Calibre version 0.8.2 released, Ubuntu far behind....

Asked by Jawnboy on 2011-05-21

Binary package hint: calibre

Hi,

0.8.2 is available which supports more devices (including the one I have, supports more features and includes bug fixes), I can use my device with no problems on Windows, but would prefer to be able to manage my books properly in Ubuntu, can the package be updated and released for Natty/Oneric?

Many Thanks.

I include the list of changes below which have been implemented since the version present in Oneric:

Release: 0.8.2 [20 May, 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 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Fix manage authors dialog too wide

    Closes tickets: 783065 [External link]
    Fix multiple bracket types in author names not handled correctly when generating author sort string

    Closes tickets: 782551 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    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

Release: 0.8.1 [13 May, 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 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Fix custom identifier being erased by metadata download

    Closes tickets: 781759 [External link]
    Fix regression that broke various things when using Japanese language calibre on windows

    Closes tickets: 780804 [External link]
    RTF Input: Handle null color codes correctly

    Closes tickets: 780728 [External link]
    ODT Input: Handle inline special styles defined on <text:span> tags.

    Closes tickets: 780250 [External link]
    Fix error when pressing next previous button with an empty search in the Plugins preferences

    Closes tickets: 781135 [External link]
    Ignore 'Unknown' author when downloading metadata.

    Closes tickets: 779348 [External link]
    Fix timezone bug when setting dates in the edit metadata dialog

    Closes tickets: 779497 [External link]
    Fix ebook-convert not recognizing output paths starting with ..

    Closes tickets: 779322 [External link]

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

Release: 0.8.0 [06 May, 2010]
New Features

    Go to http://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/eight to see what's new in 0.8.0

Release: 0.7.59 [30 Apr, 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

Release: 0.7.58 [29 Apr, 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

    Closes tickets: 769334 [External link]
    Conversion pipeline: Remove encoding declarations from input HTML documents to guarantee that there is only a single encoding declaration in the output HTML.

    Closes tickets: 773337 [External link]
    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

    Closes tickets: 772267 [External link]
    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).

    Closes tickets: 771175 [External link]
    Fix regression that broke connection to iTunes in some cases

    Closes tickets: 771164 [External link]
    Fix buggy regex that made converting PDFs with the string ****************** very slow

    Closes tickets: 770534 [External link]
    Fix Ctrl+L shortcut to lookup word not working in ebook viewer

    Closes tickets: 769492 [External link]
    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

Release: 0.7.57 [22 Apr, 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
    Daily Telegraph
    Handelsblatt
    Il Sole 24 Ore
    Newsweek
    Arcamax

Release: 0.7.56 [17 Apr, 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 [External link]
    Comic Input: Fix handling of some CBZ files that have wrongly encoded non ASCII filenames on windows.

    Closes tickets: 763280 [External link]
    PML Input: Fix multi-line chapter title causing a spurious page break

    Closes tickets: 763238 [External link]
    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

Release: 0.7.55 [15 Apr, 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 [External link]
    Device drivers for Viewpad 7, Motorola Xoom and Asus Eee Note
    Add tags like composite custom column.

    Closes tickets: 759663 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Fix tweak names and help not translatable

    Closes tickets: 756736 [External link]
    When the size of a book is less that 0.1MB but not zero, display the size as <0.1 instead of 0.0.

    Closes tickets: 755768 [External link]
    HTMLZ input: Fix handling of HTML files encoded in an encoding other than UTF-8
    EPUB Input: Fix EPUB files with empty Adobe PAGE templates causing conversion to abort.

    Closes tickets: 760390 [External link]
    Fix CHM input plugin not closing opened input file

    Closes tickets: 760589 [External link]
    MOBI Output: Make super/subscripts use a slightly smaller font when rendered on a Kindle. Also allow the use of vertical-align:top/bottom in the CSS to specify a super/subscript.

    Closes tickets: 758667 [External link]
    LRF Input: Detect and workaround LRF files that have deeply nested spans, instead of crashing.

    Closes tickets: 759680 [External link]
    MOBI Output: Fix bug that would cause conversion to unneccessarily abort when malformed hyperlinks are present in the input document.

    Closes tickets: 759313 [External link]
    Make true and false searches work correctly for numeric fields.
    MOBI Output: The Ignore margins setting no longer ignores blockquotes, only margins set via CSS on other elements.

    Closes tickets: 758675 [External link]
    Fix regression that caused clicking auto send to also change the email address in Preferences->Email

New news sources

    Hallo Assen and Dvhn by Reijendert

Improved news sources

    Wall Street Journal
    Weblogs SL
    Tabu.ro
    Vecernje Novosti

Release: 0.7.54 [08 Apr, 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 [External link]

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 [External link]
    Conversion pipeline: Handle inline <style> tags that put all the actual CSS inside an XML comment.

    Closes tickets: 750063 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Apply all content server setting when clicking the Start Server button in Preferences->Sharing over the net

    Closes tickets: 753122 [External link]
    Fix content server breaking if its restriction is set to a saved search that was deleted

    Closes tickets: 751950 [External link]
    Fix detection of PocketBook with 2.0.6 firmware on windows

    Closes tickets: 750336 [External link]
    ODT Input: Fix handling of the <text:s> element.

    Closes tickets: 749655 [External link]
    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

Release: 0.7.53 [01 Apr, 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 [External link]
    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 [External link] ?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 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Add a tweak that can be used to have the calibre content server listen for IPv6 connections.

    Closes tickets: 743486 [External link]
    When clicking Next or Previous in the edit metadata dialog, then active book in the main book list is also changed

    Closes tickets: 743533 [External link]
    Remember the previously used setting for Match all/Match any under the Tag Browser when calibre restarts

    Closes tickets: 743645 [External link]
    FB2 Output: Option to set the FB2 genre explicitly.

    Closes tickets: 743178 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Workaround for Word bug where Word uses gb2312 as the encoding when exporting CHinese docs to HTML istead of gbk

    Closes tickets: 745428 [External link]
    Make sorting on the device view faster and more robust.

    Closes tickets: 742626 [External link]
    E-book viewer: Fix viewer losing place in very long single file documents when window resized.

    Closes tickets: 745001 [External link]
    MOBI Output: Workaround for Amazon's MOBI renderer not rendering top margins on ul and ol tags.

    Closes tickets: 744365 [External link]
    EPUB Input: Workaround for invalid EPUBs produced by someone named 'ibooks, Inc.'.

    Closes tickets: 744122 [External link]
    RTF Input: Handle RTF files with too many levels of list nesting.

    Closes tickets: 743243 [External link]

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

Release: 0.7.52 [25 Mar, 2011]
Bug Fixes

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

    Closes tickets: 742840 [External link]

Release: 0.7.51 [25 Mar, 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.

    Closes tickets: 741231 [External link]
    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

    Closes tickets: 740890 [External link]
    MOBI Input: Handle MOBI files that have a too large 'number of records' field in their headers.

    Closes tickets: 740713 [External link]
    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.

    Closes tickets: 739322 [External link]
    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

    Closes tickets: 9445 [External link]

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

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Jawnboy (john-bazza) said :
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Binary package hint: calibre

Hi,

0.8.2 is available which supports more devices (including the one I have, supports more features and includes bug fixes), I can use my device with no problems on Windows, but would prefer to be able to manage my books properly in Ubuntu, can the package be updated and released for Natty/Oneric?

Many Thanks.

I include the list of changes below which have been implemented since the version present in Oneric:

Release: 0.8.2 [20 May, 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 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Fix manage authors dialog too wide

    Closes tickets: 783065 [External link]
    Fix multiple bracket types in author names not handled correctly when generating author sort string

    Closes tickets: 782551 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    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

Release: 0.8.1 [13 May, 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 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Fix custom identifier being erased by metadata download

    Closes tickets: 781759 [External link]
    Fix regression that broke various things when using Japanese language calibre on windows

    Closes tickets: 780804 [External link]
    RTF Input: Handle null color codes correctly

    Closes tickets: 780728 [External link]
    ODT Input: Handle inline special styles defined on <text:span> tags.

    Closes tickets: 780250 [External link]
    Fix error when pressing next previous button with an empty search in the Plugins preferences

    Closes tickets: 781135 [External link]
    Ignore 'Unknown' author when downloading metadata.

    Closes tickets: 779348 [External link]
    Fix timezone bug when setting dates in the edit metadata dialog

    Closes tickets: 779497 [External link]
    Fix ebook-convert not recognizing output paths starting with ..

    Closes tickets: 779322 [External link]

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

Release: 0.8.0 [06 May, 2010]
New Features

    Go to http://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/eight to see what's new in 0.8.0

Release: 0.7.59 [30 Apr, 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

Release: 0.7.58 [29 Apr, 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

    Closes tickets: 769334 [External link]
    Conversion pipeline: Remove encoding declarations from input HTML documents to guarantee that there is only a single encoding declaration in the output HTML.

    Closes tickets: 773337 [External link]
    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

    Closes tickets: 772267 [External link]
    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).

    Closes tickets: 771175 [External link]
    Fix regression that broke connection to iTunes in some cases

    Closes tickets: 771164 [External link]
    Fix buggy regex that made converting PDFs with the string ****************** very slow

    Closes tickets: 770534 [External link]
    Fix Ctrl+L shortcut to lookup word not working in ebook viewer

    Closes tickets: 769492 [External link]
    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

Release: 0.7.57 [22 Apr, 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
    Daily Telegraph
    Handelsblatt
    Il Sole 24 Ore
    Newsweek
    Arcamax

Release: 0.7.56 [17 Apr, 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 [External link]
    Comic Input: Fix handling of some CBZ files that have wrongly encoded non ASCII filenames on windows.

    Closes tickets: 763280 [External link]
    PML Input: Fix multi-line chapter title causing a spurious page break

    Closes tickets: 763238 [External link]
    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

Release: 0.7.55 [15 Apr, 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 [External link]
    Device drivers for Viewpad 7, Motorola Xoom and Asus Eee Note
    Add tags like composite custom column.

    Closes tickets: 759663 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Fix tweak names and help not translatable

    Closes tickets: 756736 [External link]
    When the size of a book is less that 0.1MB but not zero, display the size as <0.1 instead of 0.0.

    Closes tickets: 755768 [External link]
    HTMLZ input: Fix handling of HTML files encoded in an encoding other than UTF-8
    EPUB Input: Fix EPUB files with empty Adobe PAGE templates causing conversion to abort.

    Closes tickets: 760390 [External link]
    Fix CHM input plugin not closing opened input file

    Closes tickets: 760589 [External link]
    MOBI Output: Make super/subscripts use a slightly smaller font when rendered on a Kindle. Also allow the use of vertical-align:top/bottom in the CSS to specify a super/subscript.

    Closes tickets: 758667 [External link]
    LRF Input: Detect and workaround LRF files that have deeply nested spans, instead of crashing.

    Closes tickets: 759680 [External link]
    MOBI Output: Fix bug that would cause conversion to unneccessarily abort when malformed hyperlinks are present in the input document.

    Closes tickets: 759313 [External link]
    Make true and false searches work correctly for numeric fields.
    MOBI Output: The Ignore margins setting no longer ignores blockquotes, only margins set via CSS on other elements.

    Closes tickets: 758675 [External link]
    Fix regression that caused clicking auto send to also change the email address in Preferences->Email

New news sources

    Hallo Assen and Dvhn by Reijendert

Improved news sources

    Wall Street Journal
    Weblogs SL
    Tabu.ro
    Vecernje Novosti

Release: 0.7.54 [08 Apr, 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 [External link]

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 [External link]
    Conversion pipeline: Handle inline <style> tags that put all the actual CSS inside an XML comment.

    Closes tickets: 750063 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Apply all content server setting when clicking the Start Server button in Preferences->Sharing over the net

    Closes tickets: 753122 [External link]
    Fix content server breaking if its restriction is set to a saved search that was deleted

    Closes tickets: 751950 [External link]
    Fix detection of PocketBook with 2.0.6 firmware on windows

    Closes tickets: 750336 [External link]
    ODT Input: Fix handling of the <text:s> element.

    Closes tickets: 749655 [External link]
    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

Release: 0.7.53 [01 Apr, 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 [External link]
    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 [External link] ?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 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Add a tweak that can be used to have the calibre content server listen for IPv6 connections.

    Closes tickets: 743486 [External link]
    When clicking Next or Previous in the edit metadata dialog, then active book in the main book list is also changed

    Closes tickets: 743533 [External link]
    Remember the previously used setting for Match all/Match any under the Tag Browser when calibre restarts

    Closes tickets: 743645 [External link]
    FB2 Output: Option to set the FB2 genre explicitly.

    Closes tickets: 743178 [External link]
    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 [External link]
    Workaround for Word bug where Word uses gb2312 as the encoding when exporting CHinese docs to HTML istead of gbk

    Closes tickets: 745428 [External link]
    Make sorting on the device view faster and more robust.

    Closes tickets: 742626 [External link]
    E-book viewer: Fix viewer losing place in very long single file documents when window resized.

    Closes tickets: 745001 [External link]
    MOBI Output: Workaround for Amazon's MOBI renderer not rendering top margins on ul and ol tags.

    Closes tickets: 744365 [External link]
    EPUB Input: Workaround for invalid EPUBs produced by someone named 'ibooks, Inc.'.

    Closes tickets: 744122 [External link]
    RTF Input: Handle RTF files with too many levels of list nesting.

    Closes tickets: 743243 [External link]

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

Release: 0.7.52 [25 Mar, 2011]
Bug Fixes

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

    Closes tickets: 742840 [External link]

Release: 0.7.51 [25 Mar, 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.

    Closes tickets: 741231 [External link]
    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

    Closes tickets: 740890 [External link]
    MOBI Input: Handle MOBI files that have a too large 'number of records' field in their headers.

    Closes tickets: 740713 [External link]
    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.

    Closes tickets: 739322 [External link]
    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

    Closes tickets: 9445 [External link]

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

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