Calibre Changelog

New in version 2.28

May 15th, 2015
  • New Features:
  • Conversion of all ebook formats to Microsoft Word (DOCX) files
  • 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

New in version 2.27 (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.
  • Closes tickets: 1447188
  • 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.Closes tickets: 1446282
  • Manage tags dialog: Fix setting a tag to empty causes an unhandled error.Closes tickets: 1446318
  • 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.Closes tickets: 1445634
  • New news sources:
  • Discover Magazine Monthly by Michael Marotta
  • Improved news sources:
  • WirtschaftsWoche Online
  • Wired
  • CNN

New in version 2.25.0 (April 18th, 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1439450
  • Book details panel: Fix copying Path link by right clicking on it not working.
  • Closes tickets: 1437756
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1436690
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1434990
  • 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 2.20.0 (February 20th, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • ODT Input: Add backlinks for footnotes/endnotes and improve their formatting. Closes tickets: 1421056
  • 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. Closes tickets: 1422248
  • Make publishers in the book details panel clickable. Closes tickets: 1419313
  • Edit Book spell check: For mis-spelled words of the form one:two offer one: two as a suggested correction. Closes tickets: 1422133
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a regression that caused incorrect results when searching on numeric or date fields with relational operators. Closes tickets: 1423390
  • DOCX Input: Fix regression in 2.19 that broke handling of text with leading or trailing non-breaking spaces/en-spaces/quad-spaces. Closes tickets: 1422844
  • Amazon metadata download: Update plugin for website changes to Amazon Brazil. Closes tickets: 1420629
  • 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. Closes tickets: 1422116
  • Conversion: Ignore incorrectly URL encoded links instead of erroring out on them. Closes tickets: 1421996
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1415714
  • Add empty book: Allow setting the title as well as the author and series for the added empty book records
  • Windows driver for Grammata Papyre 602.
  • Closes tickets: 1418207
  • Edit Book: Add an option to turn off auto-completion of closing tags
  • Allow adding a description for custom columns.
  • Closes tickets: 1417219
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1417327
  • Edit Book: Do not autocomplete the closing tag wen typing the / key inside an existing tag.
  • Closes tickets: 1417700
  • Fix Booken Lev e-book reader not being detected in OS X and Linux.
  • Closes tickets: 1417325
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1416752
  • E-book viewer: Fix current page not being preserved when opening and then immediately closing the footnote window.
  • Closes tickets: 1416526
  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect encoding for some chinese characters in the PDF Outline (Table of Contents)
  • Closes tickets: 1416222
  • 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'
  • Closes tickets: 1414315
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1414497
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1407265
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression in 'flow' mode that caused horizontal scrollbar to be rendered as vertical.
  • Closes tickets: 1409916
  • Fix a regression that prevented adding of books from sub-folders if the folder contained only an OPF file and no actual ebook files.
  • Closes tickets: 1411240
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1407860
  • Book Details panel: Fix author links with URL schemes other than http or file preventing context menu from working.
  • Closes tickets: 1408174
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1407435
  • Fix regression in 2.15 that broke calibre on OS X 10.7 and 10.8
  • Closes tickets: 1407102
  • 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 2nd, 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
  • Closes tickets: 1405901
  • Conversion: Convert images encoded as data URIs in the input document into normal images, as some ebook reader software cannot handle data URIs.
  • Closes tickets: 1405803
  • Bug Fixes:
  • AZW3 Input: Handle AZW3 files that contain Amazon specific CSS media queries.
  • Closes tickets: 1406708
  • 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).
  • Closes tickets: 1406056
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1406040
  • MOBI Input: Fix incorrect conversion of MOBI files that wrap their content inside anchor tags.
  • Closes tickets: 1405858

New in version 2.14.0 (December 26th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Metadata review dialog: Automatically insert series number when selecting a series from the completion dropdown. Also if the user does not specify a series number, use 1 as the default, instead of not setting the series.
  • Closes tickets: 1404692
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression that broke error reporting for save to disk for books that contain no formats.
  • Closes tickets: 1405674
  • Metadata download: Fix metadata download not working for titles that contain a apostrophes in languages other than English.
  • Closes tickets: 1403677
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1404629
  • FB2 Output: Fix generation of FB2 sections based on a multi-level Table of Contents in the input document.
  • Closes tickets: 1393514
  • Tolino Shine driver: Fix option to swap main memory and SD card not working on OS X.
  • Closes tickets: 1404793
  • FB2 Input: Workaround for broken FB2 files produced by convertonlinefree.com.
  • Closes tickets: 1404701
  • 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: Dont crash on corrupted JPG images.
  • Closes tickets: 1404590
  • Fix column icons not displaying for custom comments type columns
  • Closes tickets: 1404234
  • Metadata review dialog: Show a confirmation for the 'Reject all remaining' button.
  • Closes tickets: 1404386
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1398672
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow editing identifiers in a dedicated window by right clicking on the identifiers edit box.
  • Closes tickets: 1400925
  • Allow generating a cover from metadata by right clicking the cover are in the book details panel also.
  • Closes tickets: 1401972
  • 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]
  • Closes tickets: 1397701
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1401915
  • Fix command line arguments not being ignored on windows and linux when restarting calibre.
  • Closes tickets: 1401991
  • E-book viewer: Fix sorting of bookmarks by position in book not working on windows and OS X.
  • Closes tickets: 1402152
  • Kobo driver: Fix bookmarks not being deleted from device when deleting books on the device
  • Closes tickets: 1401502
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1401085
  • 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

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1394428
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1393166
  • Conversion/Book polishing: Fix ampersands in title/series/publisher/author not being properly escaped.
  • Closes tickets: 1393230
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1392864
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1388061
  • Linux: Fix Unity global menu bar stops working after minimizing calibre to the dock or the system tray.
  • Closes tickets: 1389404
  • Sanitize the ImageMagick environment variables before launching external utilities.
  • Closes tickets: 1389449
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1389188
  • Fix e-book viewer not displaying cover from HTMLZ files.
  • Closes tickets: 1388595
  • 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:
  • Linux: Add support for the global menubar in Ubuntu Unity (The menu that is displayed in the top most on screen bar). It now works both with the main calibre program and the e-book editor. You can customize what appears in the menubar via Preferences->Toolbars
  • Get Books: Add a new store, Bubok (bubok.es)
  • Driver for Tolino Vision 2.
  • Closes tickets: 1385904
  • Review downloaded metadata: Allow merging downloaded and current identifiers by long-clicking the revert button.
  • Closes tickets: 1387619
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1387596
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1385586
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1385237
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1382795
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1384375
  • AZW3 Input: Fix crash when processing AZW3 files that contain certain SVG images dies to a bug in ImageMagick.
  • Closes tickets: 1384375
  • Conversion: Ignore un-parseable links when trying to generate ToC from links, instead of aborting the conversion.
  • Closes tickets: 1383365
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix window title not changing when using the Next/previous buttons if the books being edited have the same title.
  • Closes tickets: 1383014
  • Fix regression in previous release that prevented arrow keys/tab key from working in completion popups on OSX.
  • Closes tickets: 1382633
  • 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 news 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
  • Windows driver for Trekstor Pyrus 2 LED.
  • Closes tickets: 1376018
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1223367
  • Download metadata dialog: Allow using Enter key to select cover and left/right keys to move between metadata results.
  • Closes tickets: 1369178
  • Fix the row numbers in the book list remaining wide when switching libraries if some books were marked before the switch.
  • Closes tickets: 1369152
  • Fix keyboard focus not going to cover grid after doing a search.
  • Closes tickets: 1369160
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1371976
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1372066
  • E-book viewer: Fix unintuitive behavior of back and forward buttons when going all the way back to the first item in the history.
  • Closes tickets: 1367992
  • Conversion: Do not allow default (user-agent) style rules to ever override style rules defined in the input document, regardless of CSS selector specificity.
  • Closes tickets: 1369753
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1367211
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1366074
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1367943
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1366240
  • Get Books: Update Gutenberg plugin for changes to the Project Gutenberg website.
  • Closes tickets: 1366245
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1363416
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1363025
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion: Fix incorrect conversion of CSS when the input document uses the same CSS class name in both upper and lower case.
  • Closes tickets: 1328552
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1364961
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1363666
  • Workaround for Qt 5 on windows bug that makes the selected indication for items in any list/table disappear when the widget loses focus
  • Closes tickets: 1363420
  • Fix regression in 2.1 that prevented the saved column layout from being applied.
  • Closes tickets: 1363470
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1363122
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1363076
  • Check Book: Fix an error caused by empty style tags when auto-renaming mismatched font names.
  • Closes tickets: 1363028
  • 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 (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 1.206.1 Beta (August 17th, 2014)

  • Support for Android phones and tablets on OS X, calibre should now detect and connect to them, just as it already does on windows and linux
  • The calibre command line tools no longer need a running X server on linux, so no more need to use xvfb-run
  • Thanks to bug fixes in Qt, the calibre viewer and editor no longer have problems with embedded fonts where the font family name inside the font does not match the name used in the @font-face rule.
  • Qt has changed the look & feel of its widgets (buttons/scrollbars/boxes/etc.) to a new "Fusion" theme that is supposed to be more "modern". As with most things UI related, I suspect some of you will like the changes and some of you will not.

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
  • Closes tickets: 1354059
  • Edit Book: Allow changing the case of selected text by right clicking and choosing the appropriate change case action.
  • Closes tickets: 1353263
  • Driver for Kiano Booky Light.
  • Closes tickets: 1353893
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1352005
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1351622
  • 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.
  • 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

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
  • Closes tickets: 1341297
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1343704
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1341306
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1341549
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1341240
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1343444
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1339766
  • When clicking in the search box, select all existing text, for easy replacement.
  • Closes tickets: 1338862
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1339055
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1339257
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1338219
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1340023
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1329724

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1326897
  • E-book viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut to bookmark current location.
  • Closes tickets: 1326198
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1327522
  • Portable installer: Fix a crash if the user selects a destination for the portable install that does not have enough disk space.
  • Closes tickets: 1324575
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1326453
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1326073
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1325070
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1323362
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1321761
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1322474
  • DOCX Input: Fix a regression that broke conversion of documents with an index that contains fields with special page text.
  • Closes tickets: 1322637
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1320829

New in version 1.38.0 (May 23rd, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1318242
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1317892
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1319378
  • Book polishing: Fix publisher field in epub not being cleared when updating metadata.
  • Closes tickets: 1319732
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1318670
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1318139
  • 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'.
  • Closes tickets: 1315340
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1316158
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix metadata plugin to download metadata from OZON for website changes.
  • Closes tickets: 1300383
  • Subsetting embedded fonts: Fix an error when subsetting embedded fonts on windows if the username contains quotes or apostrophes.
  • Closes tickets: 1316533
  • Edit Book: Fix error when checking spelling if one of the files in the book declares an invalid (empty) language code.
  • Closes tickets: 1316170
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1315458
  • Edit Book: Fix inserting a < in text that contains a colon causing a hang.
  • DOCX Input: Fix error when converting document with nested frames.
  • Closes tickets: 1317543
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1314339
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1313567
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1306748
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1309559
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1311650
  • Edit book: Fix obfuscated fonts in EPUB files not being handled correctly when editing the book (obfuscated fonts would get corrupted when making changes).
  • Closes tickets: 1311650
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1310000
  • 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
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1303181
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1303022
  • 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).
  • Closes tickets: 1250475
  • 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.
  • Driver for Tolino Vision (OS X/Linux only).
  • Closes tickets: 1301875
  • Edit book: Allow editing SVG files as raw XML
  • Bug Fixes:
  • DOCX Input: Fix incorrect numbering being generated for numbered lists in some circumstances.
  • Closes tickets: 1301044
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1293290
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1299097
  • 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
  • calibre-customize: Do not error out if one of the installed plugins has no customization help when listing all plugins
  • Edit book: Fix error when exporting files on some windows systems with non UTF-8 filename encodings
  • Closes tickets: 1298071
  • Edit Book: When beautifying treat tags as block tags
  • Closes tickets: 1297532
  • Linux binary build: Fix worker processes not working on linux systems with bash >= 4.3
  • PDF Output: Fix using __SECTION__ in header and footer templates resolving to the inscorrect section if a page with no sections follows a page with multiple sections.
  • Closes tickets: 1295236
  • Cover Browser: Fix visual 'pop' when scrolling the first time
  • Grid View: Allow the left and right arrow keys to traverse over rows.
  • Closes tickets: 1295901
  • Improved news sources;
  • The Atlantic
  • Courrier International
  • Der Tagesspiegel

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
  • Closes tickets: 1287025
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1294529
  • Edit book: When generating inline Table of Contents, mark it as such in the guide section of the OPF.
  • Closes tickets: 1287018
  • E-book viewer: Fix right margin for last page in a chapter sometimes disappearing when changing font size.
  • Closes tickets: 1292822
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1292841
  • Catalogs: Fix handling of tristate boolean custom columns when creating EPUB/MOBI catalogs.
  • Closes tickets: 1294983
  • Linux build: Workaround for systems that have broken libc implementations that change the behavior of truncate() on file descriptors with O_APPEND set.
  • Closes tickets: 1295366
  • New news sources:
  • Applefobia by koliberek

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1291691
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1291142
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1286522
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1288430
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1286771
  • Edit Book: Fix import HTML file as new book not working on OS X
  • Wireless device driver: Fix a regression that prevented it form working with the Calibre Sync Android app.
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1286274
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1286011
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1283154
  • Metadata download: Add an option to merge the downloaded comments into existing comments, instead of overwriting (Preferences->Metadata download).
  • Closes tickets: 1285319
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1283251
  • 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".
  • Closes tickets: 1285351
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1283108
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1283015
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1268118
  • 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. Available from: https://github.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/raw/master/resources/quick_start.epub
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1280868
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1282583
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1282357
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1281296
  • HTML Input: Fix incorrect parsing of file names in href/src attributes that contain percent encoded non-ascii characters.
  • Closes tickets: 1281099
  • Edit book: Workaround bug in Qt causing crash on deleting bottom most file in the Files Browser on linux
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1280606
  • Edit book: Fix regression that caused program to stop responding when quitting via File->Quit
  • Improved news sources:
  • Various Polish news sources
  • Mac World UK

New in version 1.24.0 (February 14th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • E-book viewer: Add support for touchscreens when running on Windows tablets.
  • The builtin 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).
  • Closes tickets: 1278670
  • Windows: Improve handling of non-ascii characters when the command line utilities are outputting to the windows console
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1278305
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1280040
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1276918
  • Linux installer: Install appdata files for integration with software stores.
  • Closes tickets: 1271974
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1276726
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1277102
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1212330
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1275366
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1275125
  • 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 Features:
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1273130
  • Edit Book: Add check for links that point to directories in the book instead of files.
  • Closes tickets: 1272769
  • Edit Book: Show the filename of the currently edited file in the title bar.
  • Closes tickets: 1272543
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1272730
  • Conversion: Add support for and tags outside the tag.
  • Closes tickets: 1274339
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1273512
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1273559
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1273471
  • RTF Output: Fix failure to convert documents that contain comments with the -- string inside the comment.
  • Closes tickets: 1272588
  • Edit Book: Fix extra 1x1 unused GIF image being created when saving and re-opening AZW3 files.
  • Closes tickets: 1272410
  • Fix editing of narrow yes/no columns in the book list not very convenient
  • Closes tickets: 1272089
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1267837
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1268657
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1268058
  • HTML Input: Fix UTF-16/32 encoded files that are linked to from the parent file not being properly processed.
  • Closes tickets: 1268262
  • EPUB Output: Fix splitting of large HTML files removing all child tags from inside tags.
  • Closes tickets: 1267327
  • Edit book: Fix tab characters not being identified in the lower right corner.
  • Closes tickets: 1267980
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1266030
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1267643
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1266795
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1262819
  • Add L´ and D´ as recognized articles when automatically computing sort strings for French.
  • Closes tickets: 1264172
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1264304
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1264680
  • Conversion: Sort the CSS rules in the output stylesheet using a 'natural' sort algorithm, so that calibre2 sorts before calibre10.
  • Closes tickets: 1265175
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1265225
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1264355
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1265226
  • Edit book: Fix live replacement of entities not working on some non-US keyboard layouts.
  • Closes tickets: 1265147
  • Fix titlecasing of words not capitalizing the first letter, if the first letter is not an English character.
  • Closes tickets: 1265202
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1263461
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1264534
  • Edit book: Prettify html in newly created books.
  • Closes tickets: 1264390
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1264133
  • 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 traveling.
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1261099
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1263448
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1263179
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1263021
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1261337
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1260822
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1259914
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Kobo driver: Fix book covers not showing for sideloaded kepubs on the book details screen, with newer Kobo firmware.
  • Closes tickets: 1260279
  • Content server: Popup a more useful error when clicking on the cover of a book that has no formats to view.
  • Closes tickets: 1260216
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1258754
  • Metadata editor: Fix removing formatting for comments not removing background colors.
  • Closes tickets: 1258975
  • EPUB Output: Remove name attribute from tags (replacing with id) to keep the asinine epubcheck happy

New in version 1.14.0 (December 6th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Edit metadata dialog: Add the ability to trim covers manually, if automatic trimming is not satisfactory.
  • Closes tickets: 1256054
  • You can now show any metadata field below the covers in the cover grid view, not just title. To change the displayed field go to Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid.
  • Allow searching for plugins by name in the install new plugins dialog
  • Kobo driver: Allow sending kepubs to older kobo devices as well, also add support for firmware 3.1
  • Closes tickets: 1257972, 1257143
  • Allow viewer plugins to customize the viewer's user interface
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Table of Contents Editor: Handle generating ToC from headings if the first heading level in the document is not h1 or the document skips some intermediate heading levels
  • Update the metadata download and Get Books plugins for ozon.ru
  • Fix sending by email not working on computers with non-ascii hostnames.
  • Closes tickets: 1256549
  • Wireless driver: Fix launching programs from within calibre causing the wireless driver port to remain in use even after calibre is shutdown.
  • Closes tickets: 1256198
  • Improved news sources:
  • Kommersant
  • Pocket
  • Heraldo de Aragon
  • National Geographic Magazine
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Boerse Online
  • Reuters

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'.
  • Closes tickets: 1255288
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1254973
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1255671
  • Match books on device: Fix thumbnail in device metadata cache not being updated when matching books.
  • Closes tickets: 1255676
  • File open dialogs; If the previously used initial directory, no longer exists, use a directory one level up.
  • Closes tickets: 1255216
  • EPUB Output: Strip -- from inside comments, as some ebook reading apps cannot handle them.
  • Closes tickets: 1256059
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1253922
  • 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'
  • Closes tickets: 1254161
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1252814
  • Quick view: Show the title/author/series columns in the same order as in the main book list.
  • Closes tickets: 1253022
  • Update Kobo driver to allow sending kepubs
  • Closes tickets: 1252688
  • Allow right clicking on covers to copy them in the metadata cover download dialog.
  • Closes tickets: 1251793
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Titlecase: Fix incorrect title casing for some non-English words.
  • Closes tickets: 1253692
  • Kobo driver: Fix errors when using rating or numerical custom columns to create shelves.
  • Closes tickets: 1253637
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1252758
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1251768
  • Kobo driver: Fix latest firmware update for Kobo Wifi causing calibre to not recognize it.
  • Closes tickets: 1251536
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1251278
  • Add a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+*) to convert the current search into a temporary virtual library.
  • Closes tickets: 1249773
  • Template language: Add a transliterate function, useful to convert metadata in other languages into its phonetic English representation, when exporting books from calibre.
  • Closes tickets: 1249562
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1249502
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1249698
  • 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'
  • Closes tickets: 1249469
  • 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

New in version 1.9.0 (November 1st, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Drivers for the new Nook Glowlight, Lenovo IdeaPad and Kindle Fire HDX (linux)
  • Closes tickets: 1244857, 1246775
  • Add an option to check for duplicates (books with the same title/author) when copying between libraries. Option is under Preferences->Adding books.
  • Closes tickets: 1245089
  • Content server: Display book title on details page. Also put the most important fields (authors/series/tags) at the top.
  • Closes tickets: 1246523
  • When developing recipes using the command line, allow specifying the number of feeds and articles when using the --test parameter.
  • Closes tickets: 1246061
  • PDF Output: Option to control title of generated Table of Contents
  • Closes tickets: 1245076
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1245449
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1245058
  • Use for the inserted Table of Contents title for the MOBI and PDF formats as well as the EPUB and AZW3 formats.
  • Closes tickets: 1245076
  • Fix comments editor in review metadata becoming too small on small screens.
  • Closes tickets: 1245275
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1245068
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1238271
  • BibTeX catalogs: Strip unmatched braces to prevent generation of invalid .bib file.
  • Closes tickets: 1228905
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1243597
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1243714
  • 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).
  • Closes tickets: 1224491
  • OSX: Fix font size in completion popups too small on Mavericks (I hope)
  • Closes tickets: 1243761
  • PDF Output: Fix rendering of some semi-transparent images. All semi-transparent images are now rendered using soft masks.
  • Closes tickets: 1243829
  • MOBI Output: Fix text marked with white-space:pre-wrap causing the Kindle to break lines at arbitrary points inside words.
  • Closes tickets: 1240235
  • FB2 Input: Fix a regression that broke conversion of FB2 files with paragraphs having both a style and an id attribute.
  • Closes tickets: 1243709
  • TXT Input: Ensure that in the generated HTML has a meaningful value.
  • Closes tickets: 1236923
  • Book details panel: Fix HTML in author names and identifiers not being escaped
  • Closes tickets: 1243976
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1241451
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix Htmlz does not apply inline css from .
  • Closes tickets: 1242261
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1239194
  • An option to mark newly added books with a temporary mark. Option is in Preferences->Adding books.
  • Closes tickets: 1238609
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1240504
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1239597
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix tag placed inside instead of .
  • Closes tickets: 1239530
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix inline styles not escaping quotes properly.
  • Closes tickets: 1239527
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix incorrect handling of some self closing tags like .
  • Closes tickets: 1239555
  • Content server: Fix single item categories not working with reverse proxy setup.
  • Closes tickets: 1238987
  • Fix a bug that could cause calibre to crash when switching from a large library to a smaller library with marked books.
  • Closes tickets: 1239210
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1239163
  • Fix error if a marked book is deleted/merged.
  • Closes tickets: 1239161
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1240788, 1240194
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1232790
  • Driver for Sunstech reader
  • Closes tickets: 1231590
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1232019
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1233220
  • calibredb: Allow setting of title sort field
  • Closes tickets: 1233711
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1233330
  • EPUB Output: Do not strip tags with type application/svg+xml in addition to those that use image/svg+xml.
  • Closes tickets: 1236845
  • Cover grid: Fix selecting all books with Ctrl+A causing subsequent deselects to not fully work.
  • Closes tickets: 1236348
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix long titles causing error when converting on windows.
  • Closes tickets: 1235815
  • Content server: Fix OPDS category links to composite columns
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression that broke import/export of bookmarks
  • Closes tickets: 1231980
  • E-book viewer: Use the default font size setting for the dictionary view as well.
  • Closes tickets: 1232025
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1232100
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1238125
  • New news sources:
  • Various Uruguayan news sources by Carlos Alves
  • Improved news sources:
  • National Geographic Magazine
  • New York Review of Books
  • Focus (PL)
  • Carta Capital
  • AM 730
  • Ming Pao (HK)
  • Neu Osnabrucker Zeitung

New in version 1.5.0 (September 26th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Driver for Woxter Scriba
  • Closes tickets: 1228690
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1230040
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1228949
  • Kobo driver: Fix reading status being cleared when connecting to a Kobo with older firmware and metadata management set to automatic.
  • Closes tickets: 1230018
  • Content server: Sort virtual libraries by name
  • Closes tickets: 1229459
  • DOCX Input: Convert tabs in the docx file into non-breaking spaces in the output document. Note that custom tab stops are not supported.
  • Closes tickets: 1228893
  • Conversion: Handle the style attribute on the tag
  • Handle databases with invalid ratings link tables
  • Closes tickets: 1228517
  • DOCX Input: Handle DOCX files with missing referenced styles
  • Closes tickets: 1228669
  • Update amazon metadata download plugin for changes to the Amazon website
  • Improved news sources:
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1226304
  • Show a warning when attempting to copy books between libraries that do not have the same set of custom columns.
  • Closes tickets: 1225484
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1224885
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1224925
  • DOCX Input: Add support for embedded EMF images that are just wrappers around an actual raster image.
  • Closes tickets: 1224849
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1226093
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1226350
  • Metadata jackets: Do not error out when using a custom template with some custom fields that are not present.
  • Closes tickets: 1225357
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1216713
  • Drivers for Oppo Find 5 and PocketBook Mini 515
  • Closes tickets: 1223853
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1221686
  • ODT Input: Only treat the first image as a cover if it is of suitable size, instead of any image in the document.
  • Closes tickets: 1224157
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1223862
  • Content server: Fix error in opds feed after using virtual libraries in the main server.
  • Closes tickets: 1222108
  • Do not scroll the book list horizontally after editing metadata.
  • Closes tickets: 1221552
  • New database backend: Handle databases that contain multiple tags/series/publishers/etc. that differ only in case.
  • Closes tickets: 1221545
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1217622
  • Edit metadata dialog: Add an undo option for the Trim cover button.
  • Closes tickets: 1219227
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1216354
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1221035
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1220767
  • Fix regression in 1.0 that broke setting author names with the | character in them.
  • Closes tickets: 1220348
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1217988
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1218858
  • New database backend: Various improvements to make the backend more robust against databases with invalid/corrupt data in them.
  • Closes tickets: 1218465, 1218783
  • Improved news sources:
  • Countryfile

New in version 1.1.0 (August 30th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Rewrite the HTML metadata parser to make it faster and more robust.
  • Closes tickets: 1217751
  • Book list: When sorting on a currently unsorted column, use the last applied sort for that column, instead of always sorting in ascending order.
  • Closes tickets: 1216714
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1217096
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1216838
  • Fix calibredb not updating the running calibre instance properly in 1.0
  • Closes tickets: 1218177
  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that broke splitting of multiple valued field like tags into many items during a rename.
  • Closes tickets: 1216699
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1216398
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1211949
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1216401
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1216174
  • Ignore text records in the database that are damaged, instead of erroring out. Lets the rest of the data be used.
  • Closes tickets: 1215981
  • Fix regression that broke calibredb catalog when sorting on the id field.
  • Closes tickets: 1216090
  • HTML Input: Handle malformed OPF files when converting.
  • Closes tickets: 1215924
  • Ensure that the Formats custom column (if present) is updated when a new format is created as a result of a conversion.
  • Closes tickets: 1215885
  • Fix a bug in 1.0 that broke the Check Library function on computers with non-English locales.
  • Closes tickets: 1215819
  • Content server: Fix blank username causing error on startup.
  • Closes tickets: 1215893
  • Fix sorting of book list by multi-valued fields like tags not correct in the new backend.
  • Closes tickets: 1215820
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1211433
  • Linux MTP driver: Add ids for some newer devices.
  • Closes tickets: 1212458
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1209057
  • Driver for Samsung Galaxy Young Android phone
  • Closes tickets: 1212918
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1163572
  • New news sources:
  • Daily Express by Dave Asbury
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Independent
  • El Periodica de Aragon
  • El Correo

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. See http://pythonhosted.org/Markdown/extensions/index.html for details.
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1207818
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1207735
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1208159
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1208073
  • Get Books: Update various Polish store plugins
  • New news sources:
  • Various French news sources by Malah
  • La Capital de Rosario by Darko Miletic
  • Jot Down by desUbiKado
  • Private Eye by Martyn Pritchard
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Sunday Times UK and The Times Online
  • Telegraph UK
  • Le Monde: Edition abonnés
  • The Scotsman

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1206763
  • Kobo driver: Add an option to modify the styling in books being sent to the device, based on a template on the device.
  • Closes tickets: 1207151
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1205757
  • Fix editing of book metadata failing when its timestamp is out of range for the system.
  • Closes tickets: 1191599
  • Fix renaming a user category to the same name it already has erases the user category.
  • Closes tickets: 1207131
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1207518
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1204885
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1205385
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1203449
  • Conversion: Fix a regression in the last release that broke conversion of a few files with comments just before a chapter start.
  • Closes tickets: 1188635
  • New news sources:
  • Blindbuch and No names, No jackets by Armin Geller
  • El Tribuno Salta and Jujuy by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Something Awful
  • Spektrum der Wissenschaft
  • mediapart.fr
  • Dilbert
  • Antyweb
  • Scientific American
  • taz.de (RSS)

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.

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
  • Closes tickets: 1199410
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1198414
  • Metadata download dialog: Have the OK button enabled in the results screen as well.
  • Closes tickets: 1198288
  • Get Books: Update empik store plugin
  • New news sources:
  • Glenn Brenwald and Ludwig von Mises Institute by anywho
  • Improved news sources:
  • Houston Chronicle
  • cracked.com
  • mediapart.fr

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1196038
  • DOCX Input: Add support for clickable (hyperlinked) images
  • Closes tickets: 1196728
  • DOCX Input: Insert page breaks at the start of every new section
  • Closes tickets: 1196728
  • Drivers for Trekstor Pyrus Maxi and PocketBook Surfpad 2
  • Closes tickets: 1196931, 1182850
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1197970
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1197006
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1196728
  • DOCX Input: handle bookmarks defined at the paragraph level
  • Closes tickets: 1196728
  • DOCX Input: Handle hyperlinks created as fields
  • Closes tickets: 1196728
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1194766
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1194836
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1193763
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1193912
  • Fix a regression that broke scanning for books on all devices that used the Aluratek Color driver.
  • Closes tickets: 1192940
  • fetch-ebbok-metadata: Fix --opf argument erroneously requiring a value
  • When waiting before sending email, log the wait.
  • Closes tickets: 1195173
  • Improved news sources:
  • taz.de (RSS)
  • Miradas al sur
  • Frontline
  • La Nacion (Costa Rica)

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." tickets: [1190931]
  • 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." tickets: [1191354]
  • "DOCX Input: Add support for the Word setting 'No space between paragraphs with the same style'." tickets: [119100]
  • "MOBI Output: Fix rendering of SVG images that embed large raster images in 64bit calibre installs." tickets: [1191020]
  • "HTMLZ Output: Fix handling of images with URL unsafe filenames." tickets: [1192687]
  • "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." tickets: [1192785]
  • "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." tickets: [1192441]
  • "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" tickets: [1191199]
  • Improved recipes:
  • The Walrus Mag
  • Various Polish news sources
  • New recipes:
  • Various Polish news sources author: fenuks

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1188906
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1188768
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1189311
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1188843
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1190476
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1190463
  • MOBI Output: Fix regression that breaks conversion of some documents
  • Closes tickets: 1188635
  • 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)
  • DOCX files created with Microsoft Word 2007 or newer can now be converted by calibre. The converter has support for lists, tables, images, all types of text formatting, footnotes, endnotes and even dropcaps. A sample docx file showing the capabilities of the converter is available: http://calibre-ebook.com/downloads/demos/demo.docx Note that this code is still very new, so there are more than likely a few bugs waiting to be squashed.
  • Kobo driver: Support for the newly released firmware 2.6.1. Also remove empty shelves from the Aura HD home page when deleting books.
  • Closes tickets: 1187791
  • E-book viewer: Add Keyboard shortcuts for Back and Forward (Alt+Left, Alt+Right)
  • Closes tickets: 1186928
  • Allow right clicking on an author in Book Details to manage that author, i.e. change the author name, sort value or link.
  • Closes tickets: 1186192
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression that broke FB2 input in the previous release.
  • Closes tickets: 1186213
  • Catalog generation on OS X: Fix handling of some unicode characters
  • Closes tickets: 1066922
  • HTML Input: Avoid spurious log warnings about unspecified language/creator when these are actually specified on the command line.
  • Closes tickets: 1186899
  • MOBI Output: Fix regression in 0.9.31 that caused vertical margins specified on some block level elements to be ignored.
  • Closes tickets: 1186533
  • ToC Editor: Handle ebooks that have tags inside the tags. Instead of erroring out, the tags are automatically moved into .
  • Closes tickets: 1186298
  • Linux build: Include the ffi libs from both gcc and libffi.
  • Closes tickets: 1186148
  • When deleting custom recipes, use recycle bin.
  • Closes tickets: 1186142
  • New news sources:
  • Seventh Guard by koliberek
  • Improved news sources:
  • Folha de Sao Paolo
  • Metro News NL

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1184546
  • Get Books: Add SONY Reader Store (Australia).
  • Closes tickets: 1184524
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1185398
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1185294
  • 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.

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1179144
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1179314
  • MOBI Output: Fix space errorneously being removed when the input document contains a tag with leading space and sub-tags.
  • Closes tickets: 1179216
  • 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
  • New news sources:
  • nrc-next by Niels Giesen
  • Improved news sources:
  • Weblogs SL
  • .net magazine

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1177677
  • Driver for Blackberry 9790
  • Closes tickets: 1176607
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1174815
  • Content server: Fix unable to download ORIGINAL_* formats
  • Closes tickets: 1177158
  • Fix regression that broke searching for terms containing a quote mark
  • Closes tickets: 1177114
  • Fix regression that broke conversion of txt files when no input encoding is specified
  • Closes tickets: 1176622
  • When changing to a virtual library, refresh the Book Details panel.
  • Closes tickets: 1176296
  • Fix regression that caused searching for user categories to break.
  • Closes tickets: 1176187
  • Fix error when downloading only covers and reviewing downloaded metadata.
  • Closes tickets: 1176253
  • MOBI metadata: Strip XML unsafe unicode codepoints when reading metadata from MOBI files.
  • Closes tickets: 1175965
  • Txt Input: Use the gbk encoding for txt files with detected encoding of gb2312.
  • Closes tickets: 1175974
  • When pressing Ctrl+Home/End preserve the horizontal scroll position in the book list
  • Improved news sources:
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1174047
  • Bug Fixes:
  • When reading metadata from EPUB 3 files, use the first element rather than the last.
  • Closes tickets: 1175184
  • Fix regression causing the search query parser to not parse search string containing newlines/tabs instead of spaces correctly
  • Closes tickets: 1174629
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1174147, 1174126
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1173795
  • PDF Output: Fix link generation broken on windows when converting epubs if the filenames contained uppercase letters.
  • Closes tickets: 1169795
  • Tolino driver: Fix card and main memory swapped on windows
  • Closes tickets: 1173544
  • FB2 Output: Fix images being ignored when converting a EPUB with image filenames that contain URL unsafe characters.
  • Closes tickets: 1173351
  • EPUB Input: Fix page margins specified in Adobe page template files with incorrect mime-types not being removed.
  • New news sources:
  • Diario Extra by Douglas Delgado
  • Improved news sources:
  • The New Republic
  • io9
  • What if
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Read It Later recipe
  • Smithsonian
  • Business Week Magazine

New in version 0.9.28 (April 26th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Virtual Libraries: Easily partition your large calibre library into smaller 'virtual' libraries
  • A virtual library is a way to tell calibre to open only a subset of a normal library. For example, you might want to only work with books by a certain author, or books having only a certain tag. To use this feature, click the button labeled 'Virtual Library' to the left of the search bar. For details, see http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/virtual_libraries.html This feature used to be called 'Search restriction', the new virtual libraries are easier to use, but otherwise fulfil the same function.
  • Book details panel: Allow copying of links in the book details panel by right clicking on them.
  • Closes tickets: 1171963
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the new Kobo Aura HD and firmware version 2.5.0
  • Closes tickets: 1169571, 1169968
  • Metadata download: When showing downloaded covers, allow right clicking on a cover to view a full size version.
  • Closes tickets: 1170544
  • Driver for Easy player cyber book e touch and Droid 4
  • Closes tickets: 1171633, 1170763
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1168231
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1171186
  • Device driver: Detect Laser EB720 with newer firmware.
  • Closes tickets: 1171341
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1169795
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1167941
  • ZIP Output: Fix links containing backslashes on windows
  • Closes tickets: 1169910
  • Fix polishing of AZW3 files not working on OS X.
  • Closes tickets: 1168789
  • Polishing books: Fix polishing erroring out if the book being polished has no cover
  • RTF Input: Add partial support for hyperlinks to web resources.
  • Closes tickets: 1167562
  • Fix book details panel showing incorrect info after deleting books from a connected device
  • Closes tickets: 1172839
  • New news sources:
  • Voice of America by Krittika Goyal
  • Lightspeed Magazine by Jose Pinto
  • The Feature by Jose Pinto
  • Improved news sources:
  • NZZ Online
  • Baltimore Sun
  • Metro NL
  • Financial Times
  • EcoGeek
  • comics.com
  • Psychology Today
  • Science News

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.
  • 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

New in version 0.9.26 (April 5th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • PDF Output: Allow using templates to create arbitrary headers and footers. Look under PDF Output in the conversion dialog for this feature.
  • ToC Editor: Allow generating the ToC directly from individual files inside the ebook. Useful for EPUBs that have individual chapters in single files.
  • Closes tickets: 1163520
  • ToC Editor: Add buttons to indent/unindent the current entry
  • ToC Editor: Right-click menu to perform various useful actions on entries in the ToC
  • Column icons: Allow use of wide images as column icons
  • Add USB ids for the Palm Pre2 and Samsung Galaxy phone to the device drivers
  • Closes tickets: 1162293, 1163115
  • Bug Fixes:
  • PDF Output: Fix generating page numbers causing links to not work.
  • Closes tickets: 1162573
  • Wrong filename output in error message when 'Guide reference not found'
  • Closes tickets: 1163659
  • Get Books: Update Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones and Gutenberg store plugins for website change
  • PDF Output: Fix 1 pixel wide left and top margins on the cover page for some PDF conversions due to incorrect rounding.
  • Closes tickets: 1162054
  • ToC Editor: Fix drag and drop of multiple items resulting in the dropped items being in random order sometimes.
  • Closes tickets: 1161999
  • New news sources:
  • AM730 by Eddie Lau
  • Arret sur images by Francois D
  • Diario de Noticias by Jose Pinto
  • Improved news sources:
  • Financial Times UK
  • Sing Tao Daily
  • Apple Daily
  • A List Apart
  • Business Week
  • Harpers printed edition
  • Harvard Business Review

New in version 0.9.25 (March 29th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Automatic adding: When checking for duplicates is enabled, use the same duplicates found dialog as is used during manual adding.
  • Closes tickets: 1160914
  • ToC Editor: Allow searching to find a location quickly when browsing through the book to select a location for a ToC item
  • ToC Editor: Add a button to quickly flatten the entire table of contents
  • 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:
  • calibredb: Nicer error messages when user provides invalid input
  • Closes tickets: 1160452, 1160631
  • News download: Always use the .jpg extension for jpeg images as apparently Moon+ Reader cannot handle .jpeg
  • Fix Book Details popup keyboard navigation doesn't work on a Mac
  • Closes tickets: 1159610
  • 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
  • New news sources:
  • Fortune Magazine by Rick Shang
  • Eclipse Online by Jim DeVona
  • Improved news sources:
  • 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 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1155587
  • Indicate which columns are custom columns when selecting columns in the Preferences
  • Closes tickets: 1158066
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1158413
  • BiBTeX catalogs: Fix ISBN not being output and the library_name field causing catalog generation to fail
  • Closes tickets: 1156432, 1158127
  • Conversion: Add support for CSS stylesheets that wrap their rules inside a @media rule.
  • Closes tickets: 1157345
  • Cover browser: Fix scrolling not working for books after the 32678'th book in a large library.
  • Closes tickets: 1153204
  • Linux: Update bundled libmtp version
  • Clear the Book details panel when the current search returns no matches.
  • Closes tickets: 1153026
  • Fix a regression that broke creation of advanced column coloring rules
  • Closes tickets: 1156291
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1155539
  • Fix ebook-convert -h showing ANSI escape codes in the windows command prompt
  • Closes tickets: 1158499
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1153536
  • When copying books to another library, show the name of the destination library in the copy dialog
  • Closes tickets: 1153407
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1154948
  • MOBI metadata: When setting the language in a MOBI file also update the language field in the EXTH header.
  • Closes tickets: 1154351
  • MOBI metadata: Support writing of book producer field into MOBI files.
  • Closes tickets: 1154353
  • Fix job progress and status not always updated
  • Closes tickets: 1154137
  • Fix conversion of zip.rar archives with very long title/author on windows
  • Closes tickets: 1153859
  • News download: Update the library used to parse RSS feeds.
  • Closes tickets: 1152852
  • Fix Irex Illiad not recognized on OS X computers
  • Closes tickets: 824713
  • Fix entering a very long search in the find item in tag browser box causes the tag browser to no longer be shrinkable.
  • Closes tickets: 1152870
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1151901
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the new 'Archived' collections in Kobo firmware 2.4.0 and improve handling recommendations and previews.
  • Closes tickets: 1150852
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1151721
  • Conversion: Add the double low quote to list of characters that are converted to ascii.
  • Closes tickets: 1152207
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1141078
  • 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).
  • Closes tickets: 1139317
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1134958
  • Kobo driver: Update cover uploading for Kobo firmware 2.3.1 and later.
  • Closes tickets: 1135649
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1132025
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1133691
  • Driver for Iriver Story EB12.
  • Closes tickets: 1132583
  • 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.
  • Linux build: Install zsh completion for the calibre command line utilities
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1132641
  • E-book viewer: Fix rendering of pages for right-to-left text in paged mode is reversed.
  • Closes tickets: 1132626
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1132085
  • Make bulk edit of custom columns respect the "apply changes" checkbox even if the value to set has not changed
  • New news sources:
  • Financial Times (US subscription version) and Nezavisne Novine by Darko Miletic
  • Geopolityka by chemik111
  • Democracy Journal by David Nye
  • HNOnline by Ladislav Lencucha
  • Various Colombian news sources by Ismael Mejia
  • Improved news sources:
  • Science News
  • Die Zeit (subscription version)

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1127477
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1130729
  • Book polishing: Use the actual cover image dimensions when creating the svg wrapper for the cover image.
  • Closes tickets: 1127273
  • Book polishing: Do not error out on epub files containing an iTunesMetadata.plist file.
  • Closes tickets: 1127308
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1130478
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1127666
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1126030
  • 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:
  • New tool: "Polish books" that allows you to perform various automated cleanup actions on EPUB and AZW3 files without doing a full conversion.
  • Polishing books is all about putting the shine of perfection on your ebook files. You can use it to subset embedded fonts, update the metadata in the book files from the metadata in the calibre library, manipulate the book jacket, etc. More features will be added in the future. To use this tool, go to Preferences->Toolbar and add the Polish books tool to the main toolbar. Then simply select the books you want to be polished and click the Polish books button. Polishing, unlike conversion, does not change the internal structure/markup of your book, it performs only the minimal set of actions needed to achieve its goals. Note that polish books is a completely new codebase, so there may well be bugs, polishing a book backs up the original as ORIGINAL_EPUB or ORIGINAL_AZW3, unless you have turned off this feature in Preferences->Tweaks, in which case you should backup your files manually. You can also use this tool from the command line with ebook-polish.exe.
  • Driver for the Trekstor Pyrus Mini.
  • Closes tickets: 1124120
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to change the minimum font size.
  • Closes tickets: 1122333
  • PDF Output: Add support for converting documents with math typesetting, as described here: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/typesetting_math.html
  • Column coloring/icons: Add more conditions when using date based columns with reference to 'today'.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Transforming to titlecase - handle typographic hyphens in all caps phrases
  • Dont ignore file open events that occur before the GUI is initialized on OS X
  • Closes tickets: 1122713
  • News download: Handle feeds that have entries with empty ids
  • Fix a regression that broke using the template editor
  • 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.
  • New news sources:
  • Navegalo by Douglas Delgado
  • El Guardian and More Intelligent Life by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • New Yorker
  • Kommersant
  • Le Monde (Subscription version)
  • NZ Herald

New in version 0.9.18 (February 8th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1091073
  • Add an option to add extra spacing between rows in the book list. (Preferences->Look & Feel)
  • Closes tickets: 1117907
  • 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
  • E-book viewer: Add shortcuts Ctrl+= and Ctrl+- to increase/decrease text size.
  • Closes tickets: 1117524
  • When showing possible duplicates after adding books, also show the file formats.
  • Driver for Trekstor Ventos Tablet
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Conversion: When transliterating unicode characters, handle « and » correctly.
  • Closes tickets: 1117270
  • Fix adding books from multiple directories with multiple books per directory treating opf files as an ebook
  • Fix download metadata window not resizable on smaller screens
  • Closes tickets: 1116849
  • Tweak Book: When rebuilding azw3 files handle tags that have name but not id attribute, these are apparently produced by kindlegen.
  • Closes tickets: 1112934
  • Fix regression in advanced column color rules.
  • Closes tickets: 1118678
  • New news sources:
  • VICE Magazine Deutschland by Alex
  • Libertad Digital by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • El Mundo today
  • fluter.de
  • Birmingham Post
  • Japan Times
  • The Toronto Star
  • Le Monde (subscription version)
  • Globe and Mail

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1110019
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1106231
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix out-of-bounds data causing errors in the Tag Browser
  • Closes tickets: 1108017
  • Conversion: Handle input documents that use multiple prefixes referring to the XHTML namespace correctly.
  • Closes tickets: 1107220
  • PDF Output: Fix regression that caused some svg images to be rendered as black rectangles.
  • Closes tickets: 1105294
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1101809
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1103741, 1104528
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1101150
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix deleting a custom column that was used in a column coloring rule makes the column coloring preferences panel unusable
  • Closes tickets: 1103504
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1102403
  • Conversion: Do not error out because of an error in user supplied search replace rules.
  • Closes tickets: 1102647
  • Conversion: Replace all non-ascii characters in CSS class names, as they cause problems with some broken EPUB renderers.
  • Closes tickets: 1102587
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1101124
  • 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:
  • Linux MTP driver: Detect devices that have MTP interfaces even if their USB ids are not known
  • 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 viewr 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1099190
  • Get Books: Allow the store plugins to be dynamically loaded so that future website changes of a store dont 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1099571
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1100601
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1099621
  • Catalogs: Fix 'X' being droppen from isbns on export
  • Closes tickets: 1098325
  • Fix an error when editing date in the main book list and all visible dates are blank.
  • Closes tickets: 1098675
  • Fix calibre-smtp using incorrect escaping for non-ascii attachment filenames
  • Closes tickets: 1098478
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1100610
  • Content server: Fix custom icons for top level categories incorrect.
  • Closes tickets: 1095016
  • Kobo driver: When resending a file to the device, update the filesize in the Kobo db to prevent the device from deleting the file.
  • Closes tickets: 1100607
  • New news sources:
  • Asco de Vida by Krittika Goyal
  • Schattenblick by ThB
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1095256
  • Device drivers for Kobo Arc on linux, Polaroid Abdroid tablet
  • Closes tickets: 1098049
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1096428
  • Add support for upgraded db on newest Kobo firmware
  • Closes tickets: 1095617
  • PDF Output: Fix typo that broke use of custom paper sizes.
  • Closes tickets: 1097563
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1096290
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1091581
  • PDF Output: Dont error out on files that have invalid font-family declarations.
  • Closes tickets: 1096279
  • Do not load QRawFont at global level, to allow calibre installation on systems with missing dependencies
  • Closes tickets: 1096170
  • PDF Output: Fix cover not present in generated PDF files
  • Closes tickets: 1096098
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1094475
  • Add mass storage driver for rockhip based android smart phones
  • Closes tickets: 1087809
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1087688
  • HTML Input: Handle entities inside href attributes when following the links in an HTML file.
  • Closes tickets: 1094203
  • Content server: Fix custom icons not used for sub categories
  • Closes tickets: 1095016
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1094597
  • Content server: Fix for non-unicode hostnames when using mDNS
  • Closes tickets: 1094063
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1093570, 1093732
  • Add support for downloading metadata from Amazon Brazil.
  • Closes tickets: 1092594
  • Copy to library: Allow specifying the destination library by path.
  • Closes tickets: 1093231
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1093574
  • Use custom icons in the content server as well.
  • Closes tickets: 1092098
  • New news sources:
  • Various Ukranian news sources by rpalyvoda
  • Improved news sources:
  • La Voce
  • Harpers Magazine (printed edition)
  • Pajamas Media
  • NSFW corp
  • The Hindu
  • Nikkei News

New in version 0.9.11 (December 21st, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all ☺
  • 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'.
  • Closes tickets: 1092098
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1091932
  • Metadata download: Fix cover downloading from non-US amazon sites broken by a website change.
  • Closes tickets: 1090765
  • New news sources:
  • MobileBulgaria by Martin Tsanchev
  • Various Polish news sources by fenuks
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1088149, 1088112, 1087978
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix rich text delegate not working with Qt compiled in debug mode.
  • Closes tickets: 1089011
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1066507
  • Possible fix for 64bit calibre not starting up on some Windows systems
  • Closes tickets: 1087816
  • New news sources:
  • Titanic by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • Sivil Dusunce
  • Anchorage Daily News
  • Le Monde
  • Harpers

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.
  • The newest Kobo firmware can display series information. Unfortunately, the Kobo does not read this information from the ebook file itself. It has to be sent separately after the Kobo has finished processing the new files. So you might have to connect - send books - disconnect and then re-connect for the series infor to show up. Fixes #1084388 (Add support for series on Kobo devices)
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1083932
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1082340
  • Speed up processing of RAR and CBR files by avoiding an extra file copy
  • Add driver for Nexus 10 on linux.
  • Closes tickets: 1082563
  • Bug Fixes:
  • KF8 Input: Handle invalid KF8 files with links pointing to non-existent locations and incorrect values in the div table.
  • Closes tickets: 1082669
  • Viewer: Fix handling of empty self closing tags.
  • Closes tickets: 1083278
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1082630
  • 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).
  • Closes tickets: 1082640
  • E-book viewer: Fix bug that caused the default language for hyphenation to be ignored for books that do not specify a language
  • Improved news sources:
  • Pro Physik
  • Aachener Nachrichten
  • Science News

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1079781
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1080710
  • Catalogs: Add the current library name as an available field when generating catalogs in csv/xml format.
  • Closes tickets: 1078422
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1081094
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1081096
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1077884
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1074220
  • 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 news sources:
  • Various Czech and Hungarian news sources by bubak
  • Various Polish recipes by Artur Stachecki
  • Buchreport by a.peter
  • Red Voltaire by atordo
  • Autosport by Mr Stefan
  • House News by Eddie Lau
  • Improved news sources:
  • Arguments and facts
  • Business Standard
  • The New Yorker

New in version 0.9.6 (November 10th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Experimental support for subsetting fonts
  • Subsetting a font means reducing the font to contain only the glyphs for the text actually present in the book. This can easily halve the size of the font. calibre can now do this for all embedded fonts during a conversion. Turn it on via the 'Subset all embedded fonts' option under the Look & Feel section of the conversion dialog. calibre can subset both TrueType and OpenType fonts. Note that this code is very new and likely has bugs, so please check the output if you turn on subsetting. The conversion log will have info about the subsetting operations.
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1074623
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1074931
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1075782
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1069617
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1076191
  • Fix deleting custom column tags like data from the Tag browser not updating the last modified timestamp for affected books
  • Closes tickets: 1075476
  • 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 news sources:
  • Various Polish news sources by Artur Stachecki
  • Improved news sources:
  • Various updated Polish recipes
  • London Review of Books
  • Yemen Times

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1069076
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1073513
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1072702
  • Kobo driver: Fix a bug that could cause the on device book matching to fail in certain circumstances.
  • Closes tickets: 1072437
  • 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).
  • Closes tickets: 1073792
  • 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.
  • The embedded font is used as the base font for all text that does not specify its own font family in the input document. Works only with output formats that support font embedding, principally EPUB/AZW3. Option is found under Look & Feel in the conversion dialog. You can ensure that the font is used for all text, regardless of the input document's styles by filtering out font family styles via the Filter Style Information option in the Conversion dialog.
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1069403
  • Catalogs: Fix regression that broke use of prefix rules.
  • Closes tickets: 1070086
  • Tag Browser: Fix sorting incorrect for accented letters
  • Closes tickets: 1069835
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1068937
  • Use font-weight:bold instead of font-weight:bolder for the and tags as ADE cant handle bolder when embedded fonts are used
  • New news sources:
  • Yazihane by A Erdogan
  • Improved news sources:
  • New York Post
  • PC World
  • TIME Magazine
  • Associated Press

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
  • Closes tickets: 1066083, 1067105
  • Add an output profile for the Kindle PaperWhite
  • Kobo driver: Improve performance when a large number of shelves are created on the device.
  • Closes tickets: 1066633
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1067310
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1067562
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1065452
  • E-book viewer: Remove the reload entry from the context menu as it is not supported in paged mode.
  • Closes tickets: 1065615
  • New news sources:
  • Various Polish news sources by fenuks
  • Improved news sources:
  • Richmond Times Dispatch
  • Various Polish news sources
  • Aksiyon dergisi
  • Spektrum der Wissenschaft
  • Zeit Online
  • Baltimore Sun
  • LWN Weekly
  • The Sun

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1047450 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1063207 [External link]
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1063209 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1062477 [External link]
  • Fix enumeration type custom column not being merged.
  • Closes tickets: 1061602 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • PVP Online, Mobile Nations, The Verge and Television Without Pity by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources:
  • Pubblico Giornale
  • Der Spiegel
  • Shortlist
  • FHM UK
  • Countryfile
  • Cosmo UK
  • The Sun UK
  • NME

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 [External link] for details
  • Closes tickets: 1024983 [External link] , 1059585 [External link]
  • Driver for Motorola Defy XT
  • Closes tickets: 1061903 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1052332 [External link]
  • KF8 Output: Add the css passed in through the extra css conversion option to the generated inline ToC.
  • Closes tickets: 1052343 [External link]
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1058531 [External link]
  • FB2 Input: Add support for th, code and strikethrough tags and also rowspan, colspan and align attributes.
  • Closes tickets: 1059351 [External link] , 1058591 [External link]
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Get Books: Update Woblink
  • Position the next selected book better after deleting multiple books from the library view
  • Closes tickets: 1051135 [External link]
  • Allow using the Enter key to select the cover in the metadata download dialog
  • Closes tickets: 1060472 [External link]
  • PDF Output: Handle embedded fonts better on linux
  • HTML Input: Guess mimetype correctly for references to image files without file extensions.
  • Closes tickets: 1059349 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1057862 [External link]
  • 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 news sources:
  • IOL News and The New Age by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • FC Knudde
  • Stamgaten
  • Foreign Policy
  • Washington Post
  • Twitch Films
  • Nature News

New in version 0.9.0 (September 28th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • For a summary of the major changes in calibre between 0.8 and 0.9, see http://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/nine
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1057042 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1055785 [External link]
  • MTP windows driver: Fix main memory and storage card sometimes swapped
  • Closes tickets: 1055129 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1053906 [External link]
  • MTP windows driver: Do not try to connect to unsuitable devices such as the iPhone.
  • Closes tickets: 1054562 [External link]
  • KF8 Input: Handle files that use non ascii paths/anchor names in the guide entries.
  • Closes tickets: 1053751 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • Pubblico Giornale by iusvar
  • Improved news sources:
  • Monitor Online
  • El Pais
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Baltimore Sun
  • Mac World
  • Maximum PC
  • Financial Times UK

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
  • Closes tickets: 1046794 [External link] , 1046544 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1045045 [External link]
  • 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. See https://play.google.com/stor/apps/details?id=com.multipie.calibreandroid [External link]
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix sorting by author not working in the device view in calibre when connected to iTunes
  • Closes tickets: 1044619 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1044799 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1043233 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1042683 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1041614 [External link]
  • Fix minor bug in handling of the completion popups when using the next/previous buttons in the edit metadata dialog
  • New news sources:
  • Cumhuriyet Yzarlar by Sethi Eksi
  • Arcadia by Masahiro Hasegawa
  • Business Week Magazine and Chronicle of Higher Education by Rick Shang
  • CIPER Chile by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Coding Horror
  • TIME Magazine

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
  • The calibre ebook viewer can now display embedded mathematics (symbols, equations, fractions, matrices, etc.) in EPUB and HTML ebooks. For details, see: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/typesetting_math.html [External link]
  • Drivers for SONY PRS-T2, Freelander PD10 and Coolreader Tablet
  • Closes tickets: 1039103 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1040603 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1037912 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • Le Monde subscription version by Remi Vanicat
  • Brecha Digital by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Variety
  • The Times UK

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
  • Get Books: 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 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.
  • 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

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.
  • Closes tickets: 1024128 [External link]
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to show a clock in full screen mode.
  • Closes tickets: 1022086 [External link]
  • Drivers for Paquito Imaginarium and a few Android phones
  • Closes tickets: 1024021 [External link] , 1023613 [External link] , 1023461 [External link] , 1022401 [External link]
  • 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)
  • Closes tickets: 1022191 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1022933 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1022504 [External link]
  • Possible workaround for Qt 4.8.2 open file dialog failing on some linux distros.
  • Closes tickets: 1022019 [External link]
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 1021814 [External link]
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

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 [External link] , 1017010 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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.
  • 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 in version 0.8.56 (June 15th, 2012)

  • 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.
  • Fix regression in 0.8.55 that broke highlighting of items matching a search in the Tag Browser
  • News download: Handle query only relative URLs
  • 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

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 [External link] , 1007929 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • EPUB Input: Add support for EPUB files that use the IDPF font obfuscation algorithm. Apparently, people have started producing these now.
  • Closes tickets: 1008810 [External link]
  • Save single format to disk: Only show the format available in the selected books.
  • Closes tickets: 1007287 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • Never crash when reading metadata from PDF files (reading now always happens in a worker process)
  • Closes tickets: 1006452 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • MOBI Output: When generating joint KF8/MOBI6 .mobi files set the text length field in the MOBI 6 header correctly.
  • Closes tickets: 1003489 [External link]
  • ODT Input: More workarounds for LibreOffice 3.5's habit of inserting pointless margin:100% directives everywhere.
  • Closes tickets: 1002702 [External link]
  • Fix regression that broke smarten punctuation when quotes were next to html tags.
  • Closes tickets: 998900 [External link]
  • Fix published date from ozon.ru wrong in some timezones
  • Closes tickets: 975338 [External link]
  • Catalogs: Handle the use of custom columns with non-ascii names correctly
  • Closes tickets: 1001437 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 999959 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1000493 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 1000384 [External link]
  • EPUB Input: Correctly update the Cover entry in the ToC even when the entry has a fragment reference.
  • Closes tickets: 999973 [External link]
  • Update ImagMagick DLLs in all calibre binary builds to fix security vulnerabilities in ImageMagick
  • Closes tickets: 999496 [External link]
  • Advanced search dialog: Fix equals and regex matching not being applied for custom column searches.
  • Closes tickets: 980221 [External link]
  • RTF Input: Handle old RTF files that have commands without braces.
  • Closes tickets: 994133 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 993755 [External link]
  • Fix regression in 0.8.51 that broke viewing of LIT and some EPUB files
  • Closes tickets: 998248 [External link] , 998216 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 994514 [External link]
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 996890 [External link]
  • Add a colour swatch the the dialog for creating column coloring rules, to ease selection of colors
  • Closes tickets: 994811 [External link]
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 994838 [External link]
  • Bug Fixes:
  • E-book viewer: Improve performance when switching between normal and fullscreen views.
  • Closes tickets: 996102 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 997034 [External link]
  • Fix download of news in AZW3 format not working
  • Closes tickets: 996439 [External link]
  • Pocketbook driver: Update for new PB 611 firmware.
  • Closes tickets: 903079 [External link]
  • ebook-convert: Error out if the user prvides extra command line args instead of silently ignoring them
  • Closes tickets: 994939 [External link]
  • EPUB Output: Do not self close any container tags to prevent artifacts when EPUBs are viewed using buggy browser based viewers.
  • Closes tickets: 994861 [External link]
  • 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 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
  • Closes tickets: 986958 [External link]
  • Driver for Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light
  • Closes tickets: 989264 [External link]
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Heuristics: When italicizing words do not operate on words not in between HTML tags.
  • Closes tickets: 986298 [External link]
  • Fix (I hope) the bulk metadata download process crashing for some people on OS X when clicking the Yes button to apply the updates.
  • Closes tickets: 986658 [External link]
  • Fix tooltip not being updated in the book details panel when pasting in a new cover
  • Closes tickets: 986958 [External link]
  • Cover Browser: Wrap the title on space only, not in between words.
  • Closes tickets: 986516 [External link]
  • Edit metadata dialog: If a permission denied error occurs when clicking the next or prev buttons, stay on the current book.
  • Closes tickets: 986903 [External link]
  • Fix heuristics not removing unnecessary hyphens from the end of lines.
  • Closes tickets: 822744 [External link]
  • 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 [External link] , 983484 [External link] , 983478 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • MOBI Output: Fix underline style applied to parent element not getting inherited by children.
  • Closes tickets: 985711 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Support for viewing and converting the Haodoo PDB ebook format
  • 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
  • Fix "Tags" field in advanced search does not obey regex setting
  • 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.
  • Get Books: Fix downloading of purchased books from Baen

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fix regression that broke access to Preferences via the Preferences item in the calibre menu on OS X
  • Fix bug that ignored metadata specified on the command line when using calibredb add

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.
  • Closes tickets: 951063 [External link]
  • Driver for Samsung Galaxy Plus GT-I9001
  • KF8 Input: Support KF8 format Amazon book samples.
  • Closes tickets: 963418 [External link]
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 963559 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 967834 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 926559 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 963960 [External link]
  • New news sources:
  • NRC Handelsblad (free) by veezh

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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • RTF Output: Ignore corrupted images in the input document, instead of erroring out.
  • Closes tickets: 959600 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 in version 0.8.42 (March 12th, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Support for reading Amazon's new KF8 format
  • Add a tweak to Preferences->Tweaks to control the font size used in the book details panel
  • Allow specifying a list of file types to exclude when automatically adding files from a folder
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Textile output: Fix issue with blockquotes and sentences getting removed.
  • MOBI Output: When using the prefer author sort conversion option, handle multiple authors better.
  • Fix regression in 0.8.41 that broke direct connection to iDevices in windows
  • Fix the download bulk metadata completed popup causing a crash if the Esc key is pressed.
  • Fix rating values doubled in CSV/XML catalogs
  • 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.
  • Fix display of ratings type custom fields in the content server

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
  • Closes tickets: 930788 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 932507 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 932262 [External link]
  • EPUB Output: Fix splitting breaking internal links in the epub, if the links pointed to files with URL unsafe characters in their file names.
  • Closes tickets: 929966 [External link]
  • Fix auto adding not leaving languages field blank when book has no defined laguage
  • Closes tickets: 930648 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link] , 922969 [External link]
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix device entry not visible in menubar even when it has been added via Preferences->Toolbars.
  • Closes tickets: 923175 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • Restore device support on FreeBSD, by using HAL
  • Closes tickets: 924503 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • Heuristic processing: Fix the italicize common patterns algorithm breaking on some HTML markup.
  • Closes tickets: 922317 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • EPUB Input: Handle EPUBs with duplicate entries in the manifest.
  • Closes tickets: 925831 [External link]
  • MOBI Input: Handle files that have extra tags sprinkled through out their markup.
  • Closes tickets: 925833 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Driver for Motorola Photon and Point of View PlayTab
  • 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
  • Fix regression in 0.8.36 that caused the calibredb command to not properly refresh the format information in the GUI
  • E-book viewer: Preserve the current position more accurately when changing font size/other preferences.
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix items in the that refer to files with URL unsafe filenames being ignored.
  • 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.
  • Fix the sort on startup tweak ignoring more than three levels
  • 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.

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.
  • Closes tickets: 919011 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 918751 [External link]
  • When reading metadata from Topaz (azw1) files, handle non ascii metadata correctly.
  • Closes tickets: 917419 [External link]
  • CHM Input: Do not choke on CHM files with non ascii internal filenames on windows.
  • Closes tickets: 917696 [External link]
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 916364 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • E-book viewer: Speed up the optional hyphenation algorithm by upgrading the hyphenator library calibre uses
  • Drivers 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 [External link]
  • MOBI Input: Handle MOBI files that specify anchor point exactly at pagebreaks. These are apparently produced by John Wiley and Sons.
  • Closes tickets: 914036 [External link]
  • Fetch news dialog: The Download now button is no longer scrolled out of view on OS X for news sources that require credentials
  • Fix commas being removed from author names when generating filenames in the calibre library
  • ODT Input: Dont crash on empty links
  • ebook-convert: Allow use of leading ./ when specifying output file names.
  • Closes tickets: 913954 [External link]
  • Fix deleting of hierarchical searches broken in Tag Browser
  • Closes tickets: 912345 [External link]
  • Metadata search and replace: Fix rendering error when choosing {template}
  • Closes tickets: 913154 [External link]
  • Fix calibre not starting when stray .po files are present in the working directory
  • Closes tickets: 913054 [External link]
  • Do not error out when getting metadata for authors if the author name has either ::: or :#: in it.
  • Closes tickets: 912713 [External link]
  • 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.com

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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • Kindle driver: Ensure page counts are correctly sent to the device when connecting to Kindle 4/Touch.
  • Closes tickets: 910279 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • Do not remove leading and trailing spaces from the replace fields in the Search and Replace conversion options
  • Closes tickets: 910523 [External link]
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix regression in 0.8.31 that broke parsing of documents containing a self closing tag.
  • Closes tickets: 910325 [External link]
  • 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 0.8.32 (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
  • Allow passing multiple filenames as command line arguments to calibre, to add multiple books.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MOBI Input: Map invalid tags to
  • tags before parsing, to handle broken nesting.
  • 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.
  • When adding books via ISBN, show the user the list of invalid ISBNs that will be ignored, if any, before starting the add operation.
  • Fix unsmarten punctuation conversion option broken in 0.8.31.
  • 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 by Derek Liang
  • descopera.org by Marius Ignatescu
  • Rynek Zdrowia by spi630
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • E-book viewer: Fix searching for text that is represented as entities in the underlying HTML.
  • Have the Esc shortcut perform exactly the same set of actions as clicking the clear button.
  • 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.
  • T1 driver. More fixes to datetime handling to try to convince the T1's buggy firmware to not rescan metadata.
  • Only allow searching via non accented author names if the user interface language in calibre is set to English.
  • 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 0.8.26 (November 14th, 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 0.8.25 (November 6th, 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 0.8.22 (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 (October 2nd, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • A Tips and Tricks blog 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Content server: When WSGI embedding fix handling of empty URL
  • RTF Input: Fix spurious spaces inserted after some unicode characters
  • Fix regression that broke clicking on the first letter of author names in the Tag Browser when grouped
  • Fix reading metadata from filenames when the author regexp does not match anything
  • Fix incorrect display of the month September in Finnish calibre
  • Do not delete the file when the user tries to add a format to a book from a file already in the books directory
  • 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 26th, 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.
  • Closes tickets: 852514 [External link]
  • Manage tags/series/etc dialog: Add a was column to show the old value when changing values.
  • Closes tickets: 846538 [External link]
  • Template language: Add new functions to manipulate language codes
  • Closes tickets: 832084 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 775277 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 855732 [External link]
  • Fix typo preventing the updating of metadata in MOBI files serverd by the content server
  • Get Books: Handle non ASCII filenames for downloaded books
  • Closes tickets: 855109 [External link]
  • When generating the title sort string and stripping a leading article, strip leading punctuation that remains after removing the article
  • Closes tickets: 855070 [External link]
  • Fix downloading metadata in the Edit metadata dialog could result in off by one day published dates, in timezones behind GMT
  • Closes tickets: 855143 [External link]
  • Fix handing of title_sort and custom columns when creating a BiBTeX catalog.
  • Closes tickets: 853249 [External link]
  • TXT Markdown Input: Change handling of _ to work mid word.
  • Fix Check library reporting unknown files ad both missing an unknown
  • Closes tickets: 846926 [External link]
  • Search/Replace: Permit .* to match empty tag like columns.
  • Closes tickets: 840517 [External link]
  • 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 19th, 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 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • Fix bug processing author names with initials when downloading metadata from ozon.ru.
  • Closes tickets: 845420 [External link]
  • 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 [External link]
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Allow use of symbol keys like >,*,etc.
  • Closes tickets: 847378 [External link]
  • 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 12th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Kindle news download: On Kindle 3 and newer have the View Articles and Sections menu remember the current article.
  • Closes tickets: 748741 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 842447 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 795984 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 844445 [External link]
  • When attempting to stop multiple device jobs at once, only show a single error message
  • Closes tickets: 841588 [External link]
  • Fix conversion of large EPUB files to PDF erroring out on systems with a limited number of available file handles
  • Closes tickets: 816616 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 841201 [External link]
  • 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 5th, 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.
  • Closes tickets: 836402 [External link]
  • Add an option in Preferences->Miscellaneous to abort conversion jobs that take too long.
  • Closes tickets: 835233 [External link]
  • 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
  • Closes tickets: 835238 [External link]
  • When downloading metadata from amazon, fix italics inside brackets getting lost.
  • Closes tickets: 836857 [External link]
  • 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.
  • Closes tickets: 835933 [External link]
  • 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 29th, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Switch to using more modern language names/translations from the iso-codes package
  • Allow cases insensitive entering of language names for convenience.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fix use of tag browser to search for languages when calibre is translated to a non English language
  • When downloading news, set the language field correctly
  • Fix languages field in the Edit metadata dialog too wide
  • 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.
  • 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 22nd, 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 14th, 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.
  • Template language: Add strcat and strlen builtin functions.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • Fix in calibre browser not working for the Open books store in Get Books.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New news sources:
  • Novinite by Martin Tsanchev
  • Blog Escrevinhador by Diniz Bortolotto
  • Improved news sources:
  • The Independent

New in version 0.8.13 (August 8th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Add a new action 'Pick Random Book' that can be added to the toolbar via Preferences->Toolbars.
  • Driver for Droid X2
  • 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.
  • Display undefined dates properly in the Book details panel.
  • Fix regression that broke deleting of books from first generation Kobos with un-upgraded firmware
  • 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 (August 1st, 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.
  • 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
  • Fix long titles not wrapping in cover browser
  • When adding books, handle the case of files without read permission more gracefully.
  • When changing metadata in EPUB files do not use the opf: namespace prefix on newly created elements. Apparently, FBReaderJ doesn't understand XML namespaces.
  • 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
  • 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 26th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • When doing a conversion from some format to the same format, save the original file
  • When calibre does a conversion from the same format to the same format, for example, from EPUB to EPUB, the original file is saved as original_epub, so that in case the conversion is poor, you can change the settings and run it again. The original is automatically used every time you run a conversion with that format as input. If you want to disable this, there is a tweak that prevents calibre from saving the originals in Preferences->Tweaks. You can easily replace the converted version with the original in the Edit metadata dialog by right clicking on the list of formats in the top right corner.
  • 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 news sources:
  • Utrinski Vesnik by Darko Spasovski
  • IDG.se by zapt0
  • Los Andes by Darko Miletic
  • De Luns a Venres by Susana Sotelo Docío
  • Nikkei News subscription version by Ado Nishimura
  • Improved news sources:
  • NBObline
  • JBPress
  • Instapaper
  • Die Zeit
  • Wired (UK)

New in version 0.8.10 (July 17th, 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
  • 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
  • LRF Input: Fix conversion of LRF files with non ascii titles on some windows systems
  • 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 11th, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Fix renaming of collections in device views
  • Fix regression that broke the use of the device_db plugboard
  • Kobo driver: Hide Expired Book Status for deleted books. Also fix regression that broke connecting to Kobo devices running very old firmware.
  • 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.
  • 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 [External link] 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
  • 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
  • Fix a regression in 0.8.7 that broke reading metadata from MOBI files in the Edit metadata dialog.
  • Fix handling of filenames that have an even number of periods before the file extension.
  • Fix lack of thread saefty in template format system, that could lead to incorrect template evaluation in some cases.
  • Fix conversion to PDB when the input document has no text
  • 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 27th, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix a memory leak that could result in the leaking of several MB of memory with large libraries
  • Fix the read metadata from format button in the edit metadata dialog using the wrong timezone when setting published date
  • 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.
  • HTML Input: Fix a regression in 0.8.6 that caused CSS stylesheets to be ignored
  • 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.
  • 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 19th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Builtin support for downloading and installing/updating calibre plugins. Go to Preferences->Plugins and click 'Get new plugins'.
  • When updates for installed plugins are available, calibre will automatically (unobtrusively) notify you.
  • 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 news sources:
  • Christian Post, Down To Earth and Words Without Borders by sexymax15
  • Noticias R7 by Diniz Bortolotto
  • UK Daily Mirror by Dave Asbury
  • New Musical Express Magazine by scissors
  • Improved news sources:
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Macleans Magazone
  • Metro UK

New in version 0.8.5 (June 13th, 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 here.
  • E-book viewer: Remember the last used font size multiplier.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Comic Input: Replace the # character in filenames as it can cause problem with conversion/vieweing.
  • 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 februar 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 5th, 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 news sources:
  • Metro UK by Dave Asbury
  • Alt om Herning and Version2.dk by Rasmus Lauritsen
  • Observatorul cultural by song2
  • Improved news sources:
  • bild.de
  • CNN
  • BBC News (fast)
  • Dilema Veche

New in version 0.8.3 (May 30th, 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.
  • 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
  • Fix switching from one news source to another via a search not saving changes to the scheduling of the first source
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 0.8.1 (May 17th, 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.
  • 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.
  • Fix custom identifier being erased by metadata download
  • Fix regression that broke various things when using Japanese language calibre on windows
  • RTF Input: Handle null color codes correctly
  • ODT Input: Handle inline special styles defined on tags.
  • Fix error when pressing next previous button with an empty search in the Plugins preferences
  • Ignore 'Unknown' author when downloading metadata.
  • Fix timezone bug when setting dates in the edit metadata dialog
  • Fix ebook-convert not recognizing output paths starting with ..
  • 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 0.7.55 (April 20th, 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
  • Device drivers for Viewpad 7, Motorola Xoom and Asus Eee Note
  • Add tags like composite custom column.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Fix tweak names and help not translatable
  • When the size of a book is less that 0.1MB but not zero, display the size as Email
  • Improved news sources:
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Weblogs SL
  • Tabu.ro
  • Vecernje Novosti

New in version 0.7.54 (April 11th, 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.
  • 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.
  • Conversion pipeline: Handle inline tags that put all the actual CSS inside an XML comment. < li >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 < li >Apply all content server setting when clicking the Start Server button in Preferences- >Sharing over the net < li >Fix content server breaking if its restriction is set to a saved search that was deleted < li >Fix detection of PocketBook with 2.0.6 firmware on windows < li >ODT Input: Fix handling of the < text:s > element. < li >MOBI Output: Don't use self closed tags < li >Fix book details popup becoming too tall if there is a lot of metadata < li >Fix new PDF engine crashing on PDF files with embedded fonts with null names< /ul > < b >New news sources< /b >< ul > < li >Al Ahram by Unknown < li >F-Secure and developpez.com by Unknown< /ul > < b >Improved news sources< /b >< ul > < li >Kommersant < li >Perfil < li >Times of India < li >IHT < li >Guardian< /ul > < /blockquote > < p style="text-align: center;" _mce_style="text-align: center;" >< a title="Calibre screenshot" rel="imageviewer[n1_1_1_1_1_1_1_1_1_1] external" href="http://ic.tweakimg.net/ext/i/1296484278.jpeg" _mce_href="http://ic.tweakimg.net/ext/i/1296484278.jpeg" rel="external" >< img src="http://ic.tweakimg.net/ext/i/1296484279.jpeg" _mce_src="http://ic.tweakimg.net/ext/i/1296484279.jpeg" alt="Calibre screenshot" / >< /a >< br / >< span class="b7" >Calibre screenshot, klik op de afbeelding voor een grotere versie.< /span >< /p >

New in version 0.7.53 (April 4th, 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 youcan specift the title/authors/series/whatever in the template.
  • 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 psecified 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
  • 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.
  • Add a tweak that can be used to have the calibre content server listen for IPv6 connections.
  • When clicking Next or Previous in the edit metadata dialog, then active book in the main book list is also changed
  • Remember the previously used setting for Match all/Match any under the Tag Browser when calibre restarts
  • FB2 Output: Option to set the FB2 genre explicitly.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix text color in the search bar set to black instead of the system font color
  • Workaround for Word bug where Word uses gb2312 as the encoding when exporting CHinese docs to HTML istead of gbk
  • Make sorting on the device view faster and more robust.
  • E-book viewer: Fix viewer losing place in very long single file documents when window resized.
  • MOBI Output: Workaround for Amazon's MOBI renderer not rendering top margins on ul and ol tags.
  • EPUB Input: Workaround for invalid EPUBs produced by someone named 'ibooks, Inc.'.
  • RTF Input: Handle RTF files with too many levels of list nesting.
  • 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 0.7.51 (March 27th, 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 21st, 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.
  • 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
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fix regression in 0.7.49 that broke deleting of news downloads older than x days.
  • Restore the ability to remove missing formats from metadata.db to the Check Library operation
  • 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
  • Fix ratings not being downloaded from Amazon
  • Content server: Add workaround for Internet Explorer not supporting the ' entity.
  • Conversion pipeline: When detecting chapters/toc links from HTML normalize spaces and increase maximum TOC title length to 1000 characters from 100 characters.
  • Fix regression that broke Search and Replace on custom fields
  • Fix regression that caused currently selected row to be unfocussed int he device view when updataing metadata
  • 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 14th, 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fix regression that caused focus to be lost when editing metadata in the device view
  • CHM Input: If an input encoding is specified, use it rather than trying to detect the encoding of the text in the CHM file.
  • Fix regression that caused the viewer to forget its window size and other attributes when launched from within calibre, after calibre is restarted.
  • News download: Fix regression that caused the delay parameter in recipes to not actually delay downloads.
  • Conversion pipeline: When converting the :first-letter pseudo CSS selector to a follow W3C rules for handling leading punctuation characters.
  • 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 7th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Launch of a new website that catalogues DRM free ebooks. 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.
  • You can now right click on the cover in the book details panel to copy/paste a new cover.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fix regression that caused memory leak in Tag Browser. This would show up as the memory usage of calibre increasing when switching libraries.
  • 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.
  • 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 28th, 2011)

  • New Features:
  • Tag Browser: Support the creation of nested User Categories. See here for details
  • 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 21st, 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
  • Improve performance of device connection with huge libraries.
  • Add a button ot the search preferences to clear search history.
  • 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
  • FB2 Input: Add support for super and sub-scripts
  • 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.
  • Content server: Make the authors/series/tags/publisher/etc. in the book details box clickable so that similar books can be found easily.
  • 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 < sup > or < sub > 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
  • Fix regression that broke deleting items from the Manage X dialogs.
  • 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.
  • Fix regression that broke completion of tags with special characters
  • 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
  • Allow the left panel of the tweaksdialog to be resized
  • Fix reported number of books in library sometimes incorrect when using restrictions
  • 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.
  • PDB Input: Fix some TOCs not being detected
  • Heuristics: Fix italicize patterns sometime breaking HTML tags.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Heuristics processing: Fix bug in italicize regeps that could cuase a scenebreak consisting of multiple underscores to be prefixed by the word None.
  • 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 14th, 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • LIT Input: Fix a regression in handling LIT files that contain txt rather than html data
  • Fix bug in search box in the plugins dialog
  • Fix renaming of categories via the Tag Browser
  • Content server: Do not send mobile version to iPad
  • Fix undefined publication date appearing in book jacket as 101
  • 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.
  • Fix editing of series type custom columns in the book list.
  • 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 7th, 2011)

  • 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. Closes tickets: 8721
  • 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. Closes tickets: 7837
  • Add a restore database option to the Library maintenance menu in the GUI
  • TXT Output: Allow output in the textile markup language

New in version 0.7.32 (December 6th, 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
  • A new custom column type: Enumeration. This column can take one of a user defined set of values.
  • PML Output: Add option treduce image sizes/bit depth tallow PML Output tbe used with DropBook
  • TXT Output: Add option tgenerate Markdown output. Turn tags intspaces.
  • Add a count function tthe template language. Make author_sort searchable.
  • Various consistency and usability enhancements tthe search box.
  • Driver for samsung fascinate and PocketBook 902
  • FB2 Output: Add option tcreate FB2 sections based on internal file structure of input file (useful for EPUB files that have been split on chapter boundaries). Alsadd options tmark h1/h2/h3 tags as section titles in the FB2 file.
  • Metadata jacket: Add publisher information tjacket.
  • Catalog generation: Allow use of custom columns as well as tags tindicate read books. Note that your previously saved read books setting will be lost.
  • Bulk metadata edit dialog: Add an Apply button tallow you tperform multiple operations in sequence
  • Allow drag and drop of books ontuser categories. If you drag a book from a particular column (say authors) and drop it onta user category, the column value will be added tthe user category. Sfor authors, the authros will be added tthe user category.
  • Check Library can now check and repair the has_cover cache
  • Allow GUI plugins tbe 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
  • Fix book details dialog not using internal viewer tview ebooks
  • MOBI Output: When the input document does not explicitly specify a size for images, set the size tbe the natural size of the image. This works around Amazon's *truly wonderful* MOBI renderer's tendency texpand images that dnot have a width and height specified.
  • Conversion pipeline: Fix bug that caused height/width specified in %/em of screen size tbe 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: Dnot override CSS for images with the value of the img width/height attributes, unless nCSS is specified for the image
  • E-book viewer: Resize automatically tfit 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
  • Kobdriver: Allow html, txt and rtf documents tbe deleted
  • Always overwrite title/author metadata when downloading metadata for books added by ISBN
  • Nook Color profile: Reduce screen height t900px
  • 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

New in version 0.7.24 (October 28th, 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 browser, so no Internet Explorer 6,7."
  • Support for the SNB e-book 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 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 Moments
  • 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 0.5.9 (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