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GNOME Books

Google Summer of Code project for GNOME.

Books is application for listing, searching and reading eBooks. More information on https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreach/SummerOfCode/2014/Projects/MartaMilakovic_GnomeBooks

Books will be implemented upon the application gnome-documents, and it is going to live in the same git repository. This would be a great solution regarding code duplication, because it would be possible to reuse relevant code blocks from gnome-documents and add extra features related to eBooks.

Using epub.js library for the reading mode.

The idea is to integrate Books with an existing online eBook store.

1. Installing GNOME Books

$ ./autogen.sh
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ cd src/ && glib-compile-resources gnome-books.gresource.xml
$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=`pwd`/src/.libs:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
$ export GI_TYPELIB_PATH=`pwd`/src

2. Running GNOME Books

Make a folder Books in your $home directory and add all the .epubs you would like to read.

$ gnome-books

When GNOME Books is running choose your eBook and press 'Load Table of Contents'. This will load the chapters and notify you when finished with the pop-up bar. Next you should click on 'Load Total Pages' and you are ready to enjoy your EBook. (These steps should be removed in the future.)

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