Thanks again for the feedback!
as I said in the other thread, yep. we are still working on the external libraries so they have the same features as the device one.
Next chapter doesn’t work
We are working on this. It’s not as easy as it might look because external libraries might cease to exist (because you lose the connection to it) and also the next issue might not be in the library anymore (if you delete it on the server-side). Solving that problem is not technically trivial, and we decided to skip that feature for now. On the device is much easier to calculate because we have more control over the files and where they are.
We are working on a solution though.
Downloaded collections doesn’t show up locally
This one is not a bug or a missing feature is more of a conscious product decision. If you want those files to appear on your device library you can “Copy to my [device]”. That would bring the import interface up and you’ll be able to use it as a regular import picker.
But downloading a comic from an external library simply caches the file locally for local access, but they won’t appear in the device library. This is because it’s impossible to predict the server organization and make it match your local library. If you download a comic, where should it appear in your local library? Also, servers have multiple navigation paths to reach the same content. Komga for instance could show “All Series > Spider-Man” but also “All publishers > Marvel > Spider-Man”, or “All Libraries > Comics > Spider-Man”. What folder structure should be replicated in your library? What happens if you already have a collection with the same name? Should we add them to it? create a separate one with a different name?
There are too many unknowns and decisions to make on your behalf so we decided to leave that decision to the user.
We are also considering users that want to use their OPDS server as their main library and ignore the local library completely. Or keep them separated whatever the reason.
So yeah… even though we considered that option. We thought that it would be better to keep them as it is now. External libraries navigations are cached locally. So, even if you don’t have an internet connection, you should be able to navigate through your server on previously visited paths. Also, you can create favorites to external locations.