Leaving Sigil in the Hands of New Maintainers

As of today I’m retiring from being part of Sigil. Nothing nefarious just lack of time (mainly) and motivation. This doesn’t mean the end of Sigil. Kevin Hendricks and Doug Massay have been working on Sigil with me for months now. I’m leaving it in their very capable hands. To accommodate this transition I’ve created […]

Sigil 0.8.6 Released

This release is a maintenance release of the 0.8.x series and fixes a few critical bugs that could cause Sigil to crash. You can find binary packages here and the change log, here. Finally, the sha256 checksum for the checksum file is 732773ec4fc73ab2ba29584130833b53d96c6c1296c433d889f2cd4b55d565be. The Mac package is signed by my signing key (John Schember) and […]

Sigil and BookView Research Update

As many Sigil users know, Sigil has a WYSIWYG editor portion. It’s also in my mind substandard. It gets the job done for quick edits but it’s not as full featured as I’d like. Especially when I’m used to using editors like WordPress’s editor. Back in 2012 I started researching updating the BookView editor. This […]

Sigil 0.8.4 Released

With only one day after the 0.8.3 release 0.8.4 is being released. My deepest apologies because this means there is a bad bug. Admittedly it will only impact a very small amount of users but it was big enough to warrant a new release. Unfortunately during refactoring of “remove all plugins” code the actual remove […]

Sigil 0.8.3 Released

This is a big maintenance release. One of the biggest in long time. I highly recommend upgrading because while functionality wise not much has changed a lot of work went into improving stability Most if not all of the credit goes to Kevin Hendricks (KevinH on MobileRead). He spent a lot of time fixing every […]

Sigil 0.8.2 Released

This is a small bug fix release that mainly address the plugin framework. A lot of work has been done to enhance and solidify the Python integration. Finally a new validation plugin type was added so a validation plugin can pass validation results to the built in validation pane. As usual the binary and source […]

Why I Love and Hate Linux Distros

The Good Parts I’m a big open source advocate and spend quite a bit of my spare time contributing to various open source projects. Everything form managing full projects such as Sigil, and KDocker. Also, heavily contributing to projects such as calibre. As well as doing one off patches and filing bug reports to various […]

Sigil 0.8.1 Released

Sigil 0.8.1 is now available! This is a bug fix release. See the Changelog for a full list of changes. Also, the source package directory structure has changed a bit. A number of files that were top level have been put into a docs subdirectory. Further, the source zip package is now putting the everything […]