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Possible bug with opening a book in Android 11.
#11  kaufman 01-06-2021, 07:12 PM
Quote PeterT
I hate to say it but you might be stuck. There's been no sign of either Sam or his Project manager for some time.
That's a bummer. He hasn't responded to email either.
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#12  ottischwenk 01-07-2021, 04:30 AM
Quote kaufman
That's a bummer. He hasn't responded to email either.
It's a well-known fact that some guys run away, disappear, go into hiding if for whatever reason they don't want to continue on a project that has been taken over but misjudged.
Unfortunately, I suspect that Calibre Companion could end with Android 10.
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#13  Isurus 01-08-2021, 01:28 AM
Quote kaufman
Are you on Android 11? It worked with me until I upgraded my OS.
Yes. All my readers stopped working from CC after upgrade to Android 11. Libera is the only one (that I have tried) that works from CC on Android 11.
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#14  pazos 01-08-2021, 11:41 AM
Quote Isurus
Yes. All my readers stopped working from CC after upgrade to Android 11. Libera is the only one (that I have tried) that works from CC on Android 11.
Indeed, since CC was updated by sam & co. to fit new google policies, it uses a non-standard file provider. Not only in Android 11 but on previous versions too.

Upgrading to Android 11 shouldn't affect CC at all, as it is still using the Target SDK of Android 10. But it can affect readers using non-standard ways of retrieving the path of the file descriptor that CC sends to them.

Even when CC could use a standard file provider that "help" apps to understand its intents, you need to blame reader apps, as they're not implementing the canonical way of consuming content.

The fact that Librera is still working showcases that's possible to copy a book stream from CC without problems, following Google best (and nowadays only practices)

The other way of workaround this is install the last version that Chaley did. That would still work on most readers, as long as they're built against Android 10 or were updated to manage all files in shared storage, required for Android 11.

Chaley version will stop working (and by working I mean: effectively delivering file paths to apps that can be consumed by them) on a year or so, on Android 11+, when Play Store will require targeting Android11 and most readers won't fill the whitelist form needed for apps to request manage all files. Or apps filled it but Google rejects them because of reasons.

Yup, Google is doing a mess.
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#15  kaufman 01-08-2021, 04:48 PM
Quote pazos
Even when CC could use a standard file provider that "help" apps to understand its intents, you need to blame reader apps, as they're not implementing the canonical way of consuming content.
FWIW, I've also contacted the Moon+Reader developers in the hope that they do this.
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#16  pazos 01-08-2021, 05:13 PM
Quote kaufman
FWIW, I've also contacted the Moon+Reader developers in the hope that they do this.
It is really strange that Moonreader dev didn't fix that. Maybe he's not aware of this app.

Anyways, you can help a little bit pointing to the source code of Librera that handles the opening of files in your reports. It is https://github.com/foobnix/LibreraReader/blob/master/app/src/main/java/com/foobnix/OpenerActivity.java, in particular https://github.com/foobnix/LibreraReader/blob/master/app/src/main/java/com/foobnix/OpenerActivity.java#L132
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#17  kaufman 01-08-2021, 05:15 PM
Quote pazos
It is really strange that Moonreader dev didn't fix that. Maybe he's not aware of this app.

Anyways, you can help a little bit pointing to the source code of Librera that handles the opening of files in your reports. It is https://github.com/foobnix/LibreraReader/blob/master/app/src/main/java/com/foobnix/OpenerActivity.java, in particular https://github.com/foobnix/LibreraReader/blob/master/app/src/main/java/com/foobnix/OpenerActivity.java#L132
I'll send it to him and see if that helps.

Thanks.
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#18  VelvetElvis 01-18-2021, 03:44 PM
Quote JSWolf
FBReader = Fairly Bad Reader. I suggest it be deleted it so it won't waste storage.
Nonsense. Perhaps you'd have more credibility if you listed the issues rather than a blanket personal opinion.
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#19  JSWolf 01-18-2021, 04:16 PM
Quote VelvetElvis
Nonsense. Perhaps you'd have more credibility if you listed the issues rather than a blanket personal opinion.
FBReader doesn't respect the CSS enough to be any good.
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#20  VelvetElvis 01-18-2021, 05:33 PM
Quote JSWolf
FBReader doesn't respect the CSS enough to be any good.
There, wasn't that easy?

Been using it on and off for years. It renders everything just fine for me today - better, in fact, than a few new reader apps on the block.

It's easy to configure (way ahead of Cool Reader in that department) which is important to me in recommending it to neophyte friends. It doesn't crash on me, and it doesn't suck up too much battery.
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