Software update: Caliber 2.0

After last week’s beta, the stable release of Caliber version 2.0 has now been released. Caliber is an open source and cross platform ebook management program. Among other things, it can look up all relevant information and cover images, and convert e-books 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, and books can be purchased from well-known web stores. In version 2.0 has, among other things, switched to Qt5 for the user interface and there are improvements with Android devices under OS X.

New Features

  • For a summary of the major changes in caliber between 1.0 and 2.0, see this page.
  • Add support for MTP devices (Android phones/tablets) on OS X
  • Update the version of Qt used by caliber to Qt 5. This fixes various longstanding bugs in caliber that were caused by bugs in Qt 4.
  • Edit Book: Make the edit saved search/add saved search popup window non-modal. Close tickets: 1354785
  • Tag Browser: Show format specific icons for the format entries in the Tag Browser
  • Library check: Add buttons to conveniently mark all fixable/deletable items. Close tickets: 1353954

Bug Fixes

  • E-book viewer: Reloading the book now re-opens it at the current position even if the option to remember position when quitting is turned off
  • E-book viewer: Remove extra spacing between document and scrollbars. This is particularly noticeable when using a dark theme for the viewer.
  • PDF Output: Fix balanced parentheses in the text of items in the Table of Contents not being rendered properly by some PDF viewers. Close tickets: 1358443
  • Edit book: Abort terminal save on save error instead of quitting editor
  • Get Books: Update the Project Gutenberg plugin for website changes
  • Plugin loading: When multiple plugin classes are present in the __init__.py namespace, use the one with the qualified name that has the least components
  • Edit Book: Prevent long saved searches from making the saved search dialog too wide
  • Comic Input: Sort pages placed in sub-folders correctly (as long as all pages have the same number of parent folders).
  • Conversion: Fix the word @page in a comment inside a stylesheet with no following {} causing the rest of the stylesheet to be ignored.
  • Fix comparing AZW3 to ORIGINAL_AZW3 from the book details panel not working. Close tickets: 1354624

New news sources

  • General Knowledge Today by Kanika G
  • BBC Arabic by logophile777

Improved news sources

  • TIME Magazine
  • The Atlantic
  • Down to Earth
  • Heraldo de Aragon
  • Radikal (Turkey)
  • Wired Daily Edition
  • Orange County Register

Version number 2.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Website Caliber Team
Download http://calibre-ebook.com/download
File sizes

58.96MB – 72.00MB

License type GPL
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