This is my monthly report for generous patrons who contributed €306 to support development of Nuvola Player in January 2015. Thanks to them, I spend 31.08 hours working on seven tasks, which are listed bellow with a few comments, so my reward was €9.85 per hour (near a minimum wage in Western Europe, not bad). Since the funding goal (€499, 50 hours of work) was not reached, it's no surprise that some planned tasks have been postponed to February.
My dream is to work as an independent open source developer on software for all users around the world. Software for you. You can support my work on Nuvola Player via PayPal, Gratipay, Patreon, Flattr or Bitcoin. Let's make Nuvola Player more awesome!
Date: Jan. 30, 2015, 3:16 p.m. • Work time: 3.86 hours • Spent funds: €38.60
Date: Jan. 30, 2015, 11:09 a.m. • Work time: 6.04 hours • Spent funds: €60.40
I requested more information for bug report Spotify only shows the Spotify's logo on a black background
I fixed bug Bandcamp: Album art not shown for collections
I requested more information for bug report Last.fm can't authorise behind proxy
I fixed bug Last.fm integration bugs Nuvola Player 3 scrobbles twice to last.fm and Last.fm feature disabled after temporary unavailability.
I assisted in solving nspluginwrapper and flash installation problems
I added a bug report Main content of window does not load after logging in to the Known Issues wiki page and closed it as it has been forwarded upstream and I cannot do more with it.
I responded to an issue Doesn't scrobble repeated song in Google Play. Although it is valid, it cannot be easily fixed for now.
Date: Jan. 20, 2015, 10:10 p.m. • Work time: 4.58 hours • Spent funds: €45.80
I created and tested packages for Fedora 21 (Diorite library, Nuvola Player 3, service integration scripts and Tiliado repository installer). In case you are curious what steps are involved:
Date: Jan. 16, 2015, 5:56 p.m. • Work time: 2.77 hours • Spent funds: €27.70
Date: Jan. 14, 2015, 8:58 a.m. • Work time: 10.11 hours • Spent funds: €101.10
Date: Jan. 13, 2015, 3:12 p.m. • Work time: 2.42 hours • Spent funds: €24.20
The release 2.6 of WebKit2Gtk (the second generation of the WebKit library with GTK+ user interface) introduced ABI break and changed ABI version from
webkit2gtk-4.0. This is usually fine, because both the old and the new libraries can be installed together and don't interfere with each other.
Distributions like Debian and Ubuntu usually provide a transition period when both versions of the library are available in repositories and developers are granted enough time to upgrade their applications to add support for the new ABI. Unfortunately, some bleeding edge distributions (Arch Linux and Fedora 21) don't care about backward compatibility and happily replace old libraries with new incompatible versions :-( As a result, Nuvola Player 3 didn't work in these distributions and I was forced to port Nuvola Player to the
webkit2gtk-4.0 ABI as soon as possible.
Some work was done also in December 2014.
These patrons support development of Nuvola Player. Thank you all!
Simon Law, Bart Libert, Bryan Wyatt, Christian Dannie Storgaard, José Antonio Rey, Cheetah, Ryan Wagner, Chris Beeley, Andrew Azores, David, Andrew Kvalheim, Balázs, Ben MacLeod, David Wiczer, Martin Wimpress, Duco van Amstel, Gabriele, Jan, Raphael Lullis.
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