problems with ybook e-book reader with wine

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Sun Jan 9 00:59:44 UTC 2011

On 01/08/2011 02:01 PM, Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Saturday 08 January 2011 19:58, Alan Dacey Sr. wrote:
>> 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.
>> Alan
>> [1]
>> [2]  sudo python -c "import urllib2; exec
>> urllib2.urlopen('').read();
>> main()"
> Hi Alan.
> I was a bit put off with Calibre seemingly wanting really up to date libs that
> Hardy hasn't got, but I'll take a look at the earlier versions. Perhaps I can
> get it installed on Hardy.
> Being on dialup, I've got a bit tired of downloading iso's, otherwise I'd get
> the latest LTS version of Kubuntu installed.
> Thanks for the suggestion.
> Nigel.

If all you want/need is a simple e-book reader "FBReader" is in the 
repositories. No fancy bells and whistles but it works.

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