Sigil EPUB Ebook Editor Updated to 0.9.7 [Ubuntu PPA]

Last updated: October 31, 2016


Sigil, an open-source and multi-platform ebook editor, has reached the 0.9.7 release a day ago with some new features and various bug-fixes.

Sigil 0.9.7 is a mix of bug fixes and new features for both epub2 and epub3 users. It 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
  • Remove support for python2.7 only plugins and simply Manage Plugins settings
  • Update Windows and OS X builds to use Python 3.5.2
  • Update jquery to 2.2.4 and jquery.scrollTo to 2.1.2
  • Upgrade to double sized 48×48 pixel icons for High DPI displays
  • And various fixes. See more.


How to install Sigil 0.9.7 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and their derivatives, you can install / upgrade Sigil using this unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/sigil


2. To upgrade from a previous release, just launch Software Updater and install the updates after checking for updates:


Or install / upgrade Sigil via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install sigil flightcrew

(Optional) To uninstall Sigil 0.9.7 and downgrade to the original version in Ubuntu official repositories, simply run command to purge the PPA:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/sigil


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2 responses to Sigil EPUB Ebook Editor Updated to 0.9.7 [Ubuntu PPA]

  1. Hi Jim

    Just tried out your build of 0.9.7. Thanks for this! I built it last time I updated which went fine, but the checklist is a little tedious.

    I noticed though that it has this little libxml2 bug — Apparently you can now avoid it by adding -DBUILD_PATCHED_LIBXML2=1 to the cmake config command.