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Nuvola Apps
Cloud music integration for your Linux desktop

Fundraiser October 2015

This is my monthly report for generous patrons who contributed €176 to support development of Nuvola Player in October 2015. Thanks to them, I spend 16 hours working on 9 tasks, which are listed bellow with a few comments, so my reward was €10.9 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: €176.03
Funding goal: €499.00
Planned tasks: See the roadmap
Spent funds: €178.42
Funded tasks: 9

Funded Tasks

Support & bug fixes

Date: Oct. 17, 2015, 4:59 p.m. • Work time: 3.54 hours • Spent funds: €38.94

Updated website, documentation and release notes

Date: Oct. 17, 2015, 4:10 p.m. • Work time: 1.65 hours • Spent funds: €18.15

Website, documentation and release notes were updated, especially regarding the list of supported distributions and the list of available streaming services.

Create packages for Fedora 23 (in progress)

Date: Oct. 17, 2015, 12:17 p.m. • Work time: 3.32 hours • Spent funds: €36.52

I'm working on packages for Fedora 23. Internal builds are currently available only for Tiliado developers and Nuvola Patrons. Public builds will be made after proper testing and fixing all issues. Unfortunately, testing in VirtualBox has revealed many issues :-(

Work on a new variant of Tiliado installer has began to address some of the mentioned issues.

Format Support: Options to disable Flash plugin and/or GSreamer HTML5 Audio

Date: Oct. 10, 2015, 9:15 p.m. • Work time: 2.12 hours • Spent funds: €23.32

The format support dialog (Menu → Format support) contains two new options to disable Flash plugin and/or GStreamer HTML5 Audio backend. These options are intended for web app script maintainers to find out whether a streaming service requires Flash plugin or supports HTML5 Audio.

Format Support - disable flash Format Support Disable GStreamer

Packages for Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf (in progress)

Date: Oct. 10, 2015, 7 p.m. • Work time: 0.99 hours • Spent funds: €10.89

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: Oct. 10, 2015, 4:38 p.m. • Work time: 2.04 hours • Spent funds: €22.44

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.

Dropped support for Fedora 20

Date: Oct. 9, 2015, 10:29 p.m. • Work time: 1.07 hours • Spent funds: €11.77

We have dropped support for Fedora 20. This reduces maintenance burden and allows us to use new goodies from newer libraries.

  • Diorite & Nuvola Player dependencies raised to match libraries in Ubuntu 14.04.
  • Fedora 20 VirtualBox machine has been removed.
  • Packages for Fedora 20 have been deleted.

Better management of application launchers

Date: Oct. 9, 2015, 12:30 a.m. • Work time: 0.95 hours • Spent funds: €10.45

Nuvola Player used to create all web app launchers on start-up. However, some users were no happy about it. Nuvola Player now creates new launchers only on demand, but you can create all desktop launchers from menu:

Create/remove desktop launcherx

Minor tweaks

Date: Oct. 8, 2015, 3:21 p.m. • Work time: 0.54 hours • Spent funds: €5.94

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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