Ubooquity - Content server for ecomics and ebooks
#11  hatde130113 03-24-2014, 02:09 AM
Quote Twyn
Yes, with next version you should be able to download your files directly using the Kindle browser.
I don't own a Kindle so I never tried it, but it worked that way in my Kobo (with epub files).

When will be your next version released?

#12  Twyn 03-24-2014, 08:07 AM
Possibly sometime in April.
No promises though...

#13  Twyn 04-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Ubooquity 1.4.0 is here, with the long awaited mobi support.
Here is a complete list of what has changed.

New features

- Support for mobi files. Let me know how it works for you, I have not many mobi files to test this feature.
- Support for PDF files in the books section. The difference with PDF as comics is that PDF books get their metadata displayed (although I did not find many PDF with proper metadata) and their cover rendered instead of being just a extracted picture.


- Web administrator password field characters are now hidden.
- Debug mode has been removed as the bug it was supposed to help solve (partially displayed covers) was not really a bug.
- Default display mode for books is now "by folder" (instead of "flat"), same as the one used for comics. The difference with comics default display mode was confusing.
- IP address of users trying to login are now written to the log file, to help identify potential attacks.
- The number displayed on folders (in "folder" mode) now recursively includes all files in the folder and in its subfolders.
- The number displayed on foldersis now displayed even if over 99.
- Added a loading icon between pages when reading comics.
- Slightly improved layout on smaller screens.

#14  hatde130113 04-14-2014, 06:26 AM
Love it. I will test it after work. Thanks for your great effort!

#15  hatde130113 06-01-2014, 08:27 AM
I have already tested it. Nice application. Hope you could improve it in the future with more features!

#16  Adminer 06-02-2014, 05:14 PM
Quote Twyn
Yes, with next version you should be able to download your files directly using the Kindle browser.
I don't own a Kindle so I never tried it, but it worked that way in my Kobo (with epub files).
I'm new Kindle Paperwhite Gen2 user. Ubooquity works perfect with my ebooks collection - it's a great software and I recomended that idea - perfect tool.

Kindle Paperwhite is supporting mobi files and pdf files too - but the problem is, that there is very stupid Kindle browser - I can download only mobi files there, but not pdf.

When I try to download pdf file - Kindle browser said, that kind of file is not supported to download only. Do it manualy!

Is any way to tell this browser, that my pdf file is mobi file? ;-) All my files are mobi?
I woluld like to test beta version with this trick.
Most wanted request.

In the other way - I must find Duokan Operating System for Kindle Paperwhite and tell thanks Amazon. Is anybody user here who do this upgrade with Duokan on Paperwhite Gen II?

To do:
On the page with Ubooquity documentation, there is a broken link:

I can do polish translation for Ubooquity, if you want.

Can Ubooquity use jquery js and css with rendering html? I need one smart plugin there to manualy import my ebooks from Downloads folders. In my Download folder I have ebooks with the filenames:
First Author Name, Second Name - Title - Series - part.pdf
Second Name First Name - Title.pdf
Title - Second Name, First
Title - First Name, Second Name.epub

Import plugin should ask me, where I have my Downloads folders, Destination folder, and ask me one ebook by one - how to change position with the parts of ebook filename to move that ebook file to my Destination folder in order as I want:
A,B,C... folders, and inside as I want, sorted by Second Authors Name first for example.

When I created my CMS in PHP, I use jquery to import parts of the names to the table, and that parts are displaing in the "drag and drop" Tabs - I can sort it.


I can "drag and drop" any parts of the filename using my mouse - using jquery on html page and adding some tabs with -.[,],. to add as you want in the name, plus text area to manualy rename, if the name of my file is f.e.: 234232.pdf.

So, renaming the filename should be quick and easy - using drag and drop tabs with the parts of the name- one by one.

Is it possible to add jquery scripts to your JAVA enviroment to create that new import plugin, to quick rename and import ebooks there from my Download folder to Main - one by one manualy?
We can move that ebook files by that plugin to the correct folder, and there will be easy import into Calibre, and export to Ubooquity with the correct names as we need in ebook files. Is it possible request?


#17  Twyn 06-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Hi Adminer,

I have setup a small test page with a PDF file obfuscated in different ways (extension, MIME type...).

Try it with your Kindle browser and let me know if one of these tricks works. (I don't own a Kindle myself)

About the broken link: thanks, I fixed it.

About a Polish translation: I appreciate the offer but I don't think Ubooquity is complex enough to require a translation. There is not much text, and any person capable of installing a server probably reads english anyway.

About file upload: the principle of Ubooquity is to be a content server that makes files available on the network, but that never modifies these files. That's a principle I want to uphold in order to keep Ubooquity simple and easy to use.
Allowing file upload and more generally file management is a much bigger task than what I want to and can do.

So to import your files, the easiest and fastest way is probably to install a web file manager (or use a FTP client).

By the way, the name displayed by Ubooquity are the ones found in the metadata of the book. The file name is used only if no metadata has been found.

#18  Adminer 06-05-2014, 01:15 PM
Experiment unfortunately failed.

All two mobi files I can download without any problems. No pdf files at all.

"Invalid File Type
Web Browser cannot download this kind of file.
Only files with the extention .AZW, PRC, .MOBI or .TXT can be downloaded to your Kindle".

Duokan OS may be a "hack" for my Paperwhite, or I must wait for next Kindle upgrade in the future.

Amazon was created an upgrade with good pdf support for all Kindle Paperwhite GEN2 users, because another operating systems on another e-readers works fine with pdf, but not on Kindle in 2013 - so when people will hack Kindle to unlock pdf full support - they must write next update - or Kindle stop be the first known usefull e-reader in the world - another e-reader production with e-ink Paperwhite, browser without restriction, with mobi, ePub, pdf support - and Linux OS - and... Kindle will be thrown out of the window with this "Experimental Browser"...

Duokan for Kindle Paperwhite works with ePub and pdf files - so all restriction should be removed by Amazon. If not - new micro Android for Kindle Paperwhite will be good motivation to create it, and install in the future. We will wait

Thank you for preparing this test. If you have any others ideas... I can test.


#19  exachillus 06-23-2014, 01:00 AM

I just installed and it looks and works nicely. Are you planning to add internal reader for epub and pdf?


#20  Twyn 06-23-2014, 06:36 PM
Hi exachillus,

There is already an online PDF reader for comics. For books and other non-image documents, the PDF reader has been added in Ubooquity 1.5.0, which I have just released (see next post ).
As for epubs, this is not planned. Epub files are usually much smaller than comics and PDF files, so it's often much easier to download the complete book and read it with a dedicated application.

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