Tuesday, April 15, 2008

fennel DVDManager: How to Register?

OK…  So starting with v1.7.5, you can register your very own copy of fennel DVDManager either through our Welcome dialog:

Welcomeor via the new DVDManager > Register DVDManager… menu item:

Register DVDManager…A sheet should then pop, waiting for your DML-based license file to be picked:

License PickerJust click the Open button… et voilà: you're now a registered user of fennel DVDManager :) !

No confirmation message is gonna be displayed, but there are 2 hints to check whether registration is successfully completed: 1. The li'l Donate button that used to be located at the bottom of the main window should no longer appear.  2. The aforementioned Register DVDManager… menu item should now be labelled Unregister DVDManager….

Note: We're now in the process of sending your very own license file, dear donators+contributors.  So thanks for your patience in the meantime.  And for newcomers, be assured we'll do our best to send yours in the minutes/hours(/days?) following your donation.  (Anyway, you can always contact us if you're worried about not having received yours 'cause mistakes from our side, deprecated e-mail addresses, and/or anonymous donations alas do happen…  Thanks!)

New Version 1.7.5 Available

We're really glad today to announce a new version of fennel DVDManager to the (Mac)world!  Now with a more modern, shiny refresh of its user interface, and a couple of enhancements/bug fixes, it also features a new, non-intrusive registration mechanism which will allow us, over the time, to thank our donators+contributors a bit more for their great support and precious help.  Stay tuned for a step-by-step new post on this very subject in the coming minutes(/hours)…

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Versions 1.7+ are Amazon-ready!

As you may have heard, Amazon E-Commerce Web Service 3.0 is scheduled to be shut down on March 31, 2008.  As a consequence and if you're on Tiger or Leopard, please be sure you're at least running version 1.7 of fennel DVDManager to keep on enjoying Amazon retrievals.  As always, you can grab our latest build from: http://www.fennelsoftware.com/dvdmanager/

Saturday, January 26, 2008

fennel DVDManager v1.7.1

This is a quick post to announce the immediate release of our new version 1.7.1.  If the biggest addition is the support for Andy MATUSCHAK's Sparkle module—which will allow us to silently push new updates, faster—, this new build is recommended to all of our users 'cause it also embeds some neat enhancements+fixes re your Amazon and IMDb requests.  Enjoy :) !

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

fsDM hits v1.7

We're really excited to announce the immediate availability of fennel DVDManager v1.7. This new major version—now qualified for Mac OS X v10.5.1 (Leopard)—packs some nice fixes, some welcome enhancements, and even some long overdue new features!

Unless you still depend on Mac OS X v10.3 (Panther)—alas incompatible now—, we're pretty sure you'll like this solid version which features a brand new Amazon engine (incl. support for .ca and .fr websources), completion for authors, some updated, more-powerful-than-ever DVDFr and IMDb engines, the return of our Synchronize and Update actions, and much more!

So, go grab our latest cookie from our website while it's hot, and enjoy ;) !

Saturday, November 03, 2007

fsDM & Leopard

Hi there! Just a quick note to say that, if we're not ready to personally report re Leopard, some of our users were since Day One—and did (thx!) So the good news is that fsDM seems to be working just fine on this new major version of Mac OS X! And with increased "snappiness" thanks to some optimisations from Apple!!! Yay! You can thus upgrade your system with no fear now that you're aware your favo(u)rite piece of software will still be alive once "there" ;) ! Enjoy.

Monday, May 21, 2007

ALERT: Amazon-based Web Sources at Risk

Dear fsDM Users,

Through this alert bulletin, we'd like to let you know that we're now aware of problems re the retrieval of DVD details through Amazon-based Web sources. We'd also like to tell you that we've already started investigating what could be the cause of such an issue, and we'll try to keep you informed of our progress towards solving it. Be assured we'll do our best to get your beloved DVD manager back and running as expected as soon as possible. But we don't ignore the possibility that those Web sources may be temporarily removed from fsDM if a new implementation of those retrieval mechanisms was going to be needed…

We're really sorry for the inconvenience, and we'd like to thank you all for your patience and understanding in the meantime.

— The Team

(Credit goes to Graham E. for reporting this alert to us.)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

New Build 44 Available

The subject of this post says it all :) ! Indeed, you can grab a new build of fennel DVDManager to stay up-to-date with the recent changes that once again occurred on the IMDb servers. And you're plain right in thinking we strongly advise you to update your environment… Thanks.

Friday, February 23, 2007

New Build 43 Available

We've just silently released a new build on our website, fennelsoftware.com. This new archive adds support for IMDbPro items, and fixes a li'l localisation detail for our German users. More importantly, this build also updates our retrieval mechanism following the recent changes that occurred on IMDb servers. So once again, we advise you to upgrade your environment to this [la/grea]test build. Thx!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

(1st) Ad Campaign Launched

As recently announced in a previous post, and thanks to MacBidouille/HardMac teams, fennel DVDManager is currently being freely promoted on their websites!

This is of course super-neat, and we'd like once again to thank them for their efforts to helping us, freeware software developers for the world's most advanced OS, as Apple would have said ;) !

We also want to thank Caroline B., Basheer D., Karine F., Olivier G., Emmanuel M., Helen T., and Dov TS., some of our users who've helped producing the final banners. As previously said, they're all entitled for a "Donator" status!

Here they are, followed by the corresponding HTML code needed to redirect your user to the right localized webpage, in case you'd like to help spread the word from your own website/blog :) !

fennel DVDManager
English Banner: <a href="http://fennelsoftware.com/"><img src="http://fennel.free.fr/shared/gfx/fennelDVDManager_EN.gif" border="0" alt="fennel DVDManager"></a>

fennel DVDManager
French Banner: <a href="http://fennelsoftware.com/fr/"><img src="http://fennel.free.fr/shared/gfx/fennelDVDManager_FR.gif" border="0" alt="fennel DVDManager"></a>

We've always wanted to produce such resources for helping promote our li'l project, but we didn't take the time 'till now. So, in a way, MacBidouille/HardMac also helped us find the time needed :) ! We of course plan to enrich those resources with some Web badges and other banners in the future, but feel free to use any of the previous materials right now. Thanks in advance.

And… that's it for today ;) !