2.5 years was far far too long between preview builds & based on some of the more constructive feedback received from that time & with the build finally having gotten to generally good state, a “beta” preview build is now available before a proper preview build is made available next month (October 2023) when the more formal release will occur.
This is because I know there’s going to be issues that haven’t been caught during beta testing so it’s being treated as a beta preview as that’s what people were wanting to get the closed betas before a new preview build so that’s what we’ve got.
The cumulative changelog for everything between 22.214.171.12436 & 126.96.36.19956 (though it’s not everything as that doesn’t account for inter-build issues) can be found here.
Thanks to the support I’ve gotten for doing WACUP, I finally entered the world of high-dpi monitors with a 27” 4K monitor (specifically the LG 27UL650). After feeling like I’d nearly blinded myself when I first turned it on this week (damn these things are bright & I don’t want to know what a higher spec HDR monitor is like) I loaded up WACUP to see how well it worked and …
If you’ve only been following the blog updates then it looks like I’ve not done much since the last update in April 2019 but that’s not the case with 14 beta builds (some of which where quite substantial!) & half of those also being released as preview builds between late August & mid-October.
Things have slowed down a bit on builds since mid-October due to some of the work that’s been going on to replace more of Winamp for WACUP provided features which has been somewhat of a rabbit hole (e.g. file association & some video related aspects).
However the delay should be worth it plus it’s given me time to make more sense of the automatically uploaded crash reports that now get provided (which has been enabled since preview build 188.8.131.5212 & has slowed down development in monitoring & resolving them but it’s worth it for longer term stability improvements).
As I’m currently doing a bit of site related maintenance which some might have already noticed from the slight colour scheme change last week, I’ve just updated the software used for the blog I thought it best to post something to help check it still works (you never know with updates ;) ). The community forum will also hopefully receive some updates before the end of the month along with a possible theme restyle to fit in with the newer colour scheme.
As I’m getting back into the swing of things with WACUP development after the past 2 & bit months being somewhat up in the air (see here) I thought I’d at least put up a copy of the current changelog for the development build as I’ve realised I’ve done more than I thought (though not enough compared to where I would ideally have liked to have been but that’s life for you).
For anyone wondering why there’s not been a new WACUP build or updates since the end of January, a number of personal issues have arisen & it’s massively hindered development progress. Things however should return to normal in April (I hope) as there are a number of changes done already along with some waiting to be finished which should resolve some of the long standing complaints against Winamp/WACUP.