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Old 09-26-2010, 05:23 AM   #1
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Where is Calibre Roadmap?

I like calibre a lot. I used 6.42 (on Lucid) for two days after i found out there was 7.19 (.20) allready and installed that. A lot of improvements in there.

I miss some features that would improve or easen up some things (imho). Couldn't find a roadmap so here they are:

-Drag and drop books on Categories and apply category to those books. (for example, when dragging on label Science Fiction, apply label to all books dragged on it).

-Option to ignore labels when importing books. I rather use my own labelsystem instead of labels applied by unknown people.

-Sync to device. An option to give books some kind of toggle to sync with ereader the next time it is connected. (Like iTunes does with Ipods).

-In the experimental search and replace: add prefix and/or suffix and/or maybe with an option to count (for example [c], increase or decrease number or letter for every entry.

Anyways, Calibre is allready great, fell in love @ first use. No need to implement the above things if you don't want to. Or maybe there are allready threads that asked for these features. Sorry if that's so.

I will (and allready did) contribute with translations to Dutch.
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:51 AM   #2
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-In the experimental search and replace: add prefix and/or suffix and/or maybe with an option to count (for example [c], increase or decrease number or letter for every entry.
The search & replace has been heavily changed in the current beta, the changes are due to be released in the main version next week, as far as I know (I'm not part of development). I don't think that there's a counting option, but apart from that, it's an amazingly versatile function, with the option of different source/destination fields, appending and prepending, able to run some functions to influence upper-/lowercase and so on.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:24 AM   #3
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-Drag and drop books on Categories and apply category to those books. (for example, when dragging on label Science Fiction, apply label to all books dragged on it).
To be clear, you want to drag a book from the library display onto a tag in the tag browser (the list on the side), and have that tag put on the book?
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-Option to ignore labels when importing books. I rather use my own labelsystem instead of labels applied by unknown people.
Are you importing (adding) books or importing metadata?

If you are adding books, then the tags stored in that book's metadata are added with the book. If you don't want these, then:
- set the option to add a specific tag to newly-added books. (preferences -> behavior). For example, call this tag ANewBook
- add the books. They will have the tag ANewBook
- Search for all books with ANewBook, and select them.
- Using bulk metadata edit, select remove all tags.

If you are importing metadata, then don't import 'social metadata' and you won't get the tags.
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-Sync to device. An option to give books some kind of toggle to sync with ereader the next time it is connected. (Like iTunes does with Ipods).
To my knowledge, no current developer is interested in this feature.

My reason is that I most certainly do not want my entire library on my reader, but instead want a subset. To do this, I created a text column (call it #device) and put into it 'Transfer' (if I want the book on the device), 'Read', (if I don't and have read it), and 'Future' (if I will want to transfer it some day). If it is empty, I haven't decided yet.

I can find which books I need to send to the device by connecting my Sony and searching for
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ondevice:false and #device:=Transfer
Anything that search finds is not on the device.

I can find books on the device that shouldn't be there using
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ondevice:true and not #device:#transfer
Both of these are saved searchs.
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-In the experimental search and replace: add prefix and/or suffix and/or maybe with an option to count (for example [c], increase or decrease number or letter for every entry.
I don't know what you mean, add 'prefix', etc. You can already search for a prefix and add a prefix. What else do you want to do?

What is the purpose of count? If it is for series, you already have that. Series columns contain an index.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:14 AM   #4
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To be clear, you want to drag a book from the library display onto a tag in the tag browser (the list on the side), and have that tag put on the book?

Yes. Exactly! (or add it when other tags are allready there, or, for example, drop it on a publisher and update publisher in the bookto that publisher.)

Are you importing (adding) books or importing metadata?

If you are adding books, then the tags stored in that book's metadata are added with the book. If you don't want these, then:
- set the option to add a specific tag to newly-added books. (preferences -> behavior). For example, call this tag ANewBook
- add the books. They will have the tag ANewBook
- Search for all books with ANewBook, and select them.
- Using bulk metadata edit, select remove all tags.

Something like this, but with the option to delete all tags on import. (didn't know about the preferences part, must have missed it somewhere)


If you are importing metadata, then don't import 'social metadata' and you won't get the tags.

I do not import metadata. Only books. But it also keeps metadata if present and I would like some choice in that (about tags especially)

To my knowledge, no current developer is interested in this feature.


My reason is that I most certainly do not want my entire library on my reader, but instead want a subset. To do this, I created a text column (call it #device) and put into it 'Transfer' (if I want the book on the device), 'Read', (if I don't and have read it), and 'Future' (if I will want to transfer it some day). If it is empty, I haven't decided yet.

I do not want that either. I just want to sync the reader with the books that I added to some sort of sync-pool. With the options update and keep others on device, update and delete on device.

I can find which books I need to send to the device by connecting my Sony and searching for
Code:
ondevice:false and #device:=Transfer
Anything that search finds is not on the device.

I can find books on the device that shouldn't be there using
Code:
ondevice:true and not #device:#transfer
Both of these are saved searchs.

Thx for explaining. Will come in handy.

I don't know what you mean, add 'prefix', etc. You can already search for a prefix and add a prefix. What else do you want to do?

What is the purpose of count? If it is for series, you already have that. Series columns contain an index.

Just for handy sake. Some series require different reading then the order they were wrote in. For example when prequels came out later. Would be nice to add prefix to title or whatever to suit the correct order of reading.

Or with RSS-feeds converted to ebooks to tag them with date in front or after the title.

I don't know how all devices (or mine, the foxit for that matter, as I don't have it allready but later this week) read or sort series tags. I was aware of that tag, but I renamed all my titles in series with number in front of the title. Like Ringworld I Ringworld, Ringworld II The Ringworld Engineers etc.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:04 AM   #5
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:25 AM   #6
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Too many people do not realize that a significant part of the population is color blind to some degree or another. All my working life I fought with companies who thought it would be a bright idea to color code files, etc., until I convinced them it would hamstring as many as 10% of their employees. I was unable to get into apprenticeship programs for electrician and machinist/metal fabricator/welder because of my color blindness (red/blue/green). The company IO worked for did eventually relax the color blindness standards to apply only to the electrical trades but, by that time, I was too old too qualify (the age restriction was eventually shot down as being descriminatory but, again, by then I was too close to retirement to afford the pay cut if I entered the apprenticeship program). Sadly and oddly, even though colorblindness is one of the largest physical handicaps in terms of population percentage, it is not covered by the American Disabilities Act.
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Also, green (a more readable green) is conventionally used by our mods.

And I second the "don't post in green" bit. I still don't know what that said; my eyeballs are going "oooga oooga oooga" right now.
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It's hard to read that green even if you're not colorblind (You probably have an advantage on that one post)
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Because I work nights I've been asleep all day, but I just want to agree with you on strange colors in the forum. As soon as I see this I usually tune out and move on to another post.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:53 AM   #10
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Just for handy sake. Some series require different reading then the order they were wrote in. For example when prequels came out later. Would be nice to add prefix to title or whatever to suit the correct order of reading.

Or with RSS-feeds converted to ebooks to tag them with date in front or after the title.

I don't know how all devices (or mine, the foxit for that matter, as I don't have it allready but later this week) read or sort series tags. I was aware of that tag, but I renamed all my titles in series with number in front of the title. Like Ringworld I Ringworld, Ringworld II The Ringworld Engineers etc.
You can now do all of these with the plugboard feature, available since calibre 0.7.21.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:13 AM   #11
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Very nice! Thank you for being so fast with such a request. Calibre was allready great without it, it's a recommend to all-app.

(sorry about the colored reply's. have no difficulty myself reading it but I will only post black next time).
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