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Exaile 0.3 Update for July 9, 2009

Don’t worry, we’re still here, and still hard at work. I thought I would give an update since it’s been quite a while since the last one.

We’ve decided that we’re going to shoot hard to get a 0.3 release ready for the August Ubuntu feature freeze. This may mean that 0.3 doesn’t have all the features that 0.2.14 had, but I feel that it’s got enough. However, as a trade off, 0.3 will have a lot of other features that 0.2.14 never had.

Currently, there appear to be a lot of people already using 0.3. User contributions to Exaile itself are higher right now than they’ve ever been. There are currently 27 user contributed or developer written plugins in the repository.

One of our awesome users contributed a patch that enabled rating tracks by just clicking on the appropriate star in the playlist, much like Rhythmbox does. I’ve tried to do this myself a few times and have never had much success. Gone, now, is the old rating dropdown, which leaves us with a lot of free space in the upper right of the UI. We haven’t even discussed what might go there, but perhaps an equalizer interface would be useful (please please please don’t take this as law, we really haven’t said so much as two words about this).

Mathias Brodala has been a friend of the project. Initially, he did German translations, and then he was given the job of being the translation manager. Recently, he’s been learning Python and contributing with code. Mathias, I didn’t even know you knew how to program. What a pleasant surprise :)

Anyway, that’s it for today. Things are moving along quite nicely. Hopefully we can make our August goal.

Filed under: Exaile, Programming, Linux

From kenden on July 9 @ 1:12 p.m. 2009

Thanks for the update!
From Mathias Brodala on July 9 @ 2:56 p.m. 2009

Hey, don’t give me that. I’m programming all the time (and way too much time), although not in Python. ;-)

My offer for the renaming still stands. ;-)
From Adam Olsen on July 9 @ 3:04 p.m. 2009

Hey, I'm just saying I didn't know! I swear you had never mentioned that you were a programmer ;-)
From Ezekiel000 on July 10 @ 5:03 a.m. 2009

That's good to hear I look forward to using 0.3.0 soon. I had a look at it a little while ago and it has all the features I need, the only reason I'm not using it now is it's still missing the importing library from 0.2.x. That will be ready for August right?
From Adam Olsen on July 10 @ 9:06 a.m. 2009

Yeah, that's one of the requirements for August.
From Doran "Fozz" Barton on July 13 @ 3:47 p.m. 2009

Can't wait for 0.3 to come down the Fedora pipeline!

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