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.
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.
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 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.
Template colors are automatically updated when the style or palette is changed.
Correct reading of audio file metadata and .directory information (Bug 429803).
Updated “Filter by Group” to properly match table fields.
Some changes in the implementation of what used to be kde-apps.org several years ago went past me and I neglected to update Tellico with the changes. Prompted by a Tellico user sharing a new entry template with me, I went back to figure out what was going on.
The templates are also available directly from store.kde.org. The recent one I uploaded, with permission from the user, is called ZAP Group Narrow. Within Tellico, the download dialog shows a description of the template along with a button the install it locally.
The fix for the download location itself will be included in Tellico version 3.4.
Starting in version 3.3, Tellico will be able to search Colnect, an online community for collectibles providing personal collection management. As of right now, Tellico can search for coin information only.
Colnect has information in a variety of languages. Tellico has defined options for a few of the most popular; however, you are free to enter whatever language you like.
Obverse and reverse images on Colnect are not specific to the year. If you do have multiple coin entries referencing the same image, Tellico will only save one copy of that image.
The Colnect data model does not map directly to Tellico so the search may not be as fruitful as you might expect. At least as far as I’ve used it, the best results will likely be from searching with a year and the coin name. Mintmarks are not included in the search.
I don’t know how many people use Tellico for coin collections. Please let me know what you think of the Colnect search, if you do use it. As always, if you have suggestions for improvement, please send them to the mailing list or forum. Thanks!
Amazon search will stop working in previous and current versions of Tellico on or after March 9, 2020. Tellico has been using their Product Advertising API v4, and they’re going to shutdown v4 down in favor of v5. There’s a FAQ about the change and a general information page.
I’ve been working on updating Tellico to use the new API. It’s been challenging since I don’t actually have much access to it with Amazon throttling usage depending on how many sales are made using tracking numbers. I’m basing the new code primarily from the documentation and examples which, as any programmer might tell you, is rather dangerous. 🙂