Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sigil 0.4.0β3

The third beta of 0.4.0 is now in the downloads area. Changelog follows:

  • added a workaround for loading broken epub files that use the incorrect mimetype for the NCX (issue #815)
  • fixed a rare issue with loading epub files with OPF's that had the XML version set to 1.1, but also had other attributes in the XML declaration (issue #812)
  • fixed an issue with entries appearing at random in the TOC after a split on SGF markers is followed up with "Generate TOC from headings" request (issue #804)
  • fixed an issue with files not appearing in the Book Browser after a split on SGF markers (issue #816)
  • fixed a regression that caused the auto-cover-setting heuristics to unset covers when they are already set (issue #806)
  • opening an HTML file now automatically builds a TOC from the headings
  • fixed a regression that caused the Add Semantics menu to stop working (issue #807)

Again, keep the bug reports coming. :)

16 comments:

  1. It would be nice to have the beta number on the "about" box. Like, "4.0.3". I always check the about to make sure I successfully updated the program, and there's no way to tell beta versions apart.

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  2. There's a "build time" entry in the About box.

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  3. Thanks so much for Sigil! The latest beta seems to be throwing a lot of weird errors (mainly about sources not being used or in the manifest) about temp files when I check it. However if I run the same epub through FlightCrew, it gets a clean bill of health. Any ideas?

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  4. @jeremy You mean something like this? http://code.google.com/p/sigil/issues/detail?id=813

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  5. Well I have worked with the latest version some and like the fact I can now create an EPUB in Atlantis Word Processor and then edit it in Sigil without losing the TOC.

    I had been using EpubFixer prior to this for a few weeks, so my need for this udpate had somewhat diminished.

    While I thought I wasn't going to need Epub Fixer anymore, I realize that I will need it for those occasions where I need to add or modify a TOC Header. As you know Atlantis uses p tags for headers, so I can't just create a new header with an h tag unless I do it for the entire book. Otherwise I will lose the TOC when I select "Generate TOC from headings".

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  6. @Strahinja Hmm, that link doesn't seem to work? 403 from google.

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  7. @Jeremy Link works just fine, I tried it just now.

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  8. Weird! I've tried multiple browsers (signed into my google account) over here and all are reporting a 403 error. Not sure what's up, but seems like a permissions thing. Here's a screenshot: http://d.pr/stmB

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  9. You didn't say it was a permission error :)
    Now I see, the issue is marked as private so only the original issue reporter and I can see the bug report.

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  11. Ahh, makes sense, heh. So, after all that, I just reran the epub checker in Sigil on that same file, and it's working fine now. So either a computer reset fixed it, or Sigil heard me talking about it and fixed itself :). What's a bit odd is that I was getting the errors on two different machines (both running b3).

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  12. I just took an EPUB that someone gave me that had NO TOC, opened it in SIGIL and assigned h2 headings to all the chapter titles. I then used the button "generate TOC from headings". It appeared to work since they were all displaying in the navigation panel. However, when I tried to click on them from the panel it didn't take me to the desired heading. I then saved the EPUB and opened it with the Calibre EPUB viewer and had the same problem: the TOC displays but when you click on the heading it doesn't take you there.

    I am using SIGIL 4.0. QT 4.7.2 built on March 24th at 6:59:36 UTC.

    While I can't send you the EPUB I can send you the toc file if you want.

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  13. @nards http://code.google.com/p/sigil/wiki/ReportingIssues

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  14. Sorry. I will follow procedure in the future.

    P.S.
    I did resolve the problem by opening the file in version 3.4 and then saving it.

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  15. Sigil 0.3.4 is a great thing !! But Sigil 0.4 can open existing TOC with more then 6 levels !! However after I split on SGF markers my old TOC it stops to work correctly. Then I need to generate new TOC from headings and again I lose all levels above 6. Take this into consideration in new version, please. Thanks for excellent tool !! Best regards from Poland :)

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  16. I should add that InDesign CS5 builds TOC with up to 10 levels when you export document to ePub. The first six levels is based on tags h1-h6. After exporting from InDesign, I like to make some changes in ePub files using Sigil, but in such case I lost all levels over 6 in TOC. Sigil is very useful for me but it has this one defect :).

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