Wednesday, August 20, 2008

iP2F got 4 mice!

iP2F LogoI haven't blogged here about iP2F for a while, but finally have a reason to do so. As it turns out, iP2F was recently featured in Macworld's Summer of Gems. For the uninitiated: Macworld calls "the very best in low-cost Mac software" a Mac Gem. iP2F received 4 out of 5 mice!

iP2F is a plugin for iPhoto, to easliy upload images to Flickr.

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Updated looks

beaTunes LogoIt's been only a week since the last Early Access release of beaTunes, but as there definitely won't be a release next week, I figured I go ahead and post an update now, so people won't get stranded with an expired EA release.

Today's EA6 release features a number of GUI updates and a new Leopard theme (available only on Leopard) that finally implements the unified toolbar look found in so many modern Mac apps. Thanks to Ken, who pointed out in his blog what should have been pointed out in TN-2196 in more detail. Namely, that apple.awt.brushMetalLook produces the unified toolbar look. Now I'm just waiting for Apple to fix JDialogs, which don't seem to respect the property...

Other changes are mostly bugfixes - including one important one for Windows users: If you choose to run more than one analysis task (e.g. color and bpm), the second one was not working in EA5. This is now fixed.

Alright, here's the obligatory warning: Before downloading and installing this, please make sure you understand what Early Access means:

  • Absolutely no warranty for whatever
  • Features may or may not work, appear, and disappear
  • It may not be possible to migrate data to future versions (even though we make a reasonable effort)
  • This version will cease to function 2 weeks after its release
  • You cannot buy this version

Just so that there is no doubt about it: EA6 isn't even a beta version.

And here are the download links:

Note for EA5 users

Actually, there is nothing noteworthy... Enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pluggable Rules

beaTunes LogoAnother two weeks have passed, which means it's time for a new Early Access release. Again we've worked on beaTunes' guts trying to get it ready for prime time. The most interesting change from a technical standpoint, is the newly added ability to install match rules as plugins. This means that in the future, eager third party developers can create their own rules, drop them into the plugin folder and take advantage of them in the matching process. This plugin architecture is supposed to be a theme for beaTunes 2 - making it extendible and more powerful.

Other than that, we fixed some little things, improved this and that and hope this will be an overall stable EA release.

Nevertheless, here's the obligatory warning: Before downloading and installing this, please make sure you understand what Early Access means:

  • Absolutely no warranty for whatever
  • Features may or may not work, appear, and disappear
  • It may not be possible to migrate data to future versions (even though we make a reasonable effort)
  • This version will cease to function 2 weeks after its release
  • You cannot buy this version

Just so that there is no doubt about it: EA5 isn't even a beta version.

And here are the download links:

Note for EA4 users

EA5 changes the database schema introduced in EA4. During the update, beaTunes will display a dialog box. Please be patient.

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