SeriesFinale 0.2.1 version on Extras Devel

SeriesFinale seems to have had a good reception by the community. I didn’t imagine that such a simple app could please to so many people, or more particularly, that so many people would have issues with keeping up with TV series’ episodes. I’m happy for having written it.

SeriesFinale in N900 desktop

(SeriesFinale together with some of the community apps I use)

So, in the middle of last week I uploaded the version 0.1 to extras devel repository after solving the Debian package generation within the Scratchbox (Lizardo, from PyMaemo, helped me on this and wrote a helpful FAQ entry to the PyMaemo website). Still, the repository builder kept using Python 2.3 to build the package just like the problem I had on Scratchbox… tried again to push some changes and build it and still: fail! In the end I just gave up using CDBS for the package generation and edited the template of dh_make directly. Luckily, having a working Python setup script cuts part of the work (I like writing software, not packaging it!) and about the failed attempts, that’s what extras devel are for anyway…

Now version 0.2.1 is the one you can install and not call me ugly names afterwards :)
This version should have been available since last week but apparently there was some kind of problem in the Extras Devel repository and some apps weren’t made available until yesterday.

SeriesFinale in App Manager

What does version 0.2.1 brings apart from working out of the Application Manager?

* Added mark all/none menus to the episode list view (suggested by Paco Zafra on the comments to my last post)
* The configurations folder is now stored under /home/user/.osso . My co-worker Calvaris suggested this to me since it will include the folder when you backup the device. And don’t worry with the current configurations you have now because I added a script to move the old folder automatically to the new location after this package is installed.
* Code improvements, among them, corrected local paths inclusion in sys path (for developing and running)

Episodes List Menu

For the next version I plan to enhance the visual of things a bit (how or what lies in my brain currently) and to introduce translation files.

Add your suggestions as comments to this post or sent them by email to me.

Have a nice weekend!

7 thoughts on “SeriesFinale 0.2.1 version on Extras Devel

  1. Ya me funciona estupendamente desde el repositorio. Gracias de nuevo por la magnífica aplicación.
    Dos sugerencias si me lo permites:
    - Que guarde como preferencia el tipo de ordenación. Cada vez que entro en una serie tengo que volver a decirle que me lo configure de A-Z en vez de Z-A (a mi me gusta más así)
    - Al entrar a la aplicación y mostrar el listado de series te saliese justo debajo de cada serie en pequeñito cual es el siguiente episodio que te “toca ver”. Básicamente el primero que aparezca sin marcar… así de un vistazo ves por cual episodio vas de cada serie.

    Saludos :D

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  3. What I really would like to see is a feature which queries some Web API (i hope there is one) which was the last episode on TV and on what date and time the next episode will be shown.

  4. I installed, and it seems handy. Things that I am missing, however:

    - To be able to sort the episodes from oldest to latest.
    - More information (like, episode premiere date in the US).
    - Some context info in the touch lists (say, number of seasons for each series in the main view, etc).
    - Ability to make some notes (for instance, to write down a link).
    - A thumbnail of the series in the main list.

    Also, it surprised me that the start-up time seems to slower than what one would expect.

  5. Hi Claudio,

    About the features you’re missing, the first one I think you can do it already: Sorting a-Z|z-A it will already sort the episodes by its number within the series; the ability to make some notes, maybe you can add this info to the TV shows’ or episodes’ info using “Edit Info” (I can add the functionality of converting a URL string to a link to open the web browser if you think it’s useful).

    About the rest of the features, I have them in mind and I’ll try to add them as soon as I can.

  6. Nice App ! Maybe you could add original air date info too ? (For past episodes and those to come next)
    That would be great :)
    (sry fort reposting comments didn’t see this release 0.2.1 v)
    Great work :)

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