Today I expanded some of the trac stuf.
First of all the type whish has been added. So if you have a feature request you can file it on track. Please do not assign it to a milestone or version :)
Also version 0.3.1 is now selectable under versions. Why? Well if you experience bugs it is nice to know in which version they appear. We’ll probably keep 1 or two versions in there since we encourage people to really use the latest stable release and there isn’t really any reason not to ;)
Also as a minor thing we’ve begun coding on the 0.4 milestone things and therefore the 0.5 milestone is added so file your whishes and you might see them in 0.5 ;)
Other than that I would like to point out that since this is a small program we work from 0.x to 0.x+1 release. The 0.x.y releases will mainly fix bugs, layout changes etc.
Now enjoy your music :D
The last post about the release of version 0.3, “sb” made a comment containing some suggestions. Obviously we take the few users we have very serious and started improving right away… ;)
So here’s the latest release: 0.3.1
It’s basically a bugfix release, therefore it’s not 0.4, but contains some rather nice GUI changes too.
So what has changed?
- Improvements to the GUI to make it stop resizing when a cover is loaded
- Restyled the playback buttons using new icons from the Oxygen project and stylesheets
- Use the very same playback icons in the tray menu too
- When pressing “enter” while typing a keyword in the music library, start searching. (no longer needed to actually push the “search” button…)
With great pleasure we announce the availibility of QtMPC 0.3. There are a lot improvements since the last release.
A summary of the most important new features:
- Seeking through a song
- Functionality of the tray icon has been improved extensively
- Database update (remote) and music library update (local)
- Searching through music library
- Album covers
- Playlist view extended
Apart from the new features, there are also some bugs fixed.
The release is available for download here: http://files.lowblog.nl/qtmpc/QtMPC-0.3.tar.bz2
This has been on my wish list for quite some time and I finally managed to make it work today. It uses amazon to search for the artist and album keywords and uses the first result (if any) to retrieve to corresponding album cover and display it. There are some things to be improved though, it would be nice to be able to let the user choose from a list of covers (in case the first one isn’t correct). Another possible improvement is to store the downloaded image somewhere, so it can be used with less effort when it’s needed again, saving time and bandwidth.
As always, if feel there are other things to improve, please let us know!
So after the 0.2 release sander and myself decided to make better use of the trac installation. This makes work for us much easier and makes it better for the fans (well maybe not right now :P) to track that process. We have already filled the trac db with some tasks but feel free to suggest new improvements.
Ofcourse you can also report any bugs you find regarding qtmpc on the trac installtion ( http://qtmpc.lowblog.nl ).
We feel the program has enough features to make an official release, though we realize there’s still a lot to be added and improved.
Also see http://qtmpc.lowblog.nl for more information
The source can be downloaded from: http://files.lowblog.nl/qtmpc/QtMPC-0.2.tar.bz2
If you feel like making suggestions or asking for feature requests, please do! ;)
Today was quite productive with regard to QtMPC. Roeland managed to finish his work on the system tray functionality and create an icon for the application as a whole. I made an about dialog and some other minor stuff.
I think this is all the functionality that’s needed to make an official 0.2 release, so if no bugs pop up that’s exactly what I’ll do this week.
Just a short note that it’s now possible to set random and/or repeat playback using the GUI, obviously it also displays the current state…
Some bugs were fixed too, so check out the most recent source with svn.