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First release candidate for 2.0 released!

Written for Wine Autostart by Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty on 2015-05-01

Finally, the first release candidate is ready! It seems pretty stable, so with some luck, the stable version (2.0) should be released within around 3-4 days :)

Hamish

Preparing for 2.0 Release Candidate!

Written for Wine Autostart by Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty on 2015-04-21

A lot of work has been put into this project, and it is now nearly done! A final release at the end of April is possible, depending on how testing goes.

Anyhow, the first release candidate for 2.0 will be ready shortly, and is packed with new features.
Supposing all goes to plan, this will also be the last release candidate! Unfortunately, I will not be building a package for Fedora and derivatives, because I can't get it to run reliably! Anyhow, the source should still work. Sorry!

The final release is going to be awesome!

Hamish

Updated on 2015-04-21.

Good progress for version 2.0!

Written for Wine Autostart by Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty on 2015-03-07

It's looking good! After some initial troubles with the indicator under wxPython, I'm now powering the indicator with pyGTK, as it is in version 1.0. The rest of the GUI is written in wxPython though, and the two scripts communicate with each other in real time though a pipe. This may sound like a bad idea, but I assure you it runs brilliantly, with very little overhead, and the indicator is much more reliable that way.

So as for the rest of the GUI, the update feature is now almost done, the settings window is almost done, and it also has some new features such as being able to monitor more than one disk, which make Wine Autostart much more productive than it was before!

I haven't done much in the way of the backend, but Wine Autostart's backend is simple, and easy to program, and can mostly be ported from version 1.0, along with many improvements by using python's internal text processing features.

It will be a brilliant, fast, rock-solid release.

Hamish

Updated on 2015-04-21.

Wine Autostart 2.0 is underway!

Written for Wine Autostart by Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty on 2014-11-24

The next version of this program will be ready soon(ish)! Indeed, I've already started work on version 2.0, with the basic layout for the indicator done! Expect the program to be done by April 2015, and for another update by the end of the year!

UPDATE 19/1/2015:

So much for that update by the end of the year! I forgot, but I've got plenty to say now:

Wine Autostart 2.0 will include a redesgned GUI, the ability to check for updates online, without tracking your IP or any of that nonsense, a proper settings window, the ability to monitor more than one device at once, and improvements in speed, efficency and reliability. It should be pretty good, but I have lots of other work to do, so it may be a while before it's ready, but it'll probably still be done around April/May!

Hamish

Updated on 2015-01-19.

There will be an update soon!

Written for Wine Autostart by Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty on 2014-07-21

Though I have been very busy perfecting wxfixboot, I haven't forgotten about this project! Expect a new release fairly soon with packages for Fedora, among other planned improvements!

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