sj at laptop.org
Mon Mar 16 16:16:02 EDT 2009
Can you say more about how much work it would take to make 'Read'
really mean reading and not just reading-pdfs? Perhaps a more
peaceful parent program with that name could choose to launch the
current read [which should be renamed] or another program [for other
file formats] ...
On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi SJ,
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 11:42 PM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
>> Sayamindu --
>> Sweet. How easy would it be to add this as a new reader-type to Read?
> Unfortunately the current avatar of Read is quite tightly coupled with
> the Evince backend, so it would need quite a bit of work.
>> Regarding mime-types, let's revisit making one-click reading from
>> Browse work as expected (add item to journal, launch new activity to
>> open it). Michael says this is possible under the current rainbow
> I'll try to talk to Michael about this. The mime-type issue is
> completely different though. I'm not yet able to pinpoint the cause
> exactly, but I suspect it has something to do with Browse's download
> code and Sugar's implementation of the shared-mime-info Freedesktop
> standard. I have a patched Browse at the moment which seems to work,
> but I'll also like to try to check out Tomeu's suggestion.
>> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 5:26 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 5:21 PM, Nikolay Pultsin <geometer at mawhrin.net> wrote:
>>>> Hi Samuel, Sayamindu,
>>>> I'm glad to know you both.
>>>> This screenshot looks great. I'm really impressed with such unusual look
>>>> of our program. ;) Are you sure it is really FBReader? :)
>>>> Can I publish this screenshot at http://www.fbreader.org/?
>>> I have now a better screenshot at
>>> http://dev.laptop.org/~sayamindu/fbreader_sugar_v2.png (I don't think
>>> the design will change much after this - unless I get flamed by
>>> someone regarding the UI ;-)
>>> I have a working activity now (which works on the XO independently
>>> without any external software dependency as well). I'll take a few
>>> more days to figure out the mime type mess in Sugar (I have already
>>> started annoying the Sugar developers and have a couple of possible
>>> solutions), and then release a bundle which can simply be downloaded
>>> and run on a XO with a recent build.
>>> A lot of work still needs to be done for a good reading experience,
>>> but I'm quite happy with what has been achieved in this week. And
>>> kudos to Mikhail, Nikolay and the rest of the FBReader dev team for
>>> their superb work. FBReader works absolutely smoothly on the limited
>>> XO hardware - no glitches, no sluggishness, nothing :-)
>>> Sayamindu Dasgupta
> Sayamindu Dasgupta
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