Archives July 2008

Smart Crash Reports and the GPL

07.31.08 31 Comments

OK, before this gets out of hand, a quick word. To paraphrase Michael Jackson: I’m a coder not a lawyer. I appreciate d4rk’s bring the matter to our attention (although next time, if you want to avoid getting into name-calling, just drop us an email). The background: Smart Crash Reports, as mdpdb pointed out, doesn’t require linking against anything. We were linking against optional object files for the purposes of installing the reporter, as a convenience to our users. Kind…


Release 0.5-RC3: Statistical bugfixing

07.29.08 10 Comments

The crash reports filtered in today, and at the end of the day I sorted them into folders. There were literally 26 identical crashes when playing VIDEO_TS, which is a great sign that a lot of people are running into the problem. Thanks so much to the people who wrote a quick description. Feel free to add your email if you don’t mind me contacting you for further information. Anyway, the release today (HTTP, Torrent, Source) fixes the most common…


Smart Crash Reporter

07.29.08 15 Comments

I’m glad the new version of Smart Crash Reporter installed for more people, the reports are pouring in this morning. The good news is that the majority are clustered around the same few issues, so it definitely helps us focus our attention. To the people who took the time to write in the crash report a quick description of what they were doing at the time of the crash, grazie mille!! That really helps. And if you said “no” to…


Release 0.5-RC1: Stability, stability, stability

07.28.08 14 Comments

OK, it’s been about three weeks since the last release, and we’ve been working hard. The most noticeable change in this release (HTTP, Torrent, Source) is the rebranding. The name of the app is Plex, its settings are in ~/Library/Application Support/Plex, the helper is called PlexHelper, it writes logs to ~/Library/Logs/Plex.log, etc. This means that when you start up Plex for the first time, you’ll have a blank slate. If you want to migrate over your old thumbnails and library,…


Plex wiki up and running

07.27.08 9 Comments

Thanks to the efforts of Isaac, we have the new Plex wiki up and running. The login is shared between the forums and the wiki, so you don’t have to create a new account. Come on in, check it out, feel free to add to it.


Move to Lighthouse

07.22.08 3 Comments

(The next release will be here shortly, by the way!) We’ve decided to migrate our bug-tracking over to Lighthouse. It has some killer features, including great integration with email (file or reply to a bug over email), Github integration, tagging, an API, and great usability. Bottom line: It helps us keep track of and fix the bugs you report better than ever! We’ve migrated all existing bugs over, and gone over them to make sure they were still active and…


We're teaming up with CenterStage

You may have already heard, but if not, it gives me great pleasure to announce our partnership with the CenterStage group. We’ve been in talks for a while, and it feels great to be able to announce this publicly. If you do nothing else, check out the amazing Flash demo of the interface design. That, my friends, is the interface that’s being developed for Plex as we speak. Enrique has already been hard at work at enhancing the skinning engine.…


We’re teaming up with CenterStage

07.13.08 78 Comments

You may have already heard, but if not, it gives me great pleasure to announce our partnership with the CenterStage group. We’ve been in talks for a while, and it feels great to be able to announce this publicly. If you do nothing else, check out the amazing Flash demo of the interface design. That, my friends, is the interface that’s being developed for Plex as we speak. Enrique has already been hard at work at enhancing the skinning engine.…


Getting to know you better

07.09.08 49 Comments

We’ve created a new poll to try to get to know you better. The better we understand how you use Plex, and how you *want* to use it, the better job we can do prioritizing our work, and focusing on the things that you care the most about. We really appreciate all the responses we got to the last survey. As someone pointed out, we made the mistake of not asking you which remote control you’d really like to see…