MarcEdit Update

By reeset / On / In MarcEdit

In what’s become a bit of a tradition, I took some of my time over the Thanksgiving holiday to work through a few things on my list and put together an update (posted last night).  Updates were to all versions of MarcEdit and cover the following topics:

Windows/Linux:

* Enhancement: Dedup Records – addition of a fuzzy match option
* Enhancement: Linked Data tweaks to allow for multiple rules files
* Bug Fix: Clean Smart Characters can now be embedded in a task
* Enhancement: MARC Tools — addition of a MARC=>JSON processing function
* Enhancement: MARC Tools — addition of a JSON=>MARC processing function
* Behavior Change: SPARQL Browser updates — tweaks make it more simple at this point, but this will let me provide better support
* Dependency Updates: Updated Saxon XML Engine
* Enhancement: Command-Line Tool: MARC=>JSON; JSON=>MARC processes added to the command-line tool
* Enhancement: continued updates to the Automatic updater (due to my webhost continuing to make changes)
* removal of some deprecated dependencies

Mac OS

* Enhancement: Dedup Records – addition of a fuzzy match option
* Enhancement: Linked Data tweaks to allow for multiple rules files
* Enhancement: MARC Tools — addition of a MARC=>JSON processing function
* Enhancement: MARC Tools — addition of a JSON=>MARC processing function
* Behavior Change: SPARQL Browser updates — tweaks make it more simple at this point, but this will let me provide better support
* Dependency Updates: Updated Saxon XML Engine
* Enhancement: continued updates to the Automatic updater (due to my webhost continuing to make changes)
* Enhancement: Linked data enhancement — allow selective collection processing
* Enhancement: MarcEditor: Smart Character Cleaner added to the Edit ShortCuts menu
* removal of some deprecated dependencies

Couple notes about the removal of deprecated dependencies.  These were mostly related to a SPARQL library that I’d been using – but having some trouble with due to changes a few institutions have been making.  It mostly was a convenience set of tools for me, but they were big and bulky.  So, I’m rebuilding exactly what I need from core components and shedding the parts that I don’t require.

Couple other notes – I’ll be working this week on adding the Edit Shortcuts functionality into the Mac versions task manager (that will bring the Windows and Mac version back together).  I’ll also be working to do a little video recording on some of the new stuff just to provide some quick documentation on the changes.

You can download from the website: http://marcedit.reeset.net/downloads or assuming my webhost hasn’t broke it, the automatic downloader.  And I should not, the automatic downloader will now work differently – it will attempt to do a download, but if my host causes issues, it will automatically direct your browser to the file for download following this update.

–tr

5 thoughts on “MarcEdit Update

  1. Just tried getting the 6.2 32-bit version downloaded, and kept getting an error message saying I didn’t have access to a file, despite also trying it on an account with full admin privileges.

    Any ideas? Also tried running the MSI cleaner, but that didn’t find an install to fix.

  2. I should clarify, it was on install that I got the error, not on download. The download seems fine, it was during the install that it threw up the error.

    1. The installation is sometimes blocked because of how the installer sets permissions on the file. Assuming you’ve uninstalled MarcEdit (and it has been uninstalled) and you are getting an error because something is locked — you may have to do one of the following:
      1) If these are assemblies in the global assembly cache — sometimes, you have to remove these yourself (no idea why — this seems to be something that happens occasionally with .NET)
      2) I’ve been told running CCleaner will correct these file locking issues (again — not sure why — would love someone to log the process so I can see what is done. I believe it’s a registry issue at that point and I just need to know what is blocking).

      But that would be my initial thoughts.

      –tr

  3. Well, using CCCleaner did clear up that problem, but then we ran into another error:
    “Error attempting to read from the source install database: C:\windows\Installer\168d3.msi”

    Any ideas on this one?

    1. This sounds like you need to redownload the program from the homepage and try again. This isn’t an error I’d be familiar with and I’m not sure what this file would be referencing. BTW — did you happen to get a log of what was changed? I’d love to know what file the msi installer is locking or what registry is being set by the msi installer that I’m not aware of.