Week 98 Progress Update (something something festive)

This is the penultimate post of a batch of update posts that are being made a while after I’d started to actually do them as i’d been much more focused on coding towards the next beta build than doing the other things that also have to be done. So without wasting anymore time, onto the updates :)

The following things were worked on (in no particular order as taken from my internal development progress changelog):

  • Changed the live patching to installer based patching (where possible)
    - This makes the patching that needs to be done to be much more reliable (which explains some aspects working at times and then not at others)
    - There are still a few instances where this needs to be done for the moment but the key patches are done once during install which also reduces WACUP load times slightly :)

  • Changed ‘Big Bento’ to be above ‘Bento’ on the skin menus when ‘Skin Manager’ is installed

  • Rolled a reduced size version of http://koopa.meggamusic.co.uk/holidayskin/ into the WACUP installer
    - This applies a similar technique as used by the Bento skins to allow for sharing resources between them so any changes to the existing Winamp Modern folder may be lost if not already backed up!
    -This results in a ~79KB extracted install of the skin instead of almost another 1MB with the standalone version
    - Setup and the Skin Manager plug-in will now recognise this as a WACUP provided skin

  • Worked on finding the memory locations and details of plug-in handling data structures so I can look to properly taking control of the plug-in management preference pages

  • Updated libjpeg-turbo to 1.5.3 (14 Dec 2017)

    Updated the forum software to the latest update (2.0.15) and some other required updates to keep it up-to-date :)

That’s it for this week’s update post which was aimed at trying to resolve issues that had been reported since the recent beta build and as part of the process towards a newer beta build (which won’t arrive before the holidays as there’s still some quirks from changing the live patching to installer time patching).

Until next week, happy Winamping!