Version 1.8 of the eBook reader and management software Calibre was announced on October 25.A week has passed since the latest update for this amazing application, and now it's time to download and test a new release.
The developer has chosen to bring more features for the DOCX format, and this includes support for linked (as opposed to embedded) images. This only works if the image is on the host computer.
Also, for the FB2 input, support has been added for note and cite back references. Linked pairs such as type="note" and type="cite" now automatically generate the correct back reference.
Merging multiple books also works a lot better. When the application is automerging books during an add, the author and the title are now included in the report of merged books.
Unfortunately, OS X Mavericks (10.9) now breaks connecting to iTunes and iBooks on iOS devices and there is no solution for this problem as of yet. This means that Calibre won't be completely usable on the new operating system from Apple.
Other fixes and changes include an update HTML 5 parser used in Calibre (html5lib-python), support for hyperlink fields that have only anchors and not URLs, the correct handling of multiple block level bookmarks at the same location, workarounds for broken ODT files generated by mk4ht.
A lot more information can be found in the complete announcement and 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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