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ALJ [Feb. 13th, 2004|10:21 pm]
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[alexf]
ALJ is a program for exporting complete user's journal including all comments into plain files. Once journal is downloaded, program can check if new entries are available, download them and add to plain file.
Features: Unlike similar programs, like ljsm and "LiveJournal Download", ALJ downloading journal simultaneously in several streams, which makes it slightly faster and also downloading posts with more than 1 page of comments. Since some journals could be really big in size, program breaks plain file into smaller pieces of 1MB, so that IE can handle this files. All parts are linked to each others for easy navigation and program itself can re-use this files for downloading new entries, which eliminates need of keeping original pages received from livejournal web site. Because plain file is at least 2-4 times more compact than original pages, this could save you lots of disk space and reduces searching time through the pages. Program uses IE cookie in your system when its downloading, so it will see your and other people's posts according to your actual permissions.
How to use: enter user name, press Index. After indexing is completed, press Get. You can press stop if you want to stop downloading, it can be resumed later. Program will show you how many total links this jourmal has and how many percents are aleady downloaded. After downloading is finished, plain text version will be in Txt subfolder of the program.
If plain text version is corrupted for some reason, press Restore button and it will be re-created from available downloaded pages.
If you like it, try it and tell me what you think.
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[User Picture]From: t3knomanser
2004-02-13 07:32 pm (UTC)
I doubt you'll care, but it doesn't work on a Mandrake box via WINE. Not your target audience, I know, but it's what I've got.
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[User Picture]From: alexf
2004-02-13 07:38 pm (UTC)

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You are unable to run the program or downloading does not work? Program is actually pretty simply, using only WinInet and MS Regexp. It's probably regexp that is not working, probably it is not installed on WINE.
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[User Picture]From: t3knomanser
2004-02-14 07:02 am (UTC)

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It crashes when I used download or index. What DLLs are those in? I can try d/ling and installing them, see if that fixes things.

The error is a VC++ runtime library error with the message "Abnormal Program Termination"

So probably it is that the libraries for WINE are nonexistant or broken.
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From: evan
2004-02-16 02:49 pm (UTC)

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If you're on Mandrake: LogJam can download all of your entries, but not all of your comments.
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[User Picture]From: t3knomanser
2004-02-16 03:33 pm (UTC)

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That wasn't really the point though. Sorry, I've just been getting off on getting Windows progs working on *nix... mostly for my wife, who wants to switch to *nix but is going to miss several programs.
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[User Picture]From: alexf
2004-02-19 05:15 am (UTC)

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It's hard to tell which actual dll's you need to make the program works, because Regexp is part of VBS. I know that you can download it from M$ website somewhere but don't know where exactly and probably it does not worth the efforts. Easier to install Windows itself somewhere.
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