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Nuvola Apps
Cloud music integration for your Linux desktop

Fundraiser January 2016

This is my monthly report for generous patrons who contributed €374.79 to support development of Nuvola Player in January 2016. Thanks to them, I spent 31.78 hours working on 8 tasks, which are listed bellow with a few comments, thus my reward was €11.79 per hour. Most of the funded time was actually used to finish Nuvola Player 3.0.0 Stable release in December 2015 as the Fundraiser of December 2015 was not sufficient.

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: €374.79
Funding goal: €499.00
Planned tasks: See the roadmap
Spent funds: €381.36
Funded tasks: 8

Funded Tasks

Support & bug fixes

Date: Jan. 13, 2016, 6:59 p.m. • Work time: 2.54 hours • Spent funds: €30.48

I was dealing with following support requests & bug reports:

Fixes of GNOME Shell Media player indicator

Date: Jan. 9, 2016, 8:38 p.m. • Work time: 3.02 hours • Spent funds: €36.24

I ivestigated why the GNOME Shell Media player indicator didn't work properly with Nuvola Player 3. As a result, I created one bug report Exception in callback for a signal PropertiesChanged when metadata['xesam:genre'] is undefined and fixed another bug Fix missing pause button

Option to always run in background

Date: Jan. 9, 2016, 2:21 p.m. • Work time: 0.94 hours • Spent funds: €11.28

This feature is curently available only in Nuvola Player 3.1 Rolling Releases, but not in Nuvola Player 3.0 Stable Releases.

By default, Nuvola Player used to run in background only if music is playing and to quit otherwise. The other option was to always quit regardless whether music is playing or not. From now, there is the third option - to always run in background regardless whether music is playing or not.

Nuvola Player 3.0 Stable abd 3.1 Rolling releases (not funded in December)

Date: Dec. 30, 2015, 9:08 p.m. • Work time: 6.32 hours • Spent funds: €75.84

I'm happy to announce the first stable release of the third generation of Nuvola Player, version 3.0.0, and to thank to all patrons who has made this possible by their financial support. In case you have trouble to upgrade from Nuvola Player 3 Beta, I recommend to remove all Tiliado/Nuvola Player repositories and follow installation instructions again.

In addition, Nuvola Player 3.1 Rolling Releases have started rolling and will be continuously updated as new features are being developed. These builds are provided for Patrons as a benefit for their support and to get them a chance to see what their money has been spent on.

Refreshed documentation screenshoot and added Common Features (not funded in December)

Date: Dec. 29, 2015, 11:33 p.m. • Work time: 9.82 hours • Spent funds: €117.84

  • I refreshed screenshoots in documentation using Ubuntu 15.10 and Fedora 23.
  • I added section Common features describing Last.fm scrobbling, lyrics fetching, tray icon and per-application network proxy.
  • I switched from Pelican to my own static site generator fxwebgen, which I can modify to suit my needs more easily.

Service icon set tweaks and debugging (not funded in December)

Date: Dec. 25, 2015, 11:51 a.m. • Work time: 6.20 hours • Spent funds: €74.40

I did a lot of work and debugging related to service icon sets.

  • Nuvola Player not tries to look up an icon from icon theme first, then falls back to hard-coded icon paths.
  • Service integration guidelines have been made more specific about icons.
  • Template for new service integrations has been updated to build an icon set and install it to standard directory.
  • Google Play Music script 5.11, which contains whole icon set and install it to the standard location, was released. Other scripts will follow.
  • There were a lot of tweaks under the hood to made the whole machinery just work.

Final clean-up for stable release 3.0.0 (not funded in December)

Date: Dec. 23, 2015, 1:30 p.m. • Work time: 0.82 hours • Spent funds: €9.84

I made some minor clean-ups for stable release 3.0.0.

Support & bug fixes (not funded in December)

Date: Dec. 22, 2015, 4:44 p.m. • Work time: 2.12 hours • Spent funds: €25.44

I was dealing with following support requests & bug reports:

Our Patrons

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

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

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