Free Egg Incubation Software, New Release.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mill-j, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. mill-j

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    Hello Everybody, spring might finally be here!

    I recently released version 0.70.0 of HatchKeeper, The Free Open-Source Egg Incubation Software.

    Some new/updated features worth mentioning:

    You can now add a breed to your batch. I made it easy to add and remove types and breeds right from the settings in HatchKeeper.

    If you get tired of the default colors, you can now change the color of most components of HatchKeeper(restart required to take affect).

    I removed the update and edit dialogs and replaced them with one “Batch Statistics Panel” right in the main window. Hopefully this makes HatchKeeper more user-friendly.

    Probably my favorite addition is the Printable Calendar feature. It is very simple, but if you have a printer connected to your pc, you can print a calendar with all the batch dates for any month. I find it useful since my computer is not close to my incubator.

    There are many more updates, but those are the biggest changes. Please read the manual to see what HatchKeeper is capable of doing.


    The SourceForge page where we host the HatchKeeper downloads is rather difficult to navigate, so I started maintaining a simple website to make it easier to download and find more info. You can download HatchKeeper from http://hatchkeeper.x10host.com or from the SourceForge page http://hatchkeeper.sourceforge.io

    If anybody is using v0.60 and wants to upgrade, please read the manual’s Installation section for information on completely uninstalling HatchKeeper. Although both versions can coexist with no problems.

    I hope somebody finds this software useful. If you have problems, questions, feedback or you’d like to see a feature added, please contact me in either this thread or with the information found on the website.

    Happy Hatching!

    Mill-J


    P.S. I’ll post some screenshots when I find some time.
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    :pop on screenshots.
     
  3. mill-j

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    Alright here are some screenshots of the latest release.

    This one is running on Windows.

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    And here are several running on Linux.

    About.png

    NewBatch.png
    Breeds.png

    No those pictures are not taken on a Mac.:oops: Although I wish it was, It is just one of the many themes on my Linux Distro:caf. I should also mention that RaspberryPi and x86_64 Linux users are now able to get HatchKeeper as an AppImage, making it much easier to run on those platforms:yesss:

    Let me know where HatchKeeper could be improved. I cant garentee I'll be able to add it, but new ideas are always nice.

    HatchKeeper is one of my hobbies(This is why develoment slows down in the summer;)). I hope you find it useful since that does make it worth my while. I you like it, share with your friends.

    Happy Hatching!

    Mill-J
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Neat!
    So this is not available for Mac or it is?
    I use a Mac.
     
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  5. mill-j

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    Thanks.
    Unfortunately not yet. Currently only Windows and Linux are supported. I do have a Mac port on the ToDo list though.
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    :thumbsup I'll keep an eye out for it. Thank you!
    Do you make other things like this too?
    This is very neat.
     
  7. mill-j

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    Yes When I have time, but HatchKeeper is my biggest project so far and the only app I released yet. Of course there are other people involved(This is an Open-Source Project) including a fellow BYC member who had the great idea of adding a way to sync a batch with google.

    This app was actually built for the personal needs of me and a friend and turned out much better than I could have hoped. It helps me manage my Sportsman 1502:)
     
  8. Molpet

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    This is very nifty. I only hatch about 50 a year but this is very handy for setting turkey eggs and then adding chicken eggs.. and keeping track of when what broody is due..
    And I don't have to try to decipher what I wrote down, or lose it LOL
     
  9. AlleysChicks

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    I’d love this as a app on my phone.
     
  10. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers

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    This is really awesome! Nice work! I'm going to have to check it out. I use my android tablet and phone much more often than the computer so if it's ever released for android please let us know :)
     

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