New release - 20110628 - from genre tree to genre list

The genre add button

As part of the work to allow arbitrary genres to be added to the allowed genres list I decided to simplify the genre chooser. I perceived three main problems with the genre tree as it was: it was difficult to find a particular genre you might want to add, it was pretty overwhelming in the number of genres it displayed and finally it was dog slow (particularly on IE).

I've simplified the genre chooser by changing it from the genre tree into two lists. The first shows the genres you are currently permitting in your music collection:

The allowed genre list

Clicking "Add genres" reveals all of the allowed genres. You can filter the list by typing in the text field at the top:

Add alternative genres

Click the '+' to move genres from the available list to the allowed list.

I had wanted to add the ability to add genres into this release but unfortunately I ran out of time. The next release in a fortnight should have this ability.

I also added more detail to the activity stream, to show more about what bliss did to fix your music collection. For instance, where art was missing, the activity stream now lists from where art was downloaded.

Get the new release from the downloads page. As ever, your existing fixes apply.

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Dan Gravell

I'm Dan, the founder and programmer of bliss. I write bliss to solve my own problems with my digital music collection.