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#51141 - 24/12/2001 09:27 Omission from Beta7 Release Notes
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
I can't believe I forgot to document this new feature!..

You can right click a selection of tracks/playlists/soup in emplode and select "Download". You then get to specify a folder into which they will be saved. The tracks are named:

Album - Track Number - Artist - Title.mp3

More sophisticated download features may be added later - but it's a start

Rob

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#51142 - 24/12/2001 09:29 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: rob]
beaker
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Registered: 19/08/2000
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Loc: England
Yeah, I saw this but didn't investigate. Doh!! Excellent stuff. Just need Mark Lord to add his bits now .
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#51143 - 24/12/2001 09:36 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: beaker]
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
Posts: 7058
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Just need Mark Lord to add his bits now

I have patched a 2.0b7 MkII kernel with mlord's hijack v80 and voladj. There were two patch rejects, but those correspond to things that Mark's patch is expecting to fix, but are already fixed in the distribution source (the empeg_therm related stuff.) Otherwise everything went fine.

Unfortunately I can't test it right now because I don't have a serial cable at work. But since the patch and compile went well, I can't see any reason the kernel won't work.

Anyway if you don't mind the risk of having to re-upgrade if things go wrong, get it from here.

gunzip it before flashing (the gunzipped filename will be
zImage.mk2_v2.0b7_hijack_v80_unofficial

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#51144 - 24/12/2001 09:42 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: rob]
hybrid8
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Registered: 12/11/2001
Posts: 7738
Loc: Toronto, CANADA
Cool, you guys actually included the new fonts. Don't know if you had time to look or include the last update I sent last week or if it was the original mod. In any case, check your mailbox sometime after the holidays...

Bruno
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#51145 - 24/12/2001 09:50 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: tonyc]
beaker
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Registered: 19/08/2000
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Thanks. Any chance of having it in ZIP format for us Windoze users?
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#51146 - 24/12/2001 09:54 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: beaker]
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
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Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
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#51147 - 24/12/2001 10:04 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: tonyc]
beaker
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Registered: 19/08/2000
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Thanks. Just installed it. Looking good so far . Excellent... hehe... Merry Christmas. May Santa empty his entire sack in your Christmas stocking .
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#51148 - 24/12/2001 10:09 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: tonyc]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
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Loc: Raleigh, NC US
I'd just like to point out that every Windows ZIP utility I've seen in the last few years also deals with gzip. FYI.
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#51149 - 24/12/2001 10:10 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: beaker]
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
Posts: 7058
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Glad to hear it works. Never know until you try!

Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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#51150 - 24/12/2001 10:19 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: wfaulk]
beaker
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Registered: 19/08/2000
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Loc: England
That's what I thought. I'm using WinZIP 8 and it didn't like the gzipped file.
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#51151 - 24/12/2001 10:35 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: beaker]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
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Well, smack my ass and call me Shirley. I just tried it with my PowerArchiver and it didn't like it, either, despite the fact that I know PA works with gzip files. It likes other ones on my system. Tony, did you do anything weird to create this gzip file? Maybe it's gzip3 or something?
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#51152 - 24/12/2001 10:42 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: rob]
CyberGlitch
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Registered: 04/10/2001
Posts: 99
Loc: VA, USA
Any chance of getting a addition on the config file to where we can change the naming format for downloading mp3s?
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#51153 - 24/12/2001 10:44 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: wfaulk]
beaker
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Registered: 19/08/2000
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OK... erm Shirley . Oh yeah, tried something called PowerDesk 4.0 too. That didn't like it either.
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#51154 - 24/12/2001 10:47 Position indicator [Re: rob]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
Speaking of release notes omissions, did anyone else notice the position indicator on the Track Info mode? There's a bright dot on the separator line between the Artist and Album. Neat! (Of course, someone's gonna respond and tell me that that's been there since 1.01 and make me feel like an idiot.)
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#51155 - 24/12/2001 10:50 Re: Position indicator [Re: wfaulk]
beaker
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Registered: 19/08/2000
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I've noticed this too. If it was there before then I missed it as well, so you won't be the only idiot.
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#51156 - 24/12/2001 11:17 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: wfaulk]
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
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Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Tony, did you do anything weird to create this gzip file? Maybe it's gzip3 or something?

EDIT: I believe as a "convenience" MSIE automatically gunzip's the files (but doesn't rename them!). You guys using IE by any chance? If so, the "gz" file you downloaded is probably already unzipped

<< Shrug >>... I didn't TAR it first, maybe that's a problem? I just gzipped the zImage file with no options in RedHat 7.1...




Edited by yn0t_ (24/12/2001 11:20)
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#51157 - 24/12/2001 11:22 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: wfaulk]
drakino
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Registered: 08/06/1999
Posts: 7868
Loc: Seattle, WA
Winrar 2.90 didn't mind the .gzip file.

Oh well, I'm off to grab my empeg, upgrade it, then head out for the holidays. Hope everyone else here has a safe and happy holiday season this year, lets leave the worries of this year behind us and start the new year off better.
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#51158 - 24/12/2001 11:26 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: tonyc]
beaker
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Registered: 19/08/2000
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Aha! that may be it. yes I was using IE. Hmmm very helpful of it, I don't think .
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#51159 - 24/12/2001 11:30 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: rob]
bmiller
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Registered: 11/04/2001
Posts: 150
Loc: Sacramento, CA, USA
Yippee! Just what I wanted for christmas.

Thank Santa..

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#51160 - 24/12/2001 11:51 Re: Position indicator [Re: wfaulk]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
Yeah that's new too. In fact there are lots of new things that Toby has put in which nobody asked him to, hence no documentation! These programmers can be so undisciplined

Rob

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#51161 - 24/12/2001 11:52 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: hybrid8]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
I assume they're the most recent ones that you sent - Toby emailed me about them late last week.

Thanks for your help with those!

Rob

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#51162 - 24/12/2001 11:52 OT: Why gzip download works improperly [Re: tonyc]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
You're right and you're wrong. It's actually a misconfiguration on your HTTP server. It sends, amongst others, the following headers:
Content-Type: text/plain
Content-Encoding: gzip
This tells the client that the data it wants is the plain text that's encoded within the gzip, but it has no other filename than the one it requested. Your web server is probably assuming that it should use Content-Encoding because of the filename instead of setting a correct Content-Type (application/x-gzip?). The bug that seems to exist in IE is that it should be showing the kernel in the browser as plain text instead of saving it. It has been told that it's plain text in the Content-Type, and it knows how to unencode it. Weird.
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#51163 - 24/12/2001 11:53 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: hybrid8]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
Which new fonts? Sorry if I missed a thread somewhere.
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#51164 - 24/12/2001 12:31 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: wfaulk]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31164
Loc: Seattle, WA
Which new fonts? Sorry if I missed a thread somewhere.

It's in the release notes. If I recall correctly, it was Hybrid8 who took the original fonts and did some pixel-touch-up work on them. Most notably, the small font number "8" is a little bit smoother.
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#51165 - 24/12/2001 12:58 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: rob]
wvloon
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Registered: 13/08/2000
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Loc: Near Arnhem, Netherlands
Looking at the length of the release notes you must have been behind your keyboard for at keast two days now, so most of us will probably forgive you
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#51166 - 24/12/2001 13:07 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: tfabris]
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
Posts: 7058
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Doh! I guess that means I'll have to fix that in my EmpTriv game since it uses a ripoff of the Empeg small font. Damn this so-called "progress"
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#51167 - 24/12/2001 13:42 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: wvloon]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
Heh, luckily most of the release notes build automatically from our bug and task databases. The bit I have to remember are the new things that were never in either of those databases!

Rob

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#51168 - 24/12/2001 18:28 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: tfabris]
hybrid8
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Registered: 12/11/2001
Posts: 7738
Loc: Toronto, CANADA
I still haven't updated to beta7 yet. If my latest fonts are included (I would think they are, by Rob's account) then there are a lot of modified characters. Plus one which was missing originally (large "tm").

I tried to keep everything subtle, so if you don't notice the changes, all the better. I hope everything still looks natural. BTW, every small number except 0 and 1 was changed (the most noticeable should be the number 4). :) I have a few more edits to submit, but I'm going to preview them for a bit on my machine.

Bruno
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#51169 - 24/12/2001 20:30 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: hybrid8]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
I have a request, then. Edit the `u-umlaut' to match the normal `u'. It's currently way too wide. Others may have similar problems, but that's one I've noticed.
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#51170 - 24/12/2001 20:44 Re: Omission from Beta7 Release Notes [Re: tonyc]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13879
Loc: Canada
As near as I can tell, there's only a one-line change in the kernel from Hijack v80 to the beta7 base.. no need to hack hijack just to run beta7.

But I will output a v81 sometime on the 25th or 26th with the one extra line..

Cheers

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