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FBReader on Maemo
2.7.9 / December 29, 2016
2.0.13 beta 13 / November 23, 2013
|Written in||C++, Java|
|License||closed-source (after 2015)
GPL (before 2015)
It was originally written for the Sharp Zaurus and currently runs on many other mobile devices, like the Nokia Internet Tablets, as well as desktop computers. A preview of FBReaderJ (the Java port) for Google Android was released on April 13, 2008.
Nikolay Pultsin wrote the first FBReader; the tool was released for the Sharp Zaurus in January 2005, a Maemo port was added[by whom?] in December 2005 for the Nokia 770. FBReader has since had binary packages released for many mobile-device platforms and for most major personal computer (PC) operating systems. The FBReader name with the FB prefix comes from FictionBook, an e-book format popular in Russia, the country of FBReader's author.
The original FBReader was written in C++; however, in 2007 a fork called FBReaderJ was created[by whom?], which was written in Java. As the Android platform became available in the following years, this fork became the codebase for the Android app, while the C++ codebase remained in use for other platforms.
In 2015 the software for all platforms became closed-source: the old open-source code hasn't been updated since, Android app was split into Free and Premium versions, both closed-source.
FBReader supports the following file formats: