Linux News Today: Calibre 2.46.0 Adds Support for New Kobo Firmware, Disables Amazon EU Stores
Just a few moments ago, Kovid Goyal announced the release and immediate availability for download of the Calibre 2.46.0 open-source ebook library management software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
According to the attached release notes, Calibre 2.46.0 adds support for PDF bookmarks, which can be used as the metadata ToC (Table of Contents), implements a new tool that compresses images in books without loss of quality, and adds support for new firmware for Kobo e-book readers.
Additionally, there’s now a new tool in the Edit Book component, which also compresses images in books without affecting their quality, hardlinks are now used for moving entire ebook libraries so that the entire operation can be faster, and it is now possible to enter fractional numbers into the Bulk metadata edit dialog.
Among the bugs fixed in this new release of Calibre, we can mention better support for moving ebook libraries while keeping a copy of the metadata_db_prefs_backup.json file in the directory of the original library, and the ability to warn users about broken trailing data entries in MOBI Input instead of aborting.
Moreover, the single value custom text column is now clickable in Book details, and the custom date column of the Saving to disk functionality can now be rendered in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) instead of the local time zone. Please note that, at the request of Amazon, the Amazon EU stores have been disabled in Calibre.
Last but not least, the new Calibre version improves the New York Review of Books, Caravan Magazine, and Heise news sources. You can download Calibre 2.46.0 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from Softpedia.