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goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« on: December 25, 2009, 09:08:08 pm »
Here's my personal Christmas present for you all, a whole new application: goText++ Desk!
That is... goText for Windows, Linux and MacOSX!


Yes you read it right, as many people requested there's finally an official goText for PC, and it's named goText++ Desk!.
And best of all it's a native application written in C++, and it's available for Windows, Linux and MacOSX.


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Everything has started as a little application I coded to test the basics of Qt Framework, but it didn't take much time before I realized it could grow into something big.
I started making design tests, experiment ideas, crystallize them into UML diagrams, standard drafts, and...with quite a good amount of time spent in the last year, writing code and testing, that little experiment has grown into a complete, stable, and working SMS application.

This first goText++ Desk! is marked as beta, as it may contain some bugs, and is still missing some interesting piece I'd like to add.
Anyway it's already fully usable, and used a lot by 3 people in the last year (thanks to Mao and Va for using and testing).

This release is more important than it appears to be at a first sight, because goText++ Desk is the first piece of the goText world to use a new Xml Service format.
Yes, this is the second popular request that becomes real today.
Finally goText starts to move to Xml based services. It is a new format, designed from scratch to be easy for beginners, and as powerful as classic goText services for advanced service writers.
Right now the Xml Service format is supported only in goText++ Desk, but it will be the main format used in the future goText 3.

To get goText++ Desk!, and the new Xml Services, head over to the goText++ Desk! homepage.

I really hope you had a nice Christmas, and that you'll appreciate the same this late Chrismas present I'm giving to you all.

    Zydio

PS: I'm sorry but I didn't have enough time to test and package the MacOSX version, it will be released by the end of the month.

Update (December 30, 2009): version 0.8.1 released, fixing some network related problems. Update is recommended to anyone, especially to Windows users.

Update (December 31, 2009): version 0.8.2 released, fixing again some network related problems.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 01:51:04 pm by Zydio »

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Re: goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 09:44:53 pm »
Grazie mille per questa nuova versione,
aspetto la versione per Mac  ;)

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Re: goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009, 09:48:04 pm »
Grazie mille per questa nuova versione,
aspetto la versione per Mac  ;)

Mi spiace, so che ormai sono in tanti ad avere un Mac, cercherò di sbrigarmi..ma per oggi proprio non sono riuscito a prepararla.
Se ne parla tra pochi giorni comunque  :)

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Yes I know, there are lots of Mac users today...I'll try to release the Mac version as soon as possible.
It's only a matter of days anyway :)

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Re: goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2009, 01:11:46 pm »
Thanks for the great present Mr Zydio, Merry Christmas...

Will other services being implemented in XML format too ?

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Re: goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2009, 02:22:14 pm »
Thanks for the great present Mr Zydio, Merry Christmas...

Will other services being implemented in XML format too ?

Obviously, we will try to rewrite all services to the XML format in the coming weeks.
Xml Service format is really easy, anyone can try to write those new services, it's not as difficult as write php code! ;)

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Re: goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2009, 03:20:16 pm »
Hmmmmm, yes may be ! I have just read the first page of how to write XML and has written some of the code to be familiar with, I am at the start of <send> by now, up to now there was no difficulties

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Re: goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2009, 03:21:09 pm »
Hmmmmm, yes may be ! I have just read the first page of how to write XML and has written some of the code to be familiar with, I am at the start of <send> by now, up to now there was no difficulties

Always take a look at existing xml services, they help a lot to understand the format!

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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009, 03:25:46 pm »
Yes they are good samples for sure beside the given descriptions of the commands.
I have noticed  about the "-" characters at the beginning of the commands, are they needed or can be ignored?

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Re: goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2009, 04:52:43 pm »
I don't recall any "command" starting with a dash...please make an example, but open a new thread on the (currently empty) Xml Services board about this.

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Re: goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2009, 06:08:05 pm »
Grandissimo! Non vedo l'ora di provarla!!  ;D

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Re: goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2009, 10:52:30 pm »
Grandissimo! Non vedo l'ora di provarla!!  ;D
Grazie di questa fantastica versione, ma gli mms di vodafone funzionano?!? a me da errore...

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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2009, 11:35:56 pm »
Grandissimo! Non vedo l'ora di provarla!!  ;D
Grazie di questa fantastica versione, ma gli mms di vodafone funzionano?!? a me da errore...
Scusate. funziona benissimooooooo
complimenti. ma non cè un metodo x importare o esportare la rubrica?!?! vi prego ditemi di si.

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il più bel regalo di natale
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2009, 11:39:50 pm »
grazie! grazie! grazie!
fantastico! ;D

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Re: goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2009, 06:09:26 pm »
L'importazione della rubrica ancora non è implementata, ma si potrà fare via bluetooth, penso con le vCard, come fa il progetto N3TSMS di un nostro amico :)

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Re: goText++ Desk! for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2009, 07:02:37 pm »
Grandissimo! Non vedo l'ora di provarla!!  ;D
Grazie di questa fantastica versione, ma gli mms di vodafone funzionano?!? a me da errore...
Scusate. funziona benissimooooooo
complimenti. ma non cè un metodo x importare o esportare la rubrica?!?! vi prego ditemi di si.

E' una cosa che ho già in programma per le prossime versioni  :)

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Address book import/export is something that I've already planned for future releases :)