Hi to all,
you know, I’m a fan of ebooks and I think that Haiku would benefit on having Calibre and a good communication bus for the most commons readers out there
I know there’s an incomplete Calibre recipe on HaikuPorts (it’s a very complex application to port, I see), I hope that more can be done on that.
Said that, I would like to donate two ebook readers I’ve hanging here to whom would take the task of completing the Calibre recipe and a reliable comm bus for connecting them on Haiku.
Ofc this is not a committment it’s a donation. But i would enjoing seeing these in my lifetime so if someone is interested, I only ask to be responsible
These are the guys:
A good old Sony PRS-650
It’s an old guy but I think it could be useful anyway since I’ve jailbreaked it uncovering the hidden android under the hood. Could be useful for dev and debugging IMHO
An almost new Aura H20
Unfortunately the e-ink panel is a bit damaged on the lower left corner, but the device is otherwise perfectly usable if you increase the text margin (to not overlap the damaged area, u know). I don’t like to donate worn stuff, but this is a damned expensive device I think it could still be useful even if not perfect (in facts I still use while travelling).This was not jailbreaked, but the SD card was replaced with a bigger one (that’s when I damage the panel…yeah…it is damned fragile). It can be easily chrooted, now. Pls bear in mind that it is not water-proof anymore
if interested, let me know!
PS for whom who are interested, I’ve switched to Kindle so…yes, I’ll not directly benefit from the port