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Stanza updated to 3.2, supports iOS 5

Well that was unexpected ! When iOS 5 was released, everyone announced the death of Stanza. But on November 11th, Amazon updated its underdog app to 3.2, with a single reason listed in the release notes : iOS 5 support…

But at the same time, they announced that it would be the last update they’ll ever release to Stanza.

What does it mean ? We decided that calibre2opds 3.0 would drop specific Stanza support, and we stick to our decision. We therefore suggest that Stanza users switch to another app for reading on iOS (there are plenty, Megareader is one I like).

Edit: I tried the new Stanza, and it works with our 3.0 (pre-release) catalogs ! The only thing I tested that didn’t work is the links (in a book page, internal and external links to other catalogs or web pages).

Edit 2: I heard that some people have problems with it and iOS 4 !

Sony PRS-T1, Android, and OPDS

I received my new Sony PRS-T1 yesterday, and the first thing I did was root it (The ebook reader, Mobile read thread) using Porcupan’s “expand-set” firmware.

After a few missteps, I eventually managed to have everything configured as I wanted (tip: disable animations in Android general settings). And I have a rooted PRS-T1, with FbReader, Coolreader and a few other things installed.

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