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I’ve had a Delicious Library import option, which is still in need of a testing, so… I was curious, how many of you use Delicious Monster’s most excellent library app for OS X?
Feel free to contact me, and let me know how it goes.
As the Delicious Library is a Mac product will you be supporting PC software that does a similar job? Thanks
do you have a Librarything import? they allow you to export to a csv and excel file, but can lib.rario.us import that type of file cause it didn’t work for me.
a CSV import is basically all you need to be universal. you just set up some easy DIY mapping tool. if you write any imports, for god’s sake make the first csv/tsv/DELIMITED TEXT.
i like the site.
CSV import isn’t the only thing you need to be universal… first of all, cause librarything.com’s exported files are in UTF-16, so they need to be converted, but yes, they are standard CSV files, or in the excel export, a TSV file, or tab delimited CSV-based file. Which also happens to be the exact same format Delicious Library uses, only it saves to a *.txt file instead of a *.xls file which you get when you export from librarything.com. Not to mention that some versions of MS Excel for windows uses semi-colons (;) instead of normal commas when exporting to CSV
Anyway, the previous import code that was in use on lib.rario.us, was buggy, and didn’t fully support all the features of standard CSV formatting, or standard-ish, as described in the Wikipedia article. This would cause import to fail, depending on the data in CSV file.
So the other day sxtxixtxcxh implemented my parseCSV class into the import feature of lib.rario.us. We’d both been planning on getting off our asses (or in other words, ignore reality) for a few days now and implement it, he beat me to it… lol
sxtxixtxcxh also got the librarything import working on the dev server yesterday using parseCSV. It seemed to work during out limited testing, so if you’re feeling adventurous, you try it out here.
Dude, you guys totally missed the boat on the appeal of Delicious Monster: Can you say barcode scanning? Hello!?
What you really need to get this site moving is to hook up the look up feature to a webcam bar code reader. And look! Here’s a free one right here:
Honestly, I am never going to bother doing the data entry for my DVDs, Books or CDs; Way to much time and effort. Not gonna happen. However, if you can set me up with barcode look ups, you’ve got me. Go do it. Now.
Actually, Joe, we’re working on exactly that, among other UI improvements. We’ll be announcing it when it’s polished up and usable.
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