Calibre 0.9.8 Has Support for New Kobo Firmware

The latest version of Calibre can be downloaded from Softpedia

By on November 30th, 2012 07:41 GMT

Version 0.9.8 of the Ebook reader and management software Calibre was announced on November 23, marking an important milestone for this amazing software.

If you have an e-book reader, the Calibre software is a must-have. It does so many things for the avid reader, that it would take a lot of time to just enumerate all the features.

As usual, Calibre comes with a lot of new changes, including improved Kobo driver support and Comic metadata improvements.

Highlights of Calibre 0.9.8:

• An option to show the cover size in the book details panel on the right has been added. The option can be found in Preferences->Look & Feel->Book Details;
• Support for Kobo firmware 2.2 has been implemented and an option to send series of information to the device has been added;
• Using custom columns as the source for Genres when generating catalogs is now permitted;
• When the user asks calibre to convert a book, the application now shows a small animation to highlight the fact that the convert job has been queued to run in the background;
• An option to specify the cover to use when adding books with calibredb add has been added;
• Support for EPUB files with broken central directory records *and* data descriptors has been implemented;
• Reading metadata from cbr files is now possible. Users can now also read the comments and the published date info from the metadata;
• The processing of RAR and CBR files has been sped up by avoiding an extra file copy;
• A driver for Nexus 10 has been added in the Linux version;
• The handling of empty self-closing tags in the Ebook viewer has been fixed.

A complete changelog can be found in the official announcement. You can also check out our review of Calibre.

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