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Version 507 Anonymous Board owner 11/23/2022 (Wed) 22:06 Id: ef0b34 [Preview] No. 1419 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v507/Hydrus.Network.507.-.Windows.-.Extract.only.zip
exe: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v507/Hydrus.Network.507.-.Windows.-.Installer.exe
app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v507/Hydrus.Network.507.-.macOS.-.App.dmg
tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v507/Hydrus.Network.507.-.Linux.-.Executable.tar.gz

I had an ok week. There are some bug fixes, more Client API data, and a new tool for server janitors.

Full changelog: https://hydrusnetwork.github.io/hydrus/changelog.html


This week is a little slim on updates for normal users. Mostly bug fixes, and updates to the 'running from source' setup scripts, and there is a neat fix/improvement when you apply set-duplicate actions to many thumbnails at once. Check the changelog if you want to read more!

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Anonymous 11/28/2022 (Mon) 10:35 Id: a6f8cd [Preview] No.1420 del
everything is broke again
venv won't start because there is no activate.bat
why do you hate me so much, why do you make me go through all this pain and torture? just because i won't submit to windows10?

Release Tomorrow! Anonymous Board owner 11/30/2022 (Wed) 05:20 Id: c4e769 [Preview] No.1421 del
I had a great week fixing some bugs, adding a hash lookup to the Client API, and attaching a Tag Filter to the PTR, which will make it easier to clear out some less useful and misparsed tags right as they are uploaded, no petition needed.

The release should be as normal tomorrow.

Sorry to hear your trouble. Can you talk more about what happened? Did you change the venv, or could an anti-virus or other program have interfered with it? If the activate.bat has disappeared, try running the setup-venv.bat again--that'll clear out your old venv folder and reinstall everything.

Since you have had problems with this, could you tell me what has been most difficult to get going? Has my 'running from source' help been confusing at any point? Did the setup bat fail? How did things break before, and what was the solution? How could I make it easier? I have been adjusting the help and the scripts in recent weeks to be more clear on each step, so I regret it hasn't worked for you.

Anonymous 12/01/2022 (Thu) 13:58 Id: 63f590 [Preview] No.1423 del
I managed to make it work by building from scratch in a new folder.
Before I had database failure, due to my mistake of not backing it up properly.
Venv failed before until I found working mix of qt5, old python, new mpv.
It's painful because I don't even know the difference and simply seeking blindly for something that will run somehow.

Version 508 Anonymous Board owner 11/30/2022 (Wed) 23:40 Id: 7ccfc4 [Preview] No. 1422 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v508/Hydrus.Network.508.-.Windows.-.Extract.only.zip
exe: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v508/Hydrus.Network.508.-.Windows.-.Installer.exe
app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v508/Hydrus.Network.508.-.macOS.-.App.dmg
tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v508/Hydrus.Network.508.-.Linux.-.Executable.tar.gz

I had a great week fixing some bugs, adding hash lookup to the Client API, and finally attaching a Tag Filter to the PTR.

Full changelog: https://hydrusnetwork.github.io/hydrus/changelog.html

tag filter

For normal users: the PTR will start filtering out some bad tags automatically, you don't have to do anything.

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Version 506 Anonymous Board owner 11/16/2022 (Wed) 22:38 Id: ecaf97 [Preview] No. 1416 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v506/Hydrus.Network.506.-.Windows.-.Extract.only.zip
exe: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v506/Hydrus.Network.506.-.Windows.-.Installer.exe
app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v506/Hydrus.Network.506.-.macOS.-.App.dmg
tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v506/Hydrus.Network.506.-.Linux.-.Executable.tar.gz

I had a great week catching up on a variety of small cleanup, fixes, client api, sidecars, and ui quality of life.

Full changelog: https://hydrusnetwork.github.io/hydrus/changelog.html


system:rating gets the same overhaul system:time had recently. Some nicer labels and clearer interaction. If you use this a lot, have a poke around, because the click logic has changed a little--to say 'is not rated', you now say the rating 'is' 'nothing'.

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Release Tomorrow! Anonymous Board owner 11/23/2022 (Wed) 06:45 Id: 57a026 [Preview] No.1418 del
I had an ok week fixing some bugs, expanding the Client API a little, and improving some server admin tools.

The release should be as normal tomorrow.

Version 465 Anonymous Board owner 12/08/2021 (Wed) 23:18:41 Id: 4b8c84 [Preview] No. 1183 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v465/Hydrus.Network.465.-.Windows.-.Extract.only.zip
exe: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v465/Hydrus.Network.465.-.Windows.-.Installer.exe
app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v465/Hydrus.Network.465.-.macOS.-.App.dmg
tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v465/Hydrus.Network.465.-.Linux.-.Executable.tar.gz

I had a good week. I focused on background improvements to the database. If you have a big client, it will take several minutes to update the database. My 2.4 million file PTR-syncing IRL client took 8 minutes.


First off, some quick fixes: I fixed unnamespaced wildcard tag searches (e.g. 'sam*s'), which were recently not producing namespaced results. I also improved handling in the new ICC profile system when the ICC profile with an image being loaded was completely borked.

Also, it seems the login-required 'gelbooru favourites by user id' downloader recently(?) broke severely--as well as pulling favourite links, it was also parsing and visiting the 'remove from favourites' link and deleting them! I fixed the gelbooru gallery parser to never pull a delete link again, but if you used this parser to grab all your favourites, please check your favourites list, and if you can, dig that downloader back out of hydrus and do a mass 'open sources' on the file log or the thumbnails so you can re-favourite any files that were dropped. Thanks to the users who noticed what was going on here and figured out what needed to be fixed.

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Anonymous Board owner 12/08/2021 (Wed) 23:19:11 Id: 4b8c84 [Preview] No.1184 del
icc profile and pixel hash

This is mostly database prep for future duplicate system expansions.

The client database now records whether still images have an ICC profile, and it also saves data for 'these images are exact pixel duplicates' decisions. On update, all your existing files will be queued for scans to fill in this data in the background. Anything with an ICC profile will also regenerate its thumbnail. You don't have to do anything, this will all happen automatically over the coming week(s).

In time, you'll be able to search for images with ICC profiles with the new 'system:has icc profile' search predicate. This predicate is weird and advanced, so I think I'll hide it away soon under an umbrella for advanced stuff.

The 'exact pixel duplicate' data will be useful in the near future, when I expand the duplicate system to find (and optionally automatically merge) certain pairs that are perfect visual dupes.

full list

- misc:
- fixed a recent bug in wildcard search where 't*g' unnamespaced wildcards were not returning namespace results
- sped up multi-predicate wildcard searches in some unusual file domains
- the file maintenance manager is now more polite about how it works. no matter its speed settings, it now pauses regularly to check on and wait until the main UI is feeling good to start new work. this should relieve heavier clients on older machines who will get a bunch of new work to do this week
- 'all local files' in _review services_ now states how many files are awaiting physical deletion in the new deferred delete queue. this live updates when the values change but should be 0 pretty much all the time

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Anonymous Board owner 12/08/2021 (Wed) 23:21:29 Id: 4b8c84 [Preview] No.1185 del
- 'has icc profile' now cached in database:
- the client database now keeps track of which image files have an icc profile. this data is added on file import
- a new file maintenance task can generate it retroactively, and if a file is discovered to have an icc profile, it will be scheduled for a thumbnail regeneration too
- a new system predicate, 'system:has icc profile', can now search this data. this system pred is weird, so I expect in future it will get tucked into an umbrella system pred for advanced/rare stuff
- on update, all your existing image files are scheduled for the maintenance task. your 'has icc profile' will populate over time, and thumbnails will correct themselves
- .
- pixel hash now cached in database:
- the client database now keeps track of image 'pixel hashes', which are fast unique identifiers that aggregate all that image's pixels. if two images have the same pixel hash, they are pixel duplicates. this data is added on file import
- a new file maintenance task can generate it retroactively
- on update, all your existing image files are scheduled for the maintenance task. it'll work lightly in the background in prep for future duplicate file system improvements
- .
- boring search code cleanup:
- fixed a bug where the tag search cache could lose sibling/parent-chained values when their count was zeroed, even though they should always exist in a domain's lookup
- fixed up some repository reset code that was regenerating surplus tag search data
- with the new deleted files domain, simplified the new complex domain search pattern
- converted basic tag search code to support multiple location domains
- cleaned up some search cache and general table creation code to handle legacy orphan tables without error

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Anonymous Board owner 12/08/2021 (Wed) 23:25:16 Id: 4b8c84 [Preview] No.1186 del
next week

I'll take Christmas week off, so I only have two more proper weeks in the year. I would like to have basic pixel duplicate search working before then. Just a dropdown on the duplicates page for 'pair must/must not be pixel dupes' or similar. So, I will work on that and see if we can aim for a 'clean' release for end of year.


My todo list reminded me yesterday that I put out the first non-experimental beta of hydrus on December 14th, 2011. This is the rough 'start date' of the project and its birthday now. It will be ten years this week, which is pretty crazy.

Like a lot of people, 2021 was an odd year for me. I changed some lifestyle stuff, dropping some unhealthy habits, and also had some unexpected stress. After looking back though, I am overall happy with my work. Although I completed fewer big new projects than I hoped, and at times I felt bogged down in rewrites and fixes, the general performance of the client grew significantly this year. As well as a variety of new tag search and display options, the sibling and parent system was completely overhauled on several fronts, with the improved virtualised storage in the database and asynchronous real-time application calculation, and with that the autocomplete search finally supported 'perfect' sibling+parent adjusted tag counts in very fast time. Years-old sibling and parent application bugs were finally drilled down to and fixed. The tag lists across the program gained better sibling and parent display and commands. Wildcard searches became much faster too, and all sorts of tag and file search improved on smaller domains, sometimes by a factor of a thousand, even when a client had the whole PTR lurking in the background. We also moved to automatic repository account creation and improved serverside privacy, tags became easier to sort, file and database maintenance gained multiple new commands that saved a ton of time and inconvenience, the database learned to repair much of itself, system predicates became parseable in the Client API and editable in main UI, we moved from my duct-taped dev machines to github-built releases, the image renderer moved to a tiled system that allowed very fast zoom, sessions could grow much larger without CPU death and could save to disk with a fraction of their old write I/O, and a whole ton of other little fixes and quality of life improvements to every system.

I get a lot out of working on hydrus, and I hope to continue just like this. I appreciate everyone's feedback and support over the years. Thank you!

If you would like to further support my work and are in a position to do so, my simple no-reward Patreon is here: https://www.patreon.com/hydrus_dev

Release Tomorrow! Anonymous Board owner 12/15/2021 (Wed) 05:44:06 Id: f4f758 [Preview] No.1187 del
I had a great week. I managed to improve the duplicate filter search more than I thought, adding the ability to filter based on pixel duplicates and also pair similarity, and then I was able to rework the video scanbar so it sits inside the video frame and autohides based on mouse position.

The release should be as normal tomorrow.

fgvhb 11/18/2022 (Fri) 05:23 Id: f9fb4a [Preview] No.1417 del

Version 505 Anonymous Board owner 11/09/2022 (Wed) 23:14 Id: afcba6 [Preview] No. 1413 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Windows release got a hotfix! If you got 505a right after the release was posted and everything is a bad darkmode, get the new one!
zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v505b/Hydrus.Network.505b.-.Windows.-.Extract.only.zip
exe: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v505b/Hydrus.Network.505b.-.Windows.-.Installer.exe
app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v505a/Hydrus.Network.505a.-.macOS.-.App.dmg
tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v505a/Hydrus.Network.505a.-.Linux.-.Executable.tar.gz

I had a great couple of weeks fixing bugs, exposing EXIF and other embedded metadata better, and making it easier for anyone to run the client from source.

Full changelog (big one this week): https://hydrusnetwork.github.io/hydrus/changelog.html


I added tentative EXIF support a little while ago. It wasn't very good--it never knew if a file had EXIF before you checked, so it was inconvenient, and non searchable--but the basic framework was there. This week I make that prototype more useful.

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Anonymous Board owner 11/09/2022 (Wed) 23:14 Id: afcba6 [Preview] No.1414 del
misc highlights

If you are interested in changing page drag and drop behaviour or regularly have overfull page tab bars, check the new checkboxes in options->gui pages.

If you are on Windows and have the default options->style, booting the client with your Windows 'app darkmode' turned on should magically draw most of the client stuff in the correct dark colours! Switching between light and dark while the program is running seems buggy, but this is a step forward. My fingers are crossed that future Qt versions improve this feature, including for multiplatform.

Thanks to a user, the twitter downloader is fixed. The twitter team changed a tiny thing a few days ago. Not sure if it is to do with Elon or not; we'll see if they make more significant changes in future.

I fixed a crazy bug in the options when you edit a colour but find simply moving the mouse over the 'colour gradient' rectangle would act like a drag, constantly selecting. This is due to a Qt bug, but I patched it on our side. It happens if you have certain styles set under options->style, and the price of fixing the bug is I have to add a couple seconds of lag to booting and exiting a colour picker dialog. If you need to change a lot of colours, then set your style to default for a bit, where there is no lag.

next week

I pushed it hard recently, and I am due a cleanup week, so I am going to take it easy and just do some refactoring and simple fixes.

Release Tomorrow! Anonymous Board owner 11/16/2022 (Wed) 03:38 Id: 4d126f [Preview] No.1415 del
I had a great week working on a variety of small cleanup, fixes, client api, sidecars, and UI quality of life.

The release should be as normal tomorrow.

Q&A Thread Anonymous Board owner 08/08/2019 (Thu) 00:24 Id: 348093 [Preview] No. 10 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Please feel free to ask questions about hydrus here.

As a reminder, the help and getting started guide is here:

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Anonymous 06/23/2022 (Thu) 12:20:24 [Preview] No.1308 del
The e621 login script seems to be half-broken: when trying to login it consistently gets blocked by cloudflare, but when testing it on the "edit login script" page it works perfectly.
This happens even on the same IP, and with less than a minute between both tests.
Anyone has a clue as to what might be causing this difference?

Anonymous 06/23/2022 (Thu) 22:53:58 Id: 35424d [Preview] No.1309 del
when using stuff like "collect by title" in the search page, is it possible to sort by random for the overall results page but sort by page number within the individual collection?

e.g. say I have a few titled image sets with red_hair tag, with 2-10 images in each. when I sort by random I would like to see a random image set, but then as I scroll through the page I want to see page 1, page 2, page 3 etc from that image set. right now, if I sort by random and group by title, I will see pages in a random order like 6,10,4,1,9, etc

Anonymous 06/28/2022 (Tue) 01:53:37 Id: 6aedd7 [Preview] No.1310 del
Is there way for nitter importer to apply post date as file metadata date and if it is possible for multiple images in one tweet to have relationship between each other?

Anonymous 08/04/2022 (Thu) 09:47:57 Id: 11b02b [Preview] No.1336 del
How could I set Hydrus to download the entirety of e621? I'm new to Hydrus but want to backup the site due to how much seems to get removed from it

Anonymous 11/09/2022 (Wed) 19:53 Id: 982e28 [Preview] No.1412 del
Database is locked after my pc was force shutdown yesterday. I have a backup from yesterday, but ideally, I'd like to restore all the changes I made after creating the backup. Any way to fix this?

Version 504 Anonymous Board owner 10/26/2022 (Wed) 21:31 Id: 1777bc [Preview] No. 1403 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v504/Hydrus.Network.504.-.Windows.-.Extract.only.zip
exe: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v504/Hydrus.Network.504.-.Windows.-.Installer.exe
app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v504/Hydrus.Network.504.-.macOS.-.App.dmg
tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v504/Hydrus.Network.504.-.Linux.-.Executable.tar.gz

I had a great week focusing on improving sidecar import/export. Importing and exporting tags and URLs with files is now easy.


As a reminder, I am no longer putting out Qt5 builds. If you are on Windows 7 (and I heard one instance of 8.1), or a similarly old OS, you probably cannot run the hydrus builds any more. You can still update, but you need to run from source from now on. The good news is that this is now much easier to do on Windows--please check the help here: https://hydrusnetwork.github.io/hydrus/running_from_source.html

Windows source users should also get a nice hydrus taskbar icon this week.

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Anonymous Board owner 10/26/2022 (Wed) 21:32 Id: 1777bc [Preview] No.1405 del
- importer/exporter sidecar expansion (boring stuff):
- split the importer/exporter objects into separate importers and exporters. existing router objects will update and split their internal objects safely
- all objects in this system can now describe themselves
- all import/export nodes now produce appropriate example texts for string processing and parsing UI test panels
- Filename Tagging Options objects no longer track neighbouring .txt file importing, and their UI removes it too. Import Folders will suck their old data on update and convert to metadata routers
- wrote a json sidecar importer that takes a parsing formula
- wrote a json sidecar exporter that takes a list of dictionary names to export to. it will edit an existing file
- wrote some ui panels to edit single file metadata migration routers
- wrote some ui panels to edit single file metadata migration importers
- wrote some ui panels to edit single file metadata migration exporters
- updated edit export folder panel to use the new UI. it was already using a full static version of the system behind the scenes; now this is exposed and editable
- updated the manual file export panel to use the new UI. it was using a half version of the system before--now the default options are updated to the new router object and you can create multiple exports
- updated import folders to use the new UI. the filename tagging options no longer handles .txt, it is now on a separate button on the import folder
- updated manual file imports to use the new UI. the 'add tags before import' window now has a 'sidecars' page tab, which lets you edit metadata routers. it updates a path preview list live with what it expects to parse
- a full suite of new unit tests now checks the router, the four import nodes, and the four export nodes thoroughly
- renamed ClientExportingMetadata to ClientMetadataMigration and moved to the metadata module. refactored the importers, exporters, and shared methods to their own files in the same module
- created a gui.metadata module for the new router and metadata import/export widgets and panels

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No Release Tomorrow! Anonymous Board owner 11/02/2022 (Wed) 04:32 Id: dce9c3 [Preview] No.1408 del
I was ill this week and am short on work time. I will spend tomorrow doing some more normal work instead of the release.

505 should be on the 9th of November. Thanks everyone!


I did just commit changes for users who run from source. I updated the easy-setup scripts and wrote variants for Linux and macOS. My test options are limited, so if you are an advanced Linux or macOS user, please do test these new scripts and let me know where things break or are otherwise confusing. The updated help walks through it all: https://hydrusnetwork.github.io/hydrus/running_from_source.html

Anonymous 11/03/2022 (Thu) 15:41 Id: 618b54 [Preview] No.1409 del
I have thumbnails hidden by default on new pages, I have to do "pages - management & previevs - show" every time. Any way to keep them shown?

Anonymous Board owner 11/05/2022 (Sat) 20:27 Id: b94286 [Preview] No.1410 del
Are you on Qt5? You just see a widely stretched left-side panel, and the thumbnail panel is 0 pixels wide on the right? I am going to investigate a bug where in various situations, the thumbnail panel is disappearing in Qt5. Please let me know if I fix your issue in v505.

Release Tomorrow! Anonymous Board owner 11/09/2022 (Wed) 01:35 Id: ecfc09 [Preview] No.1411 del
I had a great couple of weeks working on a variety of features. I fixed a heap of bugs, made it possible to search for files that have EXIF and other human-readable file metadata, and updated and translated my easy setup scripts, so it is now easy for any user on any platform to run the program from source.

The release should be as normal tomorrow.

Release Tomorrow! Anonymous Board owner 10/26/2022 (Wed) 03:52 Id: 453ba1 [Preview] No.1400 del
I had a great week focusing on a full-scale update of the 'neighbouring .txt' import/export system. When you import or export files, you can now send URLs as well as tags; you can use .json instead of .txt; you can transform and filter text as it passes through; and you can set up workflows to multiple files at once. Everything is presented and edited in new UI.

The release should be as normal tomorrow.

I was not familiar with what 'proxy pac' was, but it is a kind of javascript proxy configuration file? I don't support this, but if you run from source there may be a way to hack it in. I did a little search, and it looks like the main network library I use, 'requests', does not support this format easily:


Some custom libraries referred in that same question seem able to do it. They may work well, but I do not know.

Whenever someone has a complicated proxying request, my general answer is to first see if your program supplies an OS-level or application-level wrapper, since that is always going to be easier and faster and more reliable than anything I can hack together. Do you have anything like that, where you can say 'any traffic from 'hydrus client', please wrap in this proxy'?

Thank you for this report. It looks like the media panel (the thumbnails area) is not being swapped correctly. If and when this happens again, can you please hit pages->management and preview panels->show/hide? That normally hides the panel on the left. Maybe it fixes your layout, maybe it reveals more information. It might be the media panel is there, but it is 0 pixels wide on the right. There's a 'restore' command on that same menu that might be helpful in fixing it, too. Let me know what you see. And if you can figure out what is more likely to trigger this bug, so I can try reproducing it reliably on my end, that would be helpful.

Anonymous 10/26/2022 (Wed) 14:18 Id: 7814d2 [Preview] No.1401 del
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>'any traffic from 'hydrus client', please wrap in this proxy
I want any traffic from 'these sites' through these proxies, according to these rules, for all apps. I imagined solution like this.

Anonymous 10/26/2022 (Wed) 18:57 Id: 2dd791 [Preview] No.1402 del
Right-clicks in the main screen are broken (thumbnails and tags). The menu goes on top of the screen. Tags in file / tag viewer seem to work.
Testing is bit difficult because everything works on boot but breaks after using Hydrus for a while, I don't know what triggers it. If I find anything I'll let you know.

Thanks again!

Anonymous Board owner 10/26/2022 (Wed) 21:39 Id: f743e8 [Preview] No.1406 del
Sorry to say my network engine isn't clever enough for this yet. I hope to have individual domain proxy settings in the next time I update that system. It might be we are in a position then to suck up your configuration file here and auto-populate the settings, but this may be a long time in the future.

Thanks. Sorry about the breaking after a while, keep me updated!

Anonymous 10/27/2022 (Thu) 14:17 Id: d1289e [Preview] No.1407 del
>Thank you for this report. It looks like the media panel (the thumbnails area) is not being swapped correctly. If and when this happens again, can you please hit pages->management and preview panels->show/hide? That normally hides the panel on the left. Maybe it fixes your layout, maybe it reveals more information. It might be the media panel is there, but it is 0 pixels wide on the right. There's a 'restore' command on that same menu that might be helpful in fixing it, too. Let me know what you see. And if you can figure out what is more likely to trigger this bug, so I can try reproducing it reliably on my end, that would be helpful.
It took awhile but I waited long enough for it to happen again, its still pretty rare. I used the show/hide option in the pages menu and it fixed it or at least made it go back to its normal page. Nothing else out of the ordinary. Searches and images load fine.

Version 502 Anonymous Board owner 10/12/2022 (Wed) 21:04 Id: 1f4c48 [Preview] No. 1389 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Qt5 zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v502/Hydrus.Network.502.-.Windows.Qt5.-.Extract.only.zip
Qt6 zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v502/Hydrus.Network.502.-.Windows.Qt6.-.Extract.only.zip
Qt6 exe: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v502/Hydrus.Network.502.-.Windows.Qt6.-.Installer.exe
macOS (updated links, first version had boot trouble)
Qt5 app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v502a/Hydrus.Network.502a.-.macOS.Qt5.-.App.dmg
Qt6 app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v502a/Hydrus.Network.502a.-.macOS.Qt6.-.App.dmg
Qt5 tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v502/Hydrus.Network.502.-.Linux.Qt5.-.Executable.tar.gz
Qt6 tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v502/Hydrus.Network.502.-.Linux.Qt6.-.Executable.tar.gz

I had a good week fixing bugs and improving UI quality of life.


First off, the tag autocomplete dropdown has some important behind the scenes changes. The way it is stored and drawn is better, the same updates the popup toaster and media viewer hover windows have had recently. In general, it means a lot less flicker and jank. If you have set autocompletes to embed in normal search pages because of bugs, try letting them float under options->search this week!

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Anonymous Board owner 10/12/2022 (Wed) 21:05 Id: 1f4c48 [Preview] No.1390 del
full list

- autocomplete dropdown:
- the floating version of the autocomplete dropdown gets the same backend treatment the media hovers and the popup toaster recently received--it is no longer its own window, but now a normal widget floating inside its parent. it should look pretty much the same, but a variety of bugs are eliminated. clients with many search pages open now only have one top level window, rather than potentially hundreds of hidden ones
- if you have turned off floating a/c windows because of graphical bugs, please try turning them back on today. the checkbox is under _options->search_.
- as an additional consequence, I have decided to no longer allow 'floating' autocomplete windows in dialogs. I never liked how this worked or looked, overlapping the apply/cancel buttons, and it is not technically possible to make this work with the new tech, so they are always embedded in dialogs now. the related checkbox in _options->search_ is gone as a result
- if you ok or cancel on the 'OR' buttons, focus is now preserved back to the dropdown
- a bunch of weird interwindow-focus-juggling and 'what happens if the user's window manager allows them to close a floating a/c dropdown'-style code is cleared out. with simpler logic, some flicker jank is simply eliminated
- if you move the window around, any displaying floating a/c dropdowns now glide along with them; previously it updated at 10fps
- the way the client swaps a new thumbnail grid in when results are loaded or dismissed is faster and more atomic. there is less focus-cludge, and as a result the autocomplete is better at retaining focus and staying displayed as changes to the search state occur
- the way scroll events are caught is also improved, so the floating dropdown should fix its position on scroll more smoothly and capably
- .
- date system predicates:
- _this affects system:import time; :modified time; and :last viewed_
- updated the system:time UI for time delta so you are choosing 'before', 'since', and '+/- 15% of'
- updated the system:time UI for calendar date so you are choosing 'before', 'since', 'the day of', and '+/- a month of' rather than the ugly and awkward '<' stuff
- updated the calendar calculations with calendar time-based system predicates, so '~=' operator now does plus or minus one month to the same calendar day, no matter how many days were in that month (previously it did +/- 30 days)

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Anonymous Board owner 10/12/2022 (Wed) 21:06 Id: 1f4c48 [Preview] No.1391 del
- misc:
- 'sort files by import time' now sorts files correctly even when two files were imported in the same second. thanks to the user who thought of the solution here!
- the 'recent' system predicates you see listed in the 'flesh out system pred' dialogs now have a 'X' button that lets you remove them from the recent/favourites
- fixed the crash that I disabled some code for last week and reactivated the code. the collect-by dropdown is back to refreshing itself whenever you change the settings in _options->sort/collect_. furthermore, this guy now spams less behind the scenes, only reinitialising if there are actual changes to the sort/collect settings
- brushed up some network content-range checking logic. this data is tracked better, and now any time a given 206 range response has insufficient data for what its header said, this is noted in the log. it doesn't raise an error, and the network job will still try to resume from the truncated point, but let's see how widespread this is. if a server delivers _more_ data than specified, this now does raise an error
- fixed a tiny bit of logic in how the server calculates changes in sibling and parent petition counts. I am not sure if I fixed the miscount the janitors have seen
- if a janitor asks for a petition and the current petition count for that type is miscounted, leading to a 404, the server now quickly recalculates that number for the next request
- updated the system predicate parser to replace all underscores with whitespace, so it can accept system predicates that use_underscores_instead_of_whilespace. I don't _think_ this messes up any of the parsing except in an odd case where a file service might have an underscore'd name, but we'll cross that bridge if and when we get to it
- added information about 'PRAGMA quick_check;' to 'help my db is broke.txt'
- patched a unit test that would rarely fail because of random data (issue #1217)
- .
- client api:
- /get_files/search_files:
- fixed the recent bug where an empty tag input with 'search all' permission would raise an error. entering no search predicates now returns an empty list in all cases, no matter your permissions (issue #1250)
- entering invalid tags now raises a 400 error
- improved the tag permissions check. only non-wildcard tags are now tested against the filter
- updated my unit tests to catch these cases

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Release Tomorrow! Anonymous Board owner 10/19/2022 (Wed) 02:14 Id: 5f9320 [Preview] No.1392 del
I had a good week fixing some bugs and improving how the program works as a build and from source. It is now easy to run the program from source on Windows.

The release should be as normal tomorrow.

Version 501 Anonymous Board owner 10/05/2022 (Wed) 22:03 Id: 920740 [Preview] No. 1383 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Qt5 zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v501/Hydrus.Network.501.-.Windows.Qt5.-.Extract.only.zip
Qt6 zip: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v501/Hydrus.Network.501.-.Windows.Qt6.-.Extract.only.zip
Qt6 exe: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v501/Hydrus.Network.501.-.Windows.Qt6.-.Installer.exe
Qt5 app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v501/Hydrus.Network.501.-.macOS.Qt5.-.App.dmg
Qt6 app: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v501/Hydrus.Network.501.-.macOS.Qt6.-.App.dmg
Qt5 tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v501/Hydrus.Network.501.-.Linux.Qt5.-.Executable.tar.gz
Qt6 tar.gz: https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus/releases/download/v501/Hydrus.Network.501.-.Linux.Qt6.-.Executable.tar.gz

I had a good week working on a mix of important bug fixes and UI quality of life.

highlighted fixes

First off, I have rewritten the guts of the popup toaster. It looks the same, but now it is more 'embedded' into the main gui window and I completely overhauled its layout system. I strongly hope that this will eliminate a variety of jank that has occured over the years, from odd activation/focus issues to weird width sizing to unusual popup locations. If you have had trouble with popup messages, let me know how things work today!

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Anonymous Board owner 10/05/2022 (Wed) 22:05 Id: 920740 [Preview] No.1384 del
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- misc:
- the Linux build gets the same 'cannot boot' setuptools version hotfix as last week's Windows build. sorry if you could not boot v500 on Linux! macOS never got the problem, I think because it uses pyoxidizer instead of pyinstaller
- fixed the error/crash when clients running with PyQt6 (rather than the default Qt6, PySide6) tried to open file or directory selection dialogs. there was a slight method name discrepancy between the two libraries in Qt6 that we had missed, and it was sufficiently core that it was causing errors and best, crashes at worst
- fixed a common crash caused after several options-saving events such as pausing/resuming subscriptions, repositories, import/export folders. thank you very much to the users who reported this, I was finally able to reproduce it an hour before the release was due. the collect control was causing the crash--its ability to update itself without a client restart is disabled for now
- unfortunately, it seems Deviant Art have locked off the API we were using to get nice data, so I am reverting the DA downloader this week to the old html parser, which nonetheless still sems to work well. I expect we'll have to revisit this when we rediscover bad nsfw support or similar--let me know how things go, and you might like to hit your DA subs and 'retry ignored'
- fixed a bad bug where manage rating dialogs that were launched on multiple files with disagreeing numerical ratings (where it shows the stars in dark grey), if okayed on that 'mixed' rating, rather than leaving them untouched, were resetting all those files back to the minimum allowed star value. I do not know when this bug came in, it is unusual, but I did do some rating state work a few weeks ago, so I am hoping it was then. I regret this and the inconvenience it has caused
- if you manually navigate while the media viewer slideshow is running, the slideshow timer now resets (e.g. if you go 'back' on an image 7 seconds into a 10 second slideshow, it will show the previous image for 10 seconds, not 3, before moving on again)
- fixed a type bug in PyQt hydrus when you tried to seek an mpv video when no file was loaded (usually happens when a seek event arrives late)
- when you drop a hydrus serialised png of assorted objects onto a multi-column list, the little error where it says 'this list does not take objects of type x' now only shows once! previously, if your png was a list of objects, it could make a separate type error for each in turn. it should now all be merged properly
- this import function also now presents a summary of how many objects were successfully imported
- updated all ui-level ipfs multihash fetching across the program. this is now a little less laggy and uses no extra db in most cases
- misc code and linter warning cleanup
- .
- tag right-click:
- the 'edit x' entry in the tag right-click menu is now moved to the 'search' submenu with the other search-changing 'exclude'/'remove' etc.. actions

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Anonymous Board owner 10/05/2022 (Wed) 22:06 Id: 920740 [Preview] No.1385 del
- client api:
- /add_tags/search_tags gets a new parameter, 'tag_display_type', which lets you either keep searching the raw 'storage' tags (as you see in edit contexts like the 'manage tags' dialog), or the prettier sibling-processed 'display' tags (as you see in read contexts like a normal file search page)
- /get_files/file_metadata now returns 'ipfs_multihashes' structure, which gives ipfs service key(s) and multihashes
- if you run /get_files/search_files with no search predicates, or with only tags that do not parse correctly so you end up with no tags, the search now returns nothing, rather than system:everything. I will likely make this call raise errors on bad tags in future
- the client api help is updated to talk about these
- there's also unit tests for them
- client api version is now 33
- .
- popup messages:
- the background workings of the popup toaster are rewritten. it looks the same, but instead of technically being its own window, it is now embedded into the main gui as a raised widget. this should clear up a whole heap of jank this window has caused over the years. for instance, in some OSes/Window Managers, when a new subscription popup appeared, the main window would activate and steal focus. this annoying thing should, fingers crossed, no longer happen
- I have significantly rewritten the layout routine of the popup toaster. beyond a general iteration of code cleanup, popup messages should size their width more sensibly, expand to available space, and retract better after needing to grow wide
- unfortunately, some layout jank does remain, mostly in popup messages that change height significantly, like error tracebacks. they can sometimes take two frames to resize correctly, which can look flickery. I am still doing something 'bad' here, in Qt terms, and have to hack part of the layout update routine. let me know what else breaks for you, and I will revisit this in future
- the 'BUGFIX: Hide the popup toaster when the main gui is minimised/loses focus' checkboxes under _options->popups_ are retired. since the toaster is now embedded into the main gui just like any search page, these issues no longer apply. I am leaving the two 'freeze the popup toaster' checkboxes in place, just so we can play around with some virtual desktop issues I know some users are having, but they may soon go too
- the popup toaster components are updated to use Qt signals rather than borked object callables
- as a side thing, the popup toaster can no longer grow taller than the main window size

next week

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Anonymous 10/07/2022 (Fri) 20:33 Id: d6ac2b [Preview] No.1386 del
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The popups now work better on Wayland but there are still some issues. The tag roster is misaligned and the right click menu spawns way above the cursor.

Anyway keep up the good work and don't burn yourself out!

Anonymous Board owner 10/08/2022 (Sat) 21:44 Id: 0d381e [Preview] No.1387 del
Thanks. I am glad we are moving forward. I am now planning to do to the tag dropdown the same thing I did last week to the popup toaster. Having it as a separate window is too buggy in edge cases, and it doesn't necessarily need to be one, so I will rewrite its backend and embed it. Not sure I can fit it into this week, but I want to get this done.

Release Tomorrow! Anonymous Board owner 10/12/2022 (Wed) 03:43 Id: b8cf97 [Preview] No.1388 del
I had a good week working on a variety of bug fixes and UI quality of life. The tag autocomplete dropdown gets an important de-janking overhaul, and the system:time search predicates are easier to work with.

The release should be as normal tomorrow.