Thursday, May 22, 2014

Version 1.4.3 Released!!

Changes to Literature Room Organizer include:
  • Added: "Suggested Stock Item Orders" is now a functional form (instead of just a report).
  • Added: On the Reports screen, on the "Publication" tab, added a checkbox "Show Date instead of Request Month" under "Show Details" for quick switching between Request Month or Date visibility.  You must be showing details in order to use this option.
  • Changed: On the "Search for Item" screen, the focus is set to "Select" if there is only one result. This allows you simply press Enter to select.
  • Changed: Clicking "Reset Filter" on all of the order management screens refreshes the list (so checked off items will disappear) even if there was no filter set.
  • Updated: Help information for custom threshold settings.
  • Bug Fix: Inventory would not go to previous month if there was a filter with no results.
  • Bug Fix: Inventory Management message about "order already in this language" would not translate the language.
  • Bug Fix: Mock S-28 form's text "Printed via Literature Room Organizer" was getting cut off.
  • Bug Fix: The "Request Month" setting was lost when LRO was restored after an update.  This bug was introduced in the last update.
Howdy all!  A lot of these changes are minor and help speed up (power users') ability to use LRO.  It will certainly save me a few seconds.  But the biggest change is to the Suggested Stock Item Orders.  For those who are using the Inventory system, this is a great enhancement for you!!  Now instead of just looking at the suggestions, you can quickly and easily act on them.  :-)

I also want to take a moment to give a brief shout-out to all my translators.  I have 5 main translators, and 4 backups.  I never needed my backups, until recently.  Brother Xavier has done the majority of the French work, but he is on vacation at the moment.  So I reached out to brother Raphaël, who does French translation for a living, but graciously helped me out for free with my recent need.  And then for Russian translator, dear brother Xavier, has not responded to me in over a month.  He lives in the Ukraine, and no doubt our brothers there are experiencing hard times.  So, please keep them in your prayers.

All my translators have done an amazing job with the work, and this would certainly not be possible without their diligence and availability!  Even more exciting, I am hard at work with 2 other translators getting LRO translated into Italian and Portuguese!  I have been blessed with a lot of free time at the moment, and with the support and hard work of these brothers, we are making quick progress in enhancing LRO!  Much thanks to everyone for your support! :-)

I will enjoy this extra free time for 2 more months.  So please...if you have suggestions...let me hear them now.  I will be getting right to work on 1.4.4, and soon (either with 1.4.4, or 1.4.5), I will work on support for 64-bit Microsoft Access & Access 2013.

I hope all are doing well.  :-)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Russian S-28 form, and new Russian literature items

Howdy all!

I was able to find another translator to help me complete my Russian translation.  I was able to add quite a few items that were missing, fix the spelling on a few, and even update the S-28 form.  So here are the new items that were added for Russian:
  • 6662 - Что может наполнить вашу жизнь счастьем?
  • 7130 - Что для вас Библия?
  • 7131 - Каким вы видите будущее?
  • 7132 - На чем строится семейное счастье?
  • 7133 - В чьих руках этот мир?
  • 7134 - Прийдет ли конец страданиям?
  • 7135 - Будут ли умершие жить снова?
  • 5419 - Подражайте их вере
  • 6663 - Библия для самых маленьких
  • 9284 - Блудный сын возвращается--на DVD
  • 5118 - Священное Писание — Перевод нового мира (большой формат, роскошное издание, серый)
  • 5117 - Священное Писание — Перевод нового мира (роскошное издание, серый)
  • 8683 - Одежда и внешний вид для посетителей Вефиля
  • 5100 - Другие Библии

I hope all are doing well!  I am working hard on version 1.4.3.  I will hopefully be done and release it by the end of the week.  Stay tuned!! ;-)

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Spanish Literature Items

Howdy all!

I've added a few more items for my Spanish brothers.  Here is what has been added:
  • Cantemos a Jehová – Vocal – En CD, Disco 2
  • Cantemos a Jehová – Vocal – En CD, Disco 4
  • Cantemos a Jehová – Vocal – En CD, Disco 5
  • ¿Cómo ser feliz en la vida?
  • El hijo pródigo – En DVD

I also changed the spelling for the following items (so that everything matches what is on
  • Cantemos a Jehová – Vocal – En CD, Disco 1
  • Cantemos a Jehová – Vocal – En CD, Disco 3

For my Russian brothers, I have found a backup translator who is helping me to complete my work for 1.4.3.  He is also helping to translate the newest literature items, so y'all will be getting an update shortly.

I am hoping to have 1.4.3 released by the end of this week.  Got a few exciting things...the most notable is that the Suggested Stock Item Orders report is no longer a report.  It is a fully functional form that allows you to quickly order the suggested items!!  That way you don't have to write down (or print out) the suggestions and then go order them.  :-)

Hope all are doing well, especially our brothers and sisters in the Ukraine and Russia!