Piggydb V6.0-dev3 – Minor ImprovementsPosted: June 12, 2012 Filed under: uncategorized 4 Comments
This is a quick release to add minor improvements along with bug and style fixes (details).
Piggydb user Johnny Lau kindly redrew the Piggydb icon as a scalable vector graphic:
The Windows executable icon has been replaced with this beautiful high-resolution version:
Thank you, Johnny!
Will this also be added to the version for GNU/Linux as well?
Oh also, to upgrade, all I need do is just download the new .jar file, and launch it instead of the old on right?
> Will this also be added to the version for GNU/Linux as well?
I think the icon of a jar file can’t be changed by an application while a Windows exe file can have its own icon.
> Oh also, to upgrade, all I need do is just download the new .jar file, and launch it instead of the old on right?
You need to replace a whole package, or place the new package in another location. The jar file is just a launcher, which does not contain main programs.
Ahh I see. Well Icon wise. There is a Piggydb icon that is in the system tray when the server is running. For the Jar file, you can’t set a specific icon. But I have a simple launcher I made up (in a text editor with about 6 lines of really basic code) that has a icon of a Piggy bank. I posted it on your Facebook page remember? lol Its really nice cause i just put that l in my “/usr/share/applications” folder, and when I search for applications on my system. It automatically sees that launcher and uses it. If you like I’ll send the launcher to you so you can see how they work in Linux systems. (thought its so simple you probably already know all about it)
And bout replacing the whole package, which files would I need to remove so to be sure I don’t loose my database and my preferences?
Thanks for sharing the info about the launcher. So then, I feel it would be better to include a vector icon (svg file) into the package so that users can edit it to their suitable size.
>which files would I need to remove so to be sure I don’t loose my database and my preferences?
By default setting, your database should be placed in ~/piggydb/, so if you place the app in another location, you can delete the whole package safely. But, I would recommend to place the new version in another location so that you can switch to the previous version if you need to.