Restore the Bambook device plugin
Some Bambook users reported that calibre has removed the Bambook device plugin in the current releases. Is it possible to add this device plugin back?
I have check the code and found the plugin was removed on Dec 7, 2015. The comment says "The driver has not worked for years (it depended on a third party library that is not shipped with calibre anymore)".
In fact, the 3rd party library has never shipped with calibre due to license issues, every user of this plugin knows they need to prepare the library by themselves. I have a Chinese guideline for this operation on my Blog and it's easy to find it by search engines.
I have tried to revert the 0b1e77dd4167886
Actually, the Bambook device has been abandoned by the manufacture, the software to operate this device and its cloud service is not working anymore. The only way for old Bambook users to continue using this device is using calibre. So many of the users has to stick to the old versions of calibre in order to use this plugin. Personally, I didn't use the device for years, so I didn't notice that the plugin has been remove from calibre releases.
If you agree to restore this plugin, I can do some work to clear up the old code and resubmit a Pull Request on Github.