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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck  (Read 103427 times)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #175 on: May 20, 2014, 02:29:33 PM »
Just now seeing build 56 - this is a very nice update!  I especially like the Air time, Network, and Status additions.   I probably won't use Profiles but I can see that they would be valuable to others.
epCheck is a terrific little program and has become one of my essential apps (worth every penny of my small donation!)

Thank you for the kind words.  I really like the way epCheck has turned out and I'm glad you find it useful as well.  And, yes, I know I need to get of my arse and release this version.

Also want to agree with TaoPhoenix re interim fixes.   :)

That's pretty easy for Tao to say as he isn't the one that has to deal with emails from pissed off users that might have their show data f'd up.  It's really interesting how seriously some folks take (ridiculously unimportant in the whole scheme of things) stuff like this (tv shows, for chrissakes!).   :P  You'd think I messed up their financial portfolio and cost them millions or something like that.  Hahahahaha.   :D  Ask mouser about these types of things...we've discussed crap like this on more than one occasion.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2014, 03:20:04 PM by skwire, Reason: Spelling error. »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #176 on: July 20, 2014, 01:23:06 PM »
First and foremost, thanks for a great application, really saved me hours of checking for episodes asf. Regardless of whatever minor bugs people talk about, with/out, this is the closest and best solution I've come to managing an ocean of shows I follow, in a very longtime.

No more Notepad MacGuyvering my lists!

Thanks You!

Now my reason for posting this, besides conveying my thanks and gratitude, is the sudden stop, so I were wondering perhaps I had missed something, I'm kinda an update junkie >.<;;

FYI, using the beta build 56 atm, for my needs, it's invaluable!one1!, thus, wondering if you had moved on or perhaps slapped a sticker with a symbolic amount on it, somewhere I've been unable to find or simply just paused or put it on hold. the development of the program?

No matter what. This is possibly the best application I've had my claws on since Norton/Windows/Total Commander. With a slight amount of exaggeration, but, not far from the truth. Defo deserves a +1 in my book. Personally I was reluctant to donate as I had myself convinced it would end up in a commercial form, but if your leaving it as is, I'll throw some coins your way, just because of the hours you've saved me fiddling around with retarded websites is rather priceless.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #177 on: July 20, 2014, 01:35:12 PM »
welcome to the site sX  :up:  Jody (Skwire) is going to enjoy reading your post -- though he is on vacation for the next few days with family.

just fyi:
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Personally I was reluctant to donate as I had myself convinced it would end up in a commercial form

Jody has been making apps on this site for 10 years and his apps have always remained free.  I hope everyone will remember this and send him some donations to let him know his work is appreciated.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #178 on: July 21, 2014, 11:25:14 PM »
First and foremost, thanks for a great application, really saved me hours of checking for episodes asf. Regardless of whatever minor bugs people talk about, with/out, this is the closest and best solution I've come to managing an ocean of shows I follow, in a very longtime.

Thank you for the very kind words.  I'm glad you've found the program useful.

Now my reason for posting this, besides conveying my thanks and gratitude, is the sudden stop, so I were wondering perhaps I had missed something, I'm kinda an update junkie >.<;;

Nope, you haven't missed anything. I had just been waiting for more feedback on the Profiles feature but I guess no news is good news.  I have another build with further fixes and tweaks that I need to upload.  I'll do that when I get back from holiday.

Personally I was reluctant to donate as I had myself convinced it would end up in a commercial form, but if your leaving it as is, I'll throw some coins your way, just because of the hours you've saved me fiddling around with retarded websites is rather priceless.

Nope, not going commercial with it.  As mouser mentioned (thanks, bro), I've been writing freeware for a pretty good while now and have no intention of going commercial.  It's a fun hobby and I intend to keep it that way.

Please forgive any typos or formatting errors as I typed this from my tablet in the hotel room. :]

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #179 on: July 28, 2014, 01:05:08 PM »
I'm getting some programs on my list show up in the Weekly view but they aren't actually scheduled, at least not in my area. What location is EpCheck pulling the schedule from?

Thanks!

Jim

PS - Hmm, worse yet when I double click on those entries I am taken to J River Media Center webpage for that show and it says there that the first air date was yesterday - July 27, 2014! It was actually on the air last year. It appears the problem is with bad data from J River.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #180 on: July 28, 2014, 01:49:41 PM »
I'm getting some programs on my list show up in the Weekly view but they aren't actually scheduled, at least not in my area. What location is EpCheck pulling the schedule from?

The schedule is compiled by epCheck internally based on dates from the data files.

PS - Hmm, worse yet when I double click on those entries I am taken to J River Media Center webpage for that show and it says there that the first air date was yesterday - July 27, 2014! It was actually on the air last year. It appears the problem is with bad data from J River.

Ugh, that huge J River Media Center advert at the top of the page is so misleading.  You're actually taken to the theTVDB.com webpage for a given episode.  But, yes, if the data is bad, the weekly schedule will be bad.  Garbage in, garbage out, as they say.  Which show is it?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #181 on: July 28, 2014, 11:30:38 PM »
Hi Jody!

The show is "Crossing Lines". The first season was last year, yet here is what my Weekly View showed for Sunday:

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And here is the episode page at TVDB:

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Thanks!

Jim

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #182 on: July 28, 2014, 11:34:27 PM »
Oh - and here's the actual first showing date, per Wikipedia:

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Thanks!

Jim

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #183 on: July 28, 2014, 11:55:01 PM »
The show is "Crossing Lines".

Yep, definitely looks like garbage in, garbage out.  TheTVDB.com is set up like a wiki so, if you're inclined, you can create an account and fix that data yourself.  =]

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #184 on: August 02, 2014, 03:17:03 AM »
This took a bit longer than expected but here is another beta version with lots of additions, changes, and fixes.  Before you use it, make a backup of your epCheck folder.

MAKE A BACKUP...PLEASE...

Get it here: http://skwire.dcmemb...eck/epCheck_beta.zip
« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 05:42:55 AM by skwire, Reason: Struck out the beta link. »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #185 on: August 03, 2014, 11:10:22 PM »
v1.1.3 build 65 has some Profiles-related fixes.

http://skwire.dcmemb...eck/epCheck_beta.zip
« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 05:43:17 AM by skwire, Reason: Struck out the beta link. »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #186 on: September 14, 2014, 05:35:22 AM »
Thanks to everybody that dared use the betas and provided feedback.  I've decided to go ahead and release my internal build 73 as a full release.  As before, do yourself a favour and make a backup of your epCheck folder.

MAKE A BACKUP...PLEASE...

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v1.1.4 - 2014-09-14
    + Added a "Profiles" option that allows you to create multiple lists of
      series.  For example, you could create a Watched list, a Cancelled
      list, an Ended list, etc.  Check out the Options tab to create new
      profiles.  The profiles feature is currently a BETA feature and needs
      some testing.  As such, there is a good possibility that it might not
      work as designed and your epCheck data might be lost or otherwise
      munged.  Make backups.
    + Added an "<All Profiles>" entry to the Profiles dropdown to easily
      view all series from all profiles.
    + Currently selected profile is shown in the statusbar.
    + Added "Move to" and "Copy to" profile options when right-clicking a
      series.
    + Added the series air time (EST) and network to the both the series
      and weekly listviews.  (Thanks, Daniel P.)
    + Added status column to listviews.
    + Added icons to tab labels.
    + Added right-click search menu to the Search tab so you can now more
      easily find web information on the search results.  (Thanks,
      kalvanotherwhen)
    + Option to allow ESC key to close epCheck.
    + Added Profile column to the Series list.
    * Changed "Load weekly view on startup" option to "Load weekly data on
      startup" to avoid confusion with the startup tab option.
      (Thanks, hamradio)
    * Moved the "Show special episodes" option from the Options tab to a
      toolbar button.
    ! Fixed some issues with the right-click web search menu.
    ! Episode display format was not saved and applied properly.  (Thanks,
      kalvanotherwhen)
    ! Removing a profile wouldn't properly remove data folders for series
      that didn't exist on remaining profiles.  (Thanks, vamiz)
    ! Fixed a nasty HTML encode/decode issue that could result in epCheck
      getting stuck in a race condition.  (Thanks, S. Mainey)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #187 on: September 14, 2014, 09:12:22 AM »
Wow, big update. :up:

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #188 on: September 14, 2014, 01:45:37 PM »
Downloaded, installed, and looking good so far!

Thanks!!

Jim

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #189 on: September 14, 2014, 01:57:33 PM »
Cool!  Thanks.
Cheers,
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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #190 on: September 14, 2014, 02:01:49 PM »
Downloaded, installed, and looking good so far!

Thanks, Jim.  I may have fixed that resizing bug from earlier, too.  Can you give it a thrashing and see if you can make that issue happen?

Cool!  Thanks.

You are very welcome.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #191 on: September 18, 2014, 09:35:58 AM »
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v1.1.5 - 2014-09-18
    * The episode and weekly lists should now use the Window's scheme
      colour for the non-coloured rows (instead of a being explicitly set
      to black).  This should be helpful for folks that use a darker
      Windows colour scheme.  (Thanks, dim)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #192 on: September 19, 2014, 06:52:36 PM »
Nice write up on betanews today:

http://betanews.com/...the-windows-desktop/
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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #193 on: September 19, 2014, 09:27:24 PM »
Nice review.  Thanks for the heads up.   ;)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #194 on: October 06, 2014, 02:57:48 AM »
Hi skwire;
Love this program, a real time-saver for me.  One minor issue I've been having for months now is that after I've deleted a series from the series list, it still shows up in the weekly schedule. This is not the case for all shows, only a few; specifically, I have 127 shows on my series list and at the moment 3 deleted shows are still showing up in the schedule.
Thanks m8!

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #195 on: October 06, 2014, 09:00:05 AM »
Love this program, a real time-saver for me.  One minor issue I've been having for months now is that after I've deleted a series from the series list, it still shows up in the weekly schedule.

I'm glad you like the program.   :Thmbsup:  Which version are you using?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #196 on: October 07, 2014, 10:43:34 AM »
Hi skwire - Until yesterday, I was using an older version but I upgraded to the latest release and don't recall what the older version was.  Regardless, even with the latest 1.1.5 build 1, the same issue persists (and I have not tried the beta multiple profile feature yet, just to rule that out as being a possible cause)

Cheers,
Scott

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #197 on: October 07, 2014, 10:47:11 AM »
There was a bug a few versions back where, sometimes, a series didn't get deleted properly.  Can you try re-adding those three shows and then deleting them again?  Let me know if that works.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #198 on: October 07, 2014, 07:45:16 PM »
Nice, that did the trick... thanks!

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #199 on: October 07, 2014, 07:49:15 PM »
Nice, that did the trick... thanks!

Good to hear.  Sorry for the trouble.   :Thmbsup: