Mac OS X

Announcing TheLastRipper development discission group/list

It’s been quite a while since I’ve been actively developing TheLastRipper, even though I’ve been promising myself I’d find time for it over and over again… But since there’s other people who have shown interest for the project, I’ve decided that it’s probably best if project coordination happens in an open forum instead of just sending mails between developers. Therefore I’ve created a for discussion of project direction, features, technical matters etc. without always having to create an issue in the . I’m not leaving the project, just realizing that with my current activity or just in general, it’d probably be good for a project with multiple developers to have a development list for discussions of all the stuff we can’t fit in the .
So if you’re interested in TheLastRipper development

Update: I’m happy to announce that Andreas Langmann is also a project owner now, so that I’m not the only administrator…

OS X developer needed

Currently the project is lacking an active OS X developer and as such there's currently no support for leopard. TheLastRipper, is written in C# and running on Mono on OS X. Most of the codebase is already written or ported from another platform. Currently we need someone who'd want to maintain the OS X release once in a while. Knowledge of OS X and C# would be a good thing, but only determination to learn and have fun is required. If you think this could be fun don't hesitate to mail me () or leave a comment at . I'll gladly assist development, though I have limited understanding of OS X.

First final OS X release, version 1.1.1

I’m happy to announce that we’ve finally ported the bugfix from the 1.1.1 release to OS X. As reported earlier all prior version of TheLastRipper are broken, due to minor changes on the serverside. This means that we haven’t had a working OS X version for about 2 weeks, the Windows and Linux versions were patched within 3 days, but since we don’t really have an OS X developers on the team this took a while longer. Anyway, it should work now, we’ve also added menu entries linking to the on our . Our beta was close, but not all done, now we think that we’ve got a fairly stable and feature complete version for OS X, therefore this release will be known as , yes it’s final not a beta.

All prior versions of TheLastRipper broken!

I regret to annonce that all current prior versions of TheLastRipper are broken. It seams that dropped support for had a bug in their 1.1 protocol, this weekend. All streams optained from this protocol returns “HTTP/1.0 667 Not enough content left to play this station”. I think it’s a shame, considering the amount of opensource audio players out there with playback support for version 1.1. Since all of these audio players, including TheLastRipper have been broken.
Nevertheless, I and some other users have developed an unofficial documentation of the new protocol version 1.2. I’ll release it shortly, and I’d expect a implementation of this new protocol for TheLastRipper to start rather shortly too. If you want to stay updated on this issue, you can subscribe to issue 63. You do that by clicking on the star.

UPDATE: didn’t drop support for 1.1 protocol it was just gone for the weekend + Monday. Though a minor change in the login scheme caused TheLastRipper to freeze, this issue have now been fixed, and latest release of
TheLastRipper works (Version 1.1.1). We’ll still be working on an opensource implementation of the 1.2 protocol.

TheLastRipper 0.9 Beta for Mac OS X, with Cocoa interface!

A new release of TheLastRipper have been in the workings for a while and now it just about to be done. Among some of the new features are:
  • Perfect clipping of songs
  • ID3v2 tag
  • Support for proxy settings
  • Better threading
  • International character support
  • Many minor bugfixes
These features have been under development for a while and the Windows and Linux clients in SVN already have these features, they will be release as 1.1 very soon too. But last weekend me (Jonas) and Rene of TheLastRipper developer team, decided that it was time to get a beautiful port for OS X. So we started out with the 1.1 codebase from SVN and installed XCode, Mono and on a Mac. Then we wrote one of those simple “hallo world” applications in Cocoa#, after becoming a little familiar with Interface Builder and Cocoa#, we started the development of a client using Cocoa#.Read more...

TheLastRipper now for Mac OS X.

In the last couples of days we have been working hard to get a version for OSX too, right now is it the first alpha version and are currently an version 0.0.1. The versions systems requirements are right now, a Macintosh computer with mono and x11 installed. We are well know about a lot of the issues in this version but i you should fine any bugs please contact us.Read more...