Release 20130617


This release focuses on two areas that have needed "polishing" for a while: in-app update and the maintainability of bliss's internal database.

In-app update has been changed such that bliss now restarts itself after the update is complete. I had to resort to this because many of the third-party libraries bliss uses are not written to be used in an update-able environment (technically, they do not adhere to various rules imposed by OSGi).

Separately, bliss is now more cautious about how it updates its internal database and steps have been taken to avoid data corruption when a computer itself is abruptly stopped, restarted or updated. Before, rectification meant following the instructions at How do I clear a corrupted bliss database? I hope this fix will greatly reduce the likelihood of data corruption.

A few more changes...

  • Ignore files and folders beginning with "."
  • In the list exposed by "why?" show non-compliant items on top and make the list scrollable
  • Tolerate Acoustid outages
  • Show error messages if manual file movements fail
  • Fix artwork sizing responses not showing button text
  • Make dropdown buttons more responsive when clicking the default fix

Downloading and installing the latest release

Download the new release from the downloads page. Installation instructions are available on the page following download.

Existing users can update bliss from within the application. Updating is improving to the extent it now appears possible to update without restarting, in most cases. If this doesn't work for you let me know, and if the update appears to break things, here's what to do. You can also download the latest installer and install it, replacing the current installation.

Any fixes licences already purchased will be retained!

Thanks to stallio for the image above.
tags: release update

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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.