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MyContacts 3.0 Development Test 2

Application: MyContacts
Category: Office
License: Freeware
Description: Manage Contacts, Birthdays, Dates and Tasks

All language-specific bugs should be solved in the new release 3.0.2.

English version:
Download MyContacts Portable 3.0.2 [2 MB download / 3 MB installed]:
http://www.akraiss.de/mycontacts/MyContactsPortable_3.0.2-eng.paf.exe

German version:
Download MyContacts Portable 3.0.2 [2 MB download / 3 MB installed]:
http://www.akraiss.de/mycontacts/MyContactsPortable_3.0.2-deu.paf.exe

More Information: http://www.akraiss.de/mycontacts/

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Anything OK?

Hi,

If you find any error, please post here a comment, or email me to esk@akraiss.de and I will try to fix it.

Thanks in advance
Andy

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A couple of things for the English version

Hi

a couple of points...

When you change a contact and leave the application without saving there is a pop up "Save data Records" box, the Yes/No buttons say Ja and Nein and the box heading is also in German.

There does not appear to be a field in the address for state or province, I could use one of the custom fields but then it appears in the more contact information page, will you be adding a state/province field?

Thanks I have been looking for a portable address book other than Thunderbird for ages.

Cheers

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English version

Hi,

sorry for the late response, but I was on vacation.
Thank you for testing MyContacts.
I will try to change the language of the buttons and box headings in the confirmation dialogs to English.
The address field for state/province is a challenge and not so easy to develop but I write it on my todo-list.

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Hi, I checked your program

Hi, I checked your program and have some comments:
At first, the validation results of the PAc. Development Toolkits:

PortableApps.com Format validation failed with 1 error.

Errors

  • File Other\Source\AppNamePortable.ini is missing

You can copy that from the Application Template (found in the Development section in the site header).

Regshot came out clean so far. As this is a Development Test, the Display Version should be something like 3.0 Development Test X where X is an increasing number if you change something with the packaging. That should result in a filename also containing Development Test.
The Package Version should therefore be constructed to be lower so that could be updated by the Updater once it will be released officially (example 2.9.9.1 for 3.0 Dev Test 1)

Some notes to the program:
It's nice that it now supports different languages, but the way it is implemented makes it a bit complicated to deal with by the launcher.
At first, for an app to become official, you need to support automatic language switching by the PA.c platform. This can be implemented more or less easily as the main setting is done by the ini key Language. But as MyContacts needs these existing "pilot" files (english.ak), its difficult to determine the first run language. Maybe this could be better accomplished by a predefined config.ini in DefaultData, where the language is set by the launcher according to the Platform language. That technique could also be used, if you plan to add further languages. Don't know if that interferes with your base app.
Somehow there are some other preset entries in the config.ini that are language specific but don't get adjusted, if the language is changed. It's no problem, as these are user settings in the configuration, it's just a little bit irritating.

Apart from that, it seems to work as expected. Nice app, even if I have no need for it. Wink

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language switching

Is automated language switching really mandatory?
I think its more like a "nice to have"-feature than a mandatory requirement.

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AFAIR John stated a while

AFAIR John stated a while ago, that it is mandatory for new apps (if applicable/possible). At least would I consider two different packages - just for the preset first start language - redundant, when both contain all languages (two in this case). Especially when it should be no big deal to set up an automatic switching package.

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Preferred

It's preferred that apps support automatic language switching, but it is not mandatory. Handling full path changes is mandatory except where technically infeasible.

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OK, what have I to do if I

OK, what have I to do if I wish my app to be published?
Is it OK as it is or should I do some work on it?
John, could you please tell me what I have to do?
Thanks a lot.
Many greetings from Germany Wink

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Ah, ok. My bad. But it could

Ah, ok. My bad.
But it could be a solution to combine both packages and ensure, the right language is set at first start - at least if run from the menu. Btw. is it possible for the launcher to read the system language to default to that if not run from the menu?

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New release 3.0.2

Application: MyContacts
Category: Office
License: Freeware
Description: Manage Contacts, Birthdays, Dates and Tasks

English version:
Download MyContacts Portable 3.0.2 [2 MB download / 3 MB installed]:
http://www.akraiss.de/mycontacts/MyContactsPortable_3.0.2-eng.paf.exe

German version:
Download MyContacts Portable 3.0.2 [2 MB download / 3 MB installed]:
http://www.akraiss.de/mycontacts/MyContactsPortable_3.0.2-deu.paf.exe

All language-specific bugs should be solved in the new release 3.0.2.

More Information: http://www.akraiss.de/mycontacts/

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PA hosting

This isn't hosted by PA as of yet huh ?

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Is this your own program?

Is this your own program?

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Check out his website (linked

Check out his website (linked next to his name). It's in German but the first thing there is MyContacts. So, most likely.

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Update and English Faq

Hi there again, Can we get the 3.1 Update here on PA.com ? and Is there a English Faq? I only see German.

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