July 4, 2016
It’s been a really long time since I released the current stable version of Auralquiz, my music guessing game, and it’s about time for a new release, updated for Qt 5, and with fixes all over the place.
The most notable changes since v0.8.1 are:
- Support for building with Qt 5, which is now the recommended version, since Qt 4 is no longer maintained.
- Many Phonon fixes, which should avoid sound problems.
- Added Galician translation, thanks to Miguel Anxo Bouzada.
- Answering with the keyboard now can be done using the following keys: 1/2/3/4, Z/X/C/V, 7/8/9/0 and U/I/O/P.
Auralquiz is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At the time of this post, at least Debian 7 (Wheezy) and newer, Mageia 2 and later, Ubuntu 13.10 and newer, and ALT Linux. Hopefully they’ll have this release packaged soon, either in regular updates or in backports repositories. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! 😉
You can get the code from linux-games.org (old qt-apps.org): https://www.linux-games.org/p/1109384/ or from GNU Savannah: http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/auralquiz/auralquiz-v0.9.0.tar.gz
If you need or want to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary build-time and runtime dependencies.
March 25, 2015
Due to the upcoming shutdown of the gitorious.org service, caused by the company behind it being acquired by GitLab, I’ve moved my Git repositories to their proposed gitlab.com service.
This includes the Git repos for Dianara and Auralquiz, which are now located at https://gitlab.com/dianara/dianara-dev and https://gitlab.com/auralquiz/auralquiz-dev.
You can update your clone with this command in their corresponding directories:
git remote set-url origin https://gitlab.com/dianara/dianara-dev.git
git remote set-url origin https://gitlab.com/auralquiz/auralquiz-dev.git
… and then just git pull as usual.
Each project has an issue tracker right there now.
Let me know if you find any issues with this move.
March 9, 2013
Hello there! Since the blog looks a little dead, here’s a quick post!
I haven’t done much coding lately, so not much to blog about. The development versions of some of my programs have had some minor updates, but not enough for a release. I’ve also adapted some of them to be Qt5-compatible.
On a side note, sometimes I get visits from people looking for information on why Auralquiz doesn’t work for them. Well, all I can say for now is: use the Phonon-VLC backend. Phonon-Xine worked great with it, but was (and for the moment, still is) deprecated, and Phonon-Gstreamer has some problems with it, so… Phonon-VLC is the one that works for now. Sorry for the trouble.
May 14, 2012
Just a quick update to say two things:
1.- If you try Dianara, the Diaspora App, in its 0.2 version from nonGNU or Qt-apps, it won’t get any posts in the timeline. Some stuff has been changed in Diaspora, so you’ll need to test the development version of Dianara directly from Git.
2.- If you have problems running Auralquiz, my music guessing game (if it doesn’t play sound), check if you’re using Phonon-backend-gstreamer in your Phonon configuration. If so, try using Phonon-backend-vlc.
Auralquiz does not work right with the Gstreamer backend at this point, I don’t know yet if it’s some regression in the latest Phonon-gstreamer or a problem in the way Auralquiz handles things. Switching to the vlc-backend should help. Or the xine-backend, if you still can.
April 12, 2012
I’ve just uploaded Auralquiz 0.8.1, a bugfix release.
Changes since v0.8:
– Fixed compilation for GCC 4.7 (fixes this Debian bug). Thanks to Dean Evans for letting me know.
– Added French translation, thanks to ntome.
– Added Italian translation, thanks to Giovanni.
As always, you can get it from Qt-apps, here:
If you have the development version, you already have these fixes applied.
February 3, 2012
A new Auralquiz version, 0.8!
Changes since v0.7:
– Added Czech translation, thanks to Pavel Fric.
– Added manpage, thanks to Dean Evans.
– Better song shuffling.
– Show progress bar while analyzing music.
– Reworked ranking with basic statistics.
– Fixed bug with 4-button-mode and very long titles/artist names.
– Other small fixes.
I also want to use this post to send a big “thank you!” to everyone who translated, packaged or beta-tested Auralquiz. Thank you, you rock!!
You can get it from Qt-apps, here:
December 29, 2011
Changes since v0.6 include:
– Translation files are included in the binary as resources and loaded correctly.
– Metadata analysis is faster, performed using TagLib, which is a new dependency.
– Sound control now relies on Phonon States, works better with all backends.
– Hardcore difficulty level now uses the “Type-the-answer” mode.
– “Reload music” button, to use when there are new files or some have been moved/deleted.
– Several visual changes.
You can get it from Qt-apps, here:
See it in action in this screencast: