Calibre 4.0 released with new e-book viewer and new server capabilities

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Calibre 4.0 released with new e-book viewer and new server capabilities
    October 4, 2019
    https://www.neowin.net/news/calibre-40-released-with-new-e-book-viewer-and-new-server-capabilities
    Calibre v4.0 Released (October 4, 2019)
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    What's New (See what's new in calibre 4.0)
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  2. SouthPark

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    I just tried the portable today and I'm impressed! It renders e-book pages much better than Sumatra viewer and allows copy/paste too.
     
  3. mood

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    Calibre v4.1 Released (October 7, 2019)
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    4.1
    New features
    • Viewer: Add an option to have a scrollbar (under Scrolling in the viewer preferences)
    • Viewer: Allow showing the 'position in book', as was displayed in the top left of the viewer in calibre 3, in the header or footer of the viewer.
      Closes tickets: 1846700

    • Viewer: Add options to control scrolling using the mouse in paged mode.
      Closes tickets: 1846800

    • Viewer: Allow copying images by right clicking on them.
      Closes tickets: 1846903

    • Viewer: Add a preference under Miscellaneous to allow only a single instance of the viewer
    • Viewer: Add keyboard shortcuts to toggle between paged mode and flow mode and to quit
    • Content server: Make the book size useable in custom book list templates.
      Closes tickets: 1846839

    • Edit metadata: Use a border rather than background color to indicate correct title and author sort values. Works better with dark themes.
      Closes tickets: 1846967

    • Kobo driver: Support for new firmware
    Bug fixes
    • Viewer: Fix a couple of bugs in flow mode. Scrolling to anchors was not working and remembering last read position was not working
    • Viewer: Fix text after comments not being rendered. Note that the book has to be reloaded if already viewed for the fix to apply.
      Closes tickets: 1846875

    • Viewer: Fix loading progress screen sometimes getting stuck if changing pages rapidly.
      Closes tickets: 1846751

    • Viewer: Fix failing to open books if path to cache contains symbolic links.
      Closes tickets: 1846834

    • Viewer: When restoring from fullscreen go back to maximized state if window was maximized when entering full screen.
      Closes tickets: 1846753

    • Viewer: Fix shortcut changes not being applied after pressing OK if shortcut list is closed by pressing Esc.
      Closes tickets: 1846765

    • Fix a regression that broke reading metadata from ODT files that do not have keywords.
      Closes tickets: 1846828

    • PDF Output: Fix a bug that prevented the first style property in the header or footer template from being applied
    • PDF Output: Fix error with a few embedded TTF fonts.
      Closes tickets: 1846982

    • Edit book: Font manager: Fix removing embedded font failing if @font-face rule has no src.
      Closes tickets: 1847052

    • Viewer: Hide the browser provided scrollbar that flashes momentarily on page load.
      Closes tickets: 1846922

    • Viewer: Fix clicking on margins causing keyboard shortcuts to not work until the main text is clicked on again
    • Comments editor: Workaround for Qt converting ids into anchors
    • Possible workaround for some windows machines where the viewer is getting access denied errors while renaming a directory
    • Viewer: When there is empty text for an header footer section render it as blank instead of moving the remaining sections to the left
    Improved news sources
    • Fortune Magazine
     
  4. mood

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    Calibre v4.2 Released (October 18, 2019)
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    4.2
    New features
    • macOS: Various improvements to dark mode support
    • Viewer: Dont generate covers for books that dont have a cover. Note that because of this all previously opened books will again be prepared for first time reading.
    • Viewer: Restore print to PDF functionality
    • Viewer: Allow also jumping to book positions in Goto->Location
    • Content server: When adding books and a duplicate is suspected provide more information about what books match the duplicate
    • FB2 Output: Speed up conversion of images and handle external links
    • Viewer: If the book has no ToC try to generate one from headings, if any.
      Closes tickets: 1847277

    • Viewer: Improve rendering of comics. No blank pages after large images or after every image in multi-page mode.
    • Viewer: Make it easier to use the bookmarks panel with only keyboard.
      Closes tickets: 1847423

    • Viewer: Set the classes calibre-viewer-paginated and calibre-viewer-scrolling on the <body> tag in Paged and Flow modes. This allows the User styles to target these modes, if needed.
      Closes tickets: 1847427

    • Viewer: Use the same loading spinner as is used by the rest of calibre
    Bug fixes
    • Edit book: Fix a crash when editing CSS files caused by a behavior change in Qt 5.13.
      Closes tickets: 1846760

    • Fix a regression in 4.0 that broke rendering of PDF covers for PDF files that used JPEG2000 compression.
      Closes tickets: 1847567

    • Viewer: Fix a regression in 4.1 that broke creating new color schemes
      Closes tickets: 1847407

    • Viewer: Fix error while viewing books with a comment after a <meta> tag.
      Closes tickets: 1847977

    • Viewer: Fix an error when processing a CFI with an invalid text offset.
      Closes tickets: 1848320

    • Viewer: Fix scrolling backwards to previous chapter not always scrolling to the end of the chapter, if the chapter loads external resources.
      Closes tickets: 1847818

    • Viewer: Fix hang on books with namespaced attributes on <html> that do not belong to a known ebook namespace.
      Closes tickets: 1846886

    • Viewer: Fix search history not persisting between viewer restarts.
      Closes tickets: 1847976

    • Viewer: Fix scrollbar showing up on initial book open even if disabled in preferences.
      Closes tickets: 1847323

    • Viewer: Fix rendering of books with mathematics failing
    • Viewer: When changing between individual sections/chapters in the book, only render the new chapter after loading is complete
    • Viewer: Fix scrolling by screenfuls not working correctly in flow mode
    • EPUB 2 metadata: Fix obfuscated fonts being broken when updating metadata if the file uses Adobe font obfuscation and the identifier with the key has an uppercase UUID scheme name.
      Closes tickets: 1847890

    • Viewer: Fix right clicking on margins not showing controls
    • Viewer: Preselect text in search box when showing it.
      Closes tickets: 1847677

    • Viewer: Fix SVG images that use xlink:href to refer to paths not being displayed.
      Closes tickets: 1847181

    • Content server: Fix detection of iOS on iPAD with iOS 13 which defaults to desktop mode
    • Metadata jacket: Fix <br> tags in the comments not being rendered correctly when inserting the comments into the jacket page.
      Closes tickets: 1848327

    • Viewer: Show nicer error message for DRMed books
      Closes tickets: 1847468

    • Viewer: Fix preferences under Scrolling behavior not being saved correctly
    • Viewer: Fix remembered position sometimes off by one page in paged mode.
      Closes tickets: 1847322

    • Viewer: restrict max size of margin page turn indicators to 25px rather than 75px
    • Viewer: Dont flash the home page before loading a book if a book has been specified
    • Viewer: Fix ctrl+m shortcut not working on windows
    • Content server: Fix regression that caused series name in book details view not not be blue to indicate it is clickable
    Improved news sources
    • Various Polish news sources
    • Il Sole 24 Ore
     
  5. mood

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    Calibre v4.3 Released (November 8, 2019)
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    4.3
    New features
    • Viewer: Halve 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 calibre/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 calibre 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 calibre 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
     
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