2013-07-02 21:17:19 initial version: “MobileMate-0.1a42.1 release notes”

2014-07-26 09:58:23 updated: added “MobileMate-0.1b1 release notes”

MobileMate-0.1b1 release notes:

This is the second public release of MobileMate video and audio converting tool. Based on MobileMate-0.1a42.1, the main changes of MobileMate as below:

1, Code, comment and format optimization:

Rewrote the “MobileMate” main program(/opt/mobilemate) Follow the “Google Shell Style Guide Revision 1.25” (http://google-styleguide.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/shell.xml?p=100).

2, Rewrote logging system:

Added “ERROR”, “INFO”, “DEBUG”, “TRIVAL” logging level. “ERROR” and “INFO” is always available, “DEBUG” and “TRIVAL” can be set in “conf/common.conf”, changed use a single log file to use the separate log file for every task.

3, Updated “libmp3lame.so.0.0.0” from version 3.98.2 to 3.99.5:

Old version will cause MobileMate always report encode failed message in spite of encode mp3 success or fail. Updated to new version fix this bug.

4, Enhanced output file naming:

Align digit in output file name, keep the original input source suffix in the output file name.

5, Added several options in “conf/common.conf”:

Can choose if backup task files(TASKBACKUP) and specify task backup directory (TASKBAKBASE), can specify log directory(LOGBASE).

6, Fixed some MobileMate main program bugs:

  • Fixed the bug of convert the video include subtitile stream to “mkv” file fail by disabled subtitle conversion temporarily;
  • Fixed “negative pad value” bug when choose Libav decoder sometimes;
  • Fixed wrong Display Aspect Ratio(DAR) bug when choose Mencoder decoder sometimes;
  • Fixed the bug when the specified section end before the splitting segment then converting will beyond the specified end time.

7, Fixed some MobileMate OS bugs:

  • Fixed the repository tcz package search function invalid problem (Caused by TinyCore Linux repository server side for old TinyCore) by modify “/usr/bin/search.sh” and “/usr/bin/provides.sh”;
  • Fixed the bug of “appbrowser” interface internationalization bug, and this bug also cause tcz package search function bug;
  • Added “src/fltk_projects_unicode-3.7.1.modi.20140723.tar.gz”, it based on “src/fltk_projects_unicode-3.7.1.modi.20130618.tar.gz”, fixed package search bug, enhanced “mkpatch.sh”, added script of compile and install “fltk-1.3” in “Makefile” and “Common.Mk” for fix the bug of install “fltk-1.3-dev.tcz” from repository will cause “fltk_projects_unicode” build fail;
  • Added “src/flwm_topside_unicode-3.7.1.modi.20140723.tar.gz”, it based on “src/flwm_topside_unicode-3.7.1.modi.20130618.tar.gz”,added script of compile and install “fltk-1.3” in “Makefile” for fix the bug of install “fltk-1.3-dev.tcz” from repository will cause “flwm_topside_unicode” build fail.

8, Integrated “mirrors.tcz”, changed default mirror from “http://mirrors.163.com/tinycorelinux/” to “ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/”.

MobileMate-0.1a42.1 release notes:

This is the first public release of MobileMate video and audio converting tool. Based on TinyCore Linux 3.7.1, the main changes of MobileMate as below:

1, Kernel image and modules:

Keep “CONFIG_HAVE_IDE=y” and set “CONFIG_IDE is not set”, dropped IDE support(so “hda” became “sda”, and CD became “sr0”, “sr1”,…), added PATA and NLS_CODEPAGE_936 modules, etc..

2, Disk mount:

Make disk mount automatically, use udev rules to detect hot plug driver, and use own script to detect CD drive activity.

3, Internationazition:

Added UTF-8 support and supplement some Simplified Chinese translation for some desktop environment software.

4, MobileMate video and audio converting tool:

This is the main application in the tool, currently, has the main features:

  • It use Bash to glue some open source tools such as MPlayer, FFmpeg(Libav), Zenity, Grep, Sed, etc., easy to modify fit your own needs;
  • You can choose Mencoder or FFmpeg(Libav) to decode video or audio file, if confirm FFmpeg can decode all the files Mencoder can, maybe drop Mencoder in the future;
  • Wizard mode for configuring and converting;
  • Based on config file;
  • Bulk converting;
  • Running several instances of tool and processing several tasks in an instance concurrently, dig the power of multicore CPU or multiprocessor machine;
  • Resume unfinished converting job.

5, Other usage:

MobieMate V0.1 is customized on TinyCore Linux 3.7.1, so the common usage of MobileMate please read TinyCore Wiki at: http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/ .

6, Note:

Because the change of TinyCore Linux, the tcz package search function failed in MobileMate-0.1a42.1, but you can still use Appbrowser or command “tce-load” to install tcz packages.

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