Friday, December 29, 2006

New Build 42 Available

This new archive fixes a nasty regression affecting the editing of Notes (sorry about that…) and also works around a minor bug introduced in v1.6.7—where one may sometimes see 2 Help menus (gasp). So please re-download our latest version; it's vastly recommended to all. Thanks and, while we're at it… Happy New Year to all of you!

Side Note: Wow! We've just pushed build 42 out at 3:33…

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Call for Talented Users: We Need You!

Good news: in a gentle attempt to support freeware development on our beloved platform, we've just been offered an ad placement to promote fennel DVDManager on, a popular French Mac news site.
Bad news: our team may not have the talent needed to produce a high quality banner :( !

Good news: it's an opportunity for you, our loyal users, to help us design such a banner and then to actively participate in spreading the word around!
Bad news: it's rather "urgent" 'cause we'd like to target this holiday season! (Deadline? As soon as we get a valid candidate; so send yours early and often ;) !)

Good news: we'd be glad to grant some of you a "Donator" status—which means access to some internal builds of our products, news, and much more… So don't hesitate to send us cool ideas, catchy texts, early sketches or, even better, final banners! Thanks in advance.
Bad news: there's no more bad news to report ;) !

Now, some technical details: the banner has to be 468x60; in PSD (best), PNG (better), or JPG (good) if static; in Flash (best) or GIF (good) if animated; and it has to be localisable, hence the recommendation for the PSD format and its support for layers 'cause we're targeting both French AND English.

And to conclude, here is what we envision at the moment: the final banner should display our application icon, with our product name—fennel DVDManager—, and a brief, catchy description/motto, like "Manage the workflow of your DVDs. Simply."… but better :P ! (Dunno if some "Free" tag should be mentioned…)

OK… So it's time again to build something great to promote fennel DVDManager to our fellow Mac users+switchers! We're eager to see what some talented people can produce ;) !

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Version 1.6.7 is out

Hi there. This new maintenance version is mainly released today to address some recent changes that occurred on IMDb sources. You'll see that it also embarks some nice enhancements which were initially planned for v1.7… There's however a drawback in getting v1.6.7 today: we've alas been forced to deactivate our Synchronize and Update actions in this release :( ! Hopefully they'll get back as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we thought you'd better get back *now* the clean retrieval mechanism for IMDb you love instead… But for now, let's enjoy v1.6.7 :) !