Download

You can find all available versions of Adventurous Reader’s installers here. As a modification of Calibre, Adventurous Reader’s installation procedures, dependencies, and requirements are very similar to Calibre’s. The versions of Adventurous Reader released on this site, correspond to the version of Calibre that the code or installer was built on top of. The following are brief instructions on how to install the latest version of Adventurous Reader on each of its supported platforms, but you can visit Calibre’s download pages for more specific specifications and installation instructions.

Windows
Download Calibre Portable.zip from here and unzip the folder anywhere on your computer. You’ll find the executables for Calibre’s various parts inside including ebook-viewer.exe

See the Calibre Portable download page for Calibre for more information.

Linux
Download the binary corresponding to your operating system:
Linux 32-bit binary
Linux 64-bit binary

These are installed in the same way that a Calibre Linux binary is manually installed:

sudo mkdir -p /opt/calibre && sudo rm -rf /opt/calibre/* && sudo tar xvf /path/to/downloaded/calibre-tarball.txz -C /opt/calibre && sudo /opt/calibre/calibre_postinstall

and can be uninstalled with:

sudo calibre-uninstall

See the Linux download page for Calibre for more information.

Macintosh
Download the adventurous-calibre dmg file here, mount it, and drag the calibre application inside to a location on your computer (for example the Applications folder).

See the Macintosh download page for Calibre for more information.

Manual Installation

You can also manually install or update Adventurous Reader if you already have Calibre or Adventurous Reader installed. This can be done by simply copying Adventurous Reader’s new and modified files to the directory structure where Calibre is installed on your machine. These files only affect Calibre’s E-book Viewer, and a toggle button in the viewer allows you to switch between Adventurous Reader’s interface and Calibre’s. You can download Adventurous Reader’s files from here. Download the folder that corresponds to your version of Calibre. Once you’ve installed Calibre and downloaded Adventurous Readers’ files, the instructions below will walk you through where to place the files in Calibre’s install directory structure.

The location of the directory containing Adventurous Reader’s files on your machine will be referred to as (AR Files).

Windows
This procedure also works for Calibre Portable installations. Find the location of calibre.exe (usually C:/Program Files/Calibre2). This will be referred to as (Calibre Location).

  1. Copy the adventurous_map_viewer folder from (AR Files)/resources to (Calibre Location)/resources/
  2. Double-click (Calibre Location)/pylib.zip to view its contents.
  3. Copy the networkx folder from (AR Files)/src to (Calibre Location)/pylib.zip/
  4. Copy all the files and folders in (AR Files)/viewer to (Calibre Location)/pylib.zip/calibre/gui2/viewer/
  5. Delete ui.pyo and main.pyo from (Calibre Location)/pylib.zip/calibre/gui2/viewer/

Linux
Find the location of the calibre executable (usually /opt/calibre). This will be referred to as (Calibre Location).

  1. Copy the adventurous_map_viewer folder from (AR Files)/resources to (Calibre Location)/resources/
  2. Copy the networkx folder from (AR Files)/src to (Calibre Location)/lib/python2.7/site-packages/
  3. Copy all the files and folders in (AR Files)/viewer to (Calibre Location)/lib/python2.7/site-packages/calibre/gui2/viewer/
  4. Delete ui.pyo and main.pyo from (Calibre Location)/lib/python2.7/site-packages/calibre/gui2/viewer/

Macintosh
Find the location of the calibre application on your computer (usually in the Applications folder). This will be referred to as (Calibre Location).

  1. Right-click the calibre application and select Show Package Contents from the menu.
  2. Copy the adventurous_map_viewer folder from (AR Files)/resources/ to (Calibre Location)/Contents/Resources/resources/
  3. Copy the networkx folder from (AR Files)/src/ to (Calibre Location)/Contents/Resources/Python/site-packages/
  4. Copy all the files and folders in (AR Files)/viewer/ to (Calibre Location)/Contents/Resources/Python/site-packages/calibre/gui2/viewer/
  5. Delete ui.pyo and main.pyo from (Calibre Location)/Contents/Resources/Python/site-packages/calibre/gui2/viewer/

Source Code

You can find the latest version of Adventurous Reader/Calibre and all its source code in the GitHub repository found here.

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