cbrPager for Maemo (c) 2008 John Coppens and Benoit Goudreault-Emond
This is a port of cbrPager to the Maemo platform. See below for the
original README file by John.
There are very few user-visible differences between the stock cbrPager
and the Maemo version. Here they are:
- No need to install unzip for 'cbz' archives. You still need
unrar for 'cbr' because it's non-free so I can't link it in
without violating the license.
- Hard keys are mapped to something sane. Zoom in/out work,
so does full screen. Escape rotates. Up and Down go
back and forward one page. Right zooms to fit to screen
and Left zooms to 1:1. Menu opens the menu (duh...)
- The original had the toolbar as a floating window on top
of the main. For Maemo, it's a regular toolbar; it's only
visible when not in full screen.
- It uses the Maemo file picker and other built-in widgets.
Internally, Gnome dependencies were removed, which introduced quite
a few code differences. John and I hope to be able to merge this
in the medium term.
In the meantime, you can try building it on a plain desktop by running
configure without the --enable-hildon to get access to the additional
features, but most are only accessible through hotkeys (see the
configuration dialog to see which). I'll remedy this if there is any
interest. But most likely you should wait for us to merge this to the
cbrPager (c) 2004- - John Coppens
This is a simple pager, written out because I did not want to dedicate
the huge Java resources just to page through images.
It's released under the General Public License. The exact details are
contained in the COPYING document included.
As it is, the executable is only about 100 kB, and has the following
- It does 'cbr', 'cbz' and 'cb7' files - I haven't encountered
any other types of archives yet. Maybe someone will come up
- It decodes 'jpg' and 'jpeg' images, and should do gifs
- When paging, it tries to be logical, going to the top
of the next page and bottom of the previous page (settable).
- You can zoom in and out
I'm not a very great reader of comic books, I just encountered one I
liked and was then surprised that I could not locate a native reader
for the format. It seemed a nice challenge, and some problems did
arise from unsuspected corners. Later I found that this format is
quite usable to group scanned documents...
So, I hope it's useful to someone.
Several people asked me to generate an RPM. My distro (Slackware) doesn't
know rpms. Emmanuel Seyman seyman[at]wanadoo.fr, sent me a specfile
which can be used to generate an rpm, using the command:
rpmbuild -tb cbrpager-x.y.z.tar.gz
where x.y.z is, of course, the right version. Though I offered to add
an rpm to the package, according to Emmanuel, this is not as easy as it
seems, as even rpms are not the same for each distribution.
It's not too difficult to use cbrPager, I guess. At least I've tried
to keep it as simple as possible.
Though it can be used just as a GUI for reading cbr/cbz/cb7 archives,
since 0.9.8, it can also be used as a viewer for many file managers such as
Midnight Commander or Rox, because it can now receive the name of the file
to be opened as a command line parameter.
From that version on, it is also permitted to have a mix of image
formats inside the archive (at first, cbrPager needed all of the images
to be of the same type).