Developing an Ebook Reader with ACE

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  1. chungsie

    chungsie Veteran Veteran

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    So I recently made a lot of progress on an Ebook Reader in ace. it still needs finagling to get things as I envision for it.

    My question is, what kind of features would people that would use the app for their publishing purposes?

    At the moment you cannot execute any code with a book, but can pass values into the program that are then reflected back through the user interface.

    Any of these ideas I have for it I would love to hear opinions on them :)

    * being able to set a title, cover art and author name (at the moment having issues with this for formatting purposes)
    * having no limits on pages or booksizes given that you don't purposely try crashing the engine with endless pages of infinite count :p
    * the ability to use a custom background window design
    * having a virtual library to organize your books installed?
    * automatic amendment of books to the library upon start of the app

    I'm open to other suggestions as well.
     
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  2. TheoAllen

    TheoAllen I'm back apparently Veteran

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    Wait, I don't get it. Are you trying to make Ace opens/reads a PDF or what?
     
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    No. it would be for opening an .rb file, that would not be able to execute anything, but pass things as predetermined by the app.

    for instance, an entry may look like,


    Code:
    $page = Array.new
    $page[0] = "Sun Champion- Kalvgv: The Woes of Birth \n Leon Sandcastle"
    $page[1] = "Dedicated to my great uncle, brother to
    my grandfather, and teacher to his nephews.
    One of the three Legendary Ginseng hunters of
    his generations."
    
     
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