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Calibre 4.1 Release

It is only four days after the release fo Calibre 4.0.

New features for Calibre 4.1

  • 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.
  • Viewer: Add options to control scrolling using the mouse in paged mode.
  • Viewer: Allow copying images by right clicking on them.
  • 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.
  • Edit metadata: Use a border rather than background color to indicate correct title and author sort values. Works better with dark themes.
  • Kobo driver: Support for new firmware

It is a kinds of rush for this new release. more bug fixes on it.

New in calibre 4.0

Welcome back, calibre users. It has been two years since calibre 3.0. This time has been spent mostly in making the calibre Content server ever more capable as well as migrating calibre itself from Qt WebKit to Qt WebEngine, because the former is no longer maintained.

The Content server has gained the ability to Edit metadata, Add/remove books and even Convert books to and from all the formats calibre itself supports. It is now a full fledged interface to your calibre libraries.

The change to use Qt WebEngine has entailed a complete rewrite of various parts of calibre, including the E-book Viewer, PDF Output, Book details etc. Every attempt has been made to preserve features and functionality in a backwards compatible way, see below for a list of some known incompatibilities.

Wow, Calibre 4.0 is comming. I can not image how different it is from 3.x.

Calibre 3.48

 

I can wait to see it. Now download it 115MB. Install it. Then launch it.

Calibre 4.0

Upgrade to Calibre 3.7

Now, Calibre is not upgraded every week.  Let me have a look at the new releases.

New features of Calibre 3.7

  • Allow searching for books in a virtual library using a new ‘vl:’ prefix
  • Server: Show file sizes in the tooltips for the download buttons.
  • Server: Reduce the grid view minimum cover thumbnail size from 150px to 105px
  • Narrow layout: Fix wasted space to the left of the comments in the Book details panel

New features of Calibre 3.6

  • Linux: Use native file dialogs via zenity or kdialog, if available
  • Copy to library: Add an action to show a dialog that allows for easy selection of libraries for copy/move. Useful when there are a large number of libraries to choose from.
  • Server: Allow deleting a downloaded book from the “Browse all downloaded books” screen

 

New features of Calibre 3.5

  • Server: Add a new ‘custom’ mode for the book list, where you can specify exactly what metadata fields are displayed, via a template (see Preferences->Sharing over the net->Book list template)
  • Speed up HTML parsing by an order of magnitude, by switching from html5lib to html5-parser
  • Add support for touch screens to the main calibre book list. You can now flick to scroll, tap to select and double-tap to view books.
  • Server: Add an option to ban IP addresses if there are too many failed login attempts
  • calibre-debug: Change the –explode-book action to only create the exploded directory and not rebuild the file. Add a new –implode-book action to rebuild the file, separately.
  • Book details panel: Add Manage authors/series/tags/etc. to the menu when right clicking on the item
  • Kobo driver: Update for new firmware

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Upgrade to Calibre 3.0

It is a big upgrade. New version serials, starting 3.x.

Calibre 3.0 is released on June 16, 2017. Calibre 2.x is starting almost two years ago.

What is New in Calibre 3.0?

  • The new Content server
    • You can start the Content server by clicking the Connect/share button in calibre. Then just open up a browser and type http://localhost:8080 in the address bar. You will see a list of calibre libraries. Click on one and browse the books. Click on a book and you will have the option to read or download it.
  • Support for High Resolution (Retina) screens
  • Support for icon themes and a new default icon set
  • Conversion to Microsoft Word (DOCX)
  • Backwards incompatibilities

 

 

Here is the list of new features for Calibre 3.0:

  • For details on the major changes in calibre between 2.0 and 3.0, see https://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/twelve
  • A completely re-written Content server with support for reading books in-browser on your phone/tablet. Also works in offline mode.
  • Support for high resolution (Retina screens)
  • A new splash screen to celebrate the release of calibre 3
  • Minor tweaking of the main user interface to emphasize the core features

 

Download 64bit Windows version Calibre here https://calibre-ebook.com/download_windows64

Upgrade to Calibre 2.66

This time, I upgrade my Calibre installation to 2.66. It is alway an update every week. I would like to track new features in what’s new.

The most exciting features added in past eight updates are following:

New Features of v2.66

  • A simplified calibre logo
  • Edit Book: Allow restricting a search to the files currently open for editing
  • Driver for the PocketBook Touch HD
  • Kobo driver: Add support for firmware version 3.20

New Features of v2.65.1

  • Driver for Kobo Aura One and Aura Edition 2
  • Kobo driver: Add an option to ignore some collections on the device. The specified collections will not be touched by the driver.
  • Add an option in Preferences->Searching to make searching case-sensitive
  • DOCX Input: Add support for right-to-left text/tables

New Features of v2.64

  • Custom columns: Add a new ‘Short text’ column type that behaves like the builtin title column

    More generally, you can now customize Comments-like columns, controlling how their headings are displayed in the Book Details panel and also specifying what kind of data they contain (plain text, HTML or even Markdown)

  • Edit book: Function mode: Allow appending text to the end of the marked text when running function mode search/replace on marked text
  • PDF Output: Add a new variable _TOP_LEVEL_SECTION_ for use in header/footer templates that resolves to the current top-most section in the Table of Contents
  • Linux/OSX: Shutdown gracefully on receiving the interrupt or terminate Unix signals

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Upgrade to Calibre 2.58

It is almost one year since I posted the update of 2.31 on June 20, 2015.

There are a lot of updates during these days.  So I just put the major new features for this period.

 

 

  • Edit Book: A new tool to transform book styling using easy to create rules. [2.53]

    For example, you can create rules to change colours in the book or to double the font size of all text in the book, etc. For details, see https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html#transforming-css-properties

  • A new tool to easily export and import all calibre data — books, settings and plugins [2.47]

    Right click the calibre icon in the main calibre toolbar and choose “Export/import all calibre data” to run this tool. It is useful if you want to move to a new computer or duplicate your calibre setup on a second computer, with minimal effort. This tool is very new, so if you run into problems, please report bugs. You can always use the old manual method of copying library folders as a fallback.

  • Implement tag mapping to automatically filter/transform tags when adding books or downloading metadata [2.39]

    Now you can create simple rules that will filter/transform the tags when adding new books or downloading metadata for books. To setup the rules, go to Preferences->Adding books and Preferences->Downloading metadata

  • Icon themes: Change the calibre icons easily via icon themes [2.36]

    You can now change the icons calibre uses easily via Preferences->Look & Feel->Change icon theme. Several icon themes are already available for calibre

 

 

Upgrade Piwik to v2.14.0

Piwik announce the new release of its Analytics software to latest 2.14.0.

It is a major release. and This release is rated critical.

There are more than 130 tickets closed and a lot of changes or improvement on it.

In this release we have focused on improving the usability and design of Piwik. Several screens were redesigned, including the installation, administration screens and forms, data tables and buttons, the websites manager, the visitor log, and more. Performance has been slightly improved and you can now install Piwik with HHVM and TokuDB (useful for high traffic Piwik services). In terms of quality, we have made many improvements to our automated test suites.

 

Look at the details of the release notes of Piwik 2.14.0.

 

Wifi Standard 802.11ac

802.11ac is main stream as well as 802.11n.

Because 802.11n has better distance and more power to pass-through wall. But 802.11ac is much fast than 802.11n.

802.11ac Technology Overview:

11n Specification:

  • 2.4 and 5Ghz  Supported
  • Wider channels 40MHz
  • Better modulation 64QAM
  • Additional streams up to 4 streams
  • Beam forming
  • Backwards compatibility, with 11a/b/g

11ac introduces:

  • 5GHz supported
  • Even wider channels 80Mhz and 160 Mhz
  • Better modulation 256 QAM
  • Additional streams up to 8
  • Beam forming
  • Backwards compatibility with 11a/b/g/n

Wider Channels:

80MHz channels is 4.5x faster than 20MHz

 

Now 802.11ac v2 is comming. Also called wave 2. It is expected to be available in 2015.

Here is some highlights of wave 2 802.11ac.

MU-MIMO

  • Use AP MIMO resources more effectively
  • Transmit data to multiple devices simultaneously.

4×4:4SS

  • Benefit of additional stream mostly for MU-MIMO
  • Not anticipating any 4×4:4SS client devices
  • Adds 33% to max datarate

VHT160

  • Double s max datarate
  • Practical problem: only 2 VHT160 channels in entire 5GHz band

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Upgrade to Calibre 2.31

Just upgrade my installation of Calibre to version  2.31, 64bit.

New Features of v2.31

E-book viewer: Make the search engine used for searching for selected text configurable (in the Miscellaneous section of the viewer preferences)

New Features of v2.30

  • An option to auto-convert a book on adding even if it is already in the output format (Preferences->Adding Books).
  • E-book viewer: If there are entries in the Table of Contents that are long enough to be truncated, display the full text in a popup menu when the mouse hovers over the item.
  • News download: Add support for turning off SSL certificate verification in individual recipes
  • Kobo driver: Support for upcoming firmware version 3.16

Windows 10 Update

Here is a new icon in the notification area of my Windows 7.

icon-windows10

The white four grids window icon. Double click it and I saw the pop up window as below.

win10-notification-1

It asked user to agree to Reserve your free upgrade.  Of course agree it.  Before click the button, let me check the details of the sliders.

 

win10-notification-2

Wow, good news, The start Menu is back. It is the main reason I don’t want to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8.

 

win10-notification-3

Emm… Speed is very important. SSD saved my life by reducing the waiting time.

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