I am sorry to say that as you can see, release in January didn't happen... I kept working on Animas integration, which started getting complicated in CGMS integration, but now there is finally working version there. 0.6 will be sent to Testers by end of week, and then after two weeks it should come out...
I have more free time now, which means that next version should be interesting... but now we come to reason for this message...
WE NEED HELP
1. TRANSLATION. Since we are gaining some new users from all around the world, it would be nice, if we could
translate GGC into some more languages. We have currently just 3 additional languages (German, Slovene and French),
it would be nice to have some more... I created Translation Tool, which will make translating very easy, you just
need to put some time in...
2. GRAPHS. We have support for quite a few devices, now we just need to display (visualize) this data.
We have Reports to print out this data, but Graphs are still our weak point. GGC has Graph Framework, which
requires developer to implement each Graph separately, which can be quite a problem, which is reason why I started
working on Graph Editor (it should be able to create Graph definition (as Xml), which would be displayed by
special Viewer. This would give us option to make graphs very simply, but it would also give User option to
define it's own), but other stuff was more important so it's still in beginning phase. I would need someone
to either develop this, or help me with development (by testing mostly and doing research into library).
We are using most widely used Graph library for Java called JFreeChart (currently version 1.0.13).
If you feel you could help us in either of this points (or even by testing), please contact me:
Our next release will come out little late. It was planned for end of December, but Animas implementation
is taking more time than planned... Release 0.6 will come out in start of 2015 (probably at end of January
or start of February).
Our latest release had one file missing. We helped several GGC users by sending them missing
file. But for all others, here is release with all files. We are really sorry for this problem.
But some good news, development of GGC is now back on track and we plan regular updates
(twice a year, probably in June and in December).
Next release will contain support for Dexcom G4 CGMS, internal PDF viewer for Reports (Printing) and
perhaps one or two other changes and/or fixes, it should be out by end of December.
It's been quite a while since our last release. I am really sorry but development team is
currently limited only to me and I had some personal problems, which moved new release (0.5)
farther and farther away. Now that everything is setlled and I hope to have a little more time
to work on GGC.
I wanted to introduce our new installer for GGC (IzPack) with this release, but I am still
having some problems with so, this release is still in old way, buit I hope to make an interim
release with some changes and with new installer, but this won't happen before September.
As first I would like to thank all Testers, who helped us to real testing of this application
(first one). We found some "problems" and all relevant were fixed.
What is new in this release...
We moved to Rxtx 2.2, which was required since last version
had problem with 64-bit operating systems (Linux and Windows too). There were all testing fixes,
and we extended communications with some of devices.
And the future...
While this release doesn't have so many features, we did get a step
further to add support for MiniMed devices, which is currently most used Pump on the market.
We still have problem with decoding data. which is reason why it's not in this release, but I
hope it will be in next (end of year relase not in interim). We also started working on support
for USB devices (so far we supported only Serial devices), which means that we will soon start
adding support for new USB Meter devices. If you are willing to support this, we need all
help we can get: either programmers, testers, translators, documentation writers... If you
are owner of Animas pump, we have some code ready for testing and we could add support for
For more detailed info what is planned, look at Features tab.
Now, we need your help... We are just before release of GGC 0.5, and we would need some testers. You
don't have to be "professionals" (professional testers in software development companies),
you just need to be willing to put some time aside (about day or two, every few months, usually
about month before release). We currently have about 0-2 releases per year, but in next few months,
we plan to release our new update system, which would probably bring this number to 2-4 per year.
As I said we need few people willing to go through all functionalities, play with your
devices and determine if GGC works ok. We don't have test plan written yet, but at this point
administrator will point you to functionalities that were added (or changed), and which need to be tested.
If (and I hope we do) we manage to establish team of testers (at least few of them), we (developers
and release admin) will write testing manual, with all test cases, which will be then expanded with each
We will need GGC Core testers and GGC Hardware testers. Core testers will mainly look at main
application and plugins from user view (if everything works ok, if there are errors, etc.), while
Hardware testers will look at different hardware (probably their own) and compare transfered data with data
that is stored in GGC after transfer.
In 0.5 we changed way data is transfered from meter devices (we added support to framework, which
allows to transfer data, that is not only BG, but also other data (for "special" meters like
XCeed, Aviva Combo,...)), which is why release is so late. We are now testing stuff, but we need
an outsider (not developer), to look things over.
If you are willing to help GGC community, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com (please put in Subject words "GGC Testing".
New version of translation tool (1.2.2) and also new version of GGC Lang pack. We plan next
release of GGC in next month, so this Lang pack is intended for 0.4.20 version.
See section Projects for more info.
After long wait, here is finally tool that will help translate our application into other languages.
See section Projects for more info.
As one of users noticed, there was minor/major problem in configuration. There was problem with
configuration of Unit for Blood Glucose. It wouldn't be a problem for old users, but it is/was for
for new users. This is now fixed. If you are old user (and don't plan to change BG unit) you don't
need to apply it.
I am again only one developing so this update is little late. We plan to have another release by end
of year, but since I am only developer at this time (we need more people, so if you know java or have
ideas, please contact us), development is just slowly progressing...
We fixed some bugs in this update, and implemented application mode (either pump or pen/injection),
which changes toolbar and display different statistics (not working yet for pump mode). A lot of work
was done on Pump Tool, we have added some devices (Dana fully, Roche partitialy) and also changed
some stuff on manual entry (TBRs, Food entries, fixed Bolus Helper).
Translation Tool is in works, we are currently working on next "internal" version. It should be finished
and ready for all end-users who wish to translate our software in their own language soon. Plan is to
release it sometime in November or in start of December.
Since we didn't reach any of "special" goals we decided to postpone 0.5 release till end of year
(probably till December). This doesn't mean that you won't get any updates, but there will be just
minor updates (0.4.x), which don't require database changes.
Next minor update is planned for start of July and it will contain much revised Pump Tool with possible
support for reading data from some devices.
We are most actively working now on Pump Tool and we also started Translation Tool subproject which
is intended for people willing to translate this software. So far translation is messy and not
really intended for non-developers, but this will change with this new tool, which will come out
arround September 2009 and will simplify translation.
We created special document for "How To Translate GGC". See Documentation.
Update makes changes to HbA1c Dialog, Printing system and Startup system, also there has been change to
Nutrition part (we now have dynamic loading of data, so startup is faster).
As you can see, we are still in 0.x versions. We now had two releases, which both work, but yet we are still in
so called pre-versions (bellow 1.0).
Problem is that we "tagged" several features, we need/want to have implemented before we put out "real" 1.0
release. If everything goes alright this will happen with next release (0.5)...
We have finally brought you next GGC release (this time we are just over a month late...). New version features
changes in main gui, additional food support (we support free-text food entries), Bolus Helper (and Simple Ratios
for that), new graph framework, Meter Tool finsihed (and new devices added), development of Pump Tool started
(Manual adding of data only, so far). |
There were also several changes to this web page, added files to Documentation, changed Screenshots, Downloads,
After first public release it was decided, that there will be one major release every six months,
at least until we finish all main functionalities. Next release will come out in January 2009,
with some major changes and lots of minor ones.|
As you can see, we are still in 0.x versions. When all tagged (required) functionalities are finished,
we will go to version 1.0 (this might happen with release 0.5 or maybe 0.6).
Merry Christmas (Happy Hanukkah) and Happy New Year 2009 for all Diabetics, their loved ones and all other people.|
GGC Development Team
In last few months, we gathered several new developers, which will help us with development
of several parts of GGC, so please welcome them.|
So welcome Aleksander Balaban (support for Meter OT UltraSmart and other stuff), Magnus Odell (Support for
Animas pump and other stuff) and Tom S. (translation to French and some other stuff).
And its finally here... Our first public release. As promissed, we added two more features to all previously planned ones.
Meter Tool is now released (supported are currently just Ascensia/Bayer) and full Backup and Restore is possible. More about
all current and planned features on page 'Features'.
We planned to have application ready by 4th of July, but we are still behind our release plan. This, vacations, RL (Real life)
keep interfering with our release. We have just minimal stuff to do, so release WILL BE out by end of month. We wanted to
implement Restore Db function, so that updates will be possible in the future. We intend to implement special update service,
but this might be months away.
Release was planned for 4th of June 2008, but due to some problems we are forced to postpone it for a month. To repay you
for waiting another month, we decided to add two features, which were planned for next release (which ones is surprise).
Major update of this web page. All pages were changed, and added were 'Sub-Projects' and 'Help Us' pages.
First public release (0.2.9.6). This is just preview (Alpha) version for first major release, planned in near
future. (4th April 2008)
New developer rumbi joined the team and is taking testing and linux specific development.
New developer andyrozman joined the team and is taking over main development of project.
We have a brand new homepage. Check it out.
Today, we released a first public alpha version.|
It is a developer release but you are welcome to test it.
A brand new homepage with screenshots, information ans stuff like that, is on its way.|
Check back to see it.
Today I put the current development sources into cvs. Check them out if you want, but don't expect too much for now. It's still a very early alpha.
Today we opened the project.