[Sugar-devel] New release of F11 for the XO-1 - Build11

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Mon Jan 11 03:57:21 EST 2010

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 03:50, Stanley Sokolow <overbyte at earthlink.net> wrote:
> My thoughts about Firefox.   Even if it uses more resources than Midori,
> it's worth the extra bytes.   I am running Xubuntu (Teapot edition) from a
> 2GB SD card in my XO, and I have Firefox on it.   I installed the ePubReader
> plug-in for Firefox.   This runs nicely and allows you to view eBooks in
> ePub format, which is the up-and-coming open format for books.   You can
> get  free ePub eBooks from several free sites, including books.google.com,
> www.feedbooks.com/publicdomain, and gutenberg.org.  Project Gutenberg plain
> text files can be read on the XO in Sugar using the Read ETexts activity,
> but that activity says "Read Etexts is similar to the original Read
> activity, but instead of PDFs this activity works with the plain text files
> created for Project Gutenberg."    Plain text versions are inferior to the
> nicely formatted ePub books.

Just for the record, it's the Read activity which supports ePub files.




> To get the ePubReader plugin, all you do is go
> to "Tools > Add-ons > Get Add-ons" in Firefox and search for ePubReader.
> It even updates itself when new releases of the plug-in come out.
> Xubuntu doesn't use Gnome, but instead uses Xfce the light-weight window
> manager.  I would rather give up Gnome's bulk than leave out Firefox.
> One thing little annoying thing about using the ePubReader on my XO system
> -- the directional buttons next to the screen don't work (aren't recognized)
> so I can't turn the screen into tablet mode and still be able to navigate
> page turns.   Does anyone know an easy way to map these keys into up, down,
> forward, and backward keys?   It's been a long time since I played around
> with keymapping in Linux.
> Stan Sokolow
> ----------------
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 5:14 PM, rihoward1 at gmail.com <rihoward1 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Some quick observations on  F11 for the XO-1 - Build11.
>> ...
>  <stuff deleted here>
>> Gnome Desktop mode:
>> In previous builds Midori was used as the web browser in gnome now Firefox
>> is being pulled in.  Is this an intentional change or a side effect of
>> changing the build system?  Midori is general considered to use less
>> resources than Firefox.
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