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GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.6 Available at GitHub

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.6 is now available from http://mbarnes.github.com/gnome-video-arcade/.

What's New

* Project moved to http://mbarnes.github.com/gnome-video-arcade/.
* GNOME Video Arcade can now be configured to parse a nplayers.ini
file at startup. See the README files for details. This unlocks a
more descriptive tooltip for the Players column, as well as new
Players (Alt.) and Players (Sim.) columns, which show the maximum
number of alternating and simultaneous players (respectively) a
game supports.
* If GNOME Video Arcade is built against GTK+ 2.14 or later it will
no longer link to libgnome, which is a deprecated GNOME platform
library. Note the mimimum required GTK+ version is still 2.12.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2009-04-05

Moving to GitHub

I'm in the process of packing up and moving GNOME Video Arcade over to GitHub. Plus, I finally have a proper web page set up. Please check http://mbarnes.github.com/gnome-video-arcade/ for further updates.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2009-02-23

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.5 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.4 is now available.

What's New

* SF Bug #2314490: Segfault while scanning roms. Reported and tested by Daniel Rammelt.
* Set the GVA_DEBUG environment variable to "io" for more detailed debugging messages during runtime.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2008-11-21

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.4 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.4 is now available.

What's New

* Mute button on the main window mutes in-game sound.
* Right-click on column headers (instead of the game list) to quickly add or remove a column.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2008-09-27

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.3 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.3 is now available.

What's New

* Show parent/clone information in the Technical Properties tab.

* Fix a compilation error when building against GTK+ >= 2.13.1.

* Other miscellaneous UI tweaks.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2008-06-29

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.2 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.2 is now available.

What's New

* Introduce an optional dependency on libwnck, which is used to implement "spatial" MAME windows (size and position, per game, are remembered across sessions). Still a bit experimental. Please report bugs!

* Better support for SDLMAME's default configuration.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2008-06-16

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.1.1 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.1.1 is now available.

What's New

* Fix a crash that occurs when starting in or switching to the
Search Results view. Reported by Damion Manuel and Taylor Easum.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2008-05-25

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.1 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.1 is now available.

What's New

* Status bar shows the number of games in the current view.

* Quickly add or remove columns by right-clicking on the game list.

* More intuitive search behavior. Picking an item from the search completion list now does an exact match on that item.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2008-05-17

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.0 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.0 is now available.

What's New

GNOME Video Arcade now requires GTK+ 2.12 or higher.

Inline search interface with autocompletion.

Fancy tooltips for some of the tree view columns.

Basic technical specs in the Technical Properties tab.

Better support for BIOS ROM sets:
- Do not list BIOS ROM sets as games.
- Show BIOS names in a new BIOS column.
- Support searching for BIOS names.
- Requires MAME v0.118 or later to work.... read more

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2008-04-19

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.6 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.6 is now available.

What's New

User preference to hide cloned games.

Add a Troubleshooting section to the user documentation.

Present a helpful dialog on startup if no ROMs are present.

Handle the absence of category and history files more gracefully.

Handle Windows INI-style comments in category files.

Fix a SDLMAME-specific bug that caused previously recorded games
to be overwritten when saving a new recording of the same game.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2008-03-01

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.5 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.5 is now available.

What's New

GNOME Video Arcade now detects new ROM files at startup and
will automatically run an analysis without having to rebuild
the game database.

Items in the "Recorded Games" window are now editable. You
can click on the game title and change it to something more
informative like "Scored 1,000,000 on Donkey Kong!"

Do overwrite confirmation when saving audit results.... read more

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2008-01-11

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.4 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.4 is now available.

What's New

GNOME Video Arcade can now be configured to parse a catver.ini file at startup.
See the README file for details. This unlocks a new "Category" column and the
ability to search by category.

Set the GVA_DEBUG environment variable to "mame" or "sql" to trigger debugging
messages during runtime.

Add some helpful text to the search dialog.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-12-27

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.3 Available

What's New

Fix a configuration bug that prevented GNOME Video Arcade from building when the sdlmame or xmame binaries are installed under a different name (e.g. "mame"). See the README file for details.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-12-03

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.2 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.2 is now available.

What's New

* Alert the user if the ROM file analysis detects any errors.
* Fix a crash when using interactive search in the main window.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-11-06

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.1 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.0 is now available.

What's New

* Fix a deadlock that occurred with sdlmame versions 0.114 and
earlier during the "Analyzing ROM files" phase.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-10-25

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.0 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.0 is now available.

What's New

* Help -> Contents now works.
* Add a user manual (read it using Yelp).
* Finish developer documentation (read it using DevHelp).
* New command line option --inspect=NAME prints the value of a
MAME configuration key (e.g. --inspect=rompath).
* Filter out HTML links in recent revisions of history.dat.

Translations

* ElGeneralMidi (fr)

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-10-17

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.5.1 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.5.1 is now available.
This is just a quick bugfix release.

What's New
* Make the Players and Status columns show something.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-09-21

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.5 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.5 is now available.

What's New
* "Driver" and "Status" columns.
* More intelligent column sorting.
* Playback now works for sdlmame.
* Database construction is faster once again and
its progress is more accurately reported in the
user interface.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-09-20

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.4 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.4 is now available.

What's New
* "Players" column.
* Basic search functionality.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-09-16

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.3 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.3 is now available.

What's New
* Remember window size and maximize state.
* Automatically resize columns after changing views.
* Put all available game information into the game database.
Necessary for searching, but construction takes longer again.
The optimizations that made the construction faster in the
previous version are still present.
* Prototype search window, not working yet at all.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-09-01

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.2 is now available.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.2 is now available.

What's New
* Faster construction of the game database.
* Generate developer docs from source code using Gtk-Doc.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-08-03

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.1 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.1 is now available.

What's New
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* Fixed some internationalization bugs.

Translations
------------
* Daniel Nylander (sv)

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-07-25

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4 is now available.

What's New
* Support both xmame and sdlmame.
* License button in the About dialog.
* The README file now has some installation instructions.
* Customize column order and visibility in Preferences window.

Special thanks to Per Jonsson for contributing to this release.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-07-24

GNOME Video Arcade 0.3.0 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.3.0 is now available.

What's New
* Relicense code under the terms of the GNU GPL v3.
* Program now uses an SQLite database to manage game information.
* Basic properties window with game history (if available).
* Remember configuration of columns in main window.

Special thanks to Gianni Moschini for contributing to this release.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-07-15

GNOME Video Arcade 0.2.0 Available

GNOME Video Arcade 0.2.0 is now available.

What's New

* Faster start up.
* After recording a game, show the Recorded Games
window and highlight the new entry.

Posted by Matthew Barnes 2007-06-22