Friday, May 13, 2016

2.0.28 and looking forward

GMMP has been around for 5 years now and a large portion of the codebase was written back in the android 1.x - 2.x days when the android apis were not very mature and there was no compatibility library.  I've done my best to update the code as new versions of android, but alas moving forward is going to be quite difficult with the current codebase / design.  Fortunately gmmp's audioengine and data layer are pretty solid so they dont need much rework.  So what I would like to do is do a large refactor / cleanup of most of gmmp's backend code (like intent receivers) and more importantly start working on a new UI from scratch.  GMMP's current UI is really just a reskinned version of the original UI i wrote years ago and jamming more new features into that just isnt going to work very well.   A new UI will allow me to design something that works well for all of GMMP's existing features and can work for a lot of the future planned features.  Plus with the support library I should be able to make something that looks much better.

I dont plan on removing the existing UI.. just making something new alongside it.  I know some people love the holo style UI so i would not want to take that away from them.

2.0.28 (05/13/2016)
-Updated translations
-Fixed some various minor exceptions

2.0.27 Beta (04/27/2016)
-Fixed writing disc no tag in m4a files
-Long artist names in the playlist view will now only show on a single line
-Minor improvement in the responsiveness of handling remote/media control commands
-Added code to prevent playback from auto resuming immediately after auto pausing from a disconnect
-Fixed some crashes related to destroying activities
-Fixed some crashes in the audioengine when changing tracks
-Fixed other various crashes
-Added Slovak and Hungarian translations
-Updated other translations