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Version 0.1.0 published (23. Feb 2011)

Postby Raimond » Wed 23. Feb 2011, 22:23

Hi everyone,

it took me some time but there's the new version.
I've added a new Fanfictionpage, fixed a lot of bugs and I've also included a GUI to view all downloaded stories.


Have fun with it!

Rai

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Re: Version 0.1.0 published (23. Feb 2011)

Postby pookakitten » Thu 24. Feb 2011, 01:00

New version works great. I've already taken advantage of the fact I can control the file names to put it in the form Calibre likes.

I like the new download history GUI. I'm looking forward to the ability to check for updates is implemented.

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Re: Version 0.1.0 published (23. Feb 2011)

Postby Raimond » Thu 24. Feb 2011, 20:48

I'm also very curious how this feature will look like in the future.
We'll see how long it takes to include everything. (The "Delete" Button took 2 hours today)

Rai

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Re: Version 0.1.0 published (23. Feb 2011)

Postby pookakitten » Thu 24. Feb 2011, 21:08

It'll get done when it gets done, eh?

I'm not sure how to rename it, but the column "Last Updated (DL)" is confusing. Maybe "Last Downloaded Revision" and the other column "Current Revision"? What I would do is automatically check the update square if those two values are different. Maybe bold the line.

This American has to take a moment to make sense of the date in Day-Month-Year format. Is it possible to format dates based on the operating system's defaults? If not, no big deal. I'm a big girl and can adapt. :) I'm not a programmer so I have no idea what things can be done easily.

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Re: Version 0.1.0 published (23. Feb 2011)

Postby Raimond » Thu 24. Feb 2011, 21:48

Hi,

I've changed the naming to "Downloaded Revision" and "Current Revision"
If there's a difference then it'll be bold.
I took the quick'nDirty way for the date...And then I've even mixed it with the german way to display a date. I'll think about it. I hope nobody kills me if I delete the saved history table.

I just got bored with the update-script and now I'm playing with a way to modify the "look and feel" of the stored files....

Rai

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Re: Version 0.1.0 published (23. Feb 2011)

Postby pookakitten » Fri 25. Feb 2011, 00:25

You're the boss, though I do like the download history table. Maybe keep it on the back burner.

What are you hoping to do with the look and feel of the saved files? I use the EPUB files almost as is on my Sony Reader Pocket, so other than a adjusting the contents and order of items on the summary page, I love the files as is.

I do run the EPUB files through Calibre to get the regular indented paragraphs instead of block paragraphs, but that's just personal preference. I can create a tutorial if anyone's interested.

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Re: Version 0.1.0 published (23. Feb 2011)

Postby Raimond » Fri 25. Feb 2011, 00:45

Changing the output wasn't that much work, hardly 2 hours.
Now there is a layoutfile like this:

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<html>
   <head>
      <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
      <meta name="author" content="%author">
      <title>%author: %storyname</title>
   </head>
   <body>
      <br/><br/>
      <div style="text-align:center">
         <h1>%storyname</h1>
      </div>
      <br/><br/>
      <b>Story:</b> %storyname<br>
      <b>Storylink:</b> <a href="%storylink">%storylink</a><br/>
      <b>Author:</b> %author<br/>
      <b>Last updated:</b> %updated<br/>
      <b>Content:</b> Chapter %beg to %end of %total chapters<br/>
      <b>Source:</b> %archivename<br><br>
      <b>Summary:</b> %summary
      
      <!--CHAPTERAREA START-->
         <h2 class=chapterffdl>*Chapter %chapnumber*: %chapname</h2>
         %chaptertext
      <!--CHAPTERAREA STOP-->
      
   </body>
</html>


So everyone is now able to change to layout or the order of the enties. Or you could delete them... add a fanart at the beginning..........

And I've also fixed the problem with the date-format. (But I think the german dd.mm.yyyy is easier to understand)
This means that sorting-by-date is now also possible.

All mentioned changes will be awailable in version 0.2.0 or later!

Whats the difference between "the regular indented paragraphs instead of block paragraphs"? maybe you could upload a picture?

There's still no bug report for version 0.1.0 that never happend before...

Rai

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Re: Version 0.1.0 published (23. Feb 2011)

Postby pookakitten » Fri 25. Feb 2011, 08:40

OK, got the pictures.

Block paragraphing is when there's a blank line between each paragraph and the text is left justified. It's how I write emails, fanfiction, etc. This is block paragraphing.

Regular indented paragraphs are what you see if you read a book or the newspaper. Each paragraph is indented and there is no line between paragraphs.

I've included an example of each format in JPG format. I apologize if the pictures don't show up.

Block Format:
Image

Indented Format:
Image

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Re: Version 0.1.0 published (23. Feb 2011)

Postby evilbeing » Fri 25. Feb 2011, 19:23

Thanks for the update :) It has fixed the problem of being stuck at 96%. I also like the 'check for updates' feature, good work!

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Re: Version 0.1.0 published (23. Feb 2011)

Postby RachDvn » Sat 26. Feb 2011, 23:32

Hey Pooka, I download epubs, make a few edits using a program called Sigil, then run through Calibre to make my mobi. I also prefer indented para's and to remove the space between. My only complaint is the way it affects the title page. Have you come up with any settings so that every category on the title page doen't get indented? I know it's minor, but it's a nuisance :-P

~Rach


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