We’ve just posted a bug fix release for Democracy Player. The most important fix should solve the startup problems that some Mac users have had. The problem was caused by a conflict between versions py2app (which turns our python code into a Mac .app) and some common input managers like Growl and a Camino extension. We’ve upgraded to the latest py2app and it should be fixed. If you still cannot startup on Mac even with this version, please let me know.
We’ve also fixed a problem on Linux that prevented preferences from being saved. We really should have caught that before we released 0.9.5– sorry! New Linux source and Ubuntu packages are up now. Ubuntu users should get the update automatically from our repository.
On Windows, there was an odd bug that could get Democracy into a state where the window was cutoff or very small and couldn’t be resized (if you quit the app and then made the window really small before it actually quit, the window would stay stuck too small). So, if your Democracy Player is stuck in an un-resizable state, get this updated version.