Tellico is developed and coded by Robby Stephenson http://www.periapsis.org/tellico/ Tellico is licensed under the GNU General Public License Stu Gillis shared his experiences with Tellico. Jon Smitley assisted in the display of Stu’s Compaq laptop by networking the video with his Apple Powerbook to the KLUG SVGA projector. Stu displayed slides to give us the basic info and then demonstrated running the program. We saw how he uses the program and what useful features the code offers. Stu took questions throughout the presentation and his humor made it fun. We had a peek at his 500 DVD collection and heard about their plan to "database the three home freezers!"
Tellico is a KDE application for organizing your collections. It provides default templates for books, bibliographies, videos, music, video games, coins, stamps, trading cards, comic books, and wines. Tellico allows you to enter your collection in a catalog database, saving many different properties like title, author, etc. Two different views of your collection are shown. On the left, your entries are grouped together by any field you like, allowing you to see how many are in each group. On the right, selected fields are shown in column format, allowing you to sort by any field. On the bottom is a customizable HTML view of the current entry. The entry editor is a dialog box where you enter the data.
Importing and exporting data with Tellico was described. Collections may be imported or exported using a variety of formats, to allow for easy exchange or publication of data. It can automate the process of cataloging DVD’s and CD’s. There is a "checkout" feature that allows you to track items that are loaned from the collection. Reminders can be set to display in your KDE Calendar! The application is still in development and future improvements are possible. The code can crash... some examples were given. Restart and continue when those crashes occur. Backing up files is easy. Copy the .tc files frequently when updating and you will be covered!