Been a month of developing on this one but im glad its nearing its completion.
All of you have waited for this version since i announced it.


Current progress:
* Regular expressions support in search logs (done)
* Graphical editor for settings.conf (done)
* Updated the androidstyle stylesheet (90%) <-- this takes time!
* Test the android style on all platforms (90%)
* Compile the finished code and test (90%)
* Compile android version (0%)
* Upload the binaries and source to sourceforge, google code and launchpad (0%)
 
 
For version 2.6 of My Simple LogBook i am planning to
  1. Make advanced search support with regular expressions (will not be default)
  2. Make a graphical editor to the settings.conf
  3. Rename presets.conf button to Options or Settings
  4. Put settings editor inside the window with the presets.conf editor
  5. Change the drawers on the mac version into normal windows


For those that dont know what regular expressions are, here is a small briefing on what it is.

Regular expressions can help you search for text in an advanced way.
Lets say i have 3 logs and i want to find all logs that contain the words "email" or "stuff"
i then tell MSLB to search for (email|stuff)
the () tells i want to search for those words only

lets then say i have 30 logs and want to find those i have written mac addresses inside, we know how mac addresses are buildt up, but we dont know the numbers so we will do an advanced regular expression like this

we will tell mslb to search for \d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2}
this will give us all logs that contains mac addresses in the format XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX

i am looking forward to add this feature
 
 
Well i just finished uploading the new version on sourceforge and google code.
The new version includes the style option in the settings.conf to make it easier to make custom styles or use the built in ones.

The android version is now in BETA and i have handcrafted a custom android style for it.
Android Logs folder is located in /sdcard/mslb/
the settings.conf must be placed at that location on the android phone if you want to change any settings

current styles available are:
  • windows
  • cleanlooks
  • plastique
  • cde
  • motif
  • default
  • android

NOTE: windows style is the windows 98/2000 style, default is the program default and android is the android style
NOTE2: you can also point the style option to a .css file to make your own style
 

mslb 2.5 progress

09/04/2011

 
I am working on My Simple LogBook 2.5
this version will have focus on the android version to make it "catch up" to the pc versions even tho they are using the exact same code.

Currently the android version does not support configurations and it also uses plastique as the default interface style which is ugly on android and it also drains battery, so i am working on a special android interface style for mslb plus some tweaks to make it better on android.

I am also going to introduce a style setting in the settings.conf file so you can use predefined styles(windows, cleanlooks, plastique, cde, motif and android) or custom ones from css files.
The android style is made from scratch and is not something inside the QT framework, all platforms should be able to use the android style without any hassle :)

here are  some before and after images of the android version

before(plastique style):
mainwindow: http://hkprojects.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/0/6/5906864/9125128_orig.png
logviewer: http://hkprojects.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/0/6/5906864/2337940_orig.png
search: http://hkprojects.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/0/6/5906864/1155240_orig.png

after(android style):
mainwindow: http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/7202/snap20110409232746.png
logviewer: http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/2933/snap20110409232754.png
search: http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2975/snap20110409232814.png
 
 
Hey i have just added an image slideshow on the My Simple LogBook project page that shows MSLB running on all supported platforms.
This includes
  • BSD
  • Linux(Kernel 2.6.24-26 and above)
  • MacOSX(10.4+)
  • WindowsXP(And Above)
  • Solaris/OpenSolaris
  • Android (MSLB in ALPHA!)

The slideshow also shows a successful installation of MSLB on GhostBSD(which lacks 2 library files to get mslb running)

Enjoy!
 
 
Yes the PPA is finaly available and working for ubuntu karmic(9.10) and above, and i will keep it this way.

Later the PPA will give users of LPIA(arm) architecture the ability to install My Simple LogBook too. :)
 

mslb v2.4 for bsd

04/03/2011

 
Finaly done with the qt environment on bsd and i uploaded version 2.4 of mslb on google code and sourceforge. :)
 
 
My virtual machine with freebsd got a corrupted virtual harddrive so i need to reinstall freebsd+qt+xfce.

WHICH TAKES A LONG TIME! :(
 
 
Well ye the heck with it let everyone enjoy the new version!
I am currently compiling and uploading for ALL operating systems.

I am also releasing the ANDROID version(which is merged with the desktop sourcecode), but remember QT for android is in ALPHA stage so its not stable.
Right now the android version of mslb is just a proof of concept and only recommended for use by developers or those who needed it on the phone.

The android version relies on the ministro application which is QT for android(downloads 9mb of shared libraries that all apps can use).
Again keep in mind that this is in ALPHA meaning bugs and unstability IS TO BE EXPECTED!
 
 
Just uploaded mslb version 2.4 on launchpad.
This means that users with ubuntu based systems can test out v2.4 before everyone else once its built on the launchpad servers!
Which i hope go well even tho the source structure is changed :)

EDIT 28.02.11 - 21.04 GMT+1:
Both i386 and amd64 builds have been generated successfully on launchpad!
Those interested in trying the new version can update now.