Software update: Caliber 4.21.0

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Version 4.21.0 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 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. In version 4.0 we find a completely renewed Content Server, there is a new e-book viewer and Qt WebKit has been replaced by Qt WebEngine. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

New features

  • Kobo driver: Add support for the new Kobo Nia.
  • Cover grid: Vertically center covers that are smaller than the available space. Close tickets: 1886731.
  • Quickview panel: Add a checkbox to easily toggle if virtual libraries are respected. Close tickets: 1886347.
  • When creating custom columns allow specifying a default value to be applied to new books for that column. Close tickets: 1886079.

Bug fixes

  • Edit book: Fix initial sync of preview panel to cursor position sometimes not working when a new HTML file is opened for editing.
  • Fix changed author sort name not being used when adding another book by the author to the library. Close tickets: 1886492.
  • Cover browser: improve rendering of text with heavily hinted fonts. Close tickets: 1886239.
  • Viewer: Fix CBC comic files not being viewed correctly. Note that you have to reload the book via the viewer controls to apply the fix. Close tickets: 1886307.
  • Viewer: Fix Table of Contents not correct for comics.
  • Viewer: Ignore the zero width non-joiner character in searches.
  • Viewer: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke reading of books with mathematics and also tags without rel=”external” href attributes. Close tickets: 1886192.
  • Cover grid: When using a background image do not scroll it with the covers. Close tickets: 1886139.

Improved news sources

  • 1843 magazine
  • Caravan Magazine

Version number 4.21.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website caliber
File size 118.04MB
License type GPL
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