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FBReader 0.8.7B Portable (Testers needed)

FBReader Portable
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FBReader is an e-book reader for various platforms.

Supported formats are
* fb2 e-book format (style attributes are not supported yet).
* HTML format (tables are not supported).
* CHM format (tables are not supported).
* plucker format (tables are not supported).
* Palmdoc (aportis doc).
* zTxt (Weasel format).
* TCR (psion text) format.
* RTF format (stylesheets and tables are not supported).
* OEB format (css and tables are not supported).
* OpenReader format (css and tables are not supported).
* Non-DRM'ed mobipocket format (tables are not supported).
* Plain text format.

FBReader also keeps a library of all books read and stored on the drive in FBReaderPortable/Data/books. The library can be sorted by author, titles, etc.

The homepage to FBReader (non portable) is http://fbreader.org

Thanks for the help.

Download
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For now the file is hosted via transferbigfiles (as a temporary hold until I upload it somewhere permanently)

I am not sure how long this link is valid, but, it is, for now, here.

History
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18 Nov 2007 -- First Beta released.
19 Nov 2007 -- Updated to use PortableApps.com Installer

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How can I either 1) download

How can I either
1) download the source to the Portable Apps Installers
or 2) change the icon on 7z sfx's?

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the installer source

is included in every app. If you want the latest one take ff 2.0.0.9.

To change the icon use something like Resource Hacker .

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Simeon ++ #Reminding me my launcher was outdated

Thanks simeon. I've got it now. Updating installer ASAP.

I think I've found a permanent host as well.

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Download updated. Edited in

Download updated. Edited in original post and here

Thanks,
Ryan

EDIT: Fixed link

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Excellent Work

It looks really good.

Here's some things to change and add if you want to have this eventually release here.

  • First off, this one is big. You should use the PortableApps.com Launcher as it's for the Applications here. If you look at something like the source from the PNotes Portable that John release (Not Ryan!) in Beta Testing, it's really simple and obvious to follow
  • No files should exist in Data when installed, as it will overwrite a users existing Data. It should be in 'App\DefeaultData\settings' and then if you look at the source for most the of App here, it's copied if no files exist in 'Data'.
  • AppNameSource and AppNamePortableSource are now being merged into just 'Source'
  • The icon should have a 48, 32, and 16 sizes of both 32 and 256-bit format
  • Add a license in the Source dir, and a Readme from something like that PNotes
  • It looks like it's called FBReader, so make sure everything's labelled 'FBReader' and not 'fbReader' where it was in some cases
  • Make sure you're using the installed from Firefox Portable 2.0.0.9 and comment out:
    CreateDirectory "$INSTDIR\Data\settings"
    	WriteINIStr "$INSTDIR\Data\FBReaderPortableSettings.ini" "FBReaderPortableSettings" "AgreedToLicense" "YES"
  • Use the appinfo.ini from the FF Portable 2.0.0.9 release.
  • Add in the help.html and Other\help from the FF Portable 2.0.0.9 release and just replace all the Firefox Portable specific help stuff with the links from https://portableapps.com/support/portable_app under 'Portable App Issues'
  • If you didn't already compress the Exe's and Dll's with UPX
  • Use the icons lines from the FF Portable 2.0.0.9 release that link to appicon.ico instead of the current ones when switching to the new launcher

I know that's a lot, and feel free to contact me at patrickpatience{!AT!}nascent-project{!DOT!}org or let me know what IM protocol you use. I can also set you up with a download space if you e-mail me.

Those are all just pointers to help your portable version get released here, and I'm a little OCD. Smile

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Firefox Portable 2.0.0.9

Firefox Portable 2.0.0.9 release? Did I miss it?

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Nope

Read here.

Also, PhreakOnLeash, looks like you will also need Portable paths using ReplaceInFile, I can help you with that, too.

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Sounds good, I'll take a

Sounds good, I'll take a look at all this stuff now and a bit at lunch, including the ReplaceInFile code... I think I'll start fresh from the PNotes launcher anf FF 2009 installer.

Thanks for the support!
Ryan

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PS: Is there any way to enable email notifications of replies? I couldn't find any way to do it...

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nope

no email notifications here Sad

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microsoft reader?

Is it possible to add lit format? That's what MS Reader and my Pocket PC use. Or should I change?

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Not directly (you can try to

Not directly (you can try to email the FBReader developers. I'm not affiliated with the FBReader project itself) but according to this you can convert Non-DRM'd .lit s into OEb, which is readible by FBReader.

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Should you change? Yes.

Should you change?

Yes. Wink

Since it is not very Free, people don't work on LIT format, except to convert away from it.

Microsoft Reader is not too awful, but you might have trouble if it is not installed on the host computer. There ought to be a reader or two that run on your PPC as well as on a PortableApps stick without tying you to a proprietary format ...

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Try vade mecum

Try vade mecum (http://vade-mecum.sourceforge.net/) + FBReader Portable... Smile
Plucker format is great! BTW, you can get gutenburg texts in plucker format, now.

Rewriting the launcher in PA.com format tonight... Smile

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FBReader Portable

Is there any way to get this? the link above is expired. I would love to try it as I use fbreader all the time. Thanks
DMSavage

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If the OP still needs a host

If the OP still needs a host for his file, I might be able to help, or perhaps Patrick.

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Yea

I haven't seen Phreak in a while, but I was hoping to see this one updated. I don't have the file, so I can't host it unless Phreak comes back.

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So sorry folks

I've been on a sabbatical I guess Smile My PA drive got stolen (which had the only source of FBReader Portable on it) and this took a backseat to palmOS developement...

Patrick -- I mailed you a copy of the source way back when hoping you could help me get the Replace In File stuff working but you never got back to me on it...

I'd start over from scratch but I don't really have an interest in NSIS anymore... :-] C's got me hooked for good.

~Ryan (I'll try to check up on the forums a bit) Smile

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I found a copy of your

I found a copy of your package and made a download available. Hope that was okay.

https://portableapps.com/node/11807

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Ah, very cool. I'm glad to

Ah, very cool.
I'm glad to see there is still at least one copy floating around. I'm on a Linux box primarily now, but I'll fire up virtualbox and install NSIS asap.

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There's a cross compiler

There's a cross compiler that lets you compile a Windows NSIS script on Linux. Blum

Let me know if there's anything I can do to help ... you're welcome to host it on that site if you like.

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The one from debian lenny's

The one from debian lenny's apt repo (2.36-1) doesn't play nice with
System::Call 'kernel32::CreateMutexA(i 0, i 0, t "${NAME}") i .r1 ?e'

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=319999

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You can certainly comment it

You can certainly comment it out without disastrous consequences. It has to do with detecting whether the launcher is already running (you usually don't want to have two copies of the same program trying to do the same thing at the same time).

I suppose someone could uncomment and compile it on windows, if that becomes important.

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I ended up solving it by

I ended up solving it by taking the System.dll from 2.36 (the windows build) since it uses MSVC6 to do the build, which fixes the issue with that being undefined Smile I'm on the track again.

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