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davidekholm

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jAlbum 18.3 beta for testing
Posted: 17-Jun-2019 18:54
It's time to release jAlbum 18.3. Here are the changes:
  • Skin UIs may contain tables too (JTable instances) that becomes persisted with the project and appears as variables in the skin. The generated variables contains the table contents in CSV format (\t and \n separated columns and rows). See attached modification to the Minimal skin.
  • jAlbum's Text and Logo effects now supports layers, meaning that, for semi transparent images, the texts and logos may be positioned all over, on top or behind the existing images. See demo
  • You may now individually control whether to force thumbnails or closeup images to JPEG format (see Settings->Images->Advanced) .
  • Hold down SHIFT or ALT while searching for a UI setting to have the path written to the clipboard too
  • Developers: new getJSONMaker() API call to AlbumBean (engine)
  • Developers: Improved error message for embedded skin editor
  • Minor fixes

To test it, first have 18.2 installed, then repace your lib/jalbum-core.jar with this one: http://jalbum.net/download/beta/jalbum-core.jar
And replace texts/texts.properties with this one: http://jalbum.net/download/beta/texts.properties (do "Save page as...")

Edited by: jGromit on 17-Jun-2019 13:34, to remove misplaced, second "See demo" link.
jGromit

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Re: jAlbum 18.3 beta for testing
Posted: 17-Jun-2019 19:37   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
davidekholm wrote:
  • Skin UIs may contain tables too (JTable instances) that becomes persisted with the project and appears as variables in the skin. The generated variables contains the table contents in CSV format (\t and \n separated columns and rows).

What's the intended use case for this?

See attached modification to the Minimal skin.

There seems to be some other stuff in there, left over from some other tinkering - index.htt is trying to print out iconPath. Probably not related to any of this at all, so it's just confusing.
davidekholm

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Re: jAlbum 18.3 beta for testing
Posted: 17-Jun-2019 21:05   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
jGromit wrote:
davidekholm wrote:
  • Skin UIs may contain tables too (JTable instances) that becomes persisted with the project and appears as variables in the skin. The generated variables contains the table contents in CSV format (\t and \n separated columns and rows).

What's the intended use case for this?

See attached modification to the Minimal skin.

There seems to be some other stuff in there, left over from some other tinkering - index.htt is trying to print out iconPath. Probably not related to any of this at all, so it's just confusing.


I just slapped together an updated skin UI that includes that table. It could be any table really, but this addition is called for by an update to Tiger which will allow the album maker to set up a list of variables/properties to be used as filter parameters in albums. This will allow future albums to filter for price- and date ranges and categories for instance.
jGromit

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Re: jAlbum 18.3 beta for testing
Posted: 17-Jun-2019 21:17   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
davidekholm wrote:
...this addition is called for by an update to Tiger which will allow the album maker to set up a list of variables/properties to be used as filter parameters in albums. This will allow future albums to filter for price- and date ranges and categories for instance.

Glad I'm not working the help desk.
davidekholm

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Re: jAlbum 18.3 beta for testing
Posted: 17-Jun-2019 22:36   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
Yes, this is a rather advanced feature, but could really be appreciated by those who produce catalogues of products using jAlbum for instance. Now they can allow the album viewer to select various filter criteria and not just filter for keywords. Imagine a broker providing a list of houses of various types, rooms and prices for instance.
davidekholm

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Re: jAlbum 18.3 beta for testing
Posted: 24-Jun-2019 22:42   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
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