• Ken Em, over 5 years ago

    Sure, but I'm afraid there isn't much to see. All I get is a blank main window, and none of the menus work.

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    • Hung LeHung Le, over 5 years ago

      Thanks for the quick reply. Will look into this asap.

      A few questions:

      • Did you download the v1.1.0 (new version) or v1.0.0 (the old version)?
      • Did you move the app to the Application folder?
      • Are you familiar with git and the command line interface? I can show you how to build the app directly on your machine.
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      • Ken Em, over 5 years ago

        I downloaded version 1.1. Yes, it was moved to the Applications folder. I am not familiar with the command line.

        Also something else to note, as I just tried to install it again:

        1. I download the .dmg archive.
        2. I expand it.
        3. The window appears to copy the app to the Applications folder.
        4. On the desktop is another copy of the app just sitting there loose, which I then must manually trash.
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        • Hung LeHung Le, over 5 years ago

          I think I know why it happened to you. Will send out a new update to fix this today.

          Thank you for your feedback

          Did you mean when you drag "Manta" to the Application folder, it will also copy to your desktop?

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          • Ken Em, over 5 years ago

            No, I mean there's a copy of the app on the desktop right AFTER I extract the .dmg but BEFORE I copy it to the applications folder. So at that point I have:

            1. The .dmg archive.
            2. A copy of the app on the desktop.
            3. A window containing another copy of the app, ready to drag into an alias of the applications folder.

            I'm unable to do a screen shot at the moment as I'm away from my desktop machine.

            Thanks for looking into this!

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            • Hung LeHung Le, over 5 years ago

              Hmm, this sounds strange.

              Anyway, I just released a newer version (v1.1.1), you can download it here: https://github.com/hql287/Manta/releases/tag/v1.1.1

              Please let me know if the problems still persist.

              Thanks!

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              • Matthias Fluor, over 5 years ago

                I would love to try it, I'm on Windows, and only v1.1.0 is available with an installer (only .exe.blockmap for v1.1.1). I get the same issue with a blank screen

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                • Hung LeHung Le, over 5 years ago

                  Hi Matthias,

                  Sorry, I'm an idiot. Just reuploaded the Manta.Setup.1.1.1.exe. Please try again and let me know what you think.

                  Thanks!

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                  • Ken Em, over 5 years ago

                    Okay, so version 1.1.1 solves the blank screen problem, but I still get the extra copy of the app appearing on the desktop after extracting the .dmg (it seems harmless though):

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                    Also, one minor UI quibble: the option to quit the app is under the Invoice menu when it should be under the Manta menu.

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                    • Matthias Fluor, over 5 years ago

                      Only problem that now occured is, after a few opens/closes, there are 2 unknown errors appearing and all data is gone (customers and invoices) and I cannot create a new invoice. Here, after entering all information in a new invoice and clicking "Save & Preview" this happens:

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                      • Ken Em, over 5 years ago

                        While this app looks promising, it seems very unstable to use at the moment. I'm curious how it progresses, but for now I'm sticking with Wave.

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                        • Hung LeHung Le, over 5 years ago

                          Ken, my apologize for the poor experience that you initially had with Manta. The first version of Manta (v1.0.0) was actually very stable. But v1.1.0 brought a lot of new changes and long requested features to the app so I guess there're some places that didn't got enough attention.

                          The good news is that it's under active development and the release cycle is much shorter now. You'll get a new update every week on Friday.

                          So yes, Manta is very young and there's a lot to improve, but I hope you give it a second chance :)

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                      • Hung LeHung Le, over 5 years ago

                        Hi Matthias,

                        Sorry for the issue. Can you show me how to replicate it? What did you mean by open/close? Are you on v.1.1.1? Some more details would be very helpful in finding the bug.

                        Thanks.

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                    • Hung LeHung Le, over 5 years ago

                      Huh, this is very strange! Not sure if this is an issue with the app itself or with the OS. Can you try open another DMG and see if this happens as well?

                      I'll look into this in the meantime.

                      Thanks.

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                  • Matthias Fluor, over 5 years ago

                    Thanks! Yes, now it works. Nice app, kudos! For me (I make invoices in multiple languages) it would be cool to have deeper customization, especially naming of the fields and the ability to change currencies for each invoice. Also, an inventory of items would be cool, so that it would be possible to add items from the "inventory" (like the contacts) or add a new one if needed.

                    In the end, invoice apps are all about speed and creating an onvoice without hassle - it's very promising in this area! If you allow me the question - could this electron app be ported to e.g. Android as well?

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                    • Hung LeHung Le, over 5 years ago

                      Suppor for multiple languages is already on the roadmap. You can come here and vote for the language that you would like Manta to support.

                      It will need some help from the community for translation so this might take awhile, though.

                      Anyway, it's possible to port to mobile but it will take a lot of work. You can reuse some of the React code (if using React Native) for the front-end but other than that, you'll need to start from scratch.

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