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Gaby address book (and database program) 2.0.2
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Bruce B


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Location: The Peoples Republic of California

PostPosted: Mon 06 Jun 2005, 12:30    Post subject:  Gaby address book (and database program) 2.0.2  

I sort of like the Gaby address book included with Puppy. But I've found problems with it not saving information with the save button. I have to remember to write the whole database to keep the data.

Anyway, I thought I'd see if there was any updates - and there were.

Puppy is using v1.0.6 and the Gaby current release is 2.0.3

I downloaded the v2.0.2 binary package from:

http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/debian/pool/main/g/gaby/
gaby_2.0.2-3_i386.deb

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I installed it by copying over the directory structure in the package 1 to 1

It doesn't overwrite any files, Gaby 1.0.6 is in /usr/local/bin. This debian 2.0.2 release puts the executables in /usr/bin. This location is earlier in the path statement, therefore your menu will run 2.0.2 even though 1.0.6 is still installed.

In the preferences section there are is one nonexistent database you will probably want to check disable. Also, it looks like it writes a backup or something to a /var subdirectory. I disabled this because it is in RAM.

There is plenty of documentation in the Help menu but it doesn't open - I haven't taken time to figure this out.

If you like v1.0.6 you will love 2.0.2

I've not yet figured out how to make a .pup, it doesn't look hard at all. Nevertheless, If anyone wants to make one I think that would be great.

One last thing: the complete package expanded is 1.7 MB
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jun 2005, 21:32    Post subject:  

Yes, I know about the later Gabys.
They are a lot more sophisticated, more like full databases, and as you noted, big. v1.0.6 is very small.

For a more sophisticated database, it is better to go for Quisp.

I would rather tackle anything non-functional in Gaby 1.0.6.
Puppy will not be upgrading from this version.
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jun 2005, 22:35    Post subject:  

Barry, I didn't think you'd want to include it in the Puppy distro because of size restrictions. That's why I put it in the additional software section.

Maybe if someone doesn't make a .PUP of this, I'll use it to learn how.
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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2005, 00:26    Post subject:  

i made a DotPup template:
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?p=2509#2509

i don't think it could be much simpler
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2005, 00:47    Post subject:  

You're good. I'll look into the template and make a .dotpup of Gaby. Maybe ready in two days or less.

I just installed findutils - the command line file search with update and locate. Are you familiar with this?

If so should we make a .dotpup out of it?
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2005, 23:48    Post subject:  

i use locate a lot ... it finds files very quickly

it doesn't always work right on vfat drives though
i had a cygwin version that had a script version of update that used find ... i found it worked better if i added the --noleaf option (Puppy's unionfs used to need the --noleaf option too)

locate32 is a Windows program based on locate ... i find it useful with XP ... XP's file finder is very, very slow
http://www.uku.fi/~jmhuttun/english/softwares.shtml
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep 2005, 04:41    Post subject: Small Tex to ps Compiler  

If you want to add Latex support for gaby (or anything else that uses it),

I found a latex/ps compiler called ttex at

http://ubista.ubi.pt/~dfis-wg/linux/apps/free-1/linuxlist-t.html

Its about 1.3 mb tgz, ~5mb uncompressed, including fonts postscript converter, etc.

this might make printing support easier for some programs and is pretty tiny as far as full latexing support goes.

hope this is useful

Melmo

Hmm forum wont allow uploading of .tgz files, but its available at the URL listed
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep 2005, 06:12    Post subject:  

Puppy has two apps that generate latex files and need a postscript converter to be able to print.
That's Gaby and Grisbi.

One of the Grisbi developers told me some time ago that they
will probably introduce a direct to postcript printing that
does not need latex.

regarding Gaby, I don't think it would be too difficult for an
experienced C programmer to do something to bypass the
need for latex.
As gaby already has HTML generation, gaby can call abiword
in commandline-mode to convert the html to ps, then pass
that to lpr for printing.

...we just need to find someone to take it on Smile
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep 2005, 13:09    Post subject: have you considdered the HTML2ps script  

Puppy 1.5 will have perl by default?

if so can use

html2ps perl script

you can get it from

[HTML] http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/html2ps.html [/HTML\

only other thing required would be a shell script, to interface to the conversion and call lpr.

Melmo
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep 2005, 20:28    Post subject:  

No Perl not in 1.0.5.
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