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Old 06-28-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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Question umm Calibre -- which number should I use?

I guess I missed the boat.

I downloaded Calibre 7.2 when I got my Sony (about three weeks ago).

Three days ago I downloaded 7.4. Yesterday I downloaded 7.5

Now, I see something about another one, and another one on the way? I must have missed six somewhere.

So, I have around 30 books I saved to desktop to download. Do I wait for the 7.8 to come out (when will that be) or just go ahead and download the books.
Is there a bug (not the virus type) in the 7.5 that got lose and needs to be caught or what.

I gather that the guy who created Calibre is a complete total GENIUS, but everyone has an off day or two. So, I am assuming (and probably making an ass out of myself) that is what is going on.

Anyhow, do I download my books or just wait a couple of days?

Janette
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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I guess I missed the boat.

I downloaded Calibre 7.2 when I got my Sony (about three weeks ago).

Three days ago I downloaded 7.4. Yesterday I downloaded 7.5

Now, I see something about another one, and another one on the way? I must have missed six somewhere.

So, I have around 30 books I saved to desktop to download. Do I wait for the 7.8 to come out (when will that be) or just go ahead and download the books.
Is there a bug (not the virus type) in the 7.5 that got lose and needs to be caught or what.

I gather that the guy who created Calibre is a complete total GENIUS, but everyone has an off day or two. So, I am assuming (and probably making an ass out of myself) that is what is going on.

Anyhow, do I download my books or just wait a couple of days?

Janette
Your library remains intact through program Upgrades.
So go ahead and start working on your library.

Read the changelog notes.
Some changes fix bugs. Some add improvemnts or support for newer devices.
Not all changes may affect you, therefore need not be done.
(No xyz reader?, don't use format stu?... Not needed). OTOH, if you have issues with your rig, and a Bug Fix, gets done, you might consider doing the upgrade

You can upgrade as desired . The Library remains intact.
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:39 PM   #3
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Calibre is a program in active development (note the 0.x numbering). There is generally a new public build released every week. Some of them add major features and some fix minor bugs; check the changelog to see what any given update does. Every so often, a significant bug does get in; if so, there will be bugfix releases outside the normal schedule.

I've been using calibre a bit over 4 months, since 0.6.41. The number of features that have been added in that time is just amazing. So, grab the latest version, install same, and keep on keepin' on. You'll get used to doing this on a weekly basis.
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Old 06-28-2010, 03:30 PM   #4
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If your current install of calibre does everything you want, don't upgrade. Keep an eye on the changelog, if you see something you really want or a bug fix that affects you, upgrade.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:06 PM   #5
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Three days ago I downloaded 7.4. Yesterday I downloaded 7.5
I think v7.5 is not a good version to use if you are importing new books in html format. I believe v7.6 has fixed the html import bug.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:24 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone,

Umm, as to html, I don't think so. Technical computer jargon is Greek to me. Talk psychology and I can follow you, but this stuff I am lost in.

Main goal is to download books; classicals and others from various genres. Also to download pdfs from professional articles for classwork. So, I don't know if anything will be html or not.
Looks like I need to do some more research. Looks like by the time I figure it all out, I will be able to pass computer class 101.
Anyhows, thanks for the help.

Janette

just remembered, I did yesterday go to the calibre site and read a lot of "stuff". Copied it to a word doc so I could read it and learn to understand it better. Will keep checking the site (it is bookmarked) to keep up to date.

Thanks again

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Old 06-28-2010, 10:36 PM   #7
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I downloaded Calibre 7.2 when I got my Sony (about three weeks ago).

Three days ago I downloaded 7.4. Yesterday I downloaded 7.5
Everyone keeps talking about the change log. Here's the link check it out.

Calibre has a history of being updated about once every 8 days but this last change from 06.55 to 0.7.x was major and it has required swift adjustment in the features and bug fixes. So you dropped into Calibre in the middle of a small storm.

Hopefully with version 0.7.6 the changes on the Sony side will settle out and we can all go back to being blissfully ignorant about the complexities that go into making this work.
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