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Old 03-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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New Tools work with Kindle 4 PC/Mac 1.9.x

For those of you who are friends or followers of Apprentice Alf, version 5.0 is out. Check the usual locations.

Note, however, that Amazon's new file format is still somewhat problematical.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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The new KF8 format isn't problematic for the new Tools v5.0, but with the current version of calibre, as that hasn't yet been updated to properly read/convert the KF8 format.

The 5.0 tools seem to handle the changes made in Kindle for Mac/PC 1.9.x.

And for large Kindle files they seem to be a lot quicker!
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #5
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:07 AM   #6
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Anyone have a link for K for PC 1.9.1. Mine won't update. Think because in the past I said to skip this update. The Amazon site gives me 1.8.3.

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:17 PM   #8
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Kindle for PC Update Fiasco

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Turns out these negative changes were the result of programmer error, and Amazon has cancelled the 1.9.1 update and rolled back to version 1.8.3. This is now the only version you can download off the KDP website. Once the bugs are fixed, the next update will be 1.9.2.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:26 PM   #9
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If 1.9.2 breaks tools v5.0, I'll be cross!

I guess we'll just have to wait and see. (And keep a copy of 1.8.3 or 1.9.1 handy!)
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:29 PM   #10
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If 1.9.2 breaks tools v5.0, I'll be cross!

I guess we'll just have to wait and see. (And keep a copy of 1.8.3 or 1.9.1 handy!)
Personally I'm still using 1.4 .
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #12
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:12 PM   #13
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:55 PM   #14
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:08 PM   #15
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If 1.9.2 breaks tools v5.0, I'll be cross!

I guess we'll just have to wait and see. (And keep a copy of 1.8.3 or 1.9.1 handy!)
Now might be a good time to grab a copy of 1.8.3 while it's the current download. Just in case.

(Of course, I have copies of K4PC going all the way back to 1.2.1, so it's not an issue for me personally, but for those who got caught this time, go grab a copy of 1.8.3, just in case.)
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