Has anyone tried calibre from backports (2.75.1+dfsg-1~bpo8+1)?

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c30zD
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Has anyone tried calibre from backports (2.75.1+dfsg-1~bpo8+1)?

Post by c30zD » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:49 pm

I'm seriously considering upgrading my calibre to the newer version in jessie-backports, but I wanted to know if anyone has had any issues with it or if there's anything that I should be aware of.

My current version is 2.5.0+dfsg-1

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Re: Has anyone tried calibre from backports (2.75.1+dfsg-1~bpo8+1)?

Post by kevinthefixer » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:18 pm

Currently running 2.75.1 on a Debian Stretch installation, seems to work fine. What is wrong with the 2.50 version you have now? Somebody up the street has something shinier?

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Re: Has anyone tried calibre from backports (2.75.1+dfsg-1~bpo8+1)?

Post by c30zD » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:26 am

Thanks for the reply, kevinthefixer. Just a little thing: it's not 2.50, but 2.5, much older.

I'd say the biggest problem I've faced so far has been with the covers, as I can't download them. There's a plugin I want to try to generate them, but it always fails and one suggestion I found in the (calibre) forums is to upgrade calibre. There are also some other issues with covers, like when I mark an image to be the cover or create the cover page in the ebook editor, because it seems to work, but if I close the editor and reopen it, then the cover is modified to the default (a snapshot of the first page before editing it), thus destroying the original picture.

I've faced some other issues with downloading metadata or downloading books from within calibre, which no longer works, but this isn't that annoying.

Have you tried editing books, or adding a cover without downloading it? Does it work?

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