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Entertainer 0.3 Release Available

Written by Jamie Bennett on January 7th, 2009 at 9:00 am in Uncategorized

Yesterday, the Entertainer developers released version 0.3 of the excellent media center application, Entertainer.

This version fixes one of the most important bugs (for me anyway); it will now only index all content once rather than at every start up. Of course new content is indexed and added to the database but old content is not re-added. This may seem like a no brainer but since the start of the project Entertainer always re indexed everything, which, if you have a large amount of content, became somewhat annoying.

Other fixes include performance enhancements, memory reduction and language translations.

This version marks the start of the 4 weekly release cycle. From now on you should see a new release of Entertainer regularly with bug fixes and features being added at a rapid pace.

There is still a lot to do and the team could always do with more contributors but momentum is building.

A recent post to the Entertainer-Developers mailing list by Karl Lattimer highlights features that many would like to see added to Entertainer in the future, lets hope we see some of them soon. In the meantime, download 0.3 and get testing!

Update:
If your running an Ubuntu 8.10 install then you can just add the Entertainer PPA to your /etc/apt/sources.list. Edit the file using sudo and your favorite editor and add the following two lines to the bottom of the file:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/entertainer-releases/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/entertainer-releases/ubuntu intrepid main

and do a

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install entertainer - 0.3-1ubuntu2~ppa1

or

sudo apt-cache search entertainer

to see all entertainer packages.

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