[Bookreader] The FBReader Activity is out for testing

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 16:40:15 EDT 2009

Interesting -- I'd say this is a reason to include binaries.  You
might want to talk directly with the fb developers about the
usefulness of producing one that's binary free, if it's a real


On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 1:46 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Will do that. Would have put up the XO on activities.sugarlabs.org as
> well - but there is no clear consensus on having activities with
> binaries in that site.
> Thanks,
> Sayamindu
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:02 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Let's keep [[fbreader]] and [[bookreader]] up to date on the wiki with
>> the latest links and updates.  Testers rae starting to get their hands
>> dirty, but not always finding the latest (many are not subscribed to
>> this list :)   Even though still in draft stage, this activity
>> deserves a brief wiki entry.
>> SJ
>> On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> The FBReader activity is out for testing (consider this as a
>>> pre-release), and bug reports will be most welcome :-)
>>> The bundle can be downloaded from http://dev.laptop.org/~sayamindu/FBReader-1.xo
>>> However, to read downloaded ebooks successfully with it, you will have
>>> to download and install http://dev.laptop.org/~sayamindu/Browse-102.xo
>>> as well (it is a patched edition of Browse which works around a nasty
>>> mimetype/file extension related issue in Sugar/Browse)
>>> The activity is at the moment associated with only .epub and .pdb files.
>>> Another known issue with the activity is that it currently works only
>>> on a XO (or a XO emulation image). This is because certain paths were
>>> hardcoded to /home/olpc/Activities/FBReader.activity during build
>>> time.
>>> Thank you,
>>> Sayamindu
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