We are glad to announce that version 0.3.7 of Forum Monitor is finally ready to use.
This release include an important change: the adoption of XML as the format for the forum’s configuration files. Here’s an example of what they looks like:
One of the advantages of XML is that it’s standard., so it will lead to a greater extensibility and a better readability. For these reasons there are big plans in this regard. Anyway, an article covering the xml structure of forum’s config files will be published soon.
There are also many other changes, of course.
The detection algorithm has been rewritten almost completly to reflect the xml change, this also for the new <search> node used to specify searches to perform on site’s pages.
The core now has a better login system, more robust that works on more sites.
The main language is now english, but italian keeps to be supported thanks to translations files.
As you could see, there is a new “Documentation” tab on the main navigation, from now on we will update the application reference (created by Doxygen) each time we will publish a new version of the application.
Finally the version 0.3.5 of Forum Monitor is available for download!
This release include a cache system for posts that should increase a bit the monitoring efficiency, code improvements which lead to a very stable release version and two useful tools that can be used only in Debug mode: Site Retriever and Forum Assistant.
Site Retriever is a widget whose job is to perform searches using Google and to return the resulting urls in a list.
Forum Assistant is a tool to perform some basic (and repetitive) tasks on a lists of sites, such as finding which of them have a specific page or a specific code in a page (regex is supported).
Last but not least, this release is totally suitable for linux users that now will be able to execute the program without having QT installed, please read the README file for instructions.
As usual, read more to see the complete changelog.
Finally the release version 0.3 of Forum Monitor is available to download: binary for windows and linux and source code for all the others operating systems.
Changes include multi instance support, a better forum and message detecting algorithm and much more!
Please note that Linux users without QT installed have to also download QT shared libs archive and extract its content to Forum Monitor directory (to do only once).
Forum Monitor version 0.2.5 is finally avaiable for download.
Changes in the new versions include a more complete error system, sound notification and some other cool things, check changelog for further details.
Maybe linux binaries will be avaiable shortly.
Version 0.2 of Forum Monitor is out.
Important thing to note in this release is: vBulletin support!
Users are invited to test the application and submit bugs to the tracker system.
You can download version 0.1.5 of Forum Monitor, but please note that it contains ONLY source code. No binaries.
Version 0.2 soon!
CHANGELOG version 0.1.5:
- Automatically set program language according to system language
- Added edit menu
- Program translated into English
- Removed message box alert when monitoring is stopped with no errors.
- Decoded html of topic titles (baloon message text is now displayed correctly)
- Added preliminary support to vBullettin (not yet working)
- Fixed url paths (removed multiple /, removed ./ in the topic title link)
- Added OK and Cancel buttons to the settings dialog
- Settings Dialog widgets moved to a QTabWidget.
Version 0.1 of Forum Monitor is out.
You can download it and try it yourself.
It include phpbb forum support, please note that the structure is extensible, so anyone can add new forums creating apposites config files. Stay tuned to have more information.