calibre Changelog

New in version 2.33.0

July 24th, 2015
  • New Features:
  • Driver for SONY DPT-S1.
  • Closes tickets: 1476093
  • Edit Book: When showing suggestions for mis-spelled words, also show suggestions from user created word lists
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for "invalid" ids
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion: Ignore stylesheets linked via media queries that use device specific features.
  • Closes tickets: 1476089
  • Fix covers not being read from some TXTZ files.
  • Closes tickets: 1475984
  • ODT Input: Add support for numbered lists that do not start numbering at 1.
  • Closes tickets: 1475846
  • Improved news sources:
  • msnbc.com
  • Houston Chronicle

New in version 2.32.1 (July 18th, 2015)

  • There was a regression in 2.32.0 that caused conversion to PDF to fail, the fix for this was released in 2.32.1.

New in version 2.32.0 (July 17th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Automatically save the current reading position every ten seconds. Prevents loss of reading position on crash/forced shutdown.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add checks for missing OPF version and toc references and for text placed directly inside the tag
  • calibredb: Add a new search sub-command that can be used to generate a list of book ids from a search expression
  • Tag Editor: Place the keyboard focus on the last edited field.
  • Edit metadata dialog: When clicking Next and Previous preserve the current tab of the edit comments widget.
  • Edit Book: Allow drag and drop of files onto dock icon on OS X
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in the previous release that caused the maximum text width setting in full screen mode to be ignored when switching from normal to full screen.
  • Fix error in template dialog when using {id} in send to device preferences.
  • Edit Book/Book polishing: Fix EPUB books with opf files that use a non-default namespace for the OPF namespace being corrupted.
  • OS X: Workaround for Qt 5 regression that causes any errors during startup to be hidden behind the splash screen.
  • Conversion: Fix incorrect relative URLs being generated when an HTML or CSS file is placed higher in the folder hierarchy than the opf file.
  • FB2 Output: Fix error when using the sectionize with toc option and the input documents Table of Contents contains multiple items pointing to the same HTML file
  • Conversion: Fix error when input document contains a font size exactly one point away from the base size.
  • Device drivers: Handle devices with undecodeable filenames in their filesystem. Simply ignore those files.
  • Fix Cmd+Left/Right keyboard shortcut not working when editing items in the book list on OS X.
  • Fix corrupted text in the jobs list on some non-English windows installs
  • Edit Book: Workaround for a Qt regression that caused 'See what changed' after a search and replace on OS X causing the application to become unresponsive.
  • Edit Book: Fix smarten punctuation not working for books with non-ascii characters in internal file names on OS X
  • New news sources:
  • Slate Star Codex by Ned Letcher
  • Hurriyet by Adrian Tennessee
  • Improved news sources:
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Psychology Today
  • NRC Handelsblad
  • Entrepeneur Magazine
  • 20 minutes
  • Economia
  • Accountancy Age
  • Jakarta Post
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Spectator Magazine
  • Daily Express
  • The Onion AV Club
  • Metro UK

New in version 2.31.0 (June 19th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Make the search engine used for searching for selected text configurable (in the Miscellaneous section of the viewer preferences)
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Fix dragging to select text with the mouse causing the page to slide sideways in paged mode, if the mouse leaves the text area.
  • E-book viewer: Fix transitioning between full screen mode and normal mode sometimes causing current position to not be preserved.
  • AZW3 Input: Ignore incorrect text encoding (incorrectly encoded bytes are now replaced by placeholders) instead of erroring out.
  • Get Books: Update Legimi and CDP store plugins for website changes
  • DOCX Output: Fix internal hyperlinks being ignored when they point to a HTML file whose element has an id.
  • Edit Book: Fix groups in replace template being interpreted backwards when search direction is up
  • Searching: When search as you type is active, do not change automatically change focus to the book list when searching, unless the user presses Enter.
  • Font subsetting: Fix subsetting removing some needed ligatures when subsetting some Arabic fonts
  • Prevent errors when testing email sending even if stderr on the host machine is broken
  • New news sources:
  • Various Ukranian news sources by rpalyvoda
  • Improved news sources:
  • Baltimore Sun
  • El Mercurio Chile
  • Sydney Morning Herald

New in version 2.30.0 (June 5th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • An option to auto-convert a book on adding even if it is already in the output format (Preferences->Adding Books).
  • E-book viewer: If there are entries in the Table of Contents that are long enough to be truncated, display the full text in a popup menu when the mouse hovers over the item.
  • News download: Add support for turning off SSL certificate verification in individual recipes
  • Kobo driver: Support for upcoming firmware version 3.16
  • Bug Fixes:
  • DOCX Output: Fix aspect ratio of images being distorted when the input document specifies image width but not height or vice-versa.
  • DOCX Output: Fix extra page breaks being inserted in some situations.
  • LIT Input: Fix smarten punctuation not working for text (as opposed to HTML) based LIT files.
  • EPUB metadata: Fix extraction of cover image from EPUB 3 files that do not use EPUB 2 backward compatible markup and that have incorrect cover page markup as well
  • Book details panel: On windows use only \ as a path separator when copying file paths
  • Edit Book: Fix Saved searches panel not working well with very long search/replace expressions
  • OS X: Fix changing preferences causing 'Email to selected recipients...' appearing multiple times in the Connect/Share menu.

New in version 2.29.0 (May 29th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Allow opening the full Tag Editor dialog directly from the book list by holding down the Shift key while starting an edit of a tag-like field. For example, click on the tags field for a book and press Shift-F2
  • Tag Browser: Allow undoing the deletion of items in the Manage categories window
  • calibredb add: Allow setting arbitrary identifiers, not just ISBN.
  • Add a 'Retry' button to the news download failed error message.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • DOCX Output: Detect the common idiom of placing centered images as inline images inside a containing centered block and render the resulting image as a floating centered image in the DOCX file.
  • DOCX Output: Fix incorrect handling of bold/italic in paragraphs where the majority of text is either bold or italic instead of normal
  • Table of Contents editor: Fix save/load of settings in the XPath wizard not working across restarts
  • Get Books: Update the Kobo Store plugin for website changes
  • Improved news sources:
  • Popular Science
  • General Knowledge Today
  • Scientific American
  • Wired Magazine

New in version 2.28.0 (May 15th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Conversion of all ebook formats to Microsoft Word (DOCX) files
  • Supports conversion of text styles, images, lists, tables, embedded fonts, etc. Produces DOCX files compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 or newer. Note that this code is very new, so there will likely still be kinks that will be worked out in the coming weeks.
  • Add keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Right, Ctrl+Left) to switch between virtual library tabs.
  • When sending email using GMX pause for five minutes between books, to prevent GMX from blocking the account. The delay can be configured via Preferences->Tweaks
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Open With: Fix application icons in XDG_DATA_HOME on linux not being found and fix unhandled error when choosing non-executable files as applications.
  • AZW3 Output: Remove duplicate anchors to workaround some Kindle renderers using the last occurrence of an anchor as the target instead of the first.
  • Fix language definition on body tag being ignored during conversion
  • Edit book: When importing multiple files into the book, import them in the order sorted by their filenames instead of in random order
  • E-book viewer: Fix print to pdf not working on some windows systems with non-ascii usernames and non-utf-8 system locales. Also make the print to pdf dialog a little easier to use.
  • Edit Book: Fix TOC editor window not remembering its last used size
  • Improved news sources:
  • Field and Stream
  • Linux Magazine
  • Brand Eins
  • Courrier International
  • Wired Magazine
  • The Onion

New in version 2.27.0 (May 1st, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Edit metadata dialog: Add a clear button for the publisher.
  • DOCX Input: Add option to not insert page breaks between endnotes.
  • calibredb list: Allow outputting the book languages as well.
  • Italian translation of Quick Start Guide
  • Embed metadata: When embedding metadata fails for some books, add an option to show the failed books in the book list
  • Animate the main toolbar when a device is connected/disconnected, to indicate that the contents of the toolbar have changed
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: When printing, print to a PDF file instead of directly to the printer. This fixes printing not working on some systems.
  • AZW3 Input: Handle kindlegen produced azw3 files that do not use normal HTML anchors for linking.
  • Fix too many open files errors that could occur in a few places on OS X
  • Do not allow user to hide all columns in book list via the context menu, as restoring them becomes difficult

New in version 2.26.0 (April 24th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Driver for the soon to be released Kobo Glo HD
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Do not use a separate process to draw the splash screen. This might fix the issue of calibre randomly freezing on startup on a few windows systems
  • MOBI Ouput: Fix :first-letter applied to elements containing a comment causing conversion to fail
  • Properly display names of libraries containing the ampersand character.
  • When sorting filenames in comics treat the file extension as a secondary sort key. Fixes xyz.jpg sorting before xyz_1.jpg
  • Fix a regression in 2.25 that broke the search & replace wizard in the conversion dialog when converting a book with multiple formats
  • Content server: Fix errors when library contains enough virtual libraries to cause grouping.
  • Manage tags dialog: Fix setting a tag to empty causes an unhandled error.
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression that caused the viewer to occasionally skip the last page in a chapter when displaying more than one pages per screen and scrolling by screen
  • Edit Book: Fix open OPF file not being refreshed when deleting items from the file browser.
  • New news sources:
  • Discover Magazine Monthly by Michael Marotta
  • Improved news sources:
  • WirtschaftsWoche Online
  • Wired
  • CNN

New in version 2.25.0 (April 17th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Make embedding fonts using the manage fonts dialog easier. You can now double click on a font family to see what faces for that family area available on your computer and install new fonts directly from the dialog.
  • Book Details panel: Allow deleting tags/series/publisher/etc. by right clicking on the link in the book details panel.
  • E-book viewer: Allow expanding/collapsing all items in the Table of Contents view by right clicking
  • When using the View specific format action add an 'Open With' button to choose a specific program to view the specified format
  • Fetch News: Add API to allow recipe writers to easily resolve internal links to point to the downloaded versions of articles
  • DOCX Input: Add support for DOCX files created by Word 2013 in 'Strict' mode
  • When getting cover from comic files, use smart filename sorting to find the first filename, recognizing numbers inside the filenames.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: When displaying multiple pages per screen fix whole screen scrolling so that it works as expected even at the end of the file, when their might be fewer pages left than would fill the screen.
  • DOCX Input: Automatically resize large images used as bullets in lists, to compensate for the fact that HTML renderers do not do this.
  • Book list: Prevent yes/no columns from making the minimum row height too large.
  • Template language: Fix raw_field() function returning incorrect values for lists
  • Edit book: Fix book locale changing when OPF edited if OPF contains a country code in addition to a language code
  • Edit Book: Fix escaped HTML tags in the comments metadata being reported as mis-spelled words.
  • Edit Book: Fix regression that caused copying of non-breaking spaces to not work when using the keyboard shortcuts
  • Open With: Fix open with not working for programs from the Microsoft Office suite
  • New news sources:
  • MIT Technology Review Magazine by Michael Marotta
  • The Codeless Code by April King
  • Improved news sources:
  • Die Zeit
  • NZZ Webpaper
  • Arcamax

New in version 2.24.0 (April 10th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to not save the bookmarks inside EPUB files, under the Miscellaneous section of the viewer preferences
  • Manage User Categories: Allow restricting the visible items to only those present in the current Virtual Library (if any)
  • Book details panel: Allow copying full path to ebook files by right clicking on the format link.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit Book: Fix GIF format images being corrupted when using the builtin image editor to make changes to them.
  • Edit Book: When dragging and dropping files to re-order them in the file browser, fix the final order being dependent on the order the files were selected in.
  • Conversion: Fix error when converting a document that contains an invalid function based CSS selector without parentheses.
  • Edit Book: Fix regression that caused pressing Alt+X to type unicode characters to not work
  • Device view: Preserve position in list of books when deleting books from the device view
  • Make the context menu for the book details popup window work the same way as for the book details panel
  • Get Books: Update amazon store plugin for website changes
  • PDF Metadata: When choosing between reading metadata from the Info dict and the XMP block, consider both the MetadataData and the ModifyDate in the XMP block, since there exist PDF metadata writing tools that update one and not the other.
  • Fix a regression that caused ebook viewer to remember the state of the Table of Contents panel when quitting on OS X.
  • Prevent Enter key on Manage authors/tags/etc. dialogs from closing the dialog.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Le Temps
  • United Daily
  • Liberty Times
  • Apple Daily
  • China Times
  • House News
  • Providence Journal
  • Harvard Business Review

New in version 2.23.0 (April 3rd, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Allow adding an empty ebook in various formats to existing book records by right clicking the Add Books button
  • Add ability to create additional empty formats to the 'Add empty book' command
  • News download: Add API to cleanly abort the download of an article during the preprocess stage based on the article's contents.
  • Update the version of Qt bundled with calibre to 5.4.1. This fixes various minor bugs, most notably, improving text rendering on linux.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Input: Fix links not working in viewer for MOBI files that contain anchors placed on linebreak elements.
  • Book details panel: Fix copying Path link by right clicking on it not working.
  • Fix a regression that caused importing of a single book from a directory to fail if the directory has no ebook files in it
  • Column Icons: Fix apostrophes in icon filenames causing errors.
  • Edit Book: Fix a regression that caused Remove unused CSS to fail on invalid CSS selectors, instead of ignoring them
  • Open With: Fix open with failing to get list of default programs on windows if the registry contains missing ProgIDs.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Esquire
  • Courrier International
  • CNET
  • Tagesschau

New in version 2.22.0 (March 21st, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Book List: When editing data in the book list directly, expand the editor widget to use all available width if the data does not fit inside the current column width
  • Edit Book: When re-opening a previously edited book, restore all open files and the cursor position. Can be disabled in Preferences->Main Window
  • Advanced search builder: Allow using days/weeks/months/years when building a date based search with number of days ago.
  • Amazon metadata download: Speedup metadata download from amazon.com when an ASIN is specified by trying the product page directly first instead of running a search.
  • Implement updating metadata in DOCX files
  • Bug Fixes:
  • ODT Input: Add support for intra-document cross-references.
  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect encoding of ASCII control characters and some Chines characters in metadata and Table of Contents strings.
  • Amazon metadata download: Work around amazon server problems where it does not return Kindle Editions in search results when not logged in.
  • Fix Manage Authors dialog causing current search in the book list to be cleared.
  • Conversion: Fix a regression in 2.21 that caused conversion to fail for books with invalid pseudo-class CSS selectors.
  • Content server: Fix OPDS categories not showing books for composite column categories if the column contains a colon.
  • Single convert dialog: Only write metadata updates if metadata actually changed. Also show a nicer error message when a file is locked by another process.
  • Open With: Fix error when scanning for default programs on windows for some file types
  • Edit Book: Fix Preview panel sometimes not working when opening multiple html files one after the other very quickly
  • Improved news sources:
  • Wired Daily

New in version 2.21.0 (March 13th, 2015)

  • NEW FEATURES:
  • Allow opening ebook files and covers in external applications by simply right clicking on them in the Book Details panel.
  • Now, you can right click on an ebook format or the cover in the Book Details panel, and open it with any application installed on your computer. calibre will automatically present you with a list of application capable of opening the file. Simply choose one, or if your particular application is not auto-detected, you can browse for it manually.
  • Tag Browser: Make rename and delete for items in the Tag Browser restrict themselves to the current Virtual Library (if any). There is also an additional menu entry you can use to rename and delete across all books while in a Virtual Library.
  • Conversion: Use a new (written from scratch) implementation of CSS Level 3 selectors that fixes various bugs in handling of the more advanced/uncommon CSS selectors such as nth-last-child()
  • Edit Book: Allow restoring of disabled confirmation prompts in preferences and add a confirmation when removing saved searches
  • Edit ToC button: Remember the last used ebook formats
  • BUG FIXES:
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression that prevented pasting of text with formatting from the viewer.
  • Closes tickets: 1428018
  • Table of Contents Editor: Fix selecting a location inside a file and then clicking on another file causes the previous location to be used in the new file.
  • Closes tickets: 1428212
  • DOCX Input: Fix incorrect bold font weight being used for heading styles even if the style definition does not specify bold.
  • Closes tickets: 1430831
  • AZW3 Input: Fix a bug that prevented conversion of AZW3 files that contained an empty CSS media block.
  • Closes tickets: 1426220
  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect rendering of text in elements that use font-variant:small-caps and also have children.
  • Closes tickets: 1425094
  • Get Books: Update Amazon Europe, Empik and CDP store plugins
  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect conversion of source document that specify dir='rtl' on the root element.
  • Closes tickets: 1429292
  • PDF Output: Ignore unparseable links instead of aborting the conversion on them.
  • Closes tickets: 1429282
  • Fix reading metadata from filenames tester not working for dates before 1900.
  • Closes tickets: 1424607
  • Linux binary install: Fix SSL CA certificates not being detected on Fedora based distributions
  • Books list: Fix column alignment incorrectly propagating when changing libraries
  • FB2 Input: Do not put a border around images
  • Fixes for various incompatibilities with (Py)Qt 5.4.1 which is used by some calibre distro packages on linux
  • Fix error when running calibredb backup_metadata on a library that contains book records with no path information
  • Edit Book: Fix extra search being hidden when removing a saved search
  • Fix a regression in 2.20 that prevented some changes to per-library preferences from being saved
  • Linux installer: Do not register application/octet-stream as one of the mimetypes calibre can handle
  • NEW NEWS SOURCES:
  • Pando Daily by Darko Miletic
  • IMPROVED NEWS SOURCES:
  • Spektrum der Wissenschaft
  • New Musical Express
  • The Daily Mirror

New in version 2.20.0 (February 20th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • ODT Input: Add backlinks for footnotes/endnotes and improve their formatting.
  • Windows: When running on windows 8 and newer register with default programs so that users can more easily select calibre or its viewer/editor as the default program to launch ebook files.
  • Make publishers in the book details panel clickable.
  • Edit Book spell check: For mis-spelled words of the form one:two offer one: two as a suggested correction.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a regression that caused incorrect results when searching on numeric or date fields with relational operators.
  • DOCX Input: Fix regression in 2.19 that broke handling of text with leading or trailing non-breaking spaces/en-spaces/quad-spaces.
  • Amazon metadata download: Update plugin for website changes to Amazon Brazil.
  • E-book viewer: Fix footnote popup window not displaying entire footnote if footnote contains element with page-break-after set
  • Edit Book: Reports tool: Fix double clicking on an unused image causing an error
  • Tag Browser: Fix incorrect grouping of words starting with graphemes, such as ash.
  • Conversion: Ignore incorrectly URL encoded links instead of erroring out on them.
  • E-book viewer: Remove soft-hyphens when copying text to clipboard
  • Improved news sources:
  • aktualne.cz

New in version 2.19.0 (February 6th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Quick view window: Allow the quickview window to be docked into the main calibre window.
  • Add empty book: Allow setting the title as well as the author and series for the added empty book records
  • Edit Book: Add an option to turn off auto-completion of closing tags
  • Allow adding a description for custom columns.
  • Book Details panel: Allow any identifier of the form url+number to become a clickable link. For example: url1:http://example.com
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion: Convert entities that reference non-BMP unicode codepoints on Windows and OS X correctly. Linux was not affected by this bug.
  • Edit Book: Do not autocomplete the closing tag wen typing the / key inside an existing tag.
  • Fix Booken Lev e-book reader not being detected in OS X and Linux.
  • DOCX Input: Change handling of sequences of space characters to more closely follow Microsoft Word.
  • Edit Book: Fix Table of Contents editor not remembering its saved state across calibre sessions
  • Edit book: Disallow drag and drop of documents onto the preview panel to workaround crashing bug in Qt.
  • E-book viewer: Fix current page not being preserved when opening and then immediately closing the footnote window.
  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect encoding for some chinese characters in the PDF Outline (Table of Contents)
  • Improved news sources:
  • FAZ.net
  • Indian Express
  • CNN

New in version 2.18.0 (January 30th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Add 'Style Classes' and 'Links' report pages to the Reports tool
  • Tag browser: Allow expanding all children of a node by right clicking and choosing 'Expand All'
  • Preferences: Re-arrange the controls to avoid needing to move the mouse from the top to the bottom of the dialog when closing the dialog after making some changes
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Save to Disk: Fix a bug where when multiple books are being saved to disk, if the save to disk template results in identical filenames, the filenames were not being properly disambiguated.
  • Preferences: Use a dialog instead of a main window to workaround Qt's poor handling of full screen mode on OS X Yosemite.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Al Jazeera in English

New in version 2.17.0 (January 23rd, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: A new reports tool that shows a summary of files, images, words, characters and styles used in the book.
  • The reports tool is a great way to get an overview of the different parts of your book. Every line in the report is hot-linked, double clicking it jumps to the places in the book where that item is used.
  • Edit Book: Allow adding the 'Manage Snippets' action to the toolbar, for easy access
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Update Ozon.ru metadata download plugin for website changes.
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression in 'flow' mode that caused horizontal scrollbar to be rendered as vertical.
  • Fix a regression that prevented adding of books from sub-folders if the folder contained only an OPF file and no actual ebook files.
  • New news sources:
  • TheAtlantic.com by ebrandon
  • The Conversation by Krittika Goyal
  • Apple Daily (TW) by Yulun Shih
  • Improved news sources:
  • Salon.com
  • The Onion
  • Haaretz
  • Jot Down
  • Le Monde Diplomatique
  • tyzden
  • The AJC

New in version 2.16.0 (January 10th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Add support for snippets -- small pieces of text that are often re-used.
  • You can now create your own snippets and insert them into the text with only a few keystrokes. The snippets include support for placeholders that you can jump between. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/snippets.html for details.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit Book: When importing files and the book has an orphaned entry in the manifest for that file, but the file itself is not present, rename the file instead of erroring out.
  • Book Details panel: Fix author links with URL schemes other than http or file preventing context menu from working.
  • PDF Output: Make the minimum height for headers and footers scale with the base font size
  • Fix a typo that prevented the Cybook Muse from being detected on some computers.
  • Fix regression in 2.15 that broke calibre on OS X 10.7 and 10.8
  • New news sources:
  • Ajans Firat and Edebiyat Haber by asalet_r
  • Improved news sources:
  • Various updated Turkish news sources
  • tyzden
  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung

New in version 2.15.0 (January 3rd, 2015)

  • NEW FEATURES:
  • Edit Book: Add auto-completion for links.
  • Now as you type the filename in href or src attributes, a popup with possible completions is displayed. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html#auto-complete for details.
  • Edit Book Function mode: Add builtin functions to change case of text, ignoring HTML tags in the matched text
  • Edit Book - Check Book: Allow auto-fixing of file not in spine errors
  • Driver for Papyre 624 ml
  • Conversion: Convert images encoded as data URIs in the input document into normal images, as some ebook reader software cannot handle data URIs.
  • BUG FIXES:
  • AZW3 Input: Handle AZW3 files that contain Amazon specific CSS media queries.
  • Fix regression that broke the markdown-calibre command
  • Edit Book - Show what changed: Fix scrollbar sometimes not visible if the differences contain a few, very long lines. Also fix the line numbers being partially obscured on some systems (depending on the font used).
  • Edit Book: Fix a regression that caused the Home key to not move to the start of the line on lines containing un-indented tags
  • Get Books: Update the Amazon (US) plugin for website changes.
  • MOBI Input: Fix incorrect conversion of MOBI files that wrap their content inside anchor tags.

New in version 2.14.0 (December 27th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Metadata review dialog: Automatically insert series number when selecting a series from the completion drop-down. Also if the user does not specify a series number, use 1 as the default, instead of not setting the series.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression that broke error reporting for save to disk for books that contain no formats.
  • Metadata download: Fix metadata download not working for titles that contain a apostrophes in languages other than English.
  • Fix deleting a book from both the library and the device causing the next selected book to be incorrect, when the library is sorted by the On Device column.
  • FB2 Output: Fix generation of FB2 sections based on a multi-level Table of Contents in the input document.
  • Tolino Shine driver: Fix option to swap main memory and SD card not working on OS X.
  • FB2 Input: Workaround for broken FB2 files produced by convertonlinefree.com.
  • OS X: Workaround for OS X installs that have incorrect permissions set on their home directories. calibre will now no longer refuse to start on such machines.
  • MOBI Input: Don't crash on corrupted JPG images.
  • Fix column icons not displaying for custom comments type columns
  • Metadata review dialog: Show a confirmation for the 'Reject all remaining' button.
  • New news sources:
  • OSEL.cz by spacekpe
  • Courier Mail by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • Nikkei News

New in version 2.13.0 (December 19th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Driver for the new CYBOOK MUSE ebook reader
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow editing identifiers in a dedicated window by right clicking on the identifiers edit box.
  • Allow generating a cover from metadata by right clicking the cover are in the book details panel also.
  • Content server: Server KEPUB files with the extension kepub.epu when connecting to the browser on Kobo devices
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware version 3.12
  • Edit metadata dialog: Add a keyboard shortcut to swap title and author [Alt+Down]
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Save to disk: Fix a regression that prevented saving of files into the root of a drive on Windows
  • FB2 Input: Add support for FB2 books that incorrectly use the FictionBook 2.1 XML schema.
  • Fix command line arguments not being ignored on windows and linux when restarting calibre.
  • E-book viewer: Fix sorting of bookmarks by position in book not working on windows and OS X.
  • Kobo driver: Fix bookmarks not being deleted from device when deleting books on the device
  • Edit book: Fix auto-complete of closing tag not working when typing the closing tag at just before a word (the word would become the closing tag name).
  • calibredb: Fix list --for-machine ignoring custom columns
  • Edit book/Book polishing: Fix subsetting of fonts whose @font-face rules use the local() or format() CSS functions not working
  • Edit book: Fix regression that broke typing of XML entities for ampersand, less-than and greater-than
  • Edit Book: Do not change the current selected text when right clicking on a mis-spelled word
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Australian
  • The New Yorker
  • The Guardian
  • Ars Technica

New in version 2.12.0 (November 28th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Automatically complete the closing tag in HTML/XML files when typing < /
  • Edit Book: Implement auto-indent, now when pressing the Enter key to start a new line, the new line's indentation is automatically created
  • Driver for the Verso E71b ebook reader
  • Redesigned the 'Add a custom news source' dialog to make it easier to use, with a more powerful python editor
  • Make translations of the User Manual available in many different languages (fully or partially translated). Click the 'Change Language' link in the sidebar of the manual to change the language
  • Edit Book: Search & Replace function mode: Add a new function annotation (replace.file_order) to control what order multiple files are processed in, when doing Replace All. See the User Manual for details.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Get Books: Update Woblink store plugin for website changes
  • Book polishing: Ignore zero byte font files in the ebook instead of erroring out on them when subsetting fonts.
  • E-book viewer: Tighten heuristic used to detect footnote links. Do not consider a link that is the only content inside a block level tag as an endnote link, even if it is linked back to from its destination.
  • Update the version of libimobiledevice shipped in the Linux and OS X builds to 1.1.7, should help with some connection issues to Apple devices
  • PDF Output: Add support for font-family aliasing in @font-face rules.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Wall Street Journal
  • New Yorker
  • Le Monde
  • Defense News
  • Digital Journal
  • Cracked.com
  • Boston Globe
  • RealClear Politics
  • EcoGeek
  • The Friday Times

New in version 2.11.0 (November 21st, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Add a new 'function mode' for the Search and Replace tool
  • The function mode allows you to create python functions that run on the results of Search and Replace. This allows you to do arbitrarily powerful text processing. For example, you can automatically fix the case of text, automatically add section number to headings, and so on. For examples and documentation, see: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/function_mode.html
  • Bug Fixes:
  • DOCX Input: Add support for multilingual documents.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix date fields being displayed in the UTC timezone instead of the local timezone, causing the day to be off by one in some timezones.
  • Conversion/Book polishing: Fix ampersands in title/series/publisher/author not being properly escaped.
  • Update the bundled version of libimobiledevice on windows, so that the iOS Reader plugin can connect to iOS 8 devices again
  • Fix a regression in 2.10 that causes Adding books from sub-folders, one book per folder to incorrectly add OPF files present in the sub-folders as an extra format.
  • Fix a regression in 2.10 that caused changes in Preferences->Adding books to not work for the next immediate add
  • Fix Ctrl-R while in debug mode not restarting in debug mode properly
  • Fix regression in evaluating composite columns that use other composite columns.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Nikkei News

New in version 2.10.0 (November 14th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Driver for the PocketBook Lux 2 with latest firmware.
  • Closes tickets: 1390720
  • Review downloaded metadata: Add suggestions for the tags, authors, publishers and series fields. Suggestions will pop-up as you type.
  • Closes tickets: 1390887
  • Add Books: Improve performance when adding large numbers of books at once
  • Add Books: Allow adding books from multiple ZIP/RAR archives, each containing many books, by right clicking on the Add Books and choosing 'Add from Archive'
  • Metadata download: Prioritize results that have the same language as the current calibre user interface language
  • Edit Book: Make the CSS used for styling the generated HTML Table of Contents user customizable via http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/customize.html#overriding-icons-templates-et-cetera
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Fix popup footnotes not working on windows
  • Fix saving of searches that use the backslash to escape special characters not working
  • Closes tickets: 1392052
  • Save to disk: When multiple books end up with the same file name because they have the same metadata, automatically adjust the filename to make it unique.
  • Closes tickets: 863472
  • Fix ebook editor global menu not working on Unity when started from inside calibre
  • Get Books: Update the Amazon European store plugins for website changes
  • Edit Book: Fix handling of XML unsafe characters (like and &) inside tags
  • Linux: Fix regression on Unity that prevented some keyboard shortcuts from working because of the global menu bar.
  • Closes tickets: 1390901
  • Amazon metadata download: Do not prefer results with an ISBN, since Amazon now lists a large number of ISBN less titles
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix cover not being found for some books because of a website change at amazon.com
  • Conversion: Fix incorrect conversion of east-asian characters in CSS class names.
  • Closes tickets: 1390527
  • New news sources:
  • Various German news sources by Bernd Boehm
  • The Daily WTF by Jelle van der Waa
  • Improved news sources:
  • LWN Weekly
  • Scinexx
  • Ming Pao

New in version 2.9.0 (November 7th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Show footnotes in a separate popup window
  • Now when you click on a link to a footnote/endnote, the corresponding note is shown in a separate popup window, for convenient reference. Footnote links are recognized using the EPUB 3 footnote markup as well as some heuristics. Any superscript or subscript links are assumed to be footnote links. Any link that links to another file which in turn links back to the original link, is assumed to be an endnote.
  • Cover Grid: Improve scroll wheel based scrolling.
  • On windows and linux a single "tick" of the wheel now scrolls by about half a row instead of a full screen. On OS X, scrolling is pixel based, so as you scroll faster, more content is scrolled.
  • Get Books: Add the Bubok Portugal store
  • Performance improvement for large libraries that using custom columns built with templates
  • Review downloaded metadata dialog: Allow merging tags by long clicking the revert button
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a regression in 2.8 that caused the clear button next to date fields to set the date to Jan 101 instead of undefined.
  • Sanitize the ImageMagick environment variables before launching external utilities.
  • Prevent stale 'On Device' info (from the previous connection) from showing during subsequent device connections
  • Conversion: Add workaround for converting EPUB files with syntactically invalid (probably hand edited) OPF files.
  • Fix e-book viewer not displaying cover from HTMLZ files.
  • Conversion: Handle input documents with crazy font sizes (1000pt +)
  • Improved news sources:
  • Boston Globe
  • Brand Eins

New in version 2.8.0 (October 31st, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Get Books: Add a new store, Bubok (bubok.es)
  • Driver for Tolino Vision 2.
  • Review downloaded metadata: Allow merging downloaded and current identifiers by long-clicking the revert button.
  • Template language: New function user_categories() to return the list of User Categories for a given book (only works in the GUI).
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to prevent tapping on the page from turning pages.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Re-enable the system tray icon on linux. System tray icons now work in any desktop environment that supports the StatusNotifier spec, such as Ubuntu Unity, KDE 4+, GNOME 3, etc.
  • System tray icon: On windows if the calibre window is minimized, fix clicking on the system tray icon not restoring the window.
  • E-book viewer: Clear history when reloading the book, to avoid errors, since the locations pointed to by the history may no longer be valid anyway
  • Linux: Force use of GNOME button layout for dialogs when running under the GNOME, UNITY or MATE desktop environments
  • Check Book: Silence incorrect warning about guide references to cover image in AZW3 Format
  • Fix text entry widgets' popup completion window not working well with windows on-screen keyboard.
  • Edit Book: Fix links that are absolute paths causing crashes in windows
  • Fix the read metadata from format button in the edit metadata dialog not working for FB2 files.
  • New news sources:
  • Planet Python and Krebs on security recipe by Jelle van der Waa
  • Improved news sources:
  • Tyzden
  • Countryfile.com
  • FAZ net
  • The New Yorker

New in version 2.7.0 (October 24th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Support for the new Kindle Voyage
  • The notification for the completion of background jobs, such as bulk metadata download, has been redesigned to not interrupt your work. It now waits in the lower right corner of the main window until you are ready to deal with it
  • Insert metadata as jacket page: Make the invisible tags used for searching across books format better, by giving them their own table row.
  • Book details panel: Show custom column values for numeric columns even when the value is zero
  • Allow clearing of date and number type fields by right clicking and choosing clear when editing the fields in the book list or edit metadata dialog
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI/AZW3 Output: When converting an EPUB document that specifies an SVG image as its cover image, convert the cover to JPEG as the Kindle cannot handle SVG cover images.
  • AZW3 Input: Fix crash when processing AZW3 files that contain certain SVG images dies to a bug in ImageMagick.
  • Conversion: Ignore un-parseable links when trying to generate ToC from links, instead of aborting the conversion.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix window title not changing when using the Next/previous buttons if the books being edited have the same title.
  • Fix regression in previous release that prevented arrow keys/tab key from working in completion popups on OSX.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Folha de Sao Paolo
  • LWN Weekly

New in version 2.6.0 (October 17th, 2014)

  • NEW FEATURES:
  • Catalogs: CSV Output: Allow changing the order of fields in the generated CSV catalog by using drag and drop to re-arrange the fields in the create catalog dialog. Closes tickets: 1379048
  • Edit metadata dialog: When editing metadata individually for multiple books, popup a confirmation if the user clicks OK before finishing the editing of all the books.
  • Closes tickets: 1378072
  • Allow configuring a keyboard shortcut to toggle highlighting of search results via Preferences->Keyboard (under Miscellaneous). Closes tickets: 1380528
  • Edit Book: Saved searches window: Remember the last used values for where to search and search direction
  • E-book viewer: Allow right clicking on the toolbar buttons to popup the optional menus, useful when using the viewer on a touch screen. Closes tickets: 1380359
  • E-book viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut to toggle the Table of Contents [Ctrl+T]
  • Performance improvement when renaming/deleting large numbers of items via the Manage Tags/Series/Publishers/etc dialogs
  • Kobo driver: Update to support soon to be released firmware update from Kobo
  • BUG FIXES:
  • Amazon metadata download: Update the amazon metadata download plugin to handle changes to the amazon.com website. Closes tickets: 1379305
  • AZW3 Output: Ignore invalid attribute names in the input document rather than aborting the conversion on them.
  • Book details panel: Fix custom columns built from other columns with tag like values not clickable in the book details panel.Closes tickets: 1381323
  • Edit Book: Fix changing the editor undo/redo keyboard shortcuts not preventing the old shortcuts from working.
  • CSV Catalogs: Output all custom datetime columns in the local timezone to match the format for builtin columns
  • E-book viewer: When looking up words in the dictionary for a book that has no language set, use the current calibre interface language
  • Fix comments editor widget in the edit metadata dialog swallowing Tab key presses, preventing the use of the keyboard to move between widgets. You can use Ctrl+Tab to insert literal tabs
  • OS X: Workaround for regression in Qt 5 that causes pressing the Esc key to close the entire window instead of the current completion popup
  • Fix Advanced search dialog not being sized correctly if the user selects a larger than normal interface font. Closes tickets: 1378045
  • E-book viewer: Fix page turning by clicking in the margins in full screen mode (when displaying more than one page per screen) not working because of a Qt 5 behavior change.
  • IMPROVED NEW SOURCES:
  • nrcnext
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung mobil

New in version 2.5.0 (October 3rd, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Allow changing the website that is used as a dictionary for looking up words in the viewer. Click the Preferences button in the viewer and choose the dictionaries tab to customize the website.
  • Edit book/Book polishing: When embedding fonts or subsetting embedded fonts, handle the :first-letter and :first-line pseudo-element style rules.
  • Closes tickets: 1373649
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a typo preventing calibre from recognizing the new Kobo Aura H2O
  • Edit Book: Spell Check: Fix replaced words coming back into the list when toggling the "Show only misspelled words" setting
  • Edit Book: Spell Check: Fix replacing a word with multiple words causing the replacements to show up erroneously in the list of misspelled words
  • Closes tickets: 1370294
  • Edit Book: Fix leading or trailing hyphens on words being ignored when spell checking.
  • Closes tickets: 1370288
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression, caused by a Qt 5 behavior change, that caused incorrect colors to be shown when viewing MOBI files that use CSS 3 color specifications internally.
  • MOBI Output: Handle input documents that use CSS 3 syntax for colors by converting the color to the #RRGGBB format required for MOBI
  • Tag Browser: Fix drag and drop of books onto a language not setting the language.
  • Closes tickets: 1373504
  • Tag Browser: When renaming an item that is currently being searched for, remove the search indicator, as the search will no longer match the renamed item.
  • Closes tickets: 1374624
  • Bulk metadata edit: Fix getting cover from EPUB files that have no cover image by rendering the first page as the cover not working.
  • Closes tickets: 1374243
  • Custom cover generation: Fix disabled color schemes not being saved
  • Closes tickets: 1374337
  • Wireless device driver: Fix a regression in 2.4 that caused book matching to run slowly when connecting to calibre companion
  • Improved news sources:
  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung
  • The Hindu
  • Carta

New in version 2.4.0 (September 26th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • An all new random cover generation algorithm, which generates covers using many different color schemes and cover styles - Now when you click the Generate cover button in the Edit Metadata dialog a cover based on the book metadata is generated using random colors and styles. You can customize the random cover generation by long clicking the Generate Cover button, which will popup a dialog where you can create new color schemes and customize other aspects of the generated cover as well.
  • Edit Book: Redesign the saved searches pop-up as a dockable window. Editing saved searches now happens inline and the global search/replace keyboard shortcuts work in the saved searches window
  • Edit book: Change the text of the 'Mark selected text' menu entry depending on whether it will mark or unmark the text
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow undoing a metadata download by long-clicking the Download metadata button and choosing "Undo last metadata download"
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow undoing the changes to individual fields by right clicking on the field and selecting Undo after a metadata download.
  • Download metadata dialog: Allow using Enter key to select cover and left/right keys to move between metadata results.
  • Fix the row numbers in the book list remaining wide when switching libraries if some books were marked before the switch.
  • Fix keyboard focus not going to cover grid after doing a search.
  • DOCX Input: Support for the keepNext paragraph property to keep successive paragraphs on the same page.
  • Template language: New template functions: raw_list() to return the items in a list such as tags without any sorting/formatting applied to them; author_sorts() to return the author sort strings from the authors table for the authors in the book.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a regression in 2.3 that broke creation of collections on the device when metadata management was set to manual.
  • E-book viewer: Fix displaying multiple pages per screen not working in calibre 2.x with some books, due to a change in Qt 5.
  • E-book viewer: Fix unintuitive behavior of back and forward buttons when going all the way back to the first item in the history.
  • Conversion: Do not allow default (user-agent) style rules to ever override style rules defined in the input document, regardless of CSS selector specificity.
  • Workaround for Qt 5 regression that broke selecting multiple icons in Preferences->Column icon rules
  • Fix tags with angle brackets not being displayed in the Book Details panel
  • New news sources:
  • Hurriyet Daily News and Al Monitor by spswerling
  • VICE News by Adrian Tennessee
  • Jagran Josh by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • Today's Zaman
  • Wall Street Journal
  • High Country News

New in version 2.3.0 (September 12th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Cover Grid: Dynamically adjust the size of the in memory cover thumbnail cache based on the window size to ensure flicker free rendering even on very large screens.
  • Template tester: Remember last used template
  • Get Books: When downloading books show a popup message telling the user that the books will be added to the calibre library automatically, to help new users understand what is happening. The popup message can be disabled.
  • E-book viewer: Try to detect when a chapter has a page break before the start of the chapter's text resulting in a leading blank page and override the page break.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix the author sort field not being marked red initially when the author sort does not match the author due to a Qt 5 behavior change.
  • OS X: Fix restarting of calibre not working if calibre.app is placed in a location with spaces in the path
  • Fix regression that caused calibre running in debug mode on OS X to not have a menubar or dock icon
  • Get Books: Fix downloading ebooks from Project Gutenberg via the builtin browser not working because of changes to the Project Gutenberg website.
  • Get Books: Update Gutenberg plugin for changes to the Project Gutenberg website.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Strategy+Business
  • Dawn
  • American Thinker
  • Anchorage Daily News
  • Financial Times

New in version 2.2.0 (September 5th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Kindle driver: Add option to not overwrite existing page number (apnx) files on the device when sending books to the device
  • Kindle driver: Add option to allow customization of the page number (apnx) generation algorithm based on values in a custom column
  • Metadata jacket: Allow customizing the jacket template to show the tags in alphabetical order
  • View specific format window: If a conversion finishes in the background making a new format available, update the window.
  • E-book viewer: Automatically hide the mouse cursor if the mouse has not been used for a few seconds. This prevents the mouse cursor from obscuring text underneath it. The cursor will reappear automatically when you move the mouse.
  • Driver for SurfPad 3.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion: Fix incorrect conversion of CSS when the input document uses the same CSS class name in both upper and lower case.
  • Workaround for Qt 5 behavior change on OS X which prevented error handling during startup on OS X to not work
  • DOCX Input: Fix non-breaking hyphens being ignored
  • Workaround for Qt 5 bug that causes text copied to the clipboard to be lost when quitting the viewer on windows.
  • When detecting the encoding of HTML documents, if the document contains multiple charset declarations, prefer the HTML 5 syntax to the HTML 4 syntax.
  • E-book viewer: Fix text not being reflowed when resizing the viewer window and only the height changes.
  • Fix merging of book records not working correctly for custom columns of type text with fixed set of permitted values. Null values were incorrectly overwriting non-null values.
  • Creation of custom news sources failing on a computer on which no custom news sources have been previously created.
  • Workaround for Qt 5 on windows bug that makes the selected indication for items in any list/table disappear when the widget loses focus
  • Fix regression in 2.1 that prevented the saved column layout from being applied.
  • Edit Book: Fix the Check Book tool leaking threads
  • Edit Book: Fix editor hanging when quitting during a background save operation and the save operation completes before the warning dialog is dismissed.
  • Fix a regression in calibre 2.0 that caused setting the value of a custom number column to zero via the book list to clear the field instead.
  • Check Book: Fix an error caused by empty style tags when auto-renaming mismatched font names.
  • When using the Embed Metadata or Polish Books tools to update metadata, fix custom columns values not being cleared in the book file even if they have been cleared in calibre
  • New news sources:
  • The Hollywood Reporter by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Common Dreams
  • LA Times
  • Spektrum der Wissenschaft
  • cracked.com

New in version 2.1.0 (August 29th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Prevent calibre from installing or running on Windows XP as there have been many reports of Qt 5 crashing on Windows XP and Windows XP is now no longer supported by Microsoft. If you are on Windows XP, please stay with calibre 1.48 until you are ready to upgrade your windows.
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new Kobo Aura H2O and firmware 3.8.0
  • Driver for HTC C.
  • Closes tickets: 1360678
  • Add a new tool to easily test templates. Go to Preferences->Toolbars to add the tool to one of the calibre toolbars.
  • Closes tickets: 1360550
  • EPUB and MOBI catalog generation: Allow using the full template language including all custom columns
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Fix soft-hyphens causing rendering artifacts with some fonts due to a bug in Qt 5
  • OS X: Workaround for Qt 5 bug that causes the popup menu on the author to author sort button in the edit metadata dialog to not respond if the mouse button if not released once before clicking menu entries.
  • Closes tickets: 1362338
  • Book list: Fix Ctrl+Home/End not selecting the first/last book
  • PDF Output: Fix header and footer templates not working in calibre 2.0
  • Closes tickets: 1361483
  • OS X: Workaround for Qt 5 bug that caused many keyboard shortcuts to not work in OS X
  • Workaround for Qt 5 regression causing custom colors in color chooser dialogs to not be remembered between calibre sessions
  • Conversion: Fix error when converting EPUB/HTML files that contain invalid margin or padding declarations.
  • Closes tickets: 1360842
  • Fix for calibre 2.0 crashing on startup on some linux systems when used with --detach
  • E-book viewer: When right clicking on an image to view it in its own popup window, fix the rotate button not working correctly with the zoom buttons
  • Workaround for Qt 5 bug causing crash when running jobs (conversion to PDF or MOBI; reading metadata from an EPUB without a cover) that require Qt WebKit on Ubuntu.
  • Closes tickets: 1360693
  • OS X: Fix background jobs stealing input focus if they require the use of Qt WebKit
  • Preferences->Metadata plugboards: Show plugboards for disabled devices and formats whose metadata writer plugins have been disabled.
  • Closes tickets: 1360766
  • Fix calibre 2.0 not using system color scheme on windows and OS X
  • Fix regression in calibre 2.0 that caused crashes when using drag and drop to re-order virtual library tabs
  • Linux: Disable the optional system tray icon because of bugs in the system tray icon implementation in Qt 5 on linux.
  • Closes tickets: 1360652
  • E-book viewer: Fix navigating to a bookmark not updating the displayed page number.
  • Closes tickets: 1360621
  • Fix the 'unified title and toolbar on OS X' tweak causing calibre to fail to work because of a bug in PyQt5
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 2.0 that changed the speed of scrolling with the mouse wheel in flow mode
  • Edit book: Workaround for regression in Qt 5 that causes typing the Cmd+some letter to generate text in the editor instead of being ignored.
  • Book polishing: Fix EPUB files with corrupted ZIP central directories not working and leaving behind detritus in the current working directory.
  • Closes tickets: 1360385
  • Edit Book: Workaround for Qt 5 regression that caused the 'See what changed' tool to freeze the editor when closing the window showing the changes.
  • Fix regression in 2.0 that broke viewing of LRF format ebooks.
  • Closes tickets: 1360332
  • Fix for a Qt 5 regression that caused the Copy to Library right click menu to be empty on OS X.
  • Closes tickets: 1360069

New in version 2.0.0 (August 22nd, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • For a summary of the major changes in calibre between 1.0 and 2.0, see http://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/eleven
  • Add support for MTP devices (Android phones/tablets) on OS X
  • Update the version of Qt used by calibre to Qt 5. This fixes various longstanding bugs in calibre that were caused by bugs in Qt 4.
  • Edit Book: Make the edit saved search/add saved search popup window non-modal.
  • Closes tickets: 1354785
  • Tag Browser: Show format specific icons for the format entries in the Tag Browser
  • Library check: Add buttons to conveniently mark all fixable/deletable items.
  • Closes tickets: 1353954
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Reloading the book now re-opens it at the current position even if the option to remember position when quitting is turned off
  • E-book viewer: Remove extra spacing between document and scrollbars. This is particularly noticeable when using a dark theme for the viewer.
  • PDF Output: Fix balanced parentheses in the text of items in the Table of Contents not being rendered properly by some PDF viewers.
  • Closes tickets: 1358443
  • Edit book: Abort terminal save on save error instead of quitting editor
  • Get Books: Update the Project Gutenberg plugin for website changes
  • Plugin loading: When multiple plugin classes are present in the __init__.py namespace, use the one with the qualified name that has the least components
  • Edit Book: Prevent long saved searches from making the saved search dialog too wide
  • Comic Input: Sort pages placed in sub-folders correctly (as long as all pages have the same number of parent folders).
  • Conversion: Fix the word @page in a comment inside a stylesheet with no following {} causing the rest of the stylesheet to be ignored.
  • Fix comparing AZW3 to ORIGINAL_AZW3 from the book details panel not working
  • Closes tickets: 1354624
  • New news sources:
  • General Knowledge Today by Kanika G
  • BBC Arabic by logophile777
  • Improved news sources:
  • TIME Magazine
  • The Atlantic
  • Down to Earth
  • Heraldo de Aragon
  • Radikal (Turkey)
  • Wired Daily Edition
  • Orange County Register

New in version 1.48.0 (August 8th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Make the list of bookmarks a dockable window that can be kept open while reading the book
  • E-book viewer: Make the Table of Contents panel a dockable window so it can be moved around and even made into a separate floating window
  • E-book viewer: Allow reloading the current book by pressing F5 or Ctrl+R
  • Edit Book: Allow changing the case of selected text by right clicking and choosing the appropriate change case action.
  • Driver for Kiano Booky Light.
  • calibredb list: Have --for-machine dump the output in JSON instead of using ASCII separators, as most scripting languages have JSON parsers builtin
  • zsh completion: Complete filenames inside epub files for ebook-edit
  • ebook-edit: Allow specifying multiple internal files to open and get rid of the no longer needed --edit-file option
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix over-aggressive caching causing multiple cover grid emblem rules to not work.
  • Edit Book: Fix position syncing and Live CSS not working if the opening tag is split over multiple lines
  • EPUB metadata: When updating the language in an EPUB file, preserve the country code, if the new language is the same as the original language in the EPUB file.
  • Edit Book: Fix choosing default dictionary based on language tag in the OPF ignoring the country code
  • Edit Book: Fix a regression that caused clicking on links in the preview panel that lead to destinations in the same HTML file popping up a spurious error message.
  • Fix regression that caused tags to not be sorted when displayed in the book details panel.
  • Edit Book: More robust implementation of current tag detection for Live CSS. Now uses the same logic as matching tag highlighting.
  • Edit Book: When highlighting the tag the cursor is currently inside, if the cursor is inside the definition of an opening tag, highlight that tag rather than its parent.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Do not run the rest of the checks if parsing errors are found, to prevent the checkers from raising unhandled errors
  • Improved news sources:
  • Maximum PC
  • El Correo

New in version 1.47.0 (August 1st, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Cover Grid: Allow user defined emblems (icons) to be displayed next to covers
  • Now you can have your own custom icons displayed next to covers in the cover grid, based on simple rules you create. For example, you can display a heart icon next to books with a rating of more than four stars or a tick mark next to books you read and so on. To create these rules go to Preferences->Cover Grid and click the Emblems tab on the left.
  • E-book Viewer: Use wiktionary.org and wordnik.com as dictionary providers instead of dict.org
  • Closes tickets: 1349548
  • When looking up words, the word definition is now opened in a separate browser window. The language of the dictionary to lookup is automatically selected based on the language of the current book. To lookup a word in the viewer simply select the word with your mouse and right click, then choose 'Lookup in dictionary'
  • Edit Book: Allow customizing the templates used when creating new, blank HTML/CSS files via Preferences->Editor settings.
  • Closes tickets: 1348986
  • Comic Input: When sorting the pages inside a comic, recognize numbers, so that page2 sorts before page10
  • Conversion: When inserting a metadata jacket, format the series number using roman numerals. This behavior can be disabled by using a custom jacket template, as described here: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/customize.html#overriding-icons-templates-et-cetera
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit Book: Fix incorrect results when running replace all on marked text and more than one replacement is made.
  • Closes tickets: 1348941
  • Edit Book: Live CSS: Improve detection of which tag the cursor is inside when there are multiple tags on the same line.
  • Closes tickets: 1350495
  • Edit Book: Clear the Check Book panel when opening a new book
  • Edit Book: Allow the import files into book action to be added to the toolbar
  • Edit Book: Fix subsetting of fonts not working if the text contains non-BMP unicode characters.
  • Closes tickets: 1349856
  • News download: Fix HTML parser used in the news download subsystem not preserving whitespace inside tags
  • Closes tickets: 1349536
  • Conversion: Do not strip underscores from classnames.
  • Closes tickets: 1349442
  • Edit Book: Fix cursor positioning not working when creating a new file from a template
  • Fix a rare error that could happen when using series columns inside a custom column template
  • Closes tickets: 1348937
  • E-book viewer: Handle quoted URLs inside @font-face rules
  • Improved news sources:
  • New Yorker

New in version 1.46.0 (July 25th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Add support for third party plugins to extend the editors functionality.
  • The editor now supports plugins that can be used to extend its functionality. Documentation of the plugin API and an example plugin are at: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/creating_plugins.html#edit-book-plugins
  • calibredb list: Add a --for-machine option that causes the output to be made in a form more easily parsed programmatically (it uses ASCII field and record separators)
  • Book details panel: Automatically convert ISSN identifiers into links to the periodicals page on worldcat.org
  • Edit Book: When re-arranging the toolbars inside an individual file editor, save the new toolbar layout so that it is re-used in the future. Also apply the changed layout to all open editors of the same type.
  • Edit Book: Make the undo/redo/cut/copy/paste buttons on the editor toolbar also configurable, so they can be removed via Preferences->Toolbars, if needed.
  • Edit Book: Allow editing xpgt (Adobe Page Template) files as XML.
  • Edit Book: Allow the action to launch the saved searches dialog to be added to the global toolbars
  • Book details panel: Add an option to make clicking on the author name search the calibre library for the author instead of opening the wikipedia page for the author. To use it got to Preferences->Look & Feel->Book Details.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix published date not being merged when merging book records
  • Embed metadata tool: Fix error when trying to embed metadata in corrupted MOBI files or files of other types that are marked as MOBI in the library
  • Edit Book: Make the warning dialog that pops up when you try to quit while the editor is saving changes in the background a little more clear.
  • When generating covers, do not render soft-hyphens in the text as hyphens.
  • Conversion: Fix a bug processing the CSS font shorthand property when the line-height is specified in em or percentage units
  • calibre-customize: When building plugins from a directory, exclude known version control subdirectories
  • Improved news sources:
  • Grandes corresponsales
  • Times of India
  • Economic Times of India

New in version 1.45.0 (July 18th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Add in-context help for HTML and CSS
  • Now, you can right click on any HTML/OPF/NCX tag name or CSS property and the editor will open some help for that item in your browser.
  • Book details panel: Make series and tags clickable. Clicking on them will search the calibre library for all books in the same series/ having the same tag
  • Edit metadata dialog: Improve performance by only writing changed fields to the database when clicking OK or Next
  • AZW3 Input: When converting from AZW3 files, use the high quality version of the image if the source AZW3 file contains both low and high quality images. These dual azw3 files are produced by kindlegen 2.9
  • Edit Book: When right clicking on a link in the editor add a menu entry to open the link
  • Edit Book: Search and replace panel: Add arrows to open the list of recently used search and replace expressions
  • Driver for Motorola Milestone X2.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • AZW3: Preserve the page-progression-direction property when converting/editing/polishing AZW3 files
  • AZW3 Input: Workaround broken AZW3 files produced by kindlegen that use uppercase attribute names.
  • PDF metadata: When updating the XMP metadata in PDF files, compress the XMP block written to the PDF. This is particularly useful when the PDF file has an existing XMP metadata block with very large amounts of data in it.
  • Fix searches on Yes/No columns using the terms ('blank', 'checked', 'unchecked') not working on non-English calibre installs
  • Edit metadata dialog: Do not auto change the title sort field when clicking OK if the title was changed. Instead the title sort field must be changed explicitly.
  • Linux binary installer: Fix regression that caused ZSH completion to not be installed
  • Edit Book: Spell check: When suggesting alternative for a hyphenated word, ensure the first suggestion is the word formed by removing the hyphen, if that is a valid word
  • Get Books: Update the Woblink plugin to handle changes to the woblink website
  • Edit Book: Fix replacement of hyphenated words in the spell checker not working
  • Edit Book: Fix live syntax highlighting of links not being updated correctly after renaming an open file
  • Edit Book: Fix regression that caused crash while syntax highlighting CSS stylesheets that contain url() tokens without enclosing quotes
  • Linux binary: Do not fail on system with invalid locale info. Instead default to using the UTF-8 encoding on these systems.
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Economic Times India
  • EPW
  • Carta
  • The Hindu
  • F-Secure
  • NOAA Online

New in version 1.44.0 (July 11th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Syntax highlight links, images, stylesheet includes, etc. Links that point to missing files are marked as errors. You can Ctrl + click on a highlighted link to jump to the file it points to directly.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for manifest items missing href attributes.
  • When clicking in the search box, select all existing text, for easy replacement.
  • Edit Book: Add buttons to change the text alignment of the current paragraph. If you do not see them, go to Preferences->Toolbars and add them to the Text formatting actions toolbar.
  • Improve performance of rendering the book list when lots of column coloring rules are used
  • Kobo driver: Support for new firmware version 3.5
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit Book/Book polishing: Do not auto-resolve @import rules in AZW3 files. Also do not add a @namespace rule to all stylesheets that contain tag selectors.
  • Edit book/Book polishing: Preserve the class attribute on the tag in AZW3 format files.
  • Edit Book: Fix inline spell check context menu not working when triggered by context menu key or a right clicking at the right edge of the word.
  • Fix some font directories from fonts.conf being ignored on linux when scanning the system for installed fonts.
  • Edit book: Spell checker: Treat hyphenated words as single words for spell checking
  • Edit Book: When using the spell check dialog to change words, detect any changes made to open files outside the spell check dialog and automatically integrate them, to prevent those changes from being lost.
  • Update driver for Tolino Shine to handle new firmware
  • Book polishing: When changing the cover in an EPUB file, place the newly created cover image in the same folder as other images in the book, rather than the root
  • Linux installer: Use pkg-config to get the location for installing the calibre bash completion scripts. pkg-config is used only when installing to /usr.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Science Daily

New in version 1.43.0 (July 4th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Add a wizard for easily searching date fields in your library. To use it click the advanced search button to the left of the search field. Allows you to search for books whose date is older/newer than a specified date or less/more than a number of days from today and so on.
  • Driver for Onyx T68.
  • Closes tickets: 1336868
  • When reading metadata from file names, allow setting the comments field as well, in addition to title/authros/publisher/series/etc.
  • Closes tickets: 1332582
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke changing Save to Disk preferences
  • Recognize leading articles for the Esperanto language when auto-generating title sorts.
  • Closes tickets: 1336639
  • Edit Book: Fix a regression that caused syncing of the preview panel to the editor cursor position to not work when the cursor is positioned on a blank line in between two tag definitions
  • Metadata download: Round the downloaded ratings so that, for example, 3.6 stars becomes 4 stars instead of 3 stars.
  • Closes tickets: 1335696
  • Edit Book: Fix a crash when performing some image editing operations on 64 bit calibre builds
  • Recognize additional leading articles in the titles of Italian language books
  • Closes tickets: 1332837
  • Edit Book: Fix an occasional spurious error message when using the Live CSS feature
  • New news sources:
  • Dark Reading by Brandon Allberry

New in version 1.42.0 (June 27th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: new tool to easily add a cover to the book. It automatically generates the HTML wrapper and takes care of marking the covers files as covers in the OPF.
  • Edit Book: Improve the performance of inline spell checking, especially noticeable when editing large HTML files (over 100KB in size).
  • Edit Book: Run syntax highlighting in the background, reducing user interface latency when editing large files
  • Template language: Add a new function (group_re) to use grouping regular expressions with groups, where you can replace the matched groups with result of another template.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for HTML files with non UTF-8 encoding declarations
  • Edit Book: Spell check dialog: Add an option to make filtering the word list case sensitive
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Get Books: Fix integration with ebook.de broken by website changes
  • MOBI Input: Preserve the dc:rights metadata during conversion.
  • Closes tickets: 1333468
  • Edit Book: Fix non-BMP unicode characters causing matching tag highlighting to be slightly off on linux
  • Edit Book: When editing HTML files that have charset encoding declarations, automatically change the declared encoding (if any) to UTF-8 on save, since the editor always saves files in the UTF-8 encoding.
  • Edit Book: Fix various problems when editing EPUB files with non-ascii internal filenames on OS X.
  • Closes tickets: 1317883
  • Edit Book: Remove unused CSS: Fix an error if an HTML file links to a missing stylesheet
  • New news sources:
  • Economic and Political Weekly by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • Deadspin

New in version 1.41.0 (June 21st, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • New tool to set metadata in the actual book files in the calibre library from the updated metadata in the calibre database.
  • To use it go to Preferences->Toolbars and add the 'Embed metadata' tool to the main toolbar. Then simply select the books whose files you want to update and click the Embed metadata button. Normally, calibre updates metadata in the book files whenever a file is exported from calibre. This tool is useful for people who want the files in the calibre library to have updated metadata as well.
  • calibredb: Add a new 'embed_metadata' command to update metadata in the actual book files in the calibre library from the calibre database.
  • Edit Book: Allow customization of toolbars
  • Add empty book: When adding empty book records to the library, add an option to also create empty EPUB files. Useful if you intend to subsequently edit these files with the calibre editor. You can access the add empty books feature by right clicking the Add Books button.
  • Edit book: Remove unused CSS: Add an option to also remove unused class attributes from the HTML
  • Edit book: Check Book: Add checks for empty HTML/XML/CSS/image files in the book.
  • Closes tickets: 1329971
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add checks for links whose fragment (the part after the #) points to a location that does not exist
  • Bug Fixes:
  • RTF metadata: Add proper support for unicode characters when reading and writing metadata to RTF files
  • RTF metadata: Fix failure to write metadata to RTF files that do not already have an \info block
  • Edit Book: Remove unused CSS: Handle @import rules when checking for unused CSS
  • Edit Book: Remove unused css: Prevent failure when book has invalid items marked as stylesheets
  • calibredb: Fix set_metadata not working for the series_index field.

New in version 1.40.0 (June 13th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Add a new tool to manage fonts. Allows easily changing/removing/embedding fonts in the entire book. To use it go to Tools->Manage Fonts
  • Edit Book: Allow the color of the links in the Live CSS panel to be themed.
  • E-book viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut to bookmark current location.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit Book: Check book: When auto-changing font name to match actual name in font file, also change the font name in shorthand font declarations
  • Edit Book/Book polishing: Fix embedding all referenced fonts not catching fonts that are only specified via style attributes and not in any stylesheets.
  • Conversion: Fix normalization of CSS shorthand font property not working when multiple font families are specified in the same shorthand property
  • Edit Book: Live CSS: Fix clicking on link to go to style definition not working if the stylesheet contains CSS 3 @media queries or @font-face rules
  • Edit Book: When importing DOCX files, set the media type for html files correctly
  • Edit Book: Fix import of DOCX files that contain no Table of Contents not working.
  • Portable installer: Fix a crash if the user selects a destination for the portable install that does not have enough disk space.
  • Fix date column not showing date added when adding zip/rar files that contain an OPF with a calibre timestamp in its metadata
  • Sony driver: Fix SONY annotation app not working with files sent to the device by calibre
  • Linux build: Fix regression that caused opening PDF files (or any externally viewed files) preventing calibre from being restarted as long as the external viewer is not shutdown.
  • Edit book: Fix changing underline style to none when creating a custom color scheme causes error.
  • Check Book: Fix empty (zero byte) XML files causing check book to fail.
  • Check Book: Fix combination of mismatching font family names and a font-family declaration with an invalid value (such as a dimension) causing auto fixing of errors to fail.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Respekt
  • Newsweek
  • Jerusalem Post
  • Outlook India
  • PC Magazine
  • Instapaper

New in version 1.39.0 (May 29th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Allow creation of custom color schemes for the editor (Preferences->Editor settings)
  • Check Book: When reporting unmanifested file warnings, allow auto fixing by adding the file to the manifest if it is referenced elsewhere or removing the file if it is not.
  • Edit book: Preview panel: Allow syncing of position more accurately when there are multiple tags on the same source code line
  • Edit book: Live CSS: Indicate which CSS properties are overridden by higher priority rules
  • Kindle driver: When generating page numbers automatically, add an additional method to detect page boundaries, using the presence of tags in the source of the book. You can use this setting by right clicking on the Kindle icon in calibre when the kindle is connected and choosing customize this device.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Virtual Libraries: If the user selects a virtual library whose tab has been closed via the Virtual Library button, re-open the tab instead of displaying the virtual library in the All Books tab.
  • DOCX Input: Fix a regression that broke conversion of documents with an index that contains fields with special page text.
  • Edit Book: When editing a book in a language for which no dictionary is installed, consider all words to be correctly spelt, rather than misspelt.

New in version 1.38.0 (May 23rd, 2014)

  • New Feature:
  • Edit Book: A 'Live CSS' tool that shows all the style rules for the tag you are currently editing.
  • You can use it to easily jump to any style rules that affect the current tag. Enable it via View->Live CSS. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html#the-live-css-panel for details
  • Add an option to hide the book rating in the cover browser (Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Browser).
  • Closes tickets: 1319476
  • DOCX Input: if no language is defined in the metadata, use the language specified in the document default style.
  • Closes tickets: 1321346
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit book: Fix regression that sometimes caused incorrect syntax highlighting when non-breaking spaces/typographic hyphens are present in the text.
  • Closes tickets: 1321317
  • Fix a regression that broke the compare books tool when used outside the book editor.
  • Closes tickets: 1321975
  • Get Books: Update the Woblink plugin to handle changes to the Woblink website
  • DOCX Input: Workaround buggy version of Microsoft Word converting newlines in the document summary into _x000d_. They are now ignored when reading metadata from docx files.
  • Closes tickets: 1321343
  • Edit book: Fix Check Book failing if a binary file such as an image or font is mislabelled in the OPF as being a text file.
  • Closes tickets: 1320977
  • OS X Build: Fix a bug that was preventing multiple instances of calibre being used by different user accounts on the same computer.
  • Closes tickets: 1320347
  • Edit book: Dont show an error message when trying to use quick open with no book open
  • Content server: Add .ibooks (note the trailing s) as an allowed format as well.
  • Edit Book: Fix an error when running the Check Book tool on files with empty tags.
  • Closes tickets: 1320459
  • Edit Book: A more complete fix for non ascii usernames on windows when using the export file dialog.
  • Closes tickets: 1298071
  • Improved news sources:
  • Ars Technica
  • Slate
  • Instapaper
  • The Independent

New in version 1.37.0 (May 16th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Live spell checking in the code view. Now spelling errors are highlighted in the code view for convenient correction as you type. This can be turned off via Preferences->Editor.
  • E-book viewer: When using the tap and hold gesture on a touchscreen, allow lookup of the word currently under the finger in the dictionary or online.
  • Edit Book: Allow putting the editor into replace mode by pressing the Insert key
  • Content server: Add more descriptive titles to the OPDS feeds, where possible.
  • Edit Book: Update the Table of Contents view automatically when the ncx file is edited.
  • Edit book: Insert tag button: Allow entering attributes along with the tag name to make it easy to repeatedly insert, for example, .
  • Windows driver for Woxter Scriba 190.
  • Edit Book: Add an entry to the context menu of the preview panel to open external URLs when a link is right clicked on
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit Book: Fix error in the Check Book tool when items in the opf have paths starting with a leading slash.
  • Book polishing: Fix publisher field in epub not being cleared when updating metadata.
  • Kobo driver: Update to handle changes to annotation processing in newer Kobo firmware.
  • DOCX Input: Handle docx files with index fields that have their field names incorrectly lower cased.
  • Edit book: Fix incorrect syntax highlighting on linux if the text contains non-BMP unicode characters.
  • Edit book: Fix regression that caused an error when trying to edit files with no defined syntax, such as plain .txt files.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Wall Street Journal

New in version 1.36.0 (May 9th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: A new tool to filter style information (Tools->Filter style information). Useful to easily remove some CSS properties from the entire book.
  • DOCX Input: Add support for cross references. Cross references that are used to insert hyperlinks are now converted into hyperlinks in the output document. Features to insert paragraph/page numbers are not supported.
  • Add support for viewing kepub files in the calibre viewer, by treating them as plain epub files
  • Edit book: In the Insert Link tool show a few words of text alongside the location anchor name, to make it easier to know what a location is
  • Manage user dictionaries: Allow copying all selected words by right clicking them and choosing 'Copy to clipboard'.
  • Content server: Make .ibook format files available in OPDS feeds
  • Edit book: Allow copying the list of errors from the Check Book tool to the clipboard by right clicking on the list of errors
  • Book polishing: If the books being polished have an ORIGINAL_EPUB/AZW3 format, warn the user that polishing will use it as the source and ask for confirmation.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix metadata plugin to download metadata from OZON for website changes.
  • Subsetting embedded fonts: Fix an error when subsetting embedded fonts on windows if the username contains quotes or apostrophes.
  • Edit Book: Fix error when checking spelling if one of the files in the book declares an invalid (empty) language code.
  • Linux install: Have the calibre GUI programs redirect stdout and stderr to null when launched via .desktop files to workaround systems where the GUI launchers are broken.
  • Edit Book: Fix inserting a < in text that contains a colon causing a hang.
  • DOCX Input: Fix error when converting document with nested frames.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Various Japanese news sources
  • National Geographic

New in version 1.35.0 (May 2nd, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Redesign the syntax highlighter to improve performance for large documents and extended editing sessions.
  • Edit book: Make cursor movement smooth by not highlighting matching tags while the cursor is moving. Only match highlighting tags if the cursor stays still for a time.
  • Spellcheck dialog: Indicate whether a word is ignored in the Misspelled column
  • Spellcheck dialog: Pressing Ctrl+C on the words list copies only selected words, regardless of current cell
  • Add a copy to clipboard action to the context menu for the spell check dialog
  • Edit book: Fix save button incorrectly disabled after a failed save
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit Book: Fix an error when merging CSS stylesheets that contain @charset rules
  • Edit book: Fix extra invalid entries being generated in the manifest when editing an AZW3 file that has no images.
  • Edit book: Fix a hang when editing an HTML or XML file with text of the form

New in version 1.34.0 (April 25th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: When in flow mode, handle swiping on the touchscreen differently. Swiping now scrolls line by line in flow mode instead of page by page. If you wish to scroll page by page in flow mode, tap instead of swiping.
  • Conversion: Preserve all guide entries that are of a type present in the EPUB 2.0 specification. These entries are used by newer Kindle readers to populate the Go To jump list
  • When adding MOBI files if the author name is in LN, FN format, auto change it to FN LN format, as the MOBI format has no author sort field. This behavior can be disabled by setting Preferences->Tweaks->Author sort name algorithm to copy.
  • Spellcheck: When checking French text list all words that have the same stem as a single word. So j'aime and aime are listed as a single word.
  • Spell check: Add a context (right click) menu that allows for quick operations on all selected words
  • Manage user dictionaries: Add a button to import a list of words in bulk into the user dictionary
  • Spell check dialog: Allow sorting words case sensitively
  • Bug Fixes:
  • EPUB Input: Fix incorrect handling of obfuscated fonts using the IDPF obfuscation algorithm when the epub unique identifier starts with urn:uuid
  • Edit book: Fix obfuscated fonts in EPUB files not being handled correctly when editing the book (obfuscated fonts would get corrupted when making changes).
  • Edit book: Fix a bug that caused spell checking to fail when using the builtin spanish dictionary
  • Spell check: Fix replacing a word and then replacing the new word again not working without doing a refresh in between
  • Spell check: Fix language declarations not being respected for nested tags.
  • Spell check: Fix 'Show next occurrence' sometimes showing the word in an incorrect location, for example in an attribute where spell check is not performed.
  • Allow import of dictionaries that deviate from the spec in minor ways
  • Edit Book: Fix the Show next occurrence button in the spell check dialog sometimes failing to show next occurrence
  • OS X: Detect the users default interface language correctly. Also fix parsing of ambiguous dates in mm/dd vs dd/mm formats, based on the users locale settings in OS X.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Hindustan Times

New in version 1.33.0 (April 18th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit book: Add a tool to check spellings, access it via Tools->Check spelling: The calibre book editor now has builtin spellcheck. You can install new dictionaries via Preferences->Editor->Manage spelling dictionaries. It comes with builtin dictionaries for English and Spanish. You can add OpenOffice dictionaries (in .oxt format). The tool checks spellings in all HTML/OPF/NCX files in the book, taking into account any language declarations in the book, so that it will work correctly on multi-lingual books as well. The code is very new, so there may well be bugs. As you type spell checking is not yet implemented.
  • Kobo driver: Support firmware version 3.3
  • Device driver for Tolino Vision on windows
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix Editorial Reviews not downloading into the comments section for some books
  • DOCX Input: Fix some text highlighting colors in the DOCX file not being correctly translated during conversion.
  • Wireless device driver: Fix incorrect syncing behavior when book matching is run for a second time while connected. This happens when the user changes the library or selects 'Update cached metadata on device'.
  • Searching: Fix searching by date not using the system locale to interpret dd/mm vs mm/dd dates on windows
  • New news sources:
  • Various new and updated Spanish news sources by Marc Busque
  • Improved news sources:
  • Barrons
  • Creative Blog

New in version 1.32.0 (April 11th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Fetch news: Allow automatically creating custom news sources by importing OPML files. Many RSS news reader programs can export their list of RSS feeds in the OPML format.
  • Conversion: When inserting metadata as a jacket page, alter the font sizes in the jacket so that the sizes match the sizes used in the rest of the book. Also pretty print the generated jacket HTML.
  • Allow searching for books by id and uuid using the id: and uuid: prefixes
  • Allow specifying arbitrary colors for column coloring rules
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Update the version of openssl shipped in the binary builds (the version in the windows 64bit build was vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug)
  • Edit Book: Fix book being marked as modified even when no actual changes were done by various automated tools such as Smarten Punctuation, Subset Fonts, etc.
  • Fix ebook-device cp -f failing when destination file already exists
  • Ensure that the rendered dates in the book list and edit metadata dialogs are always in the same language as the calibre interface, regardless of system language setting
  • Edit metadata dialog: Remember window size for the cover download window
  • DOCX Input: Dont fail on DOCX files that contain pages with zero effective width.
  • Content server: Fix page not found error when clicking on a category that has only a single item in it
  • Send books to the Books folder for the Tolino Vision, as it cannot find books placed outside this folder
  • Edit book: Fix error when beautifying HTML files that contain un-indented or tags
  • Improved news sources:
  • Ekantipur
  • NRC Handelsblad
  • Frontline

New in version 1.31.0 (April 4th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • DOCX Input: Support for converting indexes created using the Word Index tool. The entries in the index are automatically converted into links pointing to the indexed locations.
  • AZW3 Output: Add support for converting documents with very large table of contents (with more than 2000 entries).
  • Edit Book: Add a button to easily insert HTML tags. Useful if you want to quickly surround selected text with an arbitrary tag. You can right click the button to get a list of recently used tags.
  • Edit book: Allow editing SVG files as raw XML
  • Bug Fixes:
  • DOCX Input: Fix incorrect numbering being generated for numbered lists in some circumstances.
  • calibredb check_library: Do not create empty library if user specifies incorrect path
  • DOCX Input: Fix handling of hyperlinks in documents where the hyperlink is specified as a field internally (Microsoft Word does not use fields for hyperlinks)
  • Get Books: Update WH Smiths plugin for website changes and remove Diesel eBooks, as they are shutting down
  • AZW3 Output: Fix a bug that caused popup footnotes in some AZW3 files to not work properly. The popup would show all remaining footnotes instead of only the current footnote.
  • AZW3 Output: Various tweaks to the internal structure and headers of the output file to make it closer to what kindlegen 2.9 generates
  • Edit Book: When user is editing files belonging to another user account on linux/os x rather than erroring out when saving, change the ownership of the file to the editing user.
  • Edit Book: Fix insert Inline ToC creating non-linear jumps in class names
  • Fix regression that broke ebook-device cp
  • Improved news sources:
  • CNET
  • El Pais Impreso
  • CNet News
  • Antyweb

New in version 1.30.0 (March 28th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Cover Browser: Add an option to show covers with their original aspect ratio instead of resizing them all to have the same width and height. Option is in Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Browser.
  • Closes tickets: 1295902
  • PDF Output: Enable using javascript inside header and footer templates
  • Edit Book: When generating an inline ToC add a class attribute to all tags to make it easy to style a particular level of the ToC
  • Use abstract named sockets on linux for IPC, to avoid use of temp files for sockets
  • Drivers for the N800 and N950 Nokia MeeGo tablets
  • Edit Book Saved searches: Allow saving normal mode searches as well
  • Edit Book Saved searches: Add import/export functionality
  • calibredb add: Add option to specify language when adding books
  • Closes tickets: 1295200
  • Bug Fixes:
  • AZW3 Input: Handle files with garbage bytes in their table of contents.
  • Closes tickets: 1297713
  • DOCX Input: Fix text from some paragraphs not being converted if the paragraph contains an inline forced page break and no formatted text or line breaks.
  • Closes tickets: 1296817

New in version 1.29.0 (March 21st, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Add support for saved searches. Click Search->Saved Searches to bring up a dialog where you can create and manage saved searches
  • Edit Book: New tool to specify semantics in EPUB books (semantics are items in the guide such as preface, title-page, dedication, etc.). To use it, go to Tools->Set Semantics
  • Edit Book: Preview panel: Add a copy selected text action to the context menu
  • Edit Book: When inserting hyperlinks, allow specifying the text for the hyperlink in the insert hyperlink dialog
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke downloading metadata for authors with a double initial such as R. A. Salvatore.
  • Edit book: When generating inline Table of Contents, mark it as such in the guide section of the OPF.
  • E-book viewer: Fix right margin for last page in a chapter sometimes disappearing when changing font size.
  • Edit Book: Fix saving of empty files not working
  • Edit book: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke saving a copy of the current book on linux and OS X
  • Edit book: Fix syntax highlighting in HTML files breaks if the closing of a comment or processing instruction is at the start of a new line.
  • Edit book: Fix check book failing in the presence of empty tags.
  • Catalogs: Fix handling of tristate boolean custom columns when creating EPUB/MOBI catalogs.
  • Linux build: Workaround for systems that have broken libc implementations that change the behavior of truncate() on file descriptors with O_APPEND set.
  • New news sources:
  • Applefobia by koliberek
  • Improved news sources:
  • TIME
  • Wired Daily Edition

New in version 1.28.0 (March 14th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Add a tool to easily insert hyperlinks (click the insert hyperlink button on the toolbar)
  • Edit book: Add a tool to easily open a file inside the book for editing by just typing a few characters from the file name. To use it press Ctrl+T in the editor or go to Edit->Quick open a file to edit'
  • Edit book: Allow disabling the completion popups for the search and replace fields. Right click on the search/replace field to enable/disable the completion popup
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to control the maximum text height in full screen. Note that it only works if the viewer is in paged mode (which is the default mode).
  • Show the search expression for the virtual library in a tooltip when hovering over the tab for the virtual library.
  • Book details panel: Show author URL in a tooltip when hovering over author names
  • Kobo driver: Update to handle updated Kobo firmware
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Library backup: Avoid infinite retries if converting metadata to backup OPF for a book fails. Simply fail to backup the metadata for that book.
  • Edit book: Fix file permissions for the edited book being changed on Linux and OS X
  • Fix text entry cursor becoming invisible when completion popup is opened
  • Possible fix for crash on OS X Mavericks when adding duplicates
  • E-book viewer: Fix pressing the Esc key to leave full screen mode not changing the state of the full screen button
  • When reading metadata from filenames, do not apply the fallback regexp to read metadata if the user specified regexp puts the entire filename into the title. The fallback is only used if the user specified expression does not match the filename at all.
  • Linux binary install script: Fix error on linux systems where the system python has an encoding of None set on stdout. Assume encoding is utf-8 in this case.
  • Content server: Fix (maybe) an error on some windows computers with a non-standard default encoding
  • Improved news sources:
  • Fleshbot

New in version 1.27.0 (March 7th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • An option to add multiple books from inside a ZIP or RAR file. Right click the Add Books button and choose 'Add multiple books from archive'.
  • Database backend: Make the database backend more robust when the calibre library is placed on flaky filesystems. Now when an I/O error occurs while writing to the database, the connection to the database is closed and re-opened and the operation is retried.
  • DJVU Input: Speedup extraction of text from DJVU files by implementing the BZZ decoder algorithm in C
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Input: Fix empty tags not being handled correctly in rare cases when the markup is bad enough to be parsed only using the fallback HTML parser.
  • Edit book: Fix column number of cursor shown in the bottom right being one less than it should be.
  • Edit book: Fix names for non-BMP unicode character (Such as emoticons) not being displayed in the lower right corner. Also allow these characters to be searched for by name in the Insert special character tool.
  • Do not show system tray notification popups while analyzing books on device, as they can be slow on systems that display multiple messages serially instead of replacing the last message
  • Linux installer script: Do not use the filesystem to pass the downloaded tarball to tar as it is possible for malicious code running on the users computer to alter the download file between signature verification and calling tar to extract the files.
  • DJVU Input: When extracting embedded txt from TXTz sections in DJVU files, fix incorrect extraction of txt when the djvutxt external program is not present.
  • Fix a regression in 1.26 that caused width and height attributes on tags to generate CSS width and height properties without a 'px' suffix
  • Linux binary installer: Fix an error when using proxies and python 3 with the new installer script
  • Edit book: When exporting files, fill the choose filename popup with the name of the file being exported as the default name
  • Make the new Linux installer script compatible with python 2.6.
  • Improved news sources:
  • American Thinker
  • HNA
  • Heise
  • Arguments and Facts
  • Financial Times

New in version 1.26.0 (February 28th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Allow direct importing of HTML or DOCX files as new books without doing a full conversion. Use File->Import HTML or DOCX to import a file as a new EPUB book with minimal changes from the original.
  • Linux binary installer: Various improvements to the binary installer. It now creates an un-installer (calibre-uninstall) that will remove all files created by the installer. It also no longer asks for the installation directory. If you wish to change that, you need to specify it in the installation command itself. Also the installer is now downloaded securely via HTTPS from github and verifies the signature of the installed files. Finally, it can be used to create an isolated install, that only makes changes to files in the installation directory and does not require root privileges.
  • Metadata download: Add an option to merge the downloaded comments into existing comments, instead of overwriting (Preferences->Metadata download).
  • Edit book: Add an option to automatically beautify individual files whenever they are opened for editing. Look under 'Editor Settings' in the Edit Book Preferences.
  • Bulk metadata download: When reviewing downloaded metadata allow hiding the controls on the comments box by right clicking in the comments area. Useful on smaller screens.
  • E-book viewer: When displaying metadata for the book, also display custom column metadata
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Smarten punctuation: Correct handling for decade abbreviations like '60s and measurements in feet and inches like 1' 2".
  • EPUB Output: If the output profile is set to one of the Nook profiles, do not use shorthand CSS properties as the Nook cannot handle them.
  • Conversion: Fix incorrect CSS being generated when converting files that have tags with width or height attributes that contain fractional numbers.
  • Edit Book: When editing EPUB files, and a file is added in META-INF/ do not automatically add it to the manifest. Also do not warn about unmanifested files inside META-INF/ since a few vendors (Apple) require non standard files in that location.
  • Fix Book details popup window not being updated when editing metadata in the main window
  • Edit book: Fix editor not marking the book as modified when doing a Replace All that does not affect any currently open files.
  • Windows: Use a separate worker process to move files to the recycle bin. Fixes the problem of the recycle bin icon not being updated when deleting books into an empty recycle bin. Also avoids the overhead of launching a new, short-lived worker process for every delete.
  • calibredb: When deleting books/formats wait for deleted files to be moved to recycle bin, before quitting
  • RTF Output: Fix invalid RTF being produced when the text contains a double backslash.
  • Edit book: Fix option to disable showing the character before cursor not working
  • Get Books: Update various store plugins to account for changes to the store websites
  • Fix virtual library names with ampersands in them not being displayed correctly in the virtual library menu and tab bar
  • New news sources:
  • Various Russian news sources by bug_me_not
  • Improved news sources:
  • AnandTech
  • Zeit Online
  • Spektrum
  • Le Temps

New in version 1.25.0 (February 21st, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • PDF: Add support for reading and writing extended (XMP) metadata: calibre can now read and write XMP metadata from PDF files. This means that all metadata that you can create in calibre, including custom columns, can be stored in the PDF files. It is also useful when importing PDF files created by some academic publishers, that sometimes have good XMP metadata, such as DOI identifiers, tags and so on.
  • Updated Quick Start guide.
  • Edit Book: Allow typing arbitrary unicode characters with the keyboard in the editor To use this feature, just type the unicode code number and press Alt+X. For example, to get the character ÿ type ff and press Alt+X
  • Edit book: Some performance improvements for the syntax highlighter that should make the editor noticeably more responsive while typing inside large HTML files.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit book: Fix an error that occurs if more than 100 checkpoints are created.
  • Edit book: Fix splitting of HTML file occurring at the wrong location if the HTML contains invalid constructs like nested tags
  • Edit book: If the book being edited is deleted outside the editor, instead of showing an error message on save, ask the user to choose a new file location before saving.
  • Bulk metadata edit search and replace: Do not allow the user to perform the search and replace until she enters a search expression.
  • Conversion: When converting SVG images for formats that do not support SVG and the SVG has an invalid viewBox, ignore the viewBox instead of aborting conversion
  • Conversion: Fix parsing of HTML 5 documents that are also valid XML but use non-namespaced inline svg
  • Catalogs: Fix multiple exclusion rules causing entries to be duplicated.
  • HTML Input: Fix incorrect parsing of file names in href/src attributes that contain percent encoded non-ascii characters.
  • Edit book: Workaround for bug in Qt that caused extra null bytes to be appended to the end of the file when saving if the file contains non-BMP unicode characters.
  • Edit book: When autofixing file extensions mimetype mismatch, if the file in question is in the spine, change the file extension rather than the mimetype, as that is more likely to be the correct fix.
  • Fix the Similar Books menu items failing to find similar books if the target book has a quote in its metadata
  • Edit book: Fix regression that caused program to stop responding when quitting via File->Quit
  • Improved news sources:
  • Various Polish news sources

New in version 1.24.0 (February 14th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Add support for touchscreens when running on Windows tablets.
  • The built-in viewer in calibre now support touch screens on Windows tablets. You can tap or swipe to turn pages. Swipe up or down to jump between sections. Swipe and hold to flip through pages rapidly and pinch to zoom in and out.
  • Sending by email: Add an option to insert the comments from the book metadata as text into the email. Useful to allow the recipient to see a summary of the book before opening it. The option is in Preferences->Sharing by email
  • Edit book: new tool to automatically generate an inline (HTML) Table of Contents based on the current NCX Table of Contents. Accessed via Tools->Table of Contents->Insert inline Table of Contents.
  • Edit Book: Add a check for internal links in the book that do not point to HTML documents
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the soon to be released firmware version 3.2
  • Completion popups: Allow pressing Tab (in addition to Enter) to accept the current completion
  • Edit book: When auto-fixing named entities, fix in all files not just current file.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • EPUB Output: Do not override any declared text-decoration CSS for tags when auto-converting them to (auto-conversion is needed to comply with the epub spec).
  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect rendering of html files with only a single large image and very little text. In some rare circumstances, the full html file would not be rendered.
  • Add a copy to clipboard button for the duplicates message when copying to another library.
  • Catalogs: Fix an error when generating catalogs via calibredb from the command line on non-English installs
  • Catalogs: Fix an error creating catalogs in ebook format when one of the books contains HTML entities in its title
  • Preferences: When using the Restore to defaults button for the Tweaks, remove all plugin tweaks as well. This allows the user to recover the tweaks file if one of the plugins insert invalid code into the plugin tweaks
  • Edit book: Fix previously used locations for file open dialogs not being remembered when edit book is launched from within the main calibre program
  • Edit book: Fix a couple of temporary files occasionally not being cleaned up on program exit in windows
  • Improved news sources:
  • Associated Press
  • NRC Handelsblad
  • Cumhuriyet Yazarlar
  • ABC (es)

New in version 1.23.0 (February 7th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit Book: Highlight the closest surrounding tag when editing HTML/XML
  • Edit Book: Add a tool to easily change the current paragraph (the paragraph containing the cursor) to a heading. Simply click the button with 'H1' on it and choose the heading level you want the current paragraph changed to.
  • Edit Book: When running Replace All add a button to the replaced message to show exactly what changes were done and allow them to be undone
  • Edit book: When checking book, detect case mismatches between links and the filenames of the files they point to and offer to auto-correct the links
  • Adding books: Implement a copy to clipboard button for when duplicates are found during the adding process. Useful if you wish to review the list of duplicates later.
  • Linux installer: Install appdata files for integration with software stores.
  • Edit book: Auto add a checkpoint when the book is first opened for editing
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit Book: Fix a bug in AZW3 support that could cause images/fonts to get mixed up when saving and re-opening the book multiple times.
  • Edit Book: Fix individual find and replace not working in regex mode if the search expression uses lookbehind/lookahead operators
  • Compare books: Fix unchanged lines at the start of a change block being sometimes marked with a blue background, even though they contain no changes
  • Compare books: Fix incorrect scrolling when viewing all text and a large amount of text is present after the final change.
  • PDF Output: Fix a zero division error when the transformation matrix has a zero diagonal
  • calibredb add_custom_column: Fix a spurious error message when adding custom columns caused by the new db backend
  • calibredb list: Fix error if one of the requested fields is empty for all requested books
  • calibredb set_metadata: Fix setting series_index with the -f argument not working
  • Markdown input: Fix handling of very large files.
  • Edit book: Do not create savepoints when no changes are performed by automated tools such as smarten punctuation, remove unused css etc.
  • Edit Book: Fix a bug that would cause an error when a global operation like find/replace or polishing fails.
  • Metadata download: Workaround edelweiss.com no longer being able to search by author name. Search only by titles and filter the results returned by edelweiss to only include matching authors.
  • HTML 5 parser: Preserve non-core namespace declarations on the tag
  • Workaround broken file chooser dialog on Ubuntu that does not auto-insert the specified extension.
  • Compare books: Fix error when previously different files become identical after beautifying
  • Edit Book: Fix subsetting embedded fonts not processing fonts included in a stylesheet that is itself referenced only by an @import rule
  • Edit Book: Fix the remove unused css tool changing the namespace prefix used for the XHTML namespace in the CSS sheet, if any
  • Conversion: Fix CSS selectors using the epub namespace being ignored
  • Compare books: Fix double clicking in the right panel not opening the correct file in the editor
  • New news sources:
  • Disinformatico by isspro
  • Les Echos by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • Kathimerini
  • Cosmopolitan UK
  • wired.it
  • Gosc Niedzielny
  • New York Times Book Review

New in version 1.22.0 (January 31st, 2014)

  • New FeaturesL
  • A new tool to compare ebook files, showing the differences in their underlying text, styles and images side by side
  • The new compare tool is very useful in combination with the book editor. It allows you to see what changes have been made between checkpoints and what changes were made by automated tools. You can also compare different versions of the same ebook file. How to use each of these features is described below. Screenshots and help for using the new compare tool are at http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/diff.html
  • Edit book: Add a tool to view the list of checkpoints and compare the current state of the book to the state at the specified checkpoint. To use it click View->Checkpoints
  • Edit book: Add a tool to compare the book being currently edited with another file. To use it go to File->Compare to other book
  • Allow comparing the ORIGINAL_EPUB version of a book to the EPUB version by right clicking on the ORIGINAL_EPUB format in the book details panel. And the same for ORIGINAL_AZW3 and AZW3 formats.
  • Edit Book: Add a button to show the changes after various automated tools are run such as: remove unused CSS, subset embedded fonts, smarten punctuation, etc.
  • Edit Book: Add check for spine items with incorrect media-type specified in the manifest
  • Edit Book: Enable editing of page map XML files
  • DOCX Input: Improve handling of text boxes. Text boxes are still not supported, but they no longer cause errors or duplicate content when embedded inside paragraphs.
  • Edit Book: Add check for links that point to directories in the book instead of files.
  • Edit Book: Show the filename of the currently edited file in the title bar.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit Book: Fix unused CSS removal tool inserting namespace declaration at the top of the stylesheet
  • Edit book: Fix cover not being updated from the current cover in the calibre library when using Edit Book. Note that you can turn off metadata updating via Preferences->calibre Integration in the Edit Book Preferences.
  • Conversion: Add support for and tags outside the tag.
  • Edit book: Fix undo not working for subsetting fonts
  • CHM Input: Handle CHM files with broken markup where all the content is placed inside the tag.
  • DOCX Input: Fix padding-left of , being defaulted to 0 if no padding specified in the docx style, which breaks rendering for lists at the left margin of the document.
  • MOBI Output: Handle the value attribute on tags.
  • EPUB Output: Fix splitting of HTML files not updating links in the section of the NCX file
  • EPUB Input: Handle EPUB files with incorrect media types for the spine items when converting.
  • RTF Output: Fix failure to convert documents that contain comments with the -- string inside the comment.
  • Edit Book: Fix extra 1x1 unused GIF image being created when saving and re-opening AZW3 files.
  • Fix editing of narrow yes/no columns in the book list not very convenient
  • New news sources:
  • Various Russian News sources by bug_me_not by Unknown

New in version 1.21.0 (January 24th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit book: Add a tool to automatically remove all unused CSS rules. Useful for books created from templates that can have large numbers of CSS rules that dont match any actual content. Available via Tools->Remove unused CSS.
  • Edit book: Add a tool to split HTML files at multiple locations automatically. To use it, right click in the file and choose 'Split at multiple locations'. Useful if you want to split at all heading tags or all tags having a certain class and so on.
  • Book polishing: Add an option to automatically remove all unused CSS rules, works the same as the tool for Edit book, above.
  • Driver for ImCoSys imcoV6L
  • Closes tickets: 1266079
  • Edit book: Allow editing of .plist files as XML
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Metadata download: Fix downloading of metadata from Edelweiss not working because of website changes
  • Ebook viewer: Do not override the background color specified in the book if the user has not set a background color in the viewer preferences
  • Edit book: Handle EPUB files that erroneously list the OPF itself in the OPF manifest with an incorrect mime type
  • Edit book: Prevent arrange into folders tool from moving files inside the META-INF folder
  • New news sources:
  • Various Turkish news sources by asalet_r
  • Improved news sources:
  • Indian Express
  • Daily Express
  • Business Week Magazine
  • New York Review of Books

New in version 1.20.0 (January 17th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit book: Add a new tool to automatically arrange all files in the book into folders based on their type. Access it via Tools->Arrange into folders.
  • Edit book: Add various validity checks for OPF files when running the Check Book tool.
  • Check for incorrect idrefs, missing required sections, non-linear items in the spine, incorrect meta cover tags, duplicated items in the manifest or spine and so on.
  • Edit book: Add checks for duplicate ids in HTML/OPF/NCX files
  • Edit book: Add checks for filenames containing URL unsafe characters to the Check Book tool
  • Conversion: Allow getting text for entries in the Table of Contents from tag attributes.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • AZW3 Output: When converting EPUB files that include an HTML titlepage and no external cover is specified, ensure that the Go to cover action on the Kindle goes to the cover image and not the HTML titlepage.
  • Prevent setting an incorrect value for compression quality in the wireless driver causing an error
  • Show a busy cursor while calibre is working on matching books on the device to books in the library, which can take a while if the user has a lot of books on the device.
  • iTunes driver: Retry automatically a few times when failing to send multiple book to iTunes.
  • HTML Input: Fix UTF-16/32 encoded files that are linked to from the parent file not being properly processed.
  • EPUB Output: Fix splitting of large HTML files removing all child tags from inside tags.
  • Edit book: Fix tab characters not being identified in the lower right corner.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Various Polish news sources
  • Dilema Veche

New in version 1.19.0 (January 10th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Edit book: A new tool to insert special characters into the text, available via Edit->Insert special character. Supports all unicode characters (over 60,000 of them). See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html#inserting-special-characters
  • Edit book: When searching for text in the editor, center the found text on screen
  • Driver for teXet TB-146SE.
  • Edit book: Show tooltips in the File Browser for 'special' files, such as the cover, opf, ncx, etc.
  • Edit book: When checking book, check for entries in the OPF whose mimetype does not match the file extension.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit book: Fix marking a file as titlepage not working if the opf does not contain a section.
  • Edit book: Fix errors when working on HTML files that parse as valid XML, but do not have the correct XHTML namespace.
  • Fix typing non-English characters using an input method (key composing) in the author/tags/etc fields in the metadata dialog not working.
  • Edit book: Fix error when merging html files that include a currently opened file and a non-html file is also open
  • Fix unnecessary error popup during shutdown if the wireless device driver is running and mdns de-registration fails.
  • Add L´ and D´ as recognized articles when automatically computing sort strings for French.
  • Edit book: Fix changing mimetypes in the opf file not being detected when closing the opf file or running any automated tool like Check Book
  • Improved news sources:
  • New York Times
  • Zeit Online
  • Faz.net
  • OGlobo
  • Inc Magazine
  • New York Review of Books
  • Brand Eins

New in version 1.18.0 (January 3rd, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Add an option to control how completion works when editing authors/tags/series/etc.
  • By default, when completing items, calibre will show you all the candidates that start with the text you have already typed. You can instead have it show all candidates that contain the text you have already typed. To do this, go to Preferences->Tweaks->Completion mode. For example, if you type asi it will now match both Asimov and Quasimodo, whereas the default behavior would match only Asimov.
  • Edit book: Add a check for too large HTML files when running the check book tool.
  • Conversion: Sort the CSS rules in the output stylesheet using a 'natural' sort algorithm, so that calibre2 sorts before calibre10.
  • Cybook Orizon driver: Upload cover thumbnails in the correct format and add an option to control what directory books are sent to on the SD card
  • Portable installer: Do not ask the user for confirmation when upgrading an existing installation during an automated install
  • Linux/OS X driver for Trekstor Pyrus LED
  • Driver for Tagus Lux
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Output: When text indent is specified as a percentage in the input document, prevent the generated MOBI from having too large an indent if the user chooses a large output profile like tablet.
  • Edit book: Fix live replacement of entities not working on some non-US keyboard layouts.
  • Fix titlecasing of words not capitalizing the first letter, if the first letter is not an English character.
  • Edit book: Ensure that multiple edit book windows are grouped in a separate group from viewer windows in the Windows 7 taskbar. Also change the icon color to blue to more easily distinguish it from the viewer icon
  • Edit book: Fix a bug in the regex engine that calibre uses that could cause various incorrect results in some special circumstances.
  • Edit book: Replace buggy Qt supplied actions in the context menu for the editor widget with properly implemented ones
  • Book list: Fix sorting on fields that are not viewable as columns not being restored on calibre restart. Also fix sorting on the Title field via the right click menu not being restored.
  • Windows 64bit build: Fix corrupted images in MOBI files causing crash.
  • Edit book: Prettify html in newly created books.
  • AZW3 Input: Handle azw3 files that contain some empty individual HTML files
  • Comic Input: Fix a regression to comic input in 1.15 that could cause some comics to be rendered as black or white pages.
  • New news sources:
  • Nan Feng Chuang by Chen Wei
  • Improved news sources:
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Caijing
  • HBR
  • poche
  • Neue Osnabrucker Zeitung

New in version 1.17.0 (December 27th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Merry Christmas everyone! Early release this week, as I will be travelling.
  • Edit book: Allow drag and drop of images onto the image editor
  • Edit book: Allow import of multiple files at once, via File->Import files into book
  • Edit book: Show the name of the current character to the left of the cursor in the status bar. Can be turned off via Preferences.
  • Edit book: Automatically replace HTML entities as they are typed. This can be turned off in the Preferences.
  • ToC Editor: Allow bulk renaming of items. Simply select the items you want to rename, right click and choose bulk rename. Useful if, for instance, you want to rename all the items to be Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and so on.
  • Edit book: Allow linking of stylesheets into HTML files automatically. Right click on the selected HTML files in the File browser and choose 'Link stylesheets' to have the tags for the sheets automatically inserted.
  • Edit book: When deleting files, automatically remove all entries that refer to them from the ToC
  • Bug Fixes:
  • ToC Editor: When auto-generating the table of contents from headings or XPath, if an element is at the top of the file, link only to the file instead of to the element.
  • Edit book: When splitting files, name the newly created file with a _split suffix.
  • Edit book: Fix position syncing incorrect when in HTML files that contain tags with charset encoding declarations over more than a single line
  • Edit book: Automatic correction of font family names not quoting family names with spaces in them if the original, incorrect family name did not have a space.
  • Title casing: Fix presence of some non-English characters or smart punctuation causing all-caps text to not be properly titlecased
  • Edit book: Fix a bug preventing marking an image as cover in a book that previously had no cover
  • Edit book: Fix a typo causing the preferences for which windows occupy which corners to not work
  • Edit book: Fix crash that happens sometimes when deleting multiple files.
  • Edit book: Handle EPUB files which contain opf files with no tags
  • Edit book: Fix deleting a file that is currently open in an editor, not auto-closing the editor
  • DOCX Input: Fix error when converting DOCX file that contains only image based links and no text based links.
  • New news sources:
  • Birmingham Evening Mail by Dave Asbury

New in version 1.16.0 (December 20th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Edit book: Add a tool to browse all images in the book with their thumbnails. Useful for visually locating an image. To launch it, use View->Browse images in book.
  • Edit book: Allow creation of new, empty books via File->Create new book
  • Edit book: Add buttons to easily create formatting such as bold/italic/colors/etc. when editing HTML files
  • Edit book: Add button to easily insert tag while editing HTML
  • Edit book: Add options to change the default font families/sizes for the preview panel
  • Edit book: Allow customizing which dockable windows occupy the four dock corners via Edit->Preferences. You can now also choose to have more than one row of windows in a given dock area.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Edit book: When editing AZW3 files with no images in them, do not incorrectly display a number of binary records from the AZW3 file as 'unknown' miscellaneous files
  • Edit book: Fix marking image as cover not working for AZW3 files if the file did not previously have a cover
  • AZW3 Output: Do not refuse to create the ToC if it has only a single entry
  • Edit book: Fix crashes when processing some books that contain malformed markup on OS X and windows 64bit machines
  • Edit book: Fix error when renaming the html file currently displayed in the preview panel and that file is not the file being currently edited
  • Edit book: Fix crash when editing books that have links to absolute paths.
  • Edit book: Fix book not being marked as modified after editing the ToC
  • Edit book: When syncing the position of the preview panel to the cursor in the editor and the cursor is at or before the tag set the position of the preview panel to the top of the file, so that the top margin of the body tag is seen easily.
  • Edit book: Fix trying to import an html file/css file via the add new file button always resulting in a blank file
  • Edit book: Fix replacing a file with another file with exactly the same filename causing an error.
  • Edit book: Have the ToC view refresh itself after any major operation on the book
  • Edit book: Fix pasting in the image editor not working
  • Improved news sources:
  • NZZ
  • Spiegel Online
  • Daily Mail
  • FAZ.net

New in version 1.15.0 (December 13th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • A new book editor, capable of editing files in the EPUB and AZW3 (Kindle) formats: Right click on any book in calibre and choose 'Edit Book', to edit e-books in the EPUB and AZW3 formats. The new editor allows you to edit the HTML/CSS and images inside the ebooks in a seamless fashion, with live preview of your changes and many helpful automated tools for checking the book for errors, editing the table of contents, merging, splitting, bulk renaming and so on. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html for more details and help using the new editor. Note that the editor is a completely new codebase and is still being actively developed, so expect a few bugs and many new features in the near future. However, the editor as it stands is extremely useable and useful today. Note that it replaces the old 'Tweak Book' feature in calibre. If you want the old Tweak Book back, it has been renamed to 'Unpack Book', you can go to Preferences->Toolbars and add it back. Happy holidays!
  • Edit metadata dialog: In the tag editor, allow easy filtering of the lists of available and applied tags.
  • Driver for Onyx Boox C65.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Kobo driver: Fix book covers not showing for sideloaded kepubs on the book details screen, with newer Kobo firmware.
  • Content server: Popup a more useful error when clicking on the cover of a book that has no formats to view.
  • Cover grid: Fix text showing 'None' for rating fields for books with no rating
  • Cover grid: Set text color based on the background color/image being used.
  • Metadata editor: Fix removing formatting for comments not removing background colors.
  • EPUB Output: Remove name attribute from tags (replacing with id) to keep the asinine epubcheck happy

New in version 1.13.0 (November 29th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Edit metadata dialog: Facilitate editing the authors for books that have a large number of authors, by using a dedicated 'Edit authors' tool, which you can launch by right clicking the authors in the edit metadata dialog and selecting 'Edit authors'.
  • Conversion: Fix specifying shorthand properties in filter css not working. Now all shorthand properties automatically filter out all the properties they are shorthand for.
  • Kobo driver: support new firmware version 3.0.1
  • Wireless device driver: Cache metadata on a per device basis.
  • Allows for using different cover thumbnail sizes on different devices. Will force device to resend all metadata the first time it is connected after this upgrade.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Metadata download: Update code to get covers via Google image search to handle changes to the Google website.
  • Searching: When searching for identifiers, fix searching for values that contain colons not working. Also fix escaped parentheses not being parsed correctly.
  • Match books on device: Fix parentheses in book titles not being escaped when searching for matches.
  • Match books on device: Fix thumbnail in device metadata cache not being updated when matching books.
  • File open dialogs; If the previously used initial directory, no longer exists, use a directory one level up.
  • EPUB Output: Strip -- from inside comments, as some ebook reading apps cannot handle them.
  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke the Kobo third party plugins
  • Fix QuickView windows not staying on top on some Linux systems
  • Fixes for website changes for various Get Books Polish language stores
  • Metadata download dialog: Fix current cover not copyable to clipboard
  • Fix an incorrect translation of the language 'Polish'
  • Improved news sources:
  • Economist
  • Various PostMedia news sources

New in version 1.12.0 (November 22nd, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Auto adding: Option to add files of all types, not just ebooks. You can now tell calibre to auto add all file types, instead of just known ebooks via Preferences->Adding books->Automatic adding.
  • Quick view: Show the title/author/series columns in the same order as in the main book list.
  • Update Kobo driver to allow sending kepubs
  • Allow right clicking on covers to copy them in the metadata cover download dialog.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Titlecase: Fix incorrect title casing for some non-English words.
  • Kobo driver: Fix errors when using rating or numerical custom columns to create shelves.
  • E-book viewer: Allow searching to work with hyphenation enabled, provided you are searching for whole words. Searching for partial words may still not work. For robust searching, turn off hyphenation in the viewer preferences.
  • Get books: Update the B&N UK store plugin to handle changes to the B&N UK website
  • Apply changes being edited when clicking apply in the email preferences list.
  • Fix crash on linux systems whose fontconfig configuration includes paths to in an undecodable encoding.
  • Fix editing custom column values in the book list not allowing change of case.
  • Kobo driver: Fix latest firmware update for Kobo Wifi causing calibre to not recognize it.
  • Content server: Fix virtual libraries with an ampersand in their names not working
  • New news sources:
  • Loksatta and Maharashtra Times by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • Le Monde (free version)
  • Pecat
  • Daily Express

New in version 1.11.0 (November 15th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Kobo driver: Support the new firmware version 3.0.0 for Kobo devices
  • Content server: Show the name of the virtual library at the top when browsing books in a virtual library.
  • Add a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+*) to convert the current search into a temporary virtual library.
  • Template language: Add a transliterate function, useful to convert metadata in other languages into its phonetic English representation, when exporting books from calibre.
  • Remove the button to toggle search result highlighting from next to the search bar, as too many people click it accidentally and then do not realize what they have done, despite the confirmation message that pops up. The button can be restored via Preferences->Searching
  • Wireless driver: Remove old non-streaming networking code. Apps that still use it must be updated. A message will popup notifying the user of the need to update if such an app is encountered.
  • Linux: Add an option to cause calibre to detach from its controlling terminal (--detach)
  • Bug Fixes:
  • DOCX Input: Fix page-breaks created as a page break inside an otherwise empty paragraph not being rendered on conversion to PDF.
  • Windows: When viewing books with an external viewer, check if windows will open the file with calibre itself, and if so, popup an error message telling the user to install some software capable of viewing the file.
  • Wireless driver: Fix a bug that could cause the wrong path information to be sent to the device in some circumstances.
  • Linux binary build: Return proper exit codes when raising SystemExit
  • Transliterate the Arabic Alef into 'a'
  • New news sources:
  • ARG Noticias by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Radikal (tr)
  • Spiegel Online
  • El Mundo

New in version 1.10.0 (November 8th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Conversion: Treat .docm the same as .docx files, ignoring any macros in the file.
  • EPUB Output: Auto convert CMYK images to RGB. Works around the inability of Adobe Digital Editions to display CMYK images.
  • Quickview: Add a checkbox to lock the quickview window so that it does not change while moving around in the main book list
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix number of marked books shown in the drop down menu of the Mark Books action not being updated when marked books are deleted (as opposed to being unmarked).
  • Book list: Preserve the current column when using Ctrl+Home or Ctrl+End shortcuts
  • Booklist: Fix using Page Up/Down keys moving book list by one row too many.
  • Metadata download: Do not auto trim downloaded covers as trimming can sometimes have undesirable effects.
  • Template language: Fix zero valued series indices not formatting correctly
  • Fix a regression in 1.9 that broke bibtex catalog creation
  • Quickview: Auto-close the quickview window when changing libraries. You have to open it again in the new library.
  • Linux binary build: Update the bundled version of zlib to fix library compatibility on some newer linux distros that have libpng16 compiled to require newer zlib versions
  • Improved news sources:
  • New York Review of Books
  • Various Polish news sources

New in version 1.9.0 (November 1st, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Drivers for the new Nook Glowlight, Lenovo IdeaPad and Kindle Fire HDX (linux)
  • Add an option to check for duplicates (books with the same title/author) when copying between libraries. Option is under Preferences->Adding books.
  • Content server: Display book title on details page. Also put the most important fields (authors/series/tags) at the top.
  • When developing recipes using the command line, allow specifying the number of feeds and articles when using the --test parameter.
  • PDF Output: Option to control title of generated Table of Contents
  • PDF metadata: If one of the keywords in the PDF is a valid ISBN, use it as the ISBN for the book
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix spurious ratings being returned for unrated books.
  • Bulk metadata edit: Only clear series if the clear series checkbox is checked. Also add a clear checkbox for publishers, so that publishers can be removed.
  • Use for the inserted Table of Contents title for the MOBI and PDF formats as well as the EPUB and AZW3 formats.
  • Fix comments editor in review metadata becoming too small on small screens.
  • DOCX Input: Fix hyperlink showing as underlined even if the hyperlink style in word is set to not show underlines.
  • E-book viewer: Remember the size of the 'Inspect' window used to examine the book's code.
  • Wireless driver: Fix bug that prevented different formats of the same book on the device from being recognized
  • Bulk metadata download: When downloading only covers and some covers fail, do not show the failed books while reviewing downloaded metadata.
  • BibTeX catalogs: Strip unmatched braces to prevent generation of invalid .bib file.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Reuters (Japan)
  • MIT Technology Review
  • dotNet Magazine
  • Science Based News

New in version 1.8.0 (October 25th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • DOCX Input: Support linked (as opposed to embedded) images, if the linked image is found on the local computer.
  • FB2 Input: Add support for note and cite back references. Link pairs of type="note" and type="cite" now automatically generate the correct back reference.
  • When automerging books during during an add, include the author as well as the title in the report of merged books.
  • OS X Mavericks (10.9) breaks connecting to iTunes and iBooks on iOS devices. For more details see: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215624
  • Bug Fixes:
  • OS X: Fix system tray notifications causing crashes on some OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) systems (those that had Growl installed at some point).
  • OSX: Fix font size in completion popups too small on Mavericks (I hope)
  • PDF Output: Fix rendering of some semi-transparent images. All semi-transparent images are now rendered using soft masks.
  • MOBI Output: Fix text marked with white-space:pre-wrap causing the Kindle to break lines at arbitrary points inside words.
  • FB2 Input: Fix a regression that broke conversion of FB2 files with paragraphs having both a style and an id attribute.
  • TXT Input: Ensure that in the generated HTML has a meaningful value.
  • Book details panel: Fix HTML in author names and identifiers not being escaped
  • HTML 5 parsing: Fix handling of xml:lang attributes on all elements xml:lang is now mapped to a plain lang on all elements, not just
  • Update HTML 5 parser used in calibre (html5lib-python) to fix a few corner cases
  • When bulk deleting formats, use a single temporary directory for the deleted files. This makes restoring them from the recycle bin a little cleaner. Also might fix the reported issue with the windows recycle bin choking on creating a large number of folders.
  • DOCX Input: Add support for hyperlink fields that have only anchors and not URLs
  • DOCX Input: Fix handling of multiple block level bookmarks at the same location.
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix Htmlz does not apply inline css from .
  • Fix the restore database operation failing on windows installs with long usernames (this would cause the path to the temporary folder used to restore the database to become too long).
  • ODT Input: Various workarounds for broken ODT files generated my mk4ht
  • Fix a bug with non-ascii text in the create catalog dialog
  • Improved news sources:
  • A List Apart

New in version 1.7.0 (October 18th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Cover grid: Allow using images as the background for the cover grid. To choose an image, go to Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid.
  • An option to mark newly added books with a temporary mark. Option is in Preferences->Adding books.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow turning off the cover size displayed in the bottom right corner of the cover by right clicking the cover and choosing 'Hide cover size'. It can be restored the same way.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion: If both embed font family and the filter css option to remove fonts are set, do not remove the font specified by the embed font family option.
  • Fix a few remaining situations that could cause formats column to show an error message about SHLock
  • Make deleting books to recycle bin more robust. Ensure that the temporary directory created during the move to recycle bin process is not left behind in case of errors.
  • Windows: Check if the books' files are in use before deleting
  • Fix custom device driver swap main and card option not working. Also fix swapping not happening for a few devices on linux
  • Edit metadata dialog: The Edit metadata dialog currently limits its max size based on the geometry of the smallest attached screen. Change that to use the geometry of the screen on which it will be shown.
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix tag placed inside instead of .
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix inline styles not escaping quotes properly.
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix incorrect handling of some self closing tags like .
  • Content server: Fix single item categories not working with reverse proxy setup.
  • Fix a bug that could cause calibre to crash when switching from a large library to a smaller library with marked books.
  • Get Books: Fix downloading of some books in formats that do not have metadata yielding nonsense titles
  • Allow marked book button to be added to main toolbar when device is connected
  • Fix error if a marked book is deleted/merged.
  • Template language: Fix formatter function days_between to compute the right value when the answer is negative.
  • Windows: Fix spurious file in use by other process error if the book's folder contained multiple hard links pointing to the same file
  • Windows: Fix duplicate files being created in very special circumstances when changing title and/or author. (the title or author had to be between 31 and 35 characters long and the book entry had to have been created by a pre 1.x version of calibre). You can check if your library has any such duplicates and remove them, by using the Check Library tool (Right click the calibre button on the toolbar and select Library Maintenance->Check Library).
  • Improved news sources:
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Newsweek Polska
  • Wired Magazine
  • cracked.com
  • Television Without Pity
  • Carta
  • Diagonales

New in version 1.6.0 (October 11th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Temporary marking of books in the library: This allows you to select books from your calibre library manually and mark them. This 'mark' will remain until you restart calibre, or clear the marks. You can easily work with only the marked subset of books by right clicking the Mark Books button. To use this feature, go to Preferences->Toolbars and add the 'Mark Books' tool to the main toolbar
  • Get Books: Add Wolne Lektury and Amazon (Canada) ebook stores
  • DOCX Input: Handle hyperlinks in footnotes and endnotes
  • Driver for Sunstech reader
  • Allow using both uri: and url: identifiers to create two different arbitrary links instead of just one in the Book details panel
  • E-book viewer: Make all keyboard shortcuts configurable
  • Conversion: Add an option to not condense CSS rules for margin, padding, border, etc. Option is under the Look & Feel section of the conversion dialog
  • calibredb: Allow setting of title sort field
  • ebook-meta: Add an --identifier option to set identifiers
  • Bug fixes:
  • Fix a locking error when composite columns containing formats are used and formats are added/deleted."
  • EPUB Output: Do not strip tags with type application/svg+xml in addition to those that use image/svg+xml
  • Cover grid: Fix selecting all books with Ctrl+A causing subsequent deselects to not fully work
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix long titles causing error when converting on windows
  • Content server: Fix OPDS category links to composite columns
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression that broke import/export of bookmarks
  • E-book viewer: Use the default font size setting for the dictionary view as well
  • DOCX Input: Avoid using the value attribute for simple numbered lists, to silence the asinine epubcheck
  • HTML Input: Images linked by the poster attribute of the tag are now recognized and processed
  • DOCX Input: Fix erorr when converting docx files that have numbering defined with no associated character style
  • EPUB Metadata: Implementing updating identifiers other than isbn in the epub file from calibre when polishing or exporting the epub
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix parsing of some dates on amazon.de
  • Improved recipes:
  • National Geographic Magazine
  • New York Review of Books
  • Focus (PL)
  • Carta Capital
  • AM 730
  • Ming Pao (HK)
  • Neu Osnabrucker Zeitung
  • New recipes:
  • Various Uruguayan news sources

New in version 1.5.0 (September 26th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Driver for Woxter Scriba
  • Bulk metadata edit: Allow setting the comments for all selected books and also allow cloning the covers. Cloning covers means that the cover of the first selected book will be set for all other selected books.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Windows: Improved device ejection code. Eject individual drives before trying to eject the device. This fixes incomplete ejection with the Nook devices.
  • Catalogs: fix exclude tags rules not working in non-English locales when creating catalogs in EPUB/MOBI formats.
  • Kobo driver: Fix reading status being cleared when connecting to a Kobo with older firmware and metadata management set to automatic.
  • Content server: Sort virtual libraries by name
  • DOCX Input: Convert tabs in the docx file into non-breaking spaces in the output document. Note that custom tab stops are not supported.
  • Conversion: Handle the style attribute on the tag
  • Handle databases with invalid ratings link tables
  • DOCX Input: Handle DOCX files with missing referenced styles
  • Update amazon metadata download plugin for changes to the Amazon website
  • Improved recipes:
  • Slate
  • El Universal (VE)
  • GoComics

New in version 1.4.0 (September 20th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Column icons: Allow the use of multiple icons with column icon rules.
  • You can now have column icon rules display multiple icons in a single column, side by side. There are two ways to do this, either specify multiple icons when creating the rule, or create multiple rules that match the same book and specify the icon type to be 'composed' for every rule. See Preferences->Look & Feel->Column icons for details.
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new cover handling in Kobo Aura with updated firmware
  • Driver for Icarus Essence
  • Show a warning when attempting to copy books between libraries that do not have the same set of custom columns.
  • EPUB/AZW3 Output: Use shorthand forms for margin, padding and border CSS properties, where possible
  • Allow colons in identifier values, needed for using URIs as identifiers
  • Comments editor: Allow treating arbitrary URLs as images
  • Show full path of library under mouse in status bar when switching/renaming/deleting libraries via the calibre library button.
  • DOCX Input: Add support for embedded EMF images that are just wrappers around an actual raster image.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion: Fix font subsetting not working for large fonts with more than 4000 glyphs, such as CJK fonts
  • HTML Input: Fix a regression that broke processing of HTML files that contain meta tags with dc: namespaced attribute values.
  • Fix switching to an empty virtual library not blanking the book details panel
  • Keep position when deleting tags in the tag editor
  • Book details panel: Render custom comments fields the same as the builtin comments field. In particular this fixes problems caused by wide text and images in custom comments fields.
  • Metadata jackets: Do not error out when using a custom template with some custom fields that are not present.
  • AZW3 Output: Dont choke on invalid (undecodable) links in the input document
  • Cover grid: Respect the double click on library view tweak
  • Fix covers set by drag and drop or pasting in the edit metadata dialog showing compression artifacts due to aggressive jpeg compression
  • Conversion: Fix a bug that could cause incorrect border values to be used when cascading, shorthand border CSS is present.
  • Fix regression in 1.3 that caused the book list to not track the current book when using Next/Previous in the edit metadata dialog.
  • New news sources:
  • Sage News by Brian Hahn
  • Il Cambiamento by ghib9
  • Improved news sources:
  • Liberation
  • Politika

New in version 1.3.0 (September 13th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • When doing searches or switching between virtual libraries in the main book list, preserve the current book. The currently selected book will remain visible if it is present in the results of the search or the selected virtual library.
  • Drivers for Oppo Find 5 and PocketBook Mini 515
  • Bug Fixes:
  • DOCX Input: Handle numbered paragraphs where the numbering is specified in the paragraph style, instead of on the paragraph directly. Also support the use of arbitrary, styled text for bullets.
  • DOCX Input: Fix a single line break at the end of a paragraph not being rendered as a blank line.
  • DOCX Input: Fix extra top/bottom margins around headings when the heading style in word does not specify any top/bottom margins.
  • DOCX Input: Handle images in footnotes and endnotes.
  • ODT Input: Only treat the first image as a cover if it is of suitable size, instead of any image in the document.
  • Book polishing: Do not leave behind the old comments when updating metadata if the comments have been deleted in calibre.
  • PDF Output: Fix non-breaking space characters incorrectly rendered in PDF outline.
  • Content server: Fix error in opds feed after using virtual libraries in the main server.
  • Do not scroll the book list horizontally after editing metadata.
  • New database backend: Handle databases that contain multiple tags/series/publishers/etc. that differ only in case.
  • New news sources:
  • Caravan Magazine by Kovid Goyal
  • Phys Org by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Jakarta Post
  • Jakarta Globe
  • Dilema Veche
  • Daily Express
  • Anandtech
  • High Country News

New in version 1.2.0 (September 6th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Conversion: Add support for the CSS3 rem font size unit.
  • MTP devices, such as Android tablets/phones: Allow ignoring any folder on the device, not just top level folders. For newly connected devices, also scan /Android/data/com.amazon.kindle for books by default (newer versions of the Kindle app place downloaded files there).
  • Speed up sorting when the book list is showing a restricted set of books, such as when the results of a search are displayed or a virtual library is used.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Add an undo option for the Trim cover button.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Amazon metadata download: Update to handle website changes at amazon.com"
  • PDF Output: Workaround a bug in the library calibre uses to render HTML to PDF that caused text in some documents that used small-caps fonts to not render correctly.
  • Kobo driver: When a sideloaded kepub is added from a Kobo device to the calibre library, it is added as an epub, but the file copied is corrupt.
  • Fix changing the user interface language in the welcome wizard causing some parts of the interface to remain in the old language until calibre is restarted.
  • Fix regression in 1.0 that broke setting author names with the | character in them.
  • Content server: When running from inside the main calibre program, do not restrict the books shown based on the current virtual library in the main program. If you wish to restrict the books shown in the content server, use Preferences->Sharing over the net.
  • Output dates in the local timezone instead of UTC when generating CSV catalogs"
  • Library maintenance: When doing a check library instead of dumping the database to SQL and restoring it, run a VACUUM. This works around various bugs in the dump and restore capabilities of apsw.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix adding an image to an empty comments block not working"
  • Conversion: Fix font declarations with invalid font-family values causing conversion to abort when subsetting is enabled.
  • MOBI Output: Fix conversion of some super/sub scripts failling if they are the first or last element in a paragraph.
  • New database backend: Various improvements to make the backend more robust against databases with invalid/corrupt data in them.
  • Improved recipes:
  • Countryfile

New in version 1.1.0 (August 30th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Rewrite the HTML metadata parser to make it faster and more robust.
  • Book list: When sorting on a currently unsorted column, use the last applied sort for that column, instead of always sorting in ascending order.
  • PocketBook driver: Scan for books files in the entire device not just in the 'books' folder
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that could cause the dates in custom date-type columns to change in some timezones when using the edit metadata dialog to make unrelated changes.
  • When replacing formats in a book with a very long title+authors on windows, calibre could leave behind the old format file, because the filename shortening algorithm has changed. Handle that case.
  • Fix content server giving an error if you return to the top level page after using the virtual libraries.
  • Fix calibredb not updating the running calibre instance properly in 1.0
  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that broke splitting of multiple valued field like tags into many items during a rename.
  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that caused an error when trying to set values for tags with the same item repeated, with different case.
  • Fix a regression that broke downloading news when output format is set to PDF
  • Creating a catalog with an already existing catalog in the library would cause a temporary duplicate entry in the book list. Also fix the author sort for catalogs generated in the AZW3 format not being correct.
  • EPUB metadata: When changing the title in an EPUB 2.0 file that has multiple titles, remove the extra titles.
  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that caused Search and Replace in the bulk metadata edit dialog to be much slower than before
  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that caused incorrect sorting and searching on some composite columns (columns built from other columns).
  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that prevented the moving of libraries inside calibre
  • Virtual Library tabs: If the user activates a hidden tab via the Virtual Library button, change the name of the All Books tab to reflect the hidden virtual library.
  • Ignore text records in the database that are damaged, instead of erroring out. Lets the rest of the data be used.
  • Fix regression that broke calibredb catalog when sorting on the id field.
  • HTML Input: Handle malformed OPF files when converting.
  • Ensure that the Formats custom column (if present) is updated when a new format is created as a result of a conversion.
  • Fix a bug in 1.0 that broke the Check Library function on computers with non-English locales.
  • Content server: Fix blank username causing error on startup.
  • Fix sorting of book list by multi-valued fields like tags not correct in the new backend.
  • New news sources:
  • VFR Magazine by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • Daily Mirror

New in version 1.0.0 (August 23rd, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • A new 'cover grid' view of the books in your calibre library Excellent for judging your books by their covers :) To use click the button with the icon of a grid in the bottom right corner of the main window. It can be configured via Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid
  • A new, faster database backend The database backend in calibre has been re-written from scratch. The new code is smaller, more robust and much faster than the old code. The exact speedup will depend on the number of books and number and type of custom columns in your library. Users have reported calibre startup times decreasing by a factor of 2-3 times.
  • For a summary of the major changes in calibre between 0.9 and 1.0, see http://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/ten
  • RTF Input: Add option to ignore WMF images iinstead of replacing them with a placeholder. Closes tickets: 1213599
  • Content server: Make virtual libraries available as searches from the start page. They work just like saved searches, clicking on a virtual library will show you all the books in that virtual library.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Remove extra, useless 'language' entry in metadata download configuration dialog
  • Kobo driver: Display device collections even if the driver is configured to not manage shelves on the device. Closes tickets: 1214233
  • Fix typo in calibre.desktop file on linux Closes tickets: 1213664
  • Edit metadata dialog: Disable OK button while results are being downloaded. Closes tickets: 1213397
  • In OS X 10.8 Apple stopped redirecting stdout/stderr to Console.app for applications launched by launch services. Re-enable the redirection, useful for debugging.
  • Fix virtual library tabs not being updated when using VL button
  • New news sources:
  • News24 and Nuus24 by Nicki de Wet
  • Improved news sources:
  • Consumerist
  • jeuxvideo
  • Metro UK
  • El Tribuno
  • High Country News
  • Daily Express
  • Providence Journal
  • mediapart

New in version 0.9.44 (August 16th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Add an option to display all virtual libraries as tabs above the book list. Convenient to quickly switch between virtual libraries. To enable, click the Virtual library button and select 'Show virtual libraries as tabs'. You can re-arrange the tabs by drag and drop and close tabs you do not want. Right click on the tabs to restore closed tabs.
  • An improved cover trimming algorithm to automatically detect and remove borders and extra space from the edge of cover images. To try it use the 'Trim' button in the edit metadata dialog. This can sometimes remove too much so if you dont like the result, just click cancel. You can make the algorithm more or less aggressive via Preferences->Tweaks
  • Allow customizing the comic metadata reader plugin via Preferences->Plugins to read the series index from either the volume or the issue number of the comic.
  • Linux MTP driver: Add ids for some newer devices.
  • Add a trim cover option to the bulk metadata edit dialog
  • Make the book information dialog user resizable, with a splitter between the cover and the info panel. Also change the background of the cover panel for books that have been marked using the Temp marker plugin.
  • Driver for Samsung Galaxy Young Android phone
  • Bug fixes:
  • PDF Output: Do not abort conversion if the document being converted has an HTML cover (found in some broken EPUB files).
  • RTF Input: When converting RTF files with no codepage, use the input encoding setting as the codepage.
  • improved recipes:
  • The Independent
  • El Periodica de Aragon
  • El Correo
  • new recipes:
  • Daily Express

New in version 0.9.43 (August 9th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • TXT Input: Allow using various markdown extensions for more features when converting markdown formatted txt files.
  • Sending by email: Allow sending by email to an arbitrary combination of email address. Access it via the 'Select recipients' menu entry in the Email To menu.
  • A new 'Sort By' action for the right click menu. This allows sorting on all columns in the library, not just the visible columns. To use it go to Preferences->Toolbars and add it to 'The context menu for books in the calibre library'
  • Allow adding images into the comments field, by clicking on the insert link button in the comments editor in the edit metadata dialog.
  • Allow skipping the confirm bulk reconvert dialog
  • EPUB Input: If the EPUB file identifies an actual cover image in addition to the titlepage html file, use the cover image instead of rendering the titlepage. This is faster and has the advantage that an EPUB to EPUB conversion preserves internal cover structure.
  • Get Books: Improve searching by removing punctuation from title/authors before matching.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion: Fix empty inline tags that are the second child of a paragraph causing text change location.
  • Fix book count in tooltip of choose library button not updating
  • Kobo driver: When deleting shelves that have been synced, the Activity entry for the shelf was not being deleted. This left a tile for the shelf on the home screen of the Glo and AuraHD.
  • Comments editor: The Insert Link button has no effect until the user clicks inside the comments box, therefore disable it until it is ready, to prevent confusion.
  • Get Books: Update various Polish store plugins

New in version 0.9.42 (August 2nd, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • When downloading metadata from Amazon, convert the amazon categories into tags. You can turn this off by going to Preferences->Metadata download and configuring the Amazon source.
  • Kobo driver: Add an option to modify the styling in books being sent to the device, based on a template on the device.
  • Get Books: Add support for two more Polish ebook stores: cdp.pl and ebooki.allegro.pl
  • calibredb: Add a new clone command to create clones of libraries with the same custom columns, virtual libraries, etc. as the current library.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI metadata: Do not fail to set metadata in MOBI files if they have EXTH fields with NULL pointers to a cover or thumbnail.
  • Fix editing of book metadata failing when its timestamp is out of range for the system.
  • Fix renaming a user category to the same name it already has erases the user category.
  • Fix drag 'n drop of cover onto conversion dialog not working
  • Device drivers: Explicitly fsync() all files when writing to devices, to reduce chances of file corruption if the device is disconnected while jobs are running
  • Fix calibre not appearing in Ubuntu's 'Open with..' menu
  • Improved news sources:
  • PC World

New in version 0.9.41 (July 27th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Add a button to clear the current virtual library easily.
  • Driver for Surftab Ventos.
  • Ebook-viewer: Allow re-ordering bookmarks in the bookmarks manager by drag and drop.
  • Bug fixes:
  • DOCX Input: Fix conversion breaking for files that use heading style paragraphs to insert line rules.
  • Content server: Fix last search query not being fully sanitized in results page.
  • Book polishing: Fix page margins being removed if an unused font was found during subsetting of embedded fonts.
  • PDF Output: Do not error out when the input document uses a font that cannot be subset, such as the Symbol font. Instead print a warning and embed the full font.
  • Conversion: Fix a regression in the last release that broke conversion of a few files with comments just before a chapter start.
  • Improved recipes:
  • Something Awful
  • Spektrum der Wissenschaft
  • mediapart.fr
  • Dilbert
  • Antyweb
  • Scientific American
  • taz.de (RSS)
  • New recipes:
  • Blindbuch and No names, No jackets
  • El Tribuno Salta and Jujuy

New in version 0.9.41 (July 27th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Add a button to clear the current virtual library easily.
  • Driver for Surftab Ventos.
  • Ebook-viewer: Allow re-ordering bookmarks in the bookmarks manager by drag and drop.
  • Bug fixes:
  • DOCX Input: Fix conversion breaking for files that use heading style paragraphs to insert line rules.
  • Content server: Fix last search query not being fully sanitized in results page.
  • Book polishing: Fix page margins being removed if an unused font was found during subsetting of embedded fonts.
  • PDF Output: Do not error out when the input document uses a font that cannot be subset, such as the Symbol font. Instead print a warning and embed the full font.
  • Conversion: Fix a regression in the last release that broke conversion of a few files with comments just before a chapter start.
  • Improved recipes:
  • Something Awful
  • Spektrum der Wissenschaft
  • mediapart.fr
  • Dilbert
  • Antyweb
  • Scientific American
  • taz.de (RSS)
  • New recipes:
  • Blindbuch and No names, No jackets
  • El Tribuno Salta and Jujuy

New in version 0.9.40 (July 19th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • EPUB Output: Add an option to insert an inline Table of Contents into the main text.
  • Driver for LG Android phone
  • When matching books in the library against the device manually, pre-fill the search field with the book title
  • Bug fixes:
  • PDF Input: Fix a regression that caused some images to be flipped when converting PDF files that use image rotation operators.
  • Fix regression that caused incorrect font size in dropcaps generated by the DOCX input plugin
  • Get Books: Fix searching for title and author returning some extra matches, if the title starts with an article like the, a or an.
  • PDF Output: Fix extra blank page being inserted at the start of the chapter when converting some epub files from feedbooks
  • PDF Output: Workaround bug in WebKit's getBoundingClientRect() method that could cause links to occasionally point to incorrect locations.
  • E-book viewer: Fix a bug that could cause the reported position to be incorrect immediately after opening a previously opened book. This also fixes the Back button not working if a link is clicked on the page immediately after opening the book.
  • Fix memory card not being detected for Elonex 621 on Windows
  • Fix regression in last release that broke auto-conversion of ebooks when sending to device/sending by email.
  • Get Books: Update amazon plugins for website changes
  • Allow using non-ascii chars in email passwords.
  • Improved recipes:
  • Galaxy's Edge
  • New recipes:
  • Il Foglio
  • Le Monde Diplomatique and Acrimed

New in version 0.9.39 (July 12th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Bulk metadata edit: Add a checkbox to prevent the refreshing of the book list after the bulk edit. This means that the book list will not be resorted and any existing search/virtual library will not be refreshed. Useful if you have a large library as the refresh can be slow.
  • Allow manually marking a book in the calibre library as being on the device. To do so click the device icon in calibre, then right click on the book you want marked and choose 'Match book to library'. Once you are done marking all the books, right click the device icon and choose 'Update cached metadata'
  • Driver for Coby Kyros MID1126
  • When adding formats to an existing book, by right clicking the add books button, ask for confirmation if some formats will be overwritten.
  • Add a tweak to restrict the list of output formats available in the conversion dialog. Go to Preferences->Tweaks to change it.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Amazon metadata download: Update plugin to deal with the new amazon.com website
  • Edelweiss metadata download plugin: Workaround for advanced search being broken at the Edelweiss website.
  • Invalid data in the device database on sony readers could cause errors when sorting device collections, ignore those errors.
  • DOCX Input: Fix no page break being inserted before the last section.
  • Metadata download dialog: Have the OK button enabled in the results screen as well.
  • Get Books: Update empik store plugin
  • Improved recipes:
  • Houston Chronicle
  • cracked.com
  • mediapart.fr
  • New recipes:
  • Glenn Brenwald and Ludwig von Mises Institute

New in version 0.9.38 (July 5th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Book polishing: Add option to embed all referenced fonts when polishing books using the 'Polish Books' tool.
  • DOCX Input: Add support for clickable (hyperlinked) images
  • DOCX Input: Insert page breaks at the start of every new section
  • Drivers for Trekstor Pyrus Maxi and PocketBook Surfpad 2
  • DOCX Input: Add support for horizontal rules created by typing three hyphens and pressing enter.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix detection of SD Card in some PRS-T2N devices
  • MOBI Input: Fix a regression that broke parsing of MOBI files with malformed markup that also used entities for apostrophes.
  • Get Books: Update Woblink store plugin
  • Metadata download dialog: Prevent the buttons from being re-ordered when the Next button is clicked.
  • PDF Output: Fix links that point to URLs with query parameters being mangled by the conversion process.
  • DOCX Input: Fix links pointing to locations in the same document that contain multiple, redundant bookmarks not working.
  • EPUB/AZW3 Output: Fix splitting on page-break-after with plain text immediately following the split point causing the text to be added before rather than after the split point.
  • DOCX Input: handle bookmarks defined at the paragraph level
  • DOCX Input: Handle hyperlinks created as fields
  • New news sources:
  • Democracy Now by Antoine Beaupre
  • Improved news sources:
  • iprofessional

New in version 0.9.37 (June 28th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Conversion: Add option to embed all referenced fonts
  • Add an option to embed all fonts that are referenced in the input document but are not already embedded. This will search your system for the referenced font, and if found, the font will be embedded. Only works if the output format supports font embedding (for example: EPUB or AZW3). The option is under the Look & Feel section of the conversion dialog.
  • ToC Editor: When generating a ToC from files, if the file has no text, do not skip it. Instead create an entry using the filename of the file.
  • AZW3 Input: Add support for the page-progression-direction that is used to indicate page turns should happen from right to left. The attribute is passed into EPUB when converting.
  • ebook-convert: Add a --from-opf option to read metadata from OPF files directly, instead of having to run ebook-meta --from-opf after conversion
  • Bug Fixes:
  • PDF Output: Fix Table of Contents being added to the end of the PDF even without the Add Table of Contents option being enabled.
  • When auto-merging books on add, also merge identifiers.
  • Fix an error when using the Template Editor to create a template that uses custom columns.
  • LRF Output: Fix " entities in attribute values causing problems
  • News download: Apply the default page margin conversion settings. Also, when converting to PDF, apply the pdf conversion defaults.
  • Fix a regression that broke scanning for books on all devices that used the Aluratek Color driver.
  • fetch-ebbok-metadata: Fix --opf argument erroneously requiring a value
  • When waiting before sending email, log the wait.
  • Improved news sources:
  • taz.de (RSS)
  • Miradas al sur
  • Frontline
  • La Nacion

New in version 0.9.36 (June 21st, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • DOCX Input: Support for Table of Contents created using the Word Table of Contents tool. calibre now first looks for such a Table of Contents and only if one is not found does it generate a ToC from headings.
  • DOCX Input: Add support for images used as bullets in lists
  • DOCX Input: If a large image that looks like a cover is present at the start of the document, remove it and use it as the cover of the output ebook. This can be turned off under the DOCX Input section of the conversion dialog.
  • When dropping files onto the Book Details panel, ask for confirmation before adding the files to the book. The confirmation can be disabled.
  • News download: Add the 'downloaded from' link at the bottom of every article when using a touchscreen output profile (like the Tablet profile).
  • E-book viewer: Change the bookmark button to always popup a menu when clicked, makes accessing existing bookmarks easier.
  • After a bulk metadata download, focus the review button on the popup notification, instead of the OK button.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • DOCX Input: Hide text that has been marked as not being visible in the web view in Word.
  • DOCX Input: When converting docx files with large numbers of unnamed images, do not crash on windows.
  • DOCX Input: Add support for the Word setting 'No space between paragraphs with the same style'.
  • MOBI Output: Fix rendering of SVG images that embed large raster images in 64bit calibre installs.
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix handling of images with URL unsafe filenames.
  • Fix unable to change the case of a previously used search because of the search history.
  • When searching allow use of uppercase location names, such as AUTHOR instead of author, automatically lowercasing them.
  • DOCX metadata: When reading covers from DOCX files use the first image as specified in the actual markup instead of just the first image in the container.
  • Kobo driver: Fix a regression when deleting empty shelves on Kobo devices with older firmware.
  • Do not show builtin plugins in the get new plugins dialog If a builtin plugin with the same name as a third party plugin exists, then the builtin plagin was displayed in the get new plugins dialog as installed (happened with the new DOCX Input plugin).
  • Apple driver: When in synchronous mode (direct to iBooks), disable PDF transfers, as we can't update metadata in iTunes. Not sure when this started, but as of iTunes 11.0.4 it's broken.
  • Get Books: Fix error when using internal browser on some systems
  • New news sources:
  • Various Polish news sources
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Walrus Mag
  • Various Polish news sources

New in version 0.9.35 (June 14th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • News download: Add a framework for scraping javascript heavy sites using a full WebKit browser. Used by the new recipe for time.com
  • DOCX Input: Add a markup analyzer that identifies and removes redundant markup generated by Word. This can result in much cleaner HTML and reductions in markup size of up to 50%
  • DOCX Input: Add support for theme fonts
  • calibredb list: Add an option to limit the number of results
  • Get Books: Allow stopping an in progress search. While doing a search, the Search button becomes a Stop button, and clicking on it stops the current search.
  • When viewing the list of jobs in calibre, display the time at which the job was started.
  • Conversion settings: When selecting the input/output profiles, show the profile screen size along with its description.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Get Books: Fix searching using the title/author being case-sensitive and therefore sometimes not returning results if uppercase characters were used in the query.
  • EPUB/AZW3 Output: When splitting HTML on page breaks, preserve tag structure in the split files. This fixes splitting losing some styling information for HTML files that define page breaks on deeply nested tags.
  • DOCX Input: Fix some manual page breaks being ignored
  • DOCX Input: Fix empty paragraphs not being rendered
  • DOCX Input: Fix some text being underlined incorrectly. The 'none' underline style was being translated incorrectly.
  • E-book viewer: When viewing EPUB files, ignore any encoding declarations in the HTML and assume that the HTML is encoded in UTF-8, unless decoding with UTF-8 fails. This is what the EPUB specification specifies.
  • AZW3 Output: Fix a typo that could prevent conversion of some files
  • calibredb list: When outputting data in columns, handle multibyte and east asian characters correctly.
  • Get Books: Fix unable to change case of words in the title/author/keywords boxes because of completion.
  • Fix unable to clear custom date columns using the bulk metadata edit dialog
  • MOBI Output: Fix regression that breaks conversion of some documents
  • New news sources:
  • Neu Osnabrucker Zeitung by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • La Nacion
  • Frontline
  • New York Time Sports Beat
  • Time
  • Times of India
  • Las Vegas Review Journal
  • Folha de Sao Paolo

New in version 0.9.34 (June 7th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Conversion of Microsoft Word documents (.docx files generated by Word 2007 or newer)
  • Kobo driver: Support for the newly released firmware 2.6.1. Also remove empty shelves from the Aura HD home page when deleting books.
  • E-book viewer: Add Keyboard shortcuts for Back and Forward (Alt+Left, Alt+Right)
  • Allow right clicking on an author in Book Details to manage that author, i.e. change the author name, sort value or link.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Fix regression that broke FB2 input in the previous release.
  • Catalog generation on OS X: Fix handling of some unicode characters.
  • HTML Input: Avoid spurious log warnings about unspecified language/creator when these are actually specified on the command line.
  • MOBI Output: Fix regression in 0.9.31 that caused vertical margins specified on some block level elements to be ignored.
  • ToC Editor: Handle ebooks that have tags inside the tags. Instead of erroring out, the tags are automatically moved into .
  • When deleting custom recipes, use recycle bin.
  • Improved recipes:
  • Folha de Sao Paolo
  • Metro News NL
  • New recipes:
  • Seventh Guard

New in version 0.9.33 (May 31st, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • PDF Output: Add an option to generate a printable Table of Contents (that lists page numbers). Useful if you intend to print out the PDF.
  • Replace the book counts in the choose library button and next to the virtual library button with the names of the current library and virtual library. The count information is now displayed in the status bar at the bottom.
  • When reviewing downloaded metadata, add a button to view the book being reviewed.
  • Get Books: Add SONY Reader Store (Australia).
  • For users running calibre from source, note that calibre has moved to using git for source control. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214465 for details
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Windows build: Update the version of Qt calibre uses to fix crashes on some Windows 8 64 bit machines with touchscreens
  • Fix error when using _daysago in search queries.
  • Kobo driver: When deleting books from the Kobo Aura, do not leave empty entries on the home screen. Also show downloaded books stored in the SD card as on the card, not the main memory.
  • Get Books: Fix price information for Sony store incorrect, also fix libri.de store plugin
  • Fix error generated when changing libraries with the quickview window open
  • Fix regression that broke clicking on column headers in the device views
  • New news sources:
  • Various Polish News sources by Tomasz Dlugoz
  • Improved news sources:
  • Folha de Sao Paolo
  • Various Polish news sources
  • Melbourne Herald Sun
  • Hindu Business Line
  • .net magazine
  • Pocket
  • Tagesschau.de

New in version 0.9.32 (May 24th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Show the number of currently selected books in the status bar at the bottom of the book list
  • Driver for PocketBook Touch 623 and Yarvik tablet Xenta 13c
  • When editing dates such as published, allow pressing the minus key to clear the date and the = key to set the date to today."
  • Bug fixes:
  • EPUB/AZW3 Output: Fix regression that caused erros when trying to convert documents that have URLs with invalid (non-utf-8) quoting.
  • When backing up metadata automatically remove XML invalid chars, instead of erroring out
  • ebook-viewer: Fix --debug-javascript option causing an error when running from a binary build on os x and linux
  • Fix switch library dialog and menu both popping up when clicking the library button in some window managers
  • Apple driver: Fix a regression in 0.9.31 that could cause sending books to the device to hang
  • When setting metadata using the edit metadata dialog, convert newlines, tabs etc. to normal spaces
  • EPUB/AZW3 Output: Fix pages that contain only an svg image being regarded as empty and removed during splitting
  • AZW3 Input: Handle files that use unnecessary svg: prefixes.
  • EPUB Input: Handle EPUB files that have no section in their OPF.
  • Get Books: Fix Foyles UK store plugin."
  • Improved recipes:
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Various Polish news sources
  • Handelsblatt
  • The Australian
  • Las Vegas Review
  • NME
  • New recipes:
  • WirtschaftsWoche Online

New in version 0.9.31 (May 17th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Book list: Highlight the current cell in the book list, particularly convenient for usage with the keyboard.
  • Allow creation of advanced rules for column icons.
  • Driver for the limited edition SONY PRS-T2N
  • MOBI Input: Add support for MOBI/KF8 files generated with the to be released kindlegen 2.9.
  • Bug fixes:
  • ToC Editor: Fix incorrect playOrders in the generated toc.ncx when editing the toc in an epub file. This apparently affects FBReader.
  • PDF Input: Fix crashes on some malformed files, by updating the PDF library calibre uses (poppler 0.22.4)
  • PDF Output: Ignore invalid links instead of erroring out on them.
  • MOBI Output: Fix space errorneously being removed when the input document contains a tag with leading space and sub-tags.
  • Search and replace wizard: Fix generated html being slightly different from the actual html in the conversion pipeline for some input formats (mainly HTML, CHM, LIT).
  • Nook Color/Touch driver: Scan for ebooks in the entire main memory, not just under My Files
  • Improved recipes:
  • Weblogs SL
  • .net magazine
  • New recipes:
  • nrc-next

New in version 0.9.30 (May 10th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Kobo driver: Add support for showing 'Archived' books on the device. Also up the supported firmware version to 2.5.3.
  • Driver for Blackberry 9790
  • Add a tweak to turn off the highlighting of the book count when using a virtual library (Preferences->Tweaks)
  • Add a button to clear the viewer search history in the viewer Preferences, under Miscellaneous
  • Add keyboard shortcuts to clear the virtual Library and the additional restriction (Ctrl+Esc and Alt+Esc). Also use Shift+Esc to bring keyboard focus back tot he book list. Can be changed under Preferences->Keyboard
  • Docx metadata: Read the language of the file, if present
  • Bug fixes:
  • Kobo driver: Fix unable to read SD card on OS X/Linux
  • Content server: Fix unable to download ORIGINAL_* formats
  • Fix regression that broke searching for terms containing a quote mark
  • Fix regression that broke conversion of txt files when no input encoding is specified
  • When changing to a virtual library, refresh the Book Details panel.
  • Fix regression that caused searching for user categories to break.
  • Fix error when downloading only covers and reviewing downloaded metadata.
  • MOBI metadata: Strip XML unsafe unicode codepoints when reading metadata from MOBI files.
  • Txt Input: Use the gbk encoding for txt files with detected encoding of gb2312.
  • When pressing Ctrl+Home/End preserve the horizontal scroll position in the book list
  • Improved recipes:
  • NSFW
  • Go Comics
  • Various Polish news sources
  • The Sun

New in version 0.9.29 (May 3rd, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Bulk metadata download: Allow reviewing of the downloaded metadata before it is applied
  • FB2 Output: Write ISBN, pubdate, tags and publisher metadata when creating fb2 files
  • Bug fixes:
  • When reading metadata from EPUB 3 files, use the first element rather than the last.
  • Fix regression causing the search query parser to not parse search string containing newlines/tabs instead of spaces correctly
  • Kobo driver: Fix covers written to wrong place on OS X/linux when books sent to SD card. Fix covers not sent to SD card is images directory missing.
  • Fix 'Preferences->Behavior->Virtual library to use when this library is opened' being applied only on calibre startup and not when switching to the library
  • PDF metadata: When rendering the first page as the cover, respect the PDF CropBox.
  • PDF Output: Fix link generation broken on windows when converting epubs if the filenames contained uppercase letters.
  • Tolino driver: Fix card and main memory swapped on windows
  • FB2 Output: Fix images being ignored when converting a EPUB with image filenames that contain URL unsafe characters.
  • EPUB Input: Fix page margins specified in Adobe page template files with incorrect mime-types not being removed.
  • Improved recipes:
  • The New Republic
  • io9
  • What if
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Read It Later recipe
  • Smithsonian
  • Business Week Magazine
  • New recipes:
  • Diario Extra

New in version 0.9.28 (April 26th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Virtual Libraries: Easily partition your large calibre library into smaller 'virtual' libraries.
  • Book details panel: Allow copying of links in the book details panel by right clicking on them.
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the new Kobo Aura HD and firmware version 2.5.0.
  • Metadata download: When showing downloaded covers, allow right clicking on a cover to view a full size version.
  • Driver for Easy player cyber book e touch and Droid 4.
  • Edit ToC: Allow the size of the panels in the location view to be adjusted.
  • When copying to a library by path, make it more efficient to choose between moving and copying.
  • When checking if a zip/rar file is a comic or contains a single ebook to be auto-extracted, ignore thumbs.db files inside the archive.
  • Bug fixes:
  • EPUB Input: Fix handling of EPUB files that contain images with non-ascii filenames.
  • Device driver: Detect Laser EB720 with newer firmware.
  • Fix bug in Danish translation causing books with language Ingush being incorrectly translated as Engelsk.
  • PDF Output: Fix hyperlinks not working when converting an EPUB whose individual files have names with URL unsafe characters.
  • Book polishing: Fix inserting cover into an epub with no cover could lead to incorrect guide entry if the opf is not at the root of the epub.
  • ZIP Output: Fix links containing backslashes on windows
  • Fix polishing of AZW3 files not working on OS X.
  • Polishing books: Fix polishing erroring out if the book being polished has no cover.
  • RTF Input: Add partial support for hyperlinks to web resources.
  • Fix book details panel showing incorrect info after deleting books from a connected device.
  • Improved recipes:
  • NZZ Online
  • Baltimore Sun
  • Metro NL
  • Financial Times
  • EcoGeek
  • comics.com
  • Psychology Today
  • Science News
  • New recipes:
  • title: Voice of America
  • title: Lightspeed Magazine
  • title: The Feature

New in version 0.9.27 (April 12th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Metadata download: Add two new sources for covers: Google Image Search and bigbooksearch.com:
  • To enable them go to Preferences->Metadata download and enable the 'Google Image' and 'Big Book Search' sources. Google Images is useful for finding larger covers as well as alternate versions of the cover. Big Book Search searches for alternate covers from amazon.com. It can occasionally find nicer covers than the direct Amazon source. Note that both these sources download multiple covers for a single book. Some of these covers can be wrong (i.e. they may be of a different book or not covers at all, so you should inspect the results and manually pick the best match). When bulk downloading, these sources are only used if the other sources find no covers.
  • Content server: Allow specifying a reestriction to use for the server when embedding it as a WSGI app.
  • Get Books: Add a plugin for the Koobe Polish book store
  • calibredb add_format: Add an option to not replace existing formats. Also pep8 compliance.
  • Allow restoring of the ORIGINAL_XXX format by right-clicking it in the book details panel
  • Bug fixes:
  • AZW3 Input: Do not fail to identify JPEG images with 8BIM headers created with Adobe Photoshop.
  • Amazon metadata download: Ignore Spanish edition entries when searching for a book on amazon.com
  • TXT Input: When converting a txt file with a Byte Order Mark, remove the Byte Order Mark before further processing as it can cause the first line of the text to be mis-interpreted.
  • Get Books: Fix searching for current book/title/author by right clicking the get books icon
  • Get Books: Update nexto, gutenberg, and virtualo store plugins for website changes
  • Amazon metadata download: When downloading from amazon.co.jp handle the 'Black curtain redirect' for adult titles.
  • When extracting zip files do not allow maliciously created zip files to overwrite other files on the system
  • RTF Input: Handle RTF files with invalid border style specifications
  • Improved recipes:
  • The Escapist
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • The Onion
  • Fronda
  • Tom's Hardware
  • New Yorker
  • Financial Times UK
  • Business Week Magazine
  • Victoria Times
  • tvxs
  • The Independent
  • New recipes:
  • Economia
  • Universe Today
  • The Galaxy's Edge

New in version 0.9.26 (April 5th, 2013)

  • new features:
  • title: "PDF Output: Allow using templates to create arbitrary headers and footers. Look under PDF Output in the conversion dialog for this feature."
  • title: "ToC Editor: Allow generating the ToC directly from individual files inside the ebook. Useful for EPUBs that have individual chapters in single files."
  • title: "ToC Editor: Add buttons to indent/unindent the current entry"
  • title: "ToC Editor: Right-click menu to perform various useful actions on entries in the ToC"
  • title: "Column icons: Allow use of wide images as column icons"
  • title: "Add USB ids for the Palm Pre2 and Samsung Galaxy phone to the device drivers"
  • bug fixes:
  • title: "PDF Output: Fix generating page numbers causing links to not work."
  • title: "Wrong filename output in error message when 'Guide reference not found'"
  • title: "Get Books: Update Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones and Gutenberg store plugins for website change"
  • title: "PDF Output: Fix 1 pixel wide left and top margins on the cover page for some PDF conversions due to incorrect rounding."
  • title: "ToC Editor: Fix drag and drop of multiple items resulting in the dropped items being in random order sometimes."
  • improved recipes:
  • Financial Times UK
  • Sing Tao Daily
  • Apple Daily
  • A List Apart
  • Business Week
  • Harpers printed edition
  • Harvard Business Review
  • new recipes:
  • title: AM730
  • title: Arret sur images
  • title: Diario de Noticias

New in version 0.9.25 (March 29th, 2013)

  • new features:
  • title: "Automatic adding: When checking for duplicates is enabled, use the same duplicates found dialog as is used during manual adding."
  • title: "ToC Editor: Allow searching to find a location quickly when browsing through the book to select a location for a ToC item"
  • title: "ToC Editor: Add a button to quickly flatten the entire table of contents"
  • title: "Conversion: When converting a single book to EPUB or AZW3, add an option to automatically launch the Table of Contents editor after the conversion completes. Found under the Table of Contents section of the conversion dialog."
  • bug fixes:
  • title: "calibredb: Nicer error messages when user provides invalid input"
  • title: "News download: Always use the .jpg extension for jpeg images as apparently Moon+ Reader cannot handle .jpeg"
  • title: "Fix Book Details popup keyboard navigation doesn't work on a Mac"
  • title: "Fix a regression that caused the case of the book files to not be changed when changing the case of the title/author on case insensitive filesystems"
  • improved recipes:
  • RTE news
  • Various Polish news sources
  • Psychology Today
  • Foreign Affairs
  • History Today
  • Harpers Magazine (printed edition)
  • Business Week Magazine
  • The Hindu
  • Irish Times
  • Le Devoir
  • new recipes:
  • title: Fortune Magazine (author: Rick Shang)
  • title: Eclipse Online (author: Jim DeVona)

New in version 0.9.24 (March 22nd, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • ToC Editor: Allow auto-generation of Table of Contents entries from headings and/or links in the book
  • EPUB/MOBI Catalogs: Allow saving used settings as presets which can be loaded easily later.
  • Indicate which columns are custom columns when selecting columns in the Preferences
  • News download: Add an option recipe authors can set to have calibre automatically reduce the size of downloaded images by lowering their quality
  • Bug Fixes:
  • News download: Fix a regression in 0.9.23 that prevented oldest_article from working with some RSS feeds.
  • Conversion: handle the :before and :after pseudo CSS selectors correctly
  • AZW3 Output: Handle the case of the reference to a ToC containing an anchor correctly.
  • BiBTeX catalogs: Fix ISBN not being output and the library_name field causing catalog generation to fail
  • Conversion: Add support for CSS stylesheets that wrap their rules inside a @media rule.
  • Cover browser: Fix scrolling not working for books after the 32678'th book in a large library.
  • Linux: Update bundled libmtp version
  • Clear the Book details panel when the current search returns no matches.
  • Fix a regression that broke creation of advanced column coloring rules
  • Amazon metadata download: Handle cover images loaded via javascript on the amazon.de site
  • Nicer error message when exporting a generated csv catalog to a file open in another program on windows.
  • Fix ebook-convert -h showing ANSI escape codes in the windows command prompt
  • Improved news sources:
  • Various Polish news sources
  • kath.net
  • Il Giornale
  • Kellog Insight

New in version 0.9.23 (March 15th, 2013)

  • New Features
  • New tool: "Edit ToC" that allows you to edit or create a Table of Contents easily in EPUB or AZW3 ebooks.
  • Using the Edit ToC tool, you can easily re-arrange the entries in an existing Table of Contents, change their text and even change the location they point to by simply clicking the new location in the book. To use this tool, go to Preferences->Toolbar and add the Edit ToC tool to the main toolbar. Then simply select the books you want to be polished and click the Edit ToC button. This tool is based on a new codebase, so there may be bugs.
  • Content server: Enable use of plugboards for mobi and azw3 formats
  • Windows driver for Tolino Shine
  • When copying books to another library, show the name of the destination library in the copy dialog
  • Allow running plugins from the command line with calibre-debug easily
  • Bug Fixes
  • PDF Output: Fix bug causing left and right margins to be applied to the cover page. Also fix the preserve cover aspect ratio option not working correctly
  • PDF Output: Fix javascript dialog box popping up in the middle on converting very long documents.
  • MOBI metadata: When setting the language in a MOBI file also update the language field in the EXTH header.
  • MOBI metadata: Support writing of book producer field into MOBI files.
  • Fix job progress and status not always updated
  • Fix conversion of zip.rar archives with very long title/author on windows
  • News download: Update the library used to parse RSS feeds.
  • Fix Irex Illiad not recognized on OS X computers
  • Fix entering a very long search in the find item in tag browser box causes the tag browser to no longer be shrinkable.
  • Fix a bug in the zsh completion when converting for ebook-convert with PDF output
  • New news sources:
  • Deccan Herald by Muruli Shamanna
  • What If by kisnick
  • The Friday Times by Unknown
  • Computer Woche by Maria Seliger
  • Lamebook by atordo
  • Improved news sources:
  • Various Polish news sources
  • Harpers Full
  • kath.net
  • Smithsonian

New in version 0.9.22 (March 8th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Linux driver for the Tolino ebook reader.
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the new 'Archived' collections in Kobo firmware 2.4.0 and improve handling recommendations and previews.
  • Metadata search and replace: Allow replacing the entire set of identifiers instead of only a specific identifier when doing a search and replace. To do this, choose a source field other than identifiers and set the destination identifier type to: *
  • Show a brief description of every action when customizing toolbars in Preferences->Toolbars
  • Allow drag and drop of books from the calibre book list onto the button for Convert book, Edit metadata, Remove Book, Tweak Book, Polish books, etc.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • CHM Input: Fix incorrect decoding for CHM files whose hhc file is also a content file.
  • Conversion: Add the double low quote to list of characters that are converted to ascii.
  • Amazon metadata download: Update plugin to handle changes to Amazon site that could cause some covers to not be downloaded. Also fix finding metadata for books with + in their titles.
  • Content server: Fix a bug that prevented the cover being updated when files are downloaded from the content server
  • Conversion: Handle the use of @import CSS rules inside tags in HTML files
  • Book polishing: Do not error out when polishing epub files that have XML comments in their OPF metadata section.
  • Book polishing: Do not error out when updating covers in EPUB files that have entries int heir manifest that point to missing files
  • Book polishing: Fix a bug that could cause updating covers to error out in some books
  • Fix updating the calibre application id in EPUBs that also use the application id as the package id.
  • Apple driver: Fix bug preventing sending books to iBooks if no books have been previously added to iBooks.
  • EPUB/AZW3 Output: Fix splitting on page breaks ignored if the page breaks are inside an element which itself has a page-break-after style applied.
  • EPUB/AZW3 Output: Fix incorrect splitting of html at page-break-after page breaks in certain circumstances (The split element being the first child of a parent that contains other split elements).
  • New news sources:
  • Various new Polish news sources by Unknown
  • Improved news sources:
  • Le Devoir
  • New York Times Book Review
  • Various Polish news sources

New in version 0.9.21 (March 1st, 2013)

  • New features:
  • Content server: When browsing random books, add a button to the book page to get another random book.
  • Kobo driver: Update cover uploading for Kobo firmware 2.3.1 and later.
  • Add a tweak under Preferences->Tweaks to try to recoginze numbers inside text fields like title when sorting. This will cause Book 2 to sort before Book 100. However, it is slower and can have trouble when the text starts with a number. If you want numeric sorting you should use the series field for it.
  • Get Books: Update the Amazon and Foyles store plugins
  • Add a setting in Preferences->Tweaks that controls the sorting of the Copy to Library and Quick Switch menus. If the number of libraries is larger than the set value, the lists are sorted alphabetically instead of by frequency of use.
  • Driver for Iriver Story EB12.
  • Edit metadata dialog: When pasting in copied text into the comments area, you can now choose to discard all formatting. Right click on the comments area and select 'Paste and Match style' which will paste the copied text as plain text formatted in the current style.
  • Book polishing: Make updating cover a separate option, so you can now update metadata without updating the cover.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Conversion: Do not rescale fonts sizes/adjust line heights for text based drop caps defined using a separate tag (drop caps defined using :first-letter were already handled correctly)
  • E-book viewer: Fix clicking links going to slightly incorrect locations in some books.
  • E-book viewer: Fix rendering of pages for right-to-left text in paged mode is reversed.
  • E-book viewer: Fix bug in rendering prefixed svg tags in the cover pages of some EPUB files.
  • PDF Output: Do not error out when embedding a font that calibre cannot subset, instead embed the full font
  • Book polishing: Fix bug that caused the ORIGINAL_EPUB format to be replaced by the EPUB format when polishing a book with both ORIGINA_EPUB and EPUB
  • Polishing books: Ignore unsupported fonts instead of erroring out on them.
  • Make bulk edit of custom columns respect the "apply changes" checkbox even if the value to set has not changed
  • Improved recipes:
  • Science News
  • Die Zeit (subscription version)
  • New recipes:
  • Financial Times (US subscription version) and Nezavisne Novine
  • Geopolityka
  • Democracy Journal
  • HNOnline
  • Various Colombian news sources

New in version 0.9.20 (February 22nd, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Book polishing: Add an option to smarten punctuation in the book when polishing
  • Book polishing: Add an option to delete all saved settings to the load saved settings button
  • Book polishing: Remember the last used settings
  • Book polishing: Add a checkbox to enable/disable the detailed polishing report
  • Add a separate tweak in Preferences-Tweaks for saving backups of files when polishing. That way you can have calibre save backups while converting EPUB->EPUB and not while polishing, if you so desire.
  • Content server: Allow clicking on the book cover to download it. Useful on small screen devices where clicking the Get button may be difficult
  • Driver for Energy Systems C4 Touch.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Fix a bug that could cause the back button in the viewer to skip a location
  • When tweaking/polishing an azw3 file that does not have an identified content ToC, do not auto-generate one.
  • Book polishing: Use the actual cover image dimensions when creating the svg wrapper for the cover image.
  • Book polishing: Do not error out on epub files containing an iTunesMetadata.plist file.
  • Book polishing: Fix trying to polish more than 5 books at a time not working
  • Content server: Add workaround for bug in latest release of Google Chrome that causes it to not work with book lists containing some utf-8 characters
  • E-book viewer: When viewing EPUB files, do not parse html as xhtml even if it has svg tags embedded. This allows malformed XHTML files to still be viewed.
  • Bulk metadata edit Search & recplace: Update the sample values when changing the type of identifier to search on
  • Fix recipes with the / character in their names not useable from the command line
  • News download: Fix regression that broke downloading of images in gif format
  • EPUB/AZW3 Output: When splitting the output html on page breaks, handle page-break-after rules correctly, the pre split point html should contain the full element
  • Fix stdout/stderr redirection temp files not being deleted when restarting calibre from within calibre on windows
  • E-book viewer: When viewing epub files that have their cover marked as non-linear, show the cover at the start of the book instead of the end.
  • EPUB Input: Fix handling of cover references with fragments in the urls
  • New news sources:
  • Pravda by Darko Miletic
  • PNN by n.kucklaender
  • Various Polish news sources by fenuks
  • Improved news sources:
  • Fronda
  • Various Polish news sources

New in version 0.9.19 (February 15th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • title: "New tool: \"Polish books\" that allows you to perform various automated cleanup actions on EPUB and AZW3 files without doing a full conversion."
  • title: "Driver for the Trekstor Pyrus Mini."
  • title: "E-book viewer: Add an option to change the minimum font size."
  • title: "PDF Output: Add support for converting documents with math typesetting, as described here: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/typesetting_math.html"
  • title: "Column coloring/icons: Add more conditions when using date based columns with reference to 'today'."
  • Bug fixes:
  • title: "Transforming to titlecase - handle typographic hyphens in all caps phrases"
  • title: "Dont ignore file open events that occur before the GUI is initialized on OS X"
  • title: "News download: Handle feeds that have entries with empty ids"
  • title: "Fix a regression that broke using the template editor"
  • title: "Do not block startup while scanning the computer for available network interfaces. Speeds up startup time on some windows computers with lots of spurious network interfaces."
  • Improved recipes:
  • New Yorker
  • Kommersant
  • Le Monde (Subscription version)
  • NZ Herald
  • New recipes:
  • title: Navegalo
  • title: El Guardian and More Intelligent Life

New in version 0.9.18 (February 8th, 2013)

  • New features:
  • title: "New metadata source: Edelweiss, a catalog of books that is updated directly by publishers. To enable it, go to Preferences->Metadata download and enable the Edelweiss plugin."
  • title: "Add an option to add extra spacing between rows in the book list. (Preferences->Look & Feel)"
  • title: "Column coloring/icons: Add a 'days ago' condition, useable with columns that store dates to set colors/icons based on the number of days before today"
  • title: "E-book viewer: Add shortcuts Ctrl+= and Ctrl+- to increase/decrease text size."
  • title: "When showing possible duplicates after adding books, also show the file formats."
  • title: "Driver for Trekstor Ventos Tablet"
  • Bug fixes:
  • title: "Conversion: When transliterating unicode characters, handle « and » correctly."
  • title: "Fix adding books from multiple directories with multiple books per directory treating opf files as an ebook"
  • title: "Fix download metadata window not resizable on smaller screens"
  • title: "Tweak Book: When rebuilding azw3 files handle tags that have name but not id attribute, these are apparently produced by kindlegen."
  • title: "Fix regression in advanced column color rules."
  • Improved recipes:
  • El Mundo today
  • fluter.de
  • Birmingham Post
  • Japan Times
  • The Toronto Star
  • Le Monde (subscription version)
  • Globe and Mail
  • New recipes:
  • title: VICE Magazine Deutschland
  • title: Libertad Digital

New in version 0.9.17 (February 1st, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Allow adding user specified icons to the main book list for books whose metadata matches specific criteria. Go to Preferences->Look & Feel->Column icons to setup these icons. They work in the same way as the column coloring rules.
  • Allow choosing which page of a PDF to use as the cover.
  • To access this functionality add the PDF to calibre then click the edit metadata button. In the top right area of the edit metadata dialog there is a button to get the cover from the ebook file, this will now allow you to choose which page (from the first ten pages) of the pdf to use as the cover.
  • Add option to turn off reflections in the cover browser (Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Browser)
  • PDF Output: Add an option to add page numbers to the bottom of every page in the generated PDF file (look in the PDF Output section of the conversion dialog)
  • Add the full item name to the tool tip of a leaf item displayed in the tag browser.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix out-of-bounds data causing errors in the Tag Browser
  • Conversion: Handle input documents that use multiple prefixes referring to the XHTML namespace correctly.
  • PDF Output: Fix regression that caused some svg images to be rendered as black rectangles.
  • Metadata download: Only normalize title case if the result has no language set or its language is English
  • New news sources:
  • Dob NeviNosti by Darko Miletic
  • La Nacion (CR) by Douglas Delgado
  • Improved news sources:
  • Baltimore Sun
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Victoria Times
  • South China Morning Post
  • Volksrant
  • Seattle Times

New in version 0.9.16 (January 25th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • News download: Add support for logging in to sites that require javascript for their logins.
  • News download: Do not convert all downloaded images to JPG format. This fixes the problem of PNG images with transparent backgrounds being rendered with black backgrounds
  • CHM Input: Support hierarchical table of contents. Do not generate an inline table of contents when a metadata table of contents is present. Also correctly decode the text in the table of contents
  • Get Books: Add the beam-ebooks.de store
  • Make custom yes/no columns using icons put text values under the icons.
  • Driver for LG E400 and SayCoolA710
  • Speed up device connection when there are lots of books on the device by not generating cover thumbnails unless they are actually needed.
  • Have the metadata download dialog remember its last used size.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix deleting a custom column that was used in a column coloring rule makes the column coloring preferences panel unusable
  • Store caches outside the config directory for non-portable calibre installs
  • PDF Output: Dont crash if the user has a font on his system that is missing the OS/2 table
  • Conversion: Do not error out because of an error in user supplied search replace rules.
  • Conversion: Replace all non-ascii characters in CSS class names, as they cause problems with some broken EPUB renderers.
  • Do not choke when reading metadata from MOBI files with incorrectly encoded metadata fields
  • Conversion: Preserve ToC entries that point nowhere instead of causing them to point to a non-existent file
  • E-book viewer: Allow entries in the Table of Contents that do not point anywhere, instead of just ignoring them.
  • Content server: Fix the 'Previous' link in the mobile version of the content server webpage skipping an entry
  • New news sources:
  • Contemporary Argentine Writers by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • TSN
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch
  • Metro UK
  • Michelle Malkin
  • Barrons

New in version 0.9.15 (January 18th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Content server: Allow picking a random book by clicking the 'Random book' link on the start page. You can also refresh the random book page to get a new random book
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to hide the toolbars in the viewer window (Preferences->Miscellaneous->Show controls in the viewer preferences). You can unhide them by right clicking in the viewer window.
  • Kobo driver: Speedup initial connect by avoiding unnecessary update of series metadata in some situations.
  • Get Books: Allow the store plugins to be dynamically loaded so that future website changes of a store don't require a calibre update to fix Get Books.
  • Wireless driver: Always replace file when resending a previously sent book to the device, even if the title/author have changed.
  • Add PocketBook Pro 912 driver.
  • When creating/exporting epub and mobi files, add the calibre book identifier as a special field in the book's metadata. This allows third party tools to identify the book record in calibre to which the file belongs.
  • Wireless driver: Add support for using the book uuid as the filename
  • Remove the experimental tag from the subset fonts feature, since there has been only one reported problem (now fixed) with it in the two months since it was released
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Get Books: Update the amazon, waterstones and libri.de plugins to account for website changes
  • MOBI Input: Do not choke on MOBI files with incorrectly encoded titles.
  • Font subsetting: Fix a bug in the parsing of the GSUB table that could cause some ligatures to not be included in the subset font
  • E-book-viewer: Fix TOC links without anchors not scrolling to the top of the current flow
  • LIT Input: Handle lit files that set an incorrect XML mimetype for their text.
  • Catalogs: Fix 'X' being droppen from isbns on export
  • Fix an error when editing date in the main book list and all visible dates are blank.
  • Fix calibre-smtp using incorrect escaping for non-ascii attachment filenames
  • Conversion: When subsetting fonts, handle multiple @font-face rules referring to the same physical font
  • Content server: Update metadata when serving azw3 files
  • CHM Input: Handle chm files that contain files with url unsafe filenames.
  • Content server: Fix custom icons for top level categories incorrect.
  • Kobo driver: When resending a file to the device, update the filesize in the Kobo db to prevent the device from deleting the file.
  • New news sources:
  • Asco de Vida
  • Schattenblick
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Philosophy Now
  • The Economist
  • Business Week Magazine

New in version 0.9.14 (January 11th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • When adding multiple books and duplicates are found, allow the user to select which of the duplicate books will be added anyway.
  • Device drivers for Kobo Arc on linux, Polaroid Abdroid tablet
  • When sorting by series, use the language of the book to decide what leading articles to remove, just as is done for sorting by title
  • Bug Fixes:
  • PDF Output: Do not error out when the input document contains links with anchors not present in the document.
  • Add support for upgraded db on newest Kobo firmware
  • PDF Output: Fix typo that broke use of custom paper sizes.
  • PDF Output: Handle empty anchors present at the end of a page
  • PDF Output: Fix side margins of last page in a flow being incorrect when large side margins are used.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow setting the series number for custom series type columns to zero
  • When bulk editing custom series-type columns and not provding a series number use 1 as the default, instead of None
  • Catalogs: Fix issue with catalog generation using Hungarian UI and author_sort beginning with multiple letter groups.
  • PDF Output: Dont error out on files that have invalid font-family declarations.
  • Do not load QRawFont at global level, to allow calibre installation on systems with missing dependencies
  • PDF Output: Fix cover not present in generated PDF files
  • New news sources:
  • Spectator Magazine, Oxford Mail and Outside Magazine by Krittika Goyal
  • Libartes by Darko Miletic
  • El Diplo by Tomas De Domenico
  • Improved news sources:
  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung mobil
  • Boerse Online
  • TidBits
  • New York Review of Books
  • Fleshbot
  • Il Messaggero
  • Libero

New in version 0.9.13 (January 4th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Complete rewrite of the PDF Output engine, to support links and fix various bugs
  • calibre now has a new PDF output engine that supports links in the text. It also fixes various bugs, detailed below. In order to implement support for links and fix these bugs, the engine had to be completely rewritten, so there may be some regressions.
  • Show disabled device plugins in Preferences->Ignored Devices
  • Get Books: Fix Smashwords, Google books and B&N stores. Add Nook UK store
  • Allow series numbers lower than -100 for custom series columns.
  • Add mass storage driver for rockhip based android smart phones
  • Add a clear ratings button to the edit metadata dialog
  • Bug Fixes:
  • PDF Output: Fix custom page sizes not working on OS X
  • PDF Output: Fix embedding of many fonts not supported (note that embedding of OpenType fonts with Postscript outlines is still not supported on windows, though it is supported on other operating systems)
  • PDF Output: Fix crashes converting some books to PDF on OS X
  • HTML Input: Handle entities inside href attributes when following the links in an HTML file.
  • Content server: Fix custom icons not used for sub categories
  • Force use of non-unicode constants in compiled templates. Fixes a problem with regular expression character classes and probably other things.
  • Kobo driver: Do not error out if there are invalid dates in the device database
  • Content server: Fix for non-unicode hostnames when using mDNS
  • Improved news sources:
  • Today's Zaman
  • The Economist
  • Foreign Affairs
  • New York Times
  • Alternet
  • Harper's Magazine
  • La Stampa

New in version 0.9.12 (December 28th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Drivers for Kibano e-reader and Slick ER-700-2
  • Add support for downloading metadata from Amazon Brazil.
  • Copy to library: Allow specifying the destination library by path.
  • When adding empty books, allow setting of the series for the new books. Also select the newly added book records after adding.
  • PDF Output: Add a checkbox to override the page size defined by the output profile. This allows you to specify a custom page size even if the output profile is not set to default.
  • Add usb ids for newer kindle fire to the linux mtp driver
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Linux: Temporarily redirect stdout to get rid of the annoying and pointless message about mtpz during libmtp initialization
  • Fix multiple 'All column' coloring rules not being applied
  • Use custom icons in the content server as well.

New in version 0.9.11 (December 21st, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • When connecting to MTP devices such as the Kindle Fire HD or the Nook HD, speed up the process by ignoring some folders.
  • calibre will now ignore folders for music, video, pictures, etc. when scanning the device. This can substantially speed up the connection process if you have thousands of non-ebook files on the device. The list of folders to be ignored can be customized by right clicking on the device icon in calibre and selecting 'Configure this device'.
  • Allow changing the icons for categories in the Tag Browser. Right click on a category and choose 'Change category icon'.
  • Allow setting the color of all columns with a single rule in Preferences->Look & Feel->Column Coloring
  • MOBI: When reading metadata from mobi files, put the contents of the ASIN field into an identifier named mobi-asin. Note that this value is not used when downloading metadata as it is not possible to know which (country specific) amazon website the ASIN comes from.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Windows build: Fix a regression in 0.9.9 that caused calibre to not start on some windows system that were missing the VC.90 dlls (some older XP systems)
  • Kobo driver: Workaround for invalid shelves created by bugs in the Kobo server
  • Metadata download: Fix cover downloading from non-US amazon sites broken by a website change.
  • New news sources:
  • MobileBulgaria
  • Various Polish news sources
  • Improved news sources:
  • Le Devoir
  • Nin online
  • countryfile
  • Birmingham Post
  • The Independent
  • Various Polish news sources

New in version 0.9.10 (December 14th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Drivers for Nextbook Premium 8 se, HTC Desire X and Emerson EM 543
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix rich text delegate not working with Qt compiled in debug mode.
  • When deleting all books in the library, blank the book details panel
  • Conversion: Fix malformed values in the bgcolor attribute causing conversion to abort
  • Conversion: Fix heuristics applying incorrect style in some circumstances
  • Possible fix for 64bit calibre not starting up on some Windows systems

New in version 0.9.9 (December 7th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • 64 bit build for windows calibre now has a 64 bit version for windows, available at: http://calibre-ebook.com/download_windows64 The 64bit build is not limited to using only 3GB of RAM when converting large/complex documents. It may also be slightly faster for some tasks. You can have both the 32 bit and the 64 bit build installed at the same time, they will use the same libraries, plugins and settings.
  • Content server: Make the identifiers in each books metadata clickable. Closes tickets: 1085726
  • Bug Fixes:
  • EPUB Input: Fix an infinite loop while trying to recover a damaged EPUB file. Closes tickets: 1086917
  • KF8 Input: Fix handling of links in files that link to the obsolete tags instead of tags with an id attribute. Closes tickets: 1086705
  • Conversion: Fix a bug in removal of invalid entries from the spine, where not all invalid entries were removed, causing conversion to fail. Closes tickets: 1086054
  • KF8 Input: Ignore invalid flow references in the KF8 document instead of erroring out on them. Closes tickets: 1085306
  • Fix command line output on linux systems with incorrect LANG/LC_TYPE env vars. Closes tickets: 1085103
  • KF8 Input: Fix page breaks specified using the data-AmznPageBreak attribute being ignored by calibre.
  • PDF Output: Fix custom size field not accepting fractional numbers as sizes
  • Get Books: Update libre.de and publio for website changes
  • Wireless driver: Increase timeout interval, and when allocating a random port try 9090 first
  • Improved news sources:
  • New York Times
  • Weblogs SL
  • Zaman Gazetesi
  • Aksiyon Dergisi
  • Endgadget
  • Metro UK
  • Heise Online

New in version 0.9.8 (November 30th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Add an option to show the cover size in the book details panel on the right. Option is in Preferences->Look & Feel->Book Details
  • Kobo driver: Add support for firmware 2.2. Also add an option to send series information to the device.
  • Catalogs: Allow using custom columns as the source for Genres when generating catalogs
  • When the user asks calibre to convert a book, show a small animation to make highlight that the convert job has been queued to run in the background
  • Add support for the notification center in OS X 10.8
  • calibredb: Add an option to specify the cover to use when adding books with calibredb add.
  • EPUB Input: Add support for EPUB files with broken central directory records *and* data descriptors
  • Comic metadata: Support reading metadata from cbr files. Also read the comments and published date info from the metadata.
  • Speed up processing of RAR and CBR files by avoiding an extra file copy
  • Add driver for Nexus 10 on linux.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • KF8 Input: Handle invalid KF8 files with links pointing to non-existent locations and incorrect values in the div table.
  • Viewer: Fix handling of empty self closing tags.
  • Fix use of {formats} in save to disk templates. Fix some formatter functions causing plugboards to not validate.
  • Fix calibre quitting when minimized to system tray and an update available message is shown and then closed.
  • Viewer: Fix vertical margin at the top of the first page of a chapter incorrect in a certain rare circumstance (first child of body being an empty paragraph).
  • E-book viewer: Fix bug that caused the default language for hyphenation to be ignored for books that do not specify a language

New in version 0.9.7 (November 23rd, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Edit metadata dialog: Show the size of the current book cover in the edit metadata dialog.
  • Get Books: Allow easy searching by title and author in addition to any keyword, to prevent large numbers of spurious matches.
  • An option to automatically convert any added book to the current output format, found under Preferences->Adding books
  • E-book viewer: Allow viewing tables in a separate popup window by right clicking on the table and selecting 'View table'. Useful for reference books that have lots of large tables.
  • Catalogs: Add the current library name as an available field when generating catalogs in csv/xml format.
  • Enable colored text in the output from the command line tools on windows
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to hide the help message when entering full screen mode
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to always start the viewer in full screen mode
  • E-book viewer: Add many more controls to the context menu, particularly useful in full screen mode
  • E-book viewer: Allow easy searching of the selected word or phrase in google via the context menu
  • Add a new type of FileType plugin, postimport, that runs after a book has been added to the database.
  • Get Books: Remove Gandalf store, add Publio store. Update the Legimi store plugin for website changes
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion: Correctly handle values of left and right for the deprecated align attribute of images, mapping them to the CSS float property instead of to text-align.
  • MOBI Output: When generating joint MOBI6/KF8 files do not set incorrect display CSS values for tables in the KF8 part
  • Connect to iTunes: Ignore AAC audio files.
  • E-book viewer: Fix restoring from fullscreen not respecting maximized window state
  • Fix rows in the device books view sometimes being too high
  • Catalogs: Fixed a problem occurring when merging comments with a custom field whose type is a list.
  • Linux binary: Use exec in the wrapper shell scripts that are used to set env vars and launch calibre utilities.
  • E-book viewer: Fix blank pages after every page when viewing some comic files in paged mode
  • E-book viewer: When printing, respect the specified page range.
  • Font subsetting: Parse the GSUB table for glyph substitution rules and do not remove any glyphs that could act as substitutes. Keep zero length glyphs like the glyphs for non printable characters when subsetting TrueType outlines.
  • Smarten punctuation: Fix self closing script tags causing smarten punctuation to fail

New in version 0.9.6 (November 10th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Experimental support for subsetting fonts
  • EPUB Input: Try to workaround EPUBs that have missing or damaged ZIP central directories. calibre should now be able to read/convert such an EPUB file, provided it does not suffer from further corruption.
  • Allow using identifiers in save to disk templates.
  • calibredb: Add an option to not notify the GUI
  • Catalogs: Fix long tags causing catalog generation to fail on windows. Add the ability to cross-reference authors, i.e. to relist the authors for a book with multiple authors separately.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Add a clear tags button to remove all tags with a single click
  • Add search to the font family chooser dialog
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Windows: Fix a long standing bug in the device eject code that for some reason only manifested in 0.9.5.
  • Get Books: Fix Amazon stores, Google Books store and libri.de
  • Kobo driver: More fixes for on device book matching, and list books as being on device even if the Kobo has not yet indexed them. Also some performance improvements.
  • EPUB Output: Remove duplicate id and name attributes to eliminate pointless noise from the various epub check utilities
  • Ask for confirmation before removing plugins
  • Fix bulk convert queueing dialog becoming very long if any of the books have a very long title.
  • Fix deleting custom column tags like data from the Tag browser not updating the last modified timestamp for affected books
  • When updating a previously broken plugin, do not show an error message because the previous version of the plugin cannot be loaded
  • Fix regression that broke the Template Editor

New in version 0.9.5 (November 2nd, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Font embedding: Add support for the CSS 3 Fonts module, which means you can embed font families that have more that the usual four faces, with the full set of font-stretch and font-weight variations. Of course, whether the fonts actually show up on a reader will depend on the readers' support for CSS 3.
  • Sharing by email: Allow specifying an 'alias' or friendly name by which to identify each email recipient.
  • Embedding fonts: Allow adding ttf/otf font files to calibre directly to be used for embedding. That way the fonts do not have to be installed system wide. You can add a font to calibre via the 'Add fonts' button in the font chooser dialog for embedding fonts.
  • E-book viewer: Add the ability to rotate images to the popup image viewer.
  • Generate cover: Speedup searching the system for a font that can render special characters
  • A new custom font scanner to locate all fonts on the system. Faster and less crash prone that fontconfig/freetype
  • Font family chooser: Show the faces available for a family when clicking on the family
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Get Books: Fix eHarlequin and Kobo stores.
  • Kobo driver: Fix a bug that could cause the on device book matching to fail in certain circumstances.
  • Kobo driver: When using a SD card do not delete shelves that contain on books on the card (there might be books in the shelf in the main memory).
  • Workaround for bug in the windows API CreateHardLink function that breaks using calibre libraries on some networked filesystems.
  • Template editor: Use dummy metadata instead of blank/unknown values
  • Windows: abort setting of title/author if any of the books' files are in use. Results in less surprising behavior than before, when the title/author would be changed, but the on disk location would not.
  • New news sources:
  • Pravda in english, italian and portuguese by Darko Miletic
  • Delco Times by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • Financial Times UK
  • Science AAAS
  • The Atlantic

New in version 0.9.4 (October 26th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Conversion: Add an option to embed a font family into the book.
  • When changing the title/author of a book, use hard links instead of copying the books' files, for a large speedup. Only works on filesystems that support hardlinks.
  • Linux installer: Resume interrupted downloads and verify the SHA-512 signature of the downloaded file before installing it.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Windows: Check if any of the files of a book are in use before changing the title/author, this prevents the creation of duplicate files if one of the files is open in another program
  • Kobo driver: Fix the ondevice status for some books getting lost.
  • Catalogs: Fix regression that broke use of prefix rules.
  • Tag Browser: Fix sorting incorrect for accented letters
  • Make the bundled Liberation fonts available on all platforms for embedding
  • Use mimetype for fonts from the EPUB 3 specification
  • Get Books: Handle website change that broke the SONY Store plugin
  • Generate cover: If the default font cannot render characters in the metadata (for example for east asian languages) try to automatically find a font on the system that is capable of rendering the characters
  • Fix regression that broke certain types of CSS selectors.
  • Use font-weight:bold instead of font-weight:bolder for the and tags as ADE cant handle bolder when embedded fonts are used

New in version 0.9.3 (October 19th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Conversion: Add support for CSS 3 selectors by switching to the new cssselect module
  • Drivers for the WayteQ xBook and the Topwise Android tablet
  • Add an output profile for the Kindle PaperWhite
  • Kobo driver: Improve performance when a large number of shelves are created on the device.
  • Catalogs: Put catalog sections at top level of ToC for EPUB/AZW3 catalogs.
  • Adding books: When duplicates are found, show the list of possible duplicates in calibre with title and author.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • KF8 Input: Fix conversion/viewing of KF8 files generated with the unreleased? kindlegen 2.7.
  • Kindle driver: Increase the size of the cover thumbnails sent by calibre to the device. This fixes the problem of cover thumbnails not showing up on the PaperWhite
  • MTP driver: Fix sorting on the title column of the device view.
  • Catalogs: Fix regression that caused authors and titles to be be incorrectly listed under symbols on OSX < 10.8.
  • Catalogs: Fix error when generating catalog in non English locale and the user has specified a prefix rule using a Yes/no column.
  • E-book viewer: Remove the reload entry from the context menu as it is not supported in paged mode.

New in version 0.9.2 (October 11th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Wireless driver: Speed up deleting of multiple books
  • E-book viewer: Add options to hide the scrollbar and show reading position in full screen mode.
  • News download: Add a field to allow recipe authors to tell calibre to remove duplicate articles that a re present in more than one section from the download.
  • Metadata download: Turn off the use of the published date for the earliest edition a book as the published date. The earliest edition was identified via worldcat.org, which has rather poor data, leading to the occasional incorrect result. If you want this feature back, you can turn it on again via Preferences->Metadata download.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • ODT Input: More workarounds for the image positioning markup produced by newer versions of LibreOffice.
  • Metadata download dialog: Fix selected cover being changed when covers are re-sorted after download completes
  • MTP driver: Ignore errors when getting the driveinfo.calibre file from the device and simply regenerate it
  • E-book viewer: Use the system locale settings to display the 24/12 hour clock in full screen mode
  • Content Server: Make OPDS initial page respect the fields to display tweak
  • Fix regression that caused calibre to not use OPF files when adding books recursively from directories with multiple books per directory
  • KF8 Output: Fix handling of input documents that have URL unsafe characters in the file names of their images.
  • Fix enumeration type custom column not being merged.

New in version 0.9.1 (October 5th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • New driver for the Kobo Touch version 2.0+ firmware and Kobo Glo and Mini. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=192863 for details
  • Driver for Motorola Defy XT
  • Wireless driver: Always use automatic metadata management, regardless of the setting in Preferences->Devices
  • Sending books by email: Allow sending to multiple email addresses at once separated by commas.
  • KF8 Output: Add the css passed in through the extra css conversion option to the generated inline ToC.
  • Windows: No longer use fontconfig to scan the system for available fonts. Instead use the Windows API. Should fix crashes/instability caused by fonts that fontconfig cannot handle
  • When editing a blank (undefined) published date in the edit metadata dialog, have the calendar popup jump to the current date instead of the date 1-1-101
  • FB2 Input: Add support for th, code and strikethrough tags and also rowspan, colspan and align attributes.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Get Books: Update Woblink
  • Position the next selected book better after deleting multiple books from the library view
  • Allow using the Enter key to select the cover in the metadata download dialog
  • PDF Output: Handle embedded fonts better on linux
  • HTML Input: Guess mimetype correctly for references to image files without file extensions.
  • Catalog generation: Workaround for bug in the ICU library on older OS X systems that caused catalog generation to fail when certain non-ascii characters are present in the metadata.
  • Wireless driver: Do not abort if BonJour registration fails, as we can still use broadcast to connect
  • KF8 Output: Fix invalid output being generated for some files with very large blocks of contiguous non-ascii text

New in version 0.9.0 (September 28th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Enhanced E-book viewer
  • Full support for connecting to Android phones/tablets
  • New "modern" look
  • Calibre Portable
  • Conversion engine improvements
  • Library management improvements
  • Bug Fixes:
  • KF8 Output: Fix handling of & < and > entities in the text. They were sometimes being incorrectly unescaped.
  • Calibre portable: Add a manifest to the portable installer exe to prevent the application compatibility wizard from warning about a possible failed installation on windows 7. Also fixes installer requiring admin privileges on some computers
  • EPUB metadata: Fix book producer not being set when updating EPUB metadata
  • EPUB metadata: Fix incorrect namespace on the role attribute of tags when updating the metadata in EPUB
  • Get Books: Fix incorrect price retrieval from ebooks.com.
  • MTP windows driver: Fix main memory and storage card sometimes swapped
  • PDF Output: On windows, remove any embedded fonts before generating the PDF as on windows, Qt generates image based PDFs when embedded fonts are present.
  • MTP windows driver: Do not try to connect to unsuitable devices such as the iPhone.
  • KF8 Input: Handle files that use non ascii paths/anchor names in the guide entries.

New in version 0.8.70 (September 21st, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Support for connecting MTP (non disk based) devices via USB, such as the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD (Windows Vista and newer and Linux only)
  • Calibre Portable: Create a new installer that does not require manually unzipping the Calibre Portable folder. Instead just run the installer and point it to the location you want to install to.
  • Calibre Portable: Add support for multiple libraries created inside the 'Calibre Portable' folder.
  • In the main book list when editing a blank published date, use a default value of Jan 2000 so that changing the date it easier
  • Template language: Add function approximate_formats() to get list of formats saved in the db for a book as opposed to the formats that actually exist on disk
  • Template language: Add a couple of new functions to get the path to individual book formats and the calibre library as a whole
  • Drivers for HTC Flyer and Trekstor 4ink
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion: Do not error out when tags have unparseable color attributes.
  • AZW3 Output: Do not error out if the input document contains embedded fonts of less than 1040 bytes.
  • Catalogs: Fix AZW3 output not properly indexed
  • Get Books: Remove Beam Books due to lack of response to issues with the store.
  • Windows: Ignore drives A: and B: when scanning for the drives belonging to a device
  • Kindle driver: Fix generation of apnx files for newer kindle firmware.
  • News download: If the output format is set to azw3, generate periodicals in mobi format as amazon does not support azw3 periodicals.

New in version 0.8.69 (September 14th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Add a button to the toolbar to switch themes easily
  • When downloading metadata for many books, if some of them fail, add an option to the downloaded message to show the failed books in the main book list, so that they can be individually processed easily
  • Remember last used window size of the conversion dialogs.
  • Kindle driver: Turn on sending of azw3 files to kindles by default, since the KK now has azw3 support
  • Conversion: Add support for CSS pseudo classes :hover, :link, :visited, :first-line, :focus, :active, :first-letter
  • Wireless device driver: Make the default save template not use folders
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a regression in th previous release that broke sending of books to the second SD card in SONY readers
  • Fix a memory leak when scanning for devices in windows
  • Ebook-viewer: When displaying mathematics, reflow equations that dont fit on a single line
  • Catalogs: Do not mark the AZW3 catalog as a periodical, as most Kindle devices cannot handle AZW3 periodicals
  • Content server: When using a custom IP address to listen on via Preferences->Tweaks advertise that IP address via BonJour.
  • Fix ebook catalog generation on linux systems where the encoding is not UTF-8.

New in version 0.8.68 (September 7th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Drivers for the Nokia N9, Viewsonic 7e, Prestigio PER3274B and Coby Kyros 7035
  • Add a tutorial on creating catalogs to the User Manual and a link to it in the create catalogs dialog
  • Wireless device connections: Add an option to force calibre to listen on a particular IP address. Access it by customizing the plugin in Preferences->Plugins
  • Android driver: Add an extra customization option to configure the directory to which ebooks are sent on the storage cards.
  • Add an option under Preferences->Look & Feel->Book Details to hide the cover in the book details panel
  • The Calibre Companion Android app that allows wireless connection of Android device to calibre is out of beta.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix sorting by author not working in the device view in calibre when connected to iTunes
  • Fix using the 'configure this device' menu action not validating settings
  • Device drivers: Ignore corrupted entries in metadata.calibre, instead of raising an error
  • PDF Output: Do not error out when generating an outline which points to pages that have been removed.
  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect page numbers being generated in the outline when converting some books
  • PDF Output: Reduce memory consumption when writing out the PDF file, by using a stream
  • EPUB metadata: When there are multiple tags use the one with the earliest date as the published date
  • Improved news sources:
  • Wall Street journal (subscription version)
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Various Romanian news sources
  • Business Week Magazine
  • Arcamax

New in version 0.8.67 (August 31st, 2012)

  • New Features
  • PDF Output: Generate a PDF Outline based on the Table of Contents of the input document
  • Conversion: Add an option under Structure Detection to set the 'Start reading at' metadata with an XPath expression.
  • Speed up changing the title and author of files with books larger than 3MB by avoiding an unnecessary extra copy.
  • Wireless device driver: Make detecting and connecting to devices easier on networks where mdns is disabled
  • PDF Output: Allow choosing the default font family and size when generating PDF files (under PDF Options) in the conversion dialog
  • Metadata dialog: Comments editor: Allow specifying the name of a link when using the insert link button.
  • Remove the unmaintained pdfmanipulate command line utility. There are many other tools that provide similar functionality, for example, pdftk and podofo
  • Bug Fixes
  • Catalogs: Fix regression that broke sorting of non series titles before series titles
  • PDF Output: Do not create duplicate embedded fonts in the PDF for every individual HTML file in the input document
  • Fix regression that broke DnD of files having a # character in their names to the book details panel
  • PDF Output: Allow generating PDF files with more than 512 pages on windows.
  • Fix minor bug in handling of the completion popups when using the next/previous buttons in the edit metadata dialog

New in version 0.8.66 (August 24th, 2012)

  • New Features
  • E-book viewer: Support the display of mathematics in e-books. Supports both embedded TeX and MathML
  • Drivers for SONY PRS-T2, Freelander PD10 and Coolreader Tablet
  • Wireless device connections: Use a streamed mode for improved networking performance leading to much less time spent sending metadata to/from the device. Also make it easier to specify a fixed port directly in the dialog used to start the connection.
  • Get books: Add ebooksgratuitis.com
  • Bug Fixes
  • PDF Output: Handle input epub documents with filenames starting with a dot. Also do not hang if there is an unhandled error.
  • Get Books: Update B&N plugin to handle changes to the B&N website
  • Content server: Fix regression that caused the port being advertised via BonJour to be incorrect if the user changed the port for the server.

New in version 0.8.65 (August 17th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • A new wireless device driver. This allows connecting wirelessly to a device running a 'smart' calibre client
  • MOBI Output: Add an option to control the type of MOBI file produced, to the MOBI Output conversion options. You can now generate an old MOBI6, a new KF8 or a joint MOBI6/KF8 file. By default, MOBI6 files are generated. This replaces the previous use of a tweak.
  • E-book viewer: Make paged mode the default. You can go back to the old flow mode by clicking the button with the yellow scroll in the top right corner of the viewer.
  • Driver for COBY kYROS MID7042 and Samsung Galaxy Ace S5839i
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Update version of poppler bundled with calibre to fix reading covers from some PDF files
  • Fix clicking of results from Diesel books when there is only a single result not working
  • Improve detection of system language on first run of calibre
  • When finding the next series index and the last series index is a fractional number, use the next largest integer, instead of just adding 1
  • Fix exception when saving a search/replace when no saved search/replace had been opened previously in the bulk search/replace dialog
  • Fix restore database not restoring entries for the original_* formats
  • Fix first run wizard not allowing empty email sending settings
  • Do not error out when setting the cover for a book that has no folders in the library.
  • Conversion pipeline: Ignore unparseable values in the color attribute of font tags, instead of erroring out on them.
  • Catalogs: Fix regression that broke creation of catalogs while a device is connected
  • Fix --with-library=/whatever not working for calibredb list

New in version 0.8.64 (August 10th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Allow viewing images in the book in a separate pop-up window by right clicking on the image. Useful if you want to keep some image, like a map to the side while reading the book.
  • Catalogs: Allow generation of catalogs in AZW3 format. Also add more powerful configuration options to exclude books and set prefixes. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187298 for details.
  • Generate a PDF version of the User Manual
  • Bug Fixes:
  • News download: Fix broken handling of nesting for HTML 5 tags when parsing with BeautifulSoup
  • EPUB: Handle files in the EPUB that have semi-colons in their file names. This means in particular using URL escaping when creating the NCX as ADE cannot handle unescaped semi-colons in the NCX.
  • Conversion pipeline: Ignore unparseable CSS instead of erroring out on it.
  • When setting up a column coloring rule based on the languages column, allow entry of localized language names instead of only ISO codes
  • Catalogs: Generate cover for mobi/azw3 catalogs
  • Update the last modified column record of a book, whenever a format is added to the book.
  • E-book viewer: Fix line scrolling stops at breaks option not working in paged mode
  • MOBI Output: Fix ToC at start option having no effect when converting some input documents that have an out-of-spine ToC.
  • Catalog Generation: When generating EPUB/MOBI catalogs add more flexible rules for excluding books. Also add rules to customize the prefix characters used.
  • Make setting published date using metadata search/replace more robust.
  • Tag Browser: Flatten the display of sub-groups when sort by is not set to 'name'.
  • Fix isbn:false not matching if other identifiers are attached to the book.

New in version 0.8.63 (August 3rd, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Allow quick saving and loading of viewer settings as 'themes'.
  • Ebook-viewer: Add a restore defaults button to the viewer preferences dialog
  • E-book viewer: Add simple settings for text and background colors
  • Add an entry to save to disk when right clicking a format in the book details panel
  • ODT metadata: Read first image as the metadata cover from ODT files. Also allow ODT authors to set custom properties for extended metadata.
  • E-book viewer and PDF Output: Resize images that are longer than the page to fit onto a single page
  • Bug Fixes:
  • KF8 Output: Fix bug where some calibre generated KF8 files would cause the Amazon KF8 viewer on the Touch to go to into an infinite loop when using the next page function
  • News download: Add support for tags that link to SVG images.
  • Update podofo to 0.9.1 in all binary builds, to fix corruption of some PDFs when updating metadata.
  • Catalog generation: Handle authors whose last name is a number.
  • KF8 Input: Handle html entities in the NCX toc entries correctly
  • Fix a calibre crash that affected some windows installs
  • MOBI Output: Normalize unicode strings before writing to file, to workaround lack of support for non-normal unicode in Amazon's MOBI renderer.
  • EPUB Input: Handle files that have duplicate entries in the spine
  • Fix regression in Kobo driver that caused the on device column to not be updated after deleting books
  • New news sources:
  • Dziennik Polski by Gregorz Maj
  • High Country Blogs by Armin Geller
  • Philosophy Now by Rick Shang

New in version 0.8.62 (July 27th, 2012)

  • New Features
  • Book details panel: Allow right clicking on a format to delete it.
  • When errors occur in lots of background jobs, add an option to the error message to temporarily suppress subsequent error messages.
  • E-book viewer full screen mode: Allow clicking in the left and right page margins to turn pages.
  • Drivers for various Android devices
  • Advanced search dialog: When starting on the title/author/etc. tab, restore the previously used search kind as well.
  • When presenting the calibre must be restarted warning after installing a new plugin, add a restart now button so that the user can conveniently restart calibre
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix main window layout state being saved incorrectly if calibre is killed without a proper shutdown
  • Fix boolean and date searching in non english calibre installs.
  • Conversion: Ignore invalid chapter detection and level n ToC expressions instead of erroring out

New in version 0.8.61 (July 20th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Add a paged mode that splits up the text into pages, like in a paper book instead of presenting it as a single column. To activate click the button with the yellow scroll icon in the top right corner.
  • In paged mode, the ebook viewer no longer cuts off the last line of text at the bottom of the screen, and it respects CSS page-break directives. You can also set page margins and control the number of pages displayed on screen by clicking the Preferences button in the viewer and going to 'Text layout in paged mode'.
  • Digitally sign the calibre OS X and windows builds
  • Get Books: Add Mills and Boon UK
  • Various minor improvements to the Bulk metadata edit dialog
  • Fix various regression in the auto-complete functionality for authors/series/tags etc introduced in 0.8.60
  • Drivers for various new Android devices
  • MOBI: Add support for the new language EXTH header field in MOBI files generated by kindlegen 2.5
  • Bug Fixes:
  • KF8 Output: Fix calibre produced KF8 files not showing the 'Use publisher font' option on the Kindle Touch when they have embedded fonts
  • Txt/fb2/rtf/pml/rb output: Fix non-visibile element's tail text (which should be visible) is being ignored when it shouldn't.
  • Book details panel: When displaying a link to amazon, use a country specific name like amazon.fr instead of using amazon.com for all countries
  • Conversion: When splitting on page breaks, ignore page-breaks with values of auto and inherit.
  • Metadata jacket: Specify foreground in addition to the background color for the title banner so that it remain readable if the user tries to monkey with the CSS in the viewer.
  • PDF Output: Fix rendering of cover as first age of PDF (ignore margins so that the image covers the entire page)
  • Linux binaries: Bundle libglib to avoid incompatibilities with glib on various distros.
  • Fix find_identical_books() choking on books with too many authors
  • Improved news sources:
  • Toronto Star
  • American Prospect
  • faz.net

New in version 0.8.60 (July 13th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • When searching, allow use of un-accented characters to match accented characters in all fields and all languages (not just authors and English as before)
  • The rules for matching un-accented characters are done in a language dependent way. So if your calibre interface language is set to English, n will match both n and ñ, but if it is set to Spanish, it will match only n, as in Spanish ñ is a separate alphabet in Spanish.
  • Content server: Show a best guess for the IP address the content server is currently listening at in the connect/share menu.
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to show a clock in full screen mode.
  • Drivers for Paquito Imaginarium and a few Android phones
  • HTMLZ Output: Add option to use the book title as the filename for the html file inside the archive
  • Make the list of displayed fields in the book details panel a per library setting
  • Have autocomplete on authors/series/tags/etc. ignore accented characters when finding matches (similar to the changes to search above)
  • Support for retina displays in OS X (I hope)
  • Remove the dependency on the zip command line tool when developing plugins
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Kobo driver: Do not perform write operations on the Kobo database if its version is newer than the latest version the driver supports, for safety
  • KF8 Input: Ignore encoding declarations inside the html markup, as they are sometimes incorrect.
  • Force refresh of cached composite column values when values in the cache are changed
  • Fix a regression that broke calibre --shutdown-running-calibre on windows.
  • Possible workaround for Qt 4.8.2 open file dialog failing on some linux distros.
  • Catalogs: Fix some epubcheck errors when generating catalogs in EPUB format
  • Linux installer: When calling the xdg utilities use system libraries rather than the libraries bundled with calibre
  • Fix numeric sort for composite custom columns that use custom separators
  • Tag browser: When grouping by first letter, handle languages that have 'letters' made of more than one character. This can be turned off via Preferences->Tweaks
  • New news sources:
  • Empire Magazine by Dave Asbury
  • NZZ Folio by Bernd Leinfelder
  • Warentest by asdfdsfksd
  • Improved news sources:
  • Hola magazine
  • Adventure Gamers
  • Cosmopolitan UK
  • Onda Rock

New in version 0.8.59 (July 6th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Drivers for Samsung SGH-T989 and Sony Ericsson Sola Closes tickets: 1021365
  • Conversion pipeline: When removing the first image, also remove the html file the image is found in, if that file has no other content. Allows this option to be used to remove covers from EPUB files without leaving behind a blank page.
  • Content server: Add a navigation panel at the bottom of each page. Closes tickets: 1020225
  • calibredb: Add a backup_metadata command to manually run the backup to opf from the command line
  • User defined driver: Add option to swap main memory and card a. Closes tickets: 1020056
  • Add new option to the series_index_auto_increment tweak, no_change, that causes calibre not to change the series_index when the series is changed
  • Bug Fixes:
  • PDF Output: Resize large images so that they do not get off at the right edge of the page.
  • On linux ensure that WM_CLASS for the main calibre GUI is set to 'calibre-gui' to match the name of the calibre-gui.desktop file. This is apparently required by the GNOME 3 shell. Closes tickets: 1020297
  • Update ICU in all builds to version 49.1
  • Tag browser: Fix regression that broke drag and drop between user categories in the tag browser
  • When copying to library and deleting after copy, do not place deleted files in recycle bin, as this is redundant and slow (they have already been copied into another library)
  • Fix yes/no fields with value of No not showing up in the book details panel
  • Catalogs: Better sorting for non English languages Closes tickets: 930882
  • Get Books: Fix Foyles UK, Weightless books, ebooks.com and ozon.ru
  • CHM Input: Fix handling of chm files that split their html into multiple sub-directories. Closes tickets: 1018792
  • New news sources:
  • CATO Institute and Heritage Foundation by _reader
  • Improved news sources:
  • FHM UK
  • The Age
  • weblogs_ssl
  • Heraldo.es

New in version 0.8.58 (June 29th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Add some texture to calibre generated covers
  • Drivers for Sogo SS-4370, HTC G2 and Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Closes tickets: 1019050 , 1017010
  • Add search to the Manage tags/series/etc. dialogs
  • News download: Add support for images embedded in the HTML
  • calibre -s now waits for calibre to shutdown
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Workaround for iTunes breaking scripting with version 10.6.3 on OS X. Closes tickets: 1012243
  • EPUB Input: When there are multiple elements of the same type in the OPF guide, use the first rather than the last element.
  • Windows: Disable the new UI style if the color depth of the desktop is less than 32 bits per pixel
  • ISBNDB metadata plugin: Return results even though they have no comments
  • More robust handling of EINTR during IPC
  • Metadata download: Support for amazon's new results page markup
  • EPUB Output: Fix a bug that could cause corrupted output when doing an EPUB/OEB to EPUB conversion if the input EPUB had multiple files with the same name
  • KF8 Output: Fix a couple of bugs that could lead to generation of invalid KF8 files. Closes tickets: 1016672
  • New news sources:
  • Sign of the Times and New Statesman by TerminalVeracity
  • CT24 by zoidozoido
  • SmileZilla by Will
  • Marketing Sensoriale by NotTaken
  • Improved news sources:
  • ABC Digital
  • O Globo

New in version 0.8.57 (June 22nd, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • PDF Output: Full pagination support. No more cutoff bottom line.
  • Fixes a long standing bug in calibre's PDF Output that caused the bottom line of some pages to be partially cut off and prevented top and bottom margins from working.
  • calibredb add now prints out the ids of added books
  • Kobo Vox driver: Add support for new Google Play firmware
  • Driver for Prestigio PMP5097PRO
  • Add option to disable tooltips in the book list under Preferences->Look & Feel
  • When customizing builtin recipes download the latest version of the recipe to customize instead of using the possibly out of date bundled version
  • Bug Fixes:
  • PDF Output: Use the cover from the input document when no cover is specified during a conversion
  • E-book Viewer: Printing now has proper pagination with top and bottom margins no lines partially cut-off at the bottom and full style retention
  • KF8 Input: Handle files with incorrectly encoded guide type entries.
  • E-book viewer: Disable hyphenation on windows xp as Qt WebKit barfs on soft hyphens on windows XP
  • Handle OS X systems with invalid palette colors.
  • Tag Browser: Fix regression that broke partitioning of hierarchical categories.
  • LRF Output: Handle negative page margins
  • Template language: Fix arithmetic functions to tolerate the value 'None' as returned by raw_field()
  • Fix custom title sort set in the edit metadata dialog getting reset by the conversion dialog
  • New news sources:
  • Akter Daily by Darko MIletic
  • BBC Brasil by Claviola
  • Homopedia.pl by rainbowwarrior
  • National Geographic Magazine by Terminal Veracity
  • Something Awful by atordo
  • Huffington Post UK by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Economist
  • Akter
  • 24 Sata sr
  • Novi List
  • Metro Montreal
  • Mode Durable
  • CanardPC
  • The Economic Collapse
  • Our Daily Bread

New in version 0.8.56 (June 15th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Make the new calibre style default on Windows and OS X. This change gives a more 'modern' feel to the calibre user interface with focus highlighting, gradients, rounded corners, etc. In case you prefer the old look, you can restore under Preferences->Look & Feel->User interface style
  • Get Books: Add the new SONY Reader store
  • Read metadata from .docx (Microsoft Word) files
  • Allow customizing the behavior of the searching for similar books by right clicking the book. You can now tell calibre to search different columns than the traditional author/series/publisher/tags/etc. in Preferences->Searching
  • Add option to restore alternating row colors to the Tag Browser under Preferences->Look & Feel->Tag Browser
  • Update to Qt 4.8.2 on windows compiled with link time code generation for a small performance boost
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Get Books: Update plugins to handle website changes at ebooks.com, project gutenberg, and virtualo
  • AZW3 Output: Fix TOC at start option not working
  • AZW3 Output: Close self closing script/style/title/head tags explicitly as they cause problems in webkit based renderers like the Kindle Fire and calibre's viewers.
  • Fix the current_library_name() template function not updating after a library switch
  • AZW3 Output: Handle the case of a link pointing to the last line of text in the document. Closes tickets: 1011330
  • Fix regression in 0.8.55 that broke highlighting of items matching a search in the Tag Browser Closes tickets: 1011030
  • News download: Handle query only relative URLs
  • New news sources:
  • NZZ Webpaper by Bernd Leinfelder
  • Improved news sources:
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Neue Zurcher Zeitung
  • Birmignham Post
  • Metro UK
  • New Musical Express
  • The Independent
  • The Daily Mirror
  • Vreme
  • Smithsonian Magazine

New in version 0.8.55 (June 8th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Add a new 'Calibre style' interface look that is more modern than the default look. You can select it via Preferences->Look & Feel->User interface style.
  • New, subtler look for the Tag Browser
  • Driver for Trekstor Pyrus and Pantech Android Tablet Closes tickets: 1008946 , 1007929
  • Conversion pipeline: Handle guide elements with incorrectly cased hrefs. Also handle guide elements of type coverimagestandard and thumbimagestandard.
  • Allow user to customize trekstor plugin to send books into sub directories. Closes tickets: 1007646
  • EPUB Input: Add support for EPUB files that use the IDPF font obfuscation algorithm. Apparently, people have started producing these now. Closes tickets: 1008810
  • Save single format to disk: Only show the format available in the selected books. Closes tickets: 1007287
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Output: When using the insert metadata at start of book option, do not use a table to layout the metadata, as the Kindle Fire crashes when rendering the table. Closes tickets: 1002119
  • Device detection: Fix a bug that could cause device detection to fail completely if devices with certain vendor/product ids are connected. Closes tickets: 1009718
  • MOBI Output: When rasterizing svgs only compute style information when an actual svg image is present. Small speedup when converting large svg-free documents to MOBI.
  • SONY T1 driver: Fix support for collections of books placed on the SD card Closes tickets: 986044
  • Fix partitioning problems in tag browser with fields that have no name, such as identifiers and formats
  • Welcome wizard: Preferentially use the kindle email address set as default when more than one such address exists. Closes tickets: 1007932
  • Fix regression in 0.8.54 that broke the use of the shortcut Alt+A to select books by the same author
  • New news sources:
  • Various Philippine news sources by jde
  • Natemat.pl and wirtualnemedia.pl by fenuks
  • Rabble.ca by timtoo
  • Improved news sources:
  • Various Polish recipes
  • Vice Magazine
  • EL Mundo Today
  • Haaretz
  • Good Housekeeping
  • El Pais
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Marketing Magazine
  • Instapaper

New in version 0.8.54 (May 31st, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: The Table of contents panel now tracks the current position in the book. As you scroll through the book, the entry you are currently on is highlighted. To see this feature in action, open the Table of Contents panel in the viewer by clicking the button with three blue lines on it. As you page through the book, the chapter you are reading currently is highlighted in the Table of Contents Panel. Obviously, this will only work if the book you are reading has a Table of Contents. You can also use the Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn keys to quickly skip between chapters.
  • calibredb: Allow setting metadata for individual fields with the set_metadata command
  • Make it a little harder to accidentally change the sorting of items in the Tag Browser. Also frees up more vertical space for the Tag Browser itself.
  • The calibre user manual is now available in AZW3 format as well as EPUB
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Automatic titlecasing: No longer try to capitalize scottish names, as there are too many special cases. Closes tickets: 775825
  • Never crash when reading metadata from PDF files (reading now always happens in a worker process) Closes tickets: 1006452
  • EPUB Input: Do no skip the valid children of an NCX node that has no text/href
  • Archos driver: Detect SD card Closes tickets: 1005650
  • When bulk downloading metadata and the user deletes one of the books for which metadata is being downloaded, just ignore it, instead of erroring out
  • When deleting books from the bottom of the booklist, ensure that the bottom book after deleting is selected
  • Fix regression in 0.8.53 that broke sending APNX files to older Kindle devices
  • Use correct text color for selected rows in the list of matches when downloading metadata and showing results in get books. Closes tickets: 1004568
  • New news sources:
  • La gazetta del Mezzogiorno by faber1971
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Independent
  • Welt der Physik
  • China Daily
  • The Grid
  • Prospect Magazine

New in version 0.8.53 (May 25th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Kindle Touch/4 driver: Upload cover thumbnails when sending books to device by USB to workaround Amazon bug of not displaying covers for sync-enabled books
  • Support for updating metadata in FB2 files
  • Set a different background color when choosing formats to not delete as opposed to choosing format to delete. Closes tickets: 1001741
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to prevent the up and down arrow keys from scrolling past page breaks
  • Get Books: Remove ebookshoppe.com at the website's request
  • Bug Fixes:
  • PDF Input: Support image rotation commands in PDF files. Fixes the long standing problem of some images being flipped when converting from PDF in calibre.
  • Fix a regression in 0.8.51 that caused conversion to HTMLZ to not have any CSS
  • Get Books: Fix website change at kobo.com causing prices not to be found
  • Edit the time in the 24 hour clock when calibre's interface language is set to German. Closes tickets: 1001809
  • MOBI Output: When generating joint KF8/MOBI6 .mobi files set the text length field in the MOBI 6 header correctly. Closes tickets: 1003489
  • ODT Input: More workarounds for LibreOffice 3.5's habit of inserting pointless margin:100% directives everywhere. Closes tickets: 1002702
  • Fix regression that broke smarten punctuation when quotes were next to html tags. Closes tickets: 998900
  • Fix published date from ozon.ru wrong in some timezones Closes tickets: 975338
  • Catalogs: Handle the use of custom columns with non-ascii names correctly Closes tickets: 1001437
  • Conversion pipeline: Remove the attempt to detect and autocorrect if text will go off the left edge of the page, as it was a rather crude heuristic. Also do not remove fake margins if the book uses negative text indents on the margined elements.
  • KF8 Output: Set offsets to tags in the skeleton the same way kindlegen does. Also linearize non linear ToCs to ensure section to section jumping works.
  • Conversion pipeline: Use correct default value of 'inherit' for font-family and font-size when normalizing the shorthand font property.
  • When running python scripts via calibre-debug ensure that user plugins are loaded
  • New news sources:
  • Attac.es by Marc Busque
  • Drytooling.com by Damian Granowski
  • Shortlist.com by Dave ASbury
  • National Geographic (es) by vakya
  • Improved news sources:
  • Business Week Magazine
  • Metro Nieuws NL

New in version 0.8.52 (May 18th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • EPUB Input: When setting the cover for a book that identifies its cover image, but not the html wrapper around the cover, try to detect and remove that wrapper automatically.
  • When deleting books of a specific format, show the number of books with each format available
  • Linux install: No longer create MAN pages as all utilities have more comprehensive command line --help anyway
  • Add a tweak Preferences->Tweaks to control the default choice of format for the Tweak Book feature
  • Conversion: Allow setting negative page margins. A negative page margin means that calibre will not specify any page margin in the output document (for formats that support this)
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Tweak book: Fix handling of covers when tweaking KF8 books
  • KF8 Output: Handle input documents with out of sequence ToC entries. Note that currently section jumping in the KF8 output produced by calibre for such files does not work.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix the edit values button for custom tag-like columns showing a unneeded warning about changed values
  • EPUB Output: Be a little more conservative when removing tags. Only remove them if they have actual forms inside.
  • EPUB Input: Correctly update the Cover entry in the ToC even when the entry has a fragment reference.
  • Update ImagMagick DLLs in all calibre binary builds to fix security vulnerabilities in ImageMagick
  • Advanced search dialog: Fix equals and regex matching not being applied for custom column searches.
  • RTF Input: Handle old RTF files that have commands without braces.
  • Get Books: Diesel, fix results not showing when only a single match is found
  • Get Books: Fix DRM status indicators for Kobo and Diesel stores. Fix smashwords not returning results.
  • Fix regression in 0.8.51 that broke viewing of LIT and some EPUB files
  • New news sources:
  • Army/Navy/Air force/Marine Times and News busters by jde
  • Ads of the World, Heavy Meta (Italian) and Juve La Stampa by faber1971
  • Revista Summa by Vakya
  • Strategic culture by Darko Miletic
  • Stars and Stripes by adoucette
  • Nackdenkseiten by jrda
  • Improved news sources:
  • Clarin
  • Spiegel
  • Spiegel International
  • Montreal Gazette
  • Gosc Niedzelny
  • Ars Technica

New in version 0.8.51 (May 11th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • When switching libraries preserve the position and selected books if you switch back to a previously opened library.
  • Conversion pipeline: Filter out the useless font-face rules inserted by Microsoft Word for every font on the system
  • Driver for Motorola XT875 and Pandigital SuperNova
  • Add a colour swatch the the dialog for creating column coloring rules, to ease selection of colors
  • EPUB Output: Consolidate internal CSS generated by calibre into external stylesheets for ease of editing the EPUB
  • List EPUB and MOBI at the top of the dropdown list fo formats to convert to, as they are the most common choices
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Improve performance when switching between normal and fullscreen views.
  • Edit metadata dialog: When running download metadata do not insert duplicate tags into the list of tags
  • KF8 Input: Do not error out if the file has a few invalidly encoded bytes.
  • Fix download of news in AZW3 format not working
  • Pocketbook driver: Update for new PB 611 firmware.
  • ebook-convert: Error out if the user prvides extra command line args instead of silently ignoring them
  • EPUB Output: Do not self close any container tags to prevent artifacts when EPUBs are viewed using buggy browser based viewers.
  • Fix regression in 0.8.50 that broke the conversion of HTML files that contained non-ascii font-face declarations, typically produced by Microsoft Word
  • New news sources:
  • Mainichi English by Hiroshi Miura
  • The Grid TO by Yusuf W
  • National Geographic (Italy) by faber1971
  • Rebelion by Marc Busque
  • Improved news sources:
  • Mainichi news
  • derStandard
  • Endgadget Japan

New in version 0.8.50 (May 4th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Tweak Book: Allow tweaking of KF8 MOBI files. Useful to fine-tune the result of a conversion. Right click on the book and select Tweak Book to use the feature. Note that tweaking a MOBI file that contains both KF8 and older MOBI6 will cause the MOBI6 version to be discarded.
  • AZW3 output plugin. This output plugin generates pure KF8 mobi files. These only work on the Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch with latest firmware.
  • Conversion: Allow easy re-ordering of the search and replace expressions in the conversion dialog. Also apply the expressions in the same order that they were entered when doing the conversion.
  • Automatically add the Tag 'Sample Book' when an Amazon sample is added to calibre
  • FB2 Input: Better handling of inline images.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • KF8 Output: Fix section to section jumps not working for documents with multi-level ToCs
  • EPUB Input: Handle the case of the metadata ToC containing a reference to the cover HTML file.
  • CHM Input: Handle files with deeply nested markup and non html files listed at the start of the manifest.
  • KF8 Output: Workaround Kindle Touch bug that causes the book to be rendered as black pages when a height is specified for
  • Fix regression in 0.8.49 that broke italics detection in heuristic processing on 32-bit systems.
  • KF8 Output: Fix joint MOBI6/KF8 books not being recognized as MOBI files by older Kindles
  • KF8 Output: Fix errors when processing documents with HTML comments and/or XML processing instructions
  • Get Books: Amazon fix prices not being found. B&N fix details link. ebooks.com: fix cover image. Website changes to various EU stores
  • FB2 Input: More robust base64 decoding to handle embedded images that are incorrectly encoded.
  • Fix scrolling with the cover browser updating only the selection in the book list, not the current book.
  • Save to Disk: Do not run out memory when saving very large files on systems with low RAM.
  • FB2 Output: Use 2 letter language codes in preference to 3-letter ones to not break poorly implemented FB2 readers
  • EPUB Input: Auto set the media-type for OPF manifest entries with an empty media-type
  • New news sources:
  • George Monbiot by Darko Miletic
  • El Mundo by atordo
  • AraInfo and Diagonal by Ruben Pollan
  • Improved news sources:
  • National Post
  • Daily Mirror
  • Sun
  • Newsweek Polska
  • Max-Planck
  • derStandard
  • tweakers.net

New in version 0.8.49 (April 27th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Experimental support for generating Amazon's new KF8 format MOBI files: calibre can now generate Amazon's new KF8 format MOBI files. To turn on this feature, go to Preferences->Tweaks and click Plugin Tweaks. In the box add: test_mobi_output_type = 'both' calibre will now produce MOBI files that have both the old MOBI format and the new KF8 format in them. To learn more about KF8, see: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000729511 [External link] Note that calibre support for KF8 is still experimental and there will likely be bugs.
  • Upgrade to using cssutils 0.9.9 for CSS parsing. Improved speed and robustness.
  • Show cover size in a tooltip in the conversion dialog
  • Driver for Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Heuristics: When italicizing words do not operate on words not in between HTML tags.
  • Fix (I hope) the bulk metadata download process crashing for some people on OS X when clicking the Yes button to apply the updates.
  • Fix tooltip not being updated in the book details panel when pasting in a new cover
  • Cover Browser: Wrap the title on space only, not in between words.
  • Edit metadata dialog: If a permission denied error occurs when clicking the next or prev buttons, stay on the current book.
  • Fix heuristics not removing unnecessary hyphens from the end of lines.
  • New news sources:
  • Berria by Alayn Gortazar
  • Sol Haber by Onur Gungor
  • Telam by Darko Miletic
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch by jde
  • Improved news sources:
  • Metro Nieuws NL
  • Der Tagesspiegel

New in version 0.8.48 (April 20th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Conversion: The search and replace feature has been completely revamped. Closes tickets: 983476 , 983484 , 983478 
You can now use any number of search and replace expression, not just three. You can also store and load frequently used sets of search and replace expressions. Also, the wizard generates its preview in a separate process to protect against crashes/memory leaks.
  • Support for the new '.azw3' files that Amazon recently started generating. calibre will now detect them as ebooks. It can also view/convert them, if they are DRM free.
  • Drivers for Samsung Galaxy ACE GT-S5830L and HTC One X Closes tickets: 981185
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Get Books: Support the new website design of Barnes & Noble
  • T1 driver: Fix books sent to SD card sometimes resulting problems when deleted. Closes tickets: 943586
  • Do not allow author names to be set to blank via the Manage authors function. Blank authors are now automatically set to 'Unknown'
  • MOBI Output: Handle background color specified on and in addition to tags. Closes tickets: 980813
  • MOBI Output: Fix underline style applied to parent element not getting inherited by children. Closes tickets: 985711
  • New news sources:
  • Various new Polish news sources by fenuks
  • Various Italian news sources by faber1971
  • Jakarta Globe by rty
  • Acim Bilim Dergisi by thomass
  • Improved news sources:
  • xkcd
  • Metro Nieuws
  • Calgary Herald
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • countryfile
  • Heise

New in version 0.8.47 (April 13th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Conversion pipeline: Add support for all the named entities in the HTML 5 spec. Closes tickets: 976056
  • Support for viewing and converting the Haodoo PDB ebook format Closes tickets: 976478
  • Device driver for Laser EB720
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in automatic adding in 0.8.46 that broke automatic adding if adding of duplicates is enabled and auto convert is also enabled Closes tickets: 976336
  • Fix "Tags" field in advanced search does not obey regex setting Closes tickets: 980221
  • EPUB Input: Automatically extract cover image from simple HTML title page that consists of only a single tag, instead of rendering the page
  • Prevent errors when both author and author_sort are used in a template for reading metadata from filenames for files on a device
  • Amazon metadata download: Handle books whose titles start with a bracket. Closes tickets: 976365
  • Get Books: Fix downloading of purchased books from Baen Closes tickets: 975929
  • New news sources:
  • Melbourne Herald Sun by Ray Hartley
  • Editoriali and Zerocalcare by faber1971
  • Improved news sources:
  • Forbes
  • Caros Amigos
  • Trouw
  • Sun UK
  • Metro
  • Daily Mirror

New in version 0.8.46 (April 6th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Auto adding: When automatically adding files from a folder, automatically convert the files to the current output format after adding. This can be turned off via Preferences->Adding Books->Automatic Adding. Closes tickets: 969053
  • E-book viewer: When reading a MOBI file that is actually a KF8 book, show the format as being KF8
  • Content server: Workaround for android stock browser not support HTTP AUTH.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Change the remove unused series button to a clear series button (as the remove unused series function is now automatic)
  • Driver for PocketBook 622. Closes tickets: 969875
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Run metadata downloads in a separate process to workaround memory leaks in third party plugins. Also removes the need to break up bulk metadata downloads into 100 book batches.
  • Make tag browser filtering work when capital letters are entered.
  • EPUB metadata: Ignore urn:isbn: prefix from ISBN declaration when reading metadata
  • Get books: Fix feedbooks store not showing all available formats
  • KF8 Input: When the KF8 book has no metadata ToC, try to extract the ToC from the HTML instead. Closes tickets: 969238
  • Fix regression that broke access to Preferences via the Preferences item in the calibre menu on OS X Closes tickets: 969418
  • Fix bug that ignored metadata specified on the command line when using calibredb add
  • New news sources:
  • The Southern Star by watou
  • Buenos Aires Herald by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • OReilly Premium
  • Real Clear
  • Soldier's Magazine
  • Rue89

New in version 0.8.45 (March 30th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Allow the up and down keys to scroll past section boundaries
  • calibredb: Allow specification of basic metadata on the command line when adding books.
  • Driver for Samsung Galaxy Plus GT-I9001
  • KF8 Input: Support KF8 format Amazon book samples.
  • When a new plugin is added to calibre for the first time, have its icon (if any) show up even when a device is connected (this can be changed by the user at the time of plugin installation)
  • Add keyboard shortcuts for Bold, Italic and Underline to the comments editor in the edit metadata dialog
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Fix last read position (and bookmarks in general) being inaccurate for some books.
  • The technique for marking locations in books used by the viewer has changed. The new technique should be much more accurate than the last one, especially when the font size at which the book is being viewed is changed. Note that this change means that bookmarks created with this release of calibre will not be read by previous calibre versions. On a technical note, the viewer now uses the CFI specification from the EPUB 3 standard for bookmarks.
  • Workarounds for a few regressions in the user interface in 0.8.44 caused by the update to Qt 4.8.0
  • Books list: Preserve the horizontal scroll position when sorting by a column
  • Fix saving to disk and then adding the book back not restoring tags-like custom columns
  • Linux installer: Fix completion for ebook-convert not working.
  • MOBI Output: Recognize type=text in addition to type=start guide elements
  • Get Books: Updates to Nexto, Ebookpoint and Woblink stores
  • Fix unable to clear username/password in Fetch news dialog
  • PDF Output: Fix margin specifications not being applied
  • Linux installer: Manually preserve the defaults.list mimetype association file to workaround buggy xdg-desktop-menu implementations in some distros.
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression that caused the ebook viewer to stop functioning if it is launched from the main calibre program and then the main calibre program is closed.
  • New news sources:
  • NRC Handelsblad (free) by veezh
  • Improved news sources:
  • Our Daily Bread

New in version 0.8.44 (March 23rd, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: A whole new full screen mode, with no toolbars to distract from the text and the ability to set the width of the column of text via Preferences in the ebook viewer. Closes tickets: 959830
  • Copy to Library: If books were auto merged by the copy to library process, popup a message telling the user about it, as otherwise some people forget they have turned on auto merge and accuse calibre of losing their books.
  • Unix driver for Ectaco JetBook color Closes tickets: 958442
  • Add a link to the 'Adding Books Preferences' in the drop down menu of the Add Books button for easier access and more prominence Closes tickets: 958145
  • Smarten punctuation: Add a few more cases for detecting opening and closing quotes
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Get Books: Updates to various store plugins to deal with website changes: Amazon Europe, Waterstones, Foyles, B&N, Kobo, Woblink and Empik
  • Catalog generation: Do not error out when generating csv/xml catalogs if the catalog title contains filename invalid characters. Closes tickets: 960154
  • RTF Output: Ignore corrupted images in the input document, instead of erroring out. Closes tickets: 959600
  • E-book viewer: Try to preserve page position when the window is resized
  • Fix bug that caused wrong series to be shown when clicking on the first letter of a series group in the Tag Browser
  • Fix calibre not supporting different http and https proxies. Closes tickets: 960173
  • MOBI Input: Fix regression caused by KF8 support that broke reading of ancient non-Amazon PRC files
  • Fix EPUB to EPUB conversion of an EPUB with obfuscated fonts resulting in the fonts not being readable in Adobe Digital Editions Closes tickets: 957527
  • RTF Output: Fix bug that broke conversion to RTF when the input document contains tags with no src attribute.
  • Fix regression in 0.8.43 that broke use of general mode templates that ended in a semi-colon. Closes tickets: 957295
  • New news sources:
  • Ivana Milakovic and Klub knjige by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • b92
  • Various Polish news sources
  • Le Monde
  • FHM UK

New in version 0.8.43 (March 16th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Template language: Speedup evaluation of general program mode templates by pre-compiling them to python. If you experience errors with this optimization, you can turn it off via Preferences->Tweaks. Also other miscellaneous optimizations in evaluating templates with composite columns.
  • MOBI Output: Add an option to not convert all images to JPEG when creating MOBI files. For maximum compatibility of the produced MOBI files, do not use this option.
  • Add iPad3 Output Profile
  • Bug Fixes:
  • KF8 Input: Add support for KF8 files with obfuscated embedded fonts
  • Make the stars in the book list a little larger on windows >= vista
  • Revised periodical Section layout, for touchscreen devices resolving iBooks problem with tables spanning multiple pages
  • Read dc:contributor metadata from MOBI files
  • MOBI Output: Fix a regression that caused the generated thumbnail embedded in calibre produced MOBI files to be a large, low quality image instead of a small, high quality image. You would have been affected by this bug only if you directly used the output from calibre, without exporting it via send to device or save to disk.
  • KF8 Input: Recognize OpenType embedded fonts as well.
  • Fix regression in 0.8.41 that caused file:/// URLs to stop working in the news download system on windows.
  • When setting metadata in MOBI files fix cover not being updated if the mobi file has its first image record as the cover
  • Fix column coloring rules based on the size column not working
  • New news sources:
  • SatMagazine by kiavash
  • Improved news sources:
  • Microwaves and RF
  • idg.se

New in version 0.8.42 (March 12th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Support for reading Amazon's new KF8 format calibre can now both view and convert MOBI files that contain Amazon's new KF8 (Kindle Fire) format
  • Add a tweak to Preferences->Tweaks to control the font size used in the book details panel Closes tickets: 948357
  • Allow specifying a list of file types to exclude when automatically adding files from a folder Closes tickets: 943025
  • Show ratings in the book details panel as stars. Also allow the user to change the alignment of the ratings column in the main books list. No longer display the stars in blue, instead their color can be customized via the column coloring rules, like any other column
  • When setting metadata in EPUB ensure that the tag has its name attribute first. Needed for the Nook.
  • Drivers for Novo 7, LG G2x and Zenithink T-280 Closes tickets: 941671 , 940625 , 940527
  • Update linux binaries to Qt 4.8.0
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix some rar files causing crashes on OS X (updated libunrar.dylib in the OS X build) Closes tickets: 951185
  • MOBI Output: Ignore the Table of Contents pointed to by the guide, if it contains no links
  • ODT Input: Ignore margin declaration in ODT styles if more specific margin-* declarations are present Closes tickets: 941134
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix @import rules in CSS stylesheets that have comments on their first few lines being ignored.
  • EPUB Input: When extracting the contents of epub files on windows, do not error out if one or more of the components in the epub file have filepaths containing characters that are invalid for the windows filesystem, instead, just replace those characters, since those entries are likely to be errors in the zip container anyway. Closes tickets: 950081
  • Textile output: Fix issue with blockquotes and sentences getting removed.
  • MOBI Output: When using the prefer author sort conversion option, handle multiple authors better. Closes tickets: 947146
  • Fix regression in 0.8.41 that broke direct connection to iDevices in windows Closes tickets: 944534
  • Fix the download bulk metadata completed popup causing a crash if the Esc key is pressed. Closes tickets: 943056
  • Fix rating values doubled in CSV/XML catalogs Closes tickets: 942790
  • EPUB Input: Remove non markup documents from the spine automatically, instead of erroring out
  • When formatting ratings in templates, etc., do not have an unnecessary .0
  • Calibre portable: Do not allow calibre portable to run if it is placed in a location whose path is too long. Also hide the library location setup in the welcome wizard when running the portable build.
  • Fix regression in 0.8.41 that broke calibre if the TMP or TEMP environment variable is set to the root of a drive. Closes tickets: 952284
  • Fix display of ratings type custom fields in the content server Closes tickets: 940600
  • New news sources:
  • Racjonalista by Racjonlista
  • JAPAA by adoucette
  • Improved news sources:
  • La Jornada
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Mediapart
  • rue89

New in version 0.8.41 (February 24th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Driver for Sony Experia Play 4G
  • News download system: Allow use of __future__ in recipes, and do not change line numbers of code in the recipe when compiling it
  • Use the My Documents folder as the default location for the Calibre Library folder on first start in windows
  • Add a tweak to Preferences->Tweaks to control the order in which categories appear in the Tag Browser
  • Tag Browser: Add an entry to the right click menu to quickly delete tags
  • Amazon metadata download: Try to scrape series information from the amazon details page. Note that currently very few books have series info available. Often the page for hardcover will have series, but the Kindle edition will not. In such cases calibre may or may not find the series, depending on which page it ends up using.
  • Content server: Add favicon to OPDS feeds.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • RTF Input: Fix some WMF images embedded in RTF files being distorted on conversion.
  • Fix long standing bug preventing calibre from working on east asian windows installs when the user name in windows has non-ascii characters
  • Get Books: Fix Baen Webscription and O'Reilly stores. Fix price detection for Google Books
  • MOBI Output: When the same anchor is present more than once in the input document, use the first occurrence rather than the last one.
  • Use the 'default cover font' tweak when generating default masthead images as well
  • Fix content server does not correctly display custom field of type 'rating'
  • Fix welcome wizard does not save send-from email info unless send-to field is filled
  • When reading metadata from odt files, use initial-creator in preference to creator for setting the author field
  • Fix conversion erroring out when the input document has very long and thin images

New in version 0.8.40 (February 17th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Amazon metadata download: Support the new 'Book Description' section that Amazon publishes for some books. Also workaround the amazon US servers occasionally returning broken markup leading to calibre not finding any matches for books on Amazon.
  • Kindle driver: Add an option to allow using page counts stored in a custom column. Go to Preferences->Plugins and customize the Kindle driver, to tell it to use a custom column to get page count data.
  • Template language: Add a current_library_name() function that can be used to return the name of the currently opened library in calibre
  • Driver for Xperia Neo and PocketBook A10
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.8.36 that caused the calibredb command to not properly refresh format information in standalone calibre-server processes
  • Fix regression in 0.8.39 that broke getting covers from some epub files on OS X.
  • Reading metadata from HTML files: Do not take a very long time for very large HTML files. Also fix reading metadata from meta tags with multiple spaces before the content attribute.
  • EPUB Output: Fix splitting breaking internal links in the epub, if the links pointed to files with URL unsafe characters in their file names.
  • Fix auto adding not leaving languages field blank when book has no defined laguage
  • New news sources:
  • Asian Review of Books by Darko Miletic
  • Albert Mohler, Desiring God, Living Stones and Resurgence by Peter Grungi
  • Novinite BG by M3 Web
  • Catholic Daily Readings by adoucette
  • Consortium News and Microwave and RF magazine by kiavash
  • Improved news sources:
  • Samanyolu Haber
  • Kurier
  • Le devoir
  • Daily Mirror
  • Common Dreams
  • Pescanik

New in version 0.8.39 (February 10th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Auto-adding: Add an option to check for duplicates when auto adding.
  • Content server: Export a second record via mDNS that points to the full OPDS feed in addition to the one pointing to the Stanza feed. The new record is of type _calibre._tcp.
  • Allow specifying a set of categories that are not partitioned even if they contain a large number of items in the Tag Browser. Preference is available under Look & Feel->Tag Browser
  • Allow setting a URL prefix for the content server that run embedded in the calibre GUI as well.
  • Allow output of identifiers data in CSV/XML/BiBTeX catalogs
  • Driver for Motorola Droid XT910, Nokia E71 and HTC EVO 3D.
  • Cut down the time taken to launch worker processes by 40%
  • You can now configure the calibre settings for the currently connected device by right clicking on the device icon in the toolbar, instead of having to go through Preferences->Plugins
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Auto-adding: Do not add incomplete files when files are downloaded directly into the auto add folder.
  • When running multiple delete from device jobs, fix the device view sometimes marking the wrong books as being deleted, after the first delete job completes.
  • MOBI Input: Handle files that have spurious closing and/or tags in their markup.
  • RTF Input: Strip out false color specifications, as they cause artifacts when converted to MOBI
  • New news sources:
  • Vancouver Province and Windsor Star by Nick Redding
  • Onda Rock by faber1971
  • Il Manifesto by Giacomo Lacava
  • Improved news sources:
  • Updated Postmedia publications
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Read It Later
  • Microwave Journal
  • taggeschau.de

New in version 0.8.38 (February 3rd, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Implement the ability to automatically add books to calibre from a specified folder. Closes tickets: 920249 
calibre can now watch a folder on your computer and instantly add any files you put there to the calibre library as new books. You can tell calibre which folder to watch via Preferences->Adding Books->Automatic Adding.
  • Conversion: When automatically inserting page breaks, do not put a page break before a or tag if it is immediately preceded by another or tag.
  • Driver for EZReader T730 and Pint-of-View PlayTab Pro Closes tickets: 923283 , 922969
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix device entry not visible in menubar even when it has been added via Preferences->Toolbars. Closes tickets: 923175
  • Fix metadata plugboards not applied when auto sending news by email
  • Fix regression in 0.8.34 that broke recipes that used skip_ad_pages() but not get_browser(). Closes tickets: 923724
  • Restore device support on FreeBSD, by using HAL Closes tickets: 924503
  • Get books: Show no more than 10 results from the Gandalf store
  • Content server: Fix metadata not being updated when sending for some MOBI files. Closes tickets: 923130
  • Heuristic processing: Fix the italicize common patterns algorithm breaking on some HTML markup. Closes tickets: 922317
  • When trying to find an ebook inside a zip file, do not fail if the zip file itself contains other zip files. Closes tickets: 925670
  • EPUB Input: Handle EPUBs with duplicate entries in the manifest. Closes tickets: 925831
  • MOBI Input: Handle files that have extra tags sprinkled through out their markup. Closes tickets: 925833
  • New news sources:
  • Strange Horizons by Jim DeVona
  • Telegraph India and Live Mint by Krittika Goyal
  • High Country News by Armin Geller
  • Countryfile by Dave Asbury
  • Liberation (subscription version) by Remi Vanicat
  • Various Italian news sources by faber1971
  • Improved news sources:
  • Metro Nieuws NL
  • FHM UK

New in version 0.8.37 (January 27th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Allow calibre to be run simultaneously in two different user accounts on windows. Closes tickets: 919856
  • Driver for Motorola Photon and Point of View PlayTab Closes tickets: 920582 , 919080
  • Add a checkbox to preferences->plugins to show only user installed plugins
  • Add a restart calibre button to the warning dialog that pops up after changing some preference that requires a restart
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.8.36 that caused the remove format from book function to only delete the entry from the database and not delete the actual file from the disk Closes tickets: 921721
  • Fix regression in 0.8.36 that caused the calibredb command to not properly refresh the format information in the GUI Closes tickets: 919494
  • E-book viewer: Preserve the current position more accurately when changing font size/other preferences. Closes tickets: 912406
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix items in the that refer to files with URL unsafe filenames being ignored. Closes tickets: 920804
  • Fix calibre not running on linux systems that set LANG to an empty string
  • On first run of calibre, ensure the columns are sized appropriately
  • MOBI Output: Do not collapse whitespace when setting the comments metadata in newly created MOBI files
  • HTML Input: Fix handling of files with ä characters in their filenames. Closes tickets: 919931
  • Fix the sort on startup tweak ignoring more than three levels Closes tickets: 919584
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix a bug that broke adding of a file to the book that calibre did not previously know about in the books directory while simultaneously changing the author or title of the book. Closes tickets: 922003
  • New news sources:
  • Mumbai Mirror by Krittika Goyal
  • Real Clear by TMcN
  • Gazeta Wyborcza by ravcio
  • The Daily News Egypt and al masry al youm by Omm Mishmishah
  • Klip.me by Ken Sun
  • Improved news sources:
  • People's Daily
  • Plus Info
  • grantland.com
  • Eret es irodalom
  • Sueddeutsche.de

New in version 0.8.36 (January 20th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Decrease startup time for large libraries with at least one composite custom column by reading format info on demand
  • When automatically deleting news older than x days, from the calibre library, only delete the book if it both has the tag News and the author calibre. This prevents accidental deletion of books tagged with News by the user.
  • Driver for Infibeam Pi 2
  • Add a Tag Editor for tags like custom columns to the edit metadata dialog
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression in 0.8.35 that caused viewer to raise an error on books that did not define a language
  • Content server: Fix grouping for categories based on custom columns.
  • Edit metadata dialog: When setting the series from a format or via metadata download, ensure that the series index is not automatically changed, when closing the dialog.
  • When reading metadata from Topaz (azw1) files, handle non ascii metadata correctly.
  • CHM Input: Do not choke on CHM files with non ascii internal filenames on windows.
  • Fix reading metadata from CHM files with non-ascii titles
  • Fix HTML 5 parser choking on comments
  • If calibre is started from a directory that does not exist, automatically use the home directory as the working directory, instead of crashing
  • Fix iriver story HD Wi-Fi device and external SD card swapped
  • Content server: Fix ugly URLs for specific format download in the book details and permalink panels
  • When adding FB2 files do not set the date field from the metadata in the file
  • New news sources:
  • Tweakers.net by Roedi06
  • Village Voice by Barty
  • Edge.org Conversations by levien
  • Novi list - printed edition by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • OReilly Premuim
  • Variety
  • Blic
  • New Journal of Physics
  • Der Tagesspiegel

New in version 0.8.35 (January 13th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Metadata plugboards: Allow creation of plugboards for email delivery.
  • Closes tickets: 914012
  • Tweak EPUB: Also allow tweaking of HTMLZ files (when both EPUB and HTMLZ are present, EPUB is preferred, this can be changed via Preferences->Tweaks).TXT Input: Support direct conversion of files with extensions .md, .markdown and .textile.
  • Closes tickets: 912931
  • E-book viewer: Speed up the optional hyphenation algorithm by upgrading the hyphenator library calibre usesDrivers for PocketBook 611, Motorola Razr Droid and Onyx Boox i62
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Output: When converting a paragraph that contains only a non-breaking space into a line break, ignore paragraphs with height less than 2pt.
  • Closes tickets: 915150
  • MOBI Input: Handle MOBI files that specify anchor point exactly at pagebreaks. These are apparently produced by John Wiley and Sons.
  • Closes tickets: 914036
  • Fetch news dialog: The Download now button is no longer scrolled out of view on OS X for news sources that require credentialsFix commas being removed from author names when generating filenames in the calibre libraryODT Input: Dont crash on empty linksebook-convert: Allow use of leading ./ when specifying output file names.
  • Fix deleting of hierarchical searches broken in Tag Browser
  • Metadata search and replace: Fix rendering error when choosing {template}
  • Fix calibre not starting when stray .po files are present in the working directory
  • Do not error out when getting metadata for authors if the author name has either ::: or :#: in it.
  • New news sources:
  • Lega Nerd and Pambianco by faber1971
  • Various Turkish news sources by asalet_r
  • Microwave Journal by Kiavash
  • OReilly Premium by TechnoCat
  • Hamilton Spectator and Tillsonburg/Norfolk County by Eric Coolman
  • Opinion Bolivia by Piet van Oostrum
  • ideal.es by Josemi Liebana
  • Novilist Portal by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources
  • Pagina 12
  • USA Today
  • LWN Weekly
  • Seattle Times
  • San Jose Mercury
  • Grantland.co

New in version 0.8.34 (January 6th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Apple driver: Set the year field in iTunes based on the published date in calibre. Closes tickets: 909050
  • EPUB Input: When converting a file that has entries in the manifest that do no exist, remove them, instead of aborting the conversion. Closes tickets: 910933
  • Kindle driver: Ensure page counts are correctly sent to the device when connecting to Kindle 4/Touch. Closes tickets: 910279
  • Allow user to set the number of recently viewed books shown in the dropdown menu of the view button, via a tweak in Preferences->Tweaks. Closes tickets: 910292
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.8.33 that caused calibre to crash when starting the Content Server, if the port the content server is trying to listen on is blocked/busy. Closes tickets: 910512
  • MOBI Input: Fix regression that caused a mixup of images when the MOBI file header contains an incorrect first image index pointer. Closes tickets: 911243
  • Do not remove leading and trailing spaces from the replace fields in the Search and Replace conversion options Closes tickets: 910523
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix regression in 0.8.31 that broke parsing of documents containing a self closing tag. Closes tickets: 910325
  • New news sources:
  • Various Italian news sources by faber1971
  • money.pl by intromatyk
  • Diario Rio Negro by Darko Miletic.
  • FHM UK by Dave Asbury
  • Improved news sources:
  • Kopalnia Wiedzy
  • Alternet
  • Tagesspiegel
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Seattle Times
  • La Razon

New in version 0.8.33 (December 30th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • LIT Input: Switch to non-recursive algorithm, to allow conversion of files with deeply nested markup. Closes tickets: 909535
  • Content server: Do not show the original_* formats in the mobile interface. Also upgrade to the latest CherryPy release.
  • E-book viewer: Add option in viewer preferences to control how much the font size is changed when you click the make fonts bigger/smaller buttons. Closes tickets: 908980
  • E-book viewer: Allow changing font size via Ctrl+Mouse wheel Closes tickets: 908975
  • Kobo driver: Hide previews and recommendations from the book list. You can customize the Kobo plugin if you would like to see them via Preferences->Plugins
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Copy to library: Fix title sort not being copied
  • PDF Output: Add custom size conversion option to the GUI (it was only present on the command line before)
  • Add missing --keep-ligatures option to the ebook-convert command line Closes tickets: 909182
  • Fix rendering of non ascii characters in generated masthead images when downloading news for the Kindle
  • Linux binary: Disable qt-sp-api as it causes crashes/performance issues on various distros
  • E-book viewer: Ensure that reference mode highlighting is removed from the book when reference mode is closed. Closes tickets: 908982
  • Fix unable to load plugins from files on GNOME/XFCE desktops
  • Fix regression that broke customizing toolbars on non English calibre installs
  • Conversion pipeline: Disable HTML 5 parsing if it results in deeply nested trees. Closes tickets: 908818
  • Do not loose position in book list on device connection/sync, if a search is active. Closes tickets: 908553
  • Fix regression in 0.8.32 that broke deleting books if the path to the library contained non-ascii characters on linux Closes tickets: 908068
  • New news sources:
  • NYTimes Global by Krittika Goyal
  • Grantland by Barty
  • Improved news sources:
  • Echo Online
  • La Razon

New in version 0.8.32 (December 23rd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Linux: When deleting books, send them to the recycle bin, instead of permanently deleting. This is the same behavior as on Windows and OS X.
  • Add a checkbox to allow users to disable the popup that asks if books should be auto-converted before sending to device
  • Drivers for Droid Razr, Samsung GT-I9003 and Bookeen Odyssey Closes tickets: 906356 , 906056 , 905862
  • Allow passing multiple filenames as command line arguments to calibre, to add multiple books. Closes tickets: 907968
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Output: Fix regression in 0.8.30 that caused the use of hidden heading elements for the TOC to generate links in the wrong place. Closes tickets: 907156
  • EPUB Output: Ensure directories have the correct permissions bits set when unzipping an epub with unzip on Unix
  • Fix bottom most shortcuts in keyboard shortcuts for viewer not editable
  • EPUB Output: Fix handling of self closing tags. Closes tickets: 906521
  • MOBI Input: Map invalid tags to tags before parsing, to handle broken nesting. Closes tickets: 905715
  • Conversion pipeline: HTML5 parsing: Fix handling of XML namespaces. Fixes regression in 0.8.30 that caused some articles in some news downloads to appear blank when viewed in Adobe Digital Editions based readers
  • Get Books: Gandalf store, fix price and cover detection
  • EPUB Output: Fix the Flatten filenames option in EPUB Output causing duplicated manifest ids in rare cases. Closes tickets: 905692
  • When adding books via ISBN, show the user the list of invalid ISBNs that will be ignored, if any, before starting the add operation. Closes tickets: 905690
  • Fix unsmarten punctuation conversion option broken in 0.8.31. Closes tickets: 905596
  • Fix broken evaluation of composite columns in save-to-disk
  • New news sources:
  • Prospect Magazine UK by Barty and duoloz
  • Elet es Irodalom and NOL by Bigpapa
  • Salonica Press News by SteliosGero
  • Echo Online by Armin Geller
  • Various Polish news sources by fenuks
  • Various Italian news sources by faber1971
  • Improved news sources:
  • Cosmopolitan UK
  • Hindustan Times
  • HVG
  • moneynews.com
  • Ming Pao
  • Glasgow Herald
  • Times of India
  • Focus Magazine
  • Hacker News
  • Independent
  • Sueddeutsche

New in version 0.8.31 (December 16th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Conversion engine: When parsing invalid XHTML use the HTML 5 algorithm, for greater robustness.
  • Driver for PocketBook 611 and Lenovo IdeaPad
  • Allow customization of the order in which custom column editing is performed in the edit metadata dialog. Setting is available via Preferences->Tweaks.
  • MOBI news download: Allow recipes to set a thumbnail for entries in the periodical table of contents. Currently used by the NYTimes, WSJ, Independent, GUardian and Globe and Mail recipes
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to the right click menu to search for the currently selected word
  • Automatically hide the no internet connection available error message if the connection is restored before the user clicks OK
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix comments not hidden in Book details panel when they are turned off via Preferences->Look & Feel->Book Details
  • E-book viewer: Do not popup an error message if the user tries to use the mouse wheel to scroll before a document is loaded.
  • Add docx to the list of ebook extensions.
  • When downloading metadata from non-English Amazon websites, do not correct the case of book titles.
  • Fix regression in 0.8.30 that broke bulk conversion of a single book.
  • When minimized to system tray do not display the no internet connection error as a dialog box, instead use a system tray notification
  • Catalog generation: Include the series_index field for custom series columns as well
  • Comic Input: Do not rescale images when using the Tablet output profile (or any output profile with a screen size larger than 3000x3000)
  • HTML Input: Ignore unparseable URLs instead of crashing on them.
  • New news sources:
  • CND Weekly
  • descopera.org
  • Rynek Zdrowia
  • Improved news sources:
  • La Republica
  • CND
  • Berliner Zeitung
  • Zaman Gazetesi

New in version 0.8.30 (December 9th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Get Books: Add amazon.es and amazon.it
  • Bulk convert dialog: Disable the Use saved conversion settings checkbox when none of the books being converted has saved conversion settings
  • ebook-viewer: And a command line switch to specify the position at which the file should be opened. Closes tickets: 899325
  • Distribute calibre source code compressed with xz instead of gzip for a 40% reduction in size
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Get Books: Fix ebooks.com and amazon.fr. Fix cover display in Diesel ebooks store.
  • HTML Input: Fix regression that broke processing of a small fraction of HTML files encoded in a multi-byte character encoding. Closes tickets: 899691
  • Greatly reduce the delay at the end of a bulk metadata edit operation that operates on a very large number (thousands) of books
  • Template language: Fix the subitems formatter function to split only when the period is surrounded by non-white space and not another period
  • Fix ampersands in titles not displaying in the Cover Browser
  • MOBI Output: Do not ignore an empty anchor at the end of a block element.
  • MOBI Output: Handle links to inline anchors placed inside large blocks of text correctly, i.e. the link should not point to the start of the block. Closes tickets: 899831
  • E-book viewer: Fix searching for text that is represented as entities in the underlying HTML. Closes tickets: 899573
  • Have the Esc shortcut perform exactly the same set of actions as clicking the clear button. Closes tickets: 900048
  • Prevent the adding books dialog from becoming too wide
  • Fix custom column editing not behaving correctly with the Previous button in the edit metadata dialog. Closes tickets: 899836
  • T1 driver. More fixes to datetime handling to try to convince the T1's buggy firmware to not rescan metadata. Closes tickets: 899514
  • Only allow searching via non accented author names if the user interface language in calibre is set to English. Closes tickets: 899227
  • New news sources:
  • Blues News by Oskar Kunicki
  • TVXS by Hargikas
  • Improved news sources:
  • Die Zeit subscription
  • Metro UK
  • suedeutsche.de

New in version 0.8.29 (December 2nd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • When searching for author names with accented characters, allow the non accented version to match. For example, searching for Nino will now match Niño.
  • Driver for Blackberry Playbook, Motorola Electrify and Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660
  • Metadata search and replace, make the regular expressions unicode aware
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.8.28 that broke sending PDF files to iTunes
  • Metadata download, do not strip # from titles.
  • Conversion pipeline: Do not error out on books that set font size to zero.
  • News download: Respect the delay setting when downloading RSS feeds as well.
  • EPUB Output: Ensure that xml:lang is set if lang is set as ADE looks for xml:lang, not lang
  • Content server: Reduce memory consumption when sending very large files
  • Preserve capitalization of Scottish author names when downloading metadata
  • Fix update title sort in bulk metadata edit not using language information
  • Fix sorting by published column in the download metadata dialog broken
  • Allow use of languages field when generating CSV/XML catalogs
  • Get Books: Fix ebookpoint.pl
  • When calculating title sort for a book based on its language, only use the specified language not a combination of the language and english
  • New news sources:
  • gs24.pl and Gazeta.pl Szczecin by Michal Szkutnik
  • Vanity Fair by Barty
  • Skylife by thomass
  • Daily Writing Tips by NotTaken
  • TechDirt by Krittika Goyal
  • Cosmopolitan UK by Dave Asbury
  • Improved news sources:
  • Metro NL
  • Ming Pao
  • Rolling Stones Mag
  • Buffalo News

New in version 0.8.28 (November 25th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Get Books: Add litres.ru store
  • Change the algorithm that generates title sort strings to strip leading articles from both english and the current language set for the calibre user interface. In addition, in the edit metadata dialog, calibre will use the book's language when calculating the sort string. This behavior can be adjusted via Preferences->Tweaks.
  • Driver for Cybook Odyssey.
  • Irex driver: Put books into the top level directory instead of into /ebooks or /Books.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Have downloaded periodicals recognized when transferred via USB to the Kindle Fire
  • MOBI Output: Fix underline and strikethrough properties declared on parents not being rendered on child tags.
  • Template language: Fix regression that broke ordering of items when formatting a list
  • Conversion pipeline: When removing obsolete tags convert them to instead of if they contain block level tags.
  • When downloading metadata, fix the case normalization of double-barelled author names.
  • Template language: Fix regression that broke using general program mode in save to disk templates
  • calibredb: Fix use of ranges when specifying ids for the remove command
  • Apple driver: Add ids for iPhone 4S. More robust against iTunes automation errors when adding artwork.
  • Fix encoding of comments incorrectly detected when downloading metadata from ozon.ru
  • Fix calibre not getting list of books on the Kindle Fire
  • New news sources:
  • Give me something to read and Let's get Critical by Barty
  • Worldcrunch by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources
  • El Mundo
  • BBC
  • NIN Online
  • ABC Australia
  • Salon.com
  • Expansion (Spanish)
  • The Week
  • Heise Online

New in version 0.8.27 (November 18th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Tweak to control sorting of date type columns. You can choose to have them sorted only by displayed fields
  • Driver for the Trekstor 3.0
  • Performance improvements when evaluating templates, and in particular general program mode templates
  • Bug Fixes:
  • ODT Input: When converting to EPUB improve handling of large images placed inside small frames, to prevent them from obscuring text.
  • Closes tickets: 860272 [External link] , 884759 [External link]
  • EPUB Input: Automatically strip entries of type application/text from the spine. Apparently there are EPUB production tools out there that create them.
  • Closes tickets: 884792 [External link]
  • Keep the startup splash screen visible until the GUI has fully completed initializing.
  • Closes tickets: 885827 [External link]
  • ODT Input: Fix handling of span tags containing only whitespace.
  • Closes tickets: 887311 [External link]
  • On windows when changing title or author via the main book list, handle the case of one of the books files being open in another program more gracefully.
  • Closes tickets: 880585 [External link]
  • When adding a format to an existing book record, ensure that no changes are made to the database until after the file operations have succeeded.
  • Fix bug that prevented configuring which fields to download metadata for when adding books by ISBN
  • Closes tickets: 856076 [External link]
  • Fix Japanese characters not being crrectly displayed on index pages in news downloads for the SONY T1
  • Closes tickets: 888029 [External link]
  • Get Books: Fix booleans in search expressions not working in non-English calibre versions
  • Closes tickets: 887554 [External link]
  • Fix a bug in the support for hours/minutes/seconds in datetime format strings
  • Closes tickets: 887412 [External link]
  • Treat an author_sort value of 'Unknown' the same way as unknown authors are treated in template processing
  • Detect SD card in Kobo Vox
  • Amazon metadata download: Workaround for change in Amazon website causing some books to have incorrect ratings downloaded
  • New news sources:
  • Techtarget by Julio Map
  • Improved news sources:
  • Metro NL
  • The Independent
  • Frankfurter Rundschau
  • L'Espresso
  • Il Giornale
  • Berlingske.dk
  • Suedeutsche Zeitung

New in version 0.8.26 (November 12th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Tweak to control sorting of date type columns. You can choose to have them sorted only by displayed fields
  • Driver for the Trekstor 3.0
  • Performance improvements when evaluating templates, and in particular general program mode templates
  • Bug Fixes:
  • ODT Input: When converting to EPUB improve handling of large images placed inside small frames, to prevent them from obscuring text.
  • EPUB Input: Automatically strip entries of type application/text from the spine. Apparently there are EPUB production tools out there that create them.
  • Keep the startup splash screen visible until the GUI has fully completed initializing.
  • ODT Input: Fix handling of span tags containing only whitespace.
  • On windows when changing title or author via the main book list, handle the case of one of the books files being open in another program more gracefully.
  • When adding a format to an existing book record, ensure that no changes are made to the database until after the file operations have succeeded.
  • Fix bug that prevented configuring which fields to download metadata for when adding books by ISBN
  • Fix Japanese characters not being crrectly displayed on index pages in news downloads for the SONY T1
  • Get Books: Fix booleans in search expressions not working in non-English calibre versions
  • Fix a bug in the support for hours/minutes/seconds in datetime format strings
  • Treat an author_sort value of 'Unknown' the same way as unknown authors are treated in template processing
  • Detect SD card in Kobo Vox
  • Amazon metadata download: Workaround for change in Amazon website causing some books to have incorrect ratings downloaded

New in version 0.8.25 (November 7th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Drivers for the LG Optimus 2X, HTC Incredible S, Samsung Stratosphere and the Kobo Vox
  • Get books: Add ebookpoint.pl store
  • Support hour/minute/seconds in datetime format strings in the template language and in tweaks
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix Book detils preferences showing custom columns even after they have been deleted
  • Replace use of insecure tempfile in the bundled rtf2xml library.
  • Remove the suid mount helper used on linux and bsd, as it proved impossible to make it secure. This means that if you are on BSD or an older linux distribution, without support for udisks, device detection will no longer work in calibre. You will have to either mount the devices by hand before starting calibre, or stick with version 0.8.24 (the vulnerability in the mount helper is a privilege escalation, which is relatively harmless on the vast majority of single user systems).
  • Do not error out if there is an invalid regex for title sort set in tweaks
  • Content server: Fix another place where --url-prefix was forgotten
  • HTML Input: Limit memory consumption when converting HTML files that link to large binary files.
  • T1 driver: Workaround for T1 showing error messages when opening some news downloads on the device
  • Kobo driver: Fix longstanding bug that would prevent re-adding a epub that has been previously deleted from the Kobo using calibre
  • Fix partial cover search not resuming after pressing back in the metadata download dialog
  • T1 driver: Fix auto refresh covers option
  • Content server: Do not show tracebacks in HTML output when not running in develop mode
  • Textile output; Fix out of memory issue when dealing with large margins.
  • New news sources:
  • b365 Realitatea and Catavencii by Silviu Cotoara
  • Various Greek news sources by Stelios
  • Real world economics blog by Julio Map
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Independent
  • Die Zeit subscription version
  • NIN online
  • Science News
  • Updated Daily Mirror
  • Science AAAS

New in version 0.8.24 (October 27th, 2011)

  • new features:
  • title "Kobo: Add support for fetching annotations from the kobo reader."
  • description: "Right click the send to device button in calibre with your kobo connected and choose fetch annotations. The annotations are placed into the comments of the corresponding books in the calibre library. This feature is still experimental."
  • title: "Preserve the set of selected books in the library view when a device is connected, fixing a long standing annoyance"
  • bug fixes:
  • title: "Prevent changing of device metadata management option while a device is connected."
  • title: "Book details panel: Show tooltip only when hovering over cover, not the rest of the book information, as it makes it hard to read."
  • title: "MOBI Output: Fix use of list elements as link anchors caused links to always point to start of list."
  • title: "RB Output: Fix calibre generated rb files not being opened by the RocketBook."
  • title: "FB2 Input: Dont choke on FB2 files that have empty embedded content tags."
  • title: "ODT Input: CSS rationalization should not fail with non ascii class names"
  • title: "Fix creating new library using the copy structure option incorrectly setting all text type columns to be like the tags column"
  • title: "E-book viewer: Don't choke on windows installs with a non UTF-8 filesystem encoding."
  • improved recipes:
  • Novaya Gazeta
  • El Universal (Venezuela)
  • The Australian (subscription enabled)
  • Metro NL
  • The Scotsman
  • Japan Times

New in version 0.8.23 (October 21st, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Drivers for T-Mobile Move, new Pandigital Novel, New Onyx Boox and Freescale MX 515
  • SONY T1 driver: Support for periodicals and better timezone detection
  • Add a remove cover entry to the right click menu of the cover display in the right panel Closes tickets: 874689
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix for change in Amazon website that broke downloading metadata. Closes tickets: 878395
  • MOBI metadata: When reading titles from MOBI files only use the title in the PDB header if there is no long title in the EXTH header Closes tickets: 875243
  • Fix regression that broke use of complex custom columns in save to disk templates. Closes tickets: 877366
  • Fix regression that broke reading metadata from CHM files
  • Fix a bug that broke conversion of some zipped up HTML files with non ascii filenames on certain windows installs. Closes tickets: 873288
  • RTF Input: Fix bug in handling of paragraph separators. Closes tickets: 863735
  • Fix a regression that broke downloading certain periodicals for the Kindle. Closes tickets: 875595
  • Fix regression that broke updating of covers inside ebook files when saving to disk
  • Fix regression breaking editing the 'show in tag browser' checkbox in custom column setup editing
  • Fix typo that broke stopping selected jobs in 0.8.22
  • New news sources:
  • Kyugyhang, Hankyoreh and Hankyoreh21 by Seongkyoun Yoo.
  • English Katherimini by Thomas Scholl
  • Various French news sources by Aurelien Chabot.
  • Improved news sources:
  • Columbus Dispatch
  • Ming Pao
  • La Republica
  • Korea Times
  • USA Today
  • CNN
  • Liberation
  • El Pais
  • Helsingin Sanomat

New in version 0.8.22 (October 14th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Input plugin for OCR-ed DJVU files (i.e. .djvu files that contain text. Only the text is converted)
  • Driver for the SONY PRS T1
  • Add a 'Back' button to the metadata download dialog while downloading covers, so that you can go back and select a different match if you dont lke the covers, instead of having to re-do the entire download.
  • Closes tickets: 855055 [External link]
  • Add an option in Preferences->Saving to disk to not show files in file browser after saving to disk
  • Get Books: Add the amazon.fr store. Remove leading 'by' from author names. Fix encoding issues with non English titles/names
  • Driver for Onyx BOOX A61S/X61S
  • Closes tickets: 872741 [External link]
  • Kobo: Add support for uploading new covers to the device without converting the ePub. You can just resend the book to have the cover updated
  • Make it a little harder to ignore the fact that there are multiple toolbars when customizing toolbars
  • Closes tickets: 864589 [External link]
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Input: Remove invalid tags of the form
  • Closes tickets: 872883 [External link]
  • calibredb add_format does not refresh running calibre instance
  • Closes tickets: 872961 [External link]
  • Conversion pipeline: Translate to CSS font-family
  • Closes tickets: 871388 [External link]
  • When sending email add a Date: header so that amavis does not consider the emails to be spam
  • Fix for the problem where setting the restriction to an empty current search clears the restriction box but does not clear the restriction.
  • Closes tickets: 871921 [External link]
  • Fix generation of column coloring rules for date/time columns
  • Fix plugboard problem where customizations to formats accepted by a device were ignored.
  • Enable adding of various actions to the toolbar when device is connected (they had been erroneously marked as being non-addable)
  • Fixable content in library check is not hidden after repair
  • Closes tickets: 864096 [External link]
  • Catalog generation: Handle a corrupted thumbnail cache.
  • Do not error out when user clicks stop selected job with no job selected.
  • Closes tickets: 863766 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • WoW Insider by Krittika Goyal
  • Merco Press and Penguin news by Russell Phillips
  • Defense News by Darko Miletic
  • Revista Piaui by Eduardo Simoes
  • Dark Horizons by Jaded
  • Various polish news sources by fenuks
  • Improved news sources
  • automatiseringgids
  • CNET
  • Geek and Poke
  • Gosc Niedzielny
  • Dilbert
  • Economist
  • Ming Pao
  • Metro UK
  • Heise Online
  • FAZ.net
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Slate
  • Descopera

New in version 0.8.21 (September 30th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • A Tips and Tricks blog at http://blog.calibre-ebook.com to introduce less well known calibre features in a simple way
  • News download: Add list of articles in the downloaded issue to the comments metadata of the generated ebook. Makes it possible to search for a particular article in the calibre library.
  • Toolbar buttons: You can now also right click the buttons to bring the popup of extra actions, in addition to clicking the small arrow next to the button.
  • Amazon metadata download plugin: Add option to download metadata from amazon.es
  • Driver for Vizio and iRobot A9 Android tablets
  • Closes tickets: 854408 , 862175
  • When switching to/starting with a library with a corrupted database, offer the user the option of rebuilding the database instead of erroring out.
  • Template language: Add list_equals function
  • Add a special output profile for the PocketBook 900 as it does not resize images correctly by itself
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression that cause PDF Output to generate very large files
  • Fix Title Sort field not being displayed in Book details panel
  • Prevent renaming of languages in the Tag browser
  • Closes tickets: 860943
  • Get books: Fix getting price from Foyles
  • Content server: When a search matches no queries, do not show an error message
  • ODT Input: Add workaround for ADE to fix centering of block level images when converting to EPUB
  • Closes tickets: 859343
  • Content server: When WSGI embedding fix handling of empty URL
  • RTF Input: Fix spurious spaces inserted after some unicode characters
  • Closes tickets: 851215
  • Fix regression that broke clicking on the first letter of author names in the Tag Browser when grouped
  • Closes tickets: 860615
  • Fix reading metadata from filenames when the author regexp does not match anything
  • Fix incorrect display of the month September in Finnish calibre
  • Closes tickets: 858737
  • Do not delete the file when the user tries to add a format to a book from a file already in the books directory
  • Closes tickets: 856158
  • Fix regression that broke customization of Kobo device plugin
  • Allow user defined templates to be used in save to disk
  • New news sources:
  • Various Colombian news sources by BIGO-CAVA
  • Gosc Niedzielny by Piotr Kontek
  • Leipzer Volkszeitung by a.peter
  • Folha de Sao Paulo (full edition) by fluzao
  • Den of Geek by Jaded
  • Republica by Manish Bhattarai
  • Sign on San Diego by Jay Kindle
  • Improved news sources:
  • Read It Later
  • American Spectator
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • Chicago Tribune
  • American Prospect
  • DNA India
  • Times of India
  • Kurier
  • xkcd
  • Cnet

New in version 0.8.20 (September 23rd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • MOBI Output: Map a larger set of font names to sans-serif/monospace font in the MOBI file
  • Get Books: Allow searching on the DRM column in the results.
  • Manage tags/series/etc dialog: Add a was column to show the old value when changing values.
  • Template language: Add new functions to manipulate language codes
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Output: Don't set cdetype when option to enable sharing instead of syncing is specified. This fixes the option.
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix crash caused by empty elements.
  • Get Books: Fix Woblink store
  • MOBI Input: Correctly handle MOBI files that have been passed through a DRM removal tool that leaves the DRM fields in the header.
  • Fix typo preventing the updating of metadata in MOBI files serverd by the content server
  • Get Books: Handle non ASCII filenames for downloaded books
  • When generating the title sort string and stripping a leading article, strip leading punctuation that remains after removing the article
  • Fix downloading metadata in the Edit metadata dialog could result in off by one day published dates, in timezones behind GMT
  • Fix handing of title_sort and custom columns when creating a BiBTeX catalog.
  • TXT Markdown Input: Change handling of _ to work mid word.
  • Fix Check library reporting unknown files ad both missing an unknown
  • Search/Replace: Permit .* to match empty tag like columns.
  • New news sources:
  • Ekantipur (Nepal) by fab4.ilam
  • Various Polish news sources by fenuks
  • Taipei Times and China Post by Krittika Goyal
  • Berliner Zeitung by ape
  • Improved news sources:
  • Cicero (DE)
  • Taz.de
  • Ming Pao - HK
  • Macleans Magazine
  • IDG.se
  • PC World (eng)
  • LA Times

New in version 0.8.19 (September 17th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Driver for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
  • MOBI Output: Add option in Preferences->Output Options->MOBI Output to enable the share via Facebook feature for calibre produced MOBI files. Note that enabling this disables the sync last read position across multiple devices feature. Don't ask me why, ask Amazon.
  • Content server: Update metadata when sending MOBI as well as EPUB files
  • News download: Add an auto_cleanup_keep variable that allows recipe writers to tell the auto cleanup to never remove a specified element
  • Conversion: Remove paragraph spacing: If you set the indent size negative, calibre will now leave the indents specified in the input document
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.8.18 that broke PDF Output
  • MOBI Output: Revert change in 0.8.18 that marked news downloads with a single section as blogs, as the Kindle does not auto archive them
  • PDF output on OSX now generates proper non image based documents
  • RTF Input: Fix handling of internal links and underlined text Closes tickets: 845328
  • Fix language sometimes not getting set when downloading metadata in the edit metadata dialog
  • Fix regression that broke killing of multiple jobs Closes tickets: 850764
  • Fix bug processing author names with initials when downloading metadata from ozon.ru. Closes tickets: 845420
  • Fix a memory leak in the Copy to library operation which also fixes the metadata.db being held open in the destination library Closes tickets: 849469
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Allow use of symbol keys like >,*,etc. Closes tickets: 847378
  • EPUB Output: When splitting be a little cleverer about discarding 'empty' pages
  • New news sources:
  • RT by Darko Miletic
  • CIO Magazine by Julio Map
  • India Today and Hindustan Times by Krittika Goyal
  • Pagina 12 Print Edition by Pablo Marfil
  • Improved news sources:
  • Twitch Films
  • Japan Times
  • People/US Magazine mashup
  • Business World India
  • Inquirer.net
  • Guardian/Observer

New in version 0.8.18 (September 9th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Kindle news download: On Kindle 3 and newer have the View Articles and Sections menu remember the current article.
  • Conversion: Add option to unsmarten puctuation under Look & Feel
  • Driver of Motorola Ex124G and Pandigital Nova Tablet
  • Allow downloading metadata from amazon.co.jp. To use it, configure the amazon metadata source to use the Japanese amazon site.
  • When automatically generating author sort for author name, ignore common prefixes like Mr. Dr. etc. Controllable via tweak. Also add a tweak to allow control of how a string is split up into multiple authors.
  • TXT Output: Preserve as much formatting as possible when generating Markdown output including various CSS styles
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix pubdate incorrect when used in save to disk template in timezones ahead of GMT.
  • When attempting to stop multiple device jobs at once, only show a single error message
  • Fix conversion of large EPUB files to PDF erroring out on systems with a limited number of available file handles
  • EPUB catalog generation: Fix some entries going off the left edge of the page for unread/wishlist items
  • When setting language in an EPUB file always use the 2 letter language code in preference to the three letter code, when possible.
  • Content server: Fix --url-prefix not used for links in the book details view.
  • MOBI Input: When links in a MOBI file point to just before block elements, and there is a page break on the block element, the links can end up pointing to the wrong place on conversion. Adjust the location in such cases to point to the block element directly.
  • New news sources:
  • Various Polish news sources by fenuks
  • Improved news sources:
  • Kopalnia Wiedzy
  • FilmWeb.pl
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Honolulu Star Advertiser
  • Counterpunch
  • Philadelphia Inquirer

New in version 0.8.17 (September 3rd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Basic support for Amazon AZW4 format (PDF wrapped inside a MOBI)
  • When showing the cover browser in a separate window, allow the use of the V, D shortcut keys to view the current book and send it to device respectively.
  • Add an option in Preferences->Miscellaneous to abort conversion jobs that take too long.
  • Driver for HTC Evo and HP TouchPad (with kindle app)
  • Preferences->Adding books, detect when the user specifies a test expression with no file extension and popup a warning
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Ensure toolbars are always visible
  • Content server: Fix grouping of Tags/authors not working for some non english languages with Internet Explorer
  • When downloading metadata from amazon, fix italics inside brackets getting lost.
  • Get Books: Add EscapeMagazine.pl and RW2010.pl stores
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix conversion of cm/mm to pts. Fixes use of cm as a length unit when converting to MOBI.
  • When showing the cover browser in a separate window, focus the cover browser so that keyboard shortcuts work immediately.
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix special chars like ampersands, etc. not being converted to entities
  • Keyboard shortcuts config: Fix clicking done in the shortcut editor with shortcuts set to default caused the displayed shortcut to be always set to None
  • Fix bottom most entries in keyboard shortcuts not editable
  • New news sources:
  • Haber 7 and Hira by Unknown
  • NTV and NTVSpor by A Erdogan by A Erdogan
  • Improved news sources:
  • Hacker News
  • Nikkei News

New in version 0.8.16 (August 27th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • News download: Add algorithms to automatically clean up downloaded HTML
  • Use the algorithms from the Readability project to automatically cleanup downloaded HTML. You can turn this on in your own recipes by adding auto_cleanup=True to the recipe. It is turned on by default for basic recipes created via the GUI. This makes it a little easier to develop recipes for beginners.
  • Add an option to Preferences->Look and Feel->Cover Browser to show the cover browser full screen. When showing the cover browser in a separate window, you can make it fullscreen by pressing the F11 key.
  • Closes tickets: 829855 [External link]
  • Show the languages currently used at the top of the drop down list of languages
  • When automatically computing author sort from author's name, if the name contains certain words like Inc., Company, Team, etc. use the author name as the sort string directly. The list of such words can be controlled via Preferences->Tweaks.
  • Closes tickets: 797895 [External link]
  • Add a search for individual tweaks to Preferences->Tweaks
  • Drivers for a few new android phones
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix line unwrapping algorithms to account for some central European characters as well.
  • Closes tickets: 822744 [External link]
  • Switch to using more modern language names/translations from the iso-codes package
  • Allow cases insensitive entering of language names for convenience.
  • Closes tickets: 832761 [External link]
  • When adding a text indent to paragraphs as part of the remove spacing between paragraphs transformation, do not add an indent to paragraphs that are directly centered or right aligned.
  • Closes tickets: 830439 [External link]
  • Conversion pipeline: More robust handling of case insensitive tag and class css selectors
  • MOBI Output: Add support for the start attribute on tags
  • When adding books that have no language specified, do not automatically set the language to calibre's interface language.
  • Closes tickets: 830092 [External link]
  • Fix use of tag browser to search for languages when calibre is translated to a non English language
  • Closes tickets: 830078 [External link]
  • When downloading news, set the language field correctly
  • Fix languages field in the Edit metadata dialog too wide
  • Closes tickets: 829912 [External link]
  • Fix setting of languages that have commas in their names broken
  • FB2 Input: When convert FB2 files, read the cover from the FB2 file correctly.
  • Closes tickets: 829240 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • CBN News and Fairbanks Daily by by Roger
  • Hacker News by Tom Scholl
  • Various Turkish news sources by thomass
  • Cvece Zla by Darko Miletic
  • Various Polish news sources by fenuks
  • Fluter by Armin Geller
  • Brasil de Fato by Alex Mitrani
  • Improved news sources:
  • Politifact
  • Reuters
  • Sueddeutsche
  • CNN
  • Financial Times UK
  • MSDN Magazine
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Harvard Business Review

New in version 0.8.15 (August 20th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Add a 'languages' metadata field.
  • This is useful if you have a multi-lingual book collection. You can now set one or more languages per book via the Edit Metadata dialog. If you want the languages column to be visible, then go to Preferences->Add your own columns and unhide the languages columns. You can also bulk set the languages on multiple books via the bulk edit metadata dialog. You can also have the languages show up in the book details panel on the right by going to Preferences->Look and Feel->Book details
  • Get Books: Add XinXii store.
  • Metadata download plugin for ozon.ru, enabled only when user selects russian as their language in the welcome wizard.
  • Bambook driver: Allow direct transfer of PDF files to Bambook devices
  • Driver for Coby MID7015A and Asus EEE Note
  • Edit metadata dialog: The keyboard shortcut Ctrl+D can now be used to trigger a metadata download. Also show the row number of the book being edited in the titlebar
  • Add an option to not preserve the date when using the 'Copy to Library' function (found in Preferences->Adding books)
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Linux binary: Use readlink -f rather than readlink -e in the launcher scripts so that they work with recent releases of busybox
  • When bulk downloading metadata for more than 100 books at a time, automatically split up the download into batches of 100.
  • When deleting books from the Kindle also delete 'sidecar' .apnx and .ph1 files as the kindle does not clean them up automatically
  • Fix a subtle bug in the device drivers that caused calibre to lose track of some books on the device if you used author_sort in the send to device template and your books have author sort values that differ only in case.
  • Fix scene break character pattern not saved in conversion preferences
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Fix a bug triggered by some third party plugins that made the keyboard preferences unusable in OS X.
  • Search box: Fix completion no longer working after using Tag Browser to do a search. Also ensure that completer popup is always hidden when a search is performed.
  • Fix pressing Enter in the search box causes the same search to be executed twice in the plugins and keyboard shortcuts preferences panels
  • Catalog generation: Fix error creating epub/mobi catalogs on non UTF-8 windows systems when the metadata contained non ASCII characters
  • New news sources:
  • El Mostrador and The Clinic by Alex Mitrani
  • Patente de Corso by Oscar Megia Lopez
  • Improved news sources:
  • Financial Times UK
  • La Tercera
  • Folha de Sao Paolo
  • Metro niews NL
  • La Nacion
  • Juventud Rebelde
  • Rzeczpospolita Online
  • Newsweek Polska
  • CNET news

New in version 0.8.14 (August 13th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Make the keyboard shortcuts used by the main calibre interface user customizable, via Preferences->Advanced->Keyboard
  • When switching libraries, if the library no longer exists, give the user a chance to specify a new location for the library, in case it was moved, before forgetting it.
  • Closes tickets: 822018
  • Template language: Add strcat and strlen builtin functions.
  • Closes tickets: 821935
  • Bug Fixes:
  • The various options to control how automerging works when adding books now also apply when copying a book from one library to another.
  • Closes tickets: 822033
  • Ebook viewer: Respond to key presses even when the book display area does not have keyboard focus
  • Allow integer and float column values to go to -999999. -1000000 is the value of 'undefined'.
  • Closes tickets: 821941
  • Fix in calibre browser not working for the Open books store in Get Books.
  • Closes tickets: 822359
  • Fix regression in 0.8.13 that caused incorrect title/author for downloaded news if you turned off reading metadata from file contents in Preferences->Adding books
  • Save to disk: When saving to a single directory, handle the case of the save to disk template containing path separators inside template expression correctly.
  • Closes tickets: 821912
  • Get Books: Always read metadata from the file contents, ignoring the setting in Preferences->Adding books
  • Fix merge_metadata to not overwrite non-text fields ('bool', 'int', 'float', 'rating', 'datetime') that have a value of zero/false instead of None.
  • Closes tickets: 821665
  • New news sources:
  • Novinite by Martin Tsanchev
  • Blog Escrevinhador by Diniz Bortolotto
  • Improved news sources
  • The Independent:
  • Nikkei News

New in version 0.8.13 (August 5th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Add a new action 'Pick Random Book' that can be added to the toolbar via Preferences->Toolbars.
  • Closes tickets: 818315 [External link]
  • Driver for Droid X2
  • Closes tickets: 821053 [External link]
  • PDF metadata: Support reading/writing of tags from the Keywords field in PDF files.
  • MOBI Input: Speedup reading of HUFF/CDIC compressed files
  • MOBI Output: Add a command line option --extract-to that uses the inspect MOBI tool to extract the created MOBI file to the specified directory
  • Template language: Add a few new functions to manipulate lists (list_difference, list_intersection, list_sort)
  • Make the Manage Tags/Publishers/etc. dialog show a column with counts for each item, to easily sort by number of items
  • MOBI Output: Generate navpoints for items at every level in the TOC, not just the deepest level
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Output: Remove option to choose masthead font as the font selection control causes crashes on some windows systems
  • MOBI Output: Fix bug that caused paragraphs that had only a non breaking space as text before the first child element to be removed.
  • Closes tickets: 819058 [External link]
  • Display undefined dates properly in the Book details panel.
  • Closes tickets: 819222 [External link]
  • Fix regression that broke deleting of books from first generation Kobos with un-upgraded firmware
  • Closes tickets: 818704 [External link]
  • Get books: Fix Gutenberg store and improvements to chitanka.info and e-knigni.net
  • News download: Support https proxies
  • Check library did not know about original_* files
  • Fix crash caused by having very large numbers of authors > 100 for a book
  • New news sources:
  • Carta Capital by Pablo Aldama
  • El Tiempo, El Colombiano and Portafolio Colombia by Cavalencia
  • Improved news sources:
  • Nikkei News

New in version 0.8.12 (July 30th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Content server: Return the correct last modified date when serving ebook files. Also allow getting of book metadata as /get/opf/
  • Driver for the COBY MP977
  • Get Books: Remove epub bud store. Add Ozon.ru and e-knigni.net stores. Fix broken amazon UK and DE stores.
  • Closes tickets: 816091
  • Add a new tweak to Preferences->Tweaks that allows auto generation of series numbers when importing books with a series name, but no number
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a regression in 0.8.11 that broke calibre on linux systems that use a file system encoding that cannot support cyrillic characters
  • Closes tickets: 815224
  • Fix long titles not wrapping in cover browser
  • Closes tickets: 816595
  • When adding books, handle the case of files without read permission more gracefully.
  • Closes tickets: 814771
  • When changing metadata in EPUB files do not use the opf: namespace prefix on newly created elements. Apparently, FBReaderJ doesn't understand XML namespaces.
  • Closes tickets: 814722
  • Prevent metadata download from returning published dates earlier than 101 A.D.
  • Fix a bug where dates before 101AD in the database could cause errors
  • Closes tickets: 814964
  • Fix an error in the book details panel if the user sets the default author link to blank
  • New news sources:
  • Counterpunch by O. Emmerson
  • National Geographic (PL) by Marcin Urban
  • Caros Amigos by Pablo Aldama
  • Aksiyon Dergisi by thomass
  • Dnevnik (MK) and +Info by Darko Spasovski
  • Dagens Industri by Jonas Svensson
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Economist
  • Instapaper
  • Corren

New in version 0.8.11 (July 22nd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • When doing a conversion from some format to the same format, save the original file
  • Conversion pipeline: Add an option to control the height of the blank lines inserted by calibre
  • Drivers for bq DaVinci, Samsung Galaxy ACE GT-S5830 and Medion e-reader
  • Get Books: Add stores Chitanka and Bookoteka. Remove epubbuy.de at store's request
  • Content server: Add a link at the bottom of the mobile interface to switch to the full interface.
  • Update the kindle icon shown when a Kindle is connected to use a picture of the Kindle 3
  • MOBI Output: When converting epub documents that have a start element in their guide, use it to mark the starting position at which the MOBI file will be opened.
  • News download: Add a default Accept header to all requests
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression that broke loading translations from .po files in the working directory
  • Fix conversion dialog not allowing series numbers larger than 9999
  • Conversion pipeline: When adding/removing entries to the manifest, ignore unparseable URLs instead of erroring out on them
  • SD Card in Azbooka not being detected
  • Conversion pipeline: Strip out large blocks of contiguous space (more than 10000 contiguous blanks) as these slow down the conversion process and are almost always indicative of an error in the input document.
  • ebook-convert: Abort if a keyboard interrupt is raised during parsing
  • Regex builder: Show a nicer error message when the user has the file open in another program on windows.
  • When converting in the GUI, set all identifiers present in the book's metadata in the output file, if the output format supports them.

New in version 0.8.10 (July 15th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Add a right click menu to the cover browser. It allows you to view a book, edit metadata etc. from within the cover browser. The menu can be customized in Preferences->Toolbars
  • Allow selecting and stopping multiple jobs at once in the jobs window
  • Closes tickets: 810349
  • When editing metadata directly in the book list, have a little pop up menu so that all existing values can be accessed by mouse only. For example, when you edit authors, you can use the mouse to select an existing author.
  • Get Books: Add ebook.nl and fix price parsing for the legimi store
  • Drivers for Samsung Infuse and Motorola XPERT
  • Tag Browser: Make hierarchical items work in group searched terms.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Allow setting numbers larger than 99 in custom series columns
  • Fix a bug that caused the same news download sent via a USB connection to the device on two different days resulting in a duplicate on the device
  • Ensure English in the list of interface languages in Preferences is always listed in English, so that it does not become hard to find
  • SNB Output: Fix bug in handling unicode file names
  • Fix sorting problem in manage categories. Fix poor performance problem when dropping multiple books onto a user category.
  • Remove 'empty field' error dialogs in bulk search/replace, instead setting the fields to their default value.
  • Fix regression that broke communicating with Kobo devices using outdated firmware
  • Closes tickets: 807832
  • LRF Input: Fix conversion of LRF files with non ascii titles on some windows systems
  • Closes tickets: 807641
  • New news sources:
  • Techcrunch and Pecat by Darko Miletic
  • Vio Mundo, IDG Now and Tojolaco by Diniz Bortoletto
  • Geek and Poke, Automatiseringgids IT by DrMerry
  • Improved news sources:
  • Time
  • Freakonomics Blog
  • io9
  • Computer Act!ve

New in version 0.8.9 (July 9th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Kobo Touch: Display Preview Tag for book previews on the device
  • Improved display of grouped search terms in Tag Browser
  • When adding HTML files to calibre, add an option to process links in breadth first rather than depth first order. Access it via Preferences->Plugins and customize the HTML to ZIP plugin
  • Conversion pipeline: Add option to control if duplicate entries are allowed when generating the Table of Contents from links. Closes tickets: 806095
  • Metadata download: When merging results, if the query to the xisbn service hangs, wait no more than 10 seconds. Also try harder to preserve the month when downlaoding published date. Do not throw away isbnless results if there are some sources that return isbns and some that do not. Closes tickets: 798309
  • Get Books: Remove OpenLibrary since it has the same files as archive.org. Allow direct downloading from Project Gutenberg.
  • Add functions to the template language that allow getting the last modified time and size of the individual format files for a book. Also add a has_cover() function.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix true/false searches dont work on device views Closes tickets: 807262
  • Fix renaming of collections in device views Closes tickets: 807256
  • Fix regression that broke the use of the device_db plugboard Closes tickets: 806483
  • Kobo driver: Hide Expired Book Status for deleted books. Also fix regression that broke connecting to Kobo devices running very old firmware. Closes tickets: 802083
  • Fix bug in 0.8.8 that could cause the metadata.db to be left in an unusable state if calibre is interrupted at just the wrong moment or if the db is stored in dropbox
  • Fix sorting of composite custom columns that display numbers.
  • New news sources:
  • Blog da Cidadania and Noticias UnB by Diniz Bortolotto
  • Galicia Confidential by Susana Sotelo Docio
  • South China Morning Post by llam
  • Szinti Derigisi by thomass
  • Improved news sources:
  • Computer Act!ve
  • Metro News NL
  • Spiegel Online International
  • cracked.com
  • Endgadget
  • Independent
  • Telegraph UK

New in version 0.8.8 (July 2nd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Make author names in the Book Details panel clickable. Clicking them takes you to the wikipedia page for the author by default. You may have to tell calibre to display author names in the Book details panel first via Preferences->Look & Feel->Book details. You can change the link for individual authors by right clicking on the author's name in the Tag Browser and selecting Manage Authors.
  • Get Books: Add 'Open Books' as an available book source
  • Get Books: When a free download is available for a search result, for example, for public domain books, allow direct download of the book into your calibre library.
  • Support for detecting and mounting reader devices on FreeBSD. Closes tickets: 802708
  • When creating a composite custom column, allow the use of HTML to create links and other markup that display in the Book details panel
  • Add the swap_around_comma function to the template language.
  • Drivers for HTC G2, Advent Vega, iRiver Story HD, Lark FreeMe and Moovyman mp7
  • Quick View: Survives changing libraries. Also allow sorting by series index as well as name.
  • Connect to iTunes: Add an option to control how the driver works depending on whether you have iTunes setup to copy files to its media directory or not. Set this option by customizing the Apple driver in Preferences->Plugins. Having iTunes copy media to its storage folder is no longer neccessary. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118559 for details
  • Remove the delete library functionality from calibre, instead you can now remove a library, so calibre will forget about it, but you have to delete the files manually
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix a regression introduced in 0.8.7 in the Tag Browser that could cause calibre to crash after performing various actions
  • Fix an unhandled error when deleting all saved searches Closes tickets: 804383
  • Fix row numbers in a previous selection being incorrect after a sort operation.
  • Fix ISBN identifier type not recognized if it is in upper case Closes tickets: 802288
  • Fix a regression in 0.8.7 that broke reading metadata from MOBI files in the Edit metadata dialog. Closes tickets: 801981
  • Fix handling of filenames that have an even number of periods before the file extension. Closes tickets: 801939
  • Fix lack of thread saefty in template format system, that could lead to incorrect template evaluation in some cases. Closes tickets: 801944
  • Fix conversion to PDB when the input document has no text Closes tickets: 801888
  • Fix clicking on first letter of author names generating incorrect search.
  • Also fix updating bulk metadata in custom column causing unnneccessary Tag Browser refreshes.
  • Fix a regression in 0.8.7 that broke renaming items via the Tag Browser
  • Fix a regression in 0.8.7 that caused the regex builder wizard to fail with LIT files as the input
  • New news sources:
  • Today's Zaman by thomass by Unknown
  • Athens News by Darko Miletic by Unknown
  • Catholic News Agency by Jetkey
  • Arizona Republic by Jim Olo
  • Add Ming Pao Vancouver and Toronto by Eddie Lau
  • Improved news sources:
  • Zaman Gazetesi
  • Infobae
  • El Cronista
  • Critica de la Argentina
  • Buenos Aires Economico
  • El Universal (Venezuela)
  • wprost
  • Financial Times UK

New in version 0.8.7 (June 25th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Connect to iTunes: You now need to tell iTunes to keep its own copy of every ebook. Do this in iTunes by going to Preferences->Advanced and setting the 'Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library' option. To learn about why this is necessary, see: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140260 [External link]
  • Add a couple of date related functions to the calibre template langauge to get 'todays' date and create text based on the value of a date type field
  • Improved reading of metadata from FB2 files, with support for reading isbns, tags, published date, etc.
  • Driver for the Imagine IMEB5
  • Closes tickets: 800642 [External link]
  • Show the currently used network proxies in Preferences->Miscellaneous
  • Kobo Touch driver: Show Favorites as a device collection. Various other minor fixes.
  • Content server now sends the Content-Disposition header when sending ebook files.
  • Allow search and replace on comments custom columns.
  • Add a new action 'Quick View' to show the books in your library by the author/tags/series/etc. of the currently selected book, in a separate window. You can add it to your toolbar or right click menu by going to Preferences->Toolbars.
  • Get Books: Add libri.de as a book source. Fix a bug that caused some books downloads to fail. Fixes to the Legimi and beam-ebooks.de stores
  • Closes tickets: 799367 [External link]
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a memory leak that could result in the leaking of several MB of memory with large libraries
  • Closes tickets: 800952 [External link]
  • Fix the read metadata from format button in the edit metadata dialog using the wrong timezone when setting published date
  • Closes tickets: 799777 [External link]
  • Generating catalog: Fix occassional file in use errors when generating catalogs on windows
  • Fix clicking on News in Tag Browser not working in non English locales.
  • Closes tickets: 799471 [External link]
  • HTML Input: Fix a regression in 0.8.6 that caused CSS stylesheets to be ignored
  • Closes tickets: 799171 [External link]
  • Fix a regression that caused restore database to stop working on some windows sytems
  • EPUB Output: Convert tags with text in them into as ADE cannot handle them.
  • Closes tickets: 794427 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • Daytona Beach Journal by BRGriff
  • El club del ebook and Frontline by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Le Temps
  • Perfil
  • Financial Times UK

New in version 0.8.6 (June 17th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Builtin support for downloading and installing/updating calibre plugins. Go to Preferences->Plugins and click 'Get new plugins'
  • Metadata download configuration: Allow defining a set of 'default' fields for metadata download and quichly switching to/from them
  • Allow clicking on the news category in the Tag Browser to display all downloaded periodicals
  • Driver for the Libre Air
  • Email sending: Allow user to stop email jobs (note that stopping may not actually prevent the email from being sent, depending on when the stop happens). Also automatically abort email sending if it takes longer than 15mins.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Output: Allow setting of background color on tables also set the border attribute on the table if the table has any border related css defined.
  • Nook TSR: Put news sent to the device in My Files/Newspapers instaed of My Files/Books.
  • MOBI Output: Fix a bug where linking to the very first element in an HTML file could sometimes result in the link pointing to the last element in the previous file.
  • CSV catalog: Convert HTML comments to plain text
  • HTML Input: Ignore links to text files.
  • EPUB Output: Change orphaned tags to as they cause ADE to crash.
  • Fix 'Stop selected jobs' button trying to stop the same job multiple times
  • Database: Explicitly test for case sensitivity on OS X instead of assuming a case insensitive filesystem.
  • Get Books: More fixes to the Amazon store plugin
  • FB2 Input: Do not specify font families/background colors

New in version 0.8.5 (June 11th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • A new 'portable' calibre build, useful if you like to carry around calibre and its library on a USB key
  • For details, see: http://calibre-ebook.com/download_portable
  • E-book viewer: Remember the last used font size multiplier.
  • Closes tickets: 774343 [External link]
  • Preliminary support for the Kobo Touch. Drivers for the ZTE v9 tablet, Samsung S2, Notion Ink Adam and PocketBook 360+
  • When downloading metadata merge rather than replace tags
  • Edit metadata dialog: When pasting in an ISBN, if not valid ISBN if present on the clipboard popup a box for the user to enter the ISBN
  • Windows build: Add code to load .pyd python extensions from a zip file. This allows many more files in the calibre installation to be zipped up, speeding up the installer.
  • Add an action to remove all formats from the selected books to the remove books button
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Various minor bug fixes to the column coloring code
  • Fix the not() template function
  • Nook Color/TSR: When sending books to the storage card place them in the My Files/Books subdirectory. Also do not upload cover thumbnails as users report that the NC/TSR don't use them.
  • Closes tickets: 792842 [External link]
  • Get Books: Update plugins for Amazon and B&N stores to handle website changes. Enable some stores by default on first run. Add Zixo store
  • Closes tickets: 792762 [External link]
  • Comic Input: Replace the # character in filenames as it can cause problem with conversion/vieweing.
  • Closes tickets: 792723 [External link]
  • When writing files to zipfile, reset timestamp if it doesn't fit in 1980's vintage storage structures
  • Amazon metadata plugin: Fix parsing of published date from amazon.de when it has february in it
  • New news sources:
  • Ambito Financiero by Darko Miletic
  • Stiin Tas Technica by Silviu Cotoara
  • Metro News NL by DrMerry
  • Brigitte.de, Polizeipresse DE and Heise Online by schuster
  • Improved news sources:
  • Ambito
  • GoComics
  • Le Monde Diplomatique
  • Max Planck
  • express.de

New in version 0.8.4 (June 3rd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • New and much simpler interface for specifying column coloring via Preferences->Look & Feel->Column Coloring
  • Driver for Trekstor eBook Player 5M, Samsung Galaxy SII I9100, Motorola Defy and miBuk GAMMA 6.2
  • Get Books: Add EpubBud, WH Smits and E-book Shoppe stores
  • When deleting 'all formats except ...', do not delete if it leaves a book with no formats
  • Change default toolbar to make it a little more new user friendly. The icons have been re-arranged and now the text is always visiblke by default. You can change that in Preferences->Look & Feeel and Preferences->Toolbar
  • Windows installer: Remember and use previous settings for installing desktop icons, adding to path, etc. This makes the installer a little slower, complaints should go to Microsoft.
  • Template language: Add str_in_list and on_device formatter functions. Make debugging templates a little easier
  • Allow the user to specify formatting for number type custom columns
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix typo in NOOK TSR driver that prevented it from working on windows
  • Fix quotes in identifiers causing Tag Browser to be blank.
  • Speedup auto complete when there are lots of items (>2500) the downside being that non ASCII characters are not sorted correctly. The threshold can be controlled via Preferences->Tweaks
  • RTF Output: Fix handling of curly brackets
  • Fix searching in Get Books not working with non ASCII characters
  • Fix excessive memory consumption when moving very large files during a metadata change
  • Fix series index being overwritten even when series is turned off in bulk metadata download
  • Fix regression in templates where id and other non standard fields no longer worked.
  • EPUB Output: Fix crash caused by ids with non-ascii characters in them
  • Try to preserve the timestamps of files in a ZIP container
  • After adding books always select the most recently added book.

New in version 0.8.3 (May 28th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Allow the coloring of columns in the book list. You can either create a custom column with a fixed set of values and assign a color to each value, or you can use the calibre template language to color any column in arbitrarily powerful ways. For example, you can have the title appear in red if the book has a particular tag.
  • Support for the Nook Simple Reader
  • Get Books, new stores: Virtualo, lulu.net
  • A store chooser dialog for Get Books (click the little preferences icon at the bottom of the Get Books screen).
  • Add a merge_lists, and, or, not template functions to the calibre template language
  • EPUB Output: Change any white-space:pre declarations in the CSS to pre-wrap to accomodate readers that cannot scroll horizontally. Closes tickets: 786722 [External link]
  • Windows installer: Remember and use previous installation folder when upgrading. Note that this will work for future upgrades, after this one.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Output: Fix hidden tags with id attributes also hiding their trailing text. Closes tickets: 788570 [External link]
  • Fix switching from one news source to another via a search not saving changes to the scheduling of the first source. Closes tickets: 774849 [External link]
  • Dont allow user to use non email usernames when setting up Hotmail or Gmail accounts
  • Amazon metadata download: Use separate identifiers for country specific downloads so that the links to Amazon in the Book details panel work when downloading metadata from country specific amazon websites. Closes tickets: 786146 [External link]
  • Nicer error message when user attempts to set title/author via Edit metadata dialog and one of the files is open in another program.
  • Fix {id} not working in send to device templates
  • Windows: If creating a bytestring temp dir fails, create a unicode one and hope the rest of calibre can handle it
  • Get Books: Fix some results from Amazon missing. Closes tickets: 785962 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • Various German news sources by schuster
  • George R. R. Martin's Blog by Darko Miletic
  • Focus (DE) and National Geographic by Unknown
  • Improved news sources:
  • Kathermini
  • Faz.net
  • The Washington Post
  • El Mundo
  • Marca
  • The Nation

New in version 0.8.2 (May 21st, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Various new ebook sources added to Get Books: Google Books, O'Reilly, archive.org, some Polish ebooks stores, etc.
  • Amazon metadata download: Allow user to configure Amazon plugin to use any of the US, UK, German, French and Italian Amazon websites
  • When deleting large numbers of books, give the user the option to skip the Recycle Bin, since sending lots of files to the recycle bin can be very slow. Closes tickets: 784987
  • OS X: The unified title+toolbar was disabled as it had various bugs. If you really want it you can turn it on again via Preferences->Tweaks, but be aware that you will see problems like the calibre windowd being too wide, weird animations when a device is detected, etc.
  • Add a tweak that controls what words are treated as suffixes when generating an author sort string from an author name.
  • Get Books: Store alst few searches in history
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a crash when a device is connected/disconnected while a modal dialog opened from the toolbar is visible Closes tickets: 780484
  • Fix incorrect results from ebooks.com when searching via Get Books
  • Metadata plugboards: Add prioritization scheme to allow for using different settings for different locations Closes tickets: 783229
  • Fix manage authors dialog too wide Closes tickets: 783065
  • Fix multiple bracket types in author names not handled correctly when generating author sort string Closes tickets: 782551
  • MOBI Input: Don't error out when detecting TOC structure if one of the elements has an invalid margin unit
  • More fixes for japanese language calibre on windows Closes tickets: 782408
  • Linux binaries: Always use either Cleanlook or Plastique styles for the GUI if no style can be loaded from the host computer
  • New news sources:
  • National Geographic by gagsays
  • Various German news sources by schuster
  • Dilema Veche by Silviu Cotoara
  • Glamour, Good to Know, Good Housekeeping and Men's Health by Anonymous
  • Financial Sense and iProfessional by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Newsweek
  • Economist
  • Dvhn
  • United Daily
  • Dagens Nyheter
  • GoComics
  • faz.net
  • golem.de

New in version 0.8.1 (May 14th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Add Amazon DE, Beam EBooks, Beam DE, Weightless Books, Wizards Tower Books to the list of ebook stores searched by Get Books
  • TXT output: All new Textile output with much greater preservation of formatting from the input document
  • Migrate metadata plugin for Douban Books to the 0.8 API
  • Driver for Dell Streak on windows
  • Add menu items to Get Books action to search by title and author of current book
  • Add title_sort as available field to CSV/XML catalogs
  • Add a context menu to the manage authors dialog
  • Add a button to paste isbn into the identifiers field in the edit metadata dialog automatically
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Amazon metadata download plugin: Fix links being stripped from comments. Also fix ratings/isbn not being parsed from kindle edition pages. Closes tickets: 782012
  • Fix one source of segfaults on shutdown in the linux binary builds.
  • Allow the use of condensed/expanded fonts as interface fonts
  • EPUB Input: Ignore missing cover file when converting, instead of erroring out. Closes tickets: 781848
  • Fix custom identifier being erased by metadata download Closes tickets: 781759
  • Fix regression that broke various things when using Japanese language calibre on windows Closes tickets: 780804
  • RTF Input: Handle null color codes correctly Closes tickets: 780728
  • ODT Input: Handle inline special styles defined on tags. Closes tickets: 780250
  • Fix error when pressing next previous button with an empty search in the Plugins preferences Closes tickets: 781135
  • Ignore 'Unknown' author when downloading metadata. Closes tickets: 779348
  • Fix timezone bug when setting dates in the edit metadata dialog Closes tickets: 779497
  • Fix ebook-convert not recognizing output paths starting with .. Closes tickets: 779322
  • New news sources:
  • Various Taiwanese news sources by Eddie Lau
  • Replica Vedetelor, Ziua Veche by Silviu Cotoara
  • Welt der Physik by schuster
  • Korea Herald by Seongkyoun Yoo
  • Improved news sources:
  • Strategy+Business
  • Readers Digest
  • Ming Pao
  • Telepolis
  • Fronda
  • Rzeczpospolita

New in version 0.8.0 (May 6th, 2011)

  • Get Books:
  • calibre can now search over a dozen web stores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, etc. for ebook editions of the book you want. The results are displayed sorted by price, so you can easily find the lowest priced edition to add to your collection. This feature, like the rest of calibre is plugin based, so look forward to new stores being added in the future.
  • Note that if you have customized your the toolbar in calibre in the past, you may not see the Get Books button in the toolbar. You can go to Preferences->Toolbar and add it to the toolbar manually.
  • Lots of new calibre plugins:
  • calibre has gained dozens of new, user-contributed, plugins to enhance its already extensive feature set. These range from things like finding duplicates in your calibre library to managing collections on your Kindle from within calibre.
  • Many of the plugins scratch an itch that affects only a subset of calibre users, for example, a plugin to set a cover from calibre as the screensaver on your SONY reader. If you have something that you always wanted to do in calibre, chances are, someone has written a plugin for it.
  • There is an easy to browse Index of plugins. Before adding plugins willy-nilly to calibre, you should read the Introduction to plugins.
  • Happy plugging!
  • New metadata download system:
  • calibre now has a new metadata download system. This is designed to improve download performance and give you greater control over exactly what calibre downloads from where. You can tell calibre that you do not want ratings and tags from amazon or comments from google, for example.
  • When downloading covers for a single book, calibre will now download covers from all the online sources and allow you to pick the one you like best, instead of choosing for you.
  • When downloading metadata for multiple books, the download now happens in the background, allowing you to continue working while the download is happening.
  • Interface improvements:
  • The main calibre user interface has had a makeover. It has multiple layouts, wide and narrow, selectable from Preferences->Look & Feel. The Edit metadata dialog (one of the most frequently used dialogs in calibre) was also redesigned with multiple selectable layouts, this time from Preferences->Behavior. In the same vein the Book details panel is now fully user customizable from Preferences->Look & Feel.
  • The old double toolbar in calibre were replaced by a new single "unified" toolbar, to save vertical space. You can now add a second toolbar or even a menubar and customize what icons appear in each.
  • Finally, the Preferences dialog, a normally neglected bit of real estate was redesigned making it easier to find just the setting you are looking for.
  • Content Server improvements:
  • The calibre Content Server was completely redesigned with a "modern" (AJAX based, dynamic) user interface that allows for the browsing of your library by Tags/Series/Authors/etc.
  • E-book viewer improvements:
  • A new "Inspect" feature which allows you to right click on anything in an ebook and see the HTML+CSS code that is responsible for rendering it. A great way for ebook creators/tweakers to understand what goes on behind the scenes in an ebook.
  • A new "page turn animation" when using the page scrolling mode in the viewer. For thos of you that dont like it, it can be turned off in the viewer preferences.
  • Conversion engine improvements:
  • calibre's conversion engine can now automatically convert straight quotes, hyphens, dots, etc. into their typographically snobbish equivalents. This option is called "Smarten punctuation" in the Look & Feel section of the conversion settings.
  • A useful new feature in the main calibre interface is "Tweak EPUB", accessed by right clicking on any book. This shows you the internals of the EPUB, allowing you to easily make small corrections, without needing to fire up a full fledged ebook editing program.
  • calibre learned how to convert a couple of new formats: SNB and Plucker.
  • Library management improvements:
  • 0.8 brings lots of goodies to make manage your ever growing ebook collection easier:
  • Metadata search and replace: You can now perform search and replace operations on the book list in your calibre library via the Bulk metadata edit dialog.
  • Metadata plugboards: Have calibre automatically transform the metadata of files when sending to device. For example, you can ask calibre to append the series to the title, in case your device does not support series metadata. See Preferences->Metadata plugboards
  • A powerful new template language: You can use this to construct complex file names from book metadata when exporting books from the calibre library, or in the metadata plugboards above, or to create "virtual columns" that display combined or transformed metadata in the book list.
  • Virtual columns: These are custom columns you can add to calibre that display metadata from other fields. For example and ISBN column or a column to show the formats the book has.

New in version 0.7.59 (April 30th, 2011)

  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixes a bug in 0.7.58 that caused too small fonts when converting to MOBI for the Kindle. Apologies.
  • Apple driver: Handle invalid EPUBs that do not contain an OPF file
  • New news sources:
  • The Big Picture and Auto industry news by welovelucy
  • Gazeta Prawna by Vroo
  • Various Czech news sources by Tomas Latal
  • Diario de Ibiza by Joan Tur

New in version 0.7.58 (April 29th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Support for converting and reading metadata from Plucker format PDB files
  • The metadata that is displayed in the book details panel on the right is now completely configurable via Preferences->Look & Feel
  • Add a column that shows the date when the metadata of a book record was last modified in calibre. To see the column, right click on the column headers in calibre and select Show column->Modified. Note that the dates may be incorrect for books added with older versions of calibre.
  • Add command line option to shutdown running calibre
  • CHM Input: Store extracted files in the input/ sub dir for easy debugging when --debug-pipeline is specified
  • Add a popup menu to the 'Create saved search button' to allow easy deleting of saved searches
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression that broke converting to LIT in 0.7.57
  • Conversion pipeline: Remove encoding declarations from input HTML documents to guarantee that there is only a single encoding declaration in the output HTML.
  • Correctly parenthesize searches that are used to make search restrictions
  • Fix ratings in save to disk templates not being divided by 2
  • TXT to EPUB: Underlined words (following quotes?) fail to become italics
  • Fix template function source code unavailable when not running calibre from source
  • Fix adding html books from the top of a deep folder hierarchy very slow
  • Only set language in MOBI metadata if it is not null
  • Fix 'count-of' searches (e.g., tags:#>3).
  • Fix regression that broke connection to iTunes in some cases
  • Fix buggy regex that made converting PDFs with the string ****************** very slow
  • Fix Ctrl+L shortcut to lookup word not working in ebook viewer
  • Fix regression that broke searching on boolean columns
  • New news sources:
  • Novi Standard by Darko Miletic
  • Autobild.ro and Social Diva by Silviu Cotoara
  • Novinky by Tomas Latal
  • De Volksrant (subscriber version) by Selcal
  • Improved news sources:
  • HBR Blogs
  • The Marker
  • Financial Times
  • Clarin
  • Honolulu Star Advertiser

New in version 0.7.57 (April 22nd, 2011)

  • New Features
  • Launch worker processes on demand instead of keeping a pool of them in memory. Reduces memory footprint.
  • Use the visual formatting of the Table of Contents to try to automatically create a multi-level TOC when converting/viewing MOBI files.
  • Closes tickets: 763681 [External link]
  • Add a new function booksize() to the template language to get the value of the size column in calibre.
  • Add support for using metadata plugboards with the content server (only with the epub format)
  • Change default algorithm for automatically computing author sort to be more intelligent and handle the case when the author name has a comma in it
  • Show cover size in the tooltips of the book details panel and book details popup window
  • Bug Fixes
  • Dragging and dropping a cover onto the book details panel did not change the cover size
  • Closes tickets: 768332 [External link]
  • Fix non-escaped '|' when searching for commas in authors using REGEXP_MATCH
  • Fix ratings in templates being multiplied by 2
  • Fix adding a comma to custom series values when using completion.
  • Closes tickets: 763788 [External link]
  • CHM Input: Another workaround for a Microsoft mess.
  • Closes tickets: 763336 [External link]
  • Fix job count in the spinner not always being updated when a job completes
  • Changing case only of a title does not update title sort
  • Closes tickets: 768904 [External link]
  • New news sources
  • BabyOnline.ro by Silviu Cotoara
  • The Journal.ie by Phil Burns
  • Der Spiegel by Nikolas Mangold
  • Improved news sources
  • ecuisine.ro, egirl.ro and tabu.ro
  • Saily Telegraph
  • Handelsblatt
  • Il Sole 24 Ore
  • Newsweek
  • Arcamax

New in version 0.7.56 (April 17th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • This is primarily a bug fix release that fixes a bug in 0.7.55 that caused calibre to rescan the files on the device every time the device is connected. If you updated to 0.7.55 it is highly recommended you update to 0.7.56
  • Device driver for Coby Kyros
  • Remove the quick access to search options from next to the search bar, as we now have a separate search highlights toggle button
  • MOBI Output: Ensure that MOBI files always have 8KB worth of null bytes at the end of record 0. This appears to be necessary for Amazon to be able to add DRM to calibre generated MOBI files sent to their publishing service.
  • Add a tool to inspect MOBI files. To use: calibre-debug -m file.mobi
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed regression taht caused calibre to rescan files on the device on every reconnect
  • Fix donate button causing the toolbar to be too large on OS X
  • MOBI Input: Fix detection of Table of Contents for MOBI files that have a page break between the location designated as the Table of Contents and the actual table of contents. Closes tickets: 763504
  • Comic Input: Fix handling of some CBZ files that have wrongly encoded non ASCII filenames on windows. Closes tickets: 763280
  • PML Input: Fix multi-line chapter title causing a spurious page break Closes tickets: 763238
  • EPUB Input: Speed up processing of files with very large manifest/spines
  • Fix regression that broke cover:False searches in 0.7.55
  • Improved news sources:
  • Suedduetsche Zeitung
  • Irish Times
  • Big Oven
  • NSPM

New in version 0.7.55 (April 15th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Add a menu bar. Useful if you use a lot of plugins and are running out of space in your toolbars. By default the menu bar is hidden (except on OS X). You can add actions to it via Preferences->Toolbars. As soon as you add actions, it will become visible.
  • OS X: Make the main calibre window look a little more 'native' on OS X
  • Show recently viewed books in the View button's drop down menu
  • Add a button next to the search bar to toggle easily between highlight and restrict search modes
  • Allow the use of arbitrary searches as search restrictions, rather than just saved searches. Do this by using the special entry '*Current Search' in the Search Restriction dropdown.
  • The Connect/share icon now changes color to indicate that the content server is running Closes tickets: 755444
  • Device drivers for Viewpad 7, Motorola Xoom and Asus Eee Note
  • Add tags like composite custom column. Closes tickets: 759663
  • Add a new date format code 'iso'. Permits formatting dates to see the complete time (via Preferences->Tweaks)
  • Allow the use of data from the size column in the template language Closes tickets: 759645
  • Support reading/writing covers to txtz/htmlz files
  • Speedup for large library sorting when using composite custom columns
  • Move the boolean columns are tristate tweak to Preferences->Behavior
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a regression in 0.7.54 that broke reading covers/metadata from cbz files. Closes tickets: 756892
  • Fix tweak names and help not translatable Closes tickets: 756736
  • When the size of a book is less that 0.1MB but not zero, display the size as Email
  • New news sources:
  • Hallo Assen and Dvhn by Reijendert
  • Improved news sources:
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Weblogs SL
  • Tabu.ro
  • Vecernje Novosti

New in version 0.7.54 (April 8th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • New output format, HTMLZ which is a single HTML file with its associated images/stylesheets in a zipped up file Useful when you want to convert your ebook into a single HTML file for easy editing. Note that this output plugin is still new and needs testing
  • When dealing with ZIP/RAR archives, use the file header rather than the file extension to detrmine the file type, when possible. This fixes the common case of CBZ files being actually cbr files and vice versa
  • Support for the Motorola Atrix
  • Allow the icons in the toolbar to be turned off completely via Preferences->Look & Feel
  • When downloading metadata use the gzip transfer encoding when possible for a speedup. Closes tickets: 749304
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion pipeline: Workaround for bug in lxml that causes a massive mem leak on windows and OS X when the input document contains non ASCII CSS selectors. Closes tickets: 754555
  • Conversion pipeline: Handle inline tags that put all the actual CSS inside an XML comment. Closes tickets: 750063
  • The 'Choose Library' button now shows its popup menu when you already have more than one library instead of the dialog to create a new library Closes tickets: 754154
  • Apply all content server setting when clicking the Start Server button in Preferences->Sharing over the net Closes tickets: 753122
  • Fix content server breaking if its restriction is set to a saved search that was deleted Closes tickets: 751950
  • Fix detection of PocketBook with 2.0.6 firmware on windows Closes tickets: 750336
  • ODT Input: Fix handling of the element. Closes tickets: 749655
  • MOBI Output: Don't use self closed tags
  • Fix book details popup becoming too tall if there is a lot of metadata
  • Fix new PDF engine crashing on PDF files with embedded fonts with null names
  • New news sources:
  • Al Ahram by Unknown
  • F-Secure and developpez.com by Unknown
  • Improved news sources:
  • Kommersant
  • Perfil
  • Times of India
  • IHT
  • Guardian

New in version 0.7.53 (April 2nd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Email delivery: You can now specify a subject that calibre will use when sending emails per email account, configured in Preferences->Sending by email. The subject is a template of the same kind used in Save to Disk, etc. So you can specift the title/authors/series/whatever in the template. Closes tickets: 743535
  • Apple driver: When an iDevice is detected, inform the user about the Connect to iTunes method instead of trying to connect directly to the device, as the latter can be buggy. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php ?t=127883 for details
  • SONY driver: Search for books on the device in all directories not just database/media/books. This can be turned off by customizing the SONY plugin in Preferences->Plugins
  • EPUB Output: Remove any margins specified via an Adobe page template in the input document. This means that the margins specified in calibre are more likely to be the actual margins used.
  • When reading metadata from filenames, allow publisher and published date to be read from the filename Closes tickets: 744020
  • Remove the option to show a second tool bar from Preferences->Look & Feel. Instead go to Preferences->Toolbars and add items to the second toolbar to control exactly what is visible there. Closes tickets: 742686
  • Add a tweak that can be used to have the calibre content server listen for IPv6 connections. Closes tickets: 743486
  • When clicking Next or Previous in the edit metadata dialog, then active book in the main book list is also changed Closes tickets: 743533
  • Remember the previously used setting for Match all/Match any under the Tag Browser when calibre restarts Closes tickets: 743645
  • FB2 Output: Option to set the FB2 genre explicitly. Closes tickets: 743178
  • Plugin developers: calibre now has a new plugin API, see http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual/creating_plugins.html Your existing plugins should continue to work, but it would be good to test them to make sure.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix text color in the search bar set to black instead of the system font color Closes tickets: 746846
  • Workaround for Word bug where Word uses gb2312 as the encoding when exporting CHinese docs to HTML istead of gbk Closes tickets: 745428
  • Make sorting on the device view faster and more robust. Closes tickets: 742626
  • E-book viewer: Fix viewer losing place in very long single file documents when window resized. Closes tickets: 745001
  • MOBI Output: Workaround for Amazon's MOBI renderer not rendering top margins on ul and ol tags. Closes tickets: 744365
  • EPUB Input: Workaround for invalid EPUBs produced by someone named 'ibooks, Inc.'. Closes tickets: 744122
  • RTF Input: Handle RTF files with too many levels of list nesting. Closes tickets: 743243
  • New news sources:
  • Financieele Dagblad by marvin_2
  • Prost Amerika, WV Hooligan and SB Nation by rylsfan
  • Cracked.com by Nudgenudge
  • Improved news sources:
  • Irish Times
  • LifeHacker
  • Estadao
  • Folha de Sao Paulo

New in version 0.7.52 (March 26th, 2011)

  • Fixes a typo in 0.7.51 that broke the downloading of some news. Apologies.

New in version 0.7.51 (March 25th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Conversion: Detect and remove fake page margins that are specified as a margin on (nearly) every paragraph.
  • This can be turned off via an option under Structure Detection, in case it removes margins that should have been kept.
  • Windows build: All the python code and recipes are now put into zip files. This should decrease the amount of time the windows installer spends 'calculating free space'
  • OSX and Linux: Add a setting in Preferences->Behavior to control the priority with which calibre worker processes run. This setting was already available on windows.
  • Driver for HTC Thunderbolt, T-Mobile Optimus, Archos 43 and Blackberry OS6
  • A new 'authors type' custom column
  • When building calibre from source note that calibre now absolutely requires python >= 2.7
  • Add the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+R to restart calibre in debug mode
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix dragging and dropping lots of books from the book list to the Tag Browser was broken
  • Change the shebang in the calibre launcher script on linux to explicitly use python2 rather than python
  • When adding formats do not corrupt the added file if the user tries to add an existing format to itself
  • Fix drag and drop to add files that contain the # character in the filename
  • Tag editor shouldn't add empty tags
  • MOBI Input: Handle MOBI files that have a too large 'number of records' field in their headers.
  • News download: Update RSS feedparser module to latest version
  • Various fixes to the zipfile module in calibre to handle 64 bit zipfiles and bring it up to date with the zip file module in the python stdlib
  • News download: Handle titles with ASCII control codes in them.
  • Make search hierarchies show simple names instead of compound ones.
  • Fix commas in author names being converted to pipe symbols in the book details window
  • Fix PocketBook can't always find epub cover image to create thumbnail
  • New news sources:
  • Planet KDE by Riccardo Iaconelli
  • HVG by Istvan Papp
  • Caijing Magazine by Unknown
  • Improved news sources:
  • 168 ora
  • LWN weekly
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Washington Post
  • West Hawaii Today

New in version 0.7.50 (March 19th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Add 'Read a random book' to the view menu
  • Add option to show composite columns in the tag browser.
  • Add a tweak in Preferences->Tweaks to control where news that is automatically uploaded to a reader is sent.
  • Closes tickets: 9427 [External link]
  • Do not also show text in composite columns when showing an icon
  • Add a menu item to clear the last viewed books history in the ebook viewer
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the 'Closed' collection
  • Add rename/delete saved search options to Tag browser context menu
  • Make searches in the tag browser a possible hierarchical field
  • Allow using empty username and password when setting up an SMTP relay
  • Closes tickets: 9195 [External link]
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.7.49 that broke deleting of news downloads older than x days.
  • Closes tickets: 9417 [External link]
  • Restore the ability to remove missing formats from metadata.db to the Check Library operation
  • Closes tickets: 9377 [External link]
  • EPUB metadata: Read ISBN from Penguin epubs that dont correctly specify it
  • Conversion pipeline: Handle the case where the ncx file is incorrectly given an HTML mimetype
  • Make numpad navigation keys work in viewer
  • Closes tickets: 9428 [External link]
  • Fix ratings not being downloaded from Amazon
  • Content server: Add workaround for Internet Explorer not supporting the ' entity.
  • Closes tickets: 9413 [External link]
  • Conversion pipeline: When detecting chapters/toc links from HTML normalize spaces and increase maximum TOC title length to 1000 characters from 100 characters.
  • Closes tickets: 9363 [External link]
  • Fix regression that broke Search and Replace on custom fields
  • Closes tickets: 9397 [External link]
  • Fix regression that caused currently selected row to be unfocussed int he device view when updataing metadata
  • Closes tickets: 9395 [External link]
  • Coversion S&R: Do not strip leading and trailing whitespace from the search and replace expressions in the GUI
  • New news sources:
  • Evangelizo.org and pro-linux.de by Bobus
  • Office Space and Modoros by Zsolt Botykai
  • Improved news sources:
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Draw and Cook

New in version 0.7.49 (March 12th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • News download: More flexible news downlaod scheduling. You can now schedule by days of the week, days of the month and an interval, which can be as small as an hour for news sources that change rapidly
  • Improved support for dragging and dropping cover images directly from web browsers into calibre. "You can drop the images onto the cover in calibre and it will be replaced. Tested on a number of OS/browser combinations, but I am sure there a still a few for which it wont work."
  • Add shortcuts of Alt+Left and Alt+Right for the next and previous buttons in the edit metadata dialog. Closes tickets: 9360
  • When adding a GUI plugin, prompt the user for where the plugin should be displayed
  • Conversion: When using the Level x Table of Contents options, support the case when the level 1,2,3 items are spread over multiple HTML files.
  • Support for the Optimus V
  • FB2 Input: Support for tables Closes tickets: 9302
  • Display a checkmark/cross next to 'true' and 'false' items in custom columns. Controlled via Preferences->Add a custom column
  • Catalog generation: Reuse cover from existing catalog, allows the use of a custom cover for catalogs
  • When setting covers in calibre, resize to fit within a maximum size of (1200, 1600), to prevent slowdowns due to extra large covers. This size can be controlled via Preferences->Tweaks. Closes tickets: 9277
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix long standing bug that caused errors when saving books to disk if the book metadata has certain chinese/russian characters on windows. The fix required some changes to how unicode paths are handled in calibre, so it might have broken something else. If so, please open a ticket. Closes tickets: 7250
  • Custom recipes: Store custom recipes in the calibre config directory instead of the library database. This allows scheduling of custom recipes to work with multiple libraries. Note that you may have to re-schedule any existing custom recipes.
  • Restore the ability to do search and replace on ISBN. Use the 'identifiers' field with type isbn to do this
  • Fix amazon metadata download plugin not working with ISBN-13 and social metadata not downloading if the supplied ISBN 10 is not for an edition available on Amazon
  • Workaround for openlibrary blocking the user agent used by calibre, preventing cover downloads from that site
  • FB2 Output: Add sequence to metadata. Fix bugs with author names. Fix bug where elements were put inside tags.
  • Conversion pipeline: If the input HTML document uses uppercase tag and attribute names, convert them to lowercase
  • RTF Input: Fix space after unicode quote character being incorrectly removed Closes tickets: 9343
  • Fix regression that broke the ebook-device command line program in the previous release
  • Fix custom columns with numbers not allowing entry of positive numbers of 64-bit machines Closes tickets: 9283
  • Fix regression that caused focus to be lost when editing metadata in the device view Closes tickets: 9323
  • CHM Input: If an input encoding is specified, use it rather than trying to detect the encoding of the text in the CHM file. Closes tickets: 9173
  • Fix regression that caused the viewer to forget its window size and other attributes when launched from within calibre, after calibre is restarted. Closes tickets: 9326
  • News download: Fix regression that caused the delay parameter in recipes to not actually delay downloads. Closes tickets: 9332
  • Conversion pipeline: When converting the :first-letter pseudo CSS selector to a follow W3C rules for handling leading punctuation characters. Closes tickets: 9319
  • Fix regression that caused clicking saved searches in the Tag Browser to not work
  • Comic Input: Fix conversion failing when output profile is set to Tablet Output
  • Replace leading periods in all path components generated by calibre with underscores
  • Search and replace preferences: Prevent very long strings from causing the wizard button to get pushed off the screen
  • Content server: Fix regression that caused various metadata to be missing in the book details view.
  • Apple driver: Ignore invalid EPUBs when sending to iTunes
  • New news sources:
  • Various Romanian news sources by Silviu Cotoara
  • Salt Lake City Tribune by Charles Holbert
  • Bay Citizen and Oakland North by noah
  • Nikkei Business and JB Press by Ado Nishimura
  • El Pais Babelia by oneillpt
  • Komchadluek by ballsai
  • Improved news sources:
  • golem.de
  • gulli.de
  • La Nacion
  • Ming Pao
  • evz.ro
  • Kompiuterra
  • NRC Handelsblad (EPUB)
  • The Leduc - Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

New in version 0.7.48 (March 5th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Launch of a new website that catalogues DRM free ebooks. http://drmfree.calibre-ebook.com [External link]
  • A growing catalogue of DRM free ebooks. Ebooks that you actually own after paying, instead of just renting.
  • Changes to the internal database structure used by calibre
  • "These changes will allow calibre, in the future, to support book language, arbitrary book identifiers and keep track of when the metadata for a book was last modified. WARNING: Because of these changes, if you downgrade calibre versions after upgrading to 0.7.48, you will lose any changes you make to the ISBN of book entries in your calibre database, so do not downgrade unless you really have to. Also note that the first time you start calibre after this update, the startup will be slow as the database structure is being changed."
  • News download: Add an option to keep at most x issues of a particular periodical in the calibre library. Use the Advanced tab in the Fetch news dialog for your news source to set this option.
  • Closes tickets: 9168 [External link]
  • You can now right click on the cover in the book details panel to copy/paste a new cover.
  • Closes tickets: 9255 [External link]
  • Add an entry to the add books drop down menu to easily add formats to an existing book record
  • Tag browser: Clicking on a nested category now searches for the category alone. Clicking twice searches for the category and all its descendants and so on.
  • Closes tickets: 9166 [External link] , 9169 [External link]
  • Add a button to the Manage authors dialog to copy author sort values to author
  • Decrease startup times on large libraries by using a faster algorithm to parse stored dates
  • Add quick create links to easily create custom columns of commonly used types to the add custom column dialog
  • Allow drag drop of images to change cover in book details window.
  • Closes tickets: 9226 [External link]
  • Device susbsytem: Create a drive info file named driveinfo.calibre in the root of each device drive for USB connected devices. This file contains various useful data. API Change: The open method of the device plugins now accepts an extra parameter library_uuid which is the id of the calibre library connected tot eh device
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix regression in 0.7.46 that caused loss of some CSS information when converting HTML produced by Microsoft Word. Also remove empty tags from microsoft namespaces when parsing HTML
  • Try harder to ensure that the worker log temporary files are deleted in windows
  • CHM Input: Handle CHM files that dont specify a topics file.
  • Closes tickets: 9253 [External link]
  • Fix regression that caused memory leak in Tag Browser. This would show up as the memory usage of calibre increasing when switching libraries.
  • Closes tickets: 9246 [External link]
  • Fix bug that caused preferences->behavior to not show the output format set by the welcome wizard, and instead default to showing EPUB
  • Fix bug that caused wrong books to be deleted from library if you choose 'delete from library and device' while the library is sorted by the On device column
  • MOBI Input: Ignore all ASCII control codes except CR, NL and Tab.
  • Closes tickets: 9219 [External link]
  • New news sources
  • Thai Post Today and Daily Post by Chotechai P.
  • RBC.ru by Chewi
  • Helsingin Sanomat by oneillpt
  • LWN Weekly by David Cavalca
  • New York Times Sports and Technology Blogs by rylsfan
  • Historia and Buctaras by Silviu Coatara
  • Buffalo News by ChappyOnIce
  • Dotpod by Federico Escalada
  • Improved news sources
  • Credit Slips
  • Seattle Times
  • MacWorld
  • Austin Statesman
  • EPL Talk
  • Gawker
  • Deadspin

New in version 0.7.47 (February 25th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Tag Browser: Support the creation of nested User Categories
  • Disable Kent District Library plugin to download series information. The website could not handle the load calibre's 2 million users put on it. You can manually re-enable it if you really want series information, but it is very slow
  • Drivers for the Wexler T7001, Archos 7, Wink and Xperia X10
  • Comic Input: Add option to not add links to individual pages to the Table of Contents when converting CBC files
  • EPUB Output: Try to ensure that the cover image always has an id='cover' to workaround Nook cover reading bug.
  • ODT input: Update odfpy library to latest version, adds support for bookmarks
  • EPUB Output: Remove unnecessary CSS page breaks as they confuse the latest release of iBooks
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.7.46 that broke creating date and composite custom columns
  • Linux binary build: Fix ImageMagick trying to load system modules instead of bundled modules
  • Kobo driver: Handle missing firmware version file
  • ODT Input: Do not force the background color to white.
  • MOBI Input: Do not speciy text-align for every paragraph. Fixes text-align inheritance issues for newer MOBIs with nested divs.
  • EPUB Output: Do not set the file-as attribute on title elements in the OPF as the current OPF spec does not support file-as. Instead use a calibre extension to OPF.
  • Content server: Fix regression that broke browsing User Categories via OPDS
  • Update the book details panel after adding books incase automerge is turned on and the current book is affected
  • FB2 Output: Fix paragraph spacing sometime incorrect.
  • Tag Browser: Fix generation of search query for authors with quote characters in their names
  • Fix bug that could cause download of cover/social metadata from Amazon to sometimes fail
  • LRF Input: Workaround for broken LRF files from BookDesigner that have incomplete TextStyle elements
  • New news sources:
  • Flickr Blog by Ricardo Jurado
  • Various Romanian news sources by Silviu Coatara
  • Osnews.pl and SwiatKindle by Mori
  • Roger Ebert Journal by Shane Erstad
  • Improved news sources:
  • Le Monde
  • Gizmodo
  • Lifehacker
  • ESPN
  • Adevarul
  • gsp.ro
  • Ming Pao

New in version 0.7.46 (February 19th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Replace LibraryThing cover download plugin with a new plugin to download covers from Amazon
  • Kindle driver: Add an option to turn off sending page number information. Also add an option to use a more accurate but slower algorithm to calculate page numbers.
  • E-book viewer: Maintain a list of recently opened books (to see the list click the arrow next to the open button Closes tickets: 8921
  • Improve performance of device connection with huge libraries.
  • Add a button ot the search preferences to clear search history. Closes tickets: 8953
  • Device driver customization: Allow user to tell calibre to send any ebook format to the device rather than just the list of formats that calibre thinks the device will support
  • Metadata search and replace: Allow case changes and also fix search and replace when the destination field is a tags like field Closes tickets: 9027
  • FB2 Input: Add support for super and sub-scripts Closes tickets: 9018
  • When converting non english texts to english for filenames, use the users currect calibre interface language. This allows Japanese/Korean/Vietnamese characters to be correctly converted. Previously they were assumed to be Chinese. Closes tickets: 7622
  • Content server: Make the authors/series/tags/publisher/etc. in the book details box clickable so that similar books can be found easily. Closes tickets: 8929
  • Dragging from book list: Only start drag if user clicks on an already selected item. Makes multi-selecting with the mouse easier
  • Move the grouped search terms option from tweaks to the Search Customization prefrences. Also allow grouped search terms to be displayed in the Tag browser
  • When adding .txt files, if they reference images, autoconvert them to a txtz file containing all referenced images. This is simliar to the way HTML files are converted to ZIP
  • MOBI Output: Partially support CSS vertical-align length values, converting them to or tags. Also support vertical-align for images
  • TXT Input: New paragraph-type option (off) to disable modifying the paragraph structure.
  • Device driver for the Kendo/Yifang M7 and the Wolder Mibuk Life
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix main memory and storage card for Cybook Orizon being swapped with some firmwares Closes tickets: 8916
  • Fix regression that broke deleting items from the Manage X dialogs. Closes tickets: 8925
  • Disable driver for Huawei android tablet/phones as Huawei for some reason seems to think that using the same USB ids for devices and USB sticks is a good idea. This would cause calibre to try to connect to the USB stick as a device continuously
  • MOBI Output: Normalize unicode strings when writing metadata to MOBI files as the Kindle cannot handle non-normalized unicode. Closes tickets: 8229
  • Fix regression that broke completion of tags with special characters Closes tickets: 9028
  • Conversion pipeline: Discard invalid CSS generated by Microsoft products before parsing. Should improve performance when converting HTML from Word in particular.
  • Fix completion popups in the edit metadata dialog partially obscuring text in windows 7 Closes tickets: 9021
  • Allow the left panel of the tweaksdialog to be resized Closes tickets: 9012
  • Fix reported number of books in library sometimes incorrect when using restrictions Closes tickets: 9011
  • PML Output: Don't write Cn tags when we are within a heading. Put images in DropBook required image subfolder. Remove Cn tags written inside of x and Xn tags.
  • Kobo driver: Handle Kobo databases that contain corrupted strings that cannot be decoded from UTF-8
  • Adding from ISBN: Show a progress dialog for record creation as well as metadata download. Closes tickets: 9005
  • PDB Input: Fix some TOCs not being detected Closes tickets: 9009
  • Heuristics: Fix italicize patterns sometime breaking HTML tags. Closes tickets: 8986
  • When trying to detect the encoding of html, do not use more than the first 50KB so that detection is not too slow
  • Fix regresion that caused calibre to loose track of whether the content server is running if the content server is started from the preferences
  • Smarten punctuation: Handle non breaking spaces used as indents when converting opening quotes
  • Catalog generation: Do not abort on author sort mismatches when generating an EPUB catalog
  • When editing emtadata by clicking on the book list, remove leading and trailing whitespace Closes tickets: 8993
  • Fix typo that removed the date format tweaks from the new style tweaks interface
  • TXTZ Input: Fix images being lost
  • TXT Input: Rename none formatting-type to plain to correspond to the output option.
  • Conversion pipeline: Correctly handle align attribute on img tags.
  • Fix regression that caused completion in authors/series/tags fields on OS X to return extra text. Closes tickets: 8963
  • Heuristics processing: Fix bug in italicize regeps that could cuase a scenebreak consisting of multiple underscores to be prefixed by the word None. Closes tickets: 8960
  • New news sources:
  • Big Hollywood by Darko Miletic
  • Detroit News by DTM
  • Media Indonesia by bakthariq
  • Credit Slips, EPL, Fan Graphs and The Oregonian by zotzo
  • Various Romanian news sources by Silviu Cotoara
  • Workers World by usrlnx
  • Apple Daily by MrLai
  • Improved news sources:
  • NRC Handelsblad
  • De Standaard
  • Sydney morning Herald
  • Lifehacker

New in version 0.7.45 (February 12th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Add plugin to download series information from the Kent District Library
  • Kindle driver: When uploading MOBI files to the device, upload page number information as well (used by the not yet released Kindle 3.1 firmware)
  • When automatically sending news to device, send to main memory preferentially, if it has enough space. Closes tickets: 8877
  • Allow customization of which metadata fields are searched by default (click the preferences icon next to the search box)
  • New format TXTZ: which is a zip file containing the TXT file and associated images + metadata. calibre can convert to and from this format and read/write metadata to it.
  • New option to control how automerge handles duplicate formats when adding books to your calibre library. See Preferences->Adding books
  • Driver for Nokia X6, Nexus S, WiBook, MyTouch 4G and Huawei Ideos S7
  • Nicer interface for editing tweaks
  • Add tweak to remove yellow lines from edges of book list
  • Completion: Restore adding of comma at end after completion for tags type fields. Add a tweak to control if an & is added after completion for author type fields
  • Turn search as you type off by default for searching the book list. You can turn it on by clicking the preferences button next to the search bar.
  • TXT Input: Add option to remove indents and fix bug where spaces were not retained properly.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a regression in 0.7.44 that could cause setting authors to fail in windows when the author name is very long Closes tickets: 8797
  • E-book viewer: Fix bug that could cause the bottom of chapters to get cut-off if the topmost element had a large top margin. Closes tickets: 8791
  • Fix regression that caused a spurious error message after moving a library. Also ensure that the entries in the Copy to Library menu are updated after a library is moved/renamed/deleted. Closes tickets: 8905
  • PML Input: New handling of t and T tags. T's that do not start the line are ignored. t's that start and end the line use a margin for the text block
  • News download: Remove all invalid ASCII control characters from article descriptions as they cause XML parsing to fail
  • MOBI Output: Fix bug that was discarding non breaking spaces at the start of a paragraph when they were followed immediately by a tag. Closes tickets: 4887
  • LIT Input: Fix a regression in handling LIT files that contain txt rather than html data Closes tickets: 8904
  • Fix bug in search box in the plugins dialog Closes tickets: 8882
  • Fix renaming of categories via the Tag Browser Closes tickets: 8807
  • Content server: Do not send mobile version to iPad Closes tickets: 8820
  • Fix undefined publication date appearing in book jacket as 101 Closes tickets: 8799
  • Heuristics: Fix issue with invalid markup from italicize patterns.
  • TXT Input: De-hyphenate textile and markdown inpu as well. Fix inline toc not showing all items.
  • RTF Input: More encoding token splitting fixes.
  • Fix regression that broke the convenience Email to xxx entry in the connect share menu. Closes tickets: 8775
  • Fix editing of series type custom columns in the book list. Closes tickets: 8765
  • New news sources:
  • ABC.es by Ricardo Jurado
  • Korespondent and Kopalnia Wiedzy by Attis
  • Radio Prague by Francois Pellicaan
  • Europa Press by Luis Hernandez
  • Interoperability Happens and njuz.net by Darko Miletic
  • Weblogs SL by desUBIKado
  • Kompas and Jakarta Post by Adrian Gunawan
  • Improved news sources:
  • El periodico de Aragon
  • B92
  • French Belgian news sources

New in version 0.7.44 (February 4th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Nook Color driver: Send downloaded news to the My Files/Magazines folder on the Nook Color. Also when getting the list of books on the device look at all folders in My Files, not just My Files/Books.
  • MOBI Output: Use the book uuid as the ASIN field and set cdetype to EBOK to allow Amazon furthest read tracking to work with calibre generated MOBI files.
  • Comic input: Add an option to override the image size in the generated comic. Useful if you have a device whose screen size is not coverred by one of the available output profiles.
  • Add a restore database option to the Library maintenance menu in the GUI
  • TXT Output: Allow output in the textile markup language
  • PML Output: Create multi-level Table of Contents
  • Driver for the Archos 7O
  • Search and Replace in the Bulk metadata dialog can now operate on the title_sort field as well
  • Allow changing the case of authors/tags/series etc. via the edit metadata dialog
  • Connect/share menu: Re-organize to make it a little less easy to select email and delete instead of just email by mistake
  • Heuristics: Improved Scene break detection and add option to control what scene breaks are replaced by.
  • SONY driver: Add option to not preserve aspect ratio of cover thumbnails.
  • BiBTeX catalog: Add on device column when available
  • Add search to the plugin preferences dialog
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug that could cause fiels to be lost when changing metadata on east asian windows installs if the title and/or author is very long.
  • Tag browser: Fix searching with items in a user category not owrking if the main category is hidden
  • Make completion for author/series/tags/etc. fields less disruptive
  • Fix regression that broke the content server when user categories/custom columns are present
  • Catalog generation: Handle user supplied templates more robustly
  • Move the Tags to apply to newly added books option into Preferences->Adding books
  • Workaround for bug in Qt on OS X that caused crashes when reading metedata from two or more EPUB files with HTML covers that used embedded fonts. Now the embedded fonts are ignored on OS X.
  • Fix regression that broke the use of the group searched terms tweak
  • Fix template program regression triggered by recursively calling the processor
  • Fix mimetype sent by content server for PDB files
  • OPF: Write title_sort as a calibre custom metadata field rather than as a file-as attribute on the title. This conforms to the OPF spec
  • SONY driver: Fix thumbnails being sent to SD card are sent to the wrong location. Also use correct thumbnail size so that the SONY does not regenerate the thumbnail on disconnect
  • Do not discard the result of a conversion if the user opens the edit metadata dialog while the conversion is running
  • CHM Input: When the chm file lacks a hhc, lookf for index.html instead
  • EPUB Input: Filter some invalid media types from the spine
  • RTF Input: More encoding handlig fixes.
  • Linux binary build: Restore functioning of CALIBRE_DEVELOP_FROM, which was accidentally removed a few versions ago
  • RTF Output: Retain html headings as rtf headings when converting to rtf. Also fix output of italics.
  • LIT Input: Fix regression that broke handling of LIT files that contain txt data instead of html
  • MOBI Input: Handle more non printing ASCII codes
  • Handle empty cover files more gracefully
  • Catalog geenration: Fix error when Pocketbook is connected and trying to geenrate catalog
  • Heuristics: Italicize common cases, reduce false positives.
  • Fix regression that caused reporting of device connection errors to break
  • New news sources:
  • Cinco Dias and BBC Mundo by Luis Hernandez
  • Explosm by Andromeda Rabbit
  • Cinco Dias by Luis Hernandez
  • Improved news sources:
  • MSN Japan
  • The Onion
  • La Tribuna de
  • Wall Street Journal
  • 20 Minutos
  • LA Times
  • Endgadget Japan
  • Ledevoir
  • Vijesti

New in version 0.7.43 (January 29th, 2011)

  • New Features
  • Ask for confirmation when stopping running jobsCloses tickets: 3101
  • Combine the database integrity check and library check into a single menu item. Also nicer implementation of the db integrity check.
  • BiBTeX Catalog: Add option to include file paths in the catalog.Closes tickets: 8589
  • Create 'generic' output profiles and generic devices in the welcome wizard
  • Bulk metadata edit: Custom column widgets all have an apply checkbox next to them.
  • Only use LibraryThing to download metadata if the user provides a library thing username and password. Since LT doesn't like web scraping
  • Allow renaming of user categories in the manage categories dialog. Also allow searching for books in a category from the Tag Browser by right clicking ona a category
  • Folder device plugin: Add option to disable the use of sub folders
  • Allow saving/loading of search and replace expressions in the bulk metadata edit dialog.
  • Remeber previously used regular expression in the add books preferences dialog
  • Search and replace wizard: Cache the previously used input document.
  • Pressing Esc clears the current search in the main book list
  • Preselct right formats when using send specific format to deviceCloses tickets: 7834
  • Regex wizard gets find next and previous match buttonsCloses tickets: 4486
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Do not allow customization of user interface plugins until calibre is restartedCloses tickets: 8621
  • EPUB Output: When using preserve cover aspect ratio, use the actual image sizes in the SVG template as otherwise ADE doesn't fully preserve the aspect ratio
  • Fix completion on a word with a trailing space causing the first letter to be duplicated in the edit metadata dialog
  • PML Input: PML x and Xn tags don't indent properly in TOC. Also handle invalid T markup and retain soft scene breaksCloses tickets: 6194 , 8565
  • TXT Input: Retain whitespace at the beginning of lines. Don't preserve spaces in heuristic processing. Detect and retain soft scene breaks.
  • Fix Adding empty book - cover browser doesn't updateCloses tickets: 8557
  • When generating author sort string ignore trailing Inc.Closes tickets: 8539
  • When converting HTML/ZIP files do not leave temporary files that are only deleted on application shutdown.Closes tickets: 8597
  • Don't crash if the prefs stored in the db are corrupted
  • Catalog generation: Do not use inline-block CSS as apparently Adobe Digital Editions cannot handle it.Closes tickets: 8566
  • Fix extra spaces being inserted into TOC title when reading TOC from OPF guide element.Closes tickets: 8569
  • Remember window size for bulk metadata edit and catalog generation dialogsCloses tickets: 8525
  • Heuristics, italicize common cases: Enhance pattern matching to match punctuation after pattern.
  • Fix regression in converting HTML files that have ASCII-encoded non unicode characters inside their tags. Apparently Word generates these.Closes tickets: 8494
  • New news sources:
  • SPIN Magazine by Quistopher
  • Caps n Babes by skyhawker
  • Leduc by Brian Hahn
  • David Bravo's Blog, La Nueva Espana, 20 Minutos and La Tribuna de Talavera by Luis Hernandez
  • Sinfest by nadid
  • Various Czech news sources by FunThomas
  • tportal.h by Darko Miletic
  • Everett Herald by 77jag5
  • Roger Ebert by Shane Erstad
  • Improved news sources:
  • Calgary Herald
  • The Economist
  • New Yorker
  • Heise
  • HNA
  • ZDNet
  • NRC Handelsblad

New in version 0.7.42 (January 22nd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • 0.7.42 is a re-release of 0.7.41, because conversion to MOBI was broken in 0.7.41
  • Conversions: Replace the remove header/footer options with a more geenric search replace option, that allows you to not only remove but also replace text
  • Conversion: The preprocess html option has now become a new 'Heuristic Processing' option which allows you to control exactly which heuristics are used
  • Conversion: Various improvements to Heuristic Processing (used to be preprocess HTML)
  • When adding empty books to calibre, optionally set the author to the author of the currently selected book Closes tickets: 7702
  • Device drivers for the Archos 101, SmatQ T7 and Acer Lumiread
  • Catalog generation: Make By Authors optional
  • Allow bulk editing of Date and Published columns.
  • Add a little button to clear date and published values to the edit metadata dialogs
  • When adding books by ISBN, allow the specification of special tags that will be added to the new book entries Closes tickets: 8436
  • Completion on multiple authors Closes tickets: 8405
  • Add AZW to default list of internally viewed formats, a I am tired of getting tickets about it
  • Nicer error message when catalog generation fails
  • Add capitalize option to context menus in the edit metadata dialog
  • Bug Fixes:
  • RTF Input: Fix regression in 0.7.40 that broke conversion of some old style RTF files
  • Fix Tag editor forgets position Closes tickets: 8271
  • When converting books in the calibre GUI, override metadata from the input document, even when empty. Closes tickets: 8390 
"So if you have removed all the tags and comments in the calibre GUI for the book in the calibre GUI, but the actual file that is being converted still has tags and comments, they are ignored. This affects only conversions in the calibre GUI, not from the command line via ebook-convert."
  • Fix memory leak when switching libraries
  • RTF Output: Fix incorrent spacing between letters. Closes tickets: 8422
  • Catalog generation: Add composite columns to Merge Comments eligible types
  • Add a confirmation when closing the add a custom news source dialog. Closes tickets: 8460
  • Another workaround for LibraryThing UA sniffing that was preventing series metadata download, sigh. Closes tickets: 8477
  • PD Novel driver: Put books on the SD card into the eBooks folder
  • When shortening filepaths to conform to windows path length limitations, remove text from the middle of each component instead of the ends. Closes tickets: 8451
  • Make completion in most places case insensitive Closes tickets: 8441
  • Fix regression that caused the N key to stop working when editing a Yes/no column Closes tickets: 8417
  • Email: Fix bug when connecting to SMTP relays that use MD5 auth
  • MOBI Output: Fix bug that could cause a link pointing to the start of a section to go to a point later in the section is the section contained an empty id attribute
  • When auto converting books and the device is unplugged, do not raise an error. Closes tickets: 8426
  • Ebook-viewer: Display cover when viewing FB2 files
  • MOBI Input: Special case handling of emptu div tags with a defined height used as paragraph separators. Closes tickets: 8391
  • Fix sorting of author names into sub categories by first letter in the Tag Browser when the first letter has diacritics Closes tickets: 8378
  • Fix regression in 0.7.40 that caused commas in author names to become | when converting/saving to disk
  • Fix view specific format on a book with no formats gives an error Closes tickets: 8352
  • New news sources:
  • kath.net by Bobus
  • iHNed by Karel Bilek
  • Gulf News by Darko Miletic
  • South Africa Mail and Guardian by 77ja65
  • Improved news sources:
  • Blic
  • Las Vegas Review Journal
  • La Vanguardia
  • New York Times
  • El Pais
  • Seattle Times
  • Ars Technica
  • Dilbert
  • Nature News

New in version 0.7.40 (January 15th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • A new 'highlight matches' search mode
  • "There is now a checkbox next to the search bar named 'Highlight'. If you check it, searching will highlight all matched books instead of filtering the book list to all matched books."
  • RTF Input: Improved support for conversion of images. The bug where some images were shrunk should no longer happen
  • Template language: Allow you to create your own formatting functions. Accessible via Preferences->Advanced->Template functions
  • News download: Convert various HTML 5 tags into to support readers that cannot handle HTML 5 tags
  • RTF metadata: Add support for publisher and tags.
  • Closes tickets: 6657
  • BibTeX catalog: Add support for custom columns
  • TXT Input: Support for textile markup
  • Various minor tweaks to improve usability of Preferences->Plugins
  • TXT Output: Convert to scene break marker.
  • Support for the Archos 70
  • SONY Driver: Add an option to automatically refresh the covers on every connect. Accessible via: Preferences->Plugins->Device interface plugins
  • Add access to the larger template editor from plugboards via context menu.
  • Speed improvement when connecting a large library to a device
  • Speedup when searching on multiple words in a large library
  • TXT Input: Add a heauristic formatting processor
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix bug that caused automatic news removal to remove any book that has a tag that contains the word 'news' instead of only books that have the tag News
  • Refactor the downloading social metadata message box to allow canceling.
  • Closes tickets: 8234
  • Kobo drive does not deal with Null value in DateCreated column
  • Closes tickets: 8308
  • MOBI Input: Fix regression that caused images placed inside svg tags to be discarded
  • Fix selecting Tablet output profile would actually select the Samsung Galaxy S profile
  • Catalog generation: Fix a condition that could cause TOCs to not be properly generated in MOBI format catalogs
  • Closes tickets: 8295
  • Zip file reading: Be more tolerant when a zip file has a damaged file directory
  • RTF Input: Various code cleanups. Go back to trying to handle unicode mappings without pre-processing. This will mean that some RTF files that used to convert, won't anymore. Please open tickets and attach them.
  • Closes tickets: 8171
  • ImageMagick: When identifying an image don't read the entire image
  • FB2 Output: Add cover to FB2 metadata.
  • Fix inability to customize builting recipe when more than one recipe has the same name
  • Closes tickets: 8281
  • RTF Input: Fix regression that broke the Preprocess HTML option
  • Fix XSS vulnerability in content server.
  • Closes tickets: 7980
  • TXT Output: Clean up and produce consistant output. Spacing around headings. Headings are not indented when using the remove paragraph spacing option.
  • Catalog generation: Handle invalid covers gracefully
  • Email settings: Before displaying the email test dialog warn the user that it will expose their email password
  • PDB Output: Fix regression that caused some PDB files to not work with other software
  • Closes tickets: 8231
  • New news sources:
  • Yakima Herald and Tri-City Herald by Laura Gjovaag
  • Wichita Eagle by Jason Cameron
  • Pressthink and Zero Hedge by Darko Miletic
  • tyzden by zemiak
  • El Correo by desUBIKado
  • Cicero by mad
  • El Publico by Gerardo Diez
  • Improved news sources:
  • Financial Times UK
  • Globe and Mail
  • Wired Daily
  • MIT Technology Review
  • MSNBC
  • expansion.com
  • New York Times
  • Heraldo de Aragon
  • Exiled online

New in version 0.7.39 (January 14th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • A new 'highlight matches' search mode
  • "There is now a checkbox next to the search bar named 'Highlight'. If you check it, searching will highlight all matched books instead of filtering the book list to all matched books."
  • RTF Input: Improved support for conversion of images. The bug where some images were shrunk should no longer happen
  • Template language: Allow you to create your own formatting functions. Accessible via Preferences->Advanced->Template functions
  • News download: Convert various HTML 5 tags into to support readers that cannot handle HTML 5 tags
  • RTF metadata: Add support for publisher and tags.
  • BibTeX catalog: Add support for custom columns
  • TXT Input: Support for textile markup
  • Various minor tweaks to improve usability of Preferences->Plugins
  • TXT Output: Convert to scene break marker.
  • Support for the Archos 70
  • SONY Driver: Add an option to automatically refresh the covers on every connect. Accessible via: Preferences->Plugins->Device interface plugins
  • Add access to the larger template editor from plugboards via context menu.
  • Speed improvement when connecting a large library to a device
  • Speedup when searching on multiple words in a large library
  • TXT Input: Add a heauristic formatting processor
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix bug that caused automatic news removal to remove any book that has a tag that contains the word 'news' instead of only books that have the tag News
  • Refactor the downloading social metadata message box to allow canceling.
  • Kobo drive does not deal with Null value in DateCreated column
  • MOBI Input: Fix regression that caused images placed inside svg tags to be discarded
  • Fix selecting Tablet output profile would actually select the Samsung Galaxy S profile
  • Catalog generation: Fix a condition that could cause TOCs to not be properly generated in MOBI format catalogs
  • Zip file reading: Be more tolerant when a zip file has a damaged file directory
  • RTF Input: Various code cleanups. Go back to trying to handle unicode mappings without pre-processing. This will mean that some RTF files that used to convert, won't anymore. Please open tickets and attach them.
  • ImageMagick: When identifying an image don't read the entire image
  • FB2 Output: Add cover to FB2 metadata.
  • Fix inability to customize builting recipe when more than one recipe has the same name
  • RTF Input: Fix regression that broke the Preprocess HTML option
  • Fix XSS vulnerability in content server.
  • TXT Output: Clean up and produce consistant output. Spacing around headings. Headings are not indented when using the remove paragraph spacing option.
  • Catalog generation: Handle invalid covers gracefully
  • Email settings: Before displaying the email test dialog warn the user that it will expose their email password
  • PDB Output: Fix regression that caused some PDB files to not work with other software
  • New news sources:
  • Yakima Herald and Tri-City Herald by Laura Gjovaag
  • Wichita Eagle by Jason Cameron
  • Pressthink and Zero Hedge by Darko Miletic
  • tyzden by zemiak
  • El Correo by desUBIKado
  • Cicero by mad
  • El Publico by Gerardo Diez
  • Improved news sources:
  • Financial Times UK
  • Globe and Mail
  • Wired Daily
  • MIT Technology Review
  • MSNBC
  • expansion.com
  • New York Times
  • Heraldo de Aragon
  • Exiled online

New in version 0.7.38 (January 8th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Reduce startup time when using a composite custom column
  • Template language: Add a list_item function for use with tags like columns. See User Manual for details
  • TXT Input: Attempt to detect the input encoding when not specified. Auto detect paragraph structure and formatting markup.
  • Search & replace: Add ability to manipulate number and boolean columns.
  • Add type ahead completion to the advanced search dialog.
  • Closes tickets: 8035
  • Double click on plugin in Preferences dialog to customize
  • Closes tickets: 8175
  • Allow customization of the SONY driver to send thumbnail to the device. Useful with newer SONY readers
  • Closes tickets: 8161
  • Smarten punctuation: Convert double dashes to em dashes. Preprocessing: Various tweaks
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression causing the template formatter to intepret a missing format letter as ERROR instead of 's'.
  • Fix regression that broke conversion of PNG images in PDF files on OS X.
  • Closes tickets: 8215
  • Content server: Fix improper XML escaping of category titles in the OPDS feeds
  • Closes tickets: 8225
  • When decoding XML if the XML starts with a UTF-8 BOM decode as UTF-8. Fixes parsing of FB2 files with UTF-8 BOMs
  • E-book viewer: When scrolling to a bookmark and the content is wider than the window, do not scroll in the horizontal direction
  • E-book viewer: Fix next page skipping the bottom of chapters when the content is wider than the window.
  • Closes tickets: 8153
  • FB2 Output: Insert covers.
  • Closes tickets: 8172
  • Content server: When serving OPDS feeds handle html descriptions that have namespaced attributes.
  • Closes tickets: 7938
  • When downloading metadata from isbndb.com, download a maximum of 30 results rather than 1000
  • Fix sorting of tags column
  • Change search/replace to show commas instead of vertical bars as the separator for multiple authors
  • Template language: Make all column names case insensitive
  • Fix bug that prevent the Disabled option for Tag Browser partiotining from working in the Preferences dialog
  • Fix bug when using tags like custom column in the template language
  • Fix bug where composite custom columns using general_program_mode fields are not evaluated correctly when used in a template.
  • ImageMagick interface: Don't crash when asked to open empty image files
  • Kobo driver: Add TXT,CBZ,CBR to supported formats list
  • Closes tickets: 8124
  • Don't uneccessarily scroll the book list horizontally when re-selcting previously selected rows.
  • New news sources:
  • New London Day by Being
  • Walla by marbs
  • New Journal of Physics by Chema Cortes
  • The Baltimore Sun by Josh Hall
  • Arabian Business and Sunday Times (UK) by Darko Miletic
  • Deia by Gerardo Diez
  • Smarter Planet by Jack Mason
  • Improved news sources
  • The Atlantic:
  • Danas
  • Ledevoir

New in version 0.7.37 (January 3rd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • This realease is mostly a bug fix release to fix various things that got broken by all the changes in 0.7.36
  • Tag browser: Move the configuration of the sub-category grouping from tweaks to the Preferences dialog
  • Tag browser: Allow changing the sub-categorization scheme from the right click menu
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.7.36 that caused the Tag Browser to break if you have items in it with empty sort values
  • Catalog generation: Fix various regressions introduced in 0.7.36 on windows
  • "Database integrity check not working after catalog generation. Catalog generation failing with a file in use error. Spurious question marks appearing in the catalog"
  • Catalog generation: Work on a copy of the library database so as not to lock it
  • Catalog generation: Handle merge of comments + custom field when custom filed is None
  • Fix regression that broke sort_columns_at_startup tweak in 0.7.36
  • Tag Browser: Fix the Manage X items in the right click menu, which broke in 0.7.36
  • Tag Browser: Fix grouping by name for authors
  • Nook color: Fix main memory and SD card swapped in calibre
  • Closes tickets: 8159
  • Fix regression in 0.7.36 that broke PDF Output when specifying a cover
  • Catalog generation: Fix regression in MOBI catalog that caused it to not appear as periodical on Kindle
  • Fix regression in 0.7.36 that broke opening the book details dialog by double clicking on the book details panel

New in version 0.7.36 (January 2nd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Tag browser: Add subcategories and search
  • When a category has many items, it will be automatically split up. Also add a search to quickly find an item in the Tag Browser. The sub categories can be controlled via preferences->Tweaks. Also add a button to collapse all categories
  • Device drivers for the Google Nexus S, Motorola Backflip, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, PocketBook 603/903, EEEReader DR900 and the NextBook
  • Tag editor dialog now remebers its last used size
  • OS X dmg: Add a symlink pointing to the Applications folder for easy installation
  • Catalog generation: CSV/XML catalogs now support custom fields. Also write UTF-8 BOM to CSV output file.
  • EPUB/MOBI catalogs: Various new features
  • Added a custom field/value for excluding books, OR'd with existing tag list. Added a thumbnail width hint, from 1.0 - 2.0 inches. Deprecated support for special note tag '*', added support for custom column containing note to be inserted in Description header. Added 'Merge with comments' feature, which non-destructively combines Comments with a custom field when generating Descriptions. Moved Description header into a user-editable template file. All fields except thumb and comments accessible to template.
  • SONY driver: Allow the creation of an All by Something category via the tweaks.
  • Add a tweak to control the delay when sending mails using gmail or hotmail.
  • Add output encoding option for TXT/PDB/PMLX output plugins to the GUI
  • Add an environment variable to control the temporary directory calibre uses
  • Use the new HTML editor widget for comments custom columns as well
  • Content server: Fix regression that broke saved searches
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression that broke previous page button
  • Add a tweak to allow double clicking on the book list to open the edit metadata dialog
  • Add a tweak to use a template for formatting SONY collection names
  • Bulk edit metadata, search and replace: Show all values for multiple fields in the text region, separated by :::
  • Update user agent used by calibre when connecting to websites
  • Bug Fixes:
  • FB2 Output: Fix regression that broke images in generated FB2 files
  • When unzipping zip files that contain filenames with unknown character encoding, sanitize the filenames correctly
  • TCR Output: Fix TCR compression adding junk to the end of the text. Remove compression level option.
  • PDF Output: Fix regression that broke the margin options.
  • FB2 Input: Handle non UTF-8 encodings on OS X
  • SNB Input: Better error handling if some metadata is missing in the SNB file. Add Wi-Fi connection support for the Bambook
  • Allow hyperlinks to be clicked in comments metadata in the book details panel
  • New news sources:
  • Karlsruhe News by tfeld
  • El Periodico and Red Aragon by desUBIKado
  • Business Insider by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Brand Eins
  • Volksrant
  • Smithsonian
  • Business World
  • El Universal
  • Salon
  • The Week
  • EL Pais
  • Wired Magazine
  • Heraldo de Aragon

New in version 0.7.35 (December 26th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Add a simple to use Rich text editor for comments to the edit metadata dialog.
  • "You can now easily add formatting like bold/italic/lists/headings/colors/etc. to book comments via the edit metadata dialog"
  • E-book viewer: Add a right click menu item 'Inspect' that allows you to inspect the underlying HTML/CSS source of the currently displayed content
  • When deleting books from the library if a device is connected and the books are also present on the device ask the user if the books should be deleted from the device, the library, or both.
  • Add device drivers for Trekstore eBook Player 7, Sanda Bambook, ALuratek Color, Samsung Galaxy, LG Optimus, Motorola Droid 2 and Sunstech EB700
  • Add an entry to the menu of the calibre library button to select a random book from your calibre library
  • SONY driver: Add a couple of special extra collections for all books by author and all books by title, to workaround the broken sorting on newer SONY models. To enable these collections, go to Preferences->Plugins->Device Interface plugins and customize the SONY plugin.
  • Edit metadata dialog: When downloading metadata, make the table of matching books sortable
  • Add a success message after a database integrity check completes successfully
  • Search and replace: When using regular expression mode, add a special input field '{template}' that allows use the templating language to create complex input fields. Also allow setting of series_index by search and replace using the same syntax as in the book list, namely, Series Name [series number]
  • Bulk metadata edit: Add option to automatically set cover from the cover present in the actual ebook files
  • E-book viewer: Show format of current book in the title bar.
  • Add a tweak to control how author names are displayed in the Tag Browser and Content Server
  • FB2 Output: Restore sectionizing functionality
  • Bug Fixes:
  • When in narrow layout, reserve 40% of available width in the book details panel for series/formats/etc and use the rest for comments
  • PDB Input: Fix failure to block-indent PML sections
  • Tag browser: When renaming items dont reset the library view and try not to scroll the Tag Browser itself
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix broken link rewriting for inline CSS embedded in HTML
  • Fix regression in 0.7.34 that broke recipes using extra_css to link to SONY device fonts
  • SONY driver: Don't upload thumbnails as they slow down post disconnect processing on older models
  • Content server: Fix a bug that allowed remote users to read arbitrary png/gif/js/css/html files
  • On X11 initialize fontconfig in the GUI thread as Qt also uses fontconfig internally and fontconfig is not thread safe. Fixes a few random crashes on calibre strartup
  • When using the remove specific format actions, only show available formats in the selected books
  • Linux binary build: If setting system default locale fails, try setting locale to en_US.UTF-8 instead
  • Have the title sort tweak respected everywhere
  • PocketBook 701 driver: Swap the main memory and card drives on windows
  • Fix regression in templating that caused series_index to be shown even when book had no series
  • Content server: Fix regressiont hat broke browsing by rating
  • Content server OPDS feeds: Fix parsing of author names as XML
  • New news sources:
  • NRC Handelsblad (EPUB version) by veezh
  • CND and wenxuecity - znjy by Derek Liang
  • Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Business Week Magazine
  • Gazet van Antwerpen
  • La Nacion
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Journal of Hospital Medicine

New in version 0.7.34 (December 18th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Page turn animations in the e-book viewer"Now when you use the Page Down/Page Up keys or the next/previous page buttons in the viewer, page turning will be animated. The duration of the animation can be controlled in the viewer preferences. Setting it to o disables the animation completely."
  • Conversion pipeline: Add an option to set the minimum line height of all elemnts as a percentage of the computed font size. By default, calibre now sets the line height to 120% of the computed font size.
  • Large speedup in startup times and post metadata edit wait for large libraries
  • Allow changing the font used in the calibre interface via Preferences->Look and feel
  • Allow editing of the title sort value for a book via the edit metadata dialog
  • Disable the cover cache. This means that if you are running calibre on an underpowered machine, you might notice some slow down in the cover browser. On the other hand, calibre's memory consumption is reduced.
  • You can now restart calibre in debug mode by clicking the arrow next to the Preferences button. In debug mode, after you quit calibre, a diagnostic log will popupCloses tickets: 7359
  • When creating a new calibre library add an option to copy the custom column, saved searches, etc from the current library.Closes tickets: 7643
  • Add more tweaks to control how the next available series number is calculated.Closes tickets: 7892
  • Add a tweak to control layout of the custom metadata tab in the edit metadata dialog
  • Apple driver: Set series number as track number on windows when sending books to iTunes
  • Drivers for PocketBook 701 and Samsung E65
  • E-book viewer: Add option to have the mouse wheel flip pages
  • Add a load_resources method to the InterfaceAction and Plugin classes to facilitate loading of resources from plugin ZIP files
  • E-book viewer: Add option to not remember position in book when quitting.Closes tickets: 7699
  • When sorting the book list, keep the current book visible after the sort completes.Closes tickets: 7504
  • EPUB Output: Add an option to flatten the EPUB file structure, specially for FBReaderJ.Closes tickets: 7788
  • EPUB Output: Ensure all files inside the generated EPUB have unique filenames, to support broken EPUB readers like Stanza, Aldiko, FBReader and Sigil
  • FB2 Output: Add support for some 2.1 style tags.
  • Bulk metadata edit: Add options to delete cover/generate default cover.Closes tickets: 7885
  • Fix a regression in 0.7.33 that broke updating covers in ebook files when saving to disk.Closes tickets: 7886
  • Don't refresh the Tag browser if it is hidden. Speeds up metadata editing with large libraries, if you hide teh Tag Browser.
  • MOBI Output: Add option to ignore margins in input documentCloses tickets: 7877
  • Kobo driver: Add support for 1.8.x firmware
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix various memory leaks introduced in the last couple of releases
  • EPUB metadata: When rendering first page as the cover, handle embedded svg correctly.Closes tickets: 7909
  • Disable multiple library support when the CALIBRE_OVERRIDE_DATABASE_PATH env var is set
  • Content server: Fix bug that could cause saved search based restrictions to not exclude all booksCloses tickets: 7876
  • Topaz metadata: Read metadata correctly from Topaz files that have MOBI file extensions
  • MOBI Input: Handle the (rare) MOBI files that do not specify per paragraph text indents correctly.Closes tickets: 7869
  • MOBI metadata reader: Handle invalid PRC files with spurious image_offset headers
  • Fix drag/drop of new cover to book detail panel does not update cover browserCloses tickets: 7890
  • Do not open the book details dialog when double click on the scrollbars in the book details panelCloses tickets: 7826
  • Templates: Fix {tags} not working when no tags are presentCloses tickets: 7888
  • HTML metadata: Fix regression that broke parsing of some meta tagsCloses tickets: 7851
  • Preferences: Add tooltips to buddy labels as well.Closes tickets: 7873
  • Content server: Fix handling of root URL when using --url-prefix
  • Ensure that the default encoding used by python is never ASCII (needed when running a non frozen version of calibre on linux)
  • New news sources:
  • Various Japanes news sources, National Geographic and paper.li by Hiroshi Miura
  • Science based medicine by BuzzKill
  • Kompiutierra by Vadim Dyadkin
  • Improved news sources:
  • Astronomy Picture of the day
  • New Scientist
  • Radikal
  • Times of India
  • Economic Times
  • Zeit Online
  • Dilbert

New in version 0.7.33 (December 11th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Language sensitive sorting "calibre now sorts using language specific rules. The language used is the language of the calibre interface, which can be changed via Preferences->Look & Feel. There is also a tweak that allows you to use a different language from the one used for the calibre interface. Powered by the ICU library."
  • Add an action to merge only formats and leave metadata alone (Shift+Alt+M) Closes tickets: 7709
  • Add a tweak to control which custom columns are displayed in the Book details panel.
  • Implement a more sophisticated 'functional programming' template language. See the User Manual for details.
  • Speed up deleting of large numbers of books and show progress while doing so
  • Adding books: Dont refresh the Tag Browser while adding multiple books. Should speed up the adding of large numbers of books.
  • Edit metadata dialog: When trying to download metadata, if there are multiple matches indicate which matches have a cover and summary in the list. Also add an option to automatically download the cover of the selected match.
  • Drivers for the HTC Legend and Samsung Epic
  • FB2 Output: Convert SVG images in the input document to raster images
  • News download: Localize the navigation bars in the downloaded news to the language the user has selected for their calibre interface
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Various fixes to the Title Case function Closes tickets: 7846
  • Content server: Fix --url-prefix being ignored for links at the Top level
  • News download: When generating periodicals for the SONY use the local timezone in the SONY specific metadata
  • Fix bug in cover cache that could cause it to keep a large number of covers in memory. Showed up when adding large numbers of books to calibre. Closes tickets: 7813
  • Adding books: Run in the main thread to prevent unfortunate interactions with the metadata backup. Also fix regression that broke the Abort button.
  • Fix a crash on OS X if OK is clicked inthe edit metadata button while downloading a cover Closes tickets: 7716
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression that prevented booksmarks from working with some EPUB files Closes tickets: 7812
  • Save to disk: Refactor to not open a database connection in the worker process. Also fix a bug that could lead to save failures not being reported.
  • Fix regression in 0.7.32 that broke opening formats in the ebook viewer from the edit metadata dialog
  • FB2 Output: Generate output 100% compliant with the FB2 spec
  • Fix Saved search dropdown box looses selected search Closes tickets: 7787
  • TXT Output: Fix an issue where the br to space conversion was not being handled properly.
  • New news sources:
  • ToyoKeizai News and Nikkei Social News by Hiroshi Miura
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch by cisaak
  • Heise Open and Technology Review by Anton Gillert
  • Improved news sources:
  • Le Monde
  • Ming Pao
  • New Yorker

New in version 0.7.32 (December 3rd, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • All new linux binary build. With updated libraries and replacing cx_Freeze with my own C python launcher code.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Add Next and Previous buttons and show cover size in tooltip
  • Closes tickets: 7706 , 7711
  • A new custom column type: Enumeration. This column can take one of a user defined set of values.
  • PML Output: Add option to reduce image sizes/bit depth to allow PML Output to be used with DropBook
  • TXT Output: Add option to generate Markdown output. Turn tags into spaces.
  • Add a count function to the template language. Make author_sort searchable.
  • Various consistency and usability enhancements to the search box.
  • Closes tickets: 7726
  • "Always select first book in result set of a search. Similar books searches added to search history. Search history order is no longer randomized. When focussing the search box with a keyboard shortcut, select all text. If you press enter in the search box, the search is executed and the book list os automatically focussed."
  • Driver for samsung fascinate and PocketBook 902
  • FB2 Output: Add option to create FB2 sections based on internal file structure of input file (useful for EPUB files that have been split on chapter boundaries). Also add options to mark h1/h2/h3 tags as section titles in the FB2 file.
  • Closes tickets: 7738
  • Metadata jacket: Add publisher information to jacket.
  • Catalog generation: Allow use of custom columns as well as tags to indicate read books. Note that your previously saved read books setting will be lost.
  • Bulk metadata edit dialog: Add an Apply button to allow you to perform multiple operations in sequence
  • Allow drag and drop of books onto user categories. If you drag a book from a particular column (say authors) and drop it onto a user category, the column value will be added to the user category. So for authors, the authros will be added to the user category.
  • Check Library can now check and repair the has_cover cache
  • Allow GUI plugins to be distributed in ZIP files. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php ?t=108774
  • Allow searching by the number of tags/authors/formats/etc. See User Manual for details.
  • Tiny speed up when loading large libraries and make various metadata editing tasks a little faster by reducing the number of times the Tag Browser is refreshed
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Fix broken backwards searching
  • Fix custom ratings column values being displayed incorrectly in book details area
  • Closes tickets: 7740
  • Fix book details dialog not using internal viewer to view ebooks
  • Closes tickets: 7424
  • MOBI Output: When the input document does not explicitly specify a size for images, set the size to be the natural size of the image. This works around Amazon's *truly wonderful* MOBI renderer's tendency to expand images that do not have a width and height specified.
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix bug that caused height/width specified in %/em of screen size to be incorrectly calculated by a factor of 72./DPI
  • Conversion pipeline: Respect max-width and max-height when calculating the effective size of an element
  • Conversion pipeline: Do not override CSS for images with the value of the img width/height attributes, unless no CSS is specified for the image
  • E-book viewer: Resize automatically to fit on smaller screens
  • Use the same MIME database on all platforms that calibre runs on, works around python 2.7's crazy insistence on reading MIME data from the registry
  • Kobo driver: Allow html, txt and rtf documents to be deleted
  • Always overwrite title/author metadata when downloading metadata for books added by ISBN
  • Nook Color profile: Reduce screen height to 900px
  • Fix regression that broke RTF conversion on some linux systems
  • Fix bug that could break searching after copying and deleting a book from the current library
  • Closes tickets: 7459
  • New news sources:
  • Global Times by malfi
  • The Philosopher's Magazine by Darko Miletic
  • Poughkeepsie Journal by weebl
  • Business Spectator and ABC Australia by Dean Cording
  • La Rijoa and NacionRed by Arturo Martinez Nieves
  • Animal Politico by leamsi
  • Improved news sources:
  • NZZ
  • Frankfurter Rundschau
  • JiJi Press
  • Revista Muy Intersante

New in version 0.7.31 (November 28th, 2010)

  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix various regressions in the calibre windows build caused by the switch to python 2.7. If you are on windows and upgraded to 0.7.30, it is highly recommended that you upgrade to 0.7.31. If you are not on windows, you can ignore 0.7.31. Closes tickets: 7685 [External link] , 7694 [External link] , 7691 [External link].

New in version 0.7.30 (November 27th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Support for Acer Lumiread and PocketBook Pro 602
  • When importing by ISBN also allow the specification of a file to be imported.Closes tickets: 7400
  • E-mail sending: Email sends are now regular jobs that can be accessed from the jobs list. Also when sending using gmail/hotmail send at most one email every five minutes to avoid trigerring their spam controls. Failed sends are now retried one more time, automatically.
  • Content server: When a category contains only one item, go directly to the book list instead of forcing the user to click on that one item
  • E-mail sending: Allow unencrypted connections to SMTP relay
  • Improve startup times for large libraries by caching the has_cover check
  • Update windows binary build to use python 2.7
  • Metadata and cover download plugins from Nicebooks (disabled by default)
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Input: Fix bug in cleanup regex that broke parsing of escaped XML declarations.Closes tickets: 7585
  • Content server: Fix bug when user has custom categories/columns with non ascii namesCloses tickets: 7590
  • RTF Output: Handle non breaking spaces correctlyCloses tickets: 7668
  • Conversion pipeline: When rasterizing SVG images workaround incorrect handinlg of percentage height specifications in QSvgRenderer.Closes tickets: 7598
  • News download: Update version of feedparser used to parse RSS feeds.Closes tickets: 7674
  • Tag Browser: Allow user to restore hidden categories by a right click even is all categories have been hidden
  • TXT/RTF Output: Handle XML processing instructions embedded in content correctly.Closes tickets: 7644
  • MOBI Input: Workarounds for lack of nesting rules between block and inline tagsCloses tickets: 7618
  • E-book viewer: Load all hyphenation patterns to support multi-lingual books
  • E-book viewer: Fix incorrect lang names being used in hyphenation
  • Check to see that the result file from a conversion is not empty before adding it, protects against the case where the conversion process crashes and the GUI adds a zero byte file to the book record
  • E-book viewer: More sophisticated algorithm to resize images to fit viewer window. Should preserve aspect ratio in more cases
  • Remove unneccessary calls to set_path when creating book records. Speeds up record creation by about 30% on my system
  • Speedup for bibtex catalog generation.
  • Kobo driver: Fix missing table in deleting books process for Kobo WiFi and Kobo-O 1.8 Beta
  • RTF Input: Preserve scene breaks in the form of empty paragraphs. Preprocessing: Improvements to chapter detection
  • Fix custom recipe not sorted by titleCloses tickets: 7486
  • Kobo driver: Fix bug in managing the Im_Reading category on windows
  • New news sources:
  • Bangkok Biz News and Matichon by Anat Ruangrassamee
  • The Workingham Times and Deutsche Welle by Darko Miletic
  • Biz Portal by marbs
  • Various Japanese news sources by Hiroshi Miura
  • Arcamax by Starson17
  • Various Spanish news sources by Gustavo Azambuja
  • TSN by Nexus
  • Zeit Online Premium by Steffen Siebert
  • Improved news sources:
  • El Pais - Uruguay
  • Argentinian La Nacion
  • comics.com
  • Mingpao
  • Revista Muy Intersante
  • Telepolis
  • New York Times

New in version 0.7.29 (November 20th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • OSX binary build is now based on Qt 4.7. Also, the build is now Intel only and requires at least OS X 10.5.2. If you are on a PowerPC machine or an older OS X version, do not upgrade
  • Content server: Allow direct navigation to a set of books in the book list. Closes tickets: 7453
  • OS X: When deleting books, put the files into the recycle bin instead of deleting them permanently
  • Add button to easy configure Hotmail as email relay. Also improve usability of easy config buttons
  • Kobo driver: Support Currently_Reading category
  • Catalog generation: Thumbnail caching, wishlist, improved description layout. Closes tickets: 7376
  • Support for the Cybook Orizon
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix restore to defaults in preferences incorrectly setting PDF unwrap factor to 0.0
  • PDF Input: Fix unwrapping of accented characters
  • Do not display dialogs asking for confirmation or showing conversion errors when calibre is minimized to system tray Closes tickets: 7549
  • calibre server: Fix regression that broke digest authentication when the calibre interface language was set to non English
  • EPUB Output: Do not raise an error for invalid embedded fonts in the input document. Closes tickets: 7567
  • RTF Input: Improved conversion of tables, with support for border styles on table cells
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression that broke hyphenation. Also add more language patterns for hyphenation
  • SONY driver: Fix cover thumbnails being uploaded to wrong directory on windows
  • Fix UnicodeDecodeError when displaying a failed metadata fetch message Closes tickets: 7560
  • Bulk metadata edit: Speed up remove all tags operation
  • MOBI Output: Specify image sizes in pixels instead of em to accomodate Amazon's @#$%#@! MOBI renderer
  • Fix bug preventing customizing of builtin recipes if they are not ascii encoded
  • SONY XML cache: Handle case where XML db contains reference to a file that does not exist gracefully
  • New news sources:
  • Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung by Artemis
  • globes.co.il by marbs
  • THN and RDS by Nexus
  • pclab.pl by ravcio
  • Now Toronto by Starson17
  • Press releases of the German government and EU Commission by malfi
  • Dnevnik, Siol.net, MMC-RTV and Avto-magazon by BlonG
  • SC Print Magazine by Tony Maro
  • Diario Sport by Jefferson Frantz
  • Improved news sources:
  • Al Jazeera
  • The Moscow Times
  • GLobe and Mail
  • Washington Post

New in version 0.7.28 (November 13th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Update the version of the grahical toolkit (Qt 4.7.1) used in the calibre binary builds on windows and linux. This should result in a significant speed up for the calibre ebook viewer
  • Driver for Nook Color, Eken M001
  • Add a tweak to turn off double clicking to open viewer
  • Catalog generation: Add indication when a book has no formatsCloses tickets: 7376
  • Advanced search dialog: Add a tab to allow searching particular metadata fields easily
  • Conversion pipeline: When using the Level x Table of Contents expressions, if a tag is empty but has a non-empty title attribute, use that instead of ignoring the tag
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Comic metadata reader: Sort filenames aplhabetically when choosing an image for the coverCloses tickets: 7488
  • Bulk convert dialog: Hide useless restore defaults button.Closes tickets: 7471
  • Conversion pipeline: Handle input documents that encode null bytes as HTML entities correctlyCloses tickets: 7355
  • Fix some SONY readers not being detected on windowsCloses tickets: 7413
  • MOBI Input: Fix images missing when converting MOBI news downloads created with Mobipocket readerCloses tickets: 7455
  • ODT Input: Handle hyperlinks to headings that have truncated destination specifiers correctlyCloses tickets: 7506
  • Sony driver: Ignore invalid strings when updating XML database
  • Content Server: Add day to displayed date in /mobile book listing
  • MOBI Input: Do not generate filenames with only extensions if the MOBI file has no internal nameCloses tickets: 7481
  • MOBI Input: Handle files that has the record sizes set incorrectly to a long integerCloses tickets: 7472
  • Fix not enough vertical space for text in the preferences dialog category listing
  • Remove 'sort' from Search and replace destination fields and add it to source fields. S&R is no longer marked experimental
  • Edit metadata dialog: Save dialog geometry on reject as well as on accept
  • E-book viewer: Fix clicking entries in TOC that point to the currently loaded flow not scrolling view to the top of the document
  • Fix bug in regex used to extract charset from tags
  • MOBI Output: Add support for the tag
  • New news sources:
  • Handelsblatt and European Voice by malfi
  • Polityka and Newsweek by Mateusz Kielar
  • MarcTV by Marc Toensings
  • Rolling Stone by Darko Miletic
  • Vedomosti by Nikolai Kotchetkov
  • Hola.com by bmsleight
  • Dnevnik, Siol.net, MMC-RTV and Avto-magazon by BlonG
  • SC Print Magazine by Tony Maro
  • Diario Sport by Jefferson Frantz
  • Improved news sources:
  • Zeit Online
  • Gamespot Review
  • Ploitika
  • Pagina12
  • Irish Times
  • elektrolese

New in version 0.7.27 (November 6th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • The book list behavior has changed: "Now double clicking on an entry in the book list will open it in the viewer. To edit metadata single click a previously selected entry instead. This is consistent with the usage in most operating systems, so should be most intuitive for new users. Also typing any key no longer starts an edit, instead press F2 (Enter on OS X) to start editing the current cell. Also you now have to double click instead of single clicking the book details panel to open the detailed info dialog for the book."
  • Added a new HTML output format plugin, which converts the input document to a ZIP file. The zip file contains HTML pages suitable for display in a website
  • Support for iRiver Cover Story and Digma Q600
  • Add a search button (labelled Go!) to explicitly run a search with the text currently in the quick search box
  • Add author to the calibre geenrated book jacket. Closes tickets: 7402 [External link]
  • Add the title of the destination book to the merge dialog warning message
  • calibre-server: Make auto reload control separate from --devlop with a new command line option --auto-reload
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix book details panel not being updated after a delete-merge. Closes tickets: 7426 [External link]
  • Fix clicking in the search box launches a search if you have search as you type enabled. Closes tickets: 7425 [External link]
  • Use a browser widget to display book details for more robustness and better performance when vieweing large HTML comments
  • Fix cover browser not updated after copy to library and delete. Closes tickets: 7416 [External link]
  • Fix regression that broke sending non calibre EPUB files to the iPad. Also handle failure to set cover in iTunes gracefully. Closes tickets: 7356 [External link]
  • News download: Workaround lack of thread safety in python mechanize, causing corrupted network packets (degrading network performance) on Ubuntu Maverick 64bit kernels
  • Convert comments to HTML for book details panel in separate thread to make scrolling through the book list faster when large comments are present
  • calibre-server: Fix regression that broke --daemonize
  • EPUB Input: Handle ncx files that have elements with no content correctly. Closes tickets: 7396 [External link]
  • SNBOutput: Fixed a bug in handling pre tag
  • MOBI Output: Don't ignore hidden anchors. Closes tickets: 7384 [External link]
  • Fix switching libraries and generating a catalog could generate a catalog for the wrong library
  • MOBI Output: Fix regression that broke conversion of anchors inside superscripts/subscripts. Closes tickets: 7368 [External link]
  • Content server: Fix various minor bugs. Closes tickets: 7379 [External link] , 6768 [External link] , 7354 [External link]
  • Amazon metadata download plugin: Make it more robust and add option to auto convert HTML to text
  • Re-arrange send to device menu to make it harder to accidentally trigger the send and delete actions
  • New news sources:
  • Ynet and Calcalist by marbs
  • El Faro de Vigo by Jefferson Frantz
  • Clic_RBS by avoredo
  • Correio da Manha by jmst
  • Rue89 by Louis Gesbert
  • Improved news sources:
  • Danas
  • Fudzilla
  • Zeit Online
  • New York Times
  • Mediapart

New in version 0.7.26 (October 31st, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Check library: Allow wildcards in ignore names field
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.7.25 that broke reading metadata from filenames.
  • Fix regression in 0.7.25 that caused original files to be mistakenly removed when adding books recursively
  • Fix long series/publisher causing edit metadata in bulk dialog to become very large. Closes tickets: 7332 [External link]
  • Only add SONY periodical code to downloaded news if output profile is set to one of the SONY reader profiles. This is needed because the ever delightful Stanza crashes and burns when an EPUB has the periodical code
  • New news sources:
  • Taggeschau.de by Florian Andreas Pfaff
  • Gamespot Reviews by Marc Tonsing
  • Improved news sources:
  • El Periodico
  • New Zealand Herald

New in version 0.7.25 (October 30th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Add support for the SONY periodical format.
  • This means that news downloaded by calibre and sent to a newer SONY device (350/650/900) should appear in the Periodicals section and have the special periodicals navigation user interface
  • Content server: Make the new browsing interface the default. The old interface can be accessed at /old
  • Content server: Allow running of content server as a WSGI application within another server. Add tutorial for this to the User Manual.
  • Support for the Pico Life reader, Kobo Wifi and HTC Aria
  • Content server: Add a new --url-prefix command line option to ease the use of the server with a reverse proxy
  • New social metadata plugin for Amazon that does not rely on AWS. Since Amazon broke AWS, it is recommended you upgrade to this version if you use metadata from Amazon
  • Add a tweak to specify the fonts used when geenrating the default cover
  • Add an output profile for generic Tablet devices
  • SONY driver: Allow sorting of collections by arbitrary field via a new tweak.
  • Content server: Make /mobile a little prettier
  • Add button to 'Library Check' to automatically delete spurious files and folders
  • Bug Fixes:
  • FB2 Input: Lots of love. Handle stylesheets and style attributes. Make parsinf malformed FB2 files more robust.
  • Fix auto send of news to device with multiple calibre libraries. The fix means that if you have any pending news to be sent, it will be ignored after the update. Future news downloads will once again be automatically sent to the device.
  • MOBI Output: Conversion of super/sub scripts now handles nested tags.
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix parsing of XML encoding declarations.
  • Pandigital (Kobo): Upload thumbnails to correct location
  • Fix auto emailed news with non asci characters in title not being deliverd to Kindle
  • Read metadata only after on import plugins have run when adding books to GUI
  • Various fixes for bugs caused by non ascii temporary paths on windows with non UTF-8 filesystem encodings
  • Various fixes/enhancements to SNB Output
  • Allow Tag editor in edit metadata dialog to be used even if tags have been changed
  • Fix crash on some OS X machines when Preferences->Conversion->Output is clicked
  • MOBI indexing: Fix last entry missing sometimes
  • Fix regression causing books to be deselected after sending to device
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix rescaling of GIF images not working
  • Update PDF metadata/conversion libraries in windows build
  • Fix timezone bug when searching on date fields
  • Fix regression that caused the viewr to crash if the main application is closed
  • Fix bug causing a spurious metadata.opf file to be written at the root of the calibre library when adding books
  • Use the same title casing algorithm in all places
  • Fix bulk edit of dual state boolean custom columns
  • Increase image size for comics in Kindle DX profile for better conversion of comics to PDF
  • Fix restore db to not dies when conflicting custom columns are encountered and report conflicting columns errors. Fix exceptions when referencing invalid _index fields.
  • Fix auto merge books not respecting article sort tweak
  • Linux device drivers: Fix udisks based ejecting for devices with multiple nodes
  • Linux device mounting: Mount the drive with the lowest kernel name as main memory
  • Fix use of numeric fields in templates
  • EPUB Input: Handle EPUB files with multiple OPF files.
  • Setting EPUB metadata: Fix date format. Fix language being overwritten by und when unspecified. Fix empty ISBN identifier being created
  • Fix cannot delete a Series listing from List view also dismiss fetch metadata dialog when no metadata found automatically
  • Content server: Handle switch library in GUI gracefully
  • calibre-server: Use cherrypy implementation of --pidfile and --daemonize
  • New news sources:
  • Ming Pao by Eddie Lau
  • lenta.ru by Nikolai Kotchetkov
  • frazpc.pl by Tomasz Dlugosz
  • Perfil and The Economic Collapse Blog by Darko Miletic
  • STNN by Larry Chan
  • Improved news sources:
  • CubaDebate
  • El Pais
  • Fox News
  • New Scientist
  • The Economic Times of India

New in version 0.7.24 (October 18th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Content server: New interface that allows browsing via categories, similar to the Tag Browser in the calibre interface.. "You can access the new interface by going to /browse. So if your calibre content server is available at http://192.168.1.2, use http://192.168.1.2/browse. The new interface requires a fairly modern nrowser, so no Internet Explorer 6,7."
  • Support for the SNB format, used by the Bambook e-book reader
  • Driver for the Wifi Kobo
  • Edit metadata dialog: If metadata is downloaded successfully, set focus to download cover button
  • News download system: Allow recipes with optional subscriptions. Closes tickets: 7199 [External link]
  • Templates: Improve the smarten function
  • Linux device mounting: Use udisks, if it is available, to mount devices, so that I no longer have to hear bug reports from users using distro packages that have crippled calibre-mount-helper. You can turn off udisks by setting the environment variable CALIBRE_DISABLE_UDISKS=1
  • Implement Drag'n'drop to tags in user categories. Closes tickets: 7172 [External link]
  • Ebook viewer: Add command line option to start in full screen mode
  • Set completion mode on search boxes to popup completion
  • Update version of jQuery used in content server and viewer. Required a little hackery in the viewer, hopefully nothing broke
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Linux device drivers: Ignore read only partition exported by the device
  • E-book viewer: Fix scrolling down with mouse wheel not always reaching bottom in windows
  • Smarten punctuation: Fix bug in handling of comments and tags
  • EPUB Input: Handle EPUB files with components encoded in an encoding other than UTF-8 correctly, though why anyone would do that is a mystery.. Closes tickets: 7196 [External link]
  • OS X commandline tools: Decode non-ascii command line arguments correctly. Closes tickets: 6964 [External link]
  • MOBI Output: Fix bug that broke conversion of elements in the input document when the element was followed by non-whitespace text.. Closes tickets: 7083 [External link]
  • CHM Input: Fix handling of relative file paths in tags.. Closes tickets: 7159 [External link]
  • EPUB Output: Fix incorrect format for xml:lang when specifying a sub language. Closes tickets: 7198 [External link]
  • EPUB Input: Make parsing of toc.ncx more robust.. Closes tickets: 7170 [External link]
  • Content server: Fix searching with non-ascii characters on windows. Closes tickets: 5249 [External link]
  • Fix average rating calculation for rating datatype in Tag Browser incorrect
  • Comic Input: Fix image borders becoming yellow on some windows installs
  • Email sending: Fix sending of email with non ascii chars. Closes tickets: 7137 [External link]
  • SONY driver: Fix collections created from series not in order with manual metadata management, if all books in the series are not sent at once
  • Content server: Apply the search restriction when generating category lists as well
  • RTF Input: Fix regression in conversion of WMF images on linux at least, maybe on other platforms as wel
  • Fix isbndb.com metadata downloading sometimes yield a title of Unknown. Closes tickets: 7114 [External link]
  • Fix edit metadata dialog causing the hour:minute:seconds of the date column being lost, even when date is not changed. Closes tickets: 7125 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • Revista El Cultural by Jefferson Frantz
  • Novaya Gazeta by muwa
  • frazpc.pl by Tomasz Dlugosz
  • Orsai and Financial Times UK by Darko Miletic
  • Malayasian Mirror and Rolling Stones by Tony Stegall
  • Improved news sources:
  • Globe and Mail
  • Business Standard
  • Miami Herald
  • El Mercurio
  • volkskrant.nl
  • GoComics.com
  • The New Yorker

New in version 0.7.23 (October 9th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Drag and drop to Tag Browser. You can use this to conveniently add tags, set series/publisher etc for a group of books
  • Allow switching of library even when a device is connected
  • Support for the PD Novel running Kobo
  • Move check library integrity from preferences to drop down menu accessed by clicking arrow next to calibre icon
  • Nicer, non-blocking update available notification
  • E-book viewer: If you choose to remeber last used window size, the state of the Table of Contents view is also remembered. Closes tickets: 7082 [External link]
  • Allow moving as well as copying of books to another library
  • Apple devices: Add support for plugboards
  • Allow DJVU to be sent to the DR1000
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Searching: Fix search expression parser to allow use of escaped double quotes in the search expression
  • When saving cover images don't re-encode the image data unless absolutely neccessary. This prevents information loss due to JPEG re-compression
  • Fix regression that broke setting of metadata for some MOBI/AZW/PRC files
  • Fix regression in last release that could cause download of metadata for multiple files to only download the metadata for a few of them. Closes tickets: 7071 [External link]
  • MOBI Output: More tweaking of the margin handling to yield results closer to the input document.
  • Device drivers: Fix regression that could cause geenration of invalid metadata.calibre cache files
  • Fix saving to disk with ISBN in filename. Closes tickets: 7090 [External link]
  • Fix another regression in the ISBNdb.com metadata download plugin
  • Fix dragging to not interfere with multi-selection. Also dont allow drag and drop from the library to itself
  • CHM input: handle another class of broken CHM files. Closes tickets: 7058 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery by jonmisurda
  • Anand Tech by Oliver Niesner
  • gsp.ro by bucsie
  • Il Fatto Quotidiano by egilh
  • Serbian Literature blog and Rusia Hoy by Darko Miletic
  • Medscape by Tony Stegall
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Age
  • Australian
  • Wiki news
  • Times Online
  • New Yorker
  • Guardian
  • Sueddeutsche
  • HNA
  • Revista Muy Interesante

New in version 0.7.22 (October 4th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Drag and drop books from your calibre library "You can now drag and drop books from your calibre library. You can drag them to the desktop or to a file explorer, to copy them to your computer. You can drag them to the device icon in calibre to send them to the device. You can also drag and drop books from the device view in calibre to the calibre library icon or the operating system to copy them from the device."
  • There were many minor bug fixes for various bugs caused by the major changes in 0.7.21. So if you have updated to 0.7.21, it is highly recommended you update to 0.7.22
  • Driver for the VelocityMicro ebook reader device
  • Add a tweak to control how articles in titles are processed during sorting
  • Add a new format type 'device_db' to plugboards to control the metadata displayed in book lists on SONY devices.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix ISBN not being read from filenames in 0.7.21 Closes tickets: 7054
  • Fix instant Search for text not found causes unhandled exception when conversion jobs are running Closes tickets: 7043
  • Fix removing a publisher causes an error in 0.7.21 Closes tickets: 7046
  • MOBI Output: Fix some images being distorted in 0.7.21 Closes tickets: 7049
  • Fix regression that broke bulk conversion of books without covers in 0.7.21
  • Fix regression that broke add and set_metadata commands in calibredb in 0.7.21
  • Workaround for Qt bug in file open dialogs in linux that causes multiple file selection to ignore files with two or more spaces in the file name
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix regression in 0.7.21 that broke conversion of LIT/EPUB documents that specified no title in their OPF files
  • Fix regression that broke iPad driver in 0.7.21
  • Improved news sources:
  • Washington Post

New in version 0.7.21 (October 1st, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Automatic backup of the calibre metadata database: "calibre now automatically backups up the metadata for each book in the library into an individual OPF file in that books' folder. This means that if the calibre metadata database is corrupted, for example by a hard disk failure, you can reconstruct it from these OPF files, without losing any metadata. For the moment, only the backup is implemented, restore will be implemented in the future. The backup happens automatically in the background while calibre is running. The first time you start calibre, all the books will need to be backed up, so you may notice calibre running a little slower than usual."
  • Virtual columns: "You can now add virtual columns to the calibre book list. These are built fro other columns using templates and can be used to, for example, create columns to show the books isbn and avaialbale formats. You can do this by right clicking on a column header and select 'Add your own columns'"
  • calibre templates now much more powerful: "The templates used in calibre in send to device and save to disk have now beome much ore powerful. They can use conditinal text and functions to transforms the replacement text. Also they now have access t metadata in user defined columns. For details see the tutorials section of the User Manual."
  • Metadata plugboards: Allow you to perform sophisticated transformations on the metadata of a book when exporting it from the calibre library. "For example, you can add the series informtion to the title when sendig books to a device. This functionality is accessed from Preferences->Import/Export->Metadata plugboards"
  • User defined columns are now fully integrated into calibre: "User defined columns can nw be used everywhere. In the content server, Search and Replace, to create ondevice collections, and in the save to disk and send to device templates for creating filenames. In addition, user defined metadata is saved to an read back from EPUB/OPF files."
  • Driver for the jetBook Mini
  • Add tweaks to control which custom columns the content server displays.
  • Bulk downloading of metadata/covers now shows progress and can be canceled
  • New plugin to download covers from douban.com. It is disabled by default and must be enabled via Preferences->Advanced->Plugins->Cover download plugins
  • Add option to change titles to title case in the Bulk metadata edit dialog
  • Add option to bulk metadata edit dialog to force series renumbering to start with a specified value
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix various bugs that could lead to stale files being left in the calbre library when editing title/author metadata on windows
  • Fix various regression in the preprocess and de-hyphenation code that broke conversion of some files, especially PDF ones.
  • Alex driver: Fix books not being placed in sub directories. Send covers. And allow sending of FB2. Closes tickets: 6956 [External link]
  • MOBI Output: Fix bug that could caused left margins in the MOBI file to have twice the size of the left margins in the input document, when viewed on the pathetic Kindle MOBI renderer
  • MOBI Input: Interpret blockquotes as having a left margin of 2em not 1em to reflect recent Amazon practice
  • MOBI Output: Remove transparencies from images. Pathetic Kindle MOBI renderer strikes again
  • Revert removal of inline toc from news downloaded in MOBI format as this makes it unusable with the pathetic Kindle For PC application
  • Content server: Remove special characters from filenames in download links to accomodate broken browsers like the one in the Kindle
  • Conversion pipeline: When rescaling images, dont replace gif image data with jpeg data
  • EPUB Input: Ignore OPF files in the EPUB whose names start with a period
  • RTF Output: Handle a larger set of broken images in the input document. Closes tickets: 7003 [External link]
  • epub-fix: Handle dates before 1900. Closes tickets: 7002 [External link]
  • Welcome wizard: Prevent the user from choosing a non empty folder as her calibre library
  • Automatically enable the Douban metadata download plugins if the user choose chinese as the interface language in the welcome wizard
  • Linux DBUS notifier: Fix causing freezes on some DBUS implementations. Closes tickets: 6969 [External link]
  • Workaround for windows limitation when reading from network sockets. Should fix issues with large files in calibre libraries on network shares. Closes tickets: 3248 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • BBC Sport by limawhiskey
  • Revista Muy Interesante by Jefferson Frantz
  • El Universo - Ecuador and Frederik Pohl's Blog by Darko Miletic
  • Science News by Starson17
  • Various Belgian news sources by Lionel Bergeret
  • Oriental Daily by Larry Chan
  • Rmf24 - Opinie by Tomasz Dlugosz
  • Jerusalem Post - French and Howto Geek by Tony Stegall
  • Improved news sources:
  • Peter Schiff
  • Telegraph UK
  • AJC
  • Boortz
  • Scientific American

New in version 0.7.20 (September 24th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Tweak epub feature: "Now you can conveniently browse the contents of an epub, tweak them and rebuild the epub within your calibre library by right clicking on the book and selecting Tweak ePub. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99875 for details."
  • Add button to Edit metadata dialog to trim borders from the cover
  • Kobo driver: Add support for setting the ReadStatus to Read and correctly deal with empty collections
  • Improved algorithm for removal of hyphens during pre-processing
  • EPUB metadata: Don't read timestamp value from epubs as I am sick of closing bugs about adding books and having the Date not be today.
  • After bulk edit metadata, reselect previously selected books.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.7.19 that broke the By Author and By Title category listing in Stanza/Aldiko feeds.
  • MOBI Output: Fix regression that broke sections list in downloaded periodicals on Kindle for non-english news sources
  • News download: Rationalize cover processing.
  • Cover cache: load images only in the GUI thread to prevent stale files being leftover by set_path due to Windows file locking
  • Database: Make renaming of folders on case change more robust.
  • When adding/replacing files to/in EPUB files, set the GPF bit for all files in the archive, to prevent unzip from complaining in linux.
  • Plugin loading: Handle encoding declarations in .py files correctly
  • MOBI input: Another corner case.
  • IPC: Store results file in the calibre temp dir and also dont die if for some reason removing result file fails. Should make adding/saving more robust
  • Database: Fix regression that caused has_cover to create empty directories unneccessarily
  • Detection of Alex on unix.
  • News download: Don't add inline table of contents when downloading news for the Kindle
  • Add prologue and epilogue to default chapter detection regex
  • Kobo driver: Fix issue where books that are read were getting their status reset to Unread
  • Device drivers: Fix occassional false positive when matching books on device with books in the calibre library
  • Content server: Making serving of large files more efficient.
  • GUI device detection: Handle case when user yanks connected device before device connection handler is called.
  • Strip leading/trailing whitespace when setting metadata using the edit metadata dialog
  • KOBO: Editing the Im_Reading list with SD Card installed fixed
  • New news sources:
  • Neal's Nuze and Popular Science by Tony Stegall
  • Rmf24.pl by Tomasz Dlugosz
  • Gazeta Pomorska by Richard
  • Le Journal de Montreal and superesportes by Luciano Furtado
  • The Marker by Marbs
  • Tagesanzeiger by noxxx
  • Improved news sources:
  • Danas
  • Harvard Business Review

New in version 0.7.19 (September 18th, 2010)

  • New Features
  • The ability to perform search and replace via regular expressions in the Bulk Edit metadata dialog
  • Add an option to have calibre automatically convert straight quotes to curly quotes. Also handles em/en-dashes and ellipses. Found under 'Look & Feel' in the conversion options Closes tickets: 6808
  • Greatly improve sorting performance on large libraries.
  • Drivers for the SONY PRS-350/PRS-650 and the Sovos E-reader
  • Kobo driver: Add management of the I'm Reading list on Kobo via an Im_Reading tag in calibre. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php ?t=98906 for details
  • Conversion pipeline: Add an option to control how hard line breaks are removed during preprocessing. See the Structure Detection section in the conversion options
  • In the Edit metadata dialog, indicate whether the author sort value matches the author value, using a background color
  • Add an option to split the toolbar into two toolbars in Preferences->Interface->Look and Feel
  • EPUB Output: Improved design of the 'jacket' page created by calibre when using the 'Insert metadata at start of book' option
  • PDF Input: Improve line unwrapping, handling of hyphens/dashes and quotes. Also handle more specially encoded non ASCII characters
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix regression in filename shortening that caused loss of filename extension
  • Fix various regressions that could be triggered when using search restrictions and/or multi-sorts and connecting a device
  • Database: Fix possible race condition in windows when changing title/author during move of book files, that could lead to old files not being deleted
  • Conversion pipeline: Don't die if rescaling of image raises an exception, just ignore and continue
  • Database: Update has_cover cache when setting/removing covers so that the search returns correct results. Also fix an exception that could occur when adding books with a db that has been upgraded from very old SQL.
  • Workaround for bug that affects some windows installs causing white backgrounds on default covers to be rendered as yellow
  • Fix handling of non-ASCII chars when rendering series in default EPUB cover
  • Fix --start-in-tray switch displays hidden windows in metacity, xfwm4 and compiz Closes tickets: 6806
  • Conversion pipeline: When setting margins on explicitly set padding to 0 to override and existing padding in the input document
  • CHM Input: Ignore missing image files in the input document Closes tickets: 6773
  • News download: Fix bug that could break some downloads in non ASCII locales
  • TXT Output: When using preserve spaces, output tab characters as a sequence of four non-breaking spaces as some readers dont handle the 09 char code.
  • PDB Input: Fix bug in conversion of TOC in some PML files
  • New news sources
  • taz.de RSS by Alexander Schremmer
  • Brand Eins by Constantin Hofstetter
  • Winnipeg Free Press by buyo
  • Buckmasters in the kitchen, The Walrus Magazine and Kansas City Star by Tony Stegall
  • Europa Sur by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources
  • Harpers (free)
  • Danas
  • Novosti
  • ESPN
  • Taz Digiabo
  • Slate
  • AJC
  • Infobae
  • NSPM

New in version 0.7.18 (September 11th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • All new Preferences dialog, with nicer layout and the ability to restore settings to defaults
  • Add series info when available to generated cover. Also auto-resize the logo on the cover to ensure all text fits Closes tickets: 6724
  • On device column: Now indicates when multiple copies of the same book are present on the device
  • Driver for the Gemei GM2000
  • Extract fb2 files from zip container when adding to calibre. Can be disables by disabling the Archive Extract file type plugin. Closes tickets: 6739
  • Switch to using raster icons for a small speedup in startup time
  • Bug Fixes:
  • On device column: Fix matching bug when multiple books in the library have the same title and author
  • Content server: Use /mobile version for Kindle browser
  • E-book viewer: When adding a bookmark, a default name is generated Closes tickets: 6450
  • Hide visible menus before clearing toolbar. Closes tickets: 6706
  • Batch conversion: Don't overwrite the insert page break before setting Closes tickets: 6729
  • Catalog generation: Fixed improper title display in catalog when title contains ':'. Added 'ondevice' field to CSV/XML catalog output (only with connected device|folder|iTunes). Added optional 'Series' section to generated catalogs with hyperlinks between books and series. Tweaks to catalog formatting.
  • Fix regression when checking database integrity with custom columns introduced in 0.7.17
  • Sending email: Ignore geenric records when trying to resolve domain Closes tickets: 6723
  • Fix a bug where the open state of the splitter was not being saved on shutdown if the splitter had been closed at startup and was opened by dragging the center line
  • MOBI Output: Fix bug generating index when chapter names contained non ASCII characters Closes tickets: 6595
  • PDF Input: Fix handling of more non ascii characters
  • Content server: Triple AJAX timeout for main book list to 30 seconds
  • Use ImageMagick instead of Qt to generate thumbnails when sending covers to device. Should fix corrupted nook covers on some windows installs
  • FB2 Output: Improve creation of sections and fix a couple of bugs that could result in invalid output
  • New news sources:
  • Journal Gazette by cynvision
  • Milenio by bmsleight
  • Winnipeg Free Press by buyo
  • Buckmasters in the kitchen, The Walrus Magazine and Kansas City Star by Tony Stegall
  • Europa Sur by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • El Pais
  • La Jornada
  • nrcnext
  • WSJ (free)

New in version 0.7.17 (September 4th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Content server: Show custom column data in the book listing
  • Add preference to automatically set a tag when adding books (Preferences->General)
  • Add a tweak to create compound search terms. Show error message in tooltip when user inputs an invalid search query.
  • Managing multiple libraries: Allow renaming/deleting libraries from the Choose library menu
  • Searching on series index is now possible. See the User Manual for details.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.7.16 that broke conversion of HTML files with preprocess turned on
  • MOBI Output: When converting an input document that specifies an inline TOC in the but not in the , add it correctly. Fixes #6661 (Conversion to MOBI fails to create TOC) Closes tickets: 6661
  • JetBook driver: Only use JetBook naming scheme for txt, pdf and fb2 files. Closes tickets: 6638
  • Copy to library action now respects merge preferences Closes tickets: 6641
  • Fix bug in email sending when using an SSL connection
  • Kobo driver: Fix bug that prevented metadata caching from working correctly Closes tickets: 6015
  • Fix regression in 0.7.16 that caused calibre to forget its preferences on each restart for new installs on linux
  • News downloads: Cut off long downloaded from URLs Closes tickets: 6649
  • New news sources:
  • HOY by Fco Javier Nieto
  • Milenio by bmsleight
  • Winnipeg Free Press by buyo
  • Field and stream blog, West Hawaii Today, Marietta Daily Journal by Tony Stegall
  • Europa Sur by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • La Jornada
  • Slate

New in version 0.7.16 (August 27th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Driver for the Kindle 3
  • Users can now customize what actions appear in the toolbar and context menus via Preferences->Interface->Toolbars
  • Draw a thin broder around the cover in the edit metadata dialog.
  • Closes tickets: 6605
  • Create (almost) all temporary files in a subdirectory so as not to clutter up temp directory
  • FB2 Output: Add option to try to generate FB2 sections from the TOC. This may or may not work, depending on the file, so use with care.
  • Add an option to remove all tags from selected books in the bulk metadata editor.
  • Add a tweak to control how the dates in the Date column are formatted.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.7.15 that broke the Similar books action and the add books to library from device action
  • Closes tickets: 6630 , 6576
  • Add ZIP and RAR to the input format order preferences.
  • Closes tickets: 5879
  • Update podofo in all binary builds to 0.8.2. Should fix bug where setting metadata in some PDF files would cause file truncation.
  • Add/remove header wizard: When running on PDF input, replace non breaking spaces with normal spaces, since it is hard to write regexps to match non breaking spaces with the regex builder wizard.
  • Fix crash is user tries to switch libraries whiel a device is being detected
  • Closes tickets: 6589
  • Title sort now ignores leading quite character. Only applies to newly added books.
  • Closes tickets: 6594
  • Conversion pipeline: Don't fail if parsing extra css raises an exception. Instead just ignore it.
  • SONY driver: Use the tz field (available in newer readers) to set timestamps correctly, when available.
  • Shortening file paths: Handle the case of very long filenames with periods in them.
  • Closes tickets: 6566
  • New news sources:
  • The TMZ and Atlanta Journal Constitution by Tony Stegall
  • Consumerist and Gawker Media by Trickery
  • Improved news sources:
  • National Review Online

New in version 0.7.15 (August 21st, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Multiple library support: Various improvements to make using multiple calibre libraries easier.
  • Content server: Allow setting a restriction so that the server shares only some of the books in the library.
  • Speed up metadata editing. Small speed up for single book editing and major speedup for bulk editing. Closes tickets: 6472
  • Drivers for the Kogan and Spectra e-book readers and the Samsung Captivate
  • Allow calibredb to manage saved searches stored in the library.
  • Add a tweak to automatically connect to a folder on startup. Accessible via Preferences->Advanced->Tweaks
  • You can specify a restriction based on a saved search to be applied on calibre startup
  • All actions in toolbar/context menus have been refactored to become plugins
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Content server: Fix Saved Search and User Category handling in the OPDS feeds. Closes tickets: 6549 , 6551
  • Fix regression that broke reading covers from CBR files
  • Fix regression in 0.7.13 that broke Comic Input when image output format was set to JPEG
  • Fix Comic Input default settings not being used when bulk converting comics
  • SONY driver: Fix series order being lost when metadata management is set to manual
  • Fix behavior of Tag Browser and search restictions when switching libraries Closes tickets: 6511
  • Do not allow the user to override the default tweaks or the hyphenate javascript. Also if a file is not found, do not use the user location as the default base. Closes tickets: 6524
  • Catalog generation: Changed default regex for genre tags to allow punctuation within genre tags.
  • Linux environment: Use a temporary dir as the config directory if write access to the normal config directory is unavailable. Can be overriden by using the CALIBRE_CONFIG_DIRECTORY environment variable
  • Jobs window now remebers its size and can be launched by a keyboard shortcut (Alt+Shift+J) Closes tickets: 6505
  • Fixing regression that broke clicking on links in the Book Details window Closes tickets: 6509
  • Parallel job management: Do not allow new jobs to start when all cores are used.
  • Fix a bug that could cause the jobs window to show details for the wrong job Closes tickets: 6130
  • Workaround for PyQt4/util-linux conflict on gentoo
  • New news sources:
  • La Jornada by rogliedoh
  • Futurismic by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources
  • GoComics

New in version 0.7.14 (August 14th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Device drivers for the: Teclast K-5, Samsung SNE-60 and Samsung i7500
  • When showing cover browser in a separate window, remember the last used window size
  • Add keyboard shortcuts to show/hide the Tag Browser, Book details and Cover Browser panels. Hover your mouse over the buttons that toggle them to see the shortcuts.
  • Calibre library: When the case of title or author is changed, automatically rename the folders to reflect the new case, even on case insensitive filesystems
  • Metadata download: If downloaded title or author is all upper case, automatically fix the case
  • Add method to add books by ISBN. Click the arrow next to Add Books to add from a list of ISBNs. Closes tickets: 6327 [External link]
  • Allow editing of tweaks via Preferences->Advanced
  • Add button to the manage authors dialog to automatically reset all author sort values
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.7.13 that broke changing libraries
  • MOBI Output: When processing an input document that specifies non-existant files in the OPF guide, don't crash. Closes tickets: 6490 [External link]
  • E-book viewer: When opening consecutive documents in the same viewer, show the correct title in the titlebar
  • Set screen size to 540x718 in Kobo output profile
  • Dont allow calibredb to create custom columns with invalid labels. Closes tickets: 6487 [External link]
  • Fix preference to 'search as you type' not working
  • iTunes driver: Fixed bug in PDF file name searching after adding to iTunes database (Windows only)
  • Displaying HTML comments: Do not start a new paragraph at the period in words like Ph.D. Closes tickets: 6462 [External link]
  • Respect restriction in effect when refreshing book list
  • Fix drives being reversed for softrooted nook
  • New news sources:
  • Yahoo News, Skeptical Enquirer and Skeptic by Startson17
  • Bolivian newspapers by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Esquire
  • Big Oven
  • NSPM

New in version 0.7.13 (August 7th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Add a button to the edit metadata dialog to generate a cover based on the book metadata Closes tickets: 5959
  • When using series or title in a save template to generate a file path, remove leading prepositions. This behavior can be controlled via a tweak.
  • News download: When downloading news for the Kindle, do not add date to the title, to allow the Kindle's periodical archiving to work. Closes tickets: 6411
  • Content Server OPDS feeds: Grouping of items by first alphabet is now case-insensitive.
  • Do not allow the user to use save to disk to save files into the calibre library Closes tickets: 6392
  • Switch to a new C based API for using ImageMagick. More robust and a minor speedup when doing image manipulations
  • Move cover downloading to a plugin based API. You can now add new cover sources to calibre using plugins.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Content server OPDS feeds: Handle the case when the author field is blank Closes tickets: 6371
  • TXT Input: Strip out illegal chars from txt files. Closes tickets: 6335
  • Save to disk/send to device templates: Always render {series_index} as an empty string when the book has no series. Closes tickets: 6409
  • PD Novel driver: Remove covers when deleting books
  • New news sources:
  • Snopes by Startson17
  • dr.dk and Balkan Insight by Darko Miletic
  • Folha de Sao Paulo by Saverio Palmieri Neto
  • Improved news sources:
  • Honolulu Star Advertiser
  • Nature News
  • Associated Press
  • Scientific American
  • New Scientist

New in version 0.7.12 (July 31st, 2010)

  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a typo that caused a harmless error message after setting preferences
  • Linux build system: No longer search for poppler-qt4 libraries as they are not needed

New in version 0.7.10 (July 23rd, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Allow user customization of static resources such as icons and templates
  • "You can now change the icons used in the User Interface and other static resources. Details on how to do this are at: http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual/customize.html#overriding-icons-templates-etcetera"
  • Split the 'Send to device' button into two buttons, 'Connect/share' and 'Send to device'. The new 'Send to device' button will now only be available when a device is connected.
  • Store column layout, saved searches and user categories seprately per calibre library. This makes it possible to easily switch between libraries with different custom column setups
  • See the last modofied date for each format in the edit metadata dialog via a tooltip
  • Closes tickets: 6252
  • PD Novel driver: Add support for uploading cover thumbnails to device
  • More sophisticated metadata extraction from HTML files
  • Closes tickets: 6223
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix problems with a few windows installs caused by the upgrade to Qt 4.6.3 in the previous release. These would manifest as a not working Add Books button, or deletes not actually deleting files, etc.
  • Restore configurability of toolbar, which was temporarily removed in 0.7.9. You can once again set icon size via Preferences->Interface
  • Fix regression in iTunes driver in 0.7.9 when sending series info
  • Search: Fix parsing of search terms that contain a word that starts with 'and' or 'or' and is not the first word
  • When merging records also merge metadata in custom columns
  • Closes tickets: 6120
  • When scrolling to show a particular row, handle the case when the first column is a custom column
  • Closes tickets: 6176
  • Fix SD card detection for The Augen Book
  • Closes tickets: 6224
  • CHM Input: Fix a couple of bugs that could cause crashes
  • Closes tickets: 6240
  • Conversion pipeline: Handle zero width elements with non zero indents gracefully
  • Closes tickets: 6230
  • New news sources:
  • daum.net by trustin
  • MIT Technology Review, Alternet, Waco Tribune Herald and Orlando Sentinel by rty
  • Improved news sources:
  • The BBC
  • heise

New in version 0.7.9 (July 19th, 2010)

  • New unified toolbar "A new unified toolbar combines the old toolbar and device display, to save space. Now when a device is connected, buttons are created in the unified toolbar for the device and its storage cards. Click the arrow next to the button to eject the device."
  • Device drivers: Add option to allow calibre to automatically manage metadata on the device in Preferences->Add/Save->Sending to device
  • BibTeX output for catalogs. The list of books in calibre can now also be output as a .bib file
  • A new toolbar button to choose/create different calibre libraries. Be careful using it if you also use custom columns.
  • Support for the MiBuk
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI metadata: Replace HTML entities in the title read from the MOBI file
  • Conversion pipeline: Handle elements with percentage sizes that are children of zero size parents correctly. Closes tickets: 6155
  • Fix regression that made LRF conversion less robust Closes tickets: 6180
  • FB2 Input: Handle embedded images correctly, so that EPUB generated from FB2 works with Adobe Digital Editions. Closes tickets: 6183
  • Fix regression that prevented old news from being deleted in the calibre library if calibre is never kept running for more than an hour
  • RTF Input: Fix handling of text align and superscript/subscripts Closes tickets: 3644 , 5060
  • Fix long series or publisher names causing convert dialog to become too wide
  • SONY driver: Fix handling of invalid XML databases with null bytes Closes tickets: 6165
  • iTunes driver: Better series_index sorting
  • Improved editing of dates for custom columns
  • Linux USB scanner: Don't fail to start calibre if SYFS is not present. Instead simply fail to detect devices Closes tickets: 6156
  • Android driver: Show books on device if Aldiko is being used Closes tickets: 6100
  • Upgrade to Qt 4.6.3 in all binary builds to ensure proper rendering of the new toolbar icons
  • Fix handling of entities in epub files by the epub-fix command Closes tickets: 6136
  • New news sources:
  • EL Pain Impresso by Darko Miletic
  • MIT Technology Review, Alternet, Waco Tribune Herald and Orlando Sentinel by rty
  • Improved news sources:
  • Google Reader

New in version 0.7.8 (July 10th, 2010)

  • New Features
  • New tool to help prepare EPUBs for publication "calibre now contains a new command line tool called epub-fix that can automatically fix common problems in EPUB files that cause them to be rejected by poorly designed publishing services. The tool is plugin based for extensible functionality in the future. Currently, it can fix unmanifested files and workaround the date and svg preserveaspectratio bugs of epubcheck."
  • New icons for the toolbar buttons by Kamil Tatara
  • Display rating (when available) in cover browser
  • Clicking on the central cover int the cover browser now opens that book in the viewer
  • Use the status bar instead of the area to the right of the location view to display status information
  • Driver for the Pandigital Novel e-book reader
  • Bug Fixes
  • News download: Don not specify a font family for article descriptions
  • News download: Fix regression introduced in 0.7.0 that broke download of some embedded content feeds
  • MOBI Output: Partial support for nested superscript and subscripts. Closes tickets: 6132
  • CHM Input: Fix handling of buggy CHM files with no .hhc Closes tickets: 6087
  • EPUB Input: Fix bug in unzipping EPUB files that have been zipped in depth first order. Closes tickets: 6127
  • TXT Input: Convert HTML entities to characters. Closes tickets: 6114
  • LRF Input: Handle LRF files with random null bytes in the text Closes tickets: 6097
  • Kobo driver: Fix detection of txt/html files on the device
  • Fix opening of books when calibre library is on an unmapped network share in windows
  • SONY driver: Only update the timestamp in the XML db for newly added books
  • Cover browser: Fix rendering of center cover when width of cover browser is less than the width of a single cover
  • Cover browser: Correct fix for setPixel out of bounds warning causing UI slowdown in calibre
  • New news sources
  • evz.ro by Darko Miletic
  • Anchorage Daily News, China Economic Net, BBC Chinese and Singtao Daily by rty
  • Big Oven by Starson17
  • Improved news sources
  • Haaretz
  • Editor and Publisher
  • Estadao

New in version 0.7.7 (July 6th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Support for the Nokia E52
  • Searching on the size column
  • iTunes driver: Add option to disable cover fetching for speeding up the fetching of large book collections
  • Bug Fixes:
  • SONY driver: Only update metadata when books are sent to device.
  • TXT Input: Ensure the generated html is splittable. Closes tickets: 5904 [External link]
  • Fix infinite loop in default cover generation.. Closes tickets: 6061 [External link]
  • HTML Input: Fix a parsing bug that was triggered in rare conditions. Closes tickets: 6064 [External link]
  • HTML2Zip plugin: Do not replace ligatures. Closes tickets: 6019 [External link]
  • iTunes driver: Fix transmission of non integral series numbers. Closes tickets: 6046 [External link]
  • Simplify implementation of cover caching and ensure cover browser is updated when covers are changed
  • PDF metadata: Fix last character corrupted when setting metadata in encrypted files.
  • PDF metadata: Update the version of PoDoFo used to set metadata to 0.8.1. Hopefully that means more PDF files will work
  • Device drivers: Speedup for dumping metadata cache to devices on Windows XP
  • EPUB Output: Ensure that language setting is conformant to the specs
  • MOBI Output: Fix a memory leak and a crash in the palmdoc compression routine
  • Metadata download: Fix a regression that resulted in a failed download for some books
  • New news sources:
  • Foreign Policy and Alo! by Darko Miletic
  • Statesman and ifzm by rty
  • Improved news sources:
  • Akter
  • The Old New Thing

New in version 0.7.6 (June 28th, 2010)

  • New Features
  • Add support for the new firmware of the Azbooka
  • Closes tickets: 5994
  • A few speedups for calibre startup, should add up to a few seconds of startup time on slower machines
  • Support for the Sweem MM300
  • Add keyboard shorcut for Download metadata and covers
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix regression in 0.7.5 that broke conversion of malformed HTML files (like those Microsoft Word outputs)
  • Closes tickets: 5991
  • Don't download tags from librarything, as the tagging there is not very good
  • Add mimetype for FB2 so that it can be served by the content server
  • Closes tickets: 6011
  • Ensure cover is not resized to less than the available space in the Edit Meta Information dialog
  • Closes tickets: 6001
  • SONY driver: Only update collections when sending book to device for the first time
  • calibre should now work on windows when the location for the library contains non-ascii characters
  • Closes tickets: 5983
  • Cover browser once again distorts instead of cropping covers that have an incorrect aspect ratio
  • ISBNDb metadata plugin: Fix bug causing only first page of results to be fetched
  • Move iTunes driver to the bottom so that it doesn't interfere with device detection for people that have iphones and an ereader plugged in
  • New news sources
  • Winnipeg Sun by rty
  • Improved news sources
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Hindu
  • Times of India
  • New York Times

New in version 0.7.5 (June 26th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • New driver for the Kobo featuring closer integration with the device.
  • Support for the Dell Streak, Eken Android tablet and the Astak Mentor EB600
  • New series type custom column
  • Add option in Send to device menu to connect to iTunes without any iDevice (experimental)
  • iPad driver: Make setting iTunes Category from series optional. News download now optimizations for iPad output.
  • Add option to disable book cover animation Closes tickets: 5909
  • Edit meta information dialog: Remember last used size and splitter position. Closes tickets: 5908
  • Metadata download: If any results have a published date, ensure they all do
  • SONY driver: Add a preference setting in Preferences->Add/Save->Send to device to control how colelctions are managed on the device by calibre
  • Metadata download: Filter out non book results. Also sort results by availability of covers for the isbn Closes tickets: 5946
  • Bulk editing for device collections in the device view via the context menu
  • Bug Fixes:
  • When converting books using the calibre GUI, set the language of the output book to be the same as the language of the User Interface, instead of undefined. Fixes use of dictionary in iBooks
  • PDF Output: Fix setting top/bottom margnis has no effect
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix typo causing remove footer regex to always fail
  • Handle device being yanked with queued device jobs gracefully
  • Conversion pipeline: Handle deeply nested XML structures Closes tickets: 5931
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix handling of lists with a specified left margin Closes tickets: 5877
  • Restore workaround for ADE buggy rendering of anchors as links. However, make it overridable by extra CSS
  • Fix LibraryThing metadata download plugin
  • Fix multiple ratings displayed in Tag Browser for some legacy databases
  • Fix invocation of postprocess file type plugins plugins
  • HTML Input: Handle @import directives in linked css files. Closes tickets: 5135
  • HTML Input: Handle absolute paths in resource links on windows correctly. Closes tickets: 3031
  • E-book viewer: Handle font-face rules specify multiple families to be substituted
  • Cover browser: Set aspect ratio of covers to 3:4 instead of 2:3. Crop rather than distort covers whoose aspect ratio is different from this. Antialias the rendering of the central cover
  • Reset Tag browser if the text in the search box is edited
  • Fix detection of SD card in Samsung Galaxy windows driver
  • New news sources:
  • L'Osservatore Romano by Darko Miletic
  • China Press, London Free Press, People Daily by rty
  • Improved news sources:
  • Zaobao
  • New Scientist
  • National Post
  • London review of books

New in version 0.7.4 (June 21st, 2010)

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix regression in 0.7.3 that broke creating custom columns of rating or text types
  • Fix cover browser breaking if you click on a book in the book list while cover browser is animated
  • Fix a bug that could be triggered with the new book details pane if a book has a zero size cover
  • Closes tickets: 5889 [External link]
  • SONY driver: Fix bug preventing the editing of collections in the device view
  • New news sources
  • Auto Prove by Gabriele Marini
  • Forbes India, Maximum PC, Today Online by rty
  • Improved news sources
  • WSJ
  • Psychology Today

New in version 0.7.3 (June 18th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • The Tag Browser now display an average rating for each item
  • " The icons of each individual item in the Tag Browser are now partially colored to indicate the average rating of all books belonging to that category. For example, the icon next to each author is partially colored based on the averagerating of all books by that author in your calibre library. You can also hover your mouse over the item to see the average rating in a tooltip. Can be turned off via Preferences->Interface "
  • Editable author sort for each author
  • "calibre has always allowed you to specify the author sort for each bookin your collection. Now you can also specify the way the name of each individual author should be sorted. This is used to display the list of authors in the Tag Browser and OPDS feeds in the Content Server"
  • When downloading metadata, also get series information from librarything.com
  • Closes tickets: 5148
  • Redesign of the Book Details pane
  • "The Book details pane now display covers with animation. Also instead of showing the full path to the book, you now have clickable links to open the containing folder or individual formats. The path information is still accessible via a tooltip"
  • New User Interface layouts
  • "calibre now has two user interface layouts selectable from Preferences->Interface. The 'wide' layout has the book details pane on the side and the 'narrow' layout has it on the bottom. The default layout is now wide."
  • You can now add books directly from the device to the calibre library by right clicking on the books in the device views
  • iPad driver: Create category from series preferentially, also handle series sorting
  • SONY driver: Add an option to use author_sort instead of author when sending to device
  • Hitting Enter in the search box now causes the search to be re-run
  • Closes tickets: 5856
  • Boox driver: Make destination directory for books customizable
  • Add plugin to download metadata from douban.com. Disabled by default.
  • OS X/linux driver for PocketBook 301
  • Support for the Samsung Galaxy and Sigmatek EBK52
  • On startup do not focus the search bar. Instead you can acces the search bar easily by pressing the / key or the standard search keyboard shortcut for your operating system
  • Bug Fixes:
  • iPad driver: Various bug fixes
  • Kobo Output profile: Adjust the screen dimensions when converting comics
  • Fix using Preferences when a device is connected causes items in device menu to be disabled
  • CHM Input: Skip files whoose names are too long for windows
  • Brighten up calibre icon on dark backgrounds
  • Ignore 'Unknown' in title/autors when downloading metadata
  • Closes tickets: 5633
  • Fix regression that broke various entries in the menus - Preferences, Open containing folder and Edit metadata individually
  • EPUB metadata: Handle comma separated entries in tags correctly
  • Closes tickets: 5855
  • MOBI Output: Fix underlines not being rendered
  • Closes tickets: 5830
  • EPUB Output: Remove workaround for old versions of Adobe Digital Editions' faulty rendering of links in html. calibre no longer forces links to be blue and underlined
  • Fix a bug that could cause the show pane buttons to not show hidden panes
  • Fix Tag Editor does not reflect recently changed data in Tag Catagory Text Box
  • Closes tickets: 5809
  • Content server: Fix sorting of books by authors instead of author_sort in the main and mobile views
  • Cover cache: Resize covers larger than 600x800 in the cover cache to reduce memory consumption in the GUI
  • EPUB Output: Default cover is generated is now generated as a JPEG instead of PNG32, reducing size by an order of magnitude.
  • Closes tickets: 5810
  • Cover Browser: Scale text size with height of cover browser. Only show a reflection of half the cover. Also restore rendering quality after regression in 0.7.1
  • Closes tickets: 5808
  • Book list: Do not let the default layout have any column wider than 350 pixels
  • New news sources:
  • Akter by Darko Miletic
  • Thai Rath and The Nation (Thailand) by Anat Ruangrassamee
  • Improved news sources:
  • Wall Street Journal
  • New York Times
  • Slashdot
  • Publico
  • Danas

New in version 0.7.2 (June 12th, 2010)

  • New Features
  • The Cover Browser can now be freely resized. "You can now resize the Cover Browser just like the other areas of the user interface by dragging the edge. The Cover Browser now also emphasizes the cetral book cover, making it larger than the others. Also on widescreen monitors the cover browser is now automatically placed to the side of the book list instead of below it."
  • Added tweak to control how titles and series names are sorted
  • Clicking on row numbers no longer open the viewer. Instead you have to double click
  • Bug Fixes
  • SONY driver: The regression causing slow perfomance has been corrected. Various bug fixes to deal with corner cases
  • iPad driver: Various bugfixes, should now work much more seamlessly.
  • Fix regression causing calibre to not start if the library path is invalid, because say a drive has been removed Closes tickets: 5787
  • Fix regression in 0.7.1 that broke searching in the e-book viewers and for news sources
  • Fix regressions that caused the Publisher to change when updating Series and floating point custom columns to be rounded to integers. Closes tickets: 5788
  • Fix regression that broke check database integrity in the presence of custom coulmns or user categories Closes tickets: 5779
  • Fix regresison that broke the Email to submenu in the send to device menu
  • Fix Tag browser re-opening closed tree after editing metadata Closes tickets: 5744
  • Conversion pipeline: Handle missing/obsolete input/output profiles gracefully
  • Fix Adding/Deleting Search does not refresh Left Pane Correctly Closes tickets: 5751
  • Content server: Fix serving of CBZ/CBR files to stanza
  • New news sources
  • Repantes, Haaretz by Darko Miletic
  • CBC Canada by rty
  • Improved news sources
  • The Sun
  • The Economist
  • Boston Globe
  • Honolulu Star Advertiser
  • SMH
  • Sueddeutsche
  • Our Daily Bread

New in version 0.7.1 (June 7th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Content server: Add option to control category groupiong in OPDS feeds
  • Make the book details pane occupy the full lower part of the window
  • Add true and false searches for date based columns Closes tickets: 5717
  • Bug Fixes:
  • iPad driver: Various bug fixes.
  • SONY driver: Fix Launcher partition being detected as storage card in linux
  • Fix news downloading breaking on windows systems with local encoding other than UTF-8.
  • SONY driver: Fix problem caused by null titles
  • Make the new splash screen not always stay on top Closes tickets: 5700
  • When setting an image with transparent pixels as the book cover, overlay it on a white background first. Fixes transparent covers getting random backgrounds.
  • Content server: Fix stanza integration when entering the server URL my hand
  • Improved news sources:
  • Gizmodo
  • Vreme

New in version 0.7.0 (June 5th, 2010)

  • User Interface improvements The best way to see the user interface improvement is watch the video linked to above. For those of you that cannot, here's a short description.
You can now add your own columns to the book list, via
  • Preferences->Interface (the plus button).
  • You can add your own ratings, yes/no, tags, date, etc. columns and have them appear in the booklist. The contents of these columns can be edited just like a builtin column, by either double clicking on individual entries or using the Edit meta information button.

  • You can freely resize the Tag Browser and Book Details pane and easily show/hide columns by right clicking on their headers. You can also re-arrange columns by dragging their headers.
You can show/hide categories in the Tag Browser by right clicking on them and add your own categories for quick access, by clicking the Manage user categories button.
  • You can also edit entries in the Tag Browser by right clicking on them. This will change their value for all book. For example, if you change the name of an author, this change will appear in the metadata of all the books by that author. 

  • You can Save you frequently used searches and bring them up with a single click in the Tag Browser.
  • You can also use the saved searches to restrict what is shown in calibre. This will restrict the book list as well as the Tag Browser. In effect, you have temporarily reduced you calibre collection to only the books matching the search
. You can now merge book records and have calibre automatically merge the metadata and formats into a single entry for you. Accessed via the arrow next to the edit meta information button
  • .
You can now use regular expression when searching and also relational operators like date:>yesterday.
calibre can now optionally download tags/reviews/rating from amazon.com

  • Device driver improvements calibre now shows a "On Device" column in the main Library view when you connect a supported device. This column can be used to see at a glance what books in your library are also on the device.
  • There is a complementary "In Library" column in the device views that shows what books on the device are in your library. Since you can sort and search on these columns, it becomes very easy to quickly see what books are on the device. For example, the search "not ondevice:main and not ondevice:card" will show you all the books in your library that are not on the device. This feature works best with books you send to the device from calibre 0.7 onwards. 
calibre caches the metadata of all books on the device. This means that when you re-connect the device creating the list of books on the device will be very fast. Especially if you have a number of large ODF files on your device, this will make a huge difference in the time that calibre takes to connect to the device and display the list of books. 
Users can now specify the folder structure and file name of files placed on the device when using the Send to Device action. This is useful for those devices that allow browsing of the on device folder structure. Customization is available via Preferences->Add/Save->Sending to device and can also be overridden on a per device basis from Preferences->Plugins->Device Interface plugins. 

  • Performance improvements If you have a large library with thousand of books or more, you will notice significant performance gains in starting up calibre and doing common editing tasks like changing metadata, compared to 0.6.0. In addition, thanks to the device caching described above, connecting to devices should become much faster if you have large collections on your device. 
The download of news has been speeded up as well (as of 0.6.27) by making it truly multi-threaded.

  • Improvements in the conversion and metadata engines The conversion engine now supports unicode characters in RTF Input documents and auto-converts ligatures for PDF input documents.
calibre can now set metadata in DRMed Topaz and MOBI files.
When generating EPUB files, calibre now creates SVG based covers, that automatically stretch to fill up the available screen real estate on the device used to read them.
calibre can now convert CHM files.

  • Creation of catalogs You can now easily generate a catalog of all books in your calibre library by clicking the arrow next to the convert button. The catalog can be in one of several formats: XML, CSV, EPUB and MOBI, with scope for future formats via plugins. If you generate the catalog in an e-book format, it will be automatically sent to your e-book reader the next time you connect it, allowing you to easily browse your collection on the reader itself.

  • E-book viewer improvements The e-book viewer now has builtin dictionary lookup. Just select a aword and right click to look it up using the dictionary servers at dict.org
The viewer now supports SVG embedded in XHTML when viewing EPUB files.

  • USB syncing with the iPad calibre now has an experimental driver for the iPad. If you connect the iPad to your computer with calibre running, it should be detected and you can send books directly to iBooks on the iPad with calibre.
  • The driver works by using iTunes in the background, so you also need to have iTunes installed and your iPad setup in it. And ofcourse, you can browse you calibre collection wirelessly on the iPad with the calibre content server. For details see the FAQ. 

  • Incompatible changes 0.7 drops support for the un-upgraded SONY PRS 500. In addition all the SONY drivers have been combined into a single driver, so if you previously customized a SONY driver, you will have to redo the customization. Also note that, calibre turns tags into collections, so it will create new collections for existing books on your reader, if they have tags but don't already have collections on the device.
  • You can turn off this behavior by going to Preferences->Plugins->Device Interface plugins and customizing the SONY plugin.
The database schema of the calibre library has changed to support custom columns. While effort has been spent to try to ensure backwards-compatibility, you may have problems going back to an 0.6.x release after upgrading to 0.7, so avoid this, if possible.


New in version 0.6.55 (May 29th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Support for the Nokia E71X
  • EPUB Output: Generate a default one entry TOC if no TOC is present. This allows the EPUB to pass epubcheck and work on the Kobo
  • Kobo driver: Add support for storage card
  • PDF Output: Improved cover and comic handling
  • EPUB metadata: When setting authors, always move the new dc:creator element to the top so broken implementations don't get confused
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Make the HTML shown in the regex builder closer to that actually processed by the conversion pipeline.
  • Closes tickets: 5549 [External link]
  • Fix tab ordering in Bulk edit meta information dialog
  • Closes tickets: 5624 [External link]
  • EPUB Input: Ignore __MACOSX directories inside the EPUB file
  • EPUB Input: Raise an appropriate error for DTBook EPUB files
  • EPUB Output: Use correct SVG code when not preserving aspect ratio for covers
  • Use PNP drive number based sorting on windows when the device has identical main memory and card ids
  • New news sources:
  • Infomotori by Gabriele Marini
  • Las Vegas Review by Joel
  • Troitskiy variant by Vadim Dyadkin
  • American Thinker by Walt Anthony
  • The Observer by jbambridge
  • Improved news sources:
  • The BBC
  • The New York Times
  • Wired
  • Corriere della Serra
  • Leggo
  • darknet
  • Freakonomics Blog

New in version 0.6.54 (May 22nd, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • EPUB Output: Add option to toggle preserving the aspect ratio of the cover. "By default calibre creates an SVG based cover that scales with the screen size of the reader used to view it. Previosuly this scaling was limited to preserve the aspect ratio of the image. This would often result in white borders at the sides or top and bottom of the image. No, by default, calibre will setup the cover to not preserve aspect ratio, doing away with the white borders. The downside is that if the aspect ratio of the cover is very different from the reader, it will look distorted. The old behavior can be restored via Preferences->Conversion->EPUB Output."
  • Conversion pipeline: calibre will now automatically replace all ligatures in the input document. "Conversion pipeline: calibre will now automatically replace all ligatures in the input document with the normal character sequence they are meant to represent. This is because most readers lack the font support to display ligatures. This can be turned off via an option under Look & Feel, in the Conversion settings."
  • Support for the iPapyrus and Newsmy readers and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10
  • PDF Output: Set the first page to the cover. Closes tickets: 5581
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion pipeline: Handle input documents with no text. Allows conversion of MOBI files tha are only a sequence of images. Closes tickets: 5554
  • Fix text justification control not working with translated version of calibre Closes tickets: 5551
  • HTML Input: Encoding detection fixed for tags that have newlines in their content attributes Closes tickets: 5567
  • EPUB Input: Handle malformed UUID in EPUB with obfuscated fonts. Closes tickets: 5552
  • Don't resort when editing columns in the main GUI
  • Fix regression in Kobo driver that caused it to only detect books in the root directory of the device
  • New news sources:
  • La Stampa and Libero by Gabriele Marini
  • Der Tagesspiegel by ipaschke
  • EMG and Agro Gerilla by Darko Miletic
  • American Prospect, FactCheck and PolitiFact by Michael Heinz
  • Improved news sources:
  • Times Online
  • The Atlantic
  • Il Messagero
  • Leggo
  • Instapaper
  • New York Review of Books
  • NIN Online

New in version 0.6.53 (May 17th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Clean up GUI initialization and add support for restoring corrupted databases automatically
  • Make proxy detection more robust on windows and OS X. calibre now queries OS X Network Settigns if no environment variables are set. Also handle proxies with a trailing slash correctly
  • Add EPUB advanced formatting demo to User Manual
  • Support for the Booq Avant, Azbooka and the Samsung GT-I5700
  • Backwards search in the E-book viewer
  • calibredb: Add ability to create empty books in the database. Closes tickets: 5504
  • Conversion pipeline: Support for the :first-letter pseudo selector
  • Interpret a Keyboard interrupt (Ctrl+C) as a request to quit the main GUI
  • CBC Input: Handle comics.txt encoded in UTF-16 with a BOM
  • Bug Fixes:
  • HTML Input: Fix silly bug in case sensitivity detection
  • Kobo driver: Show all sideloaded content on the device. Closes tickets: 5492
  • EPUB metadata: Fix bug with relative apths in encryption detection when reading cover Closes tickets: 5471
  • E-book viewer: Fix next page scrolling when current document is just a little more than a screenfull. Also use a more robust method to insert blank space at the end of the document when the last screenfull is partially empty.
  • EPUB metadata: Allow deletion of series/tags/isbn from EPUB files when Saving to Disk Closes tickets: 5518
  • Fix regression that caused temporary blank line at the bottom of the books list when adding duplicates Closes tickets: 5500
  • Add icon for RTF Closes tickets: 5503
  • Amazon metadata: If ISBN is not found, don't report an error message. Closes tickets: 5501
  • EPUB Input: Fix typo that caused incorrect processing of EPUB files with more than one identifier element and encrypted fonts
  • Fix bug that caused send to device to send multiple copies to the device if you had previously used Prefrences
  • Linux prs 500 udev rule: Use SUBSYSTEMS instead of the deprecated BUS
  • PML2PMLZ plugin: Actually compress the PML file stored in the PMLZ archive Closes tickets: 5511
  • SONY drivers: Fix regression that broke collection ordering by series when sending to device. And fix another rare error condition. Closes tickets: 5487
  • CHM Input: Regression that broke CHM conversion on OS X. Closes tickets: 5483
  • Fix PDB created in Dropbook not convertable by Calibre Closes tickets: 5441
  • New news sources:
  • APCOM, Leggo (it), Ansa and Punto Informatico by Gabriele Marini
  • Scinexx.de by JSuer
  • Various Russian news sources by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • The Nation
  • Physics World
  • Discover Magazine

New in version 0.6.52 (May 7th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Support for the Kobo Reader and the HTC Desire
  • PDB Input: Add support for PDB files created with incorrect encodings
  • EPUB Output: Make the file size splitting algorithm more intelligent. If a split results in a tree that is very small, choose another split point.
  • Add an entry to the Fetch News menu to fetch all scheduled news. Closes tickets: 5436 [External link]
  • MOBI Output: When inserting metadata, hide the searchable version of the tags (append with ttt). They are still searchable, but not visible.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • HTML Input: Handle case sensitive file systems on OS X. Closes tickets: 5083 [External link]
  • EPUB Output: When rescaling PNG images, write out the rescaled data in PNG format as ADE cannot handle JPEG data in a PNG file
  • SONY drivers: Fix corner case that could cause errors when transferring books with series to the device.. Closes tickets: 5431 [External link]
  • Allow users to set the content server port to < 1025 (system ports) with a warning.. Closes tickets: 5470 [External link]
  • Don't popup an error message when adding books if the cover is not a valid image
  • SONY drivers: Fix bug that prevented detection SD cards that had the Sony Reader/database folders, but no cache.xml
  • EPUB Input: Handle invalid EPUB files that have manifest entries pointing to non existent files. Closes tickets: 5444 [External link]
  • Fix the get cover/metadata from specific format buttons when the user has chosen to read metadata only from filenames. Closes tickets: 5445 [External link]
  • Conversion pipeline: More robust conversion of HTML tags to text when detecting structure
  • Fix 'Open containing folder' does not work if the path name contains '#'. Closes tickets: 5424 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • The Old New Thing, Berlingske, ABC, Ultima Hora, China Daily, Dani by Darko Miletic
  • Arbetaren, Ekot and Fria Tidningen by Joakim Lindskog
  • Il Messaggero, Il Giornale and ADN Kronos by Gabriele Marini
  • Onion AV Club by Stephen Williams
  • Improved news sources:
  • Jerusalem Post

New in version 0.6.51 (May 3rd, 2010)

  • Fix regression that broke EPUB output in 0.6.50 when converting lists

New in version 0.6.49 (April 24th, 2010)

  • New Features
  • Support for the SpringDesign Alex and the Nokia 5800XM Closes tickets: 5215
  • Justification control is now more sophisticated. You can choose to have either un-justified text, justified text or leave the justification specified in the input document as is. Closes tickets: 4921
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix regression that broke database integrity checking in 0.6.48 Closes tickets: 5329
  • Conversion pipeline: Ignore links in the HTML that have quoted non-ASCII characters, since there is no way to decode them correctly. Closes tickets: 5354
  • Make title casing more intelligent, based on the guidelines for the New York Times style manual Closes tickets: 3086
  • MOBI Input: Handle hexadecimal entities used to specify angle brackets Closes tickets: 5336
  • Fix rendering of ratings column in linux when using a 'fancy' style.
  • MOBI Input: Don't fail when the MOBI metadata species a cover that does not exist. Closes tickets: 5333
  • Fix display of covers in the ebook viewer from MOBI and LIT files Closes tickets: 5342
  • MOBI Input: Fix regression that broke detection of covers in MOBI files when converting
  • Restore blank lines in text only comments when displaying the detailed view for a book
  • New news sources
  • The West Australian, Kurier, Virtual Shackles by Darko Miletic
  • NPR Music Blogs by cix3
  • Improved news sources
  • New York Review of Books
  • USA Today
  • Guardian
  • La Republica

New in version 0.6.48 (April 19th, 2010)

  • New Features
  • Add an output profile for the iPad
  • An option for ejecting the connected device from the system tray icon
  • Support for the Samsung SNE 60K and Acer Liquid A1
  • Programmatic auto-numbering of books in a series
  • Closes tickets: 2418
  • "Added an option to the bulk metadata edit dialog to automatically sequentially order the selected books in a series, in the order they were selected."
  • Bug Fixes
  • Unmount Bebook Mini on OS X instead of eject
  • Closes tickets: 5269
  • Perfomance tweaks to improve startup time with large libraries
  • Fix changing port of content server only takes effect after a restart of calibre
  • Closes tickets: 5308
  • News download: Retry article download if temporary failure in DNS. Makes downloading more robust.
  • Handle DRMed EPUB files correctly when getting cover.
  • Closes tickets: 5304
  • CHM Metadata: Fix bug in cover detection
  • Detect zip/rar files that are actually comics even if they contain a mix of PNG/JPG files
  • Closes tickets: 5300
  • Fix sending multiple files by email causes them to be mixed up. Also show error message when sending by email fails.
  • Closes tickets: 5069
  • EPUB Output: When rescaling images from a comic use the same screen size as used by the input plugin
  • EPUB Output: Fix memory leak when converting documents with large collections of images
  • Fix regression in 0.6.47 that would cause the main window to expand unctrollably horizontally when using long serach terms
  • Fix periodicals generated by calibre not using kindle back issue archiving
  • Closes tickets: 5271
  • New news sources
  • Canard PC by zorgluf
  • FOX News by Darko Miletic
  • Nation and Standard Media Kenya by Hans Donner
  • El Pais Semanal and Axxon by Darko MIletic
  • Improved news sources
  • Pescanik
  • NSPM
  • The Atlantic

New in version 0.6.47 (April 9th, 2010)

  • New Features
  • Saved searches
  • "You can now save your frequently used searches and access them with a single click. For details see http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual/gui.html#search-sort"
  • Add searching by date/published date
  • Closes tickets: 5244 [External link]
  • News download: Implement is_link_wanted a method for context sensitive link filtering
  • Preliminary drivers for The Entourage Edge and Samsung Moment
  • Indicate number of matches when searching
  • Bug Fixes
  • Optimize performance with large libraries (several thousand books or more).
  • "There should be a mojor speedup in operations like adding books and editing metadata for users with large libraries of several thousand books or more."
  • Don't crash when converting EPUB files with missing NCX TOCs
  • Closes tickets: 5234 [External link]
  • RTF Input: Fix EPUBs generated from some RTF files not displaying in Stanza/iBooks
  • Closes tickets: 5231 [External link]
  • News download: Remove all tags by default as the iPad can't handle them
  • Fix tag browser being reset when editing metadata. Also speed up editing metadata by not generating notifications for individual changes.
  • Fix IndexError returned for metadata lookup with ISBN and blank author
  • Closes tickets: 5225 [External link]
  • EPUB Output: Generate default cover as an image. EPUB metadata: Speedup cover extraction for EPUB files that specify a raster cover.
  • Conversion pipeline: When generating filenames use case insensitive checks for pre-existing filenames
  • Fix series entered during conversion not available in library view
  • Closes tickets: 5206 [External link]
  • Fix .desktop files generated by linux installer
  • Make updating database schema more robust. Now updating the schema but failing to update the version should be impossible
  • Fix reverse_article_order crashes recipe
  • New news sources
  • PC Quest, Living Digital by calibre Periodicals
  • Diario Cordoba by Francisco
  • Improved news sources
  • The Economist
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • DNA India
  • Harpers
  • Le Monde Diplomatique

New in version 0.6.46 (March 31st, 2010)

  • New Features
  • EPUB Output: Use SVG for covers, to ensure cover image is correctly resized to fit available screen space
  • Support for the Motorola Cliq and Milestone
  • Fetch My Clippings from the Kindle
  • Comic Input: Add option to disable conversion to grayscale (black and white)
  • MOBI Output: Mark single section news downloads as newspapers so that they are automatically archived by the Kindle
  • MOBI Output: Add option to control setting of document type to Personal Document
  • SONY driver: Tags within [] do not translate into a category when sending books to device
  • ebook-device: Add a test_file command
  • Location support for PDF when fetching annotations from a Kindle
  • Bug Fixes
  • CHM Input: Various fixes Closes tickets: 5132 , 5141
  • Linux installer: Add mimetypes to .desktop files Closes tickets: 5156
  • Fix function naming in bash completion script Closes tickets: 5146
  • Fix the author of the metadata download plugins goes wrong after downloaded metadata for a book Closes tickets: 5129
  • Popup an error message if a news download is aborted because of no active internet connection
  • Add test button to regex builder to improve performance
  • Fix loading of custom device interface plugins
  • Fix extra spaces in MOBI author field with multiple authors Closes tickets: 2279 , 4652 , 5162
  • Fix Kindle Topaz files with edited metadata won't index Closes tickets: 5154
  • PDB output: Fix problem with links continuing through story Closes tickets: 5149
  • Don't choke if the user provides an invalid remove header/footer regexp
  • New news sources
  • MiDDay by calibre Periodicals
  • Business Line by Dhiru
  • New York Post by Darko Miletic
  • Tulsa World by Darko Miletic
  • Oil Price by Darko Miletic
  • nrc.nl by Darko Miletic
  • Peter Schiff's Economic Commentary by Darko Miletic
  • IEEE Spectrum by Franco Venturi
  • Washington Post by Kos Semonski
  • The Sun by Chaz Ralph
  • Fronda by Tomasz Dugosz
  • Runa by Mori
  • Times of India by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources
  • Various Serian and Polish newspapers
  • New York Times Top Stories
  • USA Today
  • Daily Telegraph
  • New York Times
  • SFBG

New in version 0.6.45 (March 12th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Option for more aggressive duplicates detection when adding books
  • "There is now an option in Preferences->Add/Save that will cause calibre to try to detect duplicates based on title and author similarity. If a duplicate is found, calibre will automatically merge files intot he existing entry, instead of creating a new one."
  • Support for setting metadata in Topaz files and getting pdf anntations from a Kindle
  • ODT Input: Fix handling of mixed ordered and un-ordered lists
  • Support for the Samsung Moment
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix generated list of formats when generating catalog in CSV format
  • CHM metadata: Fix unicode handling
  • Iriver story driver: Put uploads into the Books directory
  • Improved iRex DR800 support
  • When creating ZIP/EPUB files encode all file names in UTF-8 and set the UTF-8 bit marker. When extracting from a ZIP/EPUB file, if the UTF-8 bit marker is not set, still assume that the file name is encoded in UTF-8. If UTF-8 decoding fails try to detect character encoding using chardet. This is because most ZIP/EPUB files calibre comes across seem to be utf-8 encoded.
  • New news sources:
  • TAZ DigiABO by Lars Jacob
  • Elsevier.nl by Darko Miletic
  • News Observer by Krittika Goyal
  • Comics.com by Starson17

New in version 0.6.44 (March 6th, 2010)

  • New Features
  • Experimental support for conversion of CHM files
  • "Conversion and reading of metadata from CHM files is now supported. This feature is still experimental, with more testing needed. Building from source on linux now requires chmlib."
  • Experimental support for fetching annotations from the Kindles
  • "calibre can now fetch annotations from your kindle and put them into the comments field. To fetch annotations, click the arrow next to the 'send to device' button and select 'Fetch Annotations', with your Kindle connected."
  • Support FreeBSD out of the box (except USB)
  • Closes tickets: 4715 [External link]
  • News download scheduler: Don't try to download news when no active internet connection is present (linux/windows only)
  • EPUB to WPUB conversion: Preserve font encryption
  • calibre-server: Add --pidfile and --daemonize (unix only) options
  • Plugins: When loading a plugin zip file extract to temp dir and add to sys.path, if the zip file contains binay code (pyd/dll/so/dylib), instead of just adding the zip file to the path, as python cannot load compiled code from a zip file
  • Bug Fixes
  • Ebook-viewer: Handle non-ascii CSS files when doing font substitutions
  • Conversion pipline: Ignore non-integral play orders when parsing NCX files
  • When decoding NCX toc files, if no encoding is declared and detection has less that 100% confidence, assume UTF-8.
  • Closes tickets: 5039 [External link]
  • PML chapter definitions missing from toc.ncx
  • Closes tickets: 4990 [External link]
  • Unicode string for cover causes calibredb --output-format stanza to fail
  • Search cover:False fails, cover:True succeeds
  • Closes tickets: 5034 [External link]
  • Plugins: correctly use context
  • MOBI Input: Don't lose cover if it is also referred to in main text
  • RTF Output: Don't choke on PNG images
  • New news sources
  • Journal of Hospital Medicine, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Smithsonian Magazine by Krittika Goyal
  • Astronomy Pick of the Day, Epicurious by Starson17
  • Diario Vasco, Various Chilean newspapers by Darko Miletic
  • Kukuburi by Mori
  • Improved news sources
  • Ars Technica
  • Fudzilla
  • The Atlantic
  • The Economist
  • Huffington Post

New in version 0.6.43 (February 27th, 2010)

  • New Features
  • Support for the Teclast K3 and Elonex e-book readers
  • Add 'Recently Read' category to catalog if Kindle is connected when catalog is generated
  • When adding PRC/MOBI files that are actually Topaz files, change detected file type to Topaz
  • MOBI Output: If the SVG rasterizer is not avaialbale continue anyway
  • News download: When using the debug pipeline options, create a zip file named periodical.downloaded_recipe in the debug directory. This can be passed to ebook-convert to directly convert a previous download into an e-book.
  • Add Apply button to catalog generation dialog
  • Bug Fixes
  • When fetching metadata in the edit metadata dialog, use a python thread instead of a Qt thread. Hopefully this will fix the reports of crashes when fetching metadata
  • Refresh cover browser when a cover is changed via the edit meta information dialog
  • More device detection debug output on OS X
  • Download only covers should not also set social metadata
  • Content server: If fail to bind to 0.0.0.0 try detecting and binding only to interface used for outgoing traffic
  • Handle poorly designed import plugins that return None on error
  • Move logic for removing inline navbars out of the BasicNewsRecipe class
  • MOBI metadata: When setting title, set in both PalmDoc and EXTH headers
  • MOBI metadata: Do not try to extarct embedded metadata from MOBI files larger than 4MB
  • Handle PDB files that contain PDF files
  • Closes tickets: 4959 [External link] , 4961 [External link]
  • Fix reading MOBI metadata from files in zip/rar archives
  • Make extracting single files from RAR archives more efficient
  • No longer need Qt to generate default cover for news downloads
  • Catalog generation: fix for EPUB anchors beginning with numbers in Recently Added
  • Searching: Handle uppercase keywords correctly

New in version 0.6.42 (February 20th, 2010)

  • Fix regression that broke catalog generation from the Graphical User Interface in 0.6.41
  • Fix right edge of comics like Dilbert and xkcd getting cut off on the SONY reader. More generally, take page margins into account when rescaling images to fit in the selected output profile.

New in version 0.6.41 (February 19th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Make calibre timezone aware. This required lots of internal changes, so I may have broken something
  • Allow editing of metadata in DRMed MOBI files
  • ebook-convert: Allow passing URLs as argument to --cover
  • OS X/linux driver for EB511
  • ebook-meta: Allow changing of published date
  • Make replacing of files in ZIP archives faster and (hopefully) more robust
  • Speed optimization for viewing large EPUB files
  • Speed up parsing of OPF files
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix drag and drop of multiple books to OS X dock icon
  • MOBI Output: Encode titles as UTF-8 in the PalmDoc header as well as the EXTH header, since there are apparently MOBI readers that use the title from the PalmDoc header in preference to the title from the EXTH header.
  • MOBI Output: Remove soft hyphens as the Kindle doesn't support them.
  • Fix Boox main mem and SD card swapped on windows
  • Fix sending large ebook fiels to devices
  • EPUB Output: Strip invalid anchors from NCX TOC as Adobe Digital Editions cries when it sees one
  • EPUB metadata: Don't set title_sort as a file_as attribute, as the brain-dead OPF spec doesn't allow this
  • Make publishing the content server via mDNS a little more robust
  • Content server: Use new exact matching for greater precision when generating OPDS catalogs. Also fix regression that broke rowsing by Tags on Stanza.
  • Proper fix for breakage in LRF viewer caused by API change in QGraphicsItem in Qt 4.6
  • New news sources:
  • Various Polish news sources by Tomaz Dlugosz
  • Que Leer, Wired UK by Darko Miletic
  • Kathermini and Ta Nea by Pan
  • Winter Olympics by Starson17
  • Improved news sources:
  • Wired Magazine

New in version 0.6.40 (February 13th, 2010)

  • New Features
  • Ability to perform exact match and regular expression based searches.
  • Closes tickets: 4830 [External link]
  • "You can now perform exact match searches by prefixing your search term with an =. So for example, tag:=fiction will match all tags named fiction, but not tags named non-fiction. Similarly, you can use regular expression based searches by prefixing the search term by ~."
  • Autodetect if a zip/rar file is actually a comic and if so, import it as CBZ/CBR
  • Closes tickets: 4753 [External link]
  • Add plugin to automatically extract an ebook during import if it is in a zip/rar archive
  • Linux source install: Install a calibre environment module to ease the integration of calibre into other python projects
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix regression in 0.6.39 that broke the LRF viewer
  • ZIP/EPUB files: Try to detect file name encoding instead of assuming the name is encoded in UTF-8. Also correctly encode the extracted file name in the local filesystem encoding.
  • HTML Input: Handle HTML fragments more gracefully
  • Closes tickets: 4854 [External link]
  • Zip files: Workaround invalid zip files that contain end-of-file comments but set comment size to zero
  • Restore the recipe for the Wired daily feed.
  • Closes tickets: 4871 [External link]
  • MOBI metadata: Preserve original EXTH records when not overwrriten by calibre metadata.
  • Catalog generation: Improved series sorting. All books not in a series are now grouped together
  • Fix occassional threading related crash when using the ChooseFormatDialog
  • Catalog generation: Various fixes for handling invalid data
  • New news sources
  • Sueddeustche Zeitung by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources
  • Pagina 12
  • Variety
  • Toronto Sun
  • Telegraph UK
  • Danas
  • Dilbert

New in version 0.6.39 (February 10th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Add ability to control how author sort strings are automatically generated from author strings, via the config file tweaks.py
  • Handle broken EPUB files from Project Gutenberg that have invalid OCF containers
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.6.38 that broke setting bookmarks in the viewer
  • HTML Input: Ignore filenames that are encoded incorerctly.
  • New news sources:
  • Radikal by Darko Miletic

New in version 0.6.38 (February 9th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Driver for the Irex DR 800
  • Driver for the Booq e-book reader
  • Allow automatic series increment algorithm to be tweaked by editing the config file tweaks.py
  • Various improvements to the catlog generation. Larger thumbnails in EPUB output and better series sorting. Better handling of html markup in the comments.
  • MOBI Output: Make font used for generated masthead images user customizable.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Make bookmarking (and remebering last open position more robust). For linuxsource installs, you must have Qt 4.6
  • Fix conversion/import of HTML files with very long href links on windows
  • Don't read metadata from filenames for download news, even if the user has the read metadata from filename option set
  • Don't allow leading or trailing space in tags and series. Also normalize all internal spaces to a single space
  • E-book viewer: Toolbars remember their position
  • Fix year being repeated when editing date in main library screen on windows
  • New download: Fix downloading of images from URLs with an ampersand in them
  • Linux source install: unbundle cssutils, it is now an external dependancy
  • MOBI metadata: Fix regression that broke setting of titles in some MOBI files
  • EPUB metadata: Extract the cover image from the html it is embededd in if possible, instead of rendering the html. Removes the white margins on covers and speeds up cover extraction
  • Fix regression in PDB output
  • News download: Remove tags automatically
  • Searching on device: Ignore unicode errors
  • New news sources:
  • Courier Press by Krittika Goyal
  • zive.sk and iliterature.cz by Abelturd
  • El Comerico, Digital Spy UK, Gizmodo, News Straits Times, Read It Later, TidBits by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Jerusalem Post
  • Clarin
  • La Nacion
  • Harvard Business Review
  • People US Mashup
  • The New Republic
  • Pagina 12
  • Discover Magazine
  • Metro Montreal

New in version 0.6.37 (February 1st, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Add support for viewing SVG images
  • Add category of Recently added books when generating catalog in e-book format
  • OS X: Allow adding of books to calibre via drag and drop on the calibre dock icon
  • Add support for masthead images when downloading news for the Kindle
  • MOBI metadata: Allow setting of metadata in old PRC files without EXTH headers as well
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Changing the date in Dutch
  • Fix regression that broke sending files to unupdated PRS 500s
  • MOBI Input: Ignore width and height percentage measures for tags.
  • EPUB Output: Remove tags that point to the internet for their images as this causes the ever delicate ADE to crash.
  • Comic Input: Handle UTF-8 BOM when converting a cbc file
  • Allow rating to be cleared via the Bulk metadata edit dialog
  • Add workaround for broken linux systems with multiply encoded file names
  • Fix bug preventing the the use of indices when setting save to disk templates
  • Linux device mounting. Use filetype of auto to allow non vfat filesystems to be mounted
  • Catalog generation: Make sorting of numbers in title as text optional
  • Fix error while sending book with non-ascii character in title/author to device on linux
  • Fix reset cover in edit meta information dialog does not actually remove cover
  • New news sources:
  • Kamera Bild by Darko Miletic
  • The Online Photographer by Darko Miletic
  • The Luminous Landscape by Darko Miletic
  • Slovo by Abelturd
  • Various Danish newspapers by Darko Miletic
  • Heraldo de Aragon by Lorenzo Vigentini
  • Orange County Register by Lorenzi Vigentini
  • Open Left by Xanthan Gum
  • Michelle Malkin by Walt Anthony
  • The Metro Montreal by Jerry Clapperton
  • The Gazette by Jerry Clapperton
  • Macleans Magazine by Nick Redding
  • NY Time Sunday Book Review by Krittika Goyal
  • Various Italian newspapers by Lorenzo Vigentini
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Irish Times
  • Washington Post
  • NIN
  • The Discover Magazine
  • Pagina 12

New in version 0.6.36 (January 25th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Catalog generation in MOBI format
  • Driver for Inves Book 600
  • Show notifications on OS X even when systray icon is disabled.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix memory leak in catalog generation
  • Fix regression that broke PML output
  • Fix bug in MOBI Input
  • Replace commas with semi-colons in download tags
  • Fix catalog output format dropdown empty in linux
  • Fix display of non-English characters in OS X notifications
  • Add .cbc to list of book formats
  • Content server: Mobile page breaks if library contains empty books. Now fixed.
  • Support old 212 byte header PDB files
  • Fix regression that caused wrong error message to be displayed when device is out of space
  • New news sources:
  • Harvard Business Review Blogs by Brian_G
  • Neowin by Darko Miletic
  • Greensboro News and Record by Walt Anthony
  • Hot Air by Walt Anthony
  • ionline by Darko Miletic
  • The National Review Online by Walt Anthony
  • Improved news sources:
  • Ars Technica
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Common Dreams
  • Wired Magazine

New in version 0.6.35 (January 23rd, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Catalog generation - "You can now easily generate a catlog of all books in your calibre library by clicking the arrow next to the convert button. The catalog can be in one of several formats: XML, CSV, EPUB and MOBI, with scope for future formats via plugins. If you generate the catalog in an e-book format, it will be automatically sent to your e-book reader the next time you connect it, allowing you to easily browse your collection on the reader itself. This feature is in Beta (may have bugs) so feedback is appreciated."
  • RTF Input: Support for unicode characters.
  • Add Quick Start Guide by John Schember to calibre library on first run of calibre
  • Improve handling of justification - "Now calibre will explicitly change the justification of all left aligned paragraphs to justified or vice versa depending on the justification setting. This should make it possible to robustly convert all content to either justified or not. calibre will not touch centered or right aligned content."
  • E-book viewer: Fit images to viewer window (can be turned off via Preferences)
  • Add section on E-book viewer to User Manual
  • Development environment: First look for resources in the location pointed to by CALIBRE_DEVELOP_FROM. If not found, use the normal resource location
  • When reading metadata from filenames, with the Swap author names option checked, improve the logic used to detect author last name.
  • News downloads: When getting an article URL from a RSS feed, look first for an original article link. This speeds up the download of news services that use a syndication service like feedburner or pheedo to publish their RSS feeds.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Windows device detection: Don't do expensive polling while waiting for device disconnect. This should fix the problems people have with their floppy drive being activated while an e-book reader is connected
  • PML Input: Fix creation of metadata Table of Contents
  • Fix Tag browser not updating after using delete specific format actions
  • MOBI Output: Don't die when converting EPUB files with SVG covers
  • Nook driver: Remove the # character from filenames when sending to device
  • Workaround for bug in QtWebKit on windows that could cause crashes when using the next page button in the e-book viewer for certain files
  • MOBI Input: Rescale img width and height attributes that were specified in em units
  • ebook-meta: Fix setting of series metadata
  • RTF metadata: Fix reading metadata from very small files
  • Conversion pipeline: Don't error out if the user sets an invalid chapter detection XPath
  • Fix main mem and card being swapped in pocketbook detection on OS X
  • Welcome wizard: Set the language to english if the user doesn't explicitly change the language. This ensures that the language will be english on windows by default
  • Fix bug in OEBWriter that could cause writing out of resources in subdirectories with URL unsafe names to fail
  • E-book viewer: Change highlight color to yellow on all platforms.
  • New news sources:
  • Frankfurter Rundschau by Justus Bisser
  • The Columbia Hournalism Review by XanthanGum
  • Various CanWest Canadian news sources by Nick Redding
  • gigitaljournal.com by Darko Miletic
  • Pajamas Media by Krittika Goyal
  • Algemeen Dagbla by kwetal
  • The Reader's Digest by BrianG
  • The Yemen Times by kwetal
  • The Kitsap Sun by Darko Miletic
  • drivelry.com by Krittika Goyal
  • New recipe for Google Reader that downloads unread articles instead of just starred ones by rollercoaster
  • Le Devoir by Lorenzo Vigentini
  • Joop by kwetal
  • Various computer magazines by Lorenzo Vigentini
  • The Wall Street journal (free parts) by Nick Redding
  • Journal of Nephrology by Krittika Goyal
  • stuff.co.nz by Krittika Goyal
  • Editor and Publisher by XanthanGum
  • The Week (free) by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Physics Today
  • Wall Street Journal
  • American Spectator
  • FTD
  • The National Post
  • Blic
  • Ars Technica

New in version 0.6.34 (January 16th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Prelimiary driver for The Google Nexus One smartphone.
  • Implement copy/paste of covers in the edit meta information dialog via a right click menu
  • Autofit covers in available space when viewing book details (can be turned off)
  • Tips for recipe writers added to the wiki at http://bugs.calibre-ebook.com/wiki/RecipeTips
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Switch to non WMI based method of detecting devices on windows
  • Conversion pipeline: Automatically change case of upper cased CSS tag selectors to lower case, so that they match
  • Fix regression taht broke using the Add bokos button to add books directly to a connected device
  • EPUB Output: Remove tags with empty src attributes as older versions of ADE choke on them
  • When creating paths on the hard disk/device replace a trailing period in a path component as windows silently discards them, causing various bugs
  • Linux systray notifications: Ignore DBUS errors when sending notifications
  • PRS Drivers: Don't error out if user sets collection generating metadata to None
  • LRF Input: Handle malformed CharButtons
  • Cybook Driver: Remove aux files created for epubs.
  • When using Save to disk/Send to device templates, ignore index and attribute errors if the user incorrectly uses advanced formatting
  • Linux install: remove broken symlinks when installing launchers, instead of erroring out
  • Fix detection of CyBook Gen 3 with firmware 2 on OS X
  • New news sources:
  • MSNBC by Darko Miletic
  • Norte Castilla by Lorenzo Vigentini
  • El Universal (Venezuela) by Darko Miletic
  • Think Progress by Xanthan Gum
  • News and Observer by Krittika Goyal
  • The Force by Krittika Goyal
  • l'Espresso, Quotidiano, La Gazzeta dello Sport and Panorama by Lorenzo Vigentini
  • Improved news sources:
  • WSJ
  • Globe and Mail
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • New York Times
  • Christian Science Monitor

New in version 0.6.33 (January 11th, 2010)

  • The e-book viewer now has built-in dictionary lookup
  • "You can now right click on a word to lookup its meaning in an online dictionary. calibre uses the public domain dictionaries available at dict.org"
  • RTF Output: Add support for unicode characters
  • Allow the metadata that is used to create collections when sending books to SONY readers to be customized
  • "By default collections are created on the SONY reader corresponding to series and tags. Now you can add other metadata fields, like author, or remove ones you dislike, by going to Preferences->Plugins and customizing the device interface plugin corresponding to your device."
  • TXT Input: Add option to disable insertion of Table of Contents into output text.
  • Closes tickets: 4506
  • Remember state of cover and tag browsing views on restart
  • Bug Fixes
  • EPUB Output: Add id attributes to anchors that have only name, as Adobe Digital Editions apparently can't handle only name attributes
  • Closes tickets: 4474
  • Conversion pipeline: Handle the list-style shortcut CSS property correctly
  • Closes tickets: 4418
  • EPUB Output: Fix generation of comics with PNG images for the Nook
  • Closes tickets: 4492
  • Fix bug that could prevent loading of some custom plugins
  • Closes tickets: 4414
  • News download: Handle URLs with both commas and non-ASCII characters correctly
  • Ignore invalid metadata when adding books from command line instead of erroring out
  • Closes tickets: 4496
  • Fix remove header/footer assistant when converting HTML files
  • Closes tickets: 4484
  • Workaround for browsers like iPhone Safari that send extra arguments when downloading books from the content server
  • Content server: Recognize the HTC HD2 as a mobile browser and add series information to the mobile version of the web page.
  • Closes tickets: 4488
  • FB2 Output: Properly escape metadata before inserting it into the file
  • Don't accept rich text in the comments fields of the edit meta information dialog
  • Fix device detection for Cybook gen 3 with firmware 2.0
  • Send to device: Use default save template when driver specific one is empty or unspecified
  • Fix framework for running post-process and preprocess file type plugins
  • Linux develop/install commands: Use bindir instead of staging bindir in the launchers
  • Closes tickets: 4437
  • E-book viewer: Sanitize file names when unzipping EPUB files
  • Closes tickets: 4426
  • New news sources
  • The Escapist by Lorenzo Vigentini
  • Washington Post cartoons by kwetal
  • The Dallas Morning News by Krittika Goyal
  • sg.hu by davotibarna
  • The New Zealand Herald by Krittika Goyal
  • Nature News by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources
  • El Pais
  • The Economist
  • The New York Times
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • CNN

New in version 0.6.32 (January 4th, 2010)

  • Allow users to cutomize where books are placed by the Send to Device action
  • "Uses can now specify the folder structure and file name of files placed on the device when using the Send to Device action. This is useful for those devices that allow browsing of the on device folder structure. Customization is available via Preferences->Add/Save->Sending to device and can also be overriden on a per device basis from Preferences->Plugins->Device Interface plugins"
  • Browse by tags: Make clicking on a tag cause all other tags to be de-selected, unless CTRL or SHIFT is pressed.
  • News downloads: Automagically handle PDF covers
  • Sort tags in the main view alphabetically
  • Add command line option to content server to specify the path to the library to be served
  • Support for the Hanvon N516, Binatone Readme and the Longshine ShineBook
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix various issues that could prevent calibre from starting on OS X
  • Speed up device detection on windows. Difference will be noticeable for all the EB600 clones in particular
  • Fix regression preventing User style sheets from working in the e-book viewer for the past couple of releases.
  • Don't update main books list when showing Cover Browser. Should speed it up on slow computers.
  • Fix detection of iRiver Story on windows
  • EPUB Output: Fix play order in generated NCX being uniformly zero when the input HTML file has a name with special characters.
  • Fix bug that prevented the changing of case of authors/series and publishers.
  • Fix editing series name in main screen would cause an extra space to be added at the end
  • Fix support for Android devices on linux
  • Allow GUI to start even if home directory does not support sockets on Linux/OS X
  • TXT Input: Remove specific options for indent and flush paragraphs, use the look and feel remove paragraph spacing option instead.
  • MOBI metadata: Don't leave around a styles.css file when trying to extract embedded metadata
  • MOBI Input: Change default encoding for files that don't specify a codepage from cp1251 to cp1252
  • Linux binary: Add system QT_PLUGIN_PATH to enable calibre to use the user specified Qt style
  • New news sources:
  • Foreign Affairs by kwetal
  • New England Journal of Medicine by Krittika Goyal
  • Asia One by Bruce
  • Mother Jones by kwetal
  • Entrepreneur Magazine by kwetal
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Krittika Goyal
  • Pilot One by Krittika Goyal
  • Cyprus Weekly by kwetal
  • RTE by Robin Phillips
  • Psychology Today by Krittika Goyal
  • The Providence Journal by Krittika Goyal
  • The Denver Post by Krittika Goyal
  • Pro Publica by kwetal
  • Big Government by kwetal
  • El Universal Impressa by kwetal
  • Journal of Accountancy by kwetal
  • The New York Magazine by Kovid Goyal
  • Chowk by kwetal
  • Dawn by kwetal
  • The News by kwetal
  • Improved news sources:
  • The National Post
  • The Economist (free)
  • The Independent

New in version 0.6.31 (December 28th, 2009)

  • New Features:
  • Support for the SONY PRS 900 and the Airis dBook
  • Device detection on OS X now directly queries the IOKit registry instead of parsing the output of the ioreg command.
  • "The logic for device detection in OS X is very similar to that in linux. This means that if a windows driver for a device is written, it should work with no modification on both OS X and Linux."
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a major regression in the 0.6.30 news download system that caused a lot of recipes to fail
  • Make PRS 500 driver thread safe.
  • Fix ebook viewer not working when launched as standalone program to view PDF files on windows
  • PDB Output: Fix italics
  • New news sources:
  • The Hartford Courant by Being
  • National Post by Nick Redding
  • The Columbus Dispatch by kwetal

New in version 0.6.30 (December 27th, 2009)

  • Update graphical toolkit to Qt 4.6 for better integration with Windows 7 and OS X Snow Leopard.
  • "The library calibre uses to draw its user interface, Qt, has been updated in all binary builds to version 4.6. This provides better support for Windows 7 and OS X Snow Leopard,a s well as various speed ups in the user interface and e-book viewer rendering. Note that calibre will still run with Qt 4.5"
  • Device drivers: Support for device specific icons
  • Add menu options to delete specific formats/covers from the library
  • Metadata dialog: Auto-increment the series number when editing the series and validate the input ISBN based on the check digit
  • Add option to swap author first and last names when reading metadata from a file name
  • Replace underscores with spaces when reading metadata
  • Nook driver: Upload covers when sending to device. Also add Output Profile for the Nook
  • Clicking on row numbers in the book list will now open the book in the viewer
  • Driver for the Boox reader
  • Bug Fixes:
  • MOBI Metadata reader: Correctly handle non ASCII characters when reading embedded metadata.
  • LRF Output: Set category metadata in generated LRF file based on tags
  • News download: Correctly handle URLs with non ASCII characters in them
  • Fix windows only crash when vieweing MOBI files
  • Remeber selection when sorting and switching between library and device views
  • Add a retry loop when querying database to workaround intermittent database access problems in windows
  • When adding books, do not add OPF as a separate format
  • Fix initialize method of plugins not being called
  • Handle interrupted system calls duriong device detection on OS X
  • EPUB Output: Make splitting to size more accurate by moving it after the workarounds
  • When adding books via the add books button to the device, restrict to formats supported by device
  • New news sources:
  • Cyprus News Live by kwetal
  • Kleine Zeitung by kwetal
  • Business Week Magazine by Darko Mieltic
  • CNET News by Darko Miletic
  • Dilbert by Darko Miletic
  • Le Temps by Sujata Raman
  • Inc magazine by kwetal
  • SME by kwetal
  • Pravda by kwetal
  • Houston Chronicle by Kovid Goyal
  • Strategy and Business by kwetal
  • Watching America by kwetal
  • Aftenposten by davotibarna
  • Improved news sources:
  • Sueddeutsche
  • Irish Independent
  • The Straits Times
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Wall Street Journal

New in version 0.6.29 (December 18th, 2009)

  • By default the calibre system tray icon is now disabled
  • Now, by default, on new calibre installs, the system tray icon is disabled. This means that when you close calibre it will quit completely instead of minimizing to system tray. You can enable the system tray icon via Preferences->Interface
  • Add support for the eClicto reader
  • Keep a history of recently used XPath expressions
  • Add button to debug device detection to Preferences->Advanced
  • Linux: Preferentially use desktop specific notification daemons
  • Driver for Nokia N810 (windows and linux)
  • PML/PDB Output: Use CX tags to generate chapter index
  • EPUB Output: Manifest entries are now sorted alphabetically on href
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a bug in the Save to disk function that could cause saving of multiple books to fail on multi-core machines
  • Update eSlick supported formats for 2.0 firmware
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix --linearize-tables option not removing all table related style information
  • FB2 Input: Handle composite titles correctly when converting
  • MOBI Input: Ignore x02 bytes in data stream for cp1252 encoded files
  • PML Output: Change C1 to C0
  • E-book viewer: Fix typing position to go to a page would not allow more than one character to be typed
  • Fix regression that broke device detection for Cybook devices in 0.6.28 on windows and os x
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression that could cause the next page action to sometime have no effect at the end of a section
  • MOBI Input: Fix conversion of some MOBI files with headers of length 0xE4
  • New news sources:
  • Alberto Montt en dosis by Darko Miletic
  • boston.com by Darko Miletic
  • Prague Daily Monitor by Darko Miletic
  • The Clarion Ledger by cr4zyd
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Economist
  • Google reader
  • London Review of Books
  • El Mundo
  • Welt Online
  • Financial Times
  • Newsweek

New in version 0.6.28 (December 15th, 2009)

  • New Features:
  • Download latest version of recipes from the calibre server automatically. Now calibre will automatically check for updated versions of the recipes used to download the built in news sources. As a result, there is no need to upgrade calibre just for recipe fixes. Note that you still have to upgrade to get access to new news sources.
  • Add a setting to control whether calibre will limit the max number of simultaneous jobs to the CPU count or not. Closes tickets: 4213 [External link]
  • Device drivers: Allow looking for books in multiple root directories on the device. Currently only the Android driver uses this.
  • Support for the Nokia N770 and the Ganaxa Ger 2
  • FB2 Output: Various improvements
  • Linux device detection: Drop dependency on libusb in favor of using SYSFS directly
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion pipeline: Decoding of XML files made more fault tolerant
  • ebook-viewer: Ignore missing items in the spine, instead of erroring out
  • Fixed Time magazine recipe to handle end-of-year special issue
  • More fixes in the Android driver
  • Failed recipe downloads should also update the last downloaded time to prevent excessive re-downloading
  • MOBI Output: Handle invalid width and height settings in tags
  • MOBI Input: Add suport for files that use the 'record separator' ASCII character code
  • New news sources:
  • Golem by Kovid Goyal
  • Netzpolitik by Kovid Goyal
  • Nu.nl by Rob Hankel
  • Improved news sources:
  • HRT: Vesti
  • Guardian
  • Clarin
  • Pagina 12
  • Joel on Software

New in version 0.6.27 (December 12th, 2009)

  • New Features:
  • Support for the Barnes & Noble Nook - Closes tickets: 4145
  • calibre can now connect to the Barnes & Noble Nook on Windows, OS X and Linux. It can also convert to/from EPUB and PDB, the two e-book formats supported by the Nook.
  • Download latest version of recipes from the calibre server automatically.
  • Now calibre will automatically check for updated versions of the recipes used to download the built in news sources. As a result, there is no need to upgrade calibre just for recipe fixes. Note that you still have to upgrade to get access to new news sources.
  • Speed up download of news - "Speed up download of news by allowing the download to happen in multiple threads (default 5). This may break some recipes, so please report any breakage you notice. If a news server doesn't like the parallel connection, set simultaneous_downloads to 1 in the recipe."
  • FB2 Output: Support creation of TOC from tags
  • E-book viewer: Make keyboard shortcuts customizable - Closes tickets: 3793
  • E-book viewer: Add keyboard shortcuts for next section and previous section
  • E-book viewer: Scroll past page-break to maintain reading flow - Closes tickets: 3328
  • Linux device detection: Switch to using libusb1 to enumerate devices on system. - "If you are building for source, the libusb1 headers and library are now required at compile time."
  • Bug Fixes:
  • LRF Viewer: Handle LRF files with corrupted end-of-stream tags - Closes tickets: 4151
  • LRF Viewer: Don't concatenate books when opening multiple files in the same viewer instance - Closes tickets: 4139
  • SONY device drivers: Ensure that calibre ignores the launcher partition on windows
  • Fix regression introduced in the Android device drivers in 0.6.26 - Closes tickets: 4152
  • MOBI Output: Fix handling of links with URL unsafe characters - Closes tickets: 4091
  • MOBI Output: Handle large descriptions when generating indexed files
  • Save to disk: Fix {pubdate} format string in template being ignored - Closes tickets: 4140
  • Replace rotating hourglass with a more efficient busy indicator.
  • PML Input: Make footnotes and sidebars display better
  • E-book viewer: Properly handle s
  • News download: Remove onload attributes when removing javascript
  • Linux source install: Write path to bin dir into launcher scripts to make IPC more robust
  • Fix PocketBook 360 driver on windows when no SD card is inserted - Closes tickets: 4182
  • Fix stopping of a recipe download would prevent it from being re-downloaded until a calibre restart - Closes tickets: 4007 , 4158
  • New news sources:
  • Rzeczpospolita OnLine by kwetal
  • The Huffington Post by kwetal
  • Glenn Beck by kwetal
  • The Bangkok Post by kwetal
  • RIA Novosti in English and Spanish by Darko Miletic
  • Sabah by Deniz Oguz
  • Zaman by Deniz Oguz
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Hindu
  • Slate
  • The Toronto Star
  • Soldiers Magazine
  • The Economist
  • Arizona Daily Star
  • ESPN

New in version 0.6.26 (December 5th, 2009)

  • New Features:
  • Adroid devices: Allow user to customize the directory for sending books
  • Closes tickets: 3392 [External link]
  • Now the user can choose what directory on the device calibre will send books to. This allows calibre to support different reading software on Android devices apart from just WordPlayer.
  • LIT Input: Handle LIT files that are really TXT files
  • Some poorly created LIT files are really just one big block of text. Now calibre will automatically convert that TXT into paragraphs based on blank lines. This will prevent errors when trying to convert the LIT files to EPUB.
  • Device support for Motorola Droid (windows and linux)
  • Various improvements to metadata reading for eReader and PML books
  • Allow adding of multiple empty books at once
  • Device drivers: Allow one driver to handle devices from multiple vendors. Also allow device interface plugins to override the USB device detection code
  • calibre-debug: Remove --develop-from option as it is no longer needed
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Content server: Fix password protected access from Adroid devices
  • Closes tickets: 3952 [External link]
  • calibredb with output format stanza once again escapes URLs
  • Closes tickets: 4084 [External link]
  • Implement work around for a CSS bug in Adobe Digital Editions that causes it to crash
  • If the CSS contains the declaration font-size: medium instead of font-size: normal Adobe Digital Editions will crash. calibre will now automatically replace medium with normal.
  • PML Output: Only create a and U tags for supported characters.
  • PML Input: Allow for images in top-level bookname_image and images directories
  • Allow sending of MOBI files to the PocketBook 360
  • Closes tickets: 4118 [External link]
  • JetBook driver: Don't incorrectly nest folders when uploading books by the same author
  • Closes tickets: 4120 [External link]
  • Speed up download of the free Economist recipe
  • FB2 Input: Workaround for unescaped amerpsands
  • New news sources:
  • Money Control by kwetal
  • Vrij Nederland by kwetal
  • Improved news sources:
  • Times Online
  • Endgadget
  • Business Week

New in version 0.6.25 (November 30th, 2009)

  • New Features:
  • Add option to swap title and author in the Bulk metadata dialog
  • Make the metadata download plugins customizable
  • Various improvements to the conversion of PDB/PML books with an all new state machine based parser
  • Driver for upgraded SONY PRS 500
  • Full support for PocketBook 360 with SD card
  • ODT Input: Reflow positioned images
  • Allow custom new recipes to reverse article order in feeds
  • Conversion pipeline: Add option to control the inserted paragraph indent when using the remove blank line between paragraphs option
  • When reading metadata from PDf files, look for the ISBN in the file text.
  • Periodically check for updates to calibre instead of just at startup
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix bug that prevented saving of books from a connected device to your computer on windows, for non SONY devices
  • Reorganize Dutch language news sources into Belgium and Netherlands categories
  • Fix bad markup in some New York Times articles causing download to fail
  • Fix recipe for Glasgow Herald
  • Fixed recipe for The Australian
  • Add PDF to list of supported formats for the Kindle 2
  • Add 0x0c01 to the list of product ids for HTC Hero (Android) driver
  • LIT Input: Remove more invalid markup present in LIT files created by Microsoft Word plugins
  • LRF Input: Workaround buggy LRF files with unbalanced closing tags
  • New news sources:
  • The Economist (no subscription required) by Kovid Goyal
  • Sports Illustrated1 by kwetal
  • Levante by kwetal
  • ncrnext by kwetal
  • Gulli by posativ
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Harpers
  • Our Daily Bread
  • Sydney Morning Herald

New in version 0.6.24 (November 16th, 2009)

  • Device drivers: Ignore files on the device when there is a file system/file name encoding error.
  • Add option to download only social metadata. Fixes #4015 (Option to Update Only Parts of Metadata).
  • New recipe for The Havard Business Review.
  • Conversion pipeline: Respect UTF-8/32 BOM mark when decoding files in addition to UTF-16 BOM. Fixes #4025 (ebook convert chokes on a complex CSS file).
  • Fix #4028 (Social Metadata Bulk Bug).
  • Fix #4022 (Incorrect Rating in Bulk).
  • calibredb list: Do not URL encode the href fields for the stanza output format.
  • Update bundled odfpy library for conversion of ODT files to version 0.9.2.
  • Fix #3944 (More than 2 rating stars not fit in the rating column after resize).
  • Fix pml parsing changes as they break PDB eReader input badly.
  • New recipe for Fokke en Sukke cartoon by kwetal.
  • Output resolved conversion options in conversion log.
  • Implement #3885 (Allow bulk swap Author and Title tags).
  • Restore all sections to the Guardian newspaper download.
  • Bulk conversion: Add option to disable using per-book settings from a previous conversion.
  • Improved recipe for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Social metadata download: If the user specifies that they dont want social metadata, don't get tags from the basic metadata sources either.

New in version 0.6.23 (November 14th, 2009)

  • Fix regression that broke metadata retrieval in 0.6.22

New in version 0.6.21 (November 7th, 2009)

  • Fix #3926 (Get list of books on device fails with Kindle DX with 0.6.20)
  • Fix #3895 (New recipe for economic suplement of Clarin newspaper - iEco)
  • Fix #3902 (CNN articles are trailers only)
  • Welcome wizard: Fix Next button being grayed out on OS X
  • Initial driver (windows only) for the Iriver Story. Fixes #3904 (Support for the Iriver Story)
  • E-book viewer: Add partial support for CSS font aliasing
  • MOBI Output: Add support for colors and strike through text. Fixes #3896 (Add support to MOBI output)
  • Improved recipe for Cyberpresse
  • Save column widths in device views on device disconnect.
  • Implement #3519 (A recipe for Guardian print edition)
  • Add user specified cover page support to FB2 and RB Output. Fix bug when adding images to RB Output.
  • New recipe for LWN by Oliver Niesner
  • Update bundled cssutils to 0.9.7 for speed improvements in CSS parsing
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression in handling of tags. Fixes #3945 (Ebook-viewer/EPUB Line-spacing problem with Hard Line Breaks)

New in version 0.6.20 (October 31st, 2009)

  • Fix #3861 (calibre locks zip file when plugin not found)
  • Content Server: Add a mobile friendly interface. Now if you access the content server using a mobile browser, a list of books that is easy to browse on small/e-ink screens is returned. Fixes #3870 (Add a mobile user interface for calibre)
  • Improved recipe for The Australian
  • Fix #3824 (Version in .desktop files is used wrongly)
  • Fix #3869 (Mobipocket mime-type is wrong.)
  • Fix usage of QApplication for Py Qt? 4.6, since in 4.6 the global application instance is garbage collected, we need to store it in a global variable
  • PML Input: Fix handling of w and s tags
  • HTML Input: Convert file names to ASCII as windows based software often can't handle non ASCII file names in zip files. Fixes #3693 (HTML->EPUB on Sony PRS-505 with non standard characters)
  • Improved recipe for O Globo
  • Fix #3841 (Python version for development is important)
  • Fix #3862 (USA Today - blank pages)
  • Improve header and footer regular expression matching
  • calibre-debug: -e switch now allows you to pass arbitrary command line options to your script
  • Fix #3872 (EBook Viewer Bug Prevents Any Actions)
  • Fix #3856 (Error message when Kindle 2 is attached)
  • Updated recipe for El Universal
  • Fix #3876 (Unicode Decode Error? while converting from HTML to EPUB)
  • Fix Next article UI on Kindle not working when an article is smaller than a single screenfull
  • Fix #2915 (Stanza does not show newly added books until calibre-server is restarted)
  • Fix #3828 (Error 13, 'Permission denied'))
  • FB2,PML,RB,TXT Output: Fix removing of extra spaces too aggresive
  • Preliminary (OS X only) driver for the Nuut2
  • Implement #3834 (Feature Request - Active Job Count in Tray Tooltip)
  • Make Preferences dialog freely resizable
  • Fix #3172 (Viewer crashes when opening LIT book)
  • PML Output: Add .png to image names. Fix removing excessive newlines from PML output. PMLZ Output: Name images correctly.
  • PML Output: Use specified cover or first image if no cover is specified
  • Add a wizard to make customizing the font rescaling algorithm easier
  • New recipe for Variety by Darko Miletic
  • Stanza integration: Use a UUID instead of the database rowid as a unique identifier for each book. This means that, only after this upgrade, Stanza will forget which books it has already downloaded. Fixes #3137 (Provide optional user-customizable "Stanza Unique Identifier"). Also use a UUID when converting to EPUB as the book identifier.
  • New recipe for Irish Independant by Neil Grogan
  • Add documentation of the conversion system to the User Manual

New in version 0.6.19 (October 21st, 2009)

  • Windows installer: Change default installation directory to C:/Program Files/Calibre2 as some people have reported problems with setting up file associations when the installation directory contains spaces
  • Fix #3803 (mobi/prc > epub conversion failure)
  • Fix #3732 (Built-in "Politico" recipe is broken)
  • New output format: TCR
  • Fix #3583 (Calibre adds spaces when converting from RTF)
  • Fix recipe for The Atlantic
  • LRF Output: Fix conversion of lengths expressed in centimetres or millimetres. Fixes #3822 (HTML to LRF - indenting problem)
  • Updated recipe for the Time Magazine
  • Improved La Prensa recipe
  • New recipe for Corren by Jonas Svensson
  • New recipes for Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet by Darko Miletic
  • Linux build:Allow CFLAGS used to compile mount helper to be overrideen using OVERRIDE_CFLAGS env variable
  • Fix #3806 (Conversion of eReader PDB to ePub breaks footnotes!)
  • Ebook viewer: handle self closed tags in XHTML docs correctly. Fixes #3727 (Ebook-viewer problems with valid xhtml)
  • Fix #3783 (Die Zeit - Recipe doesn't include full articles)
  • Opus driver: Generate t2b files and delete helper files when removing a book from the device.
  • eSlick driver: Fix swapped drives in windows
  • New recipes for Naked Capitalism and Daily Reckoning by Darko Miletic
  • Fix a bug in the new news download scheduler code that would cause scheduling based on time of day to not always work (depending on your timezone)
  • Add button to config dialog to open calibre config directory
  • Conversion pipeline: Convert width and height attributes of th e tag to CSS. Fixes #3536 (HTML image size attributes)
  • Fix #3813 (News Feed Searching Bug From attribute:'showing_count')
  • Fix #3816 (Search Bar Right Click Issue)

New in version 0.6.18 (October 19th, 2009)

  • Windows installer: Optionally add calibre install dir to PATH. Default is to add it, to be consistent with per 0.6.17 releases
  • Fix #3739 (Author sort function does not recognize "with")
  • Fix #3756 (Problem with non-numeric series-index)
  • Welcome wizard now allows you to set interface language. Fixes #3736 (First question of wizard...)
  • eReader PDB output: proper length of indexes and do not try to add them if they are not avaliable. PML Outpu: cleanup. PML Input: read unicode and entity PML tags correctly.
  • calibre_mount_helper now works on NetBSD as well for mounting of reader devices
  • Regex Builder: Show correct input step
  • Fix very long search strings causing main window to become wider than screen
  • New recipe For Business World India by Darko Miletic
  • Fix #3763 (Cannot close server log window)
  • New recipe for Trouw by JvdW
  • Regex Builder: Initially highlight the already set regex.
  • Linux build system: Use the environment variables OVERRIDE_CFLAGS and OVERRIDE_LDFLAGS to allow cflags and ldflags to be user specified. Fixes #3770 (calibre build problems)
  • OS X driver for the Ectaco Jet Book?
  • Support for a new input format: TCR
  • Fix launching of welcome wizard from preferences menu broken on windows
  • Improved recipe for Sueddeutsche
  • Refactor the news download scheduler. Now has support for customizing the tags assigned to downloaded news. Since the entire subsystem was rewritten, you may experience bugs.
  • Fix #3769 (The Economist recipe is no longer working)

New in version 0.6.17 (October 10th, 2009)

  • New recipe for The San Jose Mercury News by Darko Miletic
  • Fix #3689 (Installer insists on building Podofo extension and returns error if not available)
  • Improved recipe for The Miami Herald
  • Fix #3724 ("Attribute Error?" when canceling multiple book conversion)
  • Fix #3728 (Updated recipe for The Toronto Star)
  • Updated recipe for The Daily Mail
  • Improved Newsweek recipe
  • PDF metadata: Don't refuse to get cover from PDF files that have their encryption bit set but are not actually encrypted
  • Fix crash when reading cover from EPUB files
  • Fix #3616 (Error 500 Access to Content Server, Android Browser)
  • New recipe for The Toronto Sun by Darko Miletic. Improved recipe for The Moscow Times.
  • Fix #3401 (Support for eSlick (reader made by Foxit))
  • Improved recipe for The Christian Science Monitor
  • Improved recipe for the Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Linux: If user unplugs device without unmounting it, cleanup mount point
  • Fix #3729 (Drag and drop of text into the search area is broken)
  • Fix #3514 (Invalid FB2 output when converting from HTML)
  • New windows installer. If you are upgrading from a previous release, please uninstall calibre first
  • Updated recipes for The Straits Times and MSDN Magazine
  • Improved recipe for Our Daily Bread
  • You can now change the cover or add formats to the currently selected book by Drag and Drop onto the book information display panel at the bottom. Fixes #3601 (Drag and Drop cover editing in main GUI)
  • Implement #2931 (Allow drag and drop adding of new formats)
  • Fix #3718 (Image Magick?)

New in version 0.6.16 (October 2nd, 2009)

  • Recursive adding: Don't crash when there is an error scanning for books. Also popup a message saying no books found in case no books are found
  • Fix #3664 (Program Crashes When Attempting to Add Books to 0.6.15)
  • Finally fix the random crash issue when adding books
  • Fix #3647 (No file libffi in linux - v 6.14)

New in version 0.6.14 (September 29th, 2009)

  • Add field to edit Date to the Edit Meta Information dialog
  • Conversion pipeline: Remove empty and tags. Fixes #3564 (PDF to EPUB formatting problems)
  • Fix #3417 (Receipt - FTD (Financial Time Deutschland) => empty Receipt)
  • Fix #3555 (Unicode Decode Error?: ... unexpected code byte in Russian fb2)
  • Fix #3556 (PDB input fail - OPF contains invalid tours section)
  • Fix #3606 (LRF Reader fails to open file which opens in PRS-500 and 505)
  • Remove trailing periods from path components when sending books to devices. Fixes #3475 (No books in Collection on Sony PRS-300)
  • Fix #3526 (Converting Mobipocket to MS Reader not working)
  • Add a section to the User Manual explaining how to setup a development environment for calibre on all the OSes
  • Fix #3523 (Please re-add ./setup.py install --root option) and clean up install/post-install code. Post install now no longer runs in a separate process.
  • Updated NYTimes Top Stories recipe
  • Linux: Create calibre-uninstall command also Fix #3542 (Fix/enhance non-root develop/install)
  • New recipe for Smashing Magazine by Darko Miletic and improved recipe for Die Ziet
  • Fix #3567 (Entire text of books imported into Title & Author fields)
  • Fix #3416 (Receipt Spiegel Online - German => no articles)
  • Fix #3561 (Can't find font filename for font family)
  • Fix #3552 (Conversion from LRF to LIT or RTF loses paragraph indentations)
  • Fix #3452 (epubcheck1.0.4 errors - attribute file-as not allowed at this point)
  • TXT Output: Fix line endings setting not being respected on windows
  • New recipe for Le Monde Diplomatique by Darko Miletic
  • New recipe for Business Standard by Darko Miletic
  • Add delete books action to right click menu. Implements #3604
  • New recipes for Java Lobyy?, Info World? and Server Side? by Rick Kellog. Fixes #3543 (New Recipes)
  • TXT Output: Table support
  • New recipe for The Toronto Star by Darko Miletic
  • Implement #3602 (Updated recipes)
  • Fix #3590 (calibre 0.6.13 source package is a tarbomb)
  • Rewrite the Tag browser to make it more efficient and remove one source of random crashes
  • Edit Meta information dialog now displays dates in the local timezone, like the main book view. Fixes #3288 (Published Date issue)
  • calibre now works with OS X 10.6 **Snow Leopard**. Fixes #3471 (Snow Leopard Compatibility)

New in version 0.6.13 (September 19th, 2009)

  • Implement #3473 (Please add Dutch news Tweakers.net (techsite))
  • Fix #2821 (Non user-friendly error message when attempting to save metadata of open file)
  • New recipe for Salon.com by cix3
  • HTML Input: Ignore case when parsing the rel and type attributes of tags for CSS stylesheets
  • Comic Input: Change default colors to 256 and add option to generate comic pages in PNG or JPEG formats. Fixes #3529 (Comics display badly on Adobe Digital Editions and some prs-505 models due to colour depth)
  • Fix #3489 (recipe_DieZeit_doesn't work)
  • Fix #3327 (Converting EBUB to MOBI)
  • Fix #3501 (No longer opening PDF files)
  • RTF Input: Speed up processing and add support for small-caps and colors
  • Updated recipe for Le Monde
  • Fix #3487 (Recipe standard.at defect)
  • Implement #2575 (Optional config option to specify alternate location of metadata.db)
  • Jobs dialog:Allow stopping of waiting jobs and add Stop all jobs button
  • Fix #3425 (Messages often incorrectly display unicode text)
  • Conversion pipeline: Set the default left margin for tags to 40px
  • Fix #3497 (Error on converting zip containing htm files w/ index.htm)
  • Fix #3088 (Update metada from file)
  • Fix memory leak when queueing books for bulk convert
  • Fix #3486 (Edit metadata crash)
  • Implement #3528 (Please install udev rules into /lib/udev/rules.d/)
  • Fix #3506 (Cannot convert .LIT to .EPUB)
  • Fix 'undefined symbol: gzopen64' error when converting comics using the linux binary build
  • Conversion of LRF books. This is very new code and has only been tested with calibre generated LRF books.
  • Fix #3458 (error when first click on 'Preference')
  • New recipe for The Philadelphia Inquirer by Radikal Dissent?
  • ebook-convert: Make TAB completion (Linux only) faster
  • Fix #3500 (Cannot view some PRC files)
  • Fix #3257 (embedded graphics in .odt file look bad when converted to .epub format)
  • RTF Input: Add support for WMF images
  • Fix memory leak when using the Convert Single book dialog
  • Fix #3518 (calibre-server: "By Author", (optional) author_sort sorting)
  • Fix #3417 (Receipt - FTD (Financial Time Deutschland) => empty Receipt)
  • Fix #3472 (Error when converting to PDB from any format in Version 0.6.12)
  • Fix #3513 (conversion bug in Mobi 2 Epub)
  • Implement #3515 (Reset the conversion options)

New in version 0.6.12 (September 12th, 2009)

  • Ignore invalid proxies
  • Implement #3447 (Option to limit parallel processes)
  • calibredb: Handle the case when the user specifies the same to delete id multiple times
  • calibre has a new installation layout with all the resources (icons, fonts, etc) in separate files. Also on linux, the install and develop commands have changed, they no longer modify the system pythonpath. See the INSTALL file for details.
  • New recipe for The New Republic by cix3
  • Fix #3425 (Messages often incorrectly display unicode text)
  • Stanza integration: Show number of books available for each tag/series/author in the catalog view
  • Fix #3424 (Batch conversion to epub failed 0.6.11)
  • Implement #3408 (Disable Latest version display)
  • Implement #3429 ("Cancel All" or similar when editing a large group of books)
  • Change recipes to using ISO639 language codes
  • calibredb:Fix regression causing calibredb to not notify the main GUI of a change
  • Fix #3405 (Incorrect display of eReader small caps)
  • Search box: use system default colr as normal background instead of white
  • Add a wiazrd to help in the creation of header and footer removal regexps
  • Stanza integration:Implement result pagination. Fixes #3412 (Add alphabetical sub directories to content server)
  • Stanza integration: Increase timeouts when sending covers/book files to one hour
  • Disable cover browsing and tag view buttons when viewing books on device
  • Fix #3448 (Problems loading HTML files in v6.11)
  • Implement #3444 (More Information on Metadata page)
  • Split up English recipes by country
  • Use native (KDE/GNOME) file open dialogs on linux
  • Preliminary driver for the Fox It? ESlick
  • Fix bug causing the calibre server to open files in read-write mode instead of read-only
  • Updated recipe for The CLimate Progress Blog
  • Fix #3403 (calibre-server alt text wrong)
  • Fix #3451 (converting a PRC to EPUB creates a shortened epub file)
  • Implement #3418 (Break long lines in txt files)
  • Fix #3288 (Published Date issue)
  • Ebook viewer: j/k keys scroll by a small amount again

New in version 0.6.11 (September 5th, 2009)

  • Fix #3367 ('QMouseEvent' object has no attribute 'key')
  • Fix #3363 (Edit metadata in bulk window doesn't resize horizontally properly)
  • Fixed recipes for The LA Times and Budget Fashionista
  • Recipe download no longer requires X server on linux
  • Updated recipe for Business Week
  • Fix #3373 (I have problems with characters in title and book author name)
  • Updated recipe for Telegraph UK
  • Fix Newsweek recipe
  • Linux device detection: Parse /proc/bus/usb/devices directly instead of using libusb
  • Fix problem where some news downloads were showing incomplete Table of Contents on Kindle
  • Fix #3380 (Conversion to LRF ignore input text code page)
  • Improved LA Times recipe
  • New recipe for Honvedelem.hu by Devilinside
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix bug that was causing @page rules in CSS embedded in tags to not be stripped. This fixes the problem of EPUB files converted from the HTML output of Microsoft Word having large margins.
  • Support for the new SONY readers (300/600)
  • Fix #3377 (--toc-filter only removes alternate entries)
  • Support for the SONY Reader Touch Edition
  • Fix bug in Check database integrity on some installs
  • Implement #3359 (Make markdown processing optional)
  • Fix missing first paragraph in USA Today download
  • Implement #3232 (Only do a conversion if target file does not exist option)
  • Fix #2913 (Cannot crop any PDF with pdfmanipulate the same error message is always reported)
  • Fix #3320 (Long Folder Names on Kindle)
  • Fix #3368 (Type Error?: not enough arguments for format string)
  • Fix #3393 (Browse by Tags - tree closes)
  • Fix #3375 (--max-toc-links option does not seem to work)
  • Fix recipe for De Standaard
  • New recipe for The Intelligencer by Darko Miletic
  • Use /proc/bus/usb/devices only if libusb fails to load. Fixes #3331 (/proc/bus/usb/devices not present in many distros)
  • Fix #3399 (Problem with recipe for The Economist?)
  • Improved recipe for CNN
  • Fix #3329 (Updated Tech Net? recipe)
  • New recipes for The Old Foodie and HLN Belgium by Darko Miletic
  • Fix #3338 (eReader not converting properly)
  • Implement #3396 (add sort by tag and series to Stanza catalog)
  • Fix #3345 (Please add more sections to "Die Zeit" recipe)
  • TXT Output: Options to not add a blank line between paragraphs and to add a TAB at the start of each paragraph

New in version 0.6.10 (August 28th, 2009)

  • Fix various regression in 0.6.9 caused by the new conversion debug framework

New in version 0.6.8 (August 22nd, 2009)

  • Fix #3160 (Sony PRS-505 not recognised since 0.6.7 installation).
  • Saving to disk is now fully customizable. The user can control the file and directory structure of the saved files as well as various other aspects of the save process.
  • EPUB Output: Remove tags that are children of as Adobe Digital Editions can't handle them.
  • Implement #3235 (patch to add an author menu when sorting stanza catalogue by author).
  • Add header and footer removal options to ebook-convert.
  • New recipe for Cuba Debate by Darko Miletic. Also improve effectiveness of the linearize tables transform.
  • E-book viewer: Fix bug that was causing viewer to sometimes not scroll to the top of the page when clicking a link in the Table of Contents that points to the top of the page.
  • Create an EPUB version of the calibre User Manual (linked to in the online documentation).
  • Improved recipe for The Guardian.
  • Add an "Add/Save" category to Preferences to control the "Add books" and "Save to disk" options.
  • Update bundled version of cssutils. Fixes #3162 (Calibre does not support complete font-face standard).
  • Stanza support: Allow searching on the main screen. The main screen also now shows three sub catalogs to allow browsing by Newest, By Author and By Title.
  • Fix #3197 (Extracting metadata from multiple files in a directory fails).
  • Improved recipe for The Atlantic.
  • New recipe for Glas Javnosti by Darko Miletic.
  • Make moving the library location via the Preferences dialog faster.
  • Fix Instapaper recipe not working when password is blank.
  • Fix #3209 (Clibre has a prOblem with PDFs with lOng title).
  • Fix #3221 (Calibre 0.6.7 and pdf ebook import on ?SD card (Bookeen Opus)).
  • Add history and history based completion to search boxes.
  • New recipes for Republika and Monitor Online by Darko Miletic.
  • Recipe susbsytem: Add a remove_attributes property to make it easy to specify that some attributes should be removed from all tags.
  • Implement #2517 (Remove the #HREF syntax from the Chapter URL in the toc.ncx file for an ePUB).
  • New recipe for BETA by Darko Miletic.
  • Fix #3218 (Adding a book in an existing format causes a temporary duplication of formats).
  • Update all Serbian and Croatin recipes to work with calibre 0.6.
  • Fix #3159 (Error Converting mobipocket to sony reader v0.6.7).
  • Add button to read metadata from a particular format to the Edit meta informationn dialog.
  • Make calibre less likely to loose track of e-book files if the user renames them outside of calibre.

New in version 0.6.7 (August 15th, 2009)

  • Optional inline TOC for RB, PDB, TXT, FB2 output
  • EPUB Output: Close self closing tags explicitly as they cause problems in browser based renderers like the calibre ebook viewer. Fix #3152 (MOBI Error)
  • calibredb:Don't error out when listing books that have missing formats
  • Various new Vietnamese news sources
  • FB2 Metadata Reader: Fix cover extraction, author_sort extraction, support multiple authors. Improved Irish Times recipe
  • Fix #3144 ("Comments" string showing spurious & in the preview box)
  • New recipe for Our Daily Bread by Darko Miletic
  • New recipe for De Volksrant by acidzebra, updated recipe for The Chicago Tribune. Add the the Cy Book? Opus to the welcome wizard. Fix #3146 (More formats for Bebook/lBook etc)
  • Fix #3132 (Calibre Zip is 0.00KB)
  • Fix detection of non-US PRS-700 readers in OS X and Windows
  • calibredb:Fix bug when add books recursively from the command line
  • EPUB Output: Replace all whitespace in TOC items with spaces, as desktop ADE does not support non space characters.
  • Remove the calibre planet website source code from the tree. Will now be maintained separately.

New in version 0.6.5 (August 4th, 2009)

  • PML Input: Various fixes
  • Fix #3057 (Viewer Cuts Off MOBI File)
  • EPUB Output: Pass through font-face rules. Fixes #3042 (Calibre ignores extra_css in recipe)
  • Fix downloading of news that has non-English characters in its title on windows. Fixes #3005 (RSS Fetching from zaobao.com still fail)
  • Fix #3061 (TOC not created converting from FB2)
  • Fix #3059 (Blows up real good parsing a Mobipocket file)
  • Fix #3028 (Field "Published" below 1900 make catalog empty on iPhone)
  • Fix #3047 (Metadata on device, fall back to file name)
  • Fix detection of Be Book on windows when no storage card is present. Fixes #2974 (Be Book not reconized)
  • Stanza feed: Show newly added books first
  • Fix #3050 (FB2 Output error)
  • Switch to using poppler to read PDF metadata. Hopefully is faster/more stable. Fixes #3041 (version 0.6.3 doesnt delete temp files)

New in version 0.6.4 (August 1st, 2009)

  • Initial implementation of aq driver for the Irex Illiad
  • Add OS X support to the Illiad DR1000 driver
  • Fix #3019 (Problem converting prc to epub)
  • EPUB Output: Remove hyperlinks with no content as they cause rendering artifacts in browser based renderers
  • Fix #3010 (Special characters in tags are not escaped)
  • Handle author names that end with a period correctly when saving a single format to disk
  • Fix #2997 (Be Book)
  • Fix #3016 (lxml.etree._Element' object has no attribute 'href)
  • Fix #3022 (Receiving error during convert from pdf to any file)
  • Various fixes form conversion from PML and PDF
  • Improved Newsweek recipe (thanks to GRiker)
  • RTF Input: Support extraction of images (JPEG/PNG only)
  • Fix #3009 (PRS500 won't connect)
  • Refactor the device driver system to support devices from manufacturers that don't bother to assign unique ids to their devices. Preliminary drivers for Cy Book? Opus (windows/os x) and Cool-er (windows only)
  • Implement searching the calibre catalog in the Stanza. Fixes #3014 (Support searching from stanza)

New in version 0.6.3 (July 30th, 2009)

  • Fix #2808 (PRS-505 upload does not handle long titles well)
  • Fix #2963 (RSS Fetching Fail of zaobao.com)
  • Fix #2152 (Typo in GUI)
  • Fix Newsweek recipe and Implement #2975 (Validation for i/o filenames in ebook-convert)
  • Fix #2982 (Keystroke Ctrl-C in PDB viewer does not work)
  • Fix #2972 (Problem with Accented characters in recipe_publico.py)
  • Handle badly malformed font sizes in CSS
  • Make the HTML2ZIP file type plugin customizable. You can now tell calibre to assume the HTML files are in a particular encoding. Go to Preferences->Plugins->File type plugnis to customize the HTML2ZIP plugin
  • Fix #2985 (Conversion failure - list index out of range)
  • Maintain only two worker processes per CPU core instead of three. This should reduce memory consumption.
  • Welcome wizard: Non-standard pages (email and web) were not having any effect
  • Fix #2961 (calibre crashes when syncing with kindle DX)
  • Fix ESPN download

New in version 0.6.2 (July 28th, 2009)

  • EPUB Output: Fix default cover page to display correctly In Adobe Digital Editions
  • Make reading of metadata from files on the device configurable (via Preferences->Plugins->Device Interface plugins). If turned off, it will make loading the list of books on the ddevice much faster. Also make storing of e-books into sub folders on the device configurable.
  • Add an output profile for the 5-inch Jet Book?. Fix #2950 (ebook-meta.exe 0.6.0 doesn't work at all)
  • Fix #2920 (Ebook viewer not working)
  • Fix #2807 ("Reset Quick Search" button does not reset the status of the tag toggle switches)
  • Fix #2904 (created epub from odt file, tested in epubcheck, errors on images)
  • Fix #2954 (No header, extra line at bottom.)
  • Fix one final case that could cause 'Unknown' to show up in the authors list even when authors are specified
  • Fix #2953 (missing ì)
  • Make handling of malformed/fragmentary HTML more robust
  • EPUB Output: Fix generated OPF to be compatible with the asinine epubchecker. Also fix bug that was causing the default cover to use the date even when authors are present.

New in version 0.6.1 (July 27th, 2009)

  • FB2 Input: Implement option to disable generation of Table of Contents at start of book. Fixes #2908 (FIX: fb2 Input plugin auto created the ToC)
  • Fix #2938 (comic2lrf gives EOFerror)
  • Fix insert metadata inserting tags around Series and Tags fields
  • Book Jacket: Don't insert empty series into the jacket
  • lrs2lrf: Handle missing style labels gracefully
  • Fix detection of SD card in Jet Book? in 0.6.x
  • Fix #2924 (Converting to RB format)
  • Convert all unicode characters to ASCII when creating file paths on the device
  • Fix file selection dialogs not choosing the correct file extension filter by default
  • Intelligently convert (almost) all filenames to ASCII. This should make for more readable file names as opposed to the previous practice of simply replacing unicode chracters with underscores.
  • Implement #2846 (Convert common unicode punctuation to ascii.)
  • Fix #2914 (PDB Input: Can't convert Outlliers I the conversion process just goes on forever)
  • Fix #2912 (File Will Not Save)
  • Fix #2934 (Crash when aborting cover download)
  • Try to eject unmounted devices in linux. Misc. fixes
  • Fix #2930 (No book is selected after deleting a book)

New in version 0.6.0 (July 25th, 2009)

  • All new conversion system
  • Modularized device drivers
  • A welcome wizard
  • Improved e-book viewer
  • Improved news download
  • User interface improvements
  • PDF improvements
  • Bugs fixed:
  • The Job control system has been re-written. It should be much more stable in the future.
  • Adding of books and Saving to disk have been refactored into a separate process, improving performance and stability
  • Now use a C extension to interface with fontconfig. This should eliminate one source of crashes, especially on OS X. Linux distributors: You can point calibre’s build system to the fontconfig headers/library via the environment variables FC_INC_DIR and FC_LIB_DIR
  • calibre_server no longer needs an X server to run in linux
  • On OSX launching calibre from the command line now works

New in version 0.5.14 (May 29th, 2009)

  • New recipe for Electrolese by Oliver Niesner. Also updated recipes for Heise, Sueddeutsche and ZDnet.
  • Fix #2515 (eBook Viewer cannot open TAZ epub file).
  • New recipe for PHD Cmics by Rafardeon.
  • New recipe for Carta by Oliver Niesner.
  • Updated recipe for The New Yorker.
  • Fix #2497 (Scientific American recipe not working).
  • Fix #2489 (handle softbreaks in RTF files).
  • Implement #2478 (Updated recipe Vreme).
  • Fix title of Sueddeutsche recipe and fix generation of MAN pages in unicode environments.

New in version 0.5.13 (May 21st, 2009)

  • Updated recipe ro the Times Online.
  • Add genshi license.
  • Fix Newsweek recipe for redesigned site.
  • Fix #2449 (Crashing on mac os X 10.5.7 when cancel metadata search).
  • Fix #2450 (Crash on send to PRS-700).
  • New recipe for slashdot.
  • Fix #2475 (Calibre 0.5.12 Conversion Error).
  • Fix #2465 (Calibre fails after running Globe Trotter? Connect on OS X 10.5).
  • Various Hungarian news recipes by Ezmegaz.

New in version 0.5.12 (May 16th, 2009)

  • New recipes for index.hu and pcworld.hu by Ezmegaz.
  • Fix #2447 (Calibre "permission denied" error).
  • MOBI Input: Fix regression affecting detection of table of contents and metadata embedded in content when converting MOBI files. Also fix #2407 (error converting to lrf in 0.5.10).
  • Fix #2420 (Download Only Covers).
  • Updated recipe for Süddeutsche.
  • New recipes for HRT and RTS by Darko Miletic.
  • Update cssutils to latest.
  • Add a copyright file to comply with the FSF guidelines.
  • Fix for bug in windows detection of Be Book?
  • Add an option to viewer preferences, to remeber last used window size. Fixes #2406 (set default ebook viewer window size?).
  • PDF Metadata: Switch to using Po Do Fp? to read/write PDF metadata. On linux, calibre will fall back to pdftk and pypdf. Linux distributors: calibre will only try to build the podofo extension if it detects the podofo header files in the directory pointed to by PODOFO_INC_DIR, defaults to /usr/include/podofo.

New in version 0.5.11 (May 9th, 2009)

  • Switch to using pdftk to set PDF metadata on windows and linux as it is more robust
  • Implement single click download of metadata and covers for all sleected books in the library. To access click the arrow next to the Edit metadata button. Fixes #2376 (Enhancement request: Additional buttons on main interface)
  • Fix #2402 (Get error when I plug in my kindle 2)
  • Support for the Be Book? by Tijmen Ruizendaal from Be Book?
  • New recipe for Twitch films by Darko Miletic
  • EPUB Output:Replace non breaking hyphens with ordinary hyphens as the default fonts that come with ADE don't suport them.
  • New recipe for the Straits Times by Darko Miletic
  • MOBI Input: Fix conversion of MOBI files that do not have opening tags in their markup
  • MOBI Output: Fix crash when CSS contains invalid font size entries
  • Fix #2403 (Conversion of comics fails on OS X when run from CLI)
  • Fix #2390 (Error window when a large number books cannot be transferred to a device because of incompatible formats is too large for dis)
  • MOBI Input: Fix regression causing crash when converting certain MOBI/PRC files

New in version 0.5.10 (May 3rd, 2009)

  • Fix #2351 (Cannot email when using SSL SMTP server with login).
  • Driver for the Ectaco Jet Book? by James Ralston.
  • MOBI Output: Fix download of Chicago Tribune.
  • Fix #2350 (conversion of a mobipocket file (huffdic compressed) fail).
  • Fix #2352 (cant add a prc ebook to calibre).
  • Fix #2371 (error 32 while removing books from calibre-reproducible).
  • New recipe for US News by Darko Miletic.
  • Fix #2358 (HTML to ePub conversion results in duplicated content / incorrect breaks).
  • MOBI Input: Fix parsing of some old MOBI files that contain unclosed tags leading to a hanging EPUB conversion.
  • Fix #2372 (when converting .cbz files on OSX, Calibre chokes on OSX metadata files).
  • Fix #2311 (Failure to parse an lrf file).

New in version 0.5.9 (April 24th, 2009)

  • Fix #2300 (Epub multilevel TOC output flawed.)
  • Updated recipes for Telepolis. The news and articles have now been split into two separate recipes, for better formatting.
  • Fix #1994 (Save to disk or send to device changes author sort order)
  • New recipe for zaobao.com by Pu Bo
  • New recipes for various computing blogs by Darko Miletic
  • Fix bug in calibre content server that would cause it to not work if yur library has books with blank author fields
  • Implement #2325 ('Fetch All News Now' Option)
  • MOBI Output:Fix bug that cause MOBI conversion to sometimes fail when linking to an external stylesheet
  • MOBI Input: Fix reading of tags stored in metadata in MOBI files
  • Update odfpy (used to conver Open Office? documents)
  • PDF Input: calibre now supports conversion of PDF version > 1.5 as well

New in version 0.5.8 (April 20th, 2009)

  • Speed up device detection in windows and Fix #2287 (Calibre 0.5.7 No Longer Detects Kindle 2 When Plugged In).
  • Add a timeout to the PDF metadata writer as it hangs on some PDF files.
  • Switch to using Open Library? as the primary source of book covers. Should speed up cover fetching. Also Fix #2316 (Calibre now fetches smaller images as covers).
  • New recipe for the Seattle Times by Darko Miletic.

New in version 0.5.7 (April 16th, 2009)

  • Handle periods better when reading metadata from filenames
  • New recipe for Moneynews by Darko Miletic
  • Updated recipes for Linux devices and Toms Hardware (German)
  • Implement #2096 (Move deleted books in the trash folder)
  • Allow single click fetching of covers in the Edit metadata dialog. Now calibre will automatically try to get the ISBN needed to fetch the cover based on title and author of the book.
  • Fix #2257 (Updated recipes with fixes for epub image problem)
  • Support for writing metadata to PDF files (thanks to John Schember)
  • New recipe for Der Standard by Gerhard Aigner
  • Fix #2258 (cancel button not wide enough)
  • Device drivers: Do not check for ebooks in subdirectories on devices that do not support subdirectories
  • Fix #2255 (calibre does not handle images with comma in their name)
  • New recipe for Hessisch Niedersächsische Allgemeine by Oliver neissner
  • Speed up reading of metadata from MOBI files (thanks to John Schember)
  • Fix #2261 (Conversion metadata problem)
  • Implement #2277 (Remove empty feeds when fetching news with recipes)
  • New recipe for Die Presse by Gerhard Aigner
  • Fix #2252 (--profile should resize pictures too)
  • Fix #2273 (Little bug in Calibra Server)
  • Fix #2283 (Updated recipe Vreme)
  • Implement a --add-simple-plugin option for calibre-debug that makes it easy to add calibre plugins distributed as .py files
  • MOBI Output: Fix regression that was preventing the creation of pagebreaks between the contents of different HTML files in the input.
  • Fix #2256 (Interresting bug with epub format)
  • New recipe for NZZ Online by Darko Miletic

New in version 0.5.6 (April 9th, 2009)

  • Preliminary support for the Netronix EB600
  • MOBI Input: Strip null characters. Fixes #2242 (Calibre only converts first chapter of document)
  • Fix #2061 (Proper locale support)
  • Fix #2202 (Can't Manually Set Series to Book 0)
  • Speed up adding books to an already large collection
  • Fix #2240 (New Yorker download has issues)
  • Fix #2205 (Ebook viewer doesn't start if no book selected)
  • New recipe for the Arizona Star by Darko Miletic
  • New recipe for MSDN Magazine by Darko Miletic
  • Fix #2217 (New recipe: Corriere della Sera (Italian and English))
  • Remove recipe for The International Herald Tribune, since the paper no longer exists
  • Fix #2236 (Updated Tom's Hardware recipe)
  • Fix #2204 ("Delete news when sent" does not work)

New in version 0.5.5 (April 3rd, 2009)

  • Fix stream descrambling in lrf2lrs
  • Fix bug causing dates for downloaded news to be in Spanish. Fixes #2198 (Bug fix of recipe La Prensa - Nicaragua)
  • Fix regression in windows that was causing downloaded news to not have a cover
  • Fix #2200 (Recipe update: Exiled online)
  • Fix #2193 (PRS-700 epub flow_size crash)

New in version 0.5.3 (March 26th, 2009)

  • Fix #2115 (Some Kindle Metadata Still Wrong)
  • Disable on-device editing of metadata in the GUI for devices that don't support it (all the non SONY devices)
  • MOBI Output: Fix Time recipe --> MOBI
  • Fix #2128 (Google Books Fetch Metadata Fails With Apostrophe In Title)
  • calibre now depends on dnspython for email delivery. Also remove python 2.5 builds as it is no longer officially supported, though calibre will probably continue to run on it for a little while longer.
  • Fix #2152 (Typo in GUI)
  • Fix EPUB output of Speigel Online
  • Fix error message in OSX when dragging and dropping a cover onto the edit metadata dialog
  • Fix #2137 (New recipes for Bosnian newspapers)
  • Fix #2121 (Remove before Add when editing tags in bulk)
  • Updated FAZ.NET recipe to produce EPUB that does not crash the SONY readers.
  • PDF Input: Replace non-breaking spaces with normal spaces. Fixes #2104 (epub justification problems with converted pdf)
  • Support for email ebooks from calibre to your device. To use setup Email delivery in the preferences and then click the arrow next to the Send to Device button. Still experimental, so report bugs.
  • Implement #2151 (New recipe for new portal "24 sata")
  • Fix #2130 (Calibre Stops Reading MOBI Files)
  • Improved user feedback when downloading covers
  • Fix #2129 (.prc to MOBI causes TOC links to break)

New in version 0.5.2 (March 20th, 2009)

  • Fix #2100 (Zipped HTML to Epub conversion error)
  • New recipe for Adventure Gamers? by Darko Miletic
  • Disable the no subscription version of the NYTimes, since it no longer works
  • Don't add empty Table of Contents to MOBI files
  • New recipe for politico.com by Darko Miletic
  • Updated recipe for Sueddeutsche
  • Implement support for reading metadata from Amazon Topaz books
  • Fix #2066 (Attribute Error?: 'Book Header?' object has no attribute 'first_image_index')
  • Advertise the calibre Stanza server on Bonjour. Now accessing your calibre EPUB collection in Stanza should be automatic on your home network.
  • Fix #2058 (Calibre reads Kindle metadata wrong)
  • Re-arrange buttons to put the most frequently used ones first
  • Fix #2084 (Updated New Scientist recipe)
  • Fix #2076 (Error during Recursive Search)
  • calibre now searches the Google Books database ina ddition to isbndb.com for book metadata
  • Fix #2098 (PRS-505 stating "Page Error!" when trying to open an ePub file)
  • New recipe for Instapaper by Darko Miletic
  • Fix #2074 (Clicking "table of contents" on a "lit")
  • Add vim like shortcuts to ebook-viewer for scrolling. Fixes #2083 (Add Keyboard shorcuts to Viewer)
  • Fix #2101 (Croatian News recipe pack)
  • New recipe for Monde Durable by Darko Miletic
  • EPUB Output: Replace tags with tags since is not valid XHTML
  • MOBI Output: Fix FAZ.NET feed conversion to MOBI

New in version 0.5.1 (March 15th, 2009)

  • Fix #2031 (Ebook viewer).
  • Advertise the calibre content server for Stanza via Bon Jour?, needs testing.
  • New recipe for The Daily Mail UK by RufusA. Fix #998 (HTML2LRF and empty headings).
  • Fix regression with loading custom recipes that use future imports.
  • Fix #2025 (Many LIT file covers detected sideways).
  • Add a no subscription needed version of the recipe for The Hew York Review of Books.
  • Fix #2041 (Error fetching news la repubblica on MacOSX).
  • Fix #2038 (calibre built for Foresight Linux).
  • Fix #2034 (LRFMetaFile conflict on "objects").
  • Create RSS feed for calibre release. Also new recipe for The Register by vgrama.
  • MOBI Input: Strip and tags as ADE refuses to hadle them gracefully when converted to EPUB.
  • EPUB Output: Strip tags since ADE runs screaming when it sees one. Fixes #2029 (IHT resetting P505).
  • Implement #2036 (Add PDB support to the Stanza content server).
  • Fix #2051 (Can't input date before 14 September 1752).

New in version 0.5.0 (March 10th, 2009)

  • Fix #2003 (lrs2lrf mistranslates XML entities)
  • Fix #2005 (Updated recipe for NIN online)
  • Implement #1996 (Trimming option in cbr conversion)
  • Fix #2004 (PDF to EPUB conversions not working)
  • Fix bug causing laguage to be set to Arabic in OS X when the config dialog is run
  • Fix #2017 (Another PRC file cover detection issue)
  • Fix #2012 (epub output problems on PRS505)
  • New recipe for Eco Geek? by Darko Miletic
  • Fix #2018 ([ERROR] CSSValue: Missing token for production Choice)
  • Fix #2000 (Error on importing PDFs, CBZs and LRFs into Calibre)
  • New recipe for Miami Herald by Darko Miletic
  • Fix #1917 (Calibre will not close when clicking any exit button)
  • New recipe for Mediapart.fr by Mathieu Godlewski
  • New recipe for Wikinews by Darko Miletic
  • Remove dependency on help2man. Also significantly speds up man page generation
  • Fix the Opinion section of the no subscription NYTimes recipe

New in version 0.4.143 (March 7th, 2009)

  • Fix #1998 ([ERROR] CSSStyleRule: No start { of style declaration found:)
  • MOBI Input:Fix extraction of Table of Contents for MOBI files that have their TOC at the start of the book instead of the end
  • RTF Input:Fix conversion of Euro symbol in CP-1252 encoded RTF files
  • Implement sub-sorting. So if you want to sort by author and then sub sort by series, you can now click first on series and then on author to acheive this. Implement #1810 (Advanced Sorting?)
  • Fix calibre.app to work correctly even when it is moved into a path that has spaces in it
  • Fix #1977 (Error on converting zip with html to ePUB u'invalid literal for float(): +2)
  • New recipe for El Universal by Darko Miletic
  • MOBI Input: Handle poor quality PRC files from Baen better. Images are now correctly extracted despite the missing image_offset and metadata embedded in the content is used when converting (though not when simply reading metadata as this would be too slow)
  • Fix #1981 (Problems whit unicone titles)
  • Fix #1983 (Schedule news download - user and password fields)
  • Fix #1995 (Type Error?: Argument must be string or unicode.)

New in version 0.4.142 (March 4th, 2009)

  • Linux install:calibre_postinstall now installs desktop integration even for non-root user
  • Fix #1949 (Calibre hangs with 'Type Error?')
  • Fix #1938 (Error in lrs2lrf)
  • Fix #1933 (Text is not centered when converting from MOBI to LIT)
  • New recipe for Newstimes by Darko Miletic
  • MOBI Input:Improve detection of Table of Contents. Fixes #1936 (SInce Calibre 0.4.134 medatada in reader doesn't works)
  • Fix calibre holding file handles on the Cybook, preventing it from being ejected
  • New recipe for Soldiers by Darko Miletic
  • New recipe for The Onion, by Darko Miletic
  • MOBI Input:Fix #1921 (Mobi to Epub conversion)
  • Fix regression in config dialog when setting the save single format option
  • Fix #1960 (html2epub limits in number of files allowed)
  • Fix #1962 (calibre set_metadata not writing book field into database)
  • Implement support for LIT atoms
  • Fix #1940 (Setting cover image for mobi file via GUI broken)

New in version 0.4.141 (February 26th, 2009)

  • Refuse to set metadata in DRMed MOBI files as this can lead to files that dont work on the device
  • Implement #1929 (OSX: Meta Information? shall be accesible by hitting Command(Apple)+I)
  • Fix #1934 (Would like to assign a year (not a full date) to a title)
  • Fix #1886 (Value Error?: invalid literal for float(): size) and #1887
  • New recipe for La Mujer De mi Vida by Darko Miletic
  • Move MOBI output out of beta status, since it's pretty stable
  • Make PDF conversion on OSX more robust. Fixes #1927 (PDF->MOBI traceback)
  • Fix #1926 (Author column sorts by original name instead of latest database entry)
  • Initial support for the Kindle 2
  • New recipe for Courrier International and updated Le Monde by Mathieu Godlewski

New in version 0.4.140 (February 24th, 2009)

  • Updated recipe for New York Review of Books to use subscription based content
  • New recipes for E-Novine and Al Jazeera by Darko Miletic
  • Cybook Gen3:Fix thumbnail generation.
  • New recipe for Borba by Darko Miletic
  • Fix #1804 (calibredb list - with umlauts in title) and return valid metadata for PRC files that have no EXTH record
  • New recipe for Windows Super Site? by Hypernova
  • Fix handling of commas in author name when sending books to device. Fixes #1914 (author name scrambled?)
  • Fix bug causing add books to report spurious duplicates on OS X
  • Add support for sending Topaz books to the Kindle

New in version 0.4.139 (February 21st, 2009)

  • New recipe for The Chicago Tribune by Kovid Goyal
  • EPUB Output: Fix regression in handling of comments that would occassionally cause content in the comments to leak into the text
  • Fix #1891 (Updated various recipes for better EPUB support)
  • Fix #1888 (Bulk Convert Problem)
  • Fix #1894 (The Economist news feed not working)
  • FB2 input:Fix regression that prevented metadata from being read from input FB2 file when converting on the command line
  • EPUB Output:Be less aggressive when stripping invalid HTML constructs inserted by MS Word. Fixes regression in the Time recipe.
  • News download: Handle HTML entities in article titles

New in version 0.4.138 (February 19th, 2009)

  • Fix #1885 (Import plugin does not run when Adding from Directories)
  • calibre executables in windows now have the proper version information set
  • New recipe for Physicsworld and updated Ars Technica recipe for multi-page support
  • New recipe for The Hindu by Kovid Goyal
  • New recipe for La Republica by Darko Miletic
  • Update embedded Liberation Fonts to version 1.04 (adds glyphs for non-breaking hyphens)
  • New recipe for The Glasgow Herald by mccande
  • Allow direct conversion of .azw books without having to rename them to .prc
  • Fix #1874 (calibre generated invalid epub)
  • Fix #1867 (Time magazine download failure)
  • EPUB Output:Strip all comments from input source since Adobe DE crashes and burns on "in comment markup". Fixes #1866 (Calibre 4.137 NY Time Subscription Issue)
  • New recipe for Press by Darko Miletic
  • Fix #1857 (Recognize .azw extension as a mobi file)
  • Fix #1883 (Update for recipe "Vreme")
  • Implement #1841 (Select format to transfer to device)
  • Fix #1872 (IOError: cannot identify image file)
  • New recipe for the Cincinnati Enquirer by Joseph Kitzmiller
  • Fix #1870 (Value Error?: All strings must be XML compatible: Unicode or ASCII, no NULL bytes)
  • Fix #1868 (Lit Error?: Reset table entry out of bounds)
  • Fix #1861 (calibre includes description as part of title in Linux)
  • Update cssutils to 0.9.6a1. Fixes #1869 (Type Error?: 'None Type?' object is not iterable / [ERROR] CSSColor: No match in choice: ('HASH', u'#FFBCCB67B', 20, 19))
  • New recipe for Physics Today by Hypernova
  • New recipe for Linux Devices by Oliver Neisner

New in version 0.4.137 (February 14th, 2009)

  • Fix #1835 (Bug with name on subscription books)
  • Fix #1820 (Error when saving to disk a book with 2 or more dots in the Title)
  • Updated Ars Technica recipe
  • Fix nasty bug in handling of dates in the database. This can prevent calibre from starting. An update is highly recommended
  • MOBI Input:Fix handling of numeric entities and convert empty tags to as they cause incorrect rendering in most HTML renderers
  • Fix #1805 (spurious ![endif]>![if> 's found in title and chapter)
  • Implement #1843 (Various updated recipes for better EPUB support)
  • EPUB Output:Replace newlines and all other whitespace in TOC with simple spaces, as Adobe DE cant handle non space whitespace characters in the TOC.
  • Fix #1845 (Coverflow images off by 1)
  • Implement #1830 (Add Exherbo to http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/download_linux (Get Calibre / Linux))
  • Fix #1826 (sending to SD card on reader)
  • Fix #1823 (Calibre crashes on import of Mobipocket file)
  • New recipe for Chicago Breaking News by Darko Miletic
  • Add various extra dependencies to the linux binary installer that are not usually present on 64bit systems
  • Fix #1846 (Calibre can not download images with space in their name)
  • Make EPUB the default output format and the preferred format for the 505 and 700
  • Edit documentation to specify that calibre supports only Textread and MOBIBook PRC files
  • Fix #1833 (Error with the binary linux installer)

New in version 0.4.136 (February 11th, 2009)

  • Fix system tray icon not being hidden when quitting on windows
  • When saving to disk, also save the date. When importing from disk (ebook per directory), if an OPF file is present, use that to read metadata, including date. Adds new dependency on python-dateutil. Rewrite the Add books code for greateer speed and also fix the bug causing the Add books progress dialog to sometimes not close on windows.
  • Fix bug in handling of author names with commas when sending books to device
  • Fix nasty typo that broke cover fetching in 0.4.135
  • PRS505/700: Dont fail to detect the device if SD card is buggy
  • Detect Cybooks with buggy firmware (firmware incorrectly reports vendor/product id)
  • New recipe for Pobjeda by Darko Miletic

New in version 0.4.135 (February 9th, 2009)

  • Fix MOBI override css not working correctly from the GUI
  • Update required version of python-mechanize ot 0.11.1. Should improve speed of news download. Fixes #1396 (very slow news download speeds)
  • New recipe for DNA: India by Kovid Goyal. Also updated Outlook India recipe to work with EPUB output
  • Fix #1792 (non-standard line-endings for "
  • " in .epubs)
  • Fix Adding books progress dialog not being hidden after all books are added on Windows
  • Set cover in MOBI files when saving to disk. Also update metadata in LRF, EPUB and MOBI files when sending to device.
  • Fix #1791 (Major recipe update)
  • Fix #1794 (recipes language) and add new recipes for The Honolulu Advertiser and The Star Bulletin by Darko Miletic
  • ebook-viewer now uses system default fonts on windows. This should fix the bug with truncated characters on the right edge on the screen.
  • Fix Washington Post recipe
  • New recipe for The Exiled by Darko Miletic
  • EPUB Output:Add option to remove first image to GUI
  • LRF Output: Resize rather than crop images when the img tag specifies a width and height smaller than the actual image size. Fixes #1793 (Semi-failed conversion HTML to LRF)
  • Fix #1801 (Error when fetching cover.)
  • New recipe for The Indianapolis Star by Owen Kelly
  • MOBI Output: Make parsing of CSS in style attributes more robust
  • Fix #1799 (0.4.134: ebook-viewer doesn't open ePUB files)

New in version 0.4.134 (February 7th, 2009)

  • EPUB Output: Add support for Adobe page maps.
  • Fix #1773 (WSJ recipe hangs at 100%)
  • Fix #1768 (Jerusalem Post recipe error)
  • Fix #1715 (LIT: Filename with a semi-colon ";" breaks style sheets.)
  • Fix #1770 (Calibre does not start)
  • Fix #1772 (Prc to Mobi conversion)
  • MOBI input: Refactor conversion of MOBI files to better handle links and anchors. This may have introduced regressions, so check your conversions.
  • Group news sources by language. Fixes #1774 (News grouped by country of origin)
  • Fix #1757 (Metadata fields not editable)
  • Allow send to device to send LRX files to the SONY readers. Fixes #1779 (LRX format not supported - Error converting to LRF)
  • New recipe for El Mundo by Darko Miletic
  • Implement #1769 (Remove first image in file during Conversion)
  • Fix #1686 (Buttons in the options menu of custom news not wide enough)
  • Fix #1783 (Google Reader Recipe for non-English speakers)
  • New recipe for The Australian by MAtthew Briggs
  • Fix #1786 (User Manual link on Advanced Search screen doesn't do anything on Mac OS)
  • EPUB Output:Add option to control text justification and an option to linearize tables. Note that text justification only works with calibre's builtin viewer or the latest version of Adobe DE. Fixes #1767 (bizare pagination of hyperlinked html)
  • Fix link to XPath tutorial not working in EPUB conversion dialog
  • Fix #1785 (Calibre exits when closing preference window on OS X)
  • Fix #1730 (MOBI: missing page break)
  • Windows sometimes needs longer to detect the SD card in the reader. Added an extra sleep of 6 seconds. Fixes #1636 (SD card not detected on re-plug of reader)

New in version 0.4.133 (February 2nd, 2009)

  • Fix #1746 (Error while News downloading El Pais)
  • Fix #1747 (Bug in TOC epub for level 2)
  • New recipes by Darko Miletic for Cuban, Brasilian, Chilean and Montenegran news sources
  • Fix regression that prevented the rating from being updated in the main library view
  • Fix sending books to Kindle SD card
  • Fix regression in scheduled news downloaded when using specific time of day
  • Fix #1745 (Task details windows)
  • MOBI Output:Add option to use author sort to set the author field in generated MOBI files

New in version 0.4.132 (January 31st, 2009)

  • Allow use of space bar/backspace for page forward/back in LRF viewer
  • EPUB Output: Add --level3-toc option
  • Fix #1733 (mobi output metadata for transfer to Kindle)
  • Fix #1708 (tab order broken in build 131 in edit metadata screen)
  • OS X:Don't die if ~/.fonts cannot be created
  • Fix #1714 (Mobi export of epub or prc ebook does not work)
  • Fix #1704 (Converting Bartlett's Quotation (PG) to ePUB fails)
  • Show last downloaded date for news in human readable form
  • Fix #1694 (ePub cover pages with images to MOBI)
  • Fix #1712 (MOBI error dump from Mac) and make detection if title in MOBI files more robust
  • RTF Input:Read metadata from RTF files when converting
  • Fix #1713 (Problem with recipe for London Review of Books)
  • Fix #1710 (Problem when starting the content server)
  • MOBI Output:Add --ignore-tables option. ALso fix nasty bug in GUI that was causing the MOBI specific conversion options to not have any effect.
  • Fix #1698 (News Save to Device - Kindle). Fix Kindle detection
  • Fix bug in news scheduling that caused news to download only after 24 hours had elapsed irrespective of the specified time
  • Fix #1739 (No longer able to change header format during conversion on OS X)
  • MOBI Output: Improve handling of links

New in version 0.4.131 (January 27th, 2009)

  • Fix #1681 (Error convertin to MOBI)
  • Fix #1679 (Multiple calibre icons in OSX dock after fetching news)
  • Make dialogs resizable with scroll bars so that the GUI becomes more netbook friendly. Fixes #1583 (Popup screens are too large for the desktop.)
  • Implement ability to specify a time of day for scheduled news downloads. Fixes #1397 (Inability to Specify exactly download schedule for news)
  • Fix #1639 (Calibre can not handle properly URL's with non-ascii characters)
  • EPUB output:Handle style attributes more robustly
  • Activate the Preferences menu item on OSX
  • New recipe for the Teleread Blog by Kovid Goyal
  • Fix #1695 (Cover Pages in Penguin samples)
  • Fix #1682 (Passing files to Reader)
  • Fix #1656 (html2epub losing tag class and style attributes)
  • Plugin to set metadata in MOBI files
  • Fix #1688 (problem with special characters in mobi)
  • Fix #1686 (Buttons in the options menu of custom news not wide enough)
  • Various stability fixes for any2lit and any2mobi
  • Fix bugs in Cybook/Kindle drivers
  • Recipe for Shacknews by Docbrown00
  • Recipes for Critica de la Argentina and El Cronista by Darko Miletic

New in version 0.4.130 (January 24th, 2009)

  • News download:Convert all downloaded images to JPG and retry downloads on DNS errors. Also translate "Table of Contents" in gnenerated MOBI TOC.
  • Recipe for The American Spectator by Darko Miletic
  • Support for merging multiple comics into one in comic2pdf
  • Implement #1677 (Task tray status boss option)
  • EPUB viewer:Support quotes in the path to embedded font files
  • Fix #1658 (Not able to view some PDF files)
  • Fix #1641 (4.129 crashes when Reader device is attached)
  • Fix #1669 (xkcd recipe improvement: bubble help)
  • Fix #1649 (any2mobi fails to convert "Die Zeit" News ePub Files) and #1650
  • Read metadata from files on Cybook
  • Create mobi-meta command line tool and make cover extraction from MOBI files more efficient
  • EPUB Output:Improve handling of tags that are children of
  • EPUB output:Set --remove-paragraph-spacing to off by default
  • Fix #1645 (Picks up thumbnail not cover from some Mobipocket files)
  • Fix Cybook detection in windows
  • Fix #1639 (Calibre can not handle properly URL's with non-ascii characters)
  • Fix conversion error when book list is filtered before conversion completes
  • MOBI output:Improve conversion of tables and Fix #1654 (Tor ePub fails in any2mobi)
  • Windows installer now refuses to continue if calibre.exe is running
  • EPUB output:Map tags that are childern of to   to get ADE to display them as line breaks.
  • Implement feeds2mobi
  • EPUB Output:Remove object and embed tags when using profile PRS505 as they cause the reader to crash
  • LIT Input:Workaround for LIT files created by Reader Works? that have quoted ampersands in their filenames. Fixes #1627 (Failed to convert LIT to EPUB)
  • Plugin to read metadata from RAR files
  • Add MOBI as an output format to the GUI. calibre now fully supports MOBI output, except for conversion of comics.
  • Recipe for La Prensa by Darko Miletic
  • Fix calibredb add not refreshing book list in GUI
  • Strip empty tags from EPUB. Fix #1660 (epub to LRF minor problems)
  • Remove comments, etc. from Newsweek download
  • Fix #1652 (Feed Books? ePub fail in any2mobi) and #1653
  • The GUI no longer tries to migrate the old library1.db automatically. Use calibre-debug --migrate for this.
  • Implement #1661 (Start minimized in tray)
  • Recipe for the Freakonomics Blog by Kovid Goyal
  • Fix #1626 (bad font size on "The New Yorker" recipe)
  • Recipe for The Age by Matthew Briggs
  • Improve metadata reading from LIT files

New in version 0.4.129 (January 19th, 2009)

  • MOBI Output:Command line support for converting to MOBI via the command any2mobi (thanks to Marshall T. Vandegrift)
  • Improved Cybook device detection on windows
  • Fix #1623 (Filter stats update)
  • Fix #1639 (Calibre can not handle properly URL's with non-ascii characters). New recipe for Sueddeutsche by Oliver Niesner
  • Fix #1608 (Cover not found in Mobipocket file)
  • Kindle driver for OSX and Windows. Better Cybook detection in windows. The prs500 command now supports the Cybook and Kindle drivers.
  • Add progress dialog for saving to disk. Also Fix #1624 (Reading meta-data dialogue box doesn't close in windows XP)
  • Generate thumbnails when adding books to the Cybook
  • Fix #1631 (Cover Image from epub cut in half)
  • New recipes for Pagina/12 and Infobae as well as an updtaed recipe for Clarin (thanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Recipe for Sueddeutsche by Oliver Niesner
  • Fix #1625 (Only imports one author from Mobipocket (.prc) files)
  • New recipes for Ambito and El Argentino by Darko Miletic
  • MOBI Input: Strip geographic tags from converted MOBI markup as ADE doesn't handle them gracefully.

New in version 0.4.128 (January 16th, 2009)

  • Improve support in lrfviewer for LRF files that are created by badly programmed software that puts unicode strings directly into text streams. Book Designer?, I'm looking at you! lrfviewer now handles a much larger range of such unicode characters in text streams.
  • Fix #1608 (Cover not found in Mobipocket file)
  • Fix #1588 (Recipe for "The Economist")
  • Recipe for Common Dreams by Xanthan Gum?
  • Fix #1604 (index error)
  • EPUB output:Fix glitch in HTML 3.2 font/@face -> CSS font-family conversion
  • Content server now works partially with IE6,7 and fully with IE 8
  • New recipe for NIN by Darko Miletic
  • Fix #1617 (pdftrim bad error checking)
  • Fix #1439 (Sort is not saved when quitting)
  • Fix #1590 (Title of book not read correctly for DRMed PRC files)
  • Fix #1603 (traceback on adding multiple books from directories, each directory single book with multiple versions)
  • LRF Output:Improve extraction of text from tags for TOC entries and anchors. Fixes #1613 (Converting MS Lit to Lrf problems)
  • LRF Output:Fix #1610 (prc to lrf errors)
  • Implement #1428 (Suppress source file page breaks.)
  • Fix #1606 (Accented o (with tilde) makes lrfviewer croak)
  • Only send news to device if the device supports the format the news has been downloaded in
  • Recipe for German Tom's Hardware by Oliver Niesner
  • Fix drive order detection on windows for Cybook. ALso fix regression in comic comversion.
  • Support putting ebooks into sub directories on the Cybook
  • Fix #1410 (Error using preview on downloaded news)
  • LIT output:Fix bug when handling relative references

New in version 0.4.127 (January 10th, 2009)

  • Fix EPUB version of Christian Science Monitor. Fixes #1578 (News - dl News not saving .epub properly)
  • EPUB output: Add option to not split files on page breaks
  • Fix #1572 (View window pop-under)
  • Refactor Cybook device driver to use common USBMS device class. Significantly improve the performance of conversion from MOBI for large books. Hopefully this does not come at the price of any regressions.
  • Additional support for reading UTF-8 encoded Mobipocket books.
  • Added recipe for Heise Telepolis (thanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Fix #1577 (Language config on MacOSX)
  • Add series index to calibredb's stanza output. Fixes #1502 (Add more metadata to calibredb's Stanza output)
  • Fix #1579 (Problem retrieveing image file as cover)
  • Fix regression in news download scheduling system. If you set news to be downloaded using calibre versions before 0.4.125, all the scheduling/account information for the downloads may be lost. You have to reset the recipes for download. Sorry for the inconvenience. Fixes #1580 (News Download Duplicates & Unscheduled downloads)
  • Read metadata from ebooks in zip archives. Fixes #1570 (FB2 metadata from ZIP archive)
  • Fix #1585 (Fedora Download page has wrong package name)
  • EPUB output: Don't split on page breaks when converting from PDF files, since PDF files have page breaks after every page. This makes reading EPUBs generated from PDFs more pleasant.
  • Support the CALIBRE_CONFIG_DIRECTORY environment variable
  • Fix Cybook driver on windows
  • Initial implementation of PDF cropping tool, pdftrim
  • Fix #1556 (Traceback on conversion PDF to LRF)
  • Fix #1555 (Suse 64 bit Error)
  • Support for the Cybook in OS X
  • Recipe for Joel on Software (thanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Fix #1569 (browser /calibre-server conflict?)

New in version 0.4.126 (January 6th, 2009)

  • Make quitting hopefully more robust on windows. Add code for loading fontconfig on BSD systems.
  • Fix #1550 (html table handling in v0.4.124)
  • Fix #1553 (regression problem in 4.125)
  • LRF output:Fix rendering of tables as images
  • New recipes for the Financial Times (Deutschland) and ZDNet security, thanks to Oliver Niesner
  • Fix #1549 (Metadata plugin not working)

New in version 0.4.125 (January 5th, 2009)

  • Add config option to show cover browser in larger, separate window. Fixes #1437 (Bigger cover browser)
  • Update odfpy for improved handling of ODT documents
  • Improve handling of hanging indents when converting from MOBI files. Also condense NCX when generating EPUB if it is larger than the flow size limit. Fixes #1545 (Mobi to ePub conversion problem)
  • Fix #1543 (Problem converting ODT to LRF)
  • Allow the date to be edited by double clicking the field in the list of books.
  • Experimental windows support for cybook driver (testing needed)
  • Fix #1537 (This book cause error on coversion to lrt)
  • Fix typo in Hello World plugin
  • Add recipe for xkcd thanks to Martin Pitt. Also make Time magazine recipe a little more efficient.

New in version 0.4.123 (January 2nd, 2009)

  • Fix regression in 0.4.122 that affected the handling of HTML entities.

New in version 0.4.122 (January 2nd, 2009)

  • Fix #1482 (error convert file from fb2 to lrf).
  • Make delete books confirmation dialog show by default.
  • Fix #1488 (epub: displays Java Script? at the top on PRS-505).
  • Add user interface for removing custom plugins.
  • Fix epub output for Time magazine. Fix epub output for Science Daily? on windows.
  • Fix #1457 (error when add fb2 to library (PRS 505)).
  • Fix conversion of MOBI files on windows that contain a : in their titles.
  • Fix #1494 (main screen refresh).
  • Fix #1485 ("Stop Job" on download of recipes causes repeated error).
  • Fix #1484 (src/calibre/plugins/lzx.so is no longer being built).

New in version 0.4.121 (December 29th, 2008)

  • Fix plugin loading mechanism so that it now works with the Hello World plugin
  • Fix #1454 (Postinstall fails on Ubuntu Intrepid)
  • Fix #1480 (USA Today News feed fails every time when downloading to EPUB, Ars and CNN LRF reset PRS-505)
  • EPUB output: Strip any @page rules from input CSS as they are almost always unsuitable for reader devices.
  • Implement #1471 (Full Screen for the Ebook Viewer component)

New in version 0.4.120 (December 28th, 2008)

  • Fix #1449 (Windows GUI crash during start)
  • Fix regression affecting recipes that use the time module. Fix regression affecting creation of eggs for linux distribution. Fix #1455 (Growl Messages - Encoding of Umlaute)
  • Add documentation for plugin system
  • Recipes for Endgadget and Fudzilla (thanks to Darko Miletic). Also Fix #1448 (Cover page processing produces error)
  • EPUB output: Handle better

New in version 0.4.117 (December 19th, 2008)

  • Fix #1414 (Stack trace when SD card in reader)
  • Change MOBI parsing to hopefully support more MOBI files
  • Support for LIT output via the commandline tool any2lit (thanks to Marshall Vandegrift)
  • Improve performance of large LRF files on the SONY Reader and make html2lrf more robust when handling tags
  • Strip soft hyphens before creating LRF as the SONY LRF renderer renders them as hard hyphens
  • Recipe for Linux Magazine, thanks to Darko Miletic
  • Fix device detection on OS X when users have a customized environment.plist

New in version 0.4.115 (December 16th, 2008)

  • Add 'Show similar books' item to eight click menu'
  • Fix #1402 (automatic downloading error)
  • New recipe for Liberation (thanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Fix #1388 (Creation of the default cover in a recipe crashes)
  • Updated recipe for The New Yorker (thanks to Darko Miletic)

New in version 0.4.114 (December 13th, 2008)

  • Recipe for The Telegraph (UK) (thanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Fix #1384 (Error when converting to LRF)

New in version 0.4.113 (December 12th, 2008)

  • Fix #1376 (Webserver has 500 error for stanza)
  • Add support for reading metadata from LRX files (thanks to igorsk)
  • Updated serbian and croation recipes
  • Use python 2.6 and Visual Studio 2008 in the windows build
  • Create a generic cover for news recipes that dont specify one
  • Show number of books in library
  • Upgrade OS X build to python 2.6
  • Fix #1365 (PRS-505 SD Storage card does not show up under Calibre 0.4.111)
  • Fix #1378 (Info pane not big enough)
  • Fix #1360 (Error when cancelling "Load recipie from file" in add custom news source window)
  • Add checkbox to bulk metadata edit dialog to automatically set author sort
  • Fix #1375 (Calibre Fails to start - time runs the program dies)
  • Fix #1363 (Error when closing custom news source window)
  • EPUB Output: Change the splitting logic. Now calibre will first split on *all* page breaks and then split any remaining large chunks. This *may* have caused regressions, so be careful.
  • Fix an encoding error in html2epub and make splitting code more robust
  • version 0 .4.112
  • Mouse wheel now scrolls by two lines in ebook viewer instead of a page
  • Fix #1352 (problem with configuration page)
  • Switch linux build to using python 2.6 and cx_Freeze
  • Fix #1379 (Unable to convert ePub file to LRF)
  • Fix conversion of MOBI files with non ASCII tag names
  • Fix downloaded news in EPUB format causing reader resets

New in version 0.4.111 (December 6th, 2008)

  • EPUB output: Specify page side margins on the body thag so that Adobe DE's page numbers dont overlap with text if a suitable margin is set. Also remove 2pt margin between paragraphs when --remove-paragraph-spacing is specified
  • Fix #1329 (There is a blank page before the book cover)
  • Fix #1348 (Covers for epub books reduced to half width)
  • Revert fix in previous release that can cause generation of invalid LRF files in some circumstances
  • Fix #1349 (Column width in Configuration window)
  • Support Adobe's idiotic font encryption scheme for EPUB books created by In Design?
  • Fix #1347 (Edit metadata in bulk does nothing)
  • Fix #1337 (Priority for Conversion Jobs lost)
  • Fix bug that caused error message when automatically sending news to device, if the news had been previously deleted
  • Add an option for maximum size of covers transmitted via the content server

New in version 0.4.110 (December 5th, 2008)

  • Automatically send downloaded news to device. Can be controlled via the config dialog.
  • New recipe for Jutarnji (thanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Fix #1330 (Error adding some books)
  • Merge upstream changes.
  • Fix #136: Warn instead of fail on MS-DES block-size error.
  • Recipe for The London Review of Books (thanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Recipe for Cyberpresse (thanks to balok)
  • Recipes for Harpers, Science AAS, Science News, The Nation (thanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Recipe for Le Monde? (thanks to Mathieu Godlewski)
  • Remove bad links from HTML files before creating EPUB
  • Add new recipes for The St. Petersburg Times and Clarin (thanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Fix column in device view not showing entries
  • Fix #1337 (Priority for Conversion Jobs lost)
  • Add easy access to downloaded news via the tag browsing mode
  • Fix #1321 (Right-click on button bar gives empty option that removed button bar)
  • Minor fixes for Lit Reader?:
  • Changed string exception to object execption.
  • Provided error message when throwing a DRM error.
  • Fixed a few formatting issues.
  • Fix #1334 (Adding Books via Add button in meta-data dialog)
  • Implement #1341 (add view in explorer/filebrowser as right click option)
  • Various fixes for calibre to run on python 2.6
  • Implement #1338 (fix in pylrs.py--remedy for slow page turns on PRS-505)
  • Fix #1324 (Donate - error)
  • Recipe for heise (thanks to Oliver Niesner)
  • Add recipe for the FInancial Times (tanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Fix #1326: Warn instead of fail on MS-DES block-size error.
  • Add entry to context (right-click) menu to show book details

New in version 0.4.109 (December 2nd, 2008)

  • Implement #1316 (Add right-click menu in book list).
  • Added recipe for Security Watch.
  • Fix regression that was causing files to not be removed from disk when removing a format from a book.
  • Fix regression in TOC generation when creating EPUB. --toc-threshold now works and TOC entries created from links with only a fragment also work.
  • Fix #1315 (Error 500 when access to the server).
  • Implement #1319 (Option to disable minimise-to-system-tray needed).

New in version 0.4.108 (November 27th, 2008)

  • Add fix for locale problems (forgot to commit in previous release) .

New in version 0.4.105 (November 14th, 2008)

  • Fix #1261 (html2epub doesn't support CJK characters in css style)
  • Fix #1251 (Edit Meta Information page problem) and various minor bug fixes
  • Fix WSJ recipe
  • Fix #1260 (Wrong file size display in 0.4.104)
  • Fix #1223 (opf-meta has no language setting option)
  • Recipe for Los Angeles Times (thanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Fix cover not displaying in Adobe DE for epub files
  • New recipes for New Scientist, B92 and Politika (thanks to Darko Miletic). Fix #1254 (Searching using the content server doesn't reset the start item to 1)
  • Fix #1264 (bug in lit-meta)
  • Recipe for La Nacion (thanks to Darko Miletic)
  • Recipe for The Moscow Times (thanks to Darko Miletic). Improvements to the stanza feed.

New in version 0.4.104 (November 12th, 2008)

  • Fix #1241 (Could not convert Books)
  • Add recipe for El Pais (thanks to Jorge Salas)
  • Fix regression affecting conversion of CBR files in the GUI. Use absolute URLs in the content server to facilitate reverse proxying
  • fb2 converter now behaives locale independent
  • Fix #1240 (Error: Cannot kill witing job)
  • Fix #1244 (fb2 to lrf converter correctly behave only with english locale)
  • Implement #1021 (CBR and CBZ cover detection)
  • Fix #1246 (Authors import incomplete...) and various other minor regressions
  • fixes typos
  • Fix #1239 (html2epub failed: Key Error?)
  • Fix #1247 (Can't set rating in the main window)

New in version 0.4.103 (November 7th, 2008)

  • Fix multithreading issues in feeds2disk. This should make news fetching much more robust, though a little slower
  • Fix #1236 (calibredb add error) and a nasty regression from 0.4.102 that caused book folders to not be renamed when metadata is edited
  • Fix #1235 (Guardian feed fails to download in 0.4.102)
  • Make news download more robust and fetch blogs in The Atlantic recipe

New in version 0.4.102 (November 6th, 2008)

  • Fix nasty regression that was preventing passworded recipes from working correctly. Fixes #1226 (WSJ Fails to Download Full Text of Most Articles)
  • Integrate content server into the GUI
  • Change search syntax to be more google like
  • Fix #1224 (no_stylesheets didn't get rid of all original CSS reference) and improve recipe for the nytimes
  • Various rendering optimizations in the book list. Long text is no longer word wrapped. This should significantly speed up sort operation
  • Fix #1227 (Strange 'u' in front of calibredb list output fields)
  • Fix #1218 (LRF2LRS error)
  • Various database optimizations
  • Web interface to the calibre database for remote access
  • Fix #1214 (Feeds2lrf crash when downloading http://rss.gazeta.pl/pub/rss/gazetawyborcza.xml)
  • Fix New York Times recipe
  • Make column order sortable in book list

New in version 0.4.99 (October 24th, 2008)

  • Fix #1183 (Unicode Encode Error?: 'ascii' codec can't encode character)
  • Improve performance of log viewer
  • Fix #1190 (Problems adding meta information fetched from web.)
  • Fix #1184 (Error CSSStyleDeclaration: Unexpected token)
  • Fix #1187 (Producing blank ePub files.)
  • Implement reference mode and bookmarks in ebook-viewer
  • Fix #1188 (When clicking the configuration button the following error occurred)
  • Add support for user stylesheets to ebook-viewer
  • Fix #1180 (Error converting accented characters)

New in version 0.4.95 (October 13th, 2008)

  • Read cover image from EPUB files
  • Fix extraction of images from some MOBI files
  • Add support for following links when using --level1-toc and --level2-toc
  • Fix #1150 (any2epub crashes converting lit file) and add new epub icon
  • Workaround for anchor rendering bug in ADE
  • Implement #1151 (Feature Request For Exporting ebook file and image DB Info)