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.
- 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
btparselibrary 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!