An Ebook only version?

New features which should be implemented in Porteus Kiosk Edition and the kiosk wizard.
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tadatma
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An Ebook only version?

Post#1 by tadatma » 17 Oct 2012, 17:13

I appreciate your efforts!
Just wondering if there's a chance of only e-book reader version coming out, Calibre preferably as the reader... I have an ages-old m/c sitting idly. May be a light pdf reader is to beincluded.....Should scan the usb drive for ebooks and nothing else.

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Re: An Ebook only version?

Post#2 by Ahau » 18 Oct 2012, 14:46

Welcome, tadatma!

It looks like Calibre exists as a package already for Slackware, so it probably would not be difficult to implement something along these lines for use on i486 and x86_64 intel compatible systems (the architectures for which Porteus is already released). That said, is your proposal regarding e-book devices, like the kindle and nook? Most of those use ARM-based processors which are more difficult for us to develop on (There is no BIOS, sometimes the bootloaders are locked, and each device requires a custom kernel). I'm not familiar with what you mean by "m/c" (please pardon my ignorance!), can you give us some more details on what kind of device that is?
Please take a look at our online documentation, here. Suggestions are welcome!

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Re: An Ebook only version?

Post#3 by tadatma » 27 Oct 2012, 05:50

Oh! I was looking for a e-book reader mode only on my 800mhz thinkpad (overly outdated) m/c. But I came to know from your reply that porteus is available as of now for the 486..and not for 386 m/c. Thanks for the info. Good day.

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Re: An Ebook only version?

Post#4 by Hamza » 28 Oct 2012, 15:34

Here is a calibre module with all deps included.

Packages included:
calibre-0.9.4-i486-1alien
lua-5.1.4.3-i486-1sl
readline-5.2-i486-4
chmlib-0.40-i486-2
phonon-4.4.3-i486-1
sane-1.0.22-i486-2
icu-49.1.1-i486-1sl
podofo-0.9.1-i486-1sl
tcl-8.5.9-i486-1
imagemagick-6.6.6_10-i486-1
qt-4.7.0_7abde40-i486-3
tk-8.5.9-i486-1
Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?b37we5krxw0fahn
Size:107.2 MB
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