Thursday, August 19, 2010

Alpha update: file associations and updated settings

Hi!

I have tried to find some small spots of time between work and life and I have managed to implement file associations. Now you can choose to open files with Yama. I have also polished the settings a bit and implemented the placeholders that were there earlier. I will add more options for upgrades and keyboard shortcuts later on.

With this part finished there is only one feature left to implement before we can go beta: ID3 tag editor. The plan still stands, the beta will be released before the end of August.

When the beta is released there will be a feature freeze. So no more features will be implemented after the beta. Only bugfixes and overall polish of existing features will go into the beta channel. When the beta is considered to be "good enough" I will release the stable channel (this is equivalent to the 1.0 release of Yama).

New features will of course keep coming to the alpha channel. I still have grand plans for features such as support for Youtube, Last.fm, Spotify, Audio CDs, MP3 players, Radio stations, Visualizers, Equalizer and much more.

Do you have any ideas for a great feature? Post it in the comments.

I look forward to some heavy beta testing in about two weeks, hunting down all those bugs and smashing them silly. :)

Cheers!