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Toucan 3.1.3 release

Application: Toucan
Category: Utilities
Description: Toucan is a custom built portable app for advanced users to synchronise, backup and encrypt their data, wherever they are.

I want to revive and pick up the development of Toucan after Steve Lamerton had to quit.

This is a bugfix version fixing the logging bug.

Feel free to provide you feedback here or in the Bug tracker

Download Toucan 3.1.3 [4MB download / 7MB installed]
(MD5: 3e8785df7efc377c8b42cdfec1fb0245)

Release Notes:

3.1.3 release (2014-01-19):

  • No changes compared to 3.1.3-pre.1, just repackaged as release



3.1.3-pre.1 (2014-01-06):

  • Fixed bug with "--log" command line switch producing an empty log file (bug #7)



3.1.2 release (2013-11-17):

  • Fixed wxWidgets assert being triggered when a whole drive was added to a backup selection (bug #6)
  • Fixed bug with UI looking flat like Win95 even on newer OSes with themes enabled (bug #4)



3.1.1 release (2013-10-06):

  • No code changes compared to 3.1.1 Dev Test 3, updated PA splash screen and package DisplayName


Dev Test 3 (2013-09-22):

  • Fixed bug with Backup in Complete or Update modes only including the first source file/dir into the resulting archive (bug #2);
  • Added description of Mirror mode for Backup into documenation (bug #1);
  • Fixed several error handling cases for Restore mode (errors were triggered when not needed and vice versa);

Dev Test 2 (2013-09-18):

  • Fixed missing DLL problem (thanks to bejoandjoko);
  • Some additional housekeeping regarding to help files build system, no user-visible features added or bugs fixed;

Dev Test 1 (2013-09-11):

  • My initial release;
  • No bugs fixed or features added compared to 3.1, just made it compile with new versions of libraries;

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Give it a Shot

I'd wager you dropped an email, which is a bit overloaded at the moment. You're free to pick up the mantle and give it a shot. I don't know anything at all about coding or building Toucan myself, so I can't assist. Steve is busy with real-life but may be able to assist here and there.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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That was first a post in the Toucan forum and then email

...and web form on Steve's site.

Thanks John.

Never mind, no worries, I'm making my way through Smile and hopefully will be able to revive it in full.

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Hello,

sorry I missed your comment, for some reason my site never emailed it to me. Well done on getting it all compiled and running, feel free to add any questions you have and I'll try and check back as often as I can.

Thanks for taking a look at it!

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Great, will do - thanks Steve, appreciate your help!

Let me go with those right here and if it's more convenient for you to see them in the main Toucan forum - just let me know.

My current questions are:

1) Is Win7 SDK really needed (mentioned in one of the old threads)? It seems to compile just fine without it (using MinGW), but I wonder if I'm missing something;

2) What IDE/compiler have you used primarily? I'm currently using Code::Blocks and MinGW, but I wonder what was your choice.

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forum would be fine I'm sure Smile

  1. I needed to install it to get access to the ITaskBar3 API which sets the taskbar progress. I suspect you don't need it as I think minGW has it's own set of headers.
  2. I generally used Visual Studio (both 2008 and 2010) but I have also used minGW in the past and haven't has any issues with it, apart from perhaps larger executables.
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Got it

Thanks!

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Why

are you releasing a beta test of an official app of PortableApps one that is maintained by the developer of Toucan? https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/toucan

Ignore John must have been typing at same time as me

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Missing dependencies: libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll & libstdc++-6.dll

Screenshot:
http://sourceforge.net/p/alt-toucan/tickets/3/attachment/Toucan-3_1_1-DT...

Full Bug-Report:
http://sourceforge.net/p/alt-toucan/tickets/3/

Sorry the list didn't work out right

I meant for it to appear more like this:

    Steps to Reproduce:
  1. Install Toucan 3.1.1 Dev Test 1 to X:\PortableApps\Toucan
  2. Run Toucan
  3. Same results if
    • Run Toucan checkbox is checked prior to ''Finish''ing the Install
    • Double-click Toucan.exe in X:\PortableApps\Toucan
    • Double-click toucan.exe in X:\PortableApps\Toucan\App\Toucan\toucan.exe

OK I got it working on my end by installing MinGW Portable Development Test 6b, updating it (with included mingw-autoupdate.cmd) and copying the appropriate dlls (libgcc_s_dw_2-1.dll & libstdc++-6.dll) from MinGW's bin folder to Toucan's App\Toucan folder.

For more information see the Bug-Report.

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Thanks for your report and testing it out!

I'll look into this today.

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Fixed

by statically linking libgcc & libstdc++, final executable size difference is ~94KB, which doesn't worth the hassle of shipping them separately. Dev Test 2 package created.

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Ok, so how do I put the release to the proper place?

I think 3.1.1 is ready to go, Steve or John, could you please advise on how do I publish it beyond this thread?

The source code location on the release page would need to be updated, it's now at git://git.code.sf.net/p/alt-toucan/toucan.

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bug (Solid Mode 7zip)

I believe there's a bug regarding 7-zip compression, when using Backup:
Whether you tick "Solid Mode" or not, it always uses solid mode.

(At least that's what I'm deducing by comparing the size of the archives to those made with 7zip outside of Tucan.)

This happens with the old 3.1 as well.

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Any chance the official release could get updated to this?

I understand that this hasn't fixed all known bugs from 3.1.0, but at least it's a start, and I also see that the last time Alex released a new binary was over a year ago, but I think that's at least partly (if not mostly) because he didn't see his work being accepted. It seemed to get a non-commital "We'll look at it later." response.

Seeing as the repository for this continuation of Toucan is on PortableApps.com's "organization" page on GitHub, and this is an improvement over the current release (3.1.0), and we can see by the fact that Alex is still making commits (last one was about 2.5 weeks ago) to the GitHub repository (even if he doesn't seem to be mirroring them to the SourceForge SVN repo), that he's still interested in maintaining it, I suggest that this get released.

Note: I don't (currently) use Toucan for very much, but when Alex released his 3.1.3 pre-release, I did a pretty thourough comparison, and I can state with certainty that his 3.1.3 build is an improvement over the current 3.1.0 release offered on the Toucan page.

Please consider it.

~3D1T0R

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Yes

I'm going to get on this when I return from traveling. I just dropped Alex an email. I've been remiss in getting the new versions up, not him.

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Awesome!

Have fun on your travels.
I look forward to your return.

@John: Do you have an ETA on when you'll be able to tackle this?

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Thanks, [perceived] lack of

Thanks, the [perceived] lack of interest from the Portableapps.com team was exactly the reason I haven't actively moved this beyond 3.1.3. We've done the repo migration with John and Steven to github in the meanwhile and I've done a couple of smaller commits + accepted one pull request, but as long as 3.1.3 suits my own needs just fine so far - I haven't released anything else.

I'd be glad to get back to this though, I still use Toucan (for backups) and if there are people beyond me who are interested that would be good enough for me Smile

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