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april

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 02:11    Post subject:  ePub Reader needed  

I'm looking for an epub reader for Puppy precise 5.7.1
Used to have one but cant remember it . Calibre I think but I see it has 27 dependancies which i must download .

Anyone got any complete solutions they are happy with . Anything on quickpet?
Anything in the menu that will read them?
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learnhow2code

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 02:26    Post subject: Re: ePub Reader needed  

april wrote:
I'm looking for an epub reader for Puppy precise 5.7.1
Used to have one but cant remember it . Calibre I think but I see it has 27 dependancies which i must download .


calibre is just ridiculous in size. thats because its not an epub reader, its a full suite of software related to epubs. fbreader is probably your best bet-- availability in .pet or .sfs? cant tell you. is there a better ereader for gnu/linux? i doubt it. but if you find one, i would be interested.

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april

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 02:32    Post subject:  

fbreader had about as many dependencies thanks though Ill see if I can find a pet
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 02:41    Post subject:  

april wrote:
fbreader had about as many dependencies


to be honest, thats very surprising. im somewhat fond of the epub format, you could always just unzip it (its zipped html) and view in a web browser.

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thanks though Ill see if I can find a pet


yeah. the main point of this reply is that im skeptical-- not that the package you tried had so many deps, but that fbreader needs to be packaged with so many.

sometimes puppy users package "stripped down" versions of things, that would almost certainly be worth trying with fbreader, if anyones up to it.
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 02:50    Post subject:  

I can read epub file in puppy or in other o.s. i just need to download addon epubread in firefox.

http://www.epubread.com/en/
Maybe you can use that solution..
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 02:52    Post subject:  

I tested the following:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=848950#848950

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 02:59    Post subject:  

fbreader didn't work all that well with the few ePubs I tried with it, but that was a while back... maybe there's a better version out, now.

If you're using Firefox or Seamonkey, there's at least two extensions that let you open and read ePubs within the browser. I'd be surprised if Opera and/or Chrome didn't have something similar.

I was even using a Windows ePub/PDF reader through Wine, but that didn't work exactly the way I'd wanted, either. (Not that I remember the name. Embarassed ) Calibre's reader (now that I've switched to Precise, and just manually installed it) works the best so far, in my opinion - but I'd rather smooth-scroll through the ePub rather than awkwardly flip pages.

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Robert123

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 03:05    Post subject:  

Hi april found this portable version - just download right-click and click permissions and make executable.


https://sourceforge.net/projects/portable/files/FBReader%200.10.7/download
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 03:17    Post subject:  

Robert123 wrote:
Hi april found this portable version - just download right-click and click permissions and make executable.


https://sourceforge.net/projects/portable/files/FBReader%200.10.7/download


WoW... Works brilliantly ! Thank You
I suggest you copy it to /usr/bin/ and rename the executeable fbreader then you can set the "open with" function to "fbreader". Clicking on the file then starts it as per normal

Thanks to all who repied too

I used the Seamonkey add-on too and it works well "recobayu" Thanks
In addition it allows the enlargement of graphics with the "control + " keys

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 04:16    Post subject:  

There is a pet of FBReader 0.12.8 by muggins here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=23440

Also, Scottman did a smaller pet (612kb) of 0.12.1 here:
http://akita.scottjarvis.com/

The portable one is useful though.
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 04:28    Post subject:  

wiki maintainers take note; plenty of free research/curation here for the taking.
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snayak

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun 2018, 07:13    Post subject:  

I was also looking for an epub reader and I got

1. FBReader portable 0.10.7 for precise 5.7.1
2. calibre 0.9.7 for precise 5.7.1

3. FBReader 0.12.10 (gtk based) for fatdog 720
4. FBReader 0.99.4 (qt based) for fatdog 720
5. calibre 3.15.0 for fatdog 720

I see calibre is huge, but properly decodes and shows the epub file i have.
FBReader 0.99.4 is also huge, but working fine.
However FBReader 0.12.10 and 0.10.7 are not good.

How good is addon epubread for firefox/seamonkey?

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun 2018, 08:51    Post subject: Re: ePub Reader needed  

april wrote:
I'm looking for an epub reader for Puppy precise 5.7.1
Used to have one but cant remember it . Calibre I think but I see it has 27 dependancies which i must download .

Anyone got any complete solutions they are happy with . Anything on quickpet?
Anything in the menu that will read them?

@april, Open a terminal and navigate to where you want to install Calibre.

In the terminal paste this:
wget -nv -O- https://download.calibre-ebook.com/linux-installer.sh | sh /dev/stdin install_dir=~/calibre-bin isolated=y

This should install Calibre for you. Enter the calibre-bin directory, then the calibre directory and click on calibre. You do need to have python installed.

It's easy enough to make yourself a desktop file if you want one.

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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun 2018, 09:05    Post subject: Perhaps Cool-Reader + a couple Qt libs for Precise  

Hi snayak,

I'm responding to the general subject of the thread rather than your specific question.

I don't have a running version of Precise under which I could test and provide further details. On newer Puppies, preferring stand-alone applications to Web-browser Addons I use Cool-Reader to read ebooks in the epub format. Unlike Calibre it lacks the ability to convert between file formats. So it is significantly smaller, less than a couple of MBs. There was a version which would run under Ubuntu Precise Pangolin and could read files having the following formats, FB2, TXT, RTF, DOC, TCR, HTML, EPUB, CHM, PDB, MOBI. http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-cool-reader-3-3-1-2-on-ubuntu-linux-mint-and-elementary-os/. Perhaps earlier or later versions in the 3 Series would also run under operating systems of that vintage.

Running multiple Puppies, I downloaded the '.deb' and extracted it to a folder on /mnt/home. From there it could be opened by browsing to its bin and clicking it. But for convenience, I created a pet which opened it when a menu entry was clicked. You could, of course, simply click the 'deb' to install it.

My recollection is that its only dependencies were four or five qt libraries. List Dynamic Dependencies (ldd) will identify those not already on your system. Ldd can be installed if not already present. Because I have several applications requiring qt libraries, I make it a practice to install any required.

Short version: cool-reader together with the installation of a couple of qt libraries should provide a small stand-alone application for reading epub files under PrecisePups.

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun 2018, 09:43    Post subject:  

Thanks Mike,

Let me try coolreader then!
I have to get qt first, right?

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