The Calibre2opds 3.3 beta program has been going well and is very close to being Feature Complete as far new features intended for the 3.3 release are concerned. There are two remaining items that are nearly finished that are visible in the GUI (but are currently disabled) that will be completed before going into Release Candidate mode:
- The ability to include cover images and thumbnails within the catalog folder. This will make the catalog self-contained and able to be used (except for downloading books) without access to the calibre library folder. This will make it easier to have offline copies of the catalog if so desired.
- the ability to create new catalog sub-sections from custom columns. These will function in a similar way to the current Tags sub-catalog, but based instead on the content of a specified custom column.
One feature we had hoped for that will not make the 3.3 release is the ability to use Custom columns within the Search syntax used by Calibre2opds. This has proved to be technically challenging to implement, but it will be kept on the roadmap as a potential feature for future releases.