Software Update: Caliber 5.29

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Version 5.29 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 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. Books can also be purchased with Caliber at the well-known web stores. Version 5.0 includes a switch to Python 3, various improvements have been made to the e-book viewer and there is now also a dark mode for the e-book viewer and content server. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

New features

  • Allow drag and drop of books onto formats in the Tag browser to convert them to that format. Close tickets: [1945890
  • Allow creating sorts based on multiple columns (Add the Sort action to the toolbar via Preferences->Toolbars & menus). Close tickets: [1945891
  • Edit book: When changing a paragraph to a heading if the cursor is adjacent to a paragraph tag but not inside any tags other than body, use the adjacent tag.

bug fixes

  • Auto adding: Run relevant plugins before reading metadata from the book. Matches behavior of manual adding. Close tickets: [1945889
  • Content server: Fix category collapse by partition not working. Close tickets: [1945882
  • Prevent Tab from causing focus to leave the Tag browser.
  • Edit book: See what changed: Fix non-BMP unicode characters causing highlighting of changed words to be slightly misplaced.
  • PDF Output: Fix a regression that broke conversion of comics that contain 1-bit images.
  • Edit book: Fix pressing Ctrl+Tab inserting a tab at the start of a line instead of switching tabs.
  • Fix a regression in the previous release that caused identifiers set by some plugins to not be saved in the database. Close tickets: [1945098
  • Template language: Fix nesting composite columns sometimes failing. Close tickets: 1946342

New news sources

  • Various Indian news sources by Vishvas Vasuki

Improved news sources

  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Dawn
  • New York Review of Books

Version number 5.29
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website caliber
License type GPL
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