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Nuvola Apps
Cloud music integration for your Linux desktop

Fundraiser September 2016

This is my monthly report for generous patrons who contributed €199.89 to support the development of Nuvola Player in September 2016. Thanks to them, I put aside €6 for the VPS hosting and spent over 13 hours working on eight tasks, which are listed bellow with a few comments, so my reward was €14.91 per hour. However, I didn't count support requests which were dealt with for free.

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: €199.89
Funding goal: €499.00
Planned tasks: See the roadmap
Spent funds: €201.00
Funded tasks: 8

Funded Tasks

Nuvola Player 3.0.4 released

Date: Sept. 18, 2016, 9:48 a.m. • Work time: 1.00 hours • Spent funds: €15.00

I'm happy to announce Nuvola Player 3.0.4. This is a bug fix release addressing following issues:

  • A crash under Wayland session was fixed (GDK_BACKEND set to x11). Issue: tiliado/nuvolaplayer#181
  • The accelerated compositing mode is disabled with WebKitGTK < 2.13.4 due to a WebKitGTK+ bug that may crash systems with certain graphic cards. Upstream: Issue: tiliado/nuvolaplayer#245
  • A non-functional local-storage-directory setting was removed as it produced a console warning.
  • The design of the Welcome screen was improved.
  • It is possible to disable media keys in the Preferences dialog. Issue: tiliado/nuvolaplayer#237

These issues have been also fixed in the rolling builds of Nuvola Player 3.1.

Note: Packages for Debian Sid have not been built yet as there is a pending Vala transition. The packages will be built as soon as the transition finishes.

To install Nuvola Player, follow installation instructions at or you can download the source tarball at and build Nuvola Player on your own.

I would like to thank to all Nuvola Patrons who made this release possible. Make a donation to keep the project going. Thank you!

Jiri Janousek, Nuvola Player developer

Option to disable media keys

Date: Sept. 17, 2016, 11:08 a.m. • Work time: 0.80 hours • Spent funds: €12.00

The Preferences dialog contains an option to disable media keys (in both NP 3.0.4 and 3.1.x).

Updates of alll service integration script to use the latest features & guidelines

Date: Sept. 16, 2016, 9:02 p.m. • Work time: 1.10 hours • Spent funds: €16.50

I've been working on getting all service integration script to use the latest features & guidelines. This task is still unfinished, but I'm getting close :-)

  • Groove - pull request & release 1.2
  • Plex - pull request & release 1.2
  • YouTube - release 1.2

Store login credentials (in progress)

Date: Sept. 13, 2016, 2:22 a.m. • Work time: 2.30 hours • Spent funds: €34.50

I've been working on storing login credentials and I hope to finish it the next month.

More robust download of album art (in progress)

Date: Sept. 11, 2016, 8:35 p.m. • Work time: 3.40 hours • Spent funds: €51.00

Nuvola Player currently downloads album art with a different process than the one which renders the web page. As a result, it cannot access album art which requires the session information of a logged-in user. There is work in progress to download the album art with the web process.

New service - SiriusXM (in progress)

Date: Sept. 11, 2016, 5:11 p.m. • Work time: 2.90 hours • Spent funds: €43.50

I have been working on a new script - SiriusXM

New service - Pocket Casts (in progress)

Date: Sept. 1, 2016, 9:19 p.m. • Work time: 1.50 hours • Spent funds: €22.50

I've been working on the Pocket Casts script. The script will be available only for NP >= 3.1 as it requires loading insecure content. This feature was implemented as a part of this task.

An advance on domain & hosting

Date: Sept. 1, 2016, 6:48 p.m. • Work time: 0.00 hours • Spent funds: €6.00

I've put aside an advance of €6 on the domain & hosting.

Our Patrons

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

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

9 patrons wish not to show their name in this list.

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