With much help from Lukas Lalinsky and Dave Evans, we’ve finally managed to scrape together the next picard release. The highlights for this release are:
- Full UNICODE support on all supported platforms. Tags and filenames are now read and written with the proper encoding support.
- ID3v2.3 AND ID3v2.4 support — selectable in the options dialog.
- Increased stability
- A more rounded feature set
- Tons of bug fixes
- UI improvements
- Built on top of a release version of wxWidgets, for greater stability
- New windows installer
- This is a BETA quality release — once we get some bug reports in from this release we will release an updated version that should be a little better than BETA quality.
- We’ve not started polishing the UI — please don’t pelt us with minor annoyances about the UI. Currently we very much care about getting the tagging engine/functionality to work right. Once we nail that, we’ll touch up the UI.
- Please read the quick start guide: http://musicbrainz.org/wd/PicardQuickStartGuide
- Before reporting bugs, please review the currently open bugs for picard: http://musicbrainz.org/bugs
- Please do not tell us about the following issues (we know!): Multi-select in the album panel, missing menu items, UI inconsistencies for your platform. Please don’t ask us why all your tracks end up in the ‘unclustered files’ folder — read the quick start guide.
If you do find an issue that isn’t covered by the above, please report a bug here:
Note for Linux users: If your lookup function stops working properly and picard directs you to an error page, please check the setting of your BROWSER variable. Make sure it looks like:
BROWSER=”mybrowser ‘%s’ &”
The quotes around ‘%s’ are key.
Note for Mac users: Sit tight. We’ll have something soon.