Yes you’ve read the title correctly, today April 21st 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of when WinAMP 0.20a was first released as freeware to the world! If you’ve never seen it then that first version looks a lot different to what most people think off when Winamp is mentioned but everything has to start somewhere and that’s how Winamp started
The reason for asking this comes from ../community/index.php/topic,51.0.html due to some thoughts that have come up from looking into getting a replacement for Gracenote support for audio CD ripping.
Obviously removing the support for a feature that has existed since 2003 isn’t good (though you had to ‘go pro’ to make it properly work) but with better standalone burning software out there, is keeping this beneficial?
With everything that has gone on over the last 4 weeks (which I suspect most following things already know about or it can worked out from the title of this update) I can only apologise that the blog didn’t get updated at the same time (it’s all been a bit hectic between WACUP work and un-related personal matters).
With this update I’m not going to cover everything as I’m not sure that’d be too interesting or even if I could do that from the notes I’ve made about things as I’ve gone on. If you just want a quick summary of things over these last few weeks then it’s best to have a look at the beta changelogs for the builds that have been provided so far to the beta testers (and due to some of the issues covered later in this post a build wasn’t released during this week).
As some may have noticed there hasn’t been a blog post update for a few weeks which is all down to me being focused on fixing issues raised by those who’ve been doing beta testing (*) of the first two builds of WACUP over on the Community Forum.
So until blog post updates resume (which may be done in a slightly different style as well as day since I seem to be doing Friday beta build releases), you can follow some of the development, etc that is going on via Twitter, Facebook or on the Community Forum.
(*) You can still sign-up (or suggest to friends you know who might be interested) to help out beta testing by creating a community forum account and following the instructions during account registration.