Software update: Caliber 2.56

Version 2.56 of Caliber 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. Books can also be purchased with Caliber at the well-known web stores. The program is under active development and a new version is usually released every other week on Friday. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

New Features

  • Edit Book: Add an option to show full file paths in the Files Browser instead of just the file name (in Preferences->Main window).
  • Allow creating a keyboard shortcut to minimize the caliber window (Preferences->Keyboard->Miscellaneous). Close tickets: 1573775

Bug Fixes

  • Fix the Google Images based cover download plugin not working because of changes to Google’s image search service
  • E-book viewer: Prevent the TAB key from causing partial scrolling in paged mode. Close tickets: 1571304
  • Book details panel: Fix regression in previous release that broke url:http|… style identifiers
  • OS X: Redirect stdout/stderr to /dev/null instead of ASL since ASL is flaky on some OS X machines. This should prevent errors in third party plugins that print a lot of debug messages even when not in debug mode
  • Fix for OS X upgrade 10.11.4 breaking detection of Kobo devices on some systems
  • Edit Book: Fix filename being duplicated in the Files Browser when multiple files with the same name are present.
  • PDF Output: Make fix for blank page at end of HTML file also work when headers/footers are specified

New news sources

  • 1843 by Kovid Goyal
  • Berlin Policy Journal by Aimylios

Improved news sources

  • Forbes
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Berliner Zeitung
  • Tagesspiegel
  • TIME
  • Foreign Affairs
  • New Yorker

Version number 2.56
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Caliber Team
File sizes

64.17MB – 81.29MB

License type GPL