Version 1.9 of the eBook reader and management software Calibre was announced on November 1.Another week, another Calibre version. The developer has issued a fresh update for this amazing application, implementing a host of new features and bug fixes.
First of all, Calibre 1.9 comes with new drivers for the new Nook Glowlight, Lenovo IdeaPad, and Kindle Fire HDX, especially for the Linux platform. This is actually very good news for the owners of the new Kindle Fire HDX who were unable to use Calibre.
Secondly, an option to check for duplicates (books with the same title/author) when copying between libraries has been implemented. The Option can be found under Preferences->Adding books.
The book title is now displayed on the details page (for the content server) and the most important fields (authors/series/tags) have been placed at the top.
The developer also improved the PDF output, which has always been a tricky problem. An option to control the title of generated Table of Contents has been added for PDF output, and if one of the keywords in the PDF is a valid ISBN, it can now be used as the ISBN for the book.
Other changes include a fix for spurious ratings being returned for unrated books, a fix for the comments editor in the review metadata becoming too small on small screens, and a lot more.
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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