This release fixes some path name issues on Windows to permit backslashes in filenames for fields of type "Any url/file". For example, if you want to create a file containing a button for opening a directory, give the application as explorer, Nautilus etc., and specify the directory path as required. Wordprocessor documents etc. can also be opened in this way.
This release brings some small but useful improvements: The keyboard focus is set more appropriately when fields are opened for editing. In the main search dialogue, the focus can now be moved using the tab key. Shift-F5 now opens the search dialogue ready for a text search.
A Windows Exe is available, as well as Python source code for Linux systems.
This release works ok with the Ubuntu Unity desktop. Also, improved scripts for generating Windows executable distributions are provided.
A beta release was uploaded to the Sourceforge a few weeks ago. All the main functions are now completed. New example databases are supplied in the download. A Mediawiki page provides a forum, as well as installation instructions for Linux and Windows.
Text is indexed as it is entered, and Word searching is now possible (using Xapian). Import and export functions have now been implemented, so all the main features are now available.
Minor bug fix in GUI.
This first release of Qercus demonstrates a database that is suitable for academic use and cataloguing collections. It has been designed to be easy to use, yet with the power to allow users to structure their data. Qercus was developed on Kubuntu, but as it uses Qt should be fairly portable. Several types of search are already implemented, but word and phrase searching is on the to-do list.
Presently Qercus uses sqlite3 and Canonical Storm. The next task is to add a text/ phrase searching engine with real-time update. With this facility it should be a very useful program. One strategy is to write a C++ Python extension that incorporates all the database and text indexing facilities. Co-developers with expertise in databases and text search engines would be very welcome.... read more