openSUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for calibre
Announcement ID: openSUSE-RU-2017:0745-1
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This update for calibre provides version 2.81.0 and fixes the following
- New Features
+ 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.
+ Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware.
+ 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
+ Edit Book: Saved searched Dialog: Allow re-arranging the saved
searches using drag and drop.
+ 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.
+ Edit Book: When inserting full screen images, use the actual image
dimensions in the generated SVG code, when available.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ Add support for sideloading of KFX files created with the third-party
KFX calibre plugin.
+ Edit book: Allow drag and drop of image files, stylesheets and html
files into the editor to insert the appropriate and tags and add the
files to the book automatically.
+ Edit Book: Spell Check: If there are no suggestions fill the suggested
word box with the original word.
+ Viewer: Add a shortcut (Ctrl+F11) to show/hide toolbars.
+ OS X/Linux: Show an informational popup message when an Android device
is plugged in that needs the user to tap Allow for the connection to
+ Conversion: Log options that are different from the defaults
separately, for easy reference.
- Bug Fixes
+ 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.
+ Get Books: Fix price not being displayed for books from Amazon dues to
+ GetBooks: Update Google Books plugin for website changes.
+ E-book viewer: Fix slow startup when recently opened files are on a
slow/malfunctioning networked filesystem.
+ Google metadata download: Fix metadata not being found when the title
of the book includes a sub-title.
+ Improve downloading of covers from the google books metadata source.
+ News download: Fix a bug that could cause a crash when downloading an
+ 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.
+ E-mail delivery: Add a Message-ID header when sending emails. Reduces
probability of mails sent from calibre being marked as spam.
+ Save to disk: Fix path shortening being applied to entire save
template even when saving to singe directory.
+ Get Books: Update the Virualo and Publi store plugins for website
+ Viewer: Fix regression that caused slow opening of some books with
missing font/css/image files.
+ Viewer: Pressing Ctrl+F in fullscreen mode should show the controls.
+ Edit book: Do not allow creating multiple new files whose names differ
only by case.
+ Viewer: Use heuristics to try to detect comics encoded as fixed layout
EPUBs to ensure they are displayed as intended.
+ Conversion: Fix regression that broke conversion of some epub files
when using the 'Remove first image' option.
+ Get Books: Update Kobo plugin for website changes.
+ Windows MTP driver: Fix error when enumerating device storage not
being reported during debug device detection.
+ Tag Browser: When dragging and dropping a book onto a series increment
the series number.
+ Fix crash when generating covers with Qt 5.8 on linux.
+ Fix Get Books result list and jobs list not being populated on Qt 5.8.
+ Fix importing rules in the coloring/icon rules dialog not enabling the
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