Bug found in 5.0.6.2 and some questions and improvement

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Gege34
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Bug found in 5.0.6.2 and some questions and improvement

I just start to use my Pro version. This is a great application and help me a lot to sort my books.

=== I found some bugs:

1) In Amazon.fr all french book description are not retrieved. Ex:
http://www.amazon.fr/Analyse-traitemem8sCJ8oCCxnt-signaux-M%C3%A9thodes-...
http://www.amazon.fr/Analyse-traitemem8sCJ8oCCxnt-signaux-M%C3%A9thodes-...

2) Some cover are not correctly downloaded. During the research the cover is correctly displayed but when I validate another on is taken. Ex:
http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Electronics-through-Projects-Edition/dp/...
http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Embedded-Systems-Kirk-Zurell/dp/192962...
http://www.amazon.com/Embedded-Systems-Architecture-Second-Edition/dp/01...

3) Removing a book and a file from the Library decrease the number of books in the status bar but not on the icon of number of book in the most bottom right corner. After restarting the application the number is correct.

4) Displaying in Table view: Sort by Genre doesn't work but I already see a post on forum about this but not sure if it's "normaly" corrected in the 5.0.6.2 I have.

5) Some french translation are not correct. How to submit it correction?

6) I use a portable computer and my books database is on a network drive (NAS). When my computer go to deep sleep and Alfa Ebooks Manager is running, when I power it up, the program does not work correctly and report me some error (can't add or display a Card). Maybe the database is closed when I power off my computer but not reopen after.

=== Some ideas I have to implement:
7) Add a menu option to clean the downloaded cover. For exemple if you download a cover and after change it, like I do to solve the point 2) both cover stay. So an option to remove unused cover was great.
8) Add an icon on the book detail or in the icon bar to open the book (not to use the right mouse click).
9) Add icons on Book Card to navigate on next/previous book.

=== Questions:
10) Does the program verify automaticaly if a new version is available? (same question for the plugin).
11) Is it possible to customize the HTML export? What's I would like to have is somethink like that (a module for the previous book manager I use): http://gcweb.web4me.fr/

Thank you for this usefull application.

admin
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Hi, and thank you for your feedback and ideas

We'll update the Amazon.fr plugin shortly. Other issues and ideas will be considered for the next update.

Regarding your questions:
10 - yes, in Help -> About menu
11 - for now you can only use one of preset html templates

Prune
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"4) Displaying in Table view: Sort by Genre doesn't work"

That's right - it SEEMS to work at first glance (something moves), but doesn't really (no senseful order resulting)

Gege34
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Thank you for your fast answer.

1) I have found some french working book but most not works. Ex of working book: http://www.amazon.fr/Apprendre-%C3%A0-programmer-avec-Python/dp/22121343...

10) It was interesting to have an automatic notification when a new version is available and not to have to manualy check with the about window

admin
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Regarding Amazon.fr
The problem is that Amazon API doesn't provide book description for international sites, so for now we can't fix it.

Genres sort is impossible, because one book can have multiple genres. Instead, you can view sorted genres (tree) in the library explorer panel

We send all users email notification when the major new version is available

Prune
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"Genres sort is impossible, because one book can have multiple genres."

Okay, but it worked fine with version 4! choosing the first genre: A useful solution, at any rate better than NO sorting at all. - The same could be true for sorting by authors, by the way.

Gege34
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For international description, you can develop your API, I know it take some time and effort to develop and maintain it but it solve the problem (and some of your competitors do it).

For Genres made at least an Alphabetic sort on the first Genre. It solve problem for some people (like me) with only use one genre by book. And for other add the possibility to arrange the order in the list of genre.

admin
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Thanks for your ideas
We'll consider them for the new version

admin
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We added sorting by Author and Genre. Please upgrade (Help -> ABout)

Prune
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Sorting by author still doesn't work ... but thanks for fixing sorting by genre (which is much more important for me)!