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Calibre2opds version 3.0 is up !

This is a major new release as is reflected by the list of changes shown below :

  • New: OPDS 1.1 compatibility
  • New: Experimental support for creating and using a search index in HTML catalogs
  • New: support for Featured Books sub-catalog
  • New: Support for custom catalog sections (based on Calibre searches)
  • New: Support for including links to external catalogs
  • New: Current profile now displayed on main screen
  • New: Support for suppressing the generation of the Recent Books sub-catalog.
  • New: Support for suppressing the generation of the Authors sub-catalog.
  • New: Support for suppressing the generation of the Series sub-catalog.
  • New: Support for suppressing the generation of the Recent Books sub-catalog.
  • New: Support for controlling whether Series information shown in Book Details
  • New: Support for controlling whether Tag information shown in Book Details
  • New: Support for controlling whether Publisher information shown in Book Details
  • New: A catalog generation run that has started can be cancelled
  • New: Use Calibre style searches in a number of places.
  • New: Maximum length of books summary can now be specified
  • New: Split by letter now splits to further levels.
  • New: Option to Control maximum number of levels for Split By letter
  • New: #751211: Allow use of External icons for catalog sections
  • New: Reset options added for URL’s used for book external links
  • New: #c20-49: Improve navigation consistency in HTML catalogs
  • New: German Localization
  • New: User supplied Resource files can be used. In particular this will allow for customization of the look-and-feel aspects of the HTML catalogs.
  • Change: Internal logging improved. This should help with diagnosing faults
  • Change: Series name/number is now at start of Books summary
  • Change: Icons used are now higher resolution and this look better on high quality screens
  • Change: Special compatibility modes removed. Stanza which was main driver for this feature is now effectively a defunct product (and the 3.2 release works with OPDS comaptibility).
  • Change: Replace the settings for the tags to be included with the new Calibre filter feature.
  • Change: Improvements to home folder redirection. Detail now logged when used.
  • Fix: #806869 Russian text in comments field not displayed correctly
  • Fix: #831976 Accented characters not displaying correctly in comments
  • Fix: #836797 Null pointer exception trying to run calibre2opds in commandline mode.
  • Fix: #840830 Command line not working in Windows
  • Fix: #c20-56 Fix handling of multiple authors in OPDS catalogs
  • Fix: Missing catalog.xml file in Nook/Trook mode
  • Fix: Books summaries were not being displayed in book lists in HTML catalogs
  • Fix: Ensure temporary files deleted even if fatal error during generation.
  • Fix: Many other small bug fixes. In particular ones that caused fatal errors during generation are now trapped wherever possible and the run allowed to continue after logging details about the issue.

As soon as I’ll find more time, I’ll make a few in-depth articles about these new features !

In the meantime, enjoy this new release. Dave worked hard to make this possible, so please join me in congratuling him !

-David.

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WIP: OPDS 1.1

I don’t have much time, so this post will be real quick…

One of the big new features of the upcoming version 3.0 is that it will be strictly OPDS 1.1 compliant. This means that, unfortunately, non-compliant client software (who said Stanza ?) won’t be supported anymore, but also that we will fully provide newer clients with all the new features OPDS 1.1 offers.

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WIP: custom catalogs

Be gentle, this is my first post in the “Work in progress” series…

The new OPDS 1.1 standard introduces a new “featured books” concept, which I wanted to implement. And, while we were at it, I thought that you (the user) will be happy to choose which books are listed in this “featured books” catalog.

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