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Democracy Player 0.9.1 RC1

October 14th, 2006 by Nicholas Reville

Last night we built a new release candidate for 0.9.1– this is RC1. Get it here: Democracy nightlies and please, please, please, let us know if you have any problems whatsoever.

I think we’ve had better process on this release than ever before. In the past, we’ve had a whole bunch of release candidates as we find and fix things, but this time we’ve only found a couple new bugs– a crash, a BitTorrent freeze, and some other minor stuff. If we don’t find anything new, we might be able to go right to a release.

Also, today is probably your last chance to translate before we ship this version. The interface is now at least partially translated into 33 languages. Hopefully, we’ll be able to get portions of the website translated soon as well (if there’s anyone that has experience setting up that kind of thing, we could really use the help).

5 Responses to “Democracy Player 0.9.1 RC1”

  1. Nate says:

    I’m experiencing two main hiccups with this version (0.9.1-rc1 r3578). I’m on Mac OSX 10.4.8.

    1. When channels are updated and I’m notified that new videos are available for a specific channel (via the blue icon with the number of new items), the blue icon remains present even after I switch to the channel to view the new items and then switch to some other channel. I’ve tried a couple different things like scrolling up and down, actually clicking on a new item to highlight it, etc, but the blue icon always remains.

    2. When Democracy is minimized in the Dock, clicking on the Democracy application icon in the Dock does not restore the window. Clicking on the minimized window itself (ie, on the other side of the Dock’s divider line) works fine, though.

    Let me know if I should post this somewhere else.

    Best,

    Nate

  2. Nicholas Reville says:

    Thanks Nate, this is helpful.

  3. Gus says:

    I find it odd that a “Release Candidate” does not include binaries. Is not the purpose of an RC to allow the “average user” the opportunity to test the program?

    I’m very excited about Democracy and I would consider myself a rather advanced user, but I don’t have a lot of time to pursue building from source under Linux. And with “We need more brave souls willing to help us conquer this platform,” I’m surely not going to attempt to build it on Windows.

    Wonderful work, and I’d love to check out the RC, but I’ll have to wait until the official release.

  4. Nicholas Reville says:

    Gus, we always make Mac and Windows binaries for our RCs and have the source for linux users. I think you checked the nightlies directory after we had already taken down RC1 and before we put up something new, which is why you didn’t see a Windows binary. Check back in an hour.

  5. Gus says:

    Yes, Windows build for RC1 is there now.

    And I can understand why building an RC binary for Linux could be complicated.

    Complaint withdrawn!

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