Version 0.9.29 of the Ebook reader and management software Calibre was announced on April 12, marking a 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 biggest feature introduced in this version is the ability to perform bulk metadata downloads.
Highlights of Calibre 0.9.29:
• Users can now review downloaded metadata before it is applied to the books;
• Users can write ISBN, pubdate, tags and publisher metadata when creating fb2 files;
• When reading metadata from EPUB 3 files, Calibre now uses the first <dc:title> element rather than the last;
• A regression, which caused the search query parser to not parse the search string containing newlines/tabs instead of spaces, has been corrected;
• The covers are no longer written in the wrong place, on Linux systems, when books sent to SD card of a Kobo device. Also, covers are no longer not sent to the SD card with images missing;
• Preferences > Behavior > Virtual library is now used when the library is opened;
• The PDF CropBox is now respected when rendering the first page as the cover;
• Images are no longer being ignored when converting an EPUB, with image filenames that contain URL unsafe characters;
• A few news sources have been updated.
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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