|06-28-2010, 03:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: Sony 900BC
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?
|06-28-2010, 03:25 PM||#2|
Well trained by Cats
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT,Galaxy Tab 2
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.
|06-28-2010, 03:39 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2010
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.
|06-28-2010, 04:30 PM||#4|
creator of calibre
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
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.
|06-28-2010, 09:06 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Device: Sony PRS-350, Kobo AuraHD/Aura6"/AuraH2O/GloHD/AuraOne
|06-28-2010, 09:24 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: Sony 900BC
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.
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.
Last edited by JLYates; 06-28-2010 at 09:30 PM. Reason: adding more and grammer
|06-28-2010, 11:36 PM||#7|
US Navy, Retired
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
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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