[Bookreader] Epub and Read
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Mon Jun 15 13:45:35 EDT 2009
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On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Rebecca Hargrave
Malamud<webchick at invisible.net> wrote:
> I just got back from an Open Library developers meeting last week,
> but did not get the opportunity to talk to Peter (I attended the
> second week of the conference) - although I did talk to Raj Kumar
> about the state of GnuBook integration and the XO.
> I definitely want to support existing work with an eye on the future,
> so we will create bundles using the formats that are currently
> supported, plus do some next-step development. My understanding is
> that if we use any of the formats that you listed our only option for
> distribution will be web-based (or OLPC server-based), as the XO-1
> machines will not have the capacity to store the data.
> Best regards,
> Rebecca Malamud
> PS. is a link available for the OPDS mailing list?
> At 4:09 PM +0530 6/15/09, Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
>>On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:57 PM, Rebecca Hargrave
>>Malamud<webchick at invisible.net> wrote:
>>> Hello, Sayamindu -
>>> I am working with a group in Oregon to create bundles of the IACL books for
>>> the OLPC XO. I am looking for some guidance on what the best format is to
>>> provide the books in since it looks like we will need to work within the XO
>>> Read activity offline environment (I did some initial work on this as an
>>> online web demonstration using GnuBook -
>>> http://openlibrary.org/olpc/bookreader?format=raw ) .
>>> This post is very useful to get me started - thank you! I am looking forward
>>> to the public code and will watch the list(s) for details.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Rebecca Malamud
>>At the moment, especially if you want to target current builds, Read supports
>>d) CBZ (which, I believe is similar to format used by GnuBook - a set
>>of jpg scans in a zip container)
>>Epub support is coming, but it will be available in a future version
>>of Read, with the dependency being a newer version of webkit, so I
>>think if you are considering current deployments, it may make more
>>sense to do PDF.
>>Of course, for handling Epub in current builds, we have the FBReader
>>Activity, but unfortunately it has limited support for Epub, in the
>>sense, that it does not (yet) fully support CSS.
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