Old news items
Since a long time has passed since the last release of
RadioActive, I decided to create a new
release containing all the new translations that have been
checked in since either 1.1 or the GNOME Fifth Toe release.
The code base will be changed after GNOME 2 is released -- I plan
to port RadioActive over to use all the new exciting features of
RadioActive 1.1 is released today. It
contains a patch by Chun-Chung Chen that adds
keyboard-controllability to it, and a separate ~/.radioactive
directory is no longer needed to store programmed station information.
New translations are included as well. Again, the full story is in
the included NEWS file.
After RadioActive becoming a part of the upcoming GNOME-Extras
1.4, I've decided to finish loose ends and create a 1.0
release (codename "Fly me to the GNOME"). There's a lot of
user interface improvements as well -- see the included NEWS file.
Since Gtk-- 1.2 and Gnome-- 1.2 has been released (first stable
releases since 1.0), I've finished porting RadioActive to use the
new UI. The result: RadioActive 0.11. It
also includes Turkish translations by Fatih Demir.
Wow, I'm beginning to feel that I don't hack on RadioActive for
nothing! Moran Cohen
e-mailed me about making RedHat package specification files. I'm
looking forward to seeing them, Moran!
RadioActive 0.10 is released today. It's the same as 0.9, but uses
the GNU Autoconf/Automake utilities to make building, porting and
installing it easier. In fact, if there are no bugs in the build
process, and I get no negative feedback in February, I'll declare
it version 1.0.
RadioActive 0.9 is released today. It's driver code got some
cleanup, some superflous ioctl()'s are removed, the frequency
range is set up correctly (instead of using guesstimated hardcoded
defaults) and the muting is not turned off when you change the
frequency. Some consistency problems between the main window and
the panel applet are resolved, too. Also, it has some nice pixmaps
for the tuner buttons, and includes Tigert's excellent logo.
- We've got a RadioActive icon! Thanks for the great
Tigert for this nice
graphical rendering of a verbal pun. This will naturally
make it into the next release.
- Merry Christmas, folks! To celebrate (or make worse, at your
option), RadioActive 0.8 is released.
The current RadioActive source is available from the GNOME CVS
tree from now on. This means you can grab the most up-to-date
version of the source tree whenever you feel like. I hope this
will also attract contributors to do stuff like translating the UI
to various languages and search for bugs (as if there were any
- Anthony Frost told
me that the files properties.cc and properties.h were missing from
the source distribution. If you had problems too, please download
RadioActive 0.7 again.
Version 0.7 is released. This is actually my candidate for version
1.0, which means if there are no bugs found in it, and no ideas
sent to me by the
users, I'll probably just repackage it as 1.0 in a month.
Kevin Myer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
wrote me to tell me of a bug which accidentally slipped into
0.6. If you got an error message about "properties.h", download
0.6p1. The binary distribution is not affected.
Version 0.6 is released. This is a reorganization release: the
interoperation of the panel applet and the standalone version is
more complete now. Also new: the station names can be stored
(currently, this requires the manual editing of
~/.radioactive/speedtuner, but will in the future be editable from
a Preferences window) and are displayed as tooltips in the
Version 0.5 is released. This is two binaries in one: radioactive is
the old, standalone version, and radioactive_applet is a GNOME panel
Version 0.4 is released: right-clicking on the tuner buttons stores
the current frequency to the specified button
This version also has a command line interface in the same binary
executable as the X version (detecting X is via the DISPLAY
Version 0.3 is released: the -d command line option can be used to
specify a tuner device other than the default /dev/radio0. Also, the
mute button now shows it's state.
Version 0.2 is released: it can now change the volume. I think I'll
wait for some feedback now before working more on this small hack
The first release of RadioActive (version number: 0.1) is
available. It lacks the ability to change the volume or mute the