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Metal Heart ([personal profile] baggyeyes) wrote in [community profile] ebooks2011-11-18 10:32

A KDE Dev finds a flaw in Calibre's mount system

A KDE developer discovered a serious security flaw in the way Calibre mounts eBook readers and tablets. The resulting bug list discussion was surprising, to say the least.

http://blog.zx2c4.com/702

I have to say, even though the mount system was removed, I can't say I have much confidence in Calibre's developer right now.
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[personal profile] jumpuphigh 2011-11-19 09:35 (UTC)(link)
What does he think we all are, stupid?

Yes.

Also, I really hate how Calibre organizes its library. It is not how I would do it at all.
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[personal profile] valiha 2011-11-19 14:19 (UTC)(link)
Right now I just use it to convert my fics, although I dislike how it adds css styling to each and every single paragraph. What's the point of that?
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[personal profile] valiha 2011-11-19 17:57 (UTC)(link)
Windows, and I'd be interested in finding a good alternative for conversion as well.
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[personal profile] valiha 2011-11-19 18:24 (UTC)(link)
I'm familiar with Sigil and have used it extensively, but it doesn't covert several fics automatically: you can import a single html file, insert images and chapter breaks and save as epub, or you can build an epub yourself. It will recognize any mistakes in coding you make and correct them, but it's not made for bulk conversions. It's mostly for checking and correcting pre-existing epubs. It's ben a long time since I used eCub, but I think it also can do only one book at a time.

The advantage of calibre is the multiple files conversion (and stripping DRM through use of plugins). That is the one thing I can't give up on, since the time I can set aside for editing and converting my fics is extremely limited. I will check Sanza Desktop, thank you for the link, and if it can do that, I'll be very happy using it.