Feature roadmap/Better eBook reader


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Feature subcategory Category:Activity-related work
Requesters Birmingham, Haiti, Devel thread
Requirements * Description of challenges here: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-October/020662.html See the rest of the thread too.
  • A more full featured pdf reader (yes, I know there's the Read activity, but I'm planning on installing the full evince and making sure Firefox can open PDFs with it) (comment from Birmingham)
  • Must not copy the PDF or other book format so that it takes up twice the NAND space.
  • Must support PDF, plain text and .cbr files (any other must have formats?)
  • Must open book directly from Journal
  • Must "remember" the page you are on when restarting.
  • Must allow opening the reader then browsing available books (can do this in web browser but needs the ability to look at the NAND to see what is available).

Desired improvements

  • ability to do page mode as well as continuous mode (move an entire page at a time)
  • ability to specify columns and move through a document down the columns
  • ability to specify the amount of overlap when paging in continuous mode
  • ability to zoom to 'fit text on screen' as opposed to 'fit page on screen' to eliminate borders from pages.
Specification Possible support eVince:

http://live.gnome.org/Evince/SupportedDocumentFormats per Jim e-mail: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-October/020719.html ?

Owners User:Gregorio
Priority 2
Helps deployability? no
Target for 9.1? no
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