Additional info. It looks like my above remaining problem with fw2.5.1 is even more niche than I thought.
If I have both of these conditions then I get some books not recognised by calibre after the 2nd connect:
- a plugboard containing series info
- epub tweaking between initial download and calibre disconnect
However, if I have one but not the other then there is no apparent problem (I didn't try with enough books to be 100% certain). My guess is that most people won't be doing both of the above. Do you have any insight into why these 2 conditions combined might create the 'undetected' problem? I would have thought that book matching used the book id rather than author/title metadata, but maybe not.
If I want both, I'm going to have to find a way to tweak the epubs before send-to-device. As you suggested, the neatest way would be for me to try something similar to jgoguen's device plugin clone. Whilst I have limited (very
) Python skills that get me by, trying to unravel the depth and mysteries of calibre classes has never ended well before (akin to being in the middle of a labyrinth with no string attached
) Maybe I'll pluck up the courage to have another go.
I suppose I could also clone my on-device books to a separate calibre mini-library, do the tweaks there, then send-to-device. Easy enough to do initially, but an unwanted, dreary maintenance chore.
Finally, I tried all the earlier tests on my new Aura, with pristine, unsullied database. The results were all the same as before, so I'm not going to bother doing a factory reset of the Glo to see if that makes a difference.
Edit: Managed to cobble together a workaround. Not as elegant as a bespoke device driver but it'll do.