[Sugar-devel] GetBooks Offline Support

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Tue Jul 19 05:20:48 EDT 2016

Hi, Utkarsh

I am not sure what question you are asking.

Looking at the code: the repositories seem to be defined in get-books.cfg.

The actual mechanics of accessing the network appears to be handled by 
'feedparse', which is a python module described at

What are you trying to do and what is your problem with it? Did you add 
a repository to get-books.cfg? DId it show up as you expected in the
toolbar widget? What happens if you select it? Does it show the catalogs 
you entered? What happens if you select a catalog? Does it show a list 
of books?
What happens when you click on a book - does it get downloaded to the 

My suggestion is to add Rachel as an online repository getting the books 
from its site as a first step. Once that is working, changing the urls 
to local should be easier to test since you would already know what to 
http://rachelfriends.org/previews/rachelplus/modules/en-ebooks/index.html is 
the site for Gutenberg. Each of the links on that page could be a 
catalog. Then clicking on one to show the list of books in the right panel.


On 07/19/2016 08:23 AM, Ütkarsh Tiwari wrote:
> Hi,
>     I am working on this feature of adding offline support to GetBooks 
> activity to allow users to connect to schoolservers for offline 
> books(stored on these servers) support. I am not able to figure out 
> what modifications I need to make in the parsing technique of the 
> activity in order to fetch(probably via localhost server) the books 
> from Gutenberg, Rachel collections which I have already downloaded 
> onto my harddisk.
> Could anyone here please point me in the right direction?
> -- 
> Regards,
> Ütkarsh Tiwari
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