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Version 4.0

Finally worked all the obvious bugs out of the process

Supports all XBMC framework 1.0 Scrapers

This release is almost a complete rewrite, based of the XBMC source code.

There are no demo programs with it but i will be adding a program called Ghost Catalog Manager which demonstrates its usage.

The extra scrapers types are intentionally not added as of yet, but the framework for them is already in the source code, as soon as i write scrapers for the extrascraper types I will add them in.... read more

Posted by Lawrence Winston 2009-06-01

Version 3.6

As promised there has been a change in the processes, see XML documentsation per function for intimate details.

Instead of actually having to call the "GetSearchResults" , simply calling the "CreateSearch" (no longer "CreateSearchUrl") will take actually go straight into returning the search results, the method for GetSearchResults will no longer be necessary to actually call.... read more

Posted by Lawrence Winston 2009-05-29

Process modifcation

The next release will introduce a slight change in the way the processes run, instead of actually having to call the "GetSearchResults" , simply calling the "CreateSearch" (no longer "CreateSearchUrl") will take actually go straight into returning the search results, the method for GetSearchResults will no longer be necessary to actually call.

Posted by Lawrence Winston 2009-05-22

Version 2.3 Release

Version 2.3 now available
Adds Music Video Support
Lots of bug fixes (there may be one or two bugs left since Tmdb went down on me while i was testing with their api)

Posted by Lawrence Winston 2009-05-21

Version 2.3 Release at Noon (Central Standard US Time)

Version 2.3 will be released today at noon (CSTDT)

Feature updates:
Added post method (to handle asiandb movie scraper
Added support for music video scrapers (complete)
Fixed fanart not being added to final results in movie scrapers.
Framework for all other scrapers has been added, only accounting for the special functions of each type remains.

Decided to go with music vids for the 2.x release because that was the easiest next step, it in fact only took me an hour to implement, the rest of my time was spent making sure various bugs don't make their way into the library, and implementing certain features that XBMC accounts for that were missing from my library.... read more

Posted by Lawrence Winston 2009-05-21

1.0 released

Finally version 1.0 with near-complete support for all movie scrapers, there's a few fields that for some reason don't get picked up and I'll be working on a few minor bug fixes throughout the night, so 1.1 maybe up by morning depending on whether or not the errors with the fields are of my own fault or changes in the site that cause the scrapers to be broken on those fields

Posted by Lawrence Winston 2009-05-20

Nearing 1.0 Release State

The 1.0 Release is nearly done.

The features of the 1.0 release are as follows

Completely compatible with all XBMC movie scrapers

Version 2.0 Release will add TVShow scraper compatibility

Version 3.0 will add MusicVideo scraper compatibility.

Version 4.0 will add Music scraper compatibility

Version 5.0 will add Compatibility with my custom scrapers for Comics, Books, Magazines, Games, Anime Series'.

My goal is to make any type of collectible media scrapable.

Posted by Lawrence Winston 2009-05-19