[Sugar-devel] Support for EPUB with Read in sugar-jhbuild?
sayamindu at gmail.com
Mon May 10 12:20:51 EDT 2010
On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 7:32 PM, Daniel Castelo
<dcastelo at plan.ceibal.edu.uy> wrote:
> I have tested your activity FBReader and i found some problems:
> * If "rainbow" is enabled the activity doesn't work.
> * If I open a book, i have to remove the content of "activity/instance/"
> folder for open it again.
This is odd. I used a lot of extra effort to make FBReader activity
play well with rainbow. Which version are you using ?
(I just verified that version 4 works with a rainbow enabled 8.2.0
build, and http://mergy.org/2009/06/05/getting-a-sugarized-fbreader-to-run-on-olpc/
seems to suggest the same thing as well)
> I know that this activity has sense on sugar 0.82. In sugar 0.84 I am able
> to use the activity Read. However, in sugar 0.84 I have some problems with
> "Read". When I want to change the page the activity get stuck. Maybe this
> depend on the epub format version that I am testing.
It should work. Could you send me the EPUB file ? There has been
crashes in 0.86 and above due to problems in webkitgtk (I have already
submitted patches upstream), but 0.84 should be very stable.
> Do you know if the activity FBReader for sugar 0.82 and the activity Read
> for 0.84 have some problem?
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 5:06 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com>
>> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 10:20 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org>
>> > 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
>> > PDF.
>> 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.
>> Sayamindu Dasgupta
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