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Submitted by Steve Lamerton on October 11, 2008 - 11:54am

Yes, I know it is more than six months since I last posted, but I thought I would (once again) try to keep you all more informed with what is going on with Toucan, so here it goes Smile

So clearly 2.0 has been released since my last post, along with 2.0.1. 2.0.2 Pre-release 1 is now in testing in the beta forum, you can grab it here. This should fix the majority of the bugs in the 2..0 platform.

A Generic Launcher . . .

OliverK's picture
Submitted by OliverK on October 9, 2008 - 2:41pm

K, I haven't actually written this yet, but what do you think of a generic launcher configured via a INI?

It would need to handle:
HKCU and HKLM (HKLM would require a check for admin, but that's easy)
PATH addition (again, only if needed)
%APPDATA% redirect
Command Line Switches

I'm not worried about a splash, if I did have a splash, it'd be something similar to PortaLuanch.

Any ideas?


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Submitted by OliverK on October 3, 2008 - 1:59pm

Let's talk about the code SetOutPath.

Applications act funny. Some of them understand where they are and where to look, regardless of their location. some of them however, get confused. And some of them act really funny.

Now, this blog entry was brought about by this this post. Now, I'm not making this entry to insult the original poster, just bring about some better explanations.

A useful bit of code . . .

OliverK's picture
Submitted by OliverK on September 29, 2008 - 6:22pm
		;=== Check for data files
		IfFileExists "$PROGRAMDIRECTORY\config.conf" GetPassedParameters ;=== settings already in program directory
		IfFileExists "$SETTINGSDIRECTORY\config.conf" MoveSettings ;=== settings found in data directory
		;=== Copy the default settings files
		StrCmp $DEFAULTLOCATION "true" "" GetPassedParameters ;=== if not default location, user is on their own
		CreateDirectory "$SETTINGSDIRECTORY"
		CopyFiles /SILENT "$EXEDIR\App\DefaultData\settings\*.*" "$SETTINGSDIRECTORY\"

App Updates

OliverK's picture
Submitted by OliverK on September 22, 2008 - 8:12pm

Okay, I don't really want to post this in the forums, but I figure I cn blog it here.

I am currently working on ATPad; VTi; Generator; and xVideoServiceThief

Actually, xVideoServiceTheif is done, I just haven't posted it yet. I talked to John about it, and he wasn't to enthused about the name. Also, its stuck in ALPHA. It works greet and all, but I think John would like for it to go into beta. Anyway, if you wants it, you can add a comment to the blog saying so, or just saying that the blog sucks, either way-it'd be nice to know someone's reading.


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Submitted by Steve Lamerton on March 24, 2008 - 7:23am

With 2.0 Alpha 1 now out I thought I would give out a rough timeline of future developments, in chronological order Smile

Today/tomorrow: Spanish translation poll
In the next week: Assuming the poll comes up with an answer the next week should see the release of 1.2.2, which should be the last release in the 1.x series.
Two-three weeks: Alpha 2 released, this may come earlier, depending on when I get free time!

And then there was one!

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Submitted by Steve Lamerton on March 10, 2008 - 1:45pm

That's right, there is only one more major feature to be added before the first release of Toucan 2. Every major function listed as a target for the first alpha has now been added, except for previewing sync. However I have spent a lot of time working out how to best achieve this. Because of this I think it is fairly safe to say you can expect Alpha 1 in the next couple of weeks. Please check the rest of the blog for features that will be included in Alpha 1.