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Johannes Leckebusch

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Should I change from TP 7 Prof to TP 10?
« on: 2017-01-12 20:47:39 »
About 10 years ago I got a job, which included to reprograph and archivate hundreds of pictures and documents. At that time (about 2006/2007) I looked for a program to organize this - and detected ThumbsPlus (I don't remember the version number at that time).

Some times later I decidet to use it also for my own digital photography and also for building websites for other customers.

I had sometimes problems, but they could be resolved more or less perfect every time, and I did very much efforts to perfect and maintain my libraries and some of my customers. The use of flexible galleries is very important and essential for that.

For many years I'm now using the german version of ThumbsPlus 7 Professional. But it is somewhat out of time - for example, it cannot handle UTF character encoding in comments and descriptions of entries.

In the last years I have made some efforts to upgrade to TP 8, TP 9, and now TP 10 - and never succeded. There are no more German versions after TP 7, and some problems occur with different file extension names between the German and the English version of the program. This is probably nowhere documented, but with hours of looking and trying one seems to be able to find all that out.

Now TP 10 is able to convert direct the database format from TP 7, what earlier was very terrible (via .txt-Files or so), so I could really fast convert to TP 10 as database manager.

But what I never, never, never succeded was the transformation of all my Webgalleries, and they are a very great and important part of it all.

So I'm now at the very last (!!!) time to decide, if I should kill ThumbsPlus at all and look for other tools, or get in the next one or two weeks the solution for moving all my work to an actual and living (?) version.


You can find with ThumbsPlus generated galleries there:

[link=http://www.johannes-leckebusch.de/Fotogalerien/index.html]http://www.johannes-leckebusch.de/Fotogalerien/index.html[/link]
[link=http://www.johannes-leckebusch.de/Fotogalerien/SommerIrschenberg2012/index.htm]http://www.johannes-leckebusch.de/Fotogalerien/SommerIrschenberg2012/index.htm[/link]
(...)

[link=http://www.foto.ungruen.de/index2.html]http://www.foto.ungruen.de/index2.html[/link]
[link]http://www.foto.ungruen.de/Menschen%20und%20Farben/index.htm[/link]
(...)

[link]http://www.modebayrischzell.net/MODE_und_mehr/Willkommen.html[/link]
[link]http://www.modebayrischzell.net/MODE_und_mehr/Mode/Seiten/Damen/index.htm[/link]
(...)

and some more. I've nearly 200.000 entries in my database, and hundreds of galleries ... and it would be really hard to give all that up und look for another solution.

But if I cannot get the whole maintenace, especially of the galleries, working with an actual and supportet version, I must do so.

It would be very kind, if someone could help me with that.

Greetings from southern Germany/Bavaria:

[link]http://www.johannes-leckebusch.de/Fotogalerien/FeuerhimmelIrschenberg/index.htm[/link]

Thank you very much for any help - Johannes

Daan van Rooijen

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« Reply #1 on: 2017-01-13 03:51:52 »
> But what I never, never, never succeded was the transformation of all my Webgalleries, and they are a very great and important part of it all.

I'm not sure what you mean by webgalleries. Is the problem that the database conversion did not include your galleries, or is there a problem with the web wizard templates that you use to generate webpages from your galleries?
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« Reply #2 on: 2017-01-15 02:58:01 »
Same situation here.

Seemingly at the moment no means are provided to migrate the TP7 Database ("Access" Format) to the native file-based database used in the recent TP version and which overcomes the 2 GB limit. (Supposedly this is because the next major release of TP will use a faster database format and migrating huge databases makes more sense at that point in time.

For migrating my web-galleries I think I will need to invest some work to revise the templates and creation parameters.

I always use TP galleries as the source for the Web-galleries to manage the content. But I am positive that migrating the database will keep the TP galleries intact.

-Michael

Johannes Leckebusch

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« Reply #3 on: 2017-01-15 11:25:54 »
I'l hope so ...

Meanwhile I've detected the reason for the errors with TP7 (a microsoft access driver error), respectively removed a "user field" that produced them obviously. So I will continue to use the database and web-galleries some more time with TP 7 ...

> Same situation here.
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> Seemingly at the moment no means are provided to migrate the TP7 Database ("Access" Format) to the native file-based database used in the recent TP version and which overcomes the 2 GB limit. (Supposedly this is because the next major release of TP will use a faster database format and migrating huge databases makes more sense at that point in time.
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> For migrating my web-galleries I think I will need to invest some work to revise the templates and creation parameters.

You also have problems to migrate them without revising them? But there exists no documentation what to do in this context?

> I always use TP galleries as the source for the Web-galleries to manage the content. But I am positive that migrating the database will keep the TP galleries intact.
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> -Michael

-Johannes

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« Reply #4 on: 2017-01-15 17:42:01 »
>You also have problems to migrate them without revising them?
I guess I will, but I did not try yet.

-Michael