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Version 494 Anonymous Board owner 08/03/2022 (Wed) 22:15:41 Id: aa2989 [Preview] No. 1333
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Qt5 zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v494/Hydrus.Network.494.-.Windows.Qt5.-.Extract.only.zip
Qt6 zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v494/Hydrus.Network.494.-.Windows.Qt6.-.Extract.only.zip
Qt5 exe: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v494/Hydrus.Network.494.-.Windows.Qt5.-.Installer.exe
Qt5 app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v494/Hydrus.Network.494.-.macOS.Qt5.-.App.dmg
Qt6 app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v494/Hydrus.Network.494.-.macOS.Qt6.-.App.dmg
Qt5 tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v494/Hydrus.Network.494.-.Linux.Qt5.-.Executable.tar.gz
Qt6 tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v494/Hydrus.Network.494.-.Linux.Qt6.-.Executable.tar.gz

I had a great week with two big changes. First, there is an optional 'Qt6' version of the program for advanced users to try out, and second, File Import Options has some important updates.

Qt5 and Qt6

If you are a regular user, stick with the Qt5 versions of the release this week. It is the same as before.

Hydrus is moving up to a new version of its UI library, Qt. The new version has a ton of bug fixes and generally better support for newer OS concepts like UI scaling. I am going to be putting out releases for both 5 and 6 for a month or two, testing it with advanced and then normal users, and then will switch to 6 exclusively. Everything seems to be going well, and you don't have to do anything.

If you are an advanced user though, please try out the Qt6 builds. They work exactly the same as the old ones. Just to be careful, I recommend you not try them on your real database first off, and doubly so if you do not have a great backup. I am not worried about database damage, but you never know, and if there are problems, I don't want to give you inconvenience on your main install. Try a fresh extract on your desktop first to make sure it boots ok, and then delete that extract. Then, if you want to try it on your real database, try doing a 'clean install' as here: https://hydrusnetwork.github.io/hydrus/getting_started_installing.html#clean_installs

If you don't do a clean install, you'll still have Qt5 dlls in your install folder and the client will default to the older version (for now). If you are a macOS user, you don't have the concept of 'clean install', so just run the App as normal, but make sure you have a backup of your database first. There's also no Windows Qt6 installer yet. You can check help->about to see what version of Qt is currently running.

So far, the update has been remarkably smooth for me, with very few bugs. A user has been watching the situation for me and kindly provided a patch to deal with the most important syntax changes, so moving over has not been a massive pain in the neck. I've been using it IRL for a few days now and I think things are just that bit smoother and less flickery.

I am particularly interested in Linux and macOS users' feedback. So far, the main limitation I know about is that Windows 7 can't run Qt6 (it is just too old), but there may be other issues in other platforms. Let me know, and we'll see if we can iron them out.

I am going to keep hydrus Qt5 compatible, so anyone who needs to stay on it but wants to keep updating will have the option of running from source.

Anonymous Board owner 08/03/2022 (Wed) 22:17:59 Id: aa2989 [Preview] No.1334 del
file import options

My other plan for this week was getting 'note parsing' working for the downloader. I laid out everything I would have to do, and the first bulky thing I have to do is get 'Note Import Options' integrated. That will be a surprising amount of work, and over some ugly areas, so I decided to take things a little slower and do some cleanup beforehand so I could do it properly.

So, this week I overhauled some of how File Import Options works. There is some behind the scenes work to make all the import options work a little nicer, and also, on the front end, File Import Options now does two new things:

First, File Import Options now has a filetype filter. You can say 'only allow jpegs' or 'only allow video' or whatever you like, just like the 'system:filetype' search predicate. Import Folders used to have this too, but they send those settings down to their File Import Options when they update this week.

Second, File Import Options now have the idea of being 'default' like Tag Import Options do. All your existing File Import Options will stay as they are, but any new ones will be in 'default' state, meaning at the time of import, your settings under options->importing will be used instead. This makes it easier to edit your File Import Options en masse, since there is only one place to go for most changes you ever want to make.

The manage subscriptions dialog now has a 'overwrite file import options' button too, if you do want to mass-set some specific File Import Options across your subs. You might like to just set them all to default this week--I think I will.

This 'default' concept is going to be applied to Note Import Options too. I am still thinking about how extensive the defaults system should be for File and Note Import Options. At the moment, File Import Options still just has the 'quiet' and 'loud' defaults in the options dialog, but I could expand things so you can set a default File Import Options for particular domains as you can for Tag Import Options. I'm thinking of combining them all into one tabbed edit dialog, so I may also extract the Presentation Options out of File Import Options, since those may have a different shape of 'defaults' than File Import Options most of the time. If you care about this stuff, let me know what you think.

full list

- QT6:
- thanks to a user's help, we are rolling out a Qt6 test build this week. we've been running Qt5 for a few years now. 6 is mostly a very large bugfix patch, and I am hopeful this update will relieve several legacy issues related to UI scale, colour support, draw flickering, and other unusual stuff. so far, it is working for me great. I'll be putting out joint 5 and 6 builds for 4-8 weeks, to iron out any big problems, and then I'll switch over to 6 releases exclusively. if you are an advanced user, please give it a go this or next week and let me know if you run into any traceback errors about deprecated method names or completely jank layout in the less used parts of the program
- the actual changes you'll see are mostly style, just slightly different font spacing, things like that. if you have a system-baked Qt5 style that hydrus magically inherits, this will no longer work, you need to get a Qt6 version of the style (although I understand this is happening already for the popular styles, so you may already have them)
- users on Windows 7 and similarly old OS versions are unable to run Qt6 programs, sorry!
- I intend to keep the code 5-compatible, and users who run from source can choose whichever version of Qt they prefer, as here in the help: https://hydrusnetwork.github.io/hydrus/running_from_source.html#qt
- the linux Qt6 build also goes up from ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. let me know if you have any trouble, but it feels like it is time to update this too

Anonymous Board owner 08/03/2022 (Wed) 22:20:47 Id: aa2989 [Preview] No.1335 del
- file import options overhaul:
- I wanted to do note parsing this week, but when I reviewed the whole job, there wasn't enough time to do it properly. so, in prep for a cleaner introduction of 'note import options' next week, I am overhauling how the other import options do some stuff
- all file import options now support filetype filtering! it uses the same control as system:filetype or in import folders, but with some improved logic. on update, existing import folder filetype settings will be copied down to the file import options
- file import options now work on a similar 'default' system as tag import options. existing file import options will stay as-is, but new ones will begin in a 'use the default settings at time of import' state. those defaults are editable under _options->importing_. for now I am not adding a 'use this file import options default for this web domain' system, but it might happen in future. let's see how this all shakes out first
- the file import options button now has a right-click menu like the tag import options button
- the manage subscriptions panel now has a 'overwrite file import options' button to mass-set FIO
- cleaned up a bunch of old file import and import options code
- .
- misc:
- system:filetype now remembers meta filetypes better. if you select 'all video', it will now still select all video even if hydev adds support for a new video type in future. also if you select 'video + animations', it'll say that rather than listing out every possible specific-type
- fixed an issue where loading a favourite search wasn't always setting 'include current/pending' values on the buttons correct
- fixed up a status display in the gallery downloader and watcher pages--if you pause an importer while it is doing work, it now says 'pausing...' as its status until any current jobs are finished. it was giving empty text before, as if it were finished already
- fixed some unusual behaviour with downloader highlighting where the first query pended to an empty page was secretly highlighted for the next session load, and fixed the 'subscription gap downloader' also doing this and not obeying the normal 'highlight new downloaders if nothing already highlighted' option
- improved the error when the 'make sure this directory exists' function runs into a file with that pathname
- fixed a rare selection position error, maybe Qt6 only, when clicking in the thumbnail grid as it is loading
- .
- boring Qt6 code cleanup:
- as a side thing, I set up quick-launch environments for QtPy5, QtPy6, PySide2, and PySide6 in my IDE this week, so I can now test all these situations and jump back in time no problem in future
- integrated a user's patch to bring us up to Qt6 compatibility and did a little more work to get it backwards compatible with older qtpy and Qt5
- refactored the critical Qt boot setup and monkeypatching from QtPorting to a new QtInit module
- migrated the hydrus code for keyboardModifiers, event-pos, and globalPos all to the Qt6 equivalents so the monkeypatching is always going to be on older versions looking forward
- fiddled with QPoint and QPointF conversions a little so I _think_ Qt5 and Qt6 is always talking about the same type
- updated build scripts and requirements.txts for the new situation
- updated the help a bit for the new situation

next week

Note Import Options! I'm going to focus on it. I'll see if I can merge all the Import Options together, get the note merge tech we need working and tested, and then get some actual note parsing working in the downloader so we can play around with it.

Release Tomorrow! Anonymous Board owner 08/10/2022 (Wed) 02:53 Id: e9b6e2 [Preview] No.1337 del
I had a great week continuing the Qt6 work and Import Options overhaul. I fixed several Qt6 bugs, including fuzzy thumbnails at >100% UI scale, and collapsed all File/Tag Import Options into one button and dialog. Advanced users will be able to play with prototype Note Import Options and note parsing.

The release should be as normal tomorrow.

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