[Tellico-users] KDE3 and secret key

Bob Apthorpe apthorpe at cynistar.net
Thu Aug 20 16:19:51 UTC 2009


Robby Stephenson wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 August 2009, cosmodusel-tellico at yahoo.de wrote:
>> I suggest a big message on the hompage, since the reason for the empty
>> responses from amazon.com are not given by tellico (just empty results)
>> and not easy to find on the homepage!
> Probably a good idea. I'll do that.

My related question is how to log or debug the search traffic so I can
tell why a search gives no results. If I have to, I'll tweak code to
make searches work and pass back the code changes (it's only fair) but
before I can do that I need to know where the disconnect lies. Right now
I can't tell if a search failed because the query is misformulated, the
response isn't properly parsed, or that the query and response were fine
but there are no results. Search logs or debug mode would help as would
some guide to which search providers I should expect to fail.

FWIW, I just started working with Tellico with an eye toward populating
collections with a UPC/EANs slurped in via barcode scanner, alternately
by ISBN. I really don't want to spend the time doing a lot of data entry
so lookup by UPC & ISBN is pretty important to me. While I'd really like
a web-based app that I can access from any machine & share with others,
none of the web apps I've evaluated do what I want. And I don't want to
use an online service because having worked for a dot.com, I don't trust
what they'd do with my data. I bit the bullet on trying a desktop app
because I figured that once all the collections were stored in some form
of database, I could web-enable it later.

Again, thanks for the time and effort put into Tellico; it's appreciated,

-- Bob

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