Device Support for Tolino Vision 6

Bug #1949908 reported by Soenke
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David Forrester

Bug Description

Calibre does not detect my Tolino Vision 6, which was just released some days ago. As it is a Kobo Device, I just changed the kobo driver IDs to the vendor ID 0x4173 and product_id to 0x8000, which seems to work. Now I am able to use it with Calibre. As I have no idea, if more has to be done, I'll report the specs as requested, the device detection output is attached.

File Formats: EPUB, PDF, TXT
Is there a special folder on the device in which all e-book files should be placed? Also does the device detect files placed in sub-folders? -> Yes, directory "/Books", sub-folders are detected as well.

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Soenke (me-ngeefk4xay8) wrote :
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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Re: calibre bug 1949908

Changing the component for this bug.

 assignee davidfor
 tag kobo-driver
 status triaged

Changed in calibre:
assignee: nobody → David Forrester (davidfor)
status: New → Triaged
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David Forrester (davidfor) wrote :

I'm surprised to hear of this change. While tolino is owned by Kobo, and the tolino hardware is similar to the Kobo hardware, they have been keeping this sort of thing separate. And the vision 6 strange. It appears to use the case of the new Kobo Libra 2, but, the internals are probably closer to the Kobo Sage or maybe the Elipsa. But, the vision 6 is still running the Android based software similar to earlier devices.

Adding the product and vendor id to the TOLINO driver in is the right way to do it. Unless there has been a change in the software, it will be using the "/Books". And the sub-directories will appear as collections. It might be the lowest level directory that is used. The device does scan elsewhere for books, but, collections are not create with books found elsewhere. Unfortunately, tolino do not expose data about the reading status or metadata to be able to fetch it.

I have a modified version for the TOLINO driver adding the epos in a different way (my only tolino device). The main difference is that it displays the name of the device rather than a generic name. I have added the vision 6 to this. If you can try this and it works, I will check it in.

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Soenke (me-ngeefk4xay8) wrote :

It works for me, thanks!

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Fixed in master

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every alternate Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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