Thursday, March 31, 2011

Announcing dmedia 0.5 "so shiny"

I'm happy to announce the 5th release of the Distributed Media Library (aka "dmedia"). At this point dmedia is really just for developers and highly adventurous end-users, but the design and implementation are both progressing quickly.

You can download the source tarball here: dmedia-0.5.0.tar.gz

Packages are available for Ubuntu Natty in the Novacut Stable Releases PPA.

What's new in dmedia 0.5

This release mostly focused on making sure the critical JavaScript in dmedia (and Novacut) is very readable, maintainable, and backed with a boatload of unit tests. We want to make our platform a pleasant playground for UI designers, and this was a needed step.

Highlights include:

For details, see bugs fixed in the dmedia 0.5 milestone.

Special thanks

Contribute to 0.6 and beyond!

We do monthly time-based releases, always releasing on the last Thursday of the month. That means we promise to make a release on time each month, but never promise what exact features will land.

dmedia 0.6 will be released on Thursday April 28 2011, and development is already underway. To see what's in store for the next release, checkout dmedia 0.6 milestone.

That's all, folks!

Thanks to everyone who is helping make this dream a reality!

Jason Gerard DeRose

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