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Nuvola Apps
Cloud music integration for your Linux desktop

Fundraiser August 2015

This is my monthly report for generous patrons who contributed €263 to support development of Nuvola Player in August 2015. Thanks to them, I spend 26 hours working on 12 tasks, which are listed bellow with a few comments, so my reward was €10 per hour (I keep it near a minimum wage in Western Europe).

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!

Thank you!

Jiri Janousek

Fundend time by month

Status of Fundraiser

Donations received: €263.46
Funding goal: €499.00
Planned tasks: See the roadmap
Spent funds: €260.40
Funded tasks: 11

Funded Tasks

Multiple service icon sizes

Date: Aug. 18, 2015, 4:38 p.m. • Work time: 5.45 hours • Spent funds: €54.50

I worked on support of multiple icon sizes for service integrations. This feature will bring better scaling of icons when necessary and optimized icon of small sizes (e.g. tray icon).

I prepared necessary data and asked Alexander King whether he could create new icons.

Yandex Music script

Date: Aug. 18, 2015, 11:09 a.m. • Work time: 1.73 hours • Spent funds: €17.30

I created Yandex Music script.

Volume/PulseAudio issues

Date: Aug. 16, 2015, 12:04 p.m. • Work time: 3.56 hours • Spent funds: €35.60

I investigated two Volume/PulseAudio issues:

8tracks script

Date: Aug. 14, 2015, 10 p.m. • Work time: 1.29 hours • Spent funds: €12.90

I created and packaged 8tracks script.

Tray icon tweaks - always close to tray

Date: Aug. 13, 2015, 10:05 a.m. • Work time: 2.60 hours • Spent funds: €26.00

Nuvola Player used to keep running in background only when music is playing regardless whether tray icon in enabled or not. However, someone could expect that Nuvola Player is always closed to tray when tray icon is enabled, not only if music is playing. This inconsistency has bee fixed.

Lyrics fetching

Date: Aug. 11, 2015, 8:52 p.m. • Work time: 3.37 hours • Spent funds: €33.70

I ported lyrics fetching feature from Nuvola Player 2. It was requested by many Nuvola Patrons.

Packaging: TuneIn Radio, Plex Music and Amazon Cloud Player

Date: Aug. 9, 2015, 3:19 p.m. • Work time: 0.45 hours • Spent funds: €4.50

I packaged TuneIn Radio by Aurélien Jabot, Plex Music by SkyghiSand Amazon Cloud Player by Stephen Herbein.

Contributor guidelines

Date: Aug. 9, 2015, 2:30 p.m. • Work time: 0.80 hours • Spent funds: €8.00

I prepared a draft of Contributor guidelines for service maintainers and invited them to discussion.

Nuvola Player 3 packages for Fedora 22.

Date: Aug. 9, 2015, 10:16 a.m. • Work time: 5.17 hours • Spent funds: €51.70

I created packages of Nuvola Player 3 for Fedora 22. I was quite a tough task, because:

  • Fedora 22 switched to a new package manager dnf instead of yum. I had to fix my build tool chain.
  • I had troubles with installation of VirtualBox guest additions to test installation of the packages and a basic functionality. There was an incompatibility with the kernel in Fedora 22 and VirtualBox guest additions shipped with Debian Jessie.

Support requests

Date: Aug. 6, 2015, 12:51 p.m. • Work time: 0.37 hours • Spent funds: €3.70

Our Patrons

These patrons support development of Nuvola Apps. Thank you all!

Andrew Allen, Bart Libert, Simon Law, Bryan Wyatt, Christian Dannie Storgaard, José Antonio Rey, Ryan Wagner, Chris Beeley, Andrew Azores, David, Andrew Kvalheim, Balázs, Ben MacLeod, Duco van Amstel, David Wiczer, Martin Wimpress, Gabriele.

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