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The Something Hopeful Version

Note: We have forked! I'm now working on both 1.1 and 2.1 at the same time
This page is in in REVERSE chronological order (latest at TOP)

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x.1b31 March 31, 2021, The "Glitter" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • Lite: fixed crash on startup that happens if you had quit kJams while the video window was full screen.
  • fixed Activity progress bars when "parsing" music stores
  • for all three of you who use Party Tyme Pro Streaming, the "Tethering" was broken, you'd get an error on first play, then it would re-download to self correct, but you'd never have the advantage of offline playing. This is fixed.
  • if a music store forgot it's date, or on first run, it would say "oh hey there's a critical update!!". but there isn't. now it just says "hey wanna update?"
  • Windows: when you drag and drop into kJams, kJams used to "hold on" to the folder or file you dragged from Windows Explorer, meaning you could no longer interact with that folder in Windows Explorer while kJams was doing it's import thing. This has been fixed.
  • if you ever get a validate error on startup, kJams will now hint at you on how to fix it.
  • fix store audition to not halt the new song if a previous song ended before the new one was fully cached
  • don't crash parsing Party Tyme Downloads store
  • don't report errors tethering Party Tyme Streaming, just log them
  • implemented method to have music store song static data be ephemeral (basically: info that is the same for every song, eg: what store it came from, is not stored with the song, so it is taking up room in the database)
  • no longer attempting to log into non-existing stores (eg: tricerasoft)
  • not checking for updates when we're not supposed to (incl: music store catalogs & their URLs)
  • music store song total could be reported wrong, fixed
  • no longer logging tasks about loading showscreens when opening producer
  • when logging all song file paths, no longer reporting errors when not found, prettier printing
  • when scrubbing in producer, if you go past the end no longer hangs
  • when re-linking, if you change audio, we recalculate the duration
  • mac: integer columns draw in mono-space font so the numbers line up vertically
  • monospace font is now Monaco (mac) or Consolas (win)
  • moved the "Showing Windows" phase later in the startup process

x.1b30 February 23, 2021, The "Robert Sinskey" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • fixed a crash on startup if your largest "SongID" is in the hundreds of millions (you just run out of memory).
  • if you have a lot of singers, you'll now see a progress bar on startup about loading them, and one on shutdown about clearing them out
  • Windows: don't crash if you switch to a playlist that has it's scroll bar down a bit from the top

x.1b29 Febrary 17, 2021: The "Wingspan" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • no more assert about "i_netP" when you go to play a preview in a music store
  • no longer creating song-play-notifiers for non-existent stores (tricerasoft, chartbuster)
  • hopefully, if you preview a song, then buy it, it will play the real song, not the preview
  • when previewing a song, it now correctly goes into the cache folder, not your actual library
  • fixed assert about "getting columns of a playlist with no columns". sorry about that!
  • windows: "sorting singers" would be slow on startup, fixed that
  • while AVSync (the thing that ensures your audio and video were sync'd) worked fine for CDG songs, it was broken for video files (eg: mp4). So if your video ever drifted, we'd attempt to compensate every other second, but always fail, which would cause AVSync to keep trying, over and over. This would also cause video stutter.

x.1b28 November 18, 2020: The "Our Planet" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • fixed a bug in Producer that would cause your edits to occur at the wrong time
  • fixed a crasher when importing LRC files
  • probably more stuff

x.1b27 November 16, 2020, The "Zootopia" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • fixed bug: when doing a search, it would appear to show no results, when you know there SHOULD be results. sometimes the scroll bar would end up in outer space (down the bottom), making it appear as if the list of results is empty, even though, if you scrolled back up, you'd SEE the search results right there.
  • fixed assert-fail when adding to library
  • fixed ability to hide the video window
  • fixed a crash when attempting to show a hidden video window with one of the "size" commands
  • if it ever occurs that ALL sort columns got deleted in a playlist, then switching out and back into that playlist will bring back the default sort columns
  • Mac: Producer can again show the Fonts panel on Mojave (!)
  • Editing Showscreens: now behaves more like a real "document model" in that, on a timeline, if you "edit" or "save over" an existing item, that will be remembered next time you edit that blob, so you can "command-4" to save-and-view the showscreen (there are still bugs!)
  • ShowScreens on windows function again

x.1b26 October 23, 2020, The "Nurse Ratched" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • Windows:
    • This version is finally code signed, and will NOT be flagged by Windows Defender! (make sure you have the latest definitions)
    • On first run, the app can again install Python for you, instead of showing an error message
  • Mac:
    • when you pick "reveal in finder", you won't beachball, even if it takes a few seconds for the file's window to appear
  • fixed assert-you're-about-to-crash when someone uses the Server (wtkJams)
  • when you pick "reveal in finder/explorer", you'll get a notification that you did that
  • a *tiny* bit of work toward true "cross platform" libraries (so you can take a mac library, and move it to windows, and vice versa, and not lose all your playlists / singers)
  • fixed big bug for people who do NOT run in English: library-related file names are now always saved with english names, and it will recover gracefully if you accidentally got messed up from this bug previously (we had mixed-cases of localized and non-localized file names, which was bad)
  • we now log tasks (activities) as they start and stop
  • accidentally tied AVAILABILITY of freedb and MusicBrainz to the pref that said whether to AUTOMATICALLY use it. now, even if those prefs are off you can still USE them.
  • fixed crash on quit due to timing conflict (InvokeTimer)
  • fixed recently introduced bug where kJams would "forget" what venue you selected (was reading old library.xml file, instead of newer one which was written with the wrong name)
  • fixed bug during ripping where it would silently lose track of the audio file you JUST ripped, and then later one day the song wouldn't play!
  • when editing disc info, if the category is set to "none" you can always edit it, even if it was marked as not editable
  • you can now submit freedb data from a disc based on a bin/cue file pair
  • there is a new "Dimensions" meta data column, but it's empty, and you can't edit it
  • sometimes a context click in the main (browser) window would pop up in the wrong place or show the wrong menu. fixed.
  • the "Total Songs" sort column now works for singers (shows how many songs in their "Tonight" list)
  • the kJams menu now has an entry for "About Open Source…" and the 64 bit version also has "About Qt…"

x.1b24 June 20, 2020, The "Lost" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • 64bit: the database is actually coming along now, progress is happening!
  • kJams again remembers your sort columns per playlist. (it kept restoring the default layout to every playlist on startup)
  • when you try to play or purchase a song, and you're not logged in, the warning dialog will tell you which store you're in
  • on startup, the "Get Airfoil Slip Value" no longer takes any time
  • FreeDB has been fixed to point to gnudb, but submit is disabled cuz i don't think they support that?
  • MusicBrainz has been fixed (rewritten to use the new API)
  • just got rid of TrackType since it's gone

x.1b23 June 8, 2020, The "Little Fires Everywhere" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • fixed the erroneous display of false message "When downloading, did not recieve all data" (was wrong anyway, we DID get the data. now it no longer shows)
  • fixed crash opening any song (could be crash right after startup, if you had leftover encodings that picked up after startup)
  • note that b22 was labeled b21 so was quite confusing. also it had the above crash, so we're just skipping it in the history

x.1b21 June 6, 2020, The "Handmaid's Tale" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • "about kJams" now shows "Paddle" (correctly) when you have activated via paddle but somehow lost your license file
  • Windows:
    • downloading things on windows is faster
    • there was a bug where the auto updater complained about couldn't launch an app, showing you a file path. i do NOT know why it did that but i think i've worked around it?
    • double carriage returns in the "what's new" dialog work correctly now

x.1b20 June 4, 2020, The "Trek Bikes" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • 64bit:
    • hired a helper for the SQLite Database, maybe this guy will actually follow through!
    • volume controller is done (works while playing)
    • double click to play is done
    • updated to Qt Creator 4.12, Qt 5.14.2, and VS2019
    • you can now "right click" on a song or playlist, and get the "context menu"
    • working on playback of audio from video (movie) files (eg: h.264 etc) (with key changing, of course)
  • in prefs->audio->cache
    • you can now click a new "reveal" button
    • mac fixed bug: pressing the "purge" button would stop working after the first time, if not all files got purged in the first pass. you'd have to exit out of the dialog and come back in for the button to work again.
  • "Karaoke.Net" has been renamed "Party Tyme Downoads"
  • "Party Tyme Pro" has been renamed "Party Tyme Pro Streaming"
  • fixed an old longstanding bug that could crash you if two music stores updated at the exact same time
  • fixed another old, longstanding bug, crash on startup, for when you have playlists with conflicting IDs
  • fixed a recent bug where kJams forgot previously saved CD meta data
  • no more mention of Perian. If you try to play an unrecognized file type, user is encouraged to convert to h.264
  • if kJams makes a web request for something, and it takes longer than 30 seconds, it gives up. this is down from 2 minutes, which people mistook for a forever-hang
  • MusicBrainz is now off by default until i fix it
  • fixed longstanding problem of sprintf requiring a mutex, due to it having one global buffer. this caused any number of freezes (mutex contention) (bug where the app would just stop responding)
  • you can now delete the *contents* of your "kJams Library" folder and kJams will rebuild. Previously you'd have to have deleted the folder itself. There is no check that you've really actually deleted everything, so you're on your own there
  • the "new update is available" dialog now has a "Details" button that brings you here

x.1b19 May 3, 2020, The "Jane Goodall" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • windows: put back old audio code that was crashing but hopefully won't crash? (much edited)
  • version checking and download links are now redirects, so if those links ever CHANGE in the future, older apps (starting with this one) will still be able to get the updated links
  • there's now a "what's new" section in the "check for updates" dialog, so you can see what's coming (only shows most recent changes)

x.1b18 April 21, 2020, The "Quarantinewhile" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • you don't care
    • updated python function that returns the current SDK version to just find it in the file system, rather than my having to manually enter it whenever the SDK version changes
    • updated function CFDebugBreak() so it breaks on both mac and windows
    • updated function CPlayList::GetRenameFile() so "forceB" actually works for all playlist types
    • created easier method to create coupon codes for third party affiliates
  • on startup, while loading playlists, if a playlist with the ID of the one you're loading already exists, we make note of the current playlist's name and ensure the NEW one has a different name, based on it's file name
  • we now simply skip loading a playlist who's file size is zero, and we summarily and quietly delete it
  • if Karaoke.Net [soon to be renamed "Party Tyme (Downloads)"] has an error during a purchase operation, the dialog that shows now names the music store that had trouble. previously it was just the message and it wasn't clear which store the problem came from
  • more "safety net" error handling while loading the database on startup
  • same thing but regarding dialogs (opening and closing dialog windows)
  • holy shit fixed the windows crasher (right at the start of a song)

x.1b17 Dec 4, 2019, The "SugarBear" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • fixed crashes and asserts
  • Windows: the "messenger" text draws a little more cleanly

x.1b16 Nov 26, 2019, The "Vegan Thanksgiving" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • Win: fixed assert error re: audio (s_this). also fixed the left over audio tasks that prevent you from quitting
  • ffmpeg may now be placed in the kJams Prefs folder, or in the kJams Plugins folder. but if you don't, the built in one will be used (used to demux mpeg1 files). no longer need to install the tools to get it to work, since it's LGPL
  • mac: you can now opt into using SoundTouch for pitch changing (in the secret prefs: hold option key when invoking prefs). note i don't recommend it
  • in the Audio prefs, you can now edit the SoundTouch key changing parameters, to try to find better key changing sound
  • win: fixed asserts about color

x.1b15 Nov 2, 2019, The "Bedside Fan" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • fixed the ability of kJams to find / create a temp folder, when the "kJams" folder itself is on a "shared" volume, like a network volume or one created by virtual machine host OS (when running in the guest OS)
  • if you happen to have a defunct music store xml file lying around, kJams will no longer assert fail on startup
  • you can open producer again with a KTP file and not get an assert
  • fixed some font problems, created others (Producer fonts are a bit wacky)

x.1b14r1 Oct 8, 2019, The "Bernie Fuckin' Sanders" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • Mac: in the General prefs, the "update frequency" popup was showing the wrong menu. fixed.
  • Windows: in prefs->Tags, there's a pref "Delay time after click to start edit (seconds)", which has NEVER worked. the default was 3/4 seconds, which is what you always get, no matter WHAT you set there. In fact, what you set there would change "Delay time after editing to store tags to files (seconds)". OOPS!
  • FIXED BUG: when getting disc info from freedb or musicbrainz, if it returned multiple discs, when you picked one kJams would say it couldn't be found.
  • Windows: the updater would install the update, but incorrectly set some settings, causing the OLD version to run. this is fixed, though you MAY still have an old copy of kJams now on your system. the fix for that is to uninstall both copies, then reinstall. you won't lose your playlists or songs.

x.1b13 Sept 29, 2019, The "Sondheim" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • 64bit
    • got most of the buttons in the main window drawing, but they don't track (highlight when you click them) or actually do anything
    • you can select playlists and the right data shows up!!!
    • getting actual work done on the SQL database. nothing to show just yet
  • fixed a crasher when pulling meta data from certain mp3 files
  • fixed problem with messenger font drawing (was drawing all black, is SUPPOSED to draw black text with white outline)
  • fixed ASSERT related to playing MediaStream files

x.1b12 Sept 23, 2019, The "Clairmont" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • 64bit
    • help buttons now work in dialogs
    • implemented Stores pref panel (not the stores preferences sub-dialog, just the panel in the main prefs)
    • hired a helper who's good at SQL! he's working on the database
    • got the "About kJams" (crazy rainbow) ACTUALLY WORKING OMG!
  • if KaraokeCloud fails to load the catalog, you'll now get an error instead of silence
  • if you click the "help" icon next to Include Store songs in “Library”, it takes you to the right place
  • when you go help->tech support, it will just download rather than taking you to the dropbox web site
  • omg wow: if you do a Restore the selection dialog will work correctly, if you hit cancel (also shows day of the week now)
  • windows: fixed ability to drag and drop from explorer into kJams

x.1b11r1 Sept 5, 2019, The "Fall of Rome" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win
Note: On Aug 30, "b11" was released only for mac. This version, "b11r1", is for both mac and windows

  • 64bit:
    • Sources (tree) view is done, not using SQLite for that
    • working on Tracks (table) view
  • Mac: you'll no longer see the "Paddle" icon in your dock when you run kJams
  • when sending log file (email) from help menu, again it correctly sets up the subject string
  • help->tech support now gets the installer from dropbox, not my web site (which is still having trouble)
  • macOS: version NAME is correctly reported
  • macOS: resolving alias data using CFURL Bookmark method, not FS method
  • macOS: now warns NOT to upgrade to Catalina, because reasons

x.1b10 July 31, 2019, The "New Fence" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • windows: prefs dialog never gets too small to see all the panel list items
  • when "upgrading" kJams (eg: from lite to pro, or pro to 2), don't crash after the purchase
  • fixed it so you can just copy a SN from an "upgraded" kJams to a new computer and have it "just work"
  • fixed so right clicking a text edit during startup won't crash

x.1b9 July 29, 2019, The "Debates" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • fixed a crash on mac when trying to "recover" serial numbers
  • fixed the "recover" workflow to ask if you have a coupon code
  • after "converting" a serial number, doing "about kJams" should now report "Paddle"

x.1b8 July 26, 2019, The "Moonwalk Karaoke" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • no, really, i think i really DID fix the crash on windows. really!

x.1b7 July 25, 2019, The "Ride the Duck" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • i think i fixed the paddle crash! Update: no, i didn't

x.1b4 July 19, 2019, The "Stray Cat Strut" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • plugins now also show whether they're handled by Paddle or eSellerate
  • fixed a problem properly registering via Paddle
  • more asserts and logging WRT paddle trying to quash the windows crash
  • Karaoke.Net store's "activity window progress bars" again display with nice names, instead of with unreadable URLs
  • Paddle errors are again correctly shown instead of silently failing

x.1b1 July 16, 2019, The "Space Needle" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • windows paddle: fixed crash if you got all the way to the "The license (Serial Number) format has changed" dialog, you click okay and you'd crash. fixed that.
  • when you pick "about kJams" it will now say whether you are using Paddle or eSellerate

1.1b0 July 9, 2019, The "Marin County Fair" version

Lite Mac, Pro Mac, 2 Mac, Lite Win, Pro Win 2 Win

  • Turned on the new Paddle ecommerce system: no longer optional


For the previous version, go here.