Feature Requests

Robby Stephenson robby at periapsis.org
Wed May 30 01:54:33 UTC 2018

On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 7:23 PM, Bill Gee <bgee at campercaver.net> wrote:

> A related feature ...  This may already be there.  It would be nice to
> have a
> search order setting.  I would like to have Tellico search CD Text first,
> if
> it is there, then local data, then MusicBrainz, then CDDB.

There's a feature to chain multiple data sources together. But CDDB and
CD-text is implemented separately in Tellico so they can't be chained. You
could do MusicBrainz then Discogs then Amazon, though, for example.

I haven't actually looked at that "Multiple Sources" setting in a while,
though and I just now see that the widget layout is messed up. It should
still work for you, though.

> A new feature request - It would be nice to have reports that sort on
> multiple
> criteria.  For example, the Group View list sorts first by artist name and
> then by album title.  I would like an option to sort by artist name and
> then
> by album release date.  For books that would be author name and then
> copyright
> date.

Before you generate the report, you should be able to right-click in the
icon view and select your sorting or show the column in the column view and
click on the header to sort by that field. The report will use that sort
order. If you want to use secondary or tertiary sort field, sort by them in
reverse order. For example, for a book collection, if you want to sort by
author, then publisher, then year, click on the year column, then publisher
column, then author column.

> It would be nice to have some way to add columns to a report.  I would
> like the Group View of music albums to include the media format alongside
> the
> album title.

In the column view, right-click on the header and make sure the media
format is shown. Then generate the report.

In general, the reports will try to follow whatever display and sort
settings you are using currently.

> Another new feature request - When I add an album by "Import Audio CD",
> often
> the new entry is sorted in a way I do not expect.  It is common for it to
> be
> sorted on artist's first name instead of last, or on the orchestra name
> instead of composer, or something else.  There is no easy way to find new
> entries, so I often spend ten or fifteen minutes trying to figure out
> where it
> landed in the database.  It would be nice to have a way to display all new
> entries, or at least to have the entry that was just imported be the
> highlighted/selected entry.

The view should retain whatever sort order you have when you import a new
album. I was about to write that the new album should be shown with bold
text or highlighted, depending on the desktop style settings, but I just
checked and that isn't true. When you manually add a new album, it is shown
differently, but a CDDB import doesn't seem to be, so that's a bug. I'll
see if I can fix that.

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