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Nuvola Apps
Cloud music integration for your Linux desktop

Fundraiser September 2015

This is my monthly report for generous patrons who contributed €268 to support development of Nuvola Player in September 2015. Thanks to them, I spend 24 hours working on 7 tasks, which are listed bellow with a few comments, so my reward was €11 per hour.

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: €268.13
Funding goal: €499.00
Planned tasks: See the roadmap
Spent funds: €265.32
Funded tasks: 7

Funded Tasks

Nuvola Apps Alpha and service selector changes

Date: Sept. 27, 2015, 11:25 a.m. • Work time: 6.72 hours • Spent funds: €73.92

I was working several hours on services/apps selector in current Nuvola Player and the new Nuvola Apps Alpha mode (commit) and other related tweaks:

  • Sort apps in selector by name.
  • Filter apps by category.
  • Show only Multimedia category in Nuvola Player mode.
  • Show all apps and category selector in Nuvola Apps Alpha mode.
  • Create optional desktop launcher for Nuvola Apps Alpha.

Internal Debian/Ubuntu builds (available for Nuvola Patrons and Tiliado developers) now contain a package nuvola-apps-aplha, that includes launcher for the experimental Nuvola Apps Alpha mode of Nuvola Player 3.

Pkgapps2.py script

Date: Sept. 27, 2015, 9:52 a.m. • Work time: 3.64 hours • Spent funds: €40.04

I created pkgapps2.py, the second version of script that is used to build Fedora/Debian/Ubuntu packages for web app script. This script should be open-sourced eventually. Benefits of the new version:

  • Faster building of packages.
  • Meta package nuvolaplayer3-all-services is rebuilt only when necessary.
  • Support for multiple meta packages, e.g. nuvola-apps-alpha-all for integration scripts of the experimental Nuvola Apps Alpha mode of Nuvola Player 3.
  • More flexible configuration of the build process.

Packages for Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf (in progress)

Date: Sept. 25, 2015, 11:31 p.m. • Work time: 1.27 hours • Spent funds: €13.97

I'm working on packages of Diorite library and Nuvola Player for Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf. Internal builds are currently available only for Tiliado developers and Nuvola Patrons. Public builds will be made after proper testing and fixing all issues.

Nuvola Player project maintenance

Date: Sept. 25, 2015, 8:36 p.m. • Work time: 1.32 hours • Spent funds: €14.52

Project maintenance generally include following tasks:

  • Management of tasks and roadmaps at Github.
  • Reports for patrons.
  • Update of package building environments (deb/rpm).
  • Update of Virtualbox machines.
  • Management of the package repository.

Support & bug fixes

Date: Sept. 24, 2015, 10:59 a.m. • Work time: 10.13 hours • Spent funds: €111.43

I was dealing with following bug reports:

I reviewed and confirmed several feature requests:

I received some feedback from patrons:

Fixes in Preferences dialog

Date: Sept. 13, 2015, 7:40 p.m. • Work time: 0.25 hours • Spent funds: €2.75

Contributor guidelines (not finished)

Date: Sept. 5, 2015, 6:43 p.m. • Work time: 0.79 hours • Spent funds: €8.69

The work on a draft of Contributor guidelines and discussion is still in progress.

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, David, Andrew Azores, Andrew Kvalheim, Balázs, Ben MacLeod, Martin Wimpress, Duco van Amstel, David Wiczer, Nathan Warkentin.

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