Tellico 1.3pre1 Released

Update2: There was a bug that would edit multiple entries at once, when only one was selected. Fixed in pre3

Update: I messed up the packaging, so there’s a 1.3pre2 tarball available now that should have all the files in it.

I’ve got a new version of Tellico available, the first pre-release version of 1.3. Download it from here.

At one point, I thought that the next major release I made would be version 2.0, with a SQL backend or something. But that turned out to be hard, so this has some incremental stuff. I might end up porting to KDE4 (out today!) before going to a different backend, too, just depends on how I feel about things. Thus is open source! 🙂

I still need to update the documentation and clean up a few things. There shouldn’t be any new strings after this, so if you want to update translations and send them to me, that’d be great!

Updates include:

  • Added board game collection, and data source for BoardGameGeek, using patch from Steve Beattie (requires ruby).
  • Added data source for using any GCstar plugin
  • Added importers for Griffith, Referencer and Delicious Library
  • Added importer for PDF files, using the exempi and poppler libraries (optional)
  • Added drag & drop for importing PDF, bibtex, and RIS files
  • Added DOI field and searching,, Bibsonomy, and
  • Added command for merging multiple entries, based on a patch from Cyril Dangerville
  • Updated CSV importer, IMDb fetcher, and Spanish Ministry of Culture script
  • Added option to save image files in a local directory relative to data file
  • Added option to save a link to an image file instead of copying it
  • Extended the DCOP interface to allow more scripting, including adding and modifying entries
  • Experimental barcode scanning with a webcam (use --enable-webcam for the configure script). See Sebastian’s website about his patch for more details.
  • Added Ukrainian translation, from Serhij Dubyk Сергій Дубик

Please, backup your data files. Export to Zip and archive them or something. I use Tellico myself, almost daily, and everything seems ok, but you never can tell.