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Released! ZooKeeperSharp Alpha 2

on 10 July 2016 at 13:37:23 MDT

Get it here! https://bitbucket.org/Kitashi/zookeepersharp/wiki/Home

In case you missed it on my Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/kitashi_), ZooKeeper is an application I wrote to allow you (artists and followers of artists) to batch-download submissions (files and their metadata) from various websites; create, browse through, update, and delete them on your computer; and batch-upload them to various websites! I already wrote this in Python, but I am rewriting it in C# (hence ZooKeeper*Sharp*) to solve many of the problems I had with Python. There are still some issues with using C# (namely, without extra effort, the application only works on Windows), but, overall, C# is the best option for me to be able to write and maintain the application.

This rewrite is split into 3 main releases:

  • Alpha 1 (already released): Offline Management (create, read, update, delete submissions tracked by ZooKeeper on your computer)
  • Alpha 2 (just released): Batch Upload (upload submissions to Weasyl, InkBunny, and FurryNetwork)
  • Alpha 3 (not yet implemented): Batch Download (download submissions from Fur Affinity, Twitter, and Tumblr)

My goals with this application are to:

  • facilitate artists leaving Fur Affinity and cross-posting to the various available competitors
  • gauge interest in a general-purpose, feature-rich submission management application

Thus, my plan right now is to:

  • minimize time and effort spent coding; implement only the critical features and fix only the critical bugs
  • once alpha 3 is released, focus time and effort on spreading awareness of ZooKeeper and gaining opinions/feedback
  • if enough people are interested in ZooKeeper, make a plan to sustainably continue development of the application

I hope to have this last release done within the next few weeks. To artists looking to move submissions from Fur Affinity to these supported websites, I recommend you wait until Alpha 3 is released. To artists looking to cross-post new submissions to these supported websites, I recommend you use ZooKeeperSharp to manage and upload the new submissions.

To everyone, including those of you who want support for non-supported websites, and those of you who would be interested if only it were changed in some way, I would greatly appreciate it if you would give ZooKeeper a try, see what you think about it, give me your feedback, and talk to your friends about it. If ZooKeeper gets enough interest and support, I will more than happily continue developing it! This includes adding support for more websites, adding more features, fixing more of the less-critical bugs, making it cross-platform, and generally polishing it to a sheen! The biggest obstacle to this, though, is people not even knowing that ZooKeeper exists, so please help me spread awareness!

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