problems with ybook e-book reader with wine

Alan Dacey Sr. grokit at
Sat Jan 8 18:58:20 UTC 2011

On Saturday, January 08, 2011 01:15:26 pm Nigel Henry wrote:
> I'm trying to use ybook e-book reader with wine. It installs ok on Hardy, and 
> Intrepid, and will load a book ok, but the book does not display, just a 
> black background on the reader.
> According to wine hq appdb, it should work fine, with 2 entries for platinum 
> status, and one for gold.
> Has anybody here tried it, and got it working with wine?

Why are you fooling around with yBook on wine?  I just checked out the website 
and it looks like a simple utility.  I've been using Calibre [1] for a couple of years 
now and think very highly of it.  an older version is in the repositories but the 
latest is a simple Install with a copy & paste to the command line [2].  It reads 
everything and keeps track of all your ebooks too.  Searches are very fast and I've 
never had a problem reading an ebook in any format - lit, epub, pdf, rtf, to name a few.


[2]  sudo python -c "import urllib2; exec urllib2.urlopen('').read(); main()"
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