What is jLibris?
jLibris is a Java-based customizable, fast and compatible e-book reader. With jLibris, you will be able to read your text-based e-books with a desired backround image, colors or font face. Remember, jLibris is not a word processor! jLibris' appearance is planned to be as simple as possible.

  • Fast
  • Customizable
  • Easy-to-use
  • Pretty !
  • Open-source and free from mailious software

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE: 1.6.0

jLibris on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing jLibris
Download jLibris_project.zip. Make a directory/map with the name "jlibris". Open the zip file and open and go into the directory/map "jLibris_project". You will see another subdirectory/map "Libris", open the subdirectory/map. In this directory/map you will find the subdirectory/map "classes". Open this subdirectory/map. Copy everything in this directory to the new created directory/map "jlibris" on your drive. That's it!

The used cmd file
jLibris works with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have a "jlibris.cmd" file with the following contents;
@echo off
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
[drive: jlibris]
cd [drive: jlibris]\jlibris
java -Duser.home=[drive: jlibris]\jlibris -jar jLibris.jar 2>jlibris-bugs.txt 
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for jLibris with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: jlibris] = drive with jLibris

should be replaced with real drive letters. Save the file and name it "jlibris.cmd" or use the file from the distribution. This file is copied to the "jlibris" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.
Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: jlibris]\jlibris\jlibris.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "jLibris".

Parameters / options explained
  • The statement "-Duser.home=[drive: jlibris]\jlibris" will ensure that jLibris will save all necessary files in own directory instead of saving them in the home directory.
  • The addition "2>jlibris-bugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "jlibris-bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo! The files stays empty on my system.

In the file you can find the above command files (all drive letters are on set to C:) and an OS/2 jLibris icon: jlibris-ecs.zip.

revision November 26, 2016