Just like last year, I have to take one version of the Dolphin Viewer 3 off the grid. The reason is that openSUSE 12.3 has reached end-of-life on January 4, 2015.
Please note that there won’t be any further versions of the Dolphin Viewer 3 for OSS 12.3.
The repository has been removed, so please upgrade your existing openSUSE 12.3 installations to 13.1 or 13.2 now.
Happy New Year!
Here’s another little bit of pre-release information:
openSUSE 12.2 is officially End-Of-Life as of January 27, 2014. That means, I won’t be providing rpm packages of the Dolphin Viewer 3 for openSUSE 12.2 anymore. The last one available for openSUSE 12.2 will be 3.4.14.
That being said, if you are running openSUSE 12.3, and have been using the Dolphin Viewer 3 through packages from the RPM repository, try a “zypper install dolphinviewer3-beta” if you feel like it 🙂
Once I have an actual release, the beta version will uninstall itself, just like magic.
This notice only affects linux users.
On November 5th, openSUSE 11.4 has reached its end-of-life date.
For linux-based users of the Dolphin Viewer 3, this means that there will be no more rpm packages for openSUSE 11.4 from now on.
If you are using 11.4 and can’t upgrade to 12.1 or 12.2 you will have to use the tarballed linux release.
For obvious reasons this has no effect on users of other linux versions, or Mac OS X or Windows.
This post only concerns those of you, who are currently running openSUSE 11.3 linux environment.
On January 20, 2012 Benjamin Brunner of the openSUSE team announced that openSUSE 11.3 has reached its end-of-life. That means that the repositories for openSUSE 11.3 are no longer available and it is no longer a valid build target.
Since openSUSE 12.1 is the version that I am working with, and there is no longer a controlled build environment for the previous version, I will not be providing any new Dolphin Viewer packages for openSUSE 11.3.
So if you have not already, I suggest you consider updating your OS 😉
There is a bug in all versions of Dolphin Viewer 3.1 that makes the viewer crash whenever you import an AO notecard by dropping it on the AO Floater.
As a workaround you can set up the AO manually. I’m working on a fix but it is slow going right now, for reasons outlined as follows:
As some of you might know I use the openSUSE build service to work on the Dolphin Viewer.
With the recent release of openSUSE 12.1, the build service is so totally swamped with everybody scrambling to get last fixes in their projects, that it currently takes about two days to build a viewer there. Whereas before, it used to take two hours. Just a little example: a package of the latest firestorm that I was trying to buid took twelve hours to go from 76% to 90%…
With such turnaround times there’s not much I can do right now.
Since I have a couple of to do items that I have to address before I can release the next Dolphin Viewer 3 (which will be based on 3.2 sources and Marine Kelley’s latest RLV, and have a couple of other shiny things that you will like a lot), I’ll postpone the next releases until the build service has a bit more breathing room.
Besides, I gotta update mine and Lapis’ laptops to 12.1 first anyway.
Why am I not building at home you ask?
My linux build environment at home is a Debian 5 in a VirtualBox VM on a Mac Mini. Good enough to crunch out release packages over night, but for a development cycle? Forget it.
So stay tuned.
As of January 14, 2011, openSUSE 11.1 has reached end-of-support from Novell and opensuse.org.
What does this mean for the Dolphin Viewer?
Simple enough: there will no longer be any rpm packages for openSUSE 11.1 available, and from now on the Dolphin Viewer and Dolphin Viewer 2 will be built on openSUSE 11.2.
If the linux binaries built on 11.2 do not work on your linux system, I strongly encourage you to upgrade to a newer version of your linux distribution.