Weekly News Update

OMP Pre-Alpha 0.0.20: Mass Adding

Version 0.0.20 of OMP has been released!

OMP 0.0.20 adds two new main features! The first is adding of song files via command line. If you run omp <filename> the file(s) or folder(s) will be opened in OMP! If OMP is already running, the files are added to the open OMP instead. You can open multiple files and/or folders at the same time too! The other feature is opening song files from a file browser! Dragging support from a file browser will be added in a later version of OMP.


Final Thoughts About 0.0.20

Sorry about another release delay! I experienced some unexpected issues with opening more than one file in a file browser that caused them to be out of order. Solving that issue was harder than I expected. I’m just glad it’s out!


OMP Pre-Alpha Version 0.0.21: Next Update

For the next two weeks I will be working on OMP 0.0.21! There’s a few small things I will be working on:

  • Add support for having no keyboard shortcut set in the keyboard shortcuts for a specific shortcut.
  • I will be looking more into two minor bugs I just discovered.

Check the In Progress section of the OMP 0.1 Project Page for more details!


OMP Alpha Version 0.1: The First Alpha


I’m continuing to work hard towards releasing OMP’s first alpha build! OMP 0.1 will be released DECEMBER 30RD, 2018. Even more exciting is OFFICIAL UBUNTU SUPPORT is coming two weeks before the 0.1 release! That’s DECEMBER 16, 2018! You can see the full feature timeline on the Project Page for OMP Version 0.1. You can see when exactly each feature will be released there. There’s a To Do section, an In Progress section, a Finished and Awaiting Commit section, and a Complete section! There’s also a progress bar to help visualize how close I’m quickly getting to OMP’s first alpha version!


Final Thoughts


Thank you to my patrons who saw this post early! I hope you’re excited for 0.1 and 0.0.21! Thank you for your patience with this update! I appreciate everybody who cares about OMP! <3

– DJ

Weekly News Update

This week I added support for running OMP with files from command line and I added support for opening files from a file browser with OMP. I’ll be working on code cleanup and finishing a few minor details of those two new features this next week before the release of 0.0.20.

Thanks for your support!

– DJ

Weekly News Update

OMP Pre-Alpha 0.0.19: Rename Playlist Dialog

Version 0.0.19 of OMP has been released! The source can be found via the official OMP GitHub.


0.0.19 comes with one minor new feature called the playlist rename dialog. It will allow you to rename a playlist without using a playlist combobox! You can rename a playlist by double-clicking it’s name in the playlist view, by using the keyboard shortcut, or by clicking the Rename Playlist menu button in a playlist view’s menu!


Final Thoughts About 0.0.19 

This update only has a really small feature, but it’s something OMP has needed for a while and it was necessary for me to set aside some time to work out some issues with OMP’s code in order to implement renaming a playlist selectively rather than via a playlist combobox.

OMP Pre-Alpha Version 0.0.20: Next Update


For the next two weeks I will be adding support for opening files with OMP via command line and adding support for opening files in OMP via a file browser.

OMP Alpha Version 0.1: The First Alpha


I’m continuing to work hard towards releasing OMP’s first alpha build! OMP 0.1 will be released DECEMBER 30RD, 2018. Even more exciting is OFFICIAL UBUNTU SUPPORT is coming two weeks before the 0.1 release! That’s DECEMBER 16, 2018! You can see the full feature timeline on the Project Page for OMP Version 0.1. You can see when exactly each feature will be released there. There’s a To Do section, an In Progress section, a Finished and Awaiting Commit section, and a Complete section! There’s also a progress bar to help visualize how close I’m quickly getting to OMP’s first alpha version!


Final Thoughts


Thank you to my patrons who saw this post early! I hope you’re excited for 0.1 and 0.0.19! Thank you for your patience with this update! I appreciate everybody who cares about OMP! <3

– DJ

Weekly News Update

This week I made the Rename Playlist dialog window! You will be able to use the right-click playlist menu to open it, a keyboard shortcut, or you can double-click the playlist name in the playlist view to open it!

Here’s a screenshot with the new rename playlist dialog:

This week I will be finishing this playlist rename dialog and fix some bugs it still has.

OMP 0.0.19 is coming next Sunday!

Weekly News Update

OMP Pre-Alpha 0.0.18: Mass Adding

Version 0.0.18 of OMP has been released! Download the source here or install it via the official Arch User Repository package omp-git!


0.0.18 comes with the ability to mass-add all the music files in a folder. You can now easily add your entire library at once! You can select to add files and/or folders at the same time! It’s all done without locking up OMP until it is done!


Final Thoughts About 0.0.18

It feels good to finally have this mass-adding update out. It’s really helpful for adding an entire music library! It’s also really helping me test metadata reading in OMP far more easily.

OMP Pre-Alpha Version 0.0.19: Next Update


For the next two weeks I will be working on adding a rename playlist dialog, opening files from a file browser, opening files from command line when opening, and possibly fixes some bugs!

OMP Alpha Version 0.1: The First Alpha


I’m continuing to work hard towards releasing OMP’s first alpha build! OMP 0.1 will be released DECEMBER 30RD, 2018. Even more exciting is OFFICIAL UBUNTU SUPPORT is coming two weeks before the 0.1 release! That’s DECEMBER 16, 2018! You can see the full feature timeline on the Project Page for OMP Version 0.1. You can see when exactly each feature will be released there. There’s a To Do section, an In Progress section, a Finished and Awaiting Commit section, and a Complete section! There’s also a progress bar to help visualize how close I’m quickly getting to OMP’s first alpha version!


Final Thoughts


Thank you to my patrons who saw this post early! I hope you’re excited for 0.1 and 0.0.19! Thank you for your patience with this update! I appreciate everybody who cares about OMP! <3

– DJ

Weekly News Update

Unfortunately, OMP 0.0.18 will be delayed one more week. I am having an issue with recursive file opening that’s multi-threaded related. I am leaving for Detroit right now, so I don’t have all of today to work on it. I believe I know the reason why. I also still want to polish the process more. What’s great about this new feature is you could search every file of every storage device connected to your computer if you want to! You could find every supported music file on your computer! There’s also no separate folder and file mode now like shown in a past preview. The File Chooser now supports doing either at the same time! Here’s a preview:

I can’t wait to release this update! I’ve found it really useful myself. Sorry it has taken so long! It ended up being more complicated than I expected. Especially with the new C++ features I used that I had never used until now!

Thanks for your support!
— DJ

Weekly News Update

I was not able to finish the file adding improvements for OMP. The add by folder feature is not yet ready. I got sidetracked working on two pull requests and a new vital bug report on GitHub for OMP this last week during my time to work on OMP. The playback queue bug caused a crash when hitting the play button a second time after starting playback. The pull requests have been merged and that bug has been fixed.

I’ve combined the planned features from 0.0.19 with the file adding improvements planned for 0.0.18. Both will be released 2 weeks from today!  Thank you for your patience and sorry for the delay!

    – DJ