toe_head2001

The Plugin Browser v1.2.0.6 (Oct 3, 2017)

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12 hours ago, toe_head2001 said:

Version 1.2.0.1 posted. This is fixes the issue with the Hardware Accelerated Blur plugins. Thanks for reporting the issue, @Panchdara.

 

For those interested in a follow up to my previous post, I'm just using a While loop to check all the BaseType ancestors for typeof(Effect).

http://stackoverflow.com/a/15514201/7293380

 

 

As usual, you de man! Many thanks Toe Head.

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WOW - As a new user I will find this new tool indispensable. Just one comment - its an executable install that places the dll file automatically into the effects folder. Nice to see I am already up to date on the latest add-ins. It even automatically downloaded the latest list when first opened. With only 98 Plug-ins - you can imagine how quick and responsive it is for me. Can you imagine anyone having just 1 of TechnoRobbos add-ins. Must be a newbie :)

 

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It was reported that the downloading of the Index was broken again.

I've posted a new release (v1.2.0.2) that fixes it.

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I received the following error today after updating the browser database:

 

 

Everything seemed to work fine afterwards, although using ryanr23's Shadow effect takes a very long time to render changes.  Is that normal?
 

Cheers.

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Have you updated to this version of the Plugin Browser?

 

On 1/05/2017 at 4:37 PM, toe_head2001 said:

It was reported that the downloading of the Index was broken again.

I've posted a new release (v1.2.0.2) that fixes it.

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I'm getting an error: 407 when trying to update the index.

 

As you can see I'm using the v1.2.0.2, but I suspect it could be because of the network settings at work (I think they use some proxy or VPN, I can't really find out). Does anyone have an idea which port/protocol is needed to connect to the index-updating-server ?

 

Is there another way to update the index? I guess if the connection is blocked, I wouldn't be able to use the plugin browser to download the plugins themselves, but I don't know anything about this.

 

(and yes, I'm using paint.net at work because they outsource all their graphics request to a third party agency, so they have no better software than MS paint).

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On 5/18/2017 at 7:58 AM, Paps said:

I'm getting an error: 407 when trying to update the index.

Yes, your network traffic is going through a proxy that requires authentication (such as a Username and/or Password).

 

On 5/18/2017 at 7:58 AM, Paps said:

Does anyone have an idea which port/protocol is needed to connect to the index-updating-server ?

The protocol is HTTPS over port 443 (it's literally connecting to this forum website)

However, if something is asking you for a port number, it's probably asking for the port that your proxy server is listening on. I wouldn't know what that would be.

 

On 5/18/2017 at 7:58 AM, Paps said:

Is there another way to update the index?

Short answer: No

Long answer: Probably, but it may get you into trouble at work.

 

 

 

The index is only used to suggest plugins you don't have installed; everything else in the Plugin Browser will still work without it.

In a future release of the Plugin Browser, I might add a setting to disable the Index update. That way you won't have to see that Error message every single time.

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5 hours ago, toe_head2001 said:

 

In a future release of the Plugin Browser, I might add a setting to disable the Index update. That way you won't have to see that Error message every single time

 

Good thinking. I like that idea.

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On 10/9/2016 at 7:10 PM, Red ochre said:

Thank you Toe_head2001!

 

As TechnoRobbo is sadly missing from the forum (and greatly missed), toe_head has very kindly fixed the index download problem and made many other improvements based on TR's original code.
I highly recommend users to download this latest version.

 

Download link is to old version. Where can I get 2.0.2?? TY!

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1 hour ago, AndrewDavid said:

Easily found in the index

 

NO actually it is not. the main forum string for it has a OLD AF install package. the zip dll file is correct but the installation wizard package has the old dll file. Thanks for being sarcastic and not helpful at all. I figured it out myself.

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@dvlbny

I do apologize. I thought you were trying to download TR's version that is still posted. Your post referenced his version and I missed the fact that I posted the link to this page. @toe_head2001 should be interested in hearing the issue about the installer.

Have a good day B)

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A few days ago, the forum software made a change to the structure of URLs; probably for SEO purposes.

This change resulted in The Plugin Browser being unable to properly download the index.

 

Version 1.2.0.3 fixes the issue.

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^^ I think I misnamed the July Plugin Index. That may have been some of the problem.

 

@dvlbny & @AndrewDavid The plugin browser IS easy to find in the plugin Index....

 

Forum post..

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Plugin Browser TechnoRobbo Superseded by a new version.

Plugin Browser (updated) toe_head2001 Official re-release of the Dwarf Horde's Plugin Browser following a significant rewrite by toe_head2001. Locate, search and run effects from within the Plugin Browser. List installed plugins by Menu, Author, Alphabetically or by Keyword(s). Bookmark and add comments to your favourite plugins. Find information on plugins and see an effect preview image (where available).

 

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Plugin Browser    Author: TechnoRobbo        Topic: 29308
Superseded by a new version. Type: Effect | Released: 18 Jul 2014 | Status: Obsolete | Compatibility: 3.5.x, 4.0x DLL Name: PlugInData.dll | Menu: Effects >


Plugin Browser (updated)    Author: toe_head2001        Topic: 110458
Official re-release of the Dwarf Horde's Plugin Browser following a significant rewrite by toe_head2001. Locate, search and run effects from within the Plugin Browser. List installed plugins by Menu, Author, Alphabetically or by Keyword(s). Bookmark and add comments to your favourite plugins. Find information on plugins and see an effect preview image (where available).  Type: Effect | Released: 10 Oct 2016 | Status: Active | Compatibility: 3.5.x, 4.0x DLL Name: PlugInData.dll | Menu: Effects >

 

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12 minutes ago, Ego Eram Reputo said:

I think I misnamed the July Plugin Index. That may have been some of the problem.

 

Nah, it was just the url change. This is all I had to do in order to fix it:

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I'm about to make a raft of changes to the Plugin Index based on the URL change. I'm also going to simplify the member links.

 

I hope this won't break the Browser.

 

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5 hours ago, Jimez said:

How hard would it be to add a plug-in update button on this to update your plug-ins?

 

That would require an update manifest... as in a file that keeps track of the latest versions of plugins. I'm not interested in maintaining such a manifest. However, if EER wanted to add version information to his index, I'm sure we could work something out.

 

Ideally, we'd have a proper plugin repository with all sorts of meta information that could be queried, comparable to something like Mozilla Addons or WordPress Plugins.

Before anyone asks, those two examples are using homegrown custom code that those organization maintain themselves. I willing be beat Rick would never go for that kind of thing; we'd need a software solution that is actively maintained by a third-party.

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Good luck getting permission from all the plugin authors for that!

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Meh, if there's a newer version, we'd just link to the forum topic. I'm not looking to automatically download and install updates.

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5 hours ago, toe_head2001 said:

if EER wanted to add version information to his index,

 

It makes me tremble with fear even contemplating such a task :(

 

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This error after updating the latest index has returned. Running Ver 1.2.0.3

 

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Becoming a known issue B)

 

Note 2 

It appears to only affect those plugins I have bookmarked. Removing the bookmark removes the error. Attempting to add the bookmark works but generates the error again. Hope that narrows it down.

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yup - seems to occur when trying to bookmark an effect. Also when removing the bookmark.

 

36 minutes ago, AndrewDavid said:

This error after updating the latest index has returned. Running Ver 1.2.0.3

 

image.png.336a524c0a7a65f74316c62942055f30.png

 

Becoming a known issue B)

 

Note 2 

It appears to only affect those plugins I have bookmarked. Removing the bookmark removes the error. Attempting to add the bookmark works but generates the error again. Hope that narrows it down.

 

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