eMusic/J 0.21 released

By | October 11, 2007

After a hiatus of about a year, I finally made a new release of eMusic/J. This was mostly caused by the change in the file format that eMusic provides for downloading albums. This version is (internally) quite different to the old one, as it is set up to make it easy to produce customised versions, so that one set of source code can produce both the downloader for Naxos’ Classicsonline service, and the regular eMusic/J.

The most important change in this is that it now supports both .emx files, as well as .emp files. It also now requires Java 1.5 (this is less of an issue now that Java is going properly open source), and is available for five platforms: Linux i686, Linux x86_64, Linux PPC, Windows (32-bit) and Mac OSX (Intel and PPC, but in one package). There were also numerous bugs fixed, mostly thanks to Naxos’s QA people, but nothing earth-shattering.

I also had the lead developer behind eMusic’s new download manager get in touch with me, and he provided me with some information that made this easier than it would have been otherwise, which was good.

Anyway, the new version can be found at the usual location.

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