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29-Jul-2005: uiMimic Interface Architect r6-p4 Released

Release Notes:

uiMimic Interface Architect r6-p4 has been released. The primary changes in this release are:

1) The uiMimic Interface Architect will now watch your music, playlist,
picture, slideshow, and movie directories for changes and automatically
refresh the display to reflect the changes.

2) The uiMimic Interface Architect now has a movie module. In order to use
the movie module, you must have Daemon Tools, Daemon Script, and
Zoom Player installed.... read more

Posted by deria 2005-07-30

19-Jun-2005: uiMimic Interface Architect r6-p3 Released

uiMimic Interface Architect r6-p3 has been released. The primary changes in this release are:

Release Notes:

uiMimic Interface Architect r6-p3 has been released. The primary changes in this release are:

1) Windows Media Player 10 is now required.

2) The plugin mechanism has been improved to make it much easier for plugin developers to integrate their plugins with the uiMimic Interface Architect.... read more

Posted by deria 2005-06-20

26-Feb-2005: uiMimic Interface Architect r6-p2 Released

Release Notes:

Mimic r6-p2 has been released. The primary changes in this release are:

1) Mouse and keyboard/remote control no longer conflict with eachother; if you switch to keyboard/remote control,
the position of the mouse pointer will be ignored until you move the mouse again (no more getting up off the couch
just to tap the mouse out of the way!)

2) The playlist editor now has "move to top" and "move to bottom" buttons.... read more

Posted by deria 2005-02-26

1-Dec-2004: uiMimic Interface Architect r6-p1d Released

* UPDATE * -- Mimic r6-p1d has been released
in order to fix a problem with the r6-p1 release
which would cause Mimic to occassionally fail
to start (giving an error message of "invalid
parameter") on multi-monitor systems.

Posted by deria 2004-12-01

27-nov-2004: uiMimic Interface Architect r6-p1 Released

Release Notes:

Mimic r6-p1 has been released. The primary changes in this release are:

1. The network client mode of Mimic is no longer a Beyond TV-only feature. You can now use Mimic, in combination with the Mimic Media Server, to access your centrally stored music, pictures, playlists, and slideshows from one or more remote computers seamlessly and transparently.

2. The message center feature of Mimic has been turned into a core Mimic feature (instead of only a Beyond TV Skin feature) and its use has been expanded and refined to include the following:... read more

Posted by deria 2004-11-29

22-Nov-2004: uiMimic Interface Architect r6-p0 Released

Mimic r6-p0 has been released. The primary changes in this release are:

1. The default Mimic skin has been given a complete overhaul; it now
looks infinitely better!

2. A new internet radio module has been created.

3. Added an "Add All > Slideshow" button to the picture module in
the default Mimic skin.

4. Added a library summary to the picture module in the defualt
Mimic skin.... read more

Posted by deria 2004-11-22

31-Oct-2004: uiMimic Interface Architect r5-p7 Released

Mimic r5-p7 has been released!

The primary changes in this release are:

1. Added a new network client module for Mimic when
used with Beyond TV Link, which allows Mimic to access
music, pictures, playlists, and slideshows stored on
another computer.

2. Streamlined the Beyond TV Server connection
configuration process.

3. Added an "Add All > Slideshow" option to the
picture module.... read more

Posted by deria 2004-11-01

12-Oct-2004: uiMimic Interface Architect r5-p6 Released

Mimic r5-p6 has been released.

The change log for the release is included below, but
the primary changes in this release are:

1. Mimic now has a weather reporting module (and its
rather nice, at that)!

2. Mimic now has built-in multi-monitor support.

3. Mimic now has better support for non-standard
resolutions (like 1152x648, for example).

The primary changes from r5-p5 were:

1. Mimic now supports image rotation; images can be
rotated clockwise and counter-clockwise in 90
degree increments. To rotate the image, press
the "[" (counter-clockwise) and "]" (clockwise)
keys.... read more

Posted by deria 2004-10-16

14-Sep-2004: uiMimic Interface Architect r5-p5 Released

Mimic r5-p5 has been released.

The change log for the release is included below, but
the primary changes in this release are:

1. Mimic now supports image rotation; images can be
rotated clockwise and counter-clockwise in 90
degree increments. To rotate the image, press
the "[" (counter-clockwise) and "]" (clockwise)
keys.

2. Mimic now has an auto-advance capability when
displaying slideshows. The auto-advance time is
adjustable (default = 15 seconds). To change the
auto-advance time, press F2 in the picture module.... read more

Posted by deria 2004-09-14

28-Aug-2004: uiMimic Interface Architect r5-p4 Released

Mimic r5-p4 has been released.

The change log for the release is included below, but
the primary changes in this release are:

1. *** MASSIVE PERFORMANCE INCREASE *** -- The r5-p4
release of Mimic is approximtely 15x - 30x faster than
any previous release of Mimic. Yes, you read that
correctly.

2. Mouse input speed has been tremendously improved. It
is, in a word, lightning-fast now.

3. The mouse support has been further improved; you can
now use the mouse wheel to move around within the
media list. In fact, it is now possible to
completely control Mimic with only the mouse if you
so desire.... read more

Posted by deria 2004-08-28

21-Aug-2004: uiMimic Interface Architect r5-p3 Released

Mimic r5-p3 has been released.

The change log for the release is included below, but
the primary changes in this release are:

1. Improved mouse support even further:

* The middle mouse button can now be used to back
out to the previous display.

* When viewing a picture in full-screen mode, pressing
any mouse button will end the picture viewing.

* When viewing a slideshow, the left mouse button will
advance to the next slide and the right mouse button
will return to the previous slide. The middle mouse
button will end the slideshow.... read more

Posted by deria 2004-08-21

17-Aug-2004: uiMimic Interface Architect r5-p1 Released

Mimic r5-p1 has been released.

The change log for the release is included below, but
the primary changes in this release are:

1. Complete mouse support! Mimic now offers mouse
support, enabled by default, allowing the user to interact
with Mimic by clicking on buttons, animations, decorations,
labels, media list entries, and a whole host of media list
controls.

2. Mimic will now display a friendly quick-start guide
when being started for the first time (and then
never again).... read more

Posted by deria 2004-08-18

26-Feb-2005: uiMimic Interface Architect r5-p0 Released

Mimic r5-p0 has been released. The change log for
the release is included below, but the primary changes
in this release are:

1. Stability has been greatly improved.

2. You can now view/edit/rearrange the content of
playlists from within Mimic.

3. You can now set ID3 tags for media items from
within Mimic.

4. Mimic now shows the more detailed library
information on the music display, as well as
the current number of tracks in the playlist.... read more

Posted by deria 2004-08-18

8-Jul-2004: uiMimic Interface Architect r4-p2 Released

Mimic r4-p2 has been released. This release features general improvements and solutions to several problems affecting Beyond TV 3.5 users. The Mimic r4-p2 release is available at uimimic.sourceforge.net.

The changes in r4-p2 are:

1. Image scaling now works correctly; aspect ratio is always preserved.

2. The image scaler is now much faster.

3. Images are now aligned more accurately.

4. The source code for Mimic has been improved in a number of areas.... read more

Posted by deria 2004-07-08