[Bookreader] Annotations [WAS: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Get Books Activity 3, now with SneakerNet/ChappalNet support]

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 13:55:48 EST 2009

So far, I have tried to keep everything related to annotations
generic, but that may not be possible further down the road. For
example, if you look at the current bookmarking+notes code in Read, it
is pretty generic, the only requirement being that the document should
be paginated in a reproducible way.
The Evince folks are starting to work on PDF annotations (or it may be
there already - I'll need to check), but that kind of leaves other
formats such as DJVU, etc in the cold. Also PDF annotation is format
specific (a part of the PDF standard itself). Moreover, evince
currently does only a subset of what we handle. For example, it does
not yet handle EPUB files.
So, in short, we are looking at a pretty tricky situation here. Ideas
and suggestion and code are most welcome :-)

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 11:24 PM, Andreas Gros <info at andreasgros.net> wrote:
> Thanks a lot, Sayamindu! I will shortly send an email to the bookreader list
> to start a discussion on what the best place would be to integrate
> annotations (evince or the read activity). Or have you discussed that
> already? I haven't found it on the bookreader list archive...
> Best, Andi
> On 20.11.2009 13:17, Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The FBReader Activity is no longer maintained - I had created it just
>> to be a stop-gap solution for XO-1 based builds to read EPUB files. I
>> think you should try the Read activity in the new builds - they open
>> EPUB files fine.
>> Thanks,
>> Sayamindu
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Sayamindu Dasgupta

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