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Version 2.3 released
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 19:00

Today version 2.3 has been released. There are two major changes and some bug fixes in this version. All changes are the result of user feedback, being it request for new features or bug reports.

The main two change are an option to Export Separate Sectors, and the support of command line arguments.

When you go to the options page, you can now select the option to Export Separate Sectors. When you select this option, each sector will be exported to Outlook as a separate event. For the moment this option is only available when you export directly to Outlook. This is only the first attempt to export separate sectors and is still very basic. The description of the appointment contains all information that would be exported to a full day appointment, except for the other sectors. However, if you have for example a positioning crew on one of the sectors, this will displayed for all sectors. Also hotel information is displayed on all sectors and not just the last one. If you have any suggestions, or problems with this new option, please let me know in the forum.

The next change is the support of command line arguments. At the moment, only one argument is supported, making it possible to run the program fully automated. When you start the program from the command line, type:

Roster2Outlook.exe /a

With the "/a" parameter, the program will run fully automated. This works only when you have a download add-on in the program folder. The program starts, attempts to download your roster, exports it to Outlook and closes again.

You can also use this option when you have a shortcut to Roster2Outlook by right-clicking on the shortcut, selecting Properties and add the parameter "/a" behind text in the Target textbox (make sure the parameter is outside the quotation marks). You can also use it in Windows Task Scheduler if you want to run the program automatically at a specified time or interval (e.g. each day at 06:00). The program won't warn you of any changes, but Outlook reminders will still be generated for any changes. Roster2Outlook uses the settings that you used the last time you ran the program. Again, if you have any suggestions to improve this feature, or experience any problems, let me know.

This version also solves a reported bug: it was not possible to change some of the options anymore. The affected options were:

  • Replace Appointments Without Prompt
  • Replace Codes With Explanations
  • Include Memo's
  • Include Hotac Information

Changing any of those options didn't do anything and the option would revert back to it previous setting. With this release you can now check/uncheck all options again.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 19:06