Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may already know, Calibre is an open-source book management software, with many interesting features including e-book conversion, e-book viewer, library to ebook reader synchronization and support for the most popular eBook formats, including: ebup, cbz, mobi, fb2 . Being multiplatform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
The latest version available is Calibre 1.24, which has been recently released, coming with a few changes and improvements.
The list of new features, for the changelog:
- Sending by email: Add an option to insert the comments from the book metadata as text into the email. Useful to allow the recipient to see a summary of the book before opening it. The option is in Preferences->Sharing by email
- Edit book: new tool to automatically generate an inline (HTML) Table of Contents based on the current NCX Table of Contents. Accessed via Tools->Table of Contents->Insert inline Table of Contents.
- Edit Book: Add a check for internal links in the book that do not point to HTML documents
- Kobo driver: Add support for the soon to be released firmware version 3.2
- Completion popups: Allow pressing Tab (in addition to Enter) to accept the current completion
- Edit book: When auto-fixing named entities, fix in all files not just current file.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.24 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian.
There is no repository available for Calibre 1.24, but the developers provide us a python oneliner for installing the latest Calibre version. Also install the dependencies, in order to avoid installation issues.
$ sudo apt-get install glibc xdg-utils python
$ $ sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main()