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Progress Update

It’s been a little while since Jack had a major update, this is a quick blog post confirming my long-term commit to it’s future development.  Since the last major version I have been working whenever I can (between supporting a new business venture and a love-interest <3) which unfortunately isn’t as much as previously.

So what has happened since then and now?

I completed JackCharts (other OS versions are awaiting a minor Hollywood 5 update, cmon Andreas!) ( http://www.os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=audio/play/jackcharts.lha ).

Work is continuing on Jack’s internal music player, I finally added support for local iTunes playback today, other bits and bobs including auto-play between tracks (one ends another starts), Ringhio notifications when the music interface for when the music player is in a closed state.  I want to eventually have the music player handle iTunes purchased music videos – I am assuming at this stage Apple removed the DRM-measures as it did with plain audio back-in-the-day.

Just a few more bugs and features to implement in the music player and then I can set it out in the wild – in the meantime have fun with Jack – I know I am it saves me so much AmigaOS heartache!

Did you know?

1. Type ‘f’ to open two Filer windows side-by-side
2. Type ‘TAB’ and enter a URL
3. You can drag video, images and other media to the top-left of Jack to have it play/show.

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