Hello, friends. In this post, we will know a little about Arianna, the Qt and Kirigami based EPUB reader for KDE.
Although many people don’t like to read EPUB from the computer, it’s always good to know these tools that help to diversify the use of Linux. Specifically created for KDE, we have Arianna.
According to the project website:
Arianna is an ebook reader and library management app supporting “.epub” files. Arianna discovers your books automatically, and sorts them by categories, genres and authors.
For these searches, Arianna uses Baloo to find your existing EPUB files on your device and categorize them. However, you can also use the internal search engine if you have many files.
It should be noted that the project is at an early stage, so it does not have great features, but being part of the KDE project, you can expect it to evolve quickly.
Install Arianna on Linux
Arianna is present in some official repositories such as openSUSE Tumbleweed, but it should be coming little by little to more distributions, especially those focused on KDE such as Kubuntu or KDE Neon.
The good thing is that Arianna is installable using Flatpak and Snap, so let’s go for it.
Install Arianna EPUB reader on Linux using Flatpak
Flatpak is present on most Linux distributions. This way, you will be able to get Arianna installed.
Let’s see. If you use Pop!_OS, Linux Mint, Manjaro, Fedora or Elementary OS, Flatpak is already installed, and you don’t have to do much more about it.
But in the case of Debian and Ubuntu or some other derivatives.
sudo apt update sudo apt install flatpak
If you use Arch Linux or another derivative,
sudo pacman -S flatpak
Or any RHEL derivative
sudo dnf install flatpak
Finally, for openSUSE
sudo zypper in flatpak
With Flatpak installed, now you have to add the Flathub repository where the tool is hosted.
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Then install it:
flatpak install flathub org.kde.arianna
Now, run it from the main menu or by executing
flatpak run org.kde.arianna
Then you will be able to use it.
Snap is a technology that rivals Flatpak, but it is very oriented to Ubuntu and its family, such as Xubuntu, Ubuntu Mate and so on.
Therefore, these distributions already have Snap and it would only remain to run
sudo snap install arianna
And you just need to run it from the main menu.
Arianna is a young program, but it has an important future as part of the KDE project. These kinds of applications make us happy because they increase the capabilities of Linux for many other users.