Published: Saturday, 28 August 2010 13:26
Finally ... after 2 days of being offline (Linux and me, we respect each other as worthy foes), getting back on track!
Sone nice features in this release. The new translation plugin came in handy a lot of times for me (mark some text in the hub rightclick, translate and done).
Otherwise lots of nice goodies, soem over time like the download of parent folders in search has simply been forgotten.
Ah well don't want to talk too much about it.. most important: This release is not tested too well! So chances are that some bugfix release comes out by the end of next week ... if not then its better than I thought :-) !
- Preview of Audio/Video files now possible (VLC recommended)
- Multiple shared folders with the same name are now allowed.
- Download parent folder as option in search.
- Uninstalling plugins is now possible. (Help -> Find Extensions -> already installed?)
- Translation plugin. Lets you instantaneously translate text in a hub window.
- Some startup speedup.
- Updated base eclipse to 3.6 (should fix several problems specially on MacOsX smileys...)
- Colours for file names now also for folders in file lists.
- User Commands now also available for own filelist.
- Fixed Bug in countries plugin (bad unpacking)
Published: Sunday, 04 July 2010 13:36
Its about time for this new version to appear, isn't it? But don't get your hopes up to much its mainly a bugfix version, which isn't a bad thing.
Raison d'être is that I have been busy in the last 3 Months. My studies in computer science came to an end and I finally got some Masters degree. So I invested lots of time into my thesis and not into Jucy ... only did bugfixes and next to no new features. Well at least there is now a screenshot feature which allows you to send screenshots directly as magnet links into the chat. But thats about it.
Hmm whats more to say about this version: Its Java 6 only! While the last version already had problems with Java 5 on the Mac (Thanks goes to Apple) , this version definately needs Java 6 everywhere! Needing Java 6 though should be unproblematic as its everywhere available and you should have that installed already. Only on Mac you need at least Snow Leopard os to get Java 6. If you don't have that: try Jucy 0.82 / or buy the snowy cat.
Have fun with it and I hope the next release will again be in about a month.
- Fixed error occurring sometimes when immediately adding a file which is not referenced with an absolute path.
- Added a workaround for database not openable. This can happen if on upgrade from 0.82 the db was not shut down properly. Now Jucy will just delete the database (this forces rehashing).
- %[fileMN] as parameter for user commands added (creates a Magnetlink).
- ADL search has now regexp support.
- /topic in mainchat will now print the current topic so it can be copy/pasted or better read!
- Fixed problem hashing files above 25 GiB. (db refused to store the interleaves)
- Library for PDF text extraction updated (used for full text indexing)
- Fixed Country plugin sometimes error prevented showing what was typed
- Fixed Bug: ADCS buffer problem fixed (ADCS+BLOM -> problem)! (thanks goes to poy and eMTee for their help debugging this)
- New button for scroll lock, and for hide userlist in hub window. New Button for show/hide side bar in search and download queue window.
- Fixed that opening file lists via File menu blocked the gui, until the file list opened.
- Send screenshot functionality (right click on hub/pm tab).
Published: Wednesday, 31 March 2010 22:48
Today its 2 years since the first public release of Jucy. Some might still remember the first version .. with the round red-black-blue icon. And the slow change to a more reasonable name (UC->jUCy (argh eycancer) ->Jucy).
Most important.. jucy has vastly improved since then. From being a barely usable client which could possibly keep up with some of the Linux clients at that time, by now it has evolved to being one of the most feature rich clients around. Also it changed from less than 50 downloads a month to more than 1000 downloads, which is for me quite amazing.
Another important change of this year was the move to an Open Source licence (BSD licence) so anyone interested could use the code (before the code was open for viewing but not for using...) . Though I really though about changeing this to some newly invented licence... first thing comeing to my mind would be some "Coffee-licence" where you should send the developer a pound of coffee if you appreciated the program. At least that would be more beneficial for me than some Catware licence (which requires you to pat a cat for a certain time if you like the software)!
When we are at this ... the financial sitch of the project is as good as ever. Servers are cheap... and in the last 2 years there was a total of 20€ donated which is nearly enough to accomodate for 2 Months of server costs. Which is quite unimportant.. after all this is done for fun and even though I am still a student this project won't die from lack of money. Also the coding is addictive enough and without any GF there is no lack of time in sight! So the near monthly release schedule could be kept up in future.
Where will Jucy go in future?
Some changes need to be done. First for the next Version Jucy will move to Java 6. Which has mostly only impact on Mac users. As Java 6 is there only regularly available with Snow Leopard and newer OS. Indirectly this means PowerPC-arch users have no chance at all of running Jucy anymore. Before that was possible if you had some newer OS though Tiger and older already had problems with later Jucy releases.
Moving to Java 6 will give away possibility for only a few features... Namely Scripting API should make it possible to enable Scripting in future, which migt make it possible to create soem Operator plugin with scripting support. Currently you could already do that though you would need to write Java and not Lua, also I don't see anyone really interested in writing some Operator-plugin. Currently its still only one Person writing on Jucy. Though there are already a few people helping out in the project. Besides ARJ who I recently saved this server... there is Fox who creates new Splashs and main icons for me from time to time. Also there are the translators which recently added russian support for Jucy (sadly translation are currently halted as they are to complex to do .. though ARJ is developing some toolsupport for the project so in future translations could be done simple). And I am still having hope in Fox one day doing a translation for Jucy to "Ancient Greece" or some other fun language worthy of a program released on April First ;-) (Anyone interested to do Latin?).
Also on the plan is for the future to actually test versions before releasing them. So it might be possible in future versions to select if you want to have all the latest releases or may be only the ones which have been tested for a few days (I doubt more is possible with near monthly releases).
Nah that wraps it up.
Happy third Year of Jucy
and don't get fooled today!