Package Details: zaread-git r47.9239db1-4

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: zaread-git
Description: A (very) lightweight ebook and Office document reader
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: zaread
Provides: zaread
Submitter: TheOPtimal
Maintainer: riven04 (txtsd)
Last Packager: txtsd
Votes: 7
Popularity: 0.74
First Submitted: 2021-02-15 17:10 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-04-30 13:47 (UTC)

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Latest Comments

txtsd commented on 2022-05-21 18:37 (UTC)

The author (barrotes on the AUR) specifically made changes this year so this AUR package could be updated. I'm sure you saw the reddit post.

It won't be in good faith to change the upstream URL. Try to get your changes upstreamed, or perhaps create a new package? (I only see a PR for a PKGBUILD on the repo)

Zerodemon69 commented on 2022-05-21 13:42 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-21 13:46 (UTC) by Zerodemon69)

Hi, i have tried to add some changes to the original repos but the author seems to be away This fork contains a lot of changes and quality of life improvements which is mentioned in the README.

If u think this changes are worth it and if the author is away, you could change the source to this fork.

P.S : i am maintaing this fork

txtsd commented on 2022-05-21 02:05 (UTC)


grawlinson commented on 2022-05-21 01:56 (UTC)


txtsd commented on 2022-05-21 01:45 (UTC)

Why was this suddenly orphaned while I was maintaining it? If it can't be undone, can I be added as co-maintainer please?

eNV25 commented on 2022-04-24 11:10 (UTC)

TheOPtimal, please orphan the package so someone else can pick it up.

txtsd commented on 2022-04-24 00:15 (UTC)

I maintain a few AUR packages myself. I'd like to be co-maintainer along with barrotes.

barrotes commented on 2022-04-23 08:50 (UTC)

Hi TheOPtimal, if it's needed, being the maintainer of the original source code (and a long time Arch user) I can provide to keep this updated. Never did it before, so I'm documenting about how to do it in a proper way

TheOPtimal commented on 2022-04-22 11:40 (UTC)

Hey guys, I don't actually use Arch Linux anymore. If anyone would like to take over as maintainer, that would be great.

barrotes commented on 2022-04-21 09:04 (UTC) (edited on 2022-04-21 09:13 (UTC) by barrotes)

I made a new upgrade on git's master branch this morning:

  • The name of cache files was just <original file name without extension>.pdf. Cause of this, if we alternately dealt with different files having the same name, zaread couldn't understand that they referred to separate original documents and kept reconverting them every time. Now cache file names are in form <checksum>_<file size>_<original file name without extension>.pdf. This way if we deal with different files with same name zaread doesn't risk to overwrite a cache file used for another document.

  • I rewrote the code in a more readable way

  • Now markdown conversion is made through md2pdf instead of pandoc (that's because pandoc depends on texlive, which installs >500MB of stuff).

From my first tests everything seems to work like a charm (with every supported format), but of course before upgrading here on AUR further tests would be appreciated

barrotes commented on 2022-04-20 15:26 (UTC)

Hi, I'm the creator of the project, i didn't know that this script was used by so many people, just checked my github notifications after years... didn't even know that there were an AUR project for it. Just made some update basing on pull requests I received on github

motherofmilk commented on 2021-11-25 11:03 (UTC)

There is anew PR for zaread on Github. Could you integrate that fix as well? It fixes (the currenty broken) ebook conversion.