB resembles more HTML than
Read supports EPUB if the right dependencies are installed. However,
for OLPC 8.2.x builds, one has to use FBReader Activity
(http://dev.laptop.org/~sayamindu/FBReader-4.xo is the latest
version). It's an ugly hack, but it works.
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