[Alexandria-list] feature wishlist
lrz at rubymonks.org
Wed Jul 21 10:05:24 EDT 2004
Sorry for the late of this reply, I could not access my mail box
since a week, so I didn't see that your mail was waiting in the list of
On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 16:48, Andrew Howell wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Alexandia is great, I'm slowly adding my bookshelves to it :)
> A few things I wouldn't mind added to it
> * Would it be possible to get $ value of books. Would be helpful for
> insurance purposes.
Mmh, we can do it easily, the problem is that the price will surely
change according to the provider that will be used at that time. And it
is hard to foreseen which provider will be called, it can vary (for
example, if the first one is down, the second one will be called
So the total $ won't be reliable at all. But it can give you an good
And of course, we need to keep localization in mind (for example,
conversion in Euros, etc...).
> * Printing lists
That will be done for the next release, via an XHTML export that you
will be able to print manually.
> * Sorting by Authors, some of the books I've entered have had Authors in
> "Firstname Surname", and some of them are "Surname, Firstname". This
> breaks sorting. Would be nice if this could be fixed.
I will try to think about it, but it might be hard to implement.
> * Add a provider that knows about Australian books,
> http://www.dymocks.com.au/ maybe.
Good idea. I just filed an entry in your tracker about that.
Thanks for the feedback!
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