Archive for April, 2012

MangAI v1.05 released

April 30th, 2012 No comments

New to version 1.05:
-Bug fix: GUI forgets settings file during auto update check
The GUI Settings tab would sometimes show instead of
It took me a while to track down this bug since it occurs during automatic update checking which is only once a week :P
This has been fixed.
-AI improvements to MPM and MSM interpretation
MSM is better able to detect chapter spans.
Various logic tweaks.
-Added ereader .properties settings profile for iPad 3
All of the currently existing iPad’s use the same settings anyway, but I like having the user to be able to pick out their exact device from the list.
And yes, I know the latest iPad is not named iPad 3, but simply calling it iPad could make it be confused with the 1st gen.
-GUI improvements
Added links in the Contents panel for the MangAI FAQ, Manga Intelligence Model, and Contact web pages.
-Various fixes and improvements
Memory optimizations for image reads.
Search for ImageMagick directory at runtime if .properties file value is missing or invalid.
Miscellaneous little things that I can’t remember.

Download the latest version from the MangAI project page.

Categories: MangAI, Projects

No days off

April 23rd, 2012 1 comment

What’s a weekend? Since my health keeps me indoors at all times, I don’t have much concept of Wednesday vs. Saturday. Fortunately that means I’m working every day. Here’s what I’ve been working on:

First iOS app is coming along slowly but nicely. It’s starting to actually look like an app. The more into it I get, the more functionality I want, so my initial time estimate was way off. Still several months away from release.

MangAI has been stable for a while now. I’ve only received a few problem reports and those have either been solved or I never heard back from the user (where do you guys go after I’ve replied, lol). I’m pretty good about replying to email within 24hrs (usually less), so if you guys have any questions or problems feel free to contact me. If you don’t hear back from me within a day or two, please leave a comment in the blog just in case I didn’t get the email.

I recently started working on a new MangAI AI feature. I’m trying to see if MSM interpretation can be used to improve MPM, while up till now it has only been MPM helping MSM (if you have no idea what MPM and MSM are, check out the Manga Intelligence Model). The basic idea is if you have a volume folder without chapter info (Foo_v3), but the scans within the folder contains chapter info (v3_c10_p1.jpg, v3_c10_p2.jpg, … v3_c15_p200.jpg), then the program may be able to infer the missing chapter info for the volume folder (Foo_v3_c10-15). This new data propagates to the output archive/pdf/epub files as well. Initial tests make this seem doable, but since this is such a big logic change, it will require a lot of testing. I also have a few things I’ve wanted to improve so I’ll work on those as well.

Categories: General, MangAI, Projects