Ubooquity 1.10.0

08 may 2016    Release


Ubooquity 1.10.0 is available.

Update: 1.10.0 has been replaced by 1.10.1 which contains a fix for reading secured PDF documents and prevents the usage of Java new color management library (LittleCMS) which is apparently absent from some systems.

New requirements

Starting with this version, Ubooquity requires Java 8.
(Java 7 support by Oracle stopped more than a year ago, time to upgrade !)

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed PDF rendering problem caused by some versions of Java (cf forum)
  • Fixed user authentication not working when shared folders are symbolic links (cf forum)

Detailed explanation

  • About PDF
    Apparently, the old library used by Ubooquity for PDF rendering has been broken by recent updates of Java (both 7 and 8). This library has been removed and all PDF (books and comics) are now renderend by an updated version of PDFBox, which happened to improve a lot recently.

    Among the consequences is a probable performance hit (CPU and memory) for some people as JPedal (the old library) was faster than PDFBox. On the other hand, almost all properly formed PDF can now be read online provided your device is powerful enough.
     
  • About symbolic links
    If activating user login prevented you from seeing your shared folders content (as described on the forum), you might have  shared (knowingly or not) a symbolic link instead of an actual directory.
    Ubooquity now supports symbolic links: to fix the issue, just edit and save your books/comics settings again.

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Ubooquity 1.9.1

21 february 2016    Release


Ubooquity 1.9.1 is available.

Mostly bug fixes:

  • The raw files section was not working anymore when running on Java 7 (Java 8 was not affected)
  • The epub reader settings window could not be closed on Chrome
  • Some comics were not displayed  when using user authentication and having autoscan disabled

Ubooquity now also reads ComicRack metadata files (ComicInfo.xml) even when they are not properly named (lower case).

 

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Ubooquity 1.9.0

06 february 2016    Release


Ubooquity 1.9.0 is available.

New features and improvements

  • Online epub reader
    You can now read epub files online the same way you already could with comics and PDF books.


     

Miscellaneous

  • The online comics reader manages double page splitting much better than before
  • Thumbnails dimensions are now limited in the default and Modern themes. You don't need to manually resize your custom folder images anymore
  • Better favicons for bookmarks
  • Ubooquity is now fullscreen on Android devices when launched from a home screen shortcut
  • Changed skin of the GUI (should me more usable on Linux)
  • Fixed reverse proxy for PDF books online reader
  • Raw files are now alphabetically sorted
  • New logs: scan statistics and online reader accessed books/comics

 

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