Alas it’s been a while since my last past on here & I apologise but the time I’d otherwise put into doing the weekly blog updates (I’ve kept my development notes so may post them if there’s interest) has ended up going towards updating and answering things via the WACUP Discord server. Anyway, I thought it best to provide a quick update on what’s been going on as well as how may plans have slightly changed. So on with the likely rambling blog post that you expect from me…
Another year passes and we reach another milestone in that Winamp can finally have a drink to celebrate it’s birthday in it’s country of origin (the U.S.) as it’s now 21 years old (as of 21st April). Having peronsally used Winamp since 1999, it’s both bewildering and amazing to still be able to use it after all that time from where it first started (as covered last year) through to where we find it now in a sadly odd state of limbo (though if you’ve gotten here you’ll now know that some of us still love it enough to try and keep it going however we can).
For those of you looking for another way to get in contact or have a chat we me and other like minded WACUP & Winamp users (and you’re not keen on using one of the existing contact options), I’ve now created a Discord server (a welcome side effect of recently adding Discord support to WACUP). For Patreons, you’ll now get a ‘Patreon Backer‘ role if you join the server which isn’t a lot but it’s a little something else for the support received.
You’ll need to ensure you’ve followed https://patreon.zend … s/articles/212052266 which details how to connect your Patreon account to Discord so the auto-magical goodness can be done for you :)
If you’ve been following things then you’ll know that I didn’t get the week 101 and week 102 updates posted so welcome to the combined update that also includes week 103 which due to what was being worked on doesn’t make too much of a difference :) So without wasting anymore time (that comes in the notes after the main list of updates ;) ), on to the updates…
I hope everyone had a good holiday season however you do it and I’d like to wish you all a happy new year for 2018. As we’re moving into a new year (and I didn’t get any coding done - sometimes a break is needed) I’d like to have a bit of a look back at the year past and a few thoughts about where I hope WACUP will go in the coming year.
Anyone following me on social media today (afternoon of the 24th December as I started writing this post) will have seen that I’ve gone through and posted the weekly updates from the last 2 months which I’d not done at the time.
The lack of the weekly updates at the time was due to me being more focused on coding towards the next beta build (#1988 and what is to eventually come) than doing the other things that also have to be done like weekly updates (thankfully I keep my local notes as I go).
So without wasting anymore time and as we’re finally back on schedule for the posting, I wish you a happy holidays and onto the updates that you’re here for :)