fennel DVDManager

Licence: Freeware
Version 1.8.6 | Release Date: 2010-07-28 | Download
Enhancements
- Improved our Retrieve algorithm to correctly handle requests containing accented or punctuation characters.

Fixes
- Running a search while in an Edit session could prevent the latter from being safely ended.
- Unless freshly added, authors featured in a box set's discs were not proposed by our completion mechanism.
- At last, addressed a migration issue affecting old (i.e. pre-2004) DVD libraries.
Version 1.8.5 | Release Date: 2009-11-23 | Download
Features
- Now with some preliminary support for Traditional Chinese.

Enhancements
- The Retrieve action is now powered by DVDManager Pro's engine.
- Localizations: German (de) > Completed.
Version 1.8.1 | Release Date: 2009-10-01 | Download
Features
- Now also localized in Italian.

Fixes
- In most languages, the Import sheet could be resized down to some unpleasant state; it's corrected.
- Localizations: Dutch (nl) > Slightly fixed; Finnish (fi) > Completed; Swedish (sv) > Completed (and slightly fixed).

For Your Information
- Built with the latest version of Apple's developer tools (i.e. Xcode Tools v3.2).
Version 1.8 (66) | Release Date: 2009-09-02 | Download
Introduction
- More than happy to declare fennel DVDManager 100% freeware... and to present its commercial twin brother: fennel DVDManager Pro!

Features
- Now allows you to filter DVDs by genre.
- (64) Qualified for Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8.

Enhancements
- (64/65) As required by Amazon, all calls to their API are now signed for some increased security.
- (64) Replaced our custom method for truncating "long" titles, authors, genres, and contacts with Mac OS X's built-in mechanism for some increased performance.
- (63) Now retrieves more than one author for Amazon entries with multiple authors (i.e. directors, artists, etc.).
- (63) Similarly to our global and contextual menus, the Rate toolbar item now also displays the state of the current selection.
- (64) Similarly to our global menu, items of the Web Export toolbar item's submenu are now also validated.
- (62) Retrieve: When searching Amazon websources, no mentions of progress were displayed; this now behaves similarly to DVDFr and IMDb.
- (62) Streamlined our contextual menu by removing the (rather inappropriate) global Add, Filter, and Search options.
- Placeholders for star-styled ratings in the Details pane are now displayed as "little dots" when in Edit modes.
- The Search toolbar item is horizontally-stretchable.
- (64) Improved in Edit modes how hold'n'dragging the Rating control behaves on Tiger; it's not yet working like on Leopard, but it's heading in the right direction...
- (62/64) Plus some minor menu reorganization, with some more refinements in our Dutch, French, German, and Swedish localizations.

Fixes
- (63) Takes into account the recent changes that occurred on IMDb websources.
- (62) On Leopard, the selected items—and not the clicked item—were the target of any contextual action; from now on, selections should behave like on Tiger.
- Fixed a regression introduced in v1.7.9 in which manipulating completed contacts proposed in the Manage sheet could lead to a crash.
- (64) On Tiger, in Edit modes, hold'n'dragging the Rating control could lead to invalid values; it's no longer the case, the affected libraries being fixed.
- When submitting changes in an Edit session, some fields (sporting valid values) could have been saved even if some invalid values were reported; it's fixed now, which means that no change is saved until *all* the fields feature some valid values.
- Fixed some issues in our CSV-based Import action where some field mappings weren't respected.
- Fixed the situation where, the library sorted in descending order with some box sets expanded, adding a DVD would not end editing the just-created item.
- Corrected some more memory leaks related to our Import action.
- Revolved an issue in Edit mode in which the red labeling of fields sporting an invalid value wasn't appropriately reverted to black.
- (64) Corrected a situation where the File > Web Export to Desktop > Wish List menu item could stay enabled while the wish list is empty.

For Your Information
- (66) On Snow Leopard, an alert related to the current incompatibility with this OS is displayed at startup.
Version 1.8 (65) | Release Date: 2009-08-15 | Download
See version 1.8 (66).
Version 1.8 (64) | Release Date: 2009-08-12 | Download
See version 1.8 (66).
Version 1.8 (63) | Release Date: 2009-06-29 | Download
See version 1.8 (66).
Version 1.8 (62) | Release Date: 2009-06-12 | Download
See version 1.8 (66).
Version 1.8 | Release Date: 2009-06-03 | Download
See version 1.8 (66).
Version 1.7.9 (59) | Release Date: 2009-04-06 | Download
Fixes
- Takes into account the recent changes that occurred on DVDFr and IMDb websources.
- Fixes some memory leaks related to image management, Import, and Manage actions.
- Corrected a 1-pixel minor error in our preview generation algorithm.
- The Details toolbar item's icon was no longer updated once the Customize Toolbar sheet was invoked.
- Finnish: Dialogs related to our Software Update mechanism are now localized.
- Danish: Fixed a typo in the alert sheet displayed to confirm the removal of multiple DVDs.
- Brazilian Portuguese: Corrected a minor typo in our Check for Updates on Startup menu item.
Version 1.7.9 | Release Date: 2009-03-28 | Download
See version 1.7.9 (59).
Version 1.7.8 | Release Date: 2009-01-05 | Download
Features
- Now also localized in Finnish.
- Qualified for Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.6.

Enhancements
- The Retrieve sheet is now pre-filled with the title of the selected DVD.

Fixes
- The focus ring displayed in Edit modes on Tiger around the Rating control has been removed.
Version 1.7.7 | Release Date: 2008-11-04 | Download
Features
- Now also localized in Brazilian Portuguese.

Enhancements
- Again, some more (but still minor) visual changes were made to the user interface.

Fixes
- German: The width of the Contact text field didn't adapt itself as the Manage sheet was being resized.
Version 1.7.6 | Release Date: 2008-10-28 | Download
Features
- Qualified for Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.5.
- Now also localized in Hungarian.

Enhancements
- The star-style iTunes-like rating control is now also used in the Details drawer…
- … which also allowed us, for most localizations, to slightly re-order and/or resize things in there.
- Also, some additional (but minor) visual changes were made in the user interface.

Fixes
- Fixed an issue in which a Go to Source button may incorrectly be displayed in the Details drawer when multiple discs of a given box set are selected.
Version 1.7.5 (54) | Release Date: 2008-08-02 | Download
Features
- Register your copy of fennel DVDManager and get rid of the li'l Donate button, among other things…
- … then don't forget to use the new Unregister action when selling or giving your old Mac away!
- Qualified for Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.4.

Enhancements
- Our Read Me file and license agreement are now always available from the Help menu.
- Modernized the look of the main window to better comply with Leopard's new theme and Apple's Human Interface Guidelines for Leopard.
- Replaced our custom rating system with the standard iTunes-like ranking mechanism, inheriting its clean selected display mode.
- The outline column (Title) is no longer automatically resized when a box set is opened or closed.
- Made the Filter and Search toolbar items Regular-sized (thus sensitive to the Small Size view mode).
- Slightly modified the Rate and Web Export toolbar items for them to be sensitive to the Small Size view mode.
- For consistency's sake, the Run Time column header is aligned to the right, and the Rating field in Read mode features a tool tip.
- Improved our French, Russian, and Turkish localizations (some translations were missing, some others needed a bit of a cleanup).

Fixes
- In Multi-Edit mode, in a rare situation, one could validate an inconsistent Rating value, leading to some corruption of the database; this is no longer possible.
- The No Filters option of the Filter action's global and contextual menus was not checked by default; it's now fixed.
- British English: An additional DVDManager > Register DVDManager… menu item could be found in build 51; it's no longer the case.
- Japanese: In Multi-Edit mode, tabbing from the Run Time field was not giving the focus to the Notes text area.
- Russian: In Edit mode, tabbing from the Year field was not giving the focus to the Number of Discs text field.
- Russian: The Run Time controls in the Details pane were not correctly repositioned when the drawer was resized.
- Russian: Fixed an inconsistent state where a search placeholder may be different from the chosen search option.
- Spanish: In Edit mode, tabbing from the Number of Discs field was not giving the focus to the Notes text area.
Version 1.7.5 (53) | Release Date: 2008-05-27 | Download
See version 1.7.5 (54).
Version 1.7.5 | Release Date: 2008-04-15 | Download
See version 1.7.5 (54).
Version 1.7.1 | Release Date: 2008-01-25 | Download
Features
- Now with support for some automatic Check for Updates mechanism on startup (thanks to Andy MATUSCHAK's Sparkle).

Enhancements
- Our IMDb search engine has been updated, and should now fetch more results from some requests.
- Better handles IMDb entries which sport multiple run time values.
- Alongside some small UI refinements to better comply with Leopard's new theme, our sheets are no longer textured.
- Slightly improved our German and Turkish localizations (some translations were missing, some others needed a bit of a cleanup).

Fixes
- Changed the encoding used in Amazon requests so that, e.g., accentuated characters are properly taken into account.
- Fixed the encoding of some resources used during a CSV import (which should result in more data being retrieved from your old DVD library).
Version 1.7 | Release Date: 2007-12-11 | Download
Features
- Qualified for Mac OS X v10.4.11 (Tiger) and Mac OS X v10.5.1 (Leopard).
- Built with the latest version of Apple's developer tools (i.e. Xcode v3.0).
- As promised, the Synchronize and Update actions are back!
- And at long last, we're finally shipping an all new Amazon retrieval engine! Rewritten from the ground up, it alas now requires Tiger at minimum :( ! But good news: it brings support for 2 new websources—Amazon (CA) and Amazon (FR)—, allows the retrieval of run times, and much more…
- A new completion mechanism has been added to ease the input of authors (i.e. directors, artists, etc.).
- Now also localized in Russian.
- Had to add a li'l Donate button at the bottom of the main window as a reminder… You may guess why :( !

Enhancements
- Loosened our IMDb requests so that more search results are proposed.
- Now retrieves, synchronizes, and updates the entire "Author" data from IMDb titles that sport multiple directors.
- Option-clicking the Synchronize toolbar item force synchronizes the selected item.
- Slightly improved our Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish localizations by including some missing translations.
- Changed the way the "None" value is displayed in the "Genre" column for simplicity's sake.

Fixes
- Takes into account the recent changes that occurred on DVDFr and IMDb websources.

For Your Information
- Starting with this version, fsDM uses a new set of preferences, potentially requiring some of your custom data to be redefined (e.g., pretty patterns).
- Dropped support for Mac OS X v10.3 (Panther).
Version 1.6.7 (44) | Release Date: 2007-04-04 | Download
Features
- Qualified for Mac OS X v10.4.9.
- Now built using Xcode Tools v2.4.1.

Enhancements
- Our Search action now also inspects DVDs contained in box sets.
- Improved our retrieval engine to gracefully handle requests requiring an IMDbPro account.
- Changed the tabbing behaviour in Edit and Multi-Edit modes so that the Notes field can also be focusable.
- Tabbing while in the Notes field no longer adds a character but instead gives the focus to another field.
- Using the <Esc> key while the Notes field has the focus allows one to cancel the current edition.
- Backtabbing from the Title field is now possible in Multi-Edit mode.
- Enhanced the icon of our Help Book so that it doesn't display some white border anymore.
- Our PayPal menu item (DVDManager > Support DVDManager) is now pointing to a French-based page when run in French.
- Worked around a Cocoa bug affecting the layout of text in alert dialogs and sheets localized in French and Spanish.
- Enhanced our American English localization by better supporting ponctuation rules in our messages.

Fixes
- Takes into account the recent changes that occurred on IMDb sources.
- Patched a special case affecting some rare DVDs in the DVDFr database that could lead to some deadlocks.
- Fixed a typo affecting the German translation of the "Various" genre.
Version 1.6.7 (43) | Release Date: 2007-02-23 | Download
See version 1.6.7 (44).
Version 1.6.7 (42) | Release Date: 2006-12-29 | Download
See version 1.6.7 (44).
Version 1.6.7 | Release Date: 2006-12-09 | Download
See version 1.6.7 (44).
Version 1.6.6 | Release Date: 2006-08-16 | Download
Features
- Qualified for Mac OS X v10.4.7.
- Now built using Xcode Tools v2.4.

Enhancements
- Moved some Window menu items to better comply with Apple's Human Interface Guidelines.
- Changed some additional Japanese translations for the better.

Fixes
- Takes into account the recent changes that occurred on DVDFr source.
- Fixed a typo re Filters in our German localization.
- Modified our packaging process for our license agreement to no longer be only displayed in French on Tiger systems.
- Updated our PayPal links for them to no longer redirect to French-only pages.
Version 1.6.5 | Release Date: 2006-03-04 | Download
Features
- Qualified for Mac OS X v10.4.5.
- Now built as a Universal Binary (i.e. Intel-, and PowerPC-compatible).

Enhancements
- Changed a couple of Japanese translations for the better.