[Tellico-users] KDE3 and secret key

Matthew Soffen (tellico) sirgeek-tellico at mrsucko.org
Thu Aug 20 17:18:21 UTC 2009

> Hi,
> 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,

One major question I have about forcing people to sign up for their "free"
AWS account (per the post from <a
 Will Amazon start charging people for using their search
feature/capabilities ?


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