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eMusic/J 0.23 released

I’ve just put out eMusic/J 0.23. The main reason for getting this out there is that there is a bugfix for a problem that occurs in a certain (rare) circumstance. Here’s a list of the changes: Allow multiple tracks to be selected This means you can shift-click or control-click to perform operations on multiple tracks.… Read More »

eMusic/J 0.22 released

They’re coming thick and fast now, I’ve just released a new version of eMusic/J. Here are the changes: Added quotes around $@ in launch script to make it work better with some temp file names. If your browser stores files in a location with a space in the path, eMusic/J probably would have had issues… Read More »

eMusic/J 0.21 released

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,… Read More »

eMusic/J for Windows, OSX

Just recently, eMusic updated their download manager to one based on XULRunner, to the outcries of many people on the forums. So I took the work I did for Naxos a while back, and built Windows and Mac OSX versions of my formerly-Linux-only eMusic/J download manager. I’ve had feedback on the Windows version saying that… Read More »

Getting OpenDoc events on Mac OS X with SWT

I currently am doing some spare-time work for Naxos (the music label), customising my Java-based, open-source downloader, eMusic/J, to work with their Classicsonline download service. This means taking what was a Linux-only application and making it work on Windows and Mac OS X also. Getting the Linux version was obviously easy, I’d already done… Read More »

Dependency injection is my new best friend

I recently saw mention that Google had released Guice, their internal dependency injection framework. As an experiment, I ported a few parts of the web application I’m working on for work to use it. I’ve never used dependency injection before, and so it was a chance to learn about it too. The executive summary is… Read More »

LCA2007 + Australia holiday

All my transport for 2007 is booked, and there’s quite a comfortable holiday surrounding it all. I have yet to pay for the conference itself, but that’s because they’re having technical problems it seems. (Update: turns out the payment went through fine) My itinerary is: 11/01: Christchurch -> Melbourne 14/01: Melbourne -> Sydney, Conference… Read More »

Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) upgrade

A few days back I upgraded my machine to the newest Ubuntu release. As is often the case with upgrades like this, there were a few issues. The main one is a conflict between my M2N4-SLI motherboard and the 2.6.17 kernel. I get the impression that Asus has left quite a few bugs in the… Read More »

eMusic/J 0.20 – fix for a weird Sun decision

I’ve just put out an 0.20 release of eMusic/J. This fixes an issue that appears only on some JVMs (in this case, it seems to be Blackdown) where System.getenv(String) isn’t supported. However, it doesn’t fail gracefully, no…it throws an Error (not just an Exception even). See these Sun bug reports for details. I think that… Read More »

eMusic/J 0.19 released – now with less mess!

After several months of not getting around to it, I’ve finally put out a new version of eMusic/J. There aren’t a huge number of changes in this one, but there is one that will be significant for new users: it no longer requires Sun Java, any 1.4 Java environment will do the job. Thanks to… Read More »