Alarm Clock

Radio Alarm Clock 0.11 now available, and shinier too

alarm clock, bought from IKEA

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That’s right, after over a year’s wait, a new version of Radio Alarm Clock. Technically, it’s actually version 0.11.0.1, as I found a serious flaw in 0.11 after tagging and building release packages, but before putting it online.  These things happen, though. So anyway, the new version is here. And what does it add?

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A new version of Radio Alarm Clock to annoy you each morning

A basic digital clock radio with analog tuning
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I just finished working on the 0.10 release of my project Radio Alarm Clock. It's getting pretty close to finished (if a software project could ever be considered complete), and at this point there are only three things remaining before I'll bring it up to the big 1.0 version number:

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Radio Alarm Clock 0.9 released

A basic digital clock radio with analog tuning
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Following up on yesterday's post, I've just released version 0.9 of Radio Alarm Clock. While there are no new features since the old, old 0.7 release, this new release does provide the new plug-in radio functionality, which means that it'll work on any system that can run Mono 2.0 (although there'll be no radio capability outside of Windows).

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Over a year and a half later, another Alarm Clock update coming...

Since losing the original source for Alarm Clock and other projects of mine, back when my old computer died horribly, I'd not done anything with the project. After all, who wants to start over, or with a missing history for a project? (Yeah, yeah, I whine too much.)

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Lessons for the next version of Alarm Clock

Despite not being able to get any work done on Alarm Clock at the given time, I have been continuing to think about what work remains incomplete, and how best to accomplish it. Here's two of those insights...

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0.7.1 will take longer

Sorry, but I still haven't gotten the problem figured out. If anyone reading this has experience with Windows Installer and/or WiX, I'd love to hear from you!

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Installer problems with Alarm Clock; 0.7.1 in the pipeline

With Alarm Clock 0.7.0 there were some changes made to the Windows Installer package which have lead to the disappearance of the desktop and Start Menu shortcuts for the program. I'm currently working on the problem and with any luck, 0.7.1 should be available tomorrow with the installer problem ironed out. There won't be any code changes for the new version, it'll simply be fixing the installer package. Sorry folks!

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Alarm Clock is now version 0.7.0!

I've made a few changes and fixes to Alarm Clock, thus bringing it up to 0.7.0. You can check out the release notes or download it here.

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Alarm Clock 0.6.0, Website Problems

I've just released Alarm Clock 0.6.0, which fixes up most of the regressions created by rewriting the entire thing in C#. As well, there's now the ability to control the radio volume and shuffle the playlist. I'm still working out a few kinks with the installer, but at this time it's more or less feature complete. Now it's time to write some user documentation (if it's really required), add some polish, and fix any pesky bugs that still pop up.

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Alarm Clock 0.5.0 released

I've just released version 0.5.0 of Alarm Clock. With this new version, radio functionality has been added, via Windows Media Player playlists. (Mono users will need to have Windows Media Player 9 working under WINE or else it won't run for them. Windows users don't have to worry.) Other changes include a few to the user interface, such as "Set Sound" being moved to the Options dialog, and the on/off button being replaced with something a little more intuitive (I hope).

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