[Nottingham] FLOSS ebook readers?

Fay Knight fay_knight at zoho.com
Wed Aug 1 15:50:23 UTC 2018

I had one of those old Nook ST readers because it was possible to root them and install a separate launcher on them, but tbh I never really got on with it.  

It seemed like a good idea when I had a long commute every day and I liked the idea of a more comfortable reading screen, but in reality it wasn't that comfortable to read from.  

If anyone manages to build a good e-reader from a raspberry pi I will definitely be interested.  


On 1 August 2018 16:38:40 BST, David Aldred via Nottingham <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>I've not tried it myself (I can put up with the one marketing panel of
>six on the Kobo home screen), but:
>- koreader (https://github.com/koreader/koreader) looks open-source-ish
>can't actually see a licence but the source is there!)  and
>- calibre  (https://calibre-ebook.com) is open source, allows
>between a wide variety of formats, and is a well respected
>ebook collection management tool, with a content server built in.
>David Aldred
>On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 at 16:25, VM via Nottingham <
>nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>> hmmm, what's wrong with general purpose computers? you've got a
>> gathering dust somewhere ;)
>> On 1 August 2018 14:47:16 BST, Martin via Nottingham <
>> nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>>> Folks,
>>> Now that I have a few thousand pages of Humble Bundle to read...
>>> What ereaders might be recommended?
>>> Are there any that are free of restrictions and whatever silly
>>> stupidity?...
>>> Or is this going to be a new Raspberry Pi project?!
>>> Cheers,
>>> Martin
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