Over a month ago we promised to release these monthly. Well, the thought was there but the execution was not, so please forgive us for the slight delay. In return we have some features that have been in the works for a long time and finally landed.
Advanced Metadata Editor
Luisgmarine has been working on a better advanced tab in Nightingale’s metadata editor for a while. It allows you to show and hide any tag field and saves your preference for music and video separately. Always wanted to give your podcasts episode numbers? Now you can, as the advanced tab isn’t hidden by default anymore and should show for everybody.
John Haller from PortableApps.com contacted us via the forum regarding a portable windows version. Some of you have been asking for it and it’s finally happening (hopefully)! Further PortableApps will sign our Windows Installers.
Clearing Private Data Fixed
The private data clearing dialog is broken in the current version of Nightingale. As clearing private data is an important part of a browser, freaktechnik fixed the issue and the next version of Nightingale will have a working dialog again.
Our shoutCAST extension stopped working, due to site changes of shoutCAST. GeekShadow contacted Radionomy to get an API key and we now have an official API key and can use the API again. We are even listed as partner on their developers page!
The next version of Nightingale is now 1.13 instead of 1.12.2. We decided to make it a new major version, as there are multiple bigger features (EQ presets and the advanced tab in the metadata editor) and changes to existing interfaces, which might break binary extensions.
There isn’t much to say about RMLL this year, as we mainly sat at our table and showed Nightingale to people and handed out Nightingale stickers. We eventually set up a slideshow that was running at our booth. You can download it from our slides repository or watch it on SlideShare:
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If you want to test the new tab in the metadata editor, the fixed private data clearing or a feature from the previous community update
, please try a nightly build
. Keep in mind however that these are development versions and might contain bugs, so don’t blame us if something breaks, but please tell us about it, so we can fix it!
Yesterday I landed a new feature in the trunk for 1.12.1. What it does is simply welcoming new users with a firstrun page with helpful information and users who updated with the changelog. This seems like a feature that doesn’t need testing. But it does, because it also serves as a way to measure the amount of installs and upgrades. Currently the stats are running on a test server and you can see them here. All data captured until release will be deleted.
Another reason why it needs testing, is because I had to mess with the session restore component of Nightingale. The same file, could cause a blank page on startup sometimes, but that should be fixed (or not?) . To be sure, that I messed nothing up I need other people than me to use Nightingale with this change, as I have my particular habits, and issues might only occur when you use Nightingale in a different way than I do.
All other changes Nightingale 1.12.1 currently contains are listed under the release notes. You will see the full release of it before January the 14th, as after this date our integrated updating system will be broken.
You can download a build of Nightingale including the changes from SourceForge or, if your system uses apt, install it from ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-nightly. Please report any issues you encounter on GitHub, but please make sure the issue hasn’t been reported yet. Also bear in mind that this is not a release version and might destroy your profile, so only use your existing profile if you don’t care about it, or create a new one by launching Nightingale with the -p argument.
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