Some news about Calibre in Debian: I have been added to the list of maintainers, thanks Martin, and the recent release of Calibre 3.4 into Debian/unstable brought some fixes concerning the desktop integration. Now I am working on Calibre 3.5.
Calibre 3.5 separates out one module, html5-parser, into a separate package which needs to be included into Debian first. I have prepared and uploaded a version, but NEW processing will keep this package from entering Debian for a while. Other things I am currently doing is going over the list of bugs and try to fix or close as many as possible.
Finally the endless Rar support story still continues. I still don’t have any response from the maintainer of unrar-nonfree in Debian, so I am contemplating to package my own version of libunrar. As I wrote in the previous post, Calibre now checks whether the Python module unrardll is available, and if, uses it to decode rar-packed ebooks. I have a package for unrardll ready to be uploaded, but it needs the shared library version, and thus I am stuck waiting for unrar-nonfree.
Anyway, to help all those wanting to play with the latest Calibre, my archive nowadays contains:
- preliminary packages for Calibre 3.5
- updated package for unrar-nonfree that ship the shared library
- the new pacakge unrardll to be uploaded after unrar-nonfree is updated
- the new package html5-parser which is in NEW
Together these packages provide the newest Calibre with Rar support.
deb http://www.preining.info/debian/ calibre main deb-src http://www.preining.info/debian/ calibre main
The releases are signed with my Debian key 0x6CACA448860CDC13