The Librie runs the Linux Operating System.
It comes with a CD that contains a few sample books, a BBeB viewer software for Microsoft Windows.
The viewer software also lets you upload files to the Librie via an USB connection or to a Memory stick (also creating a meta file in MgrTabFormat).
For the software to display correctly on your computer you need to have JapaneseSupport installed. It requires a minimum resolution of 1024x600.
If you run Linux on your desktop, you can still add books to your Librie's memory stick, thanks to LinuxSupport.
To edit the metadata of an existing LRF file, use EditLRFMeta.
The english-patched firmware lets to run other linux ARM applications from the memory stick. Currently there are two examples:
- A slave display application via USB. On UNIX machines, this can be used to "drop" a window capture into the Librie.
- A rudimentary DJVU reader. The keypress handling in this reader needs to be improved; there is a protocol for communicating with the subcpu that should be followed. Here is some code, a first attempt at sending the necessary acknowledgement (ACK) signals to the subcpu in order to clear out the buffer: (You'll need a cross-compiler to compile these.)