|8/22/2006||REBComm version 0.4 has been released. A couple of issues have been fixed. It should now work with the latest 2.6 kernels.|
|6/19/2005||REBComm version 0.3 has been released. It should work with libusb 0.1.10a and 2.6 kernels.|
REBComm is a command-line program for Linux for communicating with the RCA/Gemstar eBook reader device (model number REB1100). REBComm aims to provide the same functionality as the eBook Librarian (TM) software for Windows.
There was a similar-looking device made by Gemstar for a short period of time (model GEB1150). The GEB1150 uses a different protocol and file format; it's not currently compatible with rebcomm. Please email me if you would like to help me add support for it. The devices seem to be somewhat rare, so it's not currently a priority.
- Uses USB from userspace with LibUSB
- Upload books to the device
- Download books from the device
- List books on the device
- Get status information from the device
DownloadWarning: this is experimental software. It may or may not work, and could (in theory) cause damage to your device, your computer, or your files. Download and use AT YOUR OWN RISK. I can not be held responsible for any damage this program may cause.
Please email me if this program works (or doesn't work) for you. This will allow me to improve it.
LinksYou may find the following links useful. Email me if you would like to see a link added.
- This script can dynamically set permissions for the USB device files. This avoids having to run Rebcomm as root, and is a very good idea.
- RBMake is a utility to make .rb files.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
REBComm is NOT in any way affiliated with or endorsed by RCA/Thomson or Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. RCA is a trademark of Thomson Corp. Gemstar, eBook, and Librarian are trademarks of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.