Software update: Caliber 4.3.0

The third update for version 4.0 of Caliber has been released. Caliber is an open source ebook management program and 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. In version 4.0 we find a completely new Content Server, there is a new ebook viewer and Qt WebKit has been replaced by Qt WebEngine. In version 4.3.0 the following changes and improvements have been made:

New features

  • Viewer: Half the time taken to prepare large EPUB files for first open.
  • Viewer: Add an optional toolbar with common actions turn it on under Preferences-> Miscellaneous.
  • Viewer: Change the default color scheme to “System” which matches the colors used by the rest of caliber / the operating system. Also means the colors change automatically when the system color theme changes.
  • Viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut; to go to a book location or position.
  • Viewer: Add a control to easily reset the interface to defaults.
  • Viewer: Allow also using –open-at with book positions.
  • Viewer: Add command line option to force reloading of books.

Bug fixes

  • Content server: Fix conversion of comics not working. Closes tickets: 1847017.
  • Book details: Allow right click to copy author links and identifiers.
  • Book details: Fix removal of identifiers via right click not working.
  • Book details: Fix clicking on tags etc not generating exact match searches.
  • Viewer: When resizing and the resizing back to the old size ensure we return to the same page in paged mode. Closes tickets: 1847507.
  • Duplicates dialog: Sort sub-list of matching books already in caliber by author for easier inspection. Closes tickets: 1851386.
  • PDF Output: Fix links that go to destinations in the same file not working. Closes tickets: 1849529.
  • Viewer: Fix changes to keyboard shortcuts not being applied until viewer is restarted. Closes tickets: 1851045.
  • DOCX Input: Fix AlternateContent blocks rendering both choice and fallback sections. Closes tickets: 1847365.
  • macOS: Fix unable to re-arrange entries in the CSV catalog list. Closes tickets: 1850918.
  • Windows: fix UTF-16 / truncated output when reporting unhandled exceptions.
  • Viewer: Fix mouse wheel not working when mouse is over page margins. Closes tickets: 1850845.
  • Linux: Install bash completions as individual files for each caliber binary.
  • Content server: Fix download button not working with non-ebook formats. Closes tickets: 1850078.
  • Fix a crash in popup completion lists if the mouse is over the list and list is scrolled with the keyboard.
  • Viewer: Fix rare exception when navigating to a CFI. Closes tickets: 1849775.
  • Viewer: Ignore failures printing console message when the viewer is launched with broken stderr. Closes tickets: 1849612.
  • Amazon metadata: Fix failure to get published date from audible book pages. Closes tickets: 1849400.
  • Viewer: Fix shortcuts preferences not being translated.
  • Tag browser: Fix incorrect text color when using dark theme for hovered item.
  • Fix crash if canceling the icon theme download while covers are downloading.
  • Viewer: Fix non-ASCII content in stylesheets not being interpreted correctly. Closes tickets: 1848858.
  • Viewer / Content server: Fix history for completion popups such as search bars not being stored correctly. Closes tickets: 1847976.
  • PDF Output: When a link with a fragment points to a non-existent anchor link to the top of the file instead of not linking at all.
  • PDF Output: Fix standard svg fullscreen image markup not working.
  • PDF Output: Fix some books with full screen images failing to convert. Closes tickets: 1848701.

Improved news sources

  • Clarin
  • Various Polish news sources

Version number 4.3.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Caliber
License type GPL