Software update: Caliber 2.4.0

The fourth update of Caliber version 2.0 has 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. A new version comes out almost every week, but last week the Mac OS X 10.9.5 update threw soot in the food.

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. In version 2.4.0 the following changes have also been made:

New Features

  • An all new random cover generation algorithm, which generates covers using many different color schemes and cover styles.
    Now when you click the Generate cover button in the Edit Metadata dialog a cover based on the book metadata is generated using random colors and styles. You can customize the random cover generation by long clicking the Generate Cover button, which will popup a dialog where you can create new color schemes and customize other aspects of the generated cover as well.
  • Edit Book: Redesign the saved searches pop-up as a dockable window. Editing saved searches now happens inline and the global search/replace keyboard shortcuts work in the saved searches window.
  • Edit book: Change the text of the ‘Mark selected text’ menu entry depending on whether it will mark or unmark the text.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow undoing a metadata download by long-clicking the Download metadata button and choosing “Undo last metadata download”
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow undoing the changes to individual fields by right clicking on the field and selecting Undo after a metadata download. Close tickets: 1223367.
  • Download metadata dialog: Allow using Enter key to select cover and left/right keys to move between metadata results. Close tickets: 1369178.
  • Fix the row numbers in the book list remaining wide when switching libraries if some books were marked before the switch. Close tickets: 1369152.
  • Fix keyboard focus not going to cover grid after doing a search. Close tickets: 1369160.
  • DOCX Input: Support for the keepNext paragraph property to keep successive paragraphs on the same page.
  • Template language: New template functions: raw_list() to return the items in a list such as tags without any sorting/formatting applied to them; author_sorts() to return the author sort strings from the authors table for the authors in the book.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a regression in 2.3 that broke creation of collections on the device when metadata management was set to manual. Close tickets: 1371976.
  • E-book viewer: Fix displaying multiple pages per screen not working in caliber 2.x with some books, due to a change in Qt 5. Closes tickets: 1372066.
  • E-book viewer: Fix unintuitive behavior of back and forward buttons when going all the way back to the first item in the history. Close tickets: 1367992.
  • Conversion: Do not allow default (user-agent) style rules to ever override style rules defined in the input document, regardless of CSS selector specificity. Close tickets: 1369753.
  • Workaround for Qt 5 regression that broke selecting multiple icons in Preferences->Column icon rules.
  • Fix tags with angle brackets not being displayed in the Book Details panel.

New news sources

  • Hurriyet Daily News and Al Monitor by spswerling
  • VICE News by Adrian Tennessee
  • Jagran Josh by Krittika Goyal

Improved news sources

  • Today’s Zaman
  • Wall Street Journal
  • High Country News

Version number 2.4.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Website Caliber Team
File sizes

59.10MB – 74.90MB

License type GPL