calibre Changelog

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