LibreRead - Ebook Library & Reader
jdaviescoates last edited by
@yusf perhaps amusewiki?
It's what powers all the Anarchist Libraries
I also found another great one Komga, but sadly only for comics and not ebooks.
Anyways, think I'll add amusewiki to the app wishlist...
@yusf I entirely agree, but in my research so far, all of the stable self-hosted ebook solutions rely on Calibre as a server for some strange reason. I agree that packaging a desktop app for Cloudron is weird, but there is a way to start up only the server-side piece of it, enabling a web solution, like CalibreWeb, to access it.
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all of the stable self-hosted ebook solutions rely on Calibre as a server for some strange reason
I simply can’t grasp the reason. :S
start up only the server-side piece of it, enabling a web solution, like CalibreWeb, to access it
Additionally there seem to be a Nextcloud app or two available if one's invested in that ecosystem (I'm not).
@yusf I have a Calibre instance up and running on a VM (so only the server side piece) and I followed this tutorial to get it set up. The main piece to follow there is the Run Calibre Server section. This guide also just reminded me that user management on Calibre is entirely unique and not easy to manage eyeroll
As for other front ends, I am currently using CalibreWeb on that same VM and it works mostly well, but am open to other suggestions.
And as for COPS, that actually looks like it might be a replacement for Calibre entirely?? I'm very open to that!
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COPS, that actually looks like it might be a replacement for Calibre entirely
That's what I thought too, until i read:
The path to a calibre library (metadata.db, format, & cover files).
@yusf womp womp I guess all the more reason to try and package Calibre?
@thetomester13 Seems like it.
Finding myself yet again in a need for a proper ebook application for collectively gather ebooks. Did you improve on your solution @jdaviescoates ?
I kind of loathe Nextcloud but I suppose there are epub preview plugins available in some state and shape…
I will lock this topic, since the initial app request libreread does not exist anymore. For other alternatives, please create a new topic to avoid confusion. Thanks