Archives June 2008

Release 0.5.0b9: Surrounded by Sound

06.21.08 47 Comments

I dropped Anna off at the airport this morning; she’s on a two week trip to the mainland to visit family. Plus, it’s been raining all day. These two things conspired to keep me inside all day wrapping up the release. (That’s not entirely true, a couple of friends came over with a lot of beer and I spent the better part of the afternoon in an alcohol-induced stupor. But I digress.) Here are the changes in this release (HTTP,…


Release 0.5.0b8: It's Greek to me!

Family in town, not much time, but I wanted to get a new release out there. Here are the changes in this release (HTTP, Bittorrent, source): REG: Switching between windowed and full-screen mode when watching a video now works again. NEW: The genius known as bmfrosty realized that all Leopard installations come with Arial Unicode, so I’ve put some code in to intercept requests to Arial and redirect to the system-installed Unicode version. This means no more need to download…


Release 0.5.0b8: It’s Greek to me!

06.13.08 21 Comments

Family in town, not much time, but I wanted to get a new release out there. Here are the changes in this release (HTTP, Bittorrent, source): REG: Switching between windowed and full-screen mode when watching a video now works again. NEW: The genius known as bmfrosty realized that all Leopard installations come with Arial Unicode, so I’ve put some code in to intercept requests to Arial and redirect to the system-installed Unicode version. This means no more need to download…


Release 0.5.0b7: Lucky Seven?

06.09.08 34 Comments

Assisted by the lovely Stella Artois, I worked a while this evening fixing some bugs. The result can be found here (HTTP, torrent, source): FIX: For ages now we’ve had trouble with large subtitles and the lovely Aeon skin (cases with fonts having point sizes great than 50). Well, no longer. Thanks to jmarshall for pointing me in the right direction on this one. REG: Amazingly nobody noticed, but playing movie trailers with the AMT plugin caused a crash. Luckily,…


Regressions, fixes

06.08.08 12 Comments

OK, I wanted to track down two issues quickly, and I didn’t feel like it was worth making a whole new release (yet, at least). This binary (please uncompress with “bzip2 -d” and replace OSXBMC.app/Contents/MacOS/XBMC) should fix the following two issues: FIX: Greek characters (and really any non-ASCII characters) in a file name in the results of a smart search made the file not show up. How excessively anglo-centric of me. REG: People reported that 720p MKV files showed excessive…


Release 0.5.0b6: The "Jeremy" release

OK, lots of good stuff. Nine people have forked the code on GitHub and started playing with it. We have some exciting things on the way. The forums are hopping, over 220 people have registered since they opened, and we just passed the thousand post mark. Enormous thanks to our moderating team, especially bmfrosty, ChoccyHobNob, phunkysai, and our very own iordonez. Really nice work making people feel welcome. This release (HTTP, torrent, source) is named after jeremymc7 since he gets…


Release 0.5.0b6: The “Jeremy” release

06.08.08 36 Comments

OK, lots of good stuff. Nine people have forked the code on GitHub and started playing with it. We have some exciting things on the way. The forums are hopping, over 220 people have registered since they opened, and we just passed the thousand post mark. Enormous thanks to our moderating team, especially bmfrosty, ChoccyHobNob, phunkysai, and our very own iordonez. Really nice work making people feel welcome. This release (HTTP, torrent, source) is named after jeremymc7 since he gets…


Use the Source, Luke

06.02.08 27 Comments

OK, so you’d like to build from source and contribute to the project. Git (and GitHub) make this really easy, and give you powers far beyond what non-distributed version control systems like Subversion provide. The problem with Subversion and CVS in open source projects is that they’re like a walled fortress, and you’re either on the inside or the outside. If you’re a “member” you’re given commit access, and then you can develop on your own branches, checkpoint your work,…


Release 0.5.0b5: Time for a release candidate?

06.01.08 24 Comments

OK, couldn’t resist making a micro release (Torrent, HTTP, source) to fix a couple of problems. NEW: Mixdown for AAC 5.1 (many thanks to tokyovigilante for the patch!) Those HD trailers from Apple work perfectly now. FIX: Crash playing certain MKV files (great bug report by bmfrosty). FIX: DVD playing over SMB (and other network protocols) should work now. mtehonica, if you could test, that would be much appreciated. Bob Jelica pointed out that it might be nice to list…