Software update: Caliber 5.18

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Version 5.18 of Caliber has been released. This open source ebook manager is available for Windows, Linux and macOS. Among other things, it can look up all relevant information and cover images and convert ebooks to make them suitable for the various types of e-readers. Furthermore, the program can convert newspapers, magazines and news articles based on RSS feeds into e-book format. With Caliber, books can also be purchased from well-known web stores. Version 5.0 included the switch to Python 3, various improvements in the e-book viewer and now there is also a dark mode for the e-book viewer and content server. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

New features

  • Content server viewer: Improved search functionality Searching can now be done for whole words and regular expressions. And all search results are listed at once with some context for easy navigation.
  • E-book viewer: Allow fullscreening the image popup.Closes tickets: 1928596 .
  • E-book viewer: Allow expanding / collapsing all items in the Table of Contents at a particular level by right clicking on one item of that level and choosing the option to expand / collapse.
  • E-book viewer: Add shortcuts shift + home and shift + end to extend current selection to start / end of line.
  • Book details: When creating rules to convert identifiers to URLs allow using {id_unquoted} to avoid quoting the identifier value. Closes tickets: 1927520 .
  • Review downloaded metadata: Allow double clicking on a cover to see it at a larger size. Closes tickets: 1927062 .
  • Annotations browser: Add a Refresh button. Closes tickets: 1927012 .

Bug fixes

  • Edit book: Fix ctrl-clicking on a class name jumping to the wrong CSS rule if the stylesheet contains top level comments.
  • Fix search and replace on identifiers not working if the replaced value has colons. Closes tickets: 1928579 .
  • Annotations browser: Sort the entries in order or position in book. Closes tickets: 1922691 .
  • ToC editor: Dark mode: Fix colors in location selection panel not dark.
  • E-book viewer: Fix right or shift-clicking to extend selection not shrinking selection when the click is inside the selection. Closes tickets: 1926793 .
  • Avoid spurious errors on multiple simultaneous caliber launches. Closes tickets: 1927546 .
  • E-book viewer: Ignore mouse scroll events that would turn pages when editing notes. Closes tickets: 1925961 .
  • E-book viewer: Fix sorting bookmarks by title not working.
  • Windows WPD driver: Fix an error reading the filesystem on some MTP based devices

Improved news sources

  • IEEE Spectrum

Version number 5.18
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Caliber
File size 124.74MB
License type GPL
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