The One with the Thoughts of Frans

As one of the maintainers of KOReader, a versatile a document and image viewer, I'm proud to announce the latest release. Did you know that mosquitoes are supposed to crawl up into their winter holes by late September in northern hemispheres? If you didn't, don't feel bad, because apparently the mosquitoes don't know either. The weather's too mild which is confusing them. As always there have been many optimizations, most noteworthy this month the improved Japanese support thanks to @cyphar (#8312, #8372, #8446). Logo credit: @bubapet We'd like to thank all contributors for their efforts. Some highlights since the previous release include: Bookmarks: new settings and tweaks (#8301) @hius07 ReaderHighlight: allow updating a highlight drawing style (#8323) @hius07 Autowarmth: wording, help_text, menu tweaks (#8338, #8350, #8397) @zwim [plugin] Autowarmth: Fix sanity check for longitude (#8434) @zwim FileManager: no notification on successful file operations (#8330) @hius07 DocSettings/Purge .sdr: reword, don't purge other books (#8348) @poire-z Add initial support for Kobo Sage (Cadmus) (#8361) @mkozlows Support frontlight warmth on the Sage (#8366) @NiLuJe Initial support for the Kobo Libra 2 (#8367) @NiLuJe plugins: add Japanese Support plugin (#8312) @cyphar Bookmarks: icon by type, combined view, filter, bulk remove (#8347) @hius07 More Kobo Mk.8 tweaks (#8393) @NiLuJe crengine: CSS fixes and optimisations (#8427) @poire-z keyboard: japanese: switch to 12-key flick layout (#8372) @cyphar ReaderGoto: adds Go to % (#8395) @hius07 [plugin] Display OPDS download titles if available (#8441) @dgarrett DocSettings: fix settings not saved when book on read-only FS (#8448) @poire-z sdcv: update to include multiple results (#8446) @cyphar Full changelog — closed milestone issues
You can see many seagulls out and about this time of year, often even far inland. The biggest news this month may well be @zwim‘s new Autowarmth plugin.
It's been 18 years since Opera published their classic bork edition. I decided to revive Opera's classic bork script to protest artificial limitations to making websites appear like native apps on Android Chrome.
Traditionally, September cheese is made in — you guessed it — September. This is when the grass and milk are at their best. We hope this release won’t take as long to ripen though.
A kind soul has already taken care of everything over at pipewire-debian.
We now have a user guide thanks to @offset-torque‘s hard work. This should make it easier for new users to find their way across the program’s features.
Apparently action buttons have moved to the top now, even though people scan from the top left to the bottom right? xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Gtk/DialogsUseHeader -s false
It was a nice spring month with a great quantity of smaller bug fixes, but nothing huge. In other news, there's a new contrib repository that can more freely accept most user plugin submissions.
In a big step forward, this month @poire-z decided to add MathML support! In short, that means we can now read ourselves about Gaussian math in KOReader the way it was meant to be.
There have been many behind the scenes code cleanups and speed improvements, but the one thing that stood out most to me personally was the new show QR code plugin (#7310) contributed by @AntonLee. It's perfect to quickly check out an external link on your phone.
It's a new year, so we got ourselves a new haircut!
The biggest novelty this month is the reworked zoom functionality for paged documents.
In November we've mostly seen the usual batch of refinements and bug fixes. There are a couple of new plugins, and zombie states are now avoided on Android.
This month we've had more PocketBook fixes, and ToC ticks handling was simplified and thereby made better.
This month’s release addresses a few long-standing PocketBook platform issues to bring the experience more in line with other platforms.
Great news! My suggestion for segmented addressbars from Opera 11 Addressbar Revisited has been picked up by Vivaldi.
Ruby, better rotation handling, all updated calibre plugin, Hebrew.
This month we’ve seen quite a number of small improvements in various areas, such as support for book-specific style tweaks, support for ::before/after, an offline add link to Wallabag queue, as well as some Android fixes. Enjoy!
After updating to the latest Firefox ESR 68.8, my Firefox stopped autofilling the addressbar.
Good news for Kobo users! There’s a new launcher for apps and scripts called NickelMenu, and it’s supported starting with this version of KOReader.
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