Ubooquity 2.1.1, minor release

22 september 2017    Release


Ubooquity 2.1.1 is available.

This is a minor release: a few bug fixes and a few very specific features.
To upgrade, just stop Ubooquity and replace the Ubooquity.jar file.

 

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Change log

Bug fixes:

  • fixed a bug preventing bookmark saving on Ubooquity server for PDF files shared in the "books" section
  • fixed log display issue on administration page
  • fixed wrong MIME type for some "folder info" resources

New features:

  • prevent Ubooquity from responding to HTTP CONNECT requests
  • add FictionBook (FB2) ebook format support
  • add Comic Book Info metadata support for CBZ files (with a small variation compared to the specs: Ubooquity expects boolean instead of "YES/NO" in the credits.primary field)

 

 


Ubooquity 2.1.0

08 july 2017    Release


Ubooquity 2.1.0 is available.

This is the first 2.x stable version. If you were still using version 1.x, you should now be able to upgrade without taking too big a risk. And in any case, should you need them, previous versions are still available for download.

 

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Change log

(since 2.0.2)

  • Fixed PDF wrong MIME type
  • Added link to the library on the admin page
  • Added public preferences access through user API ( /public-api/preferences )
  • Added option to prevent database removal of unavailable root folders
  • Added limited support for AZW and AZW3 files
  • Added page up/down keyboard shortcut in comics reader
  • Modified the bookmark API to include update date in bookmark

If you upgrade from Ubooquity 1.x, read the 2.0.0 release notes, as they contain important information about database and preferences format changes (in a nutshell, you'll have to reconfigure Ubooquity and rescan your collection).

The documentation has also been updated to reflect 2.x modifications.


Ubooquity 2.0.2 BETA

24 april 2017    Release


Ubooquity 2.0.2 is available.
This version fixes bugs found in 2.0.0 thanks to your messages in the forum.
This version is still considered BETA. Wait for 2.1.0 if you want a stable version.

 

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Change log

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed crash at startup on platform where JavaFX library is not available
  • Fixed empty, unnecessary page in OPDS feed when total number of items is a multiple of pagination number
  • Fixed unreachable folder info resources
  • Make web server more resilient to invalid keystore
  • Fixed file download from OPDS feeds

Improvements:

  • Add support for custom script in user themes (just add a file named themeScript.js at the root of your theme, it will be included in all pages served by Ubooquity, except for the online reader and admin page)
  • Add option to display metadata title instead of filename

 


Ubooquity 2.0.0 BETA

14 april 2017    Release


It's been a while (almost a year), but a new version of Ubooquity is available, with a few caveats and important remarks:

  • Due to the deep modifications that have been made, this version is to be considered a BETA, with potentially a few more bugs than usual.
  • Preferences file format and database structure have changed: you will loose your settings and a full rescan of your collection will be required. You might as well install this version in a new directory and keep the previous one (not running at the same time though, or don't use the same ports).
  • This new version has to be configured using the web interface: the previous desktop UI has been almost completely removed, keeping only the bare minmum so that you can launch it without using the command line if you don't want to.
  • Ubooquity now uses two different ports: one for the administration page, the other for your library.
  • The Modern theme is now the default theme.

Now if you feel a bit adventurous, you can download the new version using the link below (the one on the "Download" page is still the last stable 1.10.1 version).
Also, if you post messages about this version on the forum, please mention this is Ubooquity 2.0.0, not 1.10.0, thanks !
 

Download Ubooquity 2.0.0 BETA
 

Here is the detailed list of changes.

New features and improvements

  • New internal HTTP server: NanoHTTPD has been replaced by Jetty. This should fix issues related to HTTP headers and connections.
  • Bookmarks synchronisation: bookmarks are now saved on the server. You can start reading a book or a comic on a device and resume your reading on another one. Previous mechanism (saving bookmarks in cookies) can still be activated in the advanced settings.
  • New UI: preferences have to be managed using the new web UI (which is now available on a separate port).
    The desktop UI is now a simple launcher, with a few limited options.

      
     
  • Command line options have changed a bit too.

    Type java -jar Ubooquity.jar --help to get a description of the available commands:
     
    Option                                 Description
    ------                                 -----------
    --adminport <Integer: Admin page port  Specify on which port Ubooquity
      number>                                administration page will be available
    --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
    --libraryport <Integer: Library port   Specify on which port Ubooquity
      number>                                library will be available
    --remoteadmin                          Allow access to the administration
                                             page from a remote machine
    --workdir <directory path>             Specify the working directory of
                                             Ubooquity

Miscellaneous

  • Unreadable files are now ignored.
  • Empty folders are now completely ignored as well.
  • As mentionned before, the default theme is now "Modern". The legacy black theme will be provided as a stand-alone theme later.
  • Comic metadata improvements. New fields are parsed: publisher, alt series, alt series index. Integration and display is not complete yet, though.
  • Books and comics are now displayed using their file name instead of the title found in the metadata.
  • Exclusion patterns have been simplified; the pattern does not have to match the whole path anymore.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the fonts used by the online Epub reader from being properly extracted during Ubooquity startup.
  • Fixed PDF description field set to "null" when metadata is not found.
  • Fixed some PDF and Epub parsing issues.
  • Fixed  bug that prevented the reading of comics with a capitalized extension.
  • Fixed cropped image when displaying comic pages in original size (in the comics online reader)
  • Fixed font selector missing update in book reader
  • Fixed OPDS sorting issue for OPDS client which did not respect the provided entries order
  • And a few other minor ones...

 

I'll probably publish a few additional 2.0.x versions with bug fixes and small new features.
If you want a more stable version, wait for 2.1.0.


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.

Get it on the download page