Bug#807319: gnome-documents: enable additional book types

Ritesh Raj Sarraf rrs at debian.org
Mon Dec 7 11:17:37 UTC 2015

Package: gnome-documents
Version: 3.18.2-1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch


GNOME Books is supposed to query Tracker and get us results.

Unfortunately, the current version of GNOME Books is very very limited.
The only thing it detects on my machine is CBR files. If I try to make
it open others, it gives me standard message saying "GNOME BOoks is in
preview mode or whatever". Effectively it is not much useful.

Attached is a patch which widens the supported format for GNOME Books.
This patch adds/enables document type PDF and  COLLECTIONS.

This is my first time dealing with Javascript so I'm not much versed
with it. I don't know what COLLECTIONS here is being referred to. But my
patch will generalize it for all types.

I think it should be okay to have the book types (PDF and Collection)
show up under Books too, than not showing/rendering anything at all.

PS: There are some other errors with gnome-{Boook/Documents} but they
don't directly hinder the usability of the tool. For example, when you
select collecitons, nothing is listed. Where as if you put a search
query, you see results.

Hopefully if I read up on Javascript, I'll look into those.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.3.0+ (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_IN.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_IN.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnome-documents depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.24.0-2
ii  gir1.2-evince-3.0                            3.18.2-1
ii  gir1.2-gdata-0.0                             0.17.3-1
ii  gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0                      3.18.2-1
ii  gir1.2-goa-1.0                     
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0                               3.18.5-1
ii  gir1.2-tracker-1.0                           1.6.1-1
ii  gir1.2-webkit2-4.0                           2.10.3+dfsg1-1
ii  gir1.2-zpj-0.0                               0.0.3-1+b1
ii  gjs                                          1.44.0-1
ii  gnome-online-miners                          3.14.3-1+b1
ii  libc6                                        2.19-22
ii  libcairo-gobject2                            1.14.4-1
ii  libcairo2                                    1.14.4-1
ii  libevdocument3-4                             3.18.2-1
ii  libevview3-3                                 3.18.2-1
ii  libgdata22                                   0.17.3-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.32.2-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.46.2-1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-12                        3.18.2-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.18.5-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.38.1-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0                          1.38.1-1
ii  libzapojit-0.0-0                             0.0.3-1+b1
ii  tracker                                      1.6.1-1

Versions of packages gnome-documents recommends:
ii  gnome-user-guide  3.18.1-1
ii  libgsf-bin        1.14.34-2
ii  unoconv           0.7-1.1

gnome-documents suggests no packages.

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