[Slackbuilds-users] Calibre

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 20:00:32 UTC 2015

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On 04/02/2015 01:15 PM, Willy Sudiarto Raharjo wrote:

> Since the maintainer wanted to keep maintainership and also willing
> to upgrade to newer version when next Slackware release has the
> required dependencies, let's just keep a single version of calibre
> in SBo.
> Although it's possible to have both of them in the repository, it 
> would be problematic when someday in the future the original 
> maintainer want to upgrade to the new version that uses Qt5 and by 
> then we will have a duplicate version.
> Besides, the old 1.48 still work
> just my thought
> -- Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

I agree with Willy. I have a great heaping epub collection (and
growing, damn you Humble Book Bundle!). Many of the new features of
the 2.x series are nifty but not really required for ebook management.
 I also haven't bumped into any bug issues with the Nook, and the
iPhone can pull in ebooks just fine via the built-in web server.  Note
that the bug fixes in 2.x pretty much relate to QT5 and other newly
introduced features.

For the curious, the big changes from 1.0 to 2.0 are here:

That said, YMMV, especially for newer ereader devices for which
Calibre adds support in 2.x.

Besides, the new Slackware-XX release is "due any time now."

- -Ed

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