Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sintral IDE

Hello All,
I decided to delay all my own projects and ideas to finish Sintral IDE project

this is a program for STOLL knitting machine. From the first glance it looks like very simple VB language but also it is quite specific.
I've start this project for all old STOLL machines. they are still working bug they didn't have support by vendors. Software for them was created in 80-90s. Once I was able to see STOLL program for windows 95.

My friend ask me started this project... and I agreed :)

Features that are already done:

  • - BMP to TXT image converter
  • - TXT to BMP converter
  • - Sintral highlighter
  • - export to MS Word
  • - Pack/Unpack big Jackards
  • - Line, Rectangle, Normal selection
  • - Renumeration lines
  • - Syntax check
  • - STOLL communication via com port (read, write, erase)
  • - Language pack (russian, english)
  • - Add/remove external tools in programs menu
  • - Users help
I've translated all sources to Delphi 2009 Unicode version
Also I remove 3rd party component UniHighlighter and wrote a plugin component for UniSyn to highlight a sin language. I could not compile UniHighlighter in 30 minutes so I decided to drop this component down and remove from future using.
If you are the one who needs this application, please contact me over email or send me request here

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Canon A540 camera problem

Hi there

I'd like to talk about files...

I have a camera Canon A540 and when I get files to PC, they have name like img_XXXX.jpg

this is bad name for image because there is no information in the name. It doesn't contain when and where the photo was taken.

Other problem occurs when I try to remove some small defects (red ayes for example) I am losing last modification date and then I don't know when the photo was taken

If my camera is more smart I won't have this problem

So I decided to create a console application for changing file name. And the main task was to add date, time and prefix to filename. Sure I understand that if I change filename the last file  modification date would be changed. So I add a file description to do reverse operation if there is a need.

Finally I have finished the program. It was not difficult to implement but I have no free time for that game.

So about program:

NameChanger - if you need one just mail me

You should use program with arguments:

-r - recursive search in sub-folders

-d -t - rename fonded file and insert date and time in file name

-pimg - insert prefix img in file name so all you files will start from this prefix. it is convinient when you just download photos from camera and wanted a prefix (for example: my_summer_holidays )

-ejpg - rename files only with jpg extension

-iimg - ignore files started with "img"

So in general you could use this command tool like bellow:

NameChanger.exe -d -t -r -pparty -ejpg

I have used it and noticed that some files have the same file modify date and time. In this case NameChanger add a letter to the resulted name. For example if you have three files with the same date and time then you will have