Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How To Install Calibre 2.74 on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

   Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. Calibre 2.X version is the most powerful release of the Calibre ebook software. The e-book editor supports Android phones, tablets on OS X and support for touchscreen windows tablets.

Calibre 2.74 Changelog:
New Features
  •     Amazon metadata download: Allow downloading from as well. To use go to Preferences->Metadata download and customize the amazon plugin to download from
  •     Edit Book: Allow disabling the ‘Files already arranged into folders’ message popup
Bug Fixes
  •     Edit Book: Fix selected text not being fully highlighted when using the solarized color schemes.
  •     calibredb: Fix CSV output for the check_library command not being properly escaped
  •     Fix subsetting of fonts whose names start with ‘and’ not working
  •     Fix a regression in 2.72 that broke the –start-in-tray command line option.
  •     Fix third party plugins that create dynamic context menus not working in linux
  •     DOCX Input: Fix images wider than 50% of the page width being incorrectly right aligned even when anchored to the center of the page.
  •     Catalog generation: Ensure all citation keys in BiBTeX catalogs have only ascii characters.
  •     Get Books: Update ebookpoint and legimi plugins for website changes
  •     EPUB3 metadata: Ensure updating metadata never produces empty dc:contributor elements.
  •     DOCX Output: Fix an error when converting tables with spanning cells.
  •     Nicer error message if the user tries to import data while the content server is running
Improved news sources
  •     Frontline
  •     Korea Herald
  •     Pagina 12
  •     Edge Conversations
  •     Kitsapun
  •     Mobile Nations
  •     NME
  •     Security Watch
  •     Sign on SD
  •     Star Advertiser
  •     tyzden
Installation instructions:

     Run the following commands in Terminal to install Calibre 2.74 on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and other Ubuntu Derivatives:

$ sudo -v && wget -nv -O- | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failedn'); exec(; main()"

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