Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Install Sigil EPub Ebook Editor 0.9.7 in Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10

EPub Reader For Linux (Ubuntu and Derivatives System) - For some reasons we need to open an electronic book in your computer. So we'll need to use an application specifically to read ePub. Sigil is one of ePub reader that available for Linux.

It's a free, open source application, multi-platform eBook editor and designed to edit books in e-Pub format for both ePub 2 and ePub 3. Sigil available for major operating system including Linux, Mac, and Windows.

How to Install and Update Sigil ePub Ebook Editor in Linux

Sigil licensed under the GPLv3. Three days ago, Sigil has updated to 0.9.7 with some new features and bug fixes.

Bug Fixes

  • Allow tags in the svg and mathml namespace to automtically self-close if empty to help work around a bug in Kindlegen that will not seem to accept a closing svg image tag even though image is non-void
  • Prevent TextTab from constantly recentering page when focus is lost
  • Fix bugs in plugin basename_to_id when used with xpgt files or any unrecognized extensions
  • Fix typos in pls mimetype in plugins
  • Fix code synchronization issues among 3 places where file extensions are mapped to mimetypes
  • Fix plugin readotherfile interface to rebuild the opf on the fly only if it has been modified
  • And many more

Also on Linuxslaves :

New Features

  • Extend validation plugin interface with add_extended_result() method to allow better cursor positioning
  • Extend TextTab and Tabs derived by it to position cursor based on offset
  • Allow editing of page-map.xml files, xpgt files and other misc xml based files inside Sigil
  • Update Windows builds use Python 3.5.2, VS2015
  • Make the columns in the Manage Plugins table be sortable by the user
  • Make tooltips for Run Plugin Icons show the name of the selected plugin on hover
  • And many more

Head to its GitHub project for more details about the change-log.

Installing Sigil 0.9.7 in Ubuntu Xenial and Yakkety

For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus and Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak and its derivatives system, you can easily install  or upgrade Sigil via PPA. So all you need is active internet connection and follow this instructions :

Step 1 - Open terminal from Unity dash or simply press Ctrl+Alt+T and add this PPA :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/sigil

Type your password when it prompted then press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel adding it.

Step 2 - You can now open Software updater to update from previous version,  or run the command below from the terminal window :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sigil flightcrew

Once installed, open it via Ubuntu dash or other app launcher :

Open Sigil Form Ubuntu Unity Dashboard

Please note Sigil-0.9.7 still enforces the need for epub3 to have and support an NCX so that it generates as backward a compatible epub as possible. This may be relaxed in future releases.

That's all I can write about how to install Sigil, an open source ePub reader for Ubuntu Linux and derivatives. Hope it was helpful for you. Thanks for visiting Linuxslaves!

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