Any ebook readers/textfile viewers you could recommend for 2008.8?

Yaroslav Halchenko at
Tue Sep 30 17:25:50 CEST 2008

someone needs to look into updating bitbake recepies for fbreader[1,2]. There
were few releases of fbreader since existing OE bb for fbreader which is
present in openmoko branch of OM (v0.8.2) but it fails to build and that
elderly 0.8.2 (found ipk for it somewhere) didn't work nicely


On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Robin Paulson wrote:

> 2008/9/30 Edgar D' Souza <edgar.b.dsouza at>:
> > Hi all,
> >  I feel terribly lost without my old Palm PDA, which bit the dust some
> > time back - I used to have a mini-library on it :) Having exhausted
> > most of our little collection of hard-copy books re-reading them, I
> > tried out evince under 2008.8 on a couple of PDFs (that were A4
> > papersize, AFAIK) and they were pretty not exactly pleasant to read. I
> > wonder if anyone knows of any more congenial ebook reader software
> > that would work on the FR - especially if it handled PDF, PDB, and TXT
> > files. I don't mind trying to convert PDB and PDF and other files to
> > text - if I could find an effective text file viewer for the distro.
> > Or if someone could point me to a way to reflow or otherwise convert
> > the PDF files for the smaller screen, so that I could read in a more
> > legible pointsize, that would be great.

> i too would be interested in this

> i was hoping plucker would be in the repos, then i could tap directly
> into stuff available on, but i can't find it there, or
> anywhere on the net

> even a simple text editor/viewer would be great. and no, i'm not using
> vi, joe, emacs, or anything even vaguely similar
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