fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 4 released

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 4 is now available for download. It is a bugfix release recommended for all users as it fixes a bug found in 1.43.3rc3 which may have resulted in non-interactive backups failing to run correctly. fwbackups 1.43.3rc4 also includes the Windows-specific bugfixes included inside the 1.43.3a installers.

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 3 released

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 3 has been released for download with numerous feature enhancements, bugfixes and security fixes:

  • On Linux and OS X, the permissions of the fwbackups user directory are changed to prevent unauthorized access to stored passwords
  • On Linux and OS X, backing up files will now show the backup progress as well as the name of the current file being backed up.
  • Support for restore operations from remote folders (note: file permissions are not preserved)
  • Fixed a problem that would cause backups to hang on Debian-based Linux distributions if the print a list of installed packages to a file option was enabled
  • Fixed a problem where failing backup operations could cause fwbackups to hang on exit
  • Fix a problem which caused one-time backups to fail in 1.43.3 release candidate 2

audio-convert-mod 3.46.0a released

The lastest version of audio-convert-mod, version 3.46.0a, has been released! It includes many bugfixes as well as some new features:

  • A new, more stable tagging system implemented in Python using mutagen
  • Support audio resampling (in advanced options)
  • A less cluttered UI thanks to the advanced options step in the conversion wizard
  • Fixed a problem where selecting "Skip file" in the options would result in no files being encoded
  • Fixed several encode/decode/tagging capability detection bugs
  • Fix a regression that made users unable to browse for a specific folder in the conversion settings

You can visit the project page for more information, or go straight to the downloads.

Git repository for audio-convert-mod

audio-convert-mod, like fwbackups, has now moved to a public git repository at GitHub! You can have a look at the GitHub project page here.

Updates to audio-convert-mod and fwbackups are coming soon, as 1.43.3 is nearing stability and audio-convert-mod will be released with a simpler interface, two new features and a more robust, pure-python metadata reading/writing system using Mutagen.

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 2

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 2 is now ready for download. It includes initial support for Apple's OS X operating system and various improvements including:

  • Better error handling while performing multi-threaded operations
  • Backing up to a remote server using the rsync engine no longer copies the files locally first, and uploads them directly to the server instead
  • Old backups on remotes server are now cleaned
  • Fixed a bug which occurred if /etc/crontab did not exist

For downloads, see the fwbackups project page.

Public git repository for fwbackups

A public git repository for fwbackups is now available on github! If you'd like to grab a copy of the current repository, just run:

git clone git://github.com/firewing1/fwbackups.git

If you are interested in seeing what's coming soon, you can view the C++ rewrite by switching to the 'cplusplus' branch.


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