Jan 24, 2009

Status update on mediatomb 0.12

The authors of mediatomb, my favorite UPnP streaming media server, just posted a status update on the long-awaited 0.12 release:

"Well… we tried. Really. So what went wrong?

Basically there were two things that delayed everything: first – we were swamped with work and did not have much time to work on the project, second – the DVD feature knocked me out. :)

We desperately wanted to finish it for 0.12, but it turned out to be much more complicated than originally assumed. We will have another go at this, if it does not work out the feature will be postponed for 0.13.

Apart from that there are the usual things for a new release – config.xml migration, testing, documentation… ok, you probably want to know: when?

All I can say is – this year :)

...and for the inpatient – SVN is actually quite stable."

So there you have it. It's quite likely that the DVD feature (i.e. browsing and streaming directly from ISO images) will not be part of the 0.12 release. You can still play VOB files, of course.

Everything else is indeed working, as presented in my previous posts on mediatomb, so go ahead and don't wait for the release!

Once again, kudos to the mediatomb team. This is a fantastic open source project.

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