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Old 07-19-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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Question about 0.7.9 - what does this mean?

I am currently at 0.7.6. However, browsing here and with some of the threads about icons, I was looking at the changelog and considering updating. But, I have one question. The changelog states:

A new toolbar button to choose/create different calibre libraries. Be careful using it if you also use custom columns.

Could anyone elaborate on what this means or what to be careful of? I mean, right now I only have one library and no particular plans to have a 2nd, but...I am using custom columns. What is the catch here if I did choose/create a 2nd library?
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
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It means that if your two libraries have different custom columns, you'll experience problems.
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I haven't fiddled with this at all, not needing more than one library (at least to any extent greater than what I can manage with tags) but does the new library setup process give you the option to duplicate the structure, with or without the content, of your original library?
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:24 PM   #4
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If you move your library, it will duplicate. If you create a new one, it wont.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:31 PM   #5
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So if I wanted a 2nd library and wanted to keep the same custom columns, is the procedure simply to create the 2nd library and then create the exact same columns before importing/adding any books from library 1? Or is there a file to move that contains the information about the custom columns that can be copied to the 2nd library?
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:39 PM   #6
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Just create the same custom columns. In any case the warning is temporary. In a few releases calibre should be able to handle multiple libraries with different custom columns gracefully.
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Cool. Thanks. I'm considering a 2nd library for those books I will probably never re-read or just wish I could forget I ever read. I should just delete them altogether (I'm talking some that were really, really bad) but just can't quite bring myself to do it...
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Cool. Thanks. I'm considering a 2nd library for those books I will probably never re-read or just wish I could forget I ever read. I should just delete them altogether (I'm talking some that were really, really bad) but just can't quite bring myself to do it...
I keep mine, identified with a tag called 'yecch' to make it easier to identify repeat offenders...
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I keep mine, identified with a tag called 'yecch' to make it easier to identify repeat offenders...
Yep...using a tag right now too...because sometimes that 1 star rating is just not low enough
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