Version 0.9.27 of the Ebook reader and management software Calibre was announced on April 12, marking an important milestone for this amazing software.The development of Calibre is going smoothly and less bugs and fixes remain with each edition. Even if it's still pretty far off from a 1.0 release, Calibre can be considered stable.
The Medata download options integrated in Calibre hasn't received too much attention lately, but the developer has decided that it's time to make some changes.
The modifications are actually just two sources for covers, but they should provide a lot more answers than what we had until now. Google Image Search and bigbooksearch.com can now be selected from Preferences → Metadata download.
Google services will prove to be very useful when searching for larger versions of the cover, and as a good source for alternate versions. Big Book Search searches for alternate covers from amazon.com.
As a side note from the developer, both these sources download multiple covers for a single book, and some of the covers can be wrong.
Highlights of Calibre 0.9.27:
• A plugin for the Koobe Polish book store has been implemented;
• An option to not replace existing formats (with pep8 compliance) has been added;
• Restoring of the ORIGINAL_XXX format is now possible by right-clicking in the book details panel;
• The application no longer fails to identify JPEG images with 8BIM headers created with Adobe Photoshop.
A complete changelog can be found in the official announcement. You can also check out our review of Calibre.
Keep in mind that if you want to compile the software yourself, you will need GLIBC 2.10 or higher, and xdg-utils and python ≥ 2.6 installed (3.x will not work). More details about the required dependencies can be found on the official website.
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