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CLZ Music (Android)

Faster and better results when adding albums by Artist/Title

February 13th, 2018

Our web-team has been working on this for a long time, but it is now LIVE: a new search engine for Artist/Title searches in our Core online music database and Discogs. An engine that is both better and much, much faster!

And the good news is: these are all “server-side” changes, which means you don’t need to update your Music Collector software, CLZ Music app or Music Connect web-app. Everyone can now instantly enjoy the benefits, no matter which version of the software you have :-).

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Music Connect

Add Albums screen: better and faster Artist/Title searches

February 12th, 2018

Our web-team has been working on this for a long time: a new search engine for Artist/Title searches in our Core online music database and Discogs.

What’s new?

  • Faster searches: Artist/Title searches will now give you results instantly, much much faster than before.
  • Improved stability: The new search engine is running on a dedicated server that is only doing these searches, resulting in a more stable experience. (in the past few months, there have been performance issues, especially on Saturday and Sunday)
  • Better search results: The results are now more focussed, less fuzzy, as it will only show albums containing ALL your search term words (as opposed to the old search that gave you albums that matched ANY or your search term words).
  • Single Search Box: Just one box for search (e.g. like Google or Amazon). No more separate Artist and Title boxes. Just enter (part of) the artist’s name and (part of) the title and you will get the best matching results. (see the screen shot above with “metallica justice” results”).

CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.9.2: Fixed some performance issues

January 23rd, 2018

We noticed some performance issues connected to the new Search-as-you-type on your own collection feature we introduced last week and have fixed these in the new update. We also fixed some usability issues we found!

Fixed:

  • Slower performance in the main screen when using folders
  • Usability tweaks for the quick search pop-up

Game Collector (Windows)

v17.2.2: Various tweaks

July 20th, 2017

  • Add Games from Core: Search Results list is now loading/refreshing faster, especially for long lists.
  • New option for CLZ Barry: Auto-Connect. When enabled, the built-in Buddy for Barry automatically connects to the server when you start the program or open the Add screen.
  • The Expire Date of your Update Plan is now always visible in the lower right bottom of the main screen.
  • Image open dialogs could crash the program when used a lot and browsing through thousands of images

CLZ Books (Android)

v4.3.4: New: “None” entries in folder section

September 20th, 2016

  • When using folders, a new [None] entry contains the items that have no value (yet) for the selected folder field.
  • Tablets: New always available search box in top bar.
  • Add screen: some performance improvements.

CLZ Music (Android)

v4.3.2: New: “None” entries in folder section

September 20th, 2016

  • When using folders, a new [None] entry contains the items that have no value (yet) for the selected folder field.
  • Tablets: New always available search box in top bar.
  • Add screen: some performance improvements.

CLZ Comics (Android)

v4.3.3: New: “None” entries in folder section

September 20th, 2016

  • When using folders, a new [None] entry contains the items that have no value (yet) for the selected folder field.
  • Tablets: New always available search box in top bar.
  • Add screen: some performance improvements.
  • Main list: fixed slow scrolling problem.

CLZ Games (Android)

v4.3.2: New: “None” entries in folder section

September 20th, 2016

  • When using folders, a new [None] entry contains the items that have no value (yet) for the selected folder field.
  • Adding games by barcode: fixed a problem where adding games was not possible when a barcode search returned multiple results.
  • Adding games from Core: fixed: the platform of the game would be set to the configured default platform, instead of the real platform downloaded from Core
  • Tablets: New always available search box in top bar.
  • Add screen: some performance improvements.

Music Collector (macOS)

v16.0.4: Maintenance build

March 22nd, 2016


Fixed:

  • Edit in List: Edit Rating was not working
  • Templates: Online Links: “https” URLs didn’t open
  • Cover Flow panel now has a black background
  • Performance: Statistics are no longer updated if not necessary
  • Sort Sets selection was sometimes lost after restarting the app
  • Main Screen: “Collection status” filter selection was not remembered after restarting the app

Book Collector (macOS)

v16.0.4: Fixed some template issues and more

March 22nd, 2016


Fixed:

  • Templates: changing Read It/Rating didn’t trigger a change for syncing
  • Templates: 2 panels mode with selected folder: selection was lost after changing “Read It”
  • Edit in List: Edit Rating was not working
  • Templates: Online Links: “https” URLs didn’t open
  • Cover Flow panel now has a black background
  • Performance: Statistics are no longer updated if not necessary
  • Sort Sets selection was sometimes lost after restarting the app
  • Main Screen: “Collection status” filter selection was not remembered after restarting the app

Comic Collector (macOS)

v16.0.4: Fixed some template issues and more

March 22nd, 2016


Fixed:

  • Templates: changing Read It/Rating didn’t trigger a change for syncing
  • Templates: 2 panels mode with selected folder: selection was lost after changing “Read It”
  • Edit in List: Edit Rating was not working
  • Templates: Online Links: “https” URLs didn’t open
  • Cover Flow panel now has a black background
  • Performance: Statistics are no longer updated if not necessary
  • Sort Sets selection was sometimes lost after restarting the app
  • Main Screen: “Collection status” filter selection was not remembered after restarting the app

Movie Collector (macOS)

v16.0.4: Fixed some template issues and more

March 22nd, 2016


Fixed:

  • Templates: Changing Seen It/Rating didn’t trigger a change for syncing.
  • Templates: 2 panels mode with selected folder: selection was lost after changing “Seen It”.
  • Templates: Online Links: “https” URLs didn’t open.
  • Edit in List: Edit Rating was not working.
  • Cover Flow panel now has a black background.
  • Performance: Statistics are no longer updated if not necessary.
  • Sort Sets selection was sometimes lost after restarting the app.
  • Main Screen: “Collection status” filter selection was not remembered after restarting the app.

Book Connect

Further performance optimizations

November 6th, 2015

In the past 2 weeks, we have moved all 5 online media databases (movies, books, music, comics and games) to 5 new separate database servers.

This week, CLZ web developers Sven and Dion have further optimized these new servers to give you even better performance from Core, especially for title searches that have many results.

The fruits of their labour are now immediately noticeable in the ADD screens of your Connect software. Enjoy!


Book Connect

Core/Cloud databases moved to new servers

November 3rd, 2015

Today, we have completed the big project of moving our 5 Core and Cloud databases to a new server solution. Previously, everything was running on two high performance dedicated machines: one for all databases and websites, the second for all cover images.

For better performance, stability and scalability, we are now splitting up all services into multiple separate cloud-based solutions:

  • 5 separate database servers for all 5 Core+Cloud databases

    Status: completed today!

  • 5 separate storage servers / delivery networks for all cover images.

    Status: preparing the switch now. ETA: several weeks.

  • 1 new fast web server for the Cloud, Core and Connect sites and services.

    ETA: within 2 months.

Book Connect

Connect and Cloud homes now load faster

August 5th, 2015

The home / hub page of your CLZ Cloud or Connect account now loads a lot faster.
(the 5 separate collection lists are now “lazy-loaded”)

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News

Server performance problems resolved!

December 12th, 2013

CLZ Alwin here, with a quick FYI:

In the past week, we have had severe performance problems and even several downtime periods on one of our servers. To be specific: the problem server was the one than runs our central online databases, the CLZ Cloud, the Connect software and the Barry server.

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