book reader with book store

Bug #1183708 reported by swizzle on 2013-05-24
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
elementary OS
Triaged
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

elementary should have a really good book reader. Evince is not bad but the UI is really ugly.
Evince or ePDFView could be used as a backend and an elementary UI could be created on top of it.
Furthermore adding a book store would be awesome.

Sandor Odor (sandor-t) wrote :

A Calibre Fork or a new app using Calibre's API may be the answer since Calibre has a good API so it can be used in other apps. Problem is, Calibre is written in Python. I thought for about writting a cover-view UI plugin for Calibre, but an Elementary Ebook and PDF App would be really nice.

Cameron Norman (cameronnemo) wrote :

I agree with this, as I have not been able to read .epub files in evince. I didn't realize evince didn't have this functionality.

Hmm, Calibre might have a good API but like you said it's written in Python.
Yes, Evince currently doesn't have this functionality but it seems to be on their plans though.

https://mail.gnome.org/archives/evince-list/2012-November/msg00012.html

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2013-06-06
Changed in elementaryos:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-09-20
Changed in elementaryos:
status: New → Triaged
ITPROJECTS (itprojects) wrote :

FBReader?

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

We should look into GNOME Books for Loki

Changed in elementaryos:
milestone: none → loki-beta1
Aneurin Hall (aneurin-hall) wrote :

IMO book stores (and in-app purchasing) are lame and bloat, over complicate applications, and make for a security headache.

not to mention that for the good of the FLOSS ecosystem people should be going for drm free files and formats anyway.

I agree that the Books application for reading .epub (and possibly .mobi) files could be a very useful addition to the elementary OS, but I have to also agree that having a separate book store could be too complicated to implement and manage properly.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-11-03
Changed in elementaryos:
milestone: loki-beta1 → none
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