Last night i uploaded the finished packages of My Simple LogBook v2.8.

Changes are:
  • Project ported to perl
  • GUI Toolkit changed to WxWidgets
  • New presets syntax (\n instead of %n)
  • Presets are shown as one line in the list
  • Official support for BSD and Solaris dropped (the newer versions still work in wine, or you can try install the Wx module from cpan manually and use the linux version)
  • Support for PowerPC Macs dropped
  • Styles support dropped
  • Proper Regex search support (and faster too)


Download is available only from SourceForge.net for the moment.
 
 
Yesterday the Web Based Logbook project got a new owner and lead developer.
My friend Donald from the ZhyperNetwork is now in charge of the development and have decided to keep the WBL project exclusive to ZhyperNetwork.

That may change in the future...
The latest source have been sent out to all users of WBL before the ownership change, it is up to those users if they want to continue with the opensource project or not.

ZhyperNetwork have been the only sponsor for the WBL project and have supplied me with test servers throughout the development for testing, lets with them good luck with the continual development of the project! :)
 
 
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Since porting takes time, i decided to give a little sneakpeak on how far the porting have come.

I will tell right away that there is an issue with wxcocoa/wxwidgets2.9 and the calendar in the logviewer on mac, so by default the application will use wxWidgets2.8.12 on mac which uses the Carbon GUI until wxcocoa works with the calendar widget.
You can however force the logbook to use the wxcocoa by editing the logbook-mac, logviewer-mac and settings-mac files and comment out

my $wxversion = "mac_2_8_12";
and then uncomment
my $wxversion = "osx_cocoa_2_9_3";

Enjoy the sneakpeek screenshots below!

NOTE: the carbon gui and cocoa gui requires their own separate modules, you can have both installed at once though! But giving you all a heads up because the carbon and cocoa modules are 50mb - 100mb (depending if i decide to strip the modules for uneccesary files or not which can be tedious)

PS: Due to the requirement of perl mslb will be changed from "small" to "fast". QT is nice and all and i would really prefer to use that but its perl support is lacking (perlQT4 is not documented very well) and C++ is just a pain

 
 
As you all Nvidia Optimus users know, the RuneScape Unix client does not support Nvidia Optimus (not even through optirun)!

I want to add support for it but i need a computer with Nvidia Optimus to test on (I can do this through TeamViewer) so that i can rapidly test and write code to try support it.

Credits will be given to the player(or non player)s that let me temporarily borrow the computer for testing remotely.

If you are reading this an will let me borrow your computer in order to add this support, please email me at mu.antilag(at)gmail.com with the title
"Nvidia Optimus Support"

- HikariKnight
 
 
It is late but i have now compiled the My Simple Logbook for use on android4.0 and above, this same version works on previous versions too!

The new version comes with compability with the new preset.conf in the upcoming version 2.8 on desktop, however the android version might not get the new features from 2.8

Version 2.7.4 uses Ministro II which is the new version of the QT libraries on android, so please uninstall the old version of Ministro to free up some space!

PS: I have not compiled this version for desktop systems because i am focusing on getting v2.8 ready, you can however compile v2.7.4 yourself without any issues :)
 
 
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Hi all, I know that I have not been active with this project.
Mostly because c++ itself is a very time consuming language.

This will now change, i am porting it to perl using WxWidgets instead of QT.
This will give me an easier code to work with and a lot of functionality with perls modules!

However the change does have some drawbacks!
  • BSD and Solaris will not be officially supported anymore (but i will keep wine support so it can be used there)
  • Android version will not be developed mainstream (because it is still c++ until wxAndroid is complete and HOPEFULLY works with perl)
  • Support for richtext might never come (if it did come it would probbably break the search function)
  • Styles will not work anymore
  • Settings.conf is replaced with settings.pm (and thanks to perls module system the settings will define themself inside the file)


The image above is a preview of the current build of the logbook that we use at work right now.