Monday, July 4, 2011

Dingux Comic Book Reader

Comic book viewer for small screens

July 03, 2011, 02:57:32 AM by qbertaddict

Finally a comic viewer for our dingoos!
Note: you need a swap file to use this


This is the initial release of Comic Book Viewer for Small Screens (CBZViewSS).
It's capable of viewing CBZ comic books with JPEG files (quite known format) on Dingux-based devices (320x240)
Supported formats
CBZ comic books with JPEG files. For other formats use Jomic - - it supports conversion to CBZ with JPEG.
System requirements
Dingux device with 320x240 resolution. SWAP-enabled kernel and SWAP file for Dingoo A320 with 32mb ram. Didn't have any problems with 64mb A330, but anyway, consider using SWAP. Comix ARE HUGE.
Put CBZViewSS.dge to the desired folder of your SD card. Make a shortcut in gMenu/dMenu with ability to pick .cbz file.
.cbz file name should be passed to a programm as a parameter. So, take care about correct gMenu/dMenu shortcut with ability to pick-up a target file.
After first run you will see some debug output in terminal, then program starts.
Attention: there is a known bug - first page is rendered incorrectly (black screen), so push d-pad left-right to refresh the screen.
D-Pad - movement
B-Page down
X-Page up
Y-"Line feed" - autoscroll down for a viewport height and move left (most comics have left-to-right reading order, aren't they ? and we had spare button :-))
A+DPad - pixel scroll
Start+Select - Exit
Known bugs
Incorrect first page render. See "Running" section for workaround. Still cannot do anything about it.
Non-jpeg files inside cbz cause segfault. Workaround - remove them manually from archive (just delete with your favourite archiving program)

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