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KOReader 2019.01 “Public Domain 1923”

As one of the maintainers of KOReader, a versatile a document and image viewer, I’m proud to announce the latest release.


For the first time in twenty years new works entered the US public domain, which for some of them includes the rest of the world by extension. Read more about it here. So grab your digitized copies from a website like Archive.org or Google Books, and enjoy!

Quite a bit happened over the last month. Of course a lot happened under the hood as always, but one of the more visible changes must be the optional dynamic in-page footnotes by @poire-z (#4440, #4454). This feature mostly depends on publishers correctly indicating footnotes, but with a bit of elbow grease even less properly indicated footnotes can be displayed correctly.

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We’d like to thank all contributors for their efforts. Some highlights since the previous release include:

  • Hide “no framework” buttons on FW 5.x (#4379) @NiLuJe
  • Fix wrong keymapping for Forma (#4376) @patrick-tang
  • Fix diagonal refresh not working in TOC and History (#4378) @poire-z
  • bump crengine: tables rendering improvements and others (#4378) @poire-z
  • Style tweaks: move some sub-menus to first-level menu (#4384) @poire-z
  • [cervantes] fix ota updates (#4386) @pazos
  • [UX] Inform about hold to set custom DPI, up DPI limit to 900, show concrete numbers, more DPI presets (#4388, #4389) @Frenzie
  • bump crengine: fix max image height, handle epub:switch (#4390) @poire-z
  • Fix crash when tap on external link in non-EPUB documents (#4391) @poire-z
  • A few Kindle fixes (#4394) @NiLuJe
  • [UX, Android] Hide E Ink full refresh setting on Android (#4397) @Frenzie
  • Bump base for MacOS brew fix and Android nightmode landscape fix (#4400) @pazos @Frenzie
  • [feat] Add dictionary download option (#3176) @Frenzie
  • [feat] MenuSorter: add sorting_hint support (#4399) @Frenzie
  • bump crengine: tweak table column widths algorithm (#4404) @poire-z
  • Fix translator, enable selected text translation, “Translation settings” menu (#4407) @poire-z
  • MacOS build fixes (#4385) @pazos
  • [fix, lang] rename calibre companion to calibre wireless connection (#4411) @civalin
  • [feat] Add many more downloadable dictionaries (#4401) @avsej @Frenzie
  • Add support for PocketBook Touch HD Plus (#4419) @jperon
  • [fix] ODPS: socket.http redirect, where the target is a different host (#4420) @enilfodne
  • Proper Forma support (#4414) @NiLuJe
  • [fix] If zsync eats dirt during an OTA update, allow to fallback(#4438) @NiLuJe
  • ReaderRolling: remove swipe north/south @poire-z
  • History: show files sizes, as File browser does @poire-z
  • CoverBrowser: options to show pages read/left as progress @poire-z
  • cre: adds in-page footnotes and alternative TOC hints tweaks @poire-z
  • use android log categories @pazos
  • [build] Add support for Debian packages (#4434) @pazos
  • [UX] Adds “Enable back history” menu item (#4443) @poire-z
  • Add PB641 aka Aqua 2 support (#4445) @viksok
  • [fix] Wallabag – Use JSON.encode to encode auth JSON (#4449) @jbrechtel
  • Bump base (PB fb debugging, minor third-party bumps) (#4455) @NiLuJe
  • Style tweaks: split in-page footnote tweaks @poire-z
  • bump crengine: in-page footnotes fixes + CSS !important tweak (#4454) @poire-z
  • [Kindle] Handle the two newish Indian PW4 variants (#4459) @NiLuJe
  • A few Kobo input tweaks (#4450) @NiLuJe
  • [cervantes] wifi: try to connect to known network before listing (#4462) @avsej
  • [cervantes] automatically restore wifi connection (#4463) @avsej
  • Detect the PocketBook Basic Touch 2 (PB625) @NiLuJe
  • Implement workarounds for/from #4387 to better handle WiFi menu @NiLuJe

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Insecure workaround for Synergy “failed to accept secure socket” error

Turn off SSL on client and server (via). It works as a temporary fix. More permanently, it should ask for permission if you re-enable it.

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Run Enpass on Debian Buster (testing)

Steam is working problem-free these days, unlike last year, but a recent update broke Enpass. Hopefully it’ll be fixed again soon, but in the meantime:

OPENSSL_CONF=/etc/ssl/ /opt/Enpass/bin/runenpass.sh

Otherwise you’ll have to contend with this fun error:

$ /opt/Enpass/bin/runenpass.sh
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
QLayout: Attempting to add QLayout "" to QPasswordEdit "", which already has a layout
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
Auto configuration failed
140475586791488:error:25066067:DSO support routines:DLFCN_LOAD:could not load the shared library:dso_dlfcn.c:185:filename(libssl_conf.so): libssl_conf.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
140475586791488:error:25070067:DSO support routines:DSO_load:could not load the shared library:dso_lib.c:244:
140475586791488:error:0E07506E:configuration file routines:MODULE_LOAD_DSO:error loading dso:conf_mod.c:285:module=ssl_conf, path=ssl_conf
140475586791488:error:0E076071:configuration file routines:MODULE_RUN:unknown module name:conf_mod.c:222:module=ssl_conf
QMutex: destroying locked mutex
Segmentation fault!

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KOReader 2018.12

As one of the maintainers of KOReader, a versatile a document and image viewer, I’m proud to announce the latest release.


The OTA update code was unprepared for point releases (such as v2018.11.1), but OTA updating to v2018.12 should be problem-free.

We’d like to thank all contributors for their efforts. Some highlights since the previous release include:

Full changelog

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Steam Scaling on Linux

Since I don’t use Steam that much I don’t know when it was added, but it’s nice that Steam is no longer tiny on my UHD monitor.

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I was momentarily ecstatic that you could resize the Steam subscriber agreement

Such a rare occurrence, how nice that I can resize it, I thought. Until I actually tried to resize it. Notice how nicely it stays put to its initial size.

In its favor, it’s not one of those windows that prevent copying.

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KOReader 2018.11 “An die Freude”

As one of the maintainers of KOReader, a versatile a document and image viewer for E Ink devices, I’m proud to announce the latest release.


Twenty-five years ago today, the Maastricht Treaty took effect. So let’s take a moment to enjoy the Anthem of Europe before moving on to regular business.

This release introduces support for BQ/Fnac devices, ported by @pazos (#4294). More information about how to turn your device into an open Linux reader can be found here. You will have to replace /etc/rc.local with the content of koreader-standalone.sh. We hope this sparse documentation will suffice for the moment, because we really wanted to include all of these devices in this release!

Going forward, the tagged releases on GitHub will be considered stable, unless otherwise indicated by a suffix such as -beta or -rc. Hopefully this will remove user confusion about which release to use, particularly since new users will often be on newer devices that require a recent version (#4292).

The many changes since the last stable release are too numerous to mention or do justice. There were many visible changes, but even more under the hood. A few that stand out to me personally include:

We’d like to thank all contributors for their efforts. Some highlights since the previous beta release include:

Full changelog (since previous beta)
Full changelog (since previous stable)

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KOReader beta 20181007 “don’t read alone tonight”

As one of the maintainers of KOReader, a versatile a document and image viewer for E Ink devices, I’m proud to announce the latest release.


The previous beta unfortunately broke OTA updates. This was quickly fixed (#4150), but you might need to update manually.

This release introduces support for the Sony PRSTUX, ported by @v01d (#4198).

There is now also a basic text editor (#4135).

KOReader Pumpkin Halloween logo

(Pumpkin credit: https://openclipart.org/detail/94513/helloween-pumpkin)

We’d like to thank all contributors for their efforts. Some highlights include:

Full changelog

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Is Thunar the first Gtk file browser to implement breadcrumbs almost right?

The biggest issue with breadcrumbs in Nautilus and Nemo is that suddenly you can only reach the full path by pressing the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + L or with too precise clicking somewhere far from where you need to be. Thunar has always shared this problem, but it looks like it was silently fixed in the 1.8.x release. (That is, I couldn’t find anything about it in the NEWS file.)

Note how everything to the right of the breadcrumbs is a giant button to activate location entry. Very elegant. Next, let’s have some “Open terminal here” on the breadcrumbs!

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kdenlive: use a background color clip for composite and transform transition

A quick little note on kdenlive: to use the composite and transform transition it needs something to composite to. Just the regular black background won’t do. I normally only use color clips for colors other than black, so I was a touch confused by the transition not working.

If you don’t know how to add one, it’s in the top left (or wherever you put the project bin).

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