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FBReader

Some days ago I read some messages on the SlackBuilds mailing list about problems with building FBReader on 64-bits Slackware and the right location of the libraries. At first, I had no clue what FBReader was, I was just interested in the technical problem and how it was solved.

I decided to build the program and found out it was a nice e-book reader, with some extra features that caught my attention. The nicest was that it can automatically search and download books by author from some on-line “libraries”, which makes it quite simple for the non-technical user to get & read some of the classics.

Here are some screenshots of the program, opening the on-line library and getting a famous book by Arthur Conan Doyle:

The "About" screen Opening the on-line library The books by Arthur Conan Doyle Book downloaded and ready to read! Reading the book

Since the Slackbuild was unmaintained, I resubmitted it for the newest version, together with the needed liblinebreak library.
Both will be available on SlackBuilds.org soon, but if you can’t wait, you can download packages for Slackware from my site.

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