Ubooquity 1.8.0

22 june 2015    Release

Ubooquity 1.8.0 is available.

Update: 1.8.0 has been replaced by 1.8.2 which contains a bug fix for the reverse proxy feature

New requirements

Starting with this version, Ubooquity requires Java 7 or later.

New features and improvements

  • Cache management
    Ubooquity now provides caching information to your browser. This will avoid unnecessary file transfers and save bandwith.
  • "host" option
    By default, Ubooquity binds itself to all available network interfaces. This new command line parameter allows you to specify the hostname Ubooquity should use when configuring its binding.
    Example: if you launch Ubooquity on your local machine (with the address, for instance), you will be able to access it with your browser on localhost:2202 and Now if you add "--host" to your command line, localhost:2202 won't work anymore.
  • "workdir" option
    This new command line parameter allows you to specify where Ubooquity should create its own files (database, logs, preferences, cache, etc). The "user.dir" method, sometime mentionned on the forum to achieve the same result, is not reliable. You should use the new setting instead.
  • Comics folder customization
    When displaying your comics grouped by folder, you can now add images and text to customize the appearance of theses folders. (cf forum request)

    Add a "folder.jpg" image (also works with png and gif) in your folder to have this image displayed instead of the usual cover.
    Add a "folder-info.html" file in your folder to have its HTML displayed on top of the content of the folder. The HTML can use other elements contained in the folder (like images, style sheets, etc) as long as their source path starts with "[[FOLDER]]" (e.g. src="http://vaemendis.net/ubooquity/[[FOLDER]]/dcComicsLogo1.png" ).
    If you want to give it a try, download this example folder. Unzip it, share it, and see how it's done.
    To use this new feature, "Folder metadata display" has to be enabled in the advanced options.
  • New comics reader
    The comics reader has been rewritten from scratch to make it more usable and add "fit to width/height" options, as well as an automatic split of double pages. (cf forum discussion)

  • New command line format
    Command line paramaters should now be passed with a "--" prefix instead of "-" (although the old syntax is still working). Here is the complete list of available parameters:
    Option                           Description
    ------                           -----------
    --debug                          Activate debug mode
    --headless                       Prevent Ubooquity from displaying a
                                       desktop user interface
    --help                           Display command line help
    --host <hostname or IP address>  Specify the hostname or IP address to
                                       which Ubooquity is going to bind
                                       itself to
    --port <Integer: Port number>    Specify on which Ubooquity is going to
    --webadmin                       Activate the web administration page
    --workdir <directory path>       Specify the working directory of
  • Extended exclusion pattern
    The settings previously called "Folder exclusion pattern" (now "Scan exclusion pattern") has been modified to include files as well. Now, any file or folder whose path matches the regular expression defined by this parameter will be ignored by Ubooquity. (cf forum request)

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed "raw files" not working on Linux/Mac OS (cf forum)
  • Fixed a problem with rendering PNG files using color type 6 (cf forum)
  • Fixed reverse proxy for OPDS feeds (cf forum)
  • Fixed database path bug (cf forum)
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes

Please note that the log format override method has changed (more specifically, the log configuration name has changed).

Get it on the download page