[Sugar-devel] GetBooks Offline Support
godiard at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 07:13:40 EDT 2016
GetBooks get the list and the books using the OPDS protocol.
Pathagar  is a book server who serves that protocol, and is (or was)
included in the school server.
Pathagar has tools to import a directory of books in his own database,
looks like you need work in the schoolserver to include Rachel and
Then you only need add a new server in get-books.cfg
On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 6:50 AM, Ütkarsh Tiwari <iamutkarshtiwari at gmail.com>
> I created a folder in my home directory by the name *'server'* , put
> all the extracted book collections inside it and start a localhost server
> with *'python -m SimpleHTTPServer'* .
> I then added that bookcollection url ( in my case it was - *http://127.0.0.1:8000/server/en-ck12/index.htmlf
> <http://127.0.0.1:8000/server/en-ck12/index.htmlf>*) to one of the
> already available book genres in *get-books.cfg* .
> On clicking that genre I get this error message - '*There was an error
> downloading the list*.'
> Utkarsh Tiwari
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 2:50 PM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net>
>> 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
>> 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 expect.
>> 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:
>> 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?
>> Ütkarsh Tiwari
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