The good work over on the "okreader" project is kind of amazing to me.
They have hacked away at a few kobo readers and made them virtually blob free barring wifi and the eink display controller.
No DRM, no other proprietary software. No vertically integrated store. No gaping spots in the UI begging for other proprietary services to be turned on.
Everything I want in an eReader.
The icing on the cake is that the project by which they derive their front end has wireless Calibre support, and is working on an optional plugin for Wallabag integration.
Might have to grab a Kobo Glo off eBay in the near future. And finally have a decent upgrade from my Sony PRS-600.
@satchmoz Looks awesome, but it hasn't seen a commit in over a year and still says it's in alpha state :(
I'd gladly donate money, hardware, and/or testing to see this pick up steam again, but at the moment it seems like KOReader is still the best I'm gonna be able to do on my Kobo.
@satchmoz I've run #koreader on a #KoboGloHD for a couple years now, it is pretty cool. I don't use any wireless stuff, though. I did try setting it up with #OPDS support so I could download books directly from #Nextcloud, but despite loading other ODPS repos, I couldn't get mine to work.
But #okreader sounds more my speed. Glo HD isn't supported, maybe I can help...
@maiki doing something not too dissimilar. Trying to divvy up things into general computer or focus function devices, and then limiting myself to the fewest number of them needed. Driving functions to my laptop wherever there seems like excess or no acceptable focus function device.