Release 20150316

This is a new release with a number of stability improvements...

The main area of work has been in improving the consistency of bliss's internal database, particularly after large scale file renaming. I had a few reports of issues in this area, and I've reworked some fundamental database code to try to avoid said consistency problems.

Other improvements in this area are to take positive steps to disallow multiple instances of bliss running, and when a database corruption issue is discovered upon startup make sure bliss is shutdown completely (it sometimes runs in a "zombie" state which makes cleaning up difficult).

A nice little improvement is an indicator to how many compliant/non-compliant items there are:

Count of compliance states

Further improvements

More stuff:

  • Updated the OS X JDK
  • Sped up the Inbox
  • Fixed problems working with old cover art rules
  • Don't allow double clicks on fix buttons
  • Don't allow indefinite blocking when calling OneMusicAPI
  • Store fileInfo in a database to avoid issues with overly long file names

Downloading and installing

You can download from the downloads page. After you click through, installation instructions are available on the page following download.

If you are updating from a version older than a few months old, in app update is not recommended for this release, because of a fixed Java 8 incompatibility which is only resolved with a full re-installation.

Thanks to wbaiv for the image above.
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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.