Calibre - News and Updates

Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:

[li]Library Management
[/li][li]E-book conversion
[/li][li]Syncing to e-book reader devices
[/li][li]Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
[/li][li]Comprehensive e-book viewer
[/li][li]Content server for online access to your book collection

Official web site

Current version: Release: 0.8.1 [13 May, 2011]

Version 0.8.3 released

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LOL this software has a very quick release speed :stuck_out_tongue:

Release: 0.8.4 [03 Jun, 2011]

[B]New Features[/B]

[li]New and much simpler interface for specifying column coloring via Preferences->Look & Feel->Column Coloring
[/li]> [li]Driver for Trekstor eBook Player 5M, Samsung Galaxy SII I9100, Motorola Defy and miBuk GAMMA 6.2
[/li]> [li]Get Books: Add EpubBud, WH Smits and E-book Shoppe stores
[/li]> [li]When deleting ‘all formats except …’, do not delete if it leaves a book with no formats
[/li]> [li]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
[/li]> [li]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.
[/li]> [li]Template language: Add str_in_list and on_device formatter functions. Make debugging templates a little easier
[/li]> [li]Allow the user to specify formatting for number type custom columns
[/li]> [/ul]

[B]Bug Fixes[/B]

[li]Fix typo in NOOK TSR driver that prevented it from working on windows
[/li]> [li]Fix quotes in identifiers causing Tag Browser to be blank.
[/li]> [li]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
[/li]> [li]RTF Output: Fix handling of curly brackets
[/li]> [li]Fix searching in Get Books not working with non ASCII characters
[/li]> [li]Fix excessive memory consumption when moving very large files during a metadata change
[/li]> [li]Fix series index being overwritten even when series is turned off in bulk metadata download
[/li]> [li]Fix regression in templates where id and other non standard fields no longer worked.
[/li]> [li]EPUB Output: Fix crash caused by ids with non-ascii characters in them
[/li]> [li]Try to preserve the timestamps of files in a ZIP container
[/li]> [li]After adding books always select the most recently added book.
[/li]> [/ul]

[B]New news sources[/B]

[li]Metro UK by Dave Asbury
[/li]> [li]Alt om Herning and by Rasmus Lauritsen
[/li]> [li]Observatorul cultural by song2
[/li]> [/ul]

[B]Improved news sources[/B]

[/li]> [li]CNN
[/li]> [li]BBC News (fast)
[/li]> [li]Dilema Veche
[/li]> [/ul]

Another update :slight_smile:

Release: 0.8.5 [10 Jun, 2011]


The main and nice news is that finally a portable version is available :smiley: