Archives October 2008

Plex v0.5.22: Last in the series

10.28.08 37 Comments

Way back when I was just starting the port to the Mac, and the program was just as likely to crash on you as play a video, I dreamed of a day when it would be stable. In the last months, we have made 22 releases of the 0.5 series of Plex. We’ve tried to fix all the most serious bugs, and add some OS X flavor to the application in the process (not to mention all the bugs that…


Server Migration

10.17.08 9 Comments

Tomorrow morning, the XServe box that hosts our web site, forums, and blogs will be strapped into a baby seat and moved from its current location in downtown San Francisco to an undisclosed bunker location, where it will share space with Dick Cheney and his army of robot clones. Even assuming the server doesn’t get shot in the face, we will still have a few hours of downtime in the morning. Things should be up and running and DNS propagated…


Plex in MacWorld

10.08.08 11 Comments

If you pick up the November issue of Macworld, you’ll notice that there’s a two page spread on Plex (thanks to migueld for tipping me off). I spoke with Gina Trapani months ago, and had all but forgotten about it. It’s a well written article, and hopefully we’ll see a bunch of new users show up as a result. Speaking of users, we got our 2000th member on the forums yesterday. Congratulations to SMario for making Plex 2K, we raise…


Release 0.5.21: Drunk enough to know better

10.05.08 18 Comments

Top two reasons why I shouldn’t have released 0.5.20 quite yet: I was heading out to a long dinner party, virtually assuring that there’d be a problem I couldn’t address for many hours and beers. I changed things after the testers did their work. Bad me, no biscuit. Two changes in this release: FIX: Crash on entering settings menu. Elan kan’t kode. FIX: Restore screen backlight level on exit. The new release is available in the usual place. Will you…


Release 0.5.20: Progress is the opposite of Congress

10.04.08 15 Comments

*** Hold off on this release for now, there’s something borked with the settings *** First of all, I want to make a big shout out to our forum members (citizens of Plexville). We just passed 10,000 posts, and we’re just a hair’s breadth away from 2,000 members. It’s a friendly, productive, helpful community, and we like it that way. A warm welcome to the new members, and a sincere thanks to everyone who helps out, we couldn’t do it…