Package "calibre"

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Name: calibre


e-book converter and library management
Calibre is meant to be a complete e-library solution. It includes library
management, format conversion, news feeds to e-book conversion as well as
e-book reader sync features.

Calibre is primarily an e-book cataloging program. It manages your e-book
collection for you. It is designed around the concept of the logical book,
i.e. a single entry in the database that may correspond to e-books in several
formats. It also supports conversion from a dozen different e-book formats to
LRF and EPUB. A graphical interface to the conversion software can be
accessed easily by just clicking the "Convert E-books" button.

Supported input formats are: MOBI, LIT, PRC, EPUB, ODT, HTML, CBR, CBZ, RTF,

Calibre has a modular device driver design that makes adding support for
different e-reader devices easy. At the moment, it has support for the
SONY PRS 500/505/700 and the iPhone (with the stanza reader software).
Syncing supports updating metadata on the device from metadata in the library
and the creation of collections on the device based on the tags defined in
the library view. If an book has more than one format available, calibre
automatically chooses the best format when uploading to the device.

Calibre can automatically fetch news from a number of websites/RSS feeds,
format the news into a e-book and upload to a connected device. There is
support for generating LRF/EPUB e-books. The e-books include the *full*
versions of the articles, not just the summaries.

Calibre has also a built-in e-book viewer that can display all the major e-book

Latest version: 2.85.1-1~getdeb1
Release: xenial (16.04)
Level: getdeb
Repository: apps
Homepage: http://calibre-ebook.com


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Version: 2.85.1-1~getdeb1 2017-05-16 17:08:21 UTC
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Version: 2.84.0-1~getdeb1 2017-05-07 14:08:08 UTC

calibre (2.84.0-1~getdeb1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * New upstream version
    new features:
    - title: "Kindle driver: Also delete book thumbnails from the system
    directory when deleting books."
    - title: "Conversion: Use the same regular expression engine as is used
    by the Edit Book tool. The new engine has much better support for Unicode
    characters/character classes."
    - title: "Edit Book: Add keyboard shortcuts to jump to opening and
    closing tags (Ctrl+{ and Ctrl+})"
    - title: "Add API to pre-process image data in recipes easily"
    - title: "fetch-ebook-metadata: add option to use only a single metadata

      bug fixes:
    - title: "E-book viewer: Fix a regression in the previous release that
    broke printing from inside the viewer."
    - title: "DOCX Output: When the input document contains paragraphs inside
    a block with a background color preserve the background color in the
    resulting paragraphs in the DOCX document."
      tickets: [1683188]
    - title: "DOCX Output: Fix links to empty inline tags not working."
      tickets: [1683188]
    - title: "DOCX Input: Fix links that point to anchors placed in empty
    paragraphs not working."
      tickets: [1683017]
    - title: "PDF Output: Do not crash when unable to find page for link
    destination, instead use previous page."
      tickets: [1687914]
    - title: "Edit Book: Fix sorting by language in Report->Words not
    - title: "Edit Book: Fix drag and drop of multiple items in the File
    Browser causing item order to be reversed."
    - title: "Get Books: Update Baen store plugin for website changes"
    - title: "Linux: When adding books from directories ignore files that
    have undecodable names."
      tickets: [1685819]
    - title: "AZW3: Preserve the primary-writing-mode EXTH header field when
    round-tripping AZW3 files. Should fix editing/conversion of RTL AZW3
    files causing page turning to become left-to-right on the Kindle"
    - title: "AZW3 Output: Set the primary-writing-mode EXTH header when the
    input document has page-progression-direction set to RTL as this is
    apparently required on newer Kindle firmware for right-to-left page
    - title: "Fix a misbehaving wireless device connection can cause calibre
    to hang when opening the Connect/Share menu."
      tickets: [1676522]

      improved recipes:
    - Private Eye
    - Die Zeit
    - NYTimes Tech Beat

      new recipes:
    - title: First Things
      author: John Hutson

 -- Christoph Korn Sat, 06 May 2017 00:42:48 +0200

Version: 2.83.0-1~getdeb1 2017-04-23 14:08:04 UTC

calibre (2.83.0-1~getdeb1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * New upstream version
    new features:
    - title: "PDF Output: Default to generating PDFs with a page size of
    letter instead of taking the page size from the output profile."
      description: 'This avoids user confusion/bug reports about PDF Output
      having "too large fonts". There is a new option "Use profile size" to
      have the conversion use the output profile page size instead.'
    - title: "PDF/DOCX Output: Add separate, pdf/docx specific, page margin
    settings that override the common settings."
      description: "Useful because page margin settings for page oriented
      formats, such as PDF and DOCX are usually different than those for
      reflowable formats such as EPUB"
    - title: "Table of Contents tool: Add an undo button"
    - title: "Metadata jacket: Show custom rating columns using stars"
    - title: "Metadata jacket: Change formatting of series to match that used
    by the book details panel. Also allow access to the raw series name and
    number when customizing the jacket template."
    - title: "calibredb check_library: Vacuum database when running the
    - title: "Check Book: Add a check for empty identifier elements"

      bug fixes:
    - title: "Edit book/Book polishing: When adding a cover to an EPUB 3.0
    file set the svg property if a SVG cover wrapper is used"
    - title: "Refresh the book list when a User Category is added/edited."
      tickets: [1675535]
    - title: "EPUB metadata: Fix deleting ISBN from EPUB file could result in
    an EPUB file without a package identifier if the ISBN was used as the
    package identifier."
      tickets: [1677383]
    - title: "Amazon metadata download: Fix title and author names being bold
    in the downloaded comments when using bing to get amazon metadata."
      tickets: [1674088]
    - title: "PDF Output: Fix a regression that broke PDF Output for
    documents containing mathematics."
      tickets: [1673983]
    - title: 'E-book viewer: Fix a regression that broke the "Clear recently
    read books" action in the viewer'

      improved recipes:
    - Go Comics
    - Die Zeit (subscription)
    - Pagina12
    - New York Magazine

      new recipes:
    - title: Jacobin magazine
      author: Darko Miletic

 -- Christoph Korn Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:27:22 +0200

Version: 2.82.0-1~getdeb1 2017-03-20 17:08:10 UTC
No changelog available yet.

Version: 2.81.0-1~getdeb1 2017-03-11 15:08:51 UTC

calibre (2.81.0-1~getdeb1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * New upstream version
    new features:
    - title: "Amazon metadata download: Allow downloading amazon metadata
    from multiple sources. You can now configure the Amazon plugin via
    Preferences->Metadata download to use either the amazon servers, or
    various search engine caches to get the metadata. Should help with the
    recent CAPTCHA problems when downloading metadata from amazon"
    - title: "Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware"
    - title: "Edit Book: Spell Check dialog: Always add the original word as
    one of the spelling corrections, so that small edits to the word can be
    made easily."
    tickets: [1667914]
    - title: "Edit Book: Saved searched Dialog: Allow re-arranging the saved
    searches using drag and drop."
    tickets: [1669514]
    - title: "Implement auto update of builtin metadata download plugins,
    just as for recipes and Get Books plugins. Needed as the websites they
    get data from often change."
    - title: "Edit Book: When inserting full screen images, use the actual
    image dimensions in the generated SVG code, when available"
    - title: "Linux installer: Check that the umask is suitable before
    running the installer. Should fix breakage on systems where users have
    changed the user umask but neglected to also alter it for sudo"
    - title: "Bulk metadata edit: Remove the control to delete specific
    formats as it is redundant. This functionality is already present by
    right clicking the Remove books button"

    bug fixes:
    - title: "TXT Input: When detecting the encoding of txt files only use
    the first four kilobytes of text. Fixes excessively slow conversion of
    very large text files."
    tickets: [1668246]
    - title: "Get Books: Fix price not being displayed for books from Amazon
    dues to website changes"
    - title: "GetBooks: Update Google Books plugin for website changes"
    - title: "E-book viewer: Fix slow startup when recently opened files are
    on a slow/malfunctioning networked filesystem."
    tickets: [1669497]
    - title: "Google metadata download: Fix metadata not being found when the
    title of the book includes a sub-title"
    - title: "Improve downloading of covers from the google books metadata
    - title: "News download: Fix a bug that could cause a crash when
    downloading an SVG image."
    tickets: [1669530]
    - title: "Edit book: Fix a regression that caused pasting copied text
    from programs that generate both HTML and plain text when copying to
    paste the HTML in preference to the plain text"

    improved recipes:
    - tyzden
    - The Economist
    - Kansas City Star
    - NYTimes
    - The Spectator

 -- Christoph Korn Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:05:47 +0100

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