beaTunes News

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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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Blogger Ken said...

Your UI looks great! It's nice to see Java UIs that don't look like Java UIs!

August 24, 2008 at 3:10:00 PM EST  
Blogger beaTunes said...

Thanks, Ken. That's what I am striving for. Too bad Apple still makes that fairly hard... I promise that the next EA release will look even better.

August 24, 2008 at 8:09:00 PM EST  

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