Tellico 3.4.5 Released

Tellico 3.4.5 is available, with a few bug fixes.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Fixed display for large reports (Bug 461391).
  • Updated the ESRB rating from TheGamesDB data source.
  • Fixed image path for exporting GCstar file (Bug 453075).
  • Fixed file installation for KDE Frameworks 5.100.
  • Updated CSV importer to remember previous delimiters.
  • Updated the IMDb data source to include the composer (Bug 450618).

Please do let me know of any regressions in functionality, compilation problems, bugs in the behavior, or suggestions for improvement!

Publishing Your Personal Library

I read in a post by Manton Reece about a recent IndieWeb pop-up session on personal libraries and publishing list of books you might be reading. Just in the interest of seeing what I could pull together quickly, I made a tellico2jsonfeed.xsl template that one could use to generate an index.json file similar to what Micro.blog generates.

From the File -> Export menu, select Export XSL Transform

Then select the XSL file in the next dialog, as well as which books (“entries”) you want to include in the list. This template only works for book collections.

The export can also be done via the command-line as

unzip -p books.tc tellico.xml|xsltproc tellico2jsonfeed.xsl - > index.json

where you replace books.tc with the name of your Tellico data file and be sure to use the exact location of the tellico2jsonfeed.xsl file, as well.

Tellico 3.4.4 for Windows

Using the KDE Craft build system, we have an experimental Tellico 3.4.4 installer for Microsoft Windows. Most of the basic functionality seems to work, though I’m sure there are aspects that don’t quite behave as expected. A few bugs have been filed.

I have little resources or expertise in debugging Windows-specific bugs, but I’m certainly open to feedback, bugs, or anything else related to the build. There are also nightly builds against the master branch in the KDE CI system.

Tellico 3.4.4 Released

Tellico 3.4.4 is available, with a few bug fixes. Notably, v3.4.3 introduced a potential data loss if your collection used unicode code points with surrogate pairs, such as emojis, which is fixed in 3.4.4.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug with serializing code points with surrogate pairs (Bug 449244).
  • Fixed bug with the internet search dialog layout (Bug 449636).
  • Fixed bug with the taskbar icon on Wayland (Bug 450180).
  • Updated the Discogs keyword search to show accurate results.

Please do let me know of any regressions in functionality, compilation problems, bugs in the behavior, or suggestions for improvement!

Tellico 3.4.3 Released

Tellico 3.4.3 is available, with a few bug fixes.

Features

  • The kinopoisk.ru data source was updated (Bug 447435).
  • The Album template was improved to account for possible changes in the Tracks field.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug with opening target=_blank links (Bug 445871).
  • Fixed crashing bug in audio file importer (Bug 446551).

Please do let me know of any regressions in functionality, compilation problems, bugs in the behavior, or suggestions for improvement!

Tellico 3.4.2 Released

Tellico 3.4.2 is available, with a new data source, several updated sources, and a few bug fixes.

Features

  • A new data source for RPGGeek was added.
  • The TheTVDB data source was updated.
  • The kino.de data source was updated.
  • The IBS.it data source was updated.
  • The kino-teatr data source was updated.
  • The IMDb data source was updated.
  • The BoardGameGeek data source now uses larger images, when configured.
  • The TheMovieDB data source now allows user-entered language selection.
  • The Discogs data source can now continue searches when more results are available.
  • Context menu actions were added to copy and save images (Bug 443897).
  • All entry and report templates were updated to HTML5.
  • A DBUS command for importing PDF files was added.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Invalid XML characters are no longer saved and no longer break loading (Bug 443845).
  • Recursive audio file metadata importing now works correctly and metadata import was expanded.
  • Importing string macros from an empty bibtex file now works correctly (Bug 440652).
  • Undo now works after appending a new collection.
  • A crashing bug when importing some PDF files was fixed.

Please do let me know of any regressions in functionality, compilation problems, bugs in the behavior, or suggestions for improvement!

Tellico 3.4.1 Released

Tellico 3.4.1 is available, with a new data source, several updated sources, and a few bug fixes.

Features

  • A new data source for TheTVDB was added.
  • A new Year Distribution chart was added to the available reports.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • The TMDb data source was improved to search for TV series.
  • Charts can now be saved as .png files in addition to being printed.
  • The DBUS interface for installing templates now returns a reply to indicate success.
  • The DBC, Filmaster, and KinoPoisk data sources were updated.
  • Image loading now attempts to account for orientation metadata (Bug 436683).
  • Relative links are now handled correctly from the Entry View (Bug 436071).

Please do let me know of any regressions in functionality, compilation problems, bug in the behavior, or suggestions for improvement!

Tellico 3.4 Released

Tellico 3.4 is available, with several new features, updated data sources, bug fixes and build changes. I’m excited about this release. It pulls together a few different things that I’d been working on. I’ve got a few more ideas about charts and reports to be added. The additional coin and stamp data sources really fill a niche. Everything seems to be working really nicely together, so I’m happy to put 3.4 out.

Features

  • Colnect can now be searched for stamp results.
  • The Group View can now be sorted by fields other than the title.
  • The MultiFetcher data source was improved to “daisy-chain” results from multiple sources, merging them together. For example, a UPC search with UPCitemdb could be connected such that the result has additional information from TMDb.
  • Entries can now be filtered using minimum or maximum image size.
  • Importing from the Collectorz software family was added.
  • Graphical chart reports were added (requires compiling with QtCharts).

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • The default toolbar layout for adding new entries to the collection was finally changed.
  • Data sources for Douban, Discogs, MusicBrainz, IGDB, OMDb, TheGamesDB, and TMDb were updated.
  • Overall, the entry updating and merging was also improved to both make a better search request as well as match existing results more efficiently.
  • Batch searching was added for ISBNdb.
  • Barcode searching and updating was added to DVDfr, Discogs and MusicBrainz.
  • The AnimeNFO data source was removed.
  • PlayStation5 and Xbox Series X were added to the list of default game platforms.
  • The entry and report templates were improved for mobile layouts.
  • A crashing bug on Windows was fixed (Bug 422468).
  • The “Filter by Group” command was again improved to better match table fields.
  • Tellico will now build against QtWebEngine instead of KHTML, if available, since KHTML is deprecated.
  • Bibtex parsing with the included btparse library is now a compile-time option, which allows Tellico to build with MSVC.
  • Many other updates were done to prepare Tellico for the eventual shift to Qt6 and KDE Frameworks 6, moving away from deprecated classes and methods.

There were some additional improvements in image loading which should speed things up. As always, please backup your data file periodically and especially when moving to a new version like this. The easiest method is to export the collection as a Zip file.

Please do let me know of any regressions in functionality, compilation problems, bug in the behavior, or suggestions for improvement!

Tellico 3.3.5 Released

Tellico 3.3.5 is available, with a few minor fixes. I expect to have version 3.4 ready in a week or so, but it has some build changes, and I wanted to make sure I had a final release from the 3.3.x series to catch the last few fixes.

Improvements

  • Template colors are automatically updated when the style or palette is changed.

Bug Fixes

  • Correct reading of audio file metadata and .directory information (Bug 429803).
  • Updated “Filter by Group” to properly match table fields.