December 15, 2008

Overengineering, underengineering

I was overengineering of course, as I discovered, there is an app in the Cydia iPhone installer named 'FileViewer' which...does just that. It doesn't suffer from the Safari patch's problem with the /var tree permissions, and it understands html well enough to render frames and navigate among docs in my ebook tree. Plus it reads .TXT docs as well. But, this solution is underengineered. Unfortunately, while it tries to render PDF, large docs seem to cause it to puke, and it doesn't allow bookmarking. This means I have to laboriously type in '/var/mobile/media/dir/index.html' (switching keyboards to hit the slashes) every time I boot it. Suck suck suck.

I JUST WANT THE SAFARI PATCH TO WORK (whimper)

Posted by jbz at December 15, 2008 4:45 PM | TrackBack

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