Category Archives: PPA

Tea Time release for 12.04

Although it is not precisely the release date of precise, I am still in time to call it 12.04 :)

So here comes the Tea Time release for Ubuntu 12.04, the new features are:

  • allow setting timers > 1h
  • bug fixes
  • translation updates

speaking of translations there is also an about menu now, where all translators contributing over launchpad get their credit. Have a nice tea ;)


YouAmp update

After upgrading to natty and discovering Banshee I basically stopped YouAmp development as Banshee basically fulfilled all my requirements and bringing YouAmp on par to Banshee feature-wise would cost me at one year of work – fulltime.

But recently I got more and more annoyed by Banshees slow startup-times and since I wanted to hack on python again anyway I dug out the youamp sources again. So these are the news in the YouAmp version available in my PPA right now:

  • SoundMenu integration (only tested on Natty)
  • Shares cover-art library with Banshee, to avoid duplication
  • Updated translation from Launchpad

So in case you are looking for something more lightweight than Banshee, you can take a look…

YouAmp nightly builds available

If you still remember my small and lightweight media player called YouAmp, you might wonder why there were no recent versions available for an up-to date Ubuntu…

First of all I was quite short on time to spend on the project and pushing an version in a PPA for all supported Ubuntu is quite time consuming. As for me, I still used the karmic version in maverick, which is quite some hack.

Fortunately there is now a package autobuilder available on Launchpad, which automatically builds the current bazaar version and puts it in a PPA. The first benefit of this is that YouAmp is now available for Lucid, Maverick and even Natty through my PPA.

The second benefit is that you get the new features as soon as I implement them, as the package gets updated on every code change :D. And therefore there is already something new in the available packages:

  • support for the Application Indicators (necessary for Natty)
  • clicking on the timescale now jumps to the location instead of just doing a step

News on YouAmp

There has been a while since I have last written about the progress of YouAmp – my pet music player. Menwhile I realeased the 0.5.x series, which mainly feature the cover view.

the full changelog is:

  • do not require restart to accept credentials
  • view the cover if saved along with the music files in the same directory
  • details view of the song
  • right click menu allowing filtering by album/ artist
  • allow to jumping in the playlist with “play this next”

YouAmp on Ubuntu

and there is also the first release for Ubuntu; you can find it in my PPA.

As for the next task I am engaging is getting rid of my self written indexer and use Tracker, which will fix some problems with the current design and also is intresting for Frementale.

Updated Tremulous Client for Ubuntu

I just uploaded the backported Tremulous client from to my PPA. This tremulous build has several advantages over the repository version

  • GUID Support, with uniq IDs per server, to ensure your identity cannot be stolen
  • Options are available on the main menu screen and finally “sort by ping” works
  • When sorting by name, non-alphanumeric characters in front of the servers’ name get ignored
  • No more disconnects on restarts. Never see “a reliable command cycled out” again
  • supports wwwDownload and allowDownload defaults to 1
  • Demos aren’t interrupted anymore if you press any other key than Escape
  • Scroll wheel works in console and server browser
  • Alt+Tab minimizes Tremulous to the taskbar

the required vms is also included.