Calibre released 1.15. Here is the new features below from 1.12
New Features of 1.15
A new book editor, capable of editing files in the EPUB and AZW3 (Kindle) formatsRight click on any book in calibre and choose ‘Edit Book’, to edit e-books in the EPUB and AZW3 formats. The new editor allows you to edit the HTML/CSS and images inside the ebooks in a seamless fashion, with live preview of your changes and many helpful automated tools for checking the book for errors, editing the table of contents, merging, splitting, bulk renaming and so on. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html for more details and help using the new editor. Note that the editor is a completely new codebase and is still being actively developed, so expect a few bugs and many new features in the near future. However, the editor as it stands is extremely useable and useful today. Note that it replaces the old ‘Tweak Book’ feature in calibre. If you want the old Tweak Book back, it has been renamed to ‘Unpack Book’, you can go to Preferences->Toolbars and add it back. Happy holidays!
Edit metadata dialog: In the tag editor, allow easy filtering of the lists of available and applied tags.
Driver for Onyx Boox C65.
New Features of 1.14
Edit metadata dialog: Add the ability to trim covers manually, if automatic trimming is not satisfactory.
You can now show any metadata field below the covers in the cover grid view, not just title. To change the displayed field go to Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid.
Allow searching for plugins by name in the install new plugins dialog
Kobo driver: Allow sending kepubs to older kobo devices as well, also add support for firmware 3.1
Allow viewer plugins to customize the viewer’s user interface
New Features of 1.13
Edit metadata dialog: Facilitate editing the authors for books that have a large number of authors, by using a dedicated ‘Edit authors’ tool, which you can launch by right clicking the authors in the edit metadata dialog and selecting ‘Edit authors’.
Conversion: Fix specifying shorthand properties in filter css not working. Now all shorthand properties automatically filter out all the properties they are shorthand for.
Kobo driver: support new firmware version 3.0.1
Wireless device driver: Cache metadata on a per device basis.Allows for using different cover thumbnail sizes on different devices. Will force device to resend all metadata the first time it is connected after this upgrade.
Microsoft announced that Windows XP will not be supported any more until April 8, 2014.
There are certain terms of Microsoft support lifecycle.
Mainstream support: Microsoft will offer mainstream support for a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product’s general availability, or for 2 years after the successor product is released, whichever is longer. For example, if you buy a new version of Windows and five years later another version is released, you will still have two years of support left for the previous version.
Extended support: Microsoft will offer extended support for either a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product’s general availability, or for 2 years after the second successor product (two versions later) is released, whichever is longer.
What is Flare3D Engine? I know FarmVille2 is powered by Adobe Flash. But, what is Flare3D?
Based on the author bios on Adobe developer page, it said so:
Flare3D is a platform for creating 3D content for Flash and takes advantage of the Molehill GPU rendering. Content generated with Flare3D for flash doesn’t require any additional plug-ins. There are some good reasons why a developer would benefit from using Flare3D to generate content. For example, using Stage 3D without the aid of a 3D framework is not easy and requires a specific knowledge of many 3D concepts that exceede the knowledge of most Flash developers. Flare3D transforms the complex to simple. Showing a 3D object in Flash with the Stage3D API requires hundreds of lines of code. With Flare3D, only two are necessary.