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Toucan 3.0.4 Pre-Release 4

Application: Toucan
Category: Utilities

Toucan 3.0.4 Pre-Release 4 has now been uploaded with a couple of new features and a few bug-fixes.

Download Toucan 3.0.4 Pre-Release 4 [3MB download / 5MB installed]
(MD5:ea130981ca3ad89dd873a5dc745eff09)

Release Notes

Pre-Release 4 (2010-11-20):

  • Remove autoscroll button

Pre-Release 3 (2010-11-15):

  • Fixed compression, file size is now back to normal

Pre-Release 2 (2010-10-24):

  • Updated version of 7-Zip
  • Toucan.exe is not compressed as UPX no longer likes it

Pre-Release 1 (2010-10-07):

  • Backup testing fixed
  • Improved handling of sync with differing cases
  • Revamped rules ui
  • Addition of autoscroll button to progress window
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3.0.4 pre-release 1 doesn't run!

I installed 3.0.4 PR1 on two different USB sticks and tried running on two machines, an XP and a Win 7 machine. When I click on 'Toucan' in the portable apps menu nothing happens in either case! I reinstalled just in case something went wrong but the program still does not run.

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Hmm

if you have a copy of the AppCompactor handy would you mind just running it on the root directory and decompressing everything, I suspect something got messed up as I was having some difficulties with it.

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Decompressing did the trick

Steve,

I grabbed a copy of AppCompactor and decompressed the Toucan directory. The program now runs. I hope this is helpful in your finding the problem.

BTW, I recompressed the directory and Toucan still runs.

Bob

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I can't get it to work at all

I can't get it to work at all on my computer XP Pro SP3

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Hopefully this

version will run, if not then I will get another up within 48 hours that almost certainly will.

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pre-release is now uploaded, the plan is to go for a release after this or one more pre-release as to the easiest way to fix a few long term niggles is to make some backed changes that I don't want to do in this release cycle.

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Can't See Cursor on Rules

When I click on a rule to edit it, I don't see any cursor, although I can still edit the rule. Unfortunately I have to delete something first to see where the cursor position is.

I initially tried double click the "Rule" column to edit it so I don't know if that messes with something.

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Major Regex Problem

How do you specify a regular expression to exclude files beginning with "touch"?

a simple text exclusion will also exclude "untouched"
If I try to use the hat (^) regex operator to specify "match only from the beginning" the regex fails.

I suspect this is because the regex parser is not actually matching on the filename but the full path and naturally "touch" is not at the beginning of the full path. Further evidence of this can seen by the fact that if you create a subfolder called "touch" then any files in it will be excluded or not regardless of whether they match the criteria or not.

Is this why you have to begin a regular expression with an asterisk, as a sort of wildcard that get the regex parser to ignore the path? Because I have to confess the asterisk is a strange inclusion.

I have to confess I haven't really use regular expressions previously in Toucan but I was spurred on by this issue. Try as I might, I cannot find a regular expression for it that works, primarily because any regexs that I do get to work exclude files they shouldn't.

I'm wondering if this is by design since one instance where I think this "feature" could be useful is if you want to exclude "touch" files in a particular directory only. You could simply add the parent folder name to the file exclude regex. However, this seems very counter-intuitive and not really the standard behavior that a user might expect. Plus you have the problem above of entire directories being excluded if you have happen to have a folder name that matches your expression.

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A

fourth and final pre-release is now out. There are a couple of known issues (mainly with command line output) in this release. However I am making some fairly big changes (as alluded to in other post) to fix them and do not wish in integrate there changes into this release cycle. I would rather push a few fixes out now (in 3.0.4) and then some more in a release before Christmas rather than delaying any more.

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