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Still working every day on rc4.
I started to optimize database updates while fixing operations.
It was something I would like to do, but later. Unfortunatly, I came across some problems and I decided to do it now.
I reworked the database design and simplify it a bit. Some meaningless info have been removed to improve speed and most queries have been optimized.
Now, I'm updating source code to reflect database changes.
In the current state, with a mame database and more than 100 roms folders, I can rename roms and update display and db in real time !
Some new on what's going on with romcenter 4.
I work on it almost every day, and things are going well.
3 weeks ago, I did some tests with mame 0.154 and a load of roms folder (130 folders, one of them with 3000+ files). It was very slow.
So I started to redesign the database to make it work with current version of mame and its huge number of roms.
New structure is finished, and I have to adapt main program to work with it. For now, creating db, updating db, loading and displaying roms, adding and removing folders are working. I still have to adapt fix operations.
A beta version is still planned as soon as possible.
Due to regular spam, I activated an approbation for all posts from new users.
RomCenter 4 wip
Some quick info on romcenter 4 progresses: repair engine is almost done, gui is also quite stable at the moment. I will post some pictures soon so that you can have a look.
I will probably post some pictures soon.
I want to make the current state of the application stable enough so that we can start fixing some roms. An alpha reversion will be released for testing and to gather your thought.
The fix database is the same as in v3 but some bugs have been fixed during the development. As the db engine is part of the db, it is in v4 as well.
I think I could achieve some optimization in the db managment (for big dat), but I will do that later.
If you have questions, please post them and I will try to give you some answers.
see you soon.
Developement on version 4 is still on progress. All goes well, but slowly. I changed my job 3 months ago, and it was a very busy period.
I'm currently working on the main program. The first step is to provide same features as actual version. Then I will add more things.
I'm now finishing the disk access part (rar, zip, 7z, files and folders). I already created the 'rename file' operation, and I will test it as soon as the disk access will be ready.
I still have a lot of work, and not much time, but I will try to give some progress news.
So stay tuned, and keep using romcenter.
I also updated the forum to the latest version. It will hopefully limit spam...
The rss/atom feed plugin has been updated as well.