SeriesFinale 0.6.1 released

It’s been a while now since I released the last version of SeriesFinale.
The truth is that I’ve been busier than usual these days and of course, this is reflected on pet projects.

As some of you may have experienced, there was a kind of a nasty bug in SeriesFinale’s last version: it wouldn’t update certain shows (when they had been added long ago)… and the good news is that this is one of the things that got fixed in this new version.

One of the good things Juan introduced for this version is how the next episodes to be watched are shown. Before, the episodes were shown according to their “first aired” date and in case of the same date for two or more episodes, the highest index one would be marked as the one to be watched. In this 0.6.1 version, the episodes are shown according to their number and season, so, if episode #3 has the same air date as episode #4, #3 will always be shown as the next one to be watched.

It is now using a priority queue to download the series’ covers and info that gives priority to the info. This means you won’t have to wait for the info AND covers to download when you hit the Update All menu but instead wait only for the info; the covers will then be downloaded in the background while you use the app normally.

I’m now introducing the new Russian translation, which Misha Ketslah had kindly sent to me a while ago but that I hadn’t had the time to integrate.

Here’s the list of major changes for this new version:

* Add Russian translation (thanks to Misha Ketslah)
* Fix updating of shows
* Use a priority queue to differentiate the downloads of covers or series’ info
* Use only one AsyncWorker at most to deal with the series
* Prevent the download and usage of images to generate problems
* Fix showing next episode
* Add TheTVDB credits
* Add THANKS file

So… what about that GNOME version, you ask? I’ve already started to port it to GNOME but couldn’t dedicate much time to it and taking into account that I’ll be on vacation very soon, it’s likely it will take a little longer. But I’m looking forward to use SeriesFinale on GNOME!

As for the N900 owners, I’ve just promoted the package to Extras-Testing so either use the Extras-Devel repo as usual or wait ~10 days for it to appear in Extras.

9 thoughts on “SeriesFinale 0.6.1 released

  1. Great application, I really enjoy it.

    One thing that bothers me, though, is that the API exports all episodes, not only the ones available in the given language (I do watch some of my series in localized versions, e.g. dubbed). As of now, thetvdb does not allow to enter airdates by language, which would be a requirement to distinguish the episodes, I guess.
    I filed a feature-request for it, so if anyone feels the same way, I’d appreciate a thumbs-up. Unfortunately, linking specific suggestions on thetvdb.com is kind of broken, just search for ” Distinguish Airdates by Language” at http://thetvdb.com/?tab=features -> Find.

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  3. It would be nice if some date related issues would be solved in this app.
    Like when you add a show it show how many episodes you haven’t watched, this would be great if these episodes had already been aired, but even if a episode isn’t aired yet it still show up as not watched.

    Also it would be nice if the app showed what episodes have been aired since the last time you opened up the app. Like when I open up SeriesFinale on 13 august, I close it. on 14 august Show x ep y get aired and when I open up SeriesFinale on 15 august it could show that Show x ep y had been aired and you could mark it if you have it watched.

  4. Would also be great if Seriesfinale had a notification system for shows airing that very same day.

    An example is “Show Episode XYZ airing Sep. 05″, should rather display “Show Episode XYZ airing Today” if it is Sep. 5.

    Would improve the useability of Seriesfinale.

    Thanks for the great work so far, and I look forward to the Gnome version as well.

  5. Thanks for this GREAT and ESSENTIAL app on my N900.
    Can i suggest a feature?? Can you add a voice to add the episode event to the system calendar??

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