Running the mobi generated by git-scribe through a Calibre command-line conversion now seems like a useful thing. The resultant mobi is an "EBOK" ebook (rather than a "PDOC" personal document) which works better on some Kindles. I believe that I have resolved any display issues from the resultant Calibre mobi, so there is no reason not to use it.
No reason not to switch to it save that Calibre's command line options do not include the "EBOK" setting. Rather, it needs to be configure via the GUI. That is a not a recipe for a successful pull request back to upstream.
I think, for now, that I will introduce a post-mobi build step to the mobi generation. In my fork of git-scribe, I alter the
do_mobito optionally execute a shell script if present in the current working directory:
I rebuild the gem and install it:
def do_mobi return true if @done['mobi'] do_epub info "GENERATING MOBI" decorate_epub_for_mobi cmd = "kindlegen -verbose book_for_mobi.epub -o book.mobi" return false unless ex(cmd) cmd = @wd + '/scripts/post-mobi.sh' if File.exists?(cmd) && File.executable?(cmd) return false unless ex(cmd) end @done['mobi'] = true end
➜ git-scribe git:(master) ✗ gem build git-scribe.gemspec ... ➜ git-scribe git:(master) ✗ gem install git-scribe-0.0.9.gem Successfully installed git-scribe-0.0.9 1 gem installedThen, in the Recipes with Backbone source, I create
#!/bin/sh echo "doing post mobi things..." ebook-convert book.mobi book_ebok.mobi --chapter-mark=none --page-breaks-before='/' echo "done!"Now, when I run
git scribe gen mobi, I see entirely too much output (from git-scribe, from the dependent
kindlegentool and from Calibre's
ebook-convert, but in there, I do see my local script
➜ backbone-recipes git:(master) ✗ git-scribe gen mobi ... doing post mobi things... Converting input to HTML... InputFormatPlugin: MOBI Input running on /home/cstrom/repos/backbone-recipes/output/book.mobi Parsing all content... Forcing Recipes_with_Backbone.html into XHTML namespace 34% Running transforms on ebook... Merging user specified metadata... Detecting structure... Detected chapter: Chapter 1. Namespacing Flattening CSS and remapping font sizes... Source base font size is 12.00000pt Removing fake margins... Cleaning up manifest... Trimming unused files from manifest... Trimming 'images/00002.jpg' from manifest Creating MOBI Output... 67% Creating MOBI Output Generating in-line TOC... Applying case-transforming CSS... Rasterizing SVG images... Converting XHTML to Mobipocket markup... Serializing markup content... Compressing markup content... Generating flat CTOC ... CNCX utilization: 1 record, 0% full Indexing navPoints ... Generating INDX ... Serializing images... MOBI output written to /home/cstrom/repos/backbone-recipes/output/book_ebok.mobi Output saved to /home/cstrom/repos/backbone-recipes/output/book_ebok.mobi done!That will do to clean up my personal toolchain. Unfortunately, I am getting further and further away from the upstream version of git-scribe. I think tomorrow I shall have a look to see what it would take to get me back on track.