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Streamripper 1.64 beta version
I've uploaded a new streamripper version. As usual, you can
download the package from the sourceforge site
The main update is the transition from the TRE (or native regex) library
to PCRE in glib. This took a bit longer than expected, due to the
necessity of making a custom version of glib that works with win98 (see note below).
Concerning the forum, it is not clear if I can ever restore
the old forum (anyone like to give a try? please email!).
Instead, I invite you to post to the
, hosted by sourceforge,
which I will be monitoring.
Problems with forum
You may have noticed that the forum is no longer working.
I was caught unaware that sourceforge was making sweeping changes
to their web and shell services. My apologies. I will explain
briefly the situation below.
Until now, streamripper had been using a standalone install of phpBB.
About a week ago, sourceforge (seems to have) discontinued shell service.
Without shell service, the standalone install is difficult to maintain.
However, sourceforge also introduced a shared install of phpBB.
In the long run, this is probably better.
I don't yet know if I can migrate the existing posts to the new
forum software. I will try.
Furthermore, these changes broke my database script for managing
the submissions for new skins. I will try to get this up and running
Thanks so much for your patience during this transition.
Delays for 1.63.6
There is an issue with the glib library which has
blocked progress on streamripper. As a result, it may
take some time before this can be sorted out.
For the last couple of weeks, I've been trying to fix a problem
related to upgrading the windows version of glib from 2.12 to 2.16.
Basically what happened was that glib changed from the GNU implementation
of iconv (which works fine on windows 98), to an implementation called
win_iconv (which doesn't work on windows 98). I reported this
The windows glib maintainer (Tor Lillqvist) has indicated that he
won't fix this bug, and that current glib won't work on windows 98.
This puts me in a bit of a bind, because I have to
figure out whether to freeze the glib version at 2.12 (which
disallows use of PCRE), fork glib to make a custom version,
or rewrite using a different compatibility layer.
Streamripper 1.63.0 Released
Streamripper version 1.63.0 is released.
New features include a configuration file for stored settings,
ability to run the windows GUI application without running Winamp,
and a new experimental silence detection method.
Internal changes include a transition from wide characters to utf-8,
a new dependency on glib, and separating the winamp plugin into a
thin DLL and standalone EXE.
Many bugs have been fixed, including crashes when reconnecting,
checks for full disk conditions, percent-escaping of user names,
parsing year and track from metadata, relative path in cue file,
race conditions in relay server, id3 bug on 64-bit systems,
and problems connecting to certain servers.
Download from the sourceforge page
Thanks to everyone who tested and reported bugs!
Thanks also for all of the great patches for 1.62.X and 1.63 beta versions,
Chris Rohlf, nn, Max Mutrix, Andrew Neitsch, Yoav, and capisce.
Tentative list of goals for 1.63.X series:
- Fix problem with -a flag
- Implement PCRE for parse rules
- Skin improvements (fix single pixel problem, load compressed skins, etc)
- Add "-o version" option
Streamripper 1.62.0 Released
Streamripper version 1.62.0 is released. This is a major release,
with (nearly) full support for unicode and character set transcoding.
Download from the sourceforge page
Thanks to all the beta testers, Guenni and TTA, and everyone who submitted skins.
Thanks to everyone who submitted patches for 1.61 and 1.62 beta versions,
including ASk, Ulf Harnhammer, John Spray, Les Smithson,
Obiguan, Martin Bockwinkel, Michael Ablassmeier,
Daniel Potts, 9EUvY5gQPB4=, bd, Albert Bachmann,
Daniel Lord, Chris Pearson, and isverg.
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