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MartinK 2011-06-10 19:25

[Announce] Mieru: a flexible manga and comic book reader
 
It is my pleasure to introduce Mieru - a flexible manga and comic book reader.
Mieru (見える) is a japanese word that can be translated as to be seen, to look or to appear.

Availability

Maemo 5 Fremantle (N900)
Mieru is available from Extras-Devel and I'll push it to Testing as as all the usual post-release bugs are fixed.

MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan (N9/50)


Ovi store

Mieru is available from Ovi store:
http://m4rtink.github.com/mieru/qrcodes/ovi.png
http://store.ovi.com/content/234303

BlackBerry World
Mieru is available for BB10 from World:
http://modrana.org/images/qrcodes/mi...rld_qrcode.png
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webst...tent/21903916/

(to switch to the QrCode scanning mode in the World application, swipe from the upper screen edge and in the menu that shows up, select read barcode)


Project resources
website (temporary)
forum.meego.com thread
issue tracker
source code repository

http://m4rtink.github.com/mieru/scre...s/windowed.png
Mieru can run both windowed...

http://m4rtink.github.com/mieru/scre...fullscreen.png
...and in fullscreen.

http://m4rtink.github.com/mieru/scre...s/portrait.png
Portrait & automatic GUI rotation is also supported.

I was really surprised how usable the portrait mode actually is. :)

http://m4rtink.github.com/mieru/scre.../shortcuts.png
All submenus work in portrait without a hitch.

http://m4rtink.github.com/mieru/scre...ain_apmenu.png
Mieru uses the appmenu as its main menu.

http://m4rtink.github.com/mieru/screenshots/fitting.png
Multiple page fitting modes are supported.

http://m4rtink.github.com/mieru/screenshots/paging.png
Mieru also has a powerful paging dialog.

http://m4rtink.github.com/mieru/screenshots/next.png
Mieru automatically detects the previous/next book after reaching the first/last page. Transition can be activated either by pressing the respective paging button again or by clicking the preview.

http://m4rtink.github.com/mieru/screenshots/stats.png
You can track the magnitude of your manga/comic book addiction easily with Mieru. :)

http://m4rtink.github.com/mieru/screenshots/about.png
The about info-section shows current version and contact information.

Feature overview:
  • support for all commonly used formats
    • automatic archive format detection independent from file extension
    • folders with images are also supported
  • automatic loading of previous/next chapters
  • history of last open titles
  • reopens on last open page at startup
  • touch friendly interface & keyboard shortcuts
    • build in shortcut description
  • kinetic scrolling & double-tap zoom
  • fullscreen support
  • numerous page fitting modes
  • configurable with easily accessible options

On Maemo 5:[list][*] app menu and native notifications[*] portrait and automatic rotation support[*] volume keys are used for page turning[list]

Keyboard shortcuts
Main
  • f - fullscreen
  • n - open file chooser
  • p - show paging dialog
  • c - show show options window
  • a - show info window
  • m - minimize the main window
  • k - toggle kinetic scrolling
  • q - quit
  • volume keys - turn page
Page fitting
  • o - original size
  • i - fit to width
  • u - fit to height
  • z - fit to screen
  • doubletap - temporary fit to screen
Source & Licence
On Harmattan:


current version:
V1.00-5 - Fremantle@N900
V2.2.3 - Harmattan@N9/50

Changelog
Code:

V 1.00
* initial release

FAQ
Q: How to get back from fullscreen ?
A: Press the bottom right corner or f.

How to support the Mieru project ?
Donations, patches, merge requests, feature requests, ideas, bugreports, etc. are much appreciated!

https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/..._donate_LG.gif

http://api.flattr.com/button/flattr-badge-large.png

bitcoin:1ETsN9q7xgwMjVtZMHFoxe65hWeghgxN17

Thanks in advance ! :)

ade 2011-06-10 19:59

Re: [Announce] Mieru: a flexible manga and comic book reader
 
Installed it, and it looks really great!

What formats are supported exactly?
cbr (jpeg in rar archive) worked, and epub partially in my first test (just the images).
I was not able to load pdf and chtml documents. It look likes it is targeting image based formats?

MartinK 2011-06-10 23:26

Re: [Announce] Mieru: a flexible manga and comic book reader
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ade (Post 1026708)
Installed it, and it looks really great!

Thanks, I'm glad to heart that ! :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by ade (Post 1026708)
What formats are supported exactly?

Zip, RAR, TAR + folders as "containers" and png, jpeg, bmp, gif, tiff and xpm should be supported as image formats.
Container type is detected using magic numbers, images are identified based on extension (as there might be a few hundred of them in a container, so checking their magic numbers would be too slow).
Support for more container & image formats can be added, if technically feasible.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ade (Post 1026708)
cbr (jpeg in rar archive) worked, and epub partially in my first test (just the images).

Well, I'm quite surprised that it did even that. :) It has probably just detected the epub as a zip container and then showed all images it could find in it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ade (Post 1026708)
I was not able to load pdf and chtml documents. It look likes it is targeting image based formats?

Yep - for now. :) I'm thinking about adding support for PDF, if I can find a suitable library for it.

jakiman 2011-06-11 02:20

Re: [Announce] Mieru: a flexible manga and comic book reader
 
I get this error when trying to install...

Quote:

Setting up mieru (1.00-3) ...
postinst running
generating *.pyc files
Listing /opt/mieru ...
Listing /opt/mieru/icons ...
Compiling /opt/mieru/page.py ...
File "/opt/mieru/page.py", line 1
ki"""page.py - a manga/comix book page"""
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

dpkg: error processing mieru (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

TMavica 2011-06-11 02:51

Re: [Announce] Mieru: a flexible manga and comic book reader
 
is it possible to open .pdb document??

ejasmudar 2011-06-11 04:33

Re: [Announce] Mieru: a flexible manga and comic book reader
 
Hey thanks a lot man, will try is soon and report back.

ste-phan 2011-06-11 06:40

Re: [Announce] Mieru: a flexible manga and comic book reader
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jakiman (Post 1026866)
I get this error when trying to install...

Same here, now Mieru has shortcut but does not start.

Also can t be reinstalled (Mieru is already latest version)

Can t be romoved through FAM - entry does not show up.

zdanee 2011-06-11 07:28

Re: [Announce] Mieru: a flexible manga and comic book reader
 
Looks very promising! Maybe a transparent fullscreen button could be nice, so you don't have to open the keyboard to exit fullscreen mode. Or even better no button just touching the four corners, like top left = menu, top right = fullscreen, bottom left/right = prev/next.

ade 2011-06-11 07:52

Re: [Announce] Mieru: a flexible manga and comic book reader
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jakiman (Post 1026866)
I get this error when trying to install...

I can also confirm the error message. The initial release installed without problems.

MartinK 2011-06-11 07:55

Re: [Announce] Mieru: a flexible manga and comic book reader
 
@install failing
Looks like I made a typo yesterday when enabling kinetic scrolling by default. I have just uploaded a fixed version (1.00-4) so everything should be alright now. :)
In case the update won't install due to the failed installation, you might want to try this from the CLI (as root):
Code:

apt-get update
apt-get remove mieru
apt-get install mieru

Quote:

Originally Posted by zdanee (Post 1026938)
Looks very promising! Maybe a transparent fullscreen button could be nice, so you don't have to open the keyboard to exit fullscreen mode. Or even better no button just touching the four corners, like top left = menu, top right = fullscreen, bottom left/right = prev/next.

There is a transparent fullscreen button in the bottom right corner (per Maemo convention). :)
BTW, so that fullscreen is not toggled by accident, you have to press it twice - first to show up and then to activate.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMavica (Post 1026869)
is it possible to open .pdb document??

Aren't PDBs just compressed text files?


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