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Old 12-12-2007, 01:09 AM   #11
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Yes it seems picky about the path. Not that that's worked out I'll give it a try next time I'm formulating a recipe.

As far as the promash support, can it just save to a promash style hex file?
Although in all honesty all the beer software should use an open format.


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Old 12-12-2007, 09:11 PM   #12
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Promash Support: Ugh.. well.. I do know my way around a hex editor but, a) I didn't do the original reverse eng on the format for importing so I would have to start from 'scratch' and b) I don't own a copy, nor will it run on linux so I couldn't even buy one and run it. AKA.. you'll need someone else to implement that feature request.

I agree on the open format bit. There are a few XML formats out there to pick from, and they are all largely very easily interchangeable. I think support for QBrew took something like 20 lines of code. BeerXML was a bit more because the format doesn't play nice (read it doesn't identify itself programmaticly)

If there is anything anyone would like to see, please take the time to submit a Feature Request on the sourceforge page (or give me enough details here to do it for you). The latest version from CVS (for those of you who aren't afraid of compiling java) has quite a number of user interface enhancements.


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Old 01-09-2008, 12:51 PM   #13
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Ver 2.0.1 has been released. It includes some new functionality and a number of bug fixes and UI enhancements.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:47 PM   #14
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are you working on this by yourself?
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:16 AM   #15
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There are a number of contributors, of which I am a distant second for "amount contributed" after Drew, author of the Strange Brew windows app.
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i may take a stab at the promash format export. its been a while since ive done any java coding but i am pretty familar with structured file formats.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:39 AM   #17
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It looks like a good program to me as well I've been waiting for something that will work with my machine (Ubuntu) since I can't run Widows programs. I am having a problem trying to figure out how to get the database to work however, none of the data is currently available, I know it's there but Strangebrew doesn't want to connect to it.
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It looks like a good program to me as well I've been waiting for something that will work with my machine (Ubuntu) since I can't run Widows programs. I am having a problem trying to figure out how to get the database to work however, none of the data is currently available, I know it's there but Strangebrew doesn't want to connect to it.
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It is also, sort of, described in the "Extra help running on Linux" section. This issue should be a lot clearer in the readme. I still intend to remove the applications dependency on a specific directory structure. Unfortunately, that isn't as easy to make platform neutral and still maintain platform specific logic.

Windows: everything goes in program files and changes affect every user on the system.
Linux: application and app data is owned by root in /usr/local and a helper script is put in /usr/local/bin. User data (recipes, config, modified data) goes in ~/.strangebrew. Your data is yours.

I suppose I just need to bite the bullet and make some platform dependent installers and add a command line option or two.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:33 AM   #20
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give it a whirl tonight and see if I can get Strangebrew to work.


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