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Alexandria Book Collection Manager

Alexandria is a GNOME application to help manage a book collection. It retrieves book information (including cover pictures) from several online libraries, allows you to search for a book (either by EAN/ISBN, title, authors, or keyword), can import and export data into ONIX, Tellico, and EAN/ISBN-list formats, generates Web pages from your libraries, allows marking your books as loaned, saves data using the YAML format, features an HIG-compliant user interface, shows books in different views that can be filtered or sorted, and handles book rating and notes.

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  •  19 Mar 2009 15:53

    Release Notes: This release fixes and improves several book providers, as well as fixing or working around several user-interface bugs from 0.6.3. The program is now more stable and the GUI is more responsive, displaying feedback when adding books by ISBN and showing which book provider is currently being searched. There are also a handful of new translations.

    •  22 Feb 2008 18:38

      Release Notes: This release adds an export function for iPod Notes, removes the refresh button from the toolbar, adds asynchronous loading and visual feedback to make the GUI feel more responsive, adds Amazon ECS 4.0 support to replace the old AWS 3.x Amazon provider, adds tooltips to the icon view of books, and fixes many bugs.

      •  02 Oct 2005 22:08

        Release Notes: This release ships a workaround for a Ruby 1.8.3 bug with YAML serialization of big numbers. The data model has been modified to serialize the loaning dates differently, and Alexandria should also be backward compatible with libraries generated by previous versions.

        •  24 Aug 2005 23:25

          Release Notes: The two major points of this release are full Z39.50 support and a complete Docbook manual (with integration with the GNOME help system). Some minor enhancements like auto-completion and American UPC support are also available, as well as a long list of bugfixes.

          •  28 Mar 2005 00:51

            Release Notes: This is mostly a quick bugfix version, even if some features were added in the mean time (such as a book provider to the Amadeus Austrian library). 0.5.0 users are encouraged to upgrade.

            Recent comments

            23 Jan 2008 01:53 tomwoelfel

            Nearly impossible to get running
            There are too many dependencies to ruby-gnome, ruby-gtk, ruby-xxx. You cannot even expect to get the needed libraries compiled - i.e. you need ruby-glib2 from ruby-gtk. But it doesn't compile in the STABLE Branch - in the meanwhile for month.

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