Release 20181105 - Installer! (a licky boom-boom down)

Installed windows

Yeah, I couldn't get that song out of my head while working on the new Windows installer. I need to get out more...

This release contains a new installer for the Windows version of bliss. There are also a bunch of bug fixes and other improvements...

There have been some long standing issues with the installer for bliss on Windows. From my perspective I've never liked the sheer number of clicks to get through it. The current installer also doesn't look like a normal Windows installer and it doesn't allow uninstall from the Add/Remove Programs applet.

That's all fixed in the new version:

New Windows installer

Genre problems

Something a lot of people spotted was a bug we introduced relating to the genre consolidation rule:

Couldn't create policy command from com.elsten.bliss.music.policy.tagsync.TagSyncPolicy
java.lang.NullPointerException: use Optional.orNull() instead of Optional.or(null)
	at com.google.common.base.Preconditions.checkNotNull(Preconditions.java:805)
	at com.google.common.base.Present.or(Present.java:47)
	at com.elsten.bliss.music.policy.tagsync.TagPolicyConfigurationParser.withAllowableGenreConfiguration(TagPolicyConfigurationParser.java:121)
	at com.elsten.bliss.music.policy.tagsync.TagPolicyConfigurationParser.parseForAllowableGenre(TagPolicyConfigurationParser.java:112)

This was a problem relating to how we were parsing the genre consolidation settings. That's fixed in the new version.

More improvements

Lots more stuff in this release:

Downloading and installing

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

Thanks to unsplash-logoRichard Hirajeta 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.