Archive for November, 2011
After a long wait, it is here. This version was very complex to do, and I hope I did everything properly. I’ve tried a fix on x64 systems, so let me know if you still encounter problems.
Please read the changelog, as well as the help file (AniFetch.chm) to understand the changes (especially operators).
I’ll release a minor update in a few days, regarding the program and the registry. Right now the “Launch AniFetch on startup” option writes an entry in your windows registry, but if you uninstall the program, the key won’t be deleted (yet). Gotta fix this.
Thanks to everyone who gave me feedback/reported bugs. Hope you’ll enjoy this new version.
Thanks to Anon, Knoobie and rhizzu for their ideas regarding this version, and everyone else for their feedback/bug reporting.
[Released] Version 22.214.171.124.
[Fixed] Numerous code improvements and other minor bug fixes.
[Fixed] “Subscript used with non-array variable” errors when a wrong Start/End tag was specified.
[Fixed] “AniFetch.exe” not found after an update, on 64 bits versions of Windows.
[Fixed] When the notification window was visible, buttons would not trigger until the window had dissapeared.
[Fixed] The notification sound would incorrectly play in some cases.
[Updated] Additionnal code when clicking on the “Get Source :” button. It should work better now (or so I hope).
[Updated] “(” and “)” symbols are now correctly parsed (omission) when reading the RSS source code.
[Updated] Helpfile “Anifetch.chm”.
[Added] Smart error detection regarding Start/End tags for the Title and Torrent sections. The program will tell you when they are not filled correctly.
[Added] Option to start AniFetch on Windows startup.
[Added] Option to choose where the notification window should appear (it properly takes the taskbar position into account as well).
[Added] Button to “pin” the notification window.
[Added] Button to immediately close the notification window.
[Added] Basic “regex-like” operators for the keyword section (+ and -).
Douzo tabete kudasai!~
Here are the results for last week’s second GtA:
Aelphais, Asawon, auro, Belkod, DisturbedTK, Freed, n1ghthaunter and Pulla found the right answer, which was Kamen no Maid Guy !
KuKuKu ! I didn’t expect so many people to find the answer.
For those who never heard of this anime, below is a short teaser video for you to enjoy.
クックック ! And here is the ED, because I know you want to see more of it :
Regarding AniFetch, I fixed the problem discovered yesterday (which is a native restriction of the language, sucks :/), as well as a few other problems I discovered while debugging.
Release tomorrow, most likely. KuKuKu!
Looks like Uncle Zana stepped on a mine ! While I was debugging AniFetch, I noticed that when the notification window is displayed, clicks on buttons would not trigger until the windows had completely disappeared (the problem is most likely in the current version as well).
I have no idea why this happens, but buttons on the notif. window are kinda useless as long as this problem exists. I’ll need to have a look at it, sorry :/
Beat of the Week changed to “Red fraction”, from an anime you all know about
I won’t have time to announce the GtA results from last week (4:00AM, and I have work in less than 5 hours, huh), so I’ll postpone the announcement to tomorrow. New GtA is on the sidebar though, if you want to give it a try.
I’ll answer comments a bit later too, because right now I need some sleep :p
Have a nice
While HJL can draw “classic” pictures, he mostly focuses on artworks with a light painting-like style. It looks like he’s been largely inspired by the “Gothic” era (at least that is the impression I get). Girls are often drawn with large dresses, which fits the Gothic aspect pretty well. Overall feeling is a light fantasy-like world from the late Renaissance era, but with a part of modern stuff (like this feeling you get when watching Sora no Oto or Senjou no Valkyria). End result is pretty nice imo.
What is also interesting with this artist is that he publishes details on how he creates the end results of his artworks (at least for some of them) : this is where you understand that the dude is pretty skilled.
He doesn’t publishes often though.
Note that this artist is actually Chinese and not Japanese. Seeing how active on Pixiv and awesome he is, I sometimes make exceptions and feature overseas Asian artists in this category, by considering them as “Japanese”.
I apologize for the lack of new content this past week : Nothing new aside from a chart release and a new poll :/ I’ll be pushing fresh content tomorrow for sure.
Aside from that, AniFetch’s coding is almost as good as complete. Just need to add the startup feature, test on x64 systems, fix some bugs I may find, update the help file, package everything, update the server, post an announcement and update the existing post (wait, that still is a lot of stuff :/).
Can’t remember who, but someone asked me to add a button to immediately close the notification window. As adding only one button would break the “style”, I was thinking about adding a second button (to keep things symmetric) that pins the notification window and makes it stay on top for as long as the pin is “active” or until the close button is clicked. If you have a suggestion for this second button, it’s now or never :>
Lots of fixes in this version, which I hope will bring stability to every user experiencing problems.
Thanks for your patience >_< That's Uncle Zana for you.
I was suggested to add informations regarding the origin of the anime featured in the charts.
As always, Uncle Zana would like to have your opinion about this
The result is just for me to get people’s opinions. I am likely to follow the results, but it is not guaranteed either.
The poll is located on the sidebar, and will last one week. If you could take a couple of seconds to vote, I’d be grateful, thanks !
A commenter also suggested that I add a section about movies’ BD/DVD release dates (this is different from the actual content, which features theatrical releases in Japan).
This is 50/50 for me : These anime would not really be related to the featured season, but to the previous season (or farther back in time). I also do not know of a reliable and serious site that lists these release dates in a concise way. Although if you know of one, I’m interested
I’m scouting possibilities, so if you have ideas, do not hesitate to tell me about it.
The GtA results for this first half of the week are as follows :
Aemilius, arnfear, auro, Belkod, chejomolina, Delti, DisturbedTK, Dragonfly, Erulim, flat, Hobbit, InstantLove, Jason, John Smith, Kurai, LaLa-Sama, Matrixtrap, McClenzy, meteochan, Nii~Paa, Nuble, Raitsui, Rennie, Rin, Starz, TheCracker, William and Zyrax1 found the right anime which was, once again, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai.
The new GtA is on the sidebar.
Oh, and before you tell me “Uncle Zana, this GtA is too hard!” :
Don’t worry my friend, it was all part of my plan
Had an Azusa PotD request, so there we go.
Got several pending emails I need to answer; this’ll be done tomorrow. I usually reply the same day, but today is just not possible :/
The chart’s poll is coming tomorrow as well. Also, to those who send/sent me feedback (using the form on the chart’s post, or by commenting on the post) , no worries about your ideas : I may not implement them all, but I definitely have them in mind for the next iteration.
Thanks for your ideas and critics 8)
GtA results from last week :
-Wazabii-, Aemilius, Airetta, Amy-chan, Asawon, auro, Belkod, Chippychap, Daiwod, dasato, Delti, DisturbedTK, Dragonfly, Erulim, flat, Gozupber, Hobbit, John Smith, Kurai, LaLa-Sama, Lime, meteochan, naok, Nii~paa, nvsds, Pulla, Razzzzy, Rennie, RomanB, Sora and Starz got the right anime, which was Ben-To, of course
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