We released Miro 2.5 today. It's a great release and a big step for Miro. My favorite features are:
- audio playback that doesn't suck
- handling for torrents that have folders and multiple files in them
- video/audio tabs instead of new/single
- totally redone database layer
The last feature is a big deal--we rewrote the entire storage layer for Miro to do it. Miro went from a pickled Python object database to a relational database. With the new database system, you can do things like this:
willg@mercury:~/.miro$ sqlite3 sqlitedb SQLite version 3.6.10 Enter ".help" for instructions Enter SQL statements terminated with a ";" sqlite> select count(*) from feed; 23 sqlite> select origUrl from feed; dtv:manualFeed dtv:singleFeed dtv:search dtv:searchDownloads dtv:directoryfeed http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/5/14/1911312/timostrailers.rss http://feeds.feedburner.com/Gitcasts http://www.youtube.com/rss/user/googletechtalks/videos.rss http://feeds.feedburner.com/Screencastersheathenxorg http://www.whitehouse.gov/rss/speeches.xml http://www.hd-trailers.net/blog/feed/ http://pycon.blip.tv/rss http://feeds.feedburner.com/CSS-Tricks-Screencasts http://www.g4tv.com/xplay/podcasts/6/XPlay_Daily_Video_Podcast.xml http://feeds.theonion.com/OnionNewsNetwork http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=35 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/YourWorldIn5-itunes http://g4tv.com/cinematech/podcasts/8/G4_TV_Cinematech_Video_Podcast.xml https://fedorahosted.org/releases/f/e/fedoratv/fedora-tv.xml http://openmeetings.org/archives/ovc2009-sessions-mirofeed.rss http://ubuntudevelopers.blip.tv/rss http://makezine.com/blog/archive/make_podcast/index.xml http://www.podshow.com/feeds/gbtv.xml sqlite>
This is the first big step in making Miro more hackable and more accessible to projects like Coherence, Elisa, and others. It'll also make it a lot easier to debug database problems in the future.
Note: After you've upgraded to Miro 2.5, Miro will upgrade your database to the new structure on the first startup. This takes a long time depending on how big your database is. Just let Miro hang out and do its thing. The epic fail here is that there's no ui indication that Miro has started and is upgrading the database. I'm hoping we'll fix that soon.
I hope you're happy with the improvements in Miro 2.5. We're not resting there--work has already begun on Miro 2.6.