You are here

Steve Lamerton's blog

Toucan hits 1 million!

Steve Lamerton's picture
Submitted by Steve Lamerton on December 3, 2010 - 5:46am

Some time over the past couple of days Toucan has had its millionth download Smiling Although you can't see it from the stats because you can only seem to get them since February (if anyone knows how to see the old ones that would be great!) Toucan has made it to one million in just under three and a half years, thanks to everyone for their feedback and help along the way, and here is to many more successful years!

Quick Status Update

Steve Lamerton's picture
Submitted by Steve Lamerton on May 26, 2010 - 3:47pm

Just to let you all know I still exist Eye I have been keeping watch over the forums when I can, things are pretty busy here right now as it is end of year exam time at my university and I am taking part in Google's Summer of Code 2010.

Toucan 3 is nearly finished, I plan to try and wrap it up this weekend and hopefully attach it to the end of the release queue.

FOSDEM Thoughts

Steve Lamerton's picture
Submitted by Steve Lamerton on February 14, 2010 - 3:34pm

As promised I am going to do a quick summery of the time I had at FOSDEM 2010.

FOSDEM itself

I thought the meet-up itself was very well organised, there were lots of well manned stands, including most of the big Linux distros, all of whom gave away free CDs of which I took full advantage, they will be very helpful as soon as I get some more time to work on Toucan 3 again as the more variations I can test it on the better!

The Future of Toucan – Part 2

Steve Lamerton's picture
Submitted by Steve Lamerton on December 9, 2009 - 4:20pm

The Command Line

The other main weak point in Toucan is the command line interface, mainly because it breaks, a lot. So whilst reworking the scripting system I also decided to redo the command line interface.

To take advantage of the new scripting system the new command line interface is a front end to the script system itself, for example to enter a script you do the following:

toucan --script="print(2 * 10)"

Toucan 3 Teasers

Steve Lamerton's picture
Submitted by Steve Lamerton on November 21, 2009 - 3:18pm
Just a couple of quick pics of some new stuff I am cooking up for Toucan 3:

Toucan 3 Scripting

Toucan 3 Taskbar

What you can't see is the fact that Toucan should now run off a read-only device, anyone got a good way of simulating one if you haven't got one to hand?

VSS Support

Steve Lamerton's picture
Submitted by Steve Lamerton on August 16, 2009 - 2:12pm

I am disappointed to say that Toucan will not use the Volume Snapshot Service in a future version. The idea behind VSS is that it allows you to copy files which are in use, for example an Outlook .pst file whilst Outlook is open. As there were a number of requests for this feature, and indeed I too thought it would be useful I have had it on the todo list for a while, and indeed I intended to have it added for version 2.1.3 which is now in pre-release here.

Pages