Breezer 2013 update to 2.0.6 released

We are proud to announce the first update of Breezer 2013. New version number is 2.0.6 and you can look at it as a maintenance release with many bugfixes and usability improvements.

Download the upgrade.

How to upgrade?

Just go to the download page download the zip file, and run "Setup.exe". The installer will check if any previous release is installed, if yes it will upgrade Breezer to latest version keeping your options and database.

Activation procedure changes

Due to piracy problems we enforce license checks. So it is possible that an error message like "The license data is corrupted" will show at first Breezer start. To solve the issue just send us an email asking for a "License reset code". We will generate and send you a license reset code which will clear the corrupted data, so you could continue to test Breezer for 20 days.

Licensed and activated copies are not affected by the issue above.

Known bugs

Our support staff received some reports  of a generic "Task.Invoke (or Dispatcher.Invoke) method not found." error on installation. This is a problem of the .net framework detection routine inside the installer which not always detects (and upgrades) the .net framework version 4.0. While we work on a fix, you could solve the issue by yourself by manually installing the .net framework 4.5 from Microsoft web site and then re-run Breezer installer.

Changes and bugs fixed

Below you find the exact list of what we have done:

  • Tags: Query engine [Ignito] small performance improvement (now it caches the queries, if possible).
  • Tags: Query engine [Ignito] solved a recursion (aka infinite loop) problem.
  • Search engine: Now folder-grouping option is not enabled by default. We found that was a mistake to leave this setting enabled by default, it creates confusion to new users.
  • Workspace: Now Breezer detects USB drive plug-unplug and then a refresh of the folder view will be launched.
  • Workspace: Root tags are loaded in background, this will prevent a freeze of Breezer UI at start.
  • Workspace: Text clarity improved.
  • Workspace: fixed the windows size (being too small) when Breezer restores from docked state.
  • Workspace: Program version number now matches installer's one and the web site follow the same rule.
  • Workspace: Merged the play/stop button.
  • Workspace: Now the backup reminder will show only after 7 days from the installation and not immediately.
  • Website: Release version and next planned update added in the download page.
  • Options: Added a "Dump tag table to file" button, for support purposes in the tools tab. This command will show the raw tags table.
  • Options: The window is now a little bigger and is re-sizable by the user.
  • Options: Added a “database integrity check confirmation dialog”, just before a database backup.
  • Tag properties: now the name is a required field.
  • Activation: Better user experience, fixed some dialog boxes which appears with cryptic messages.
  • Backup window: Small UI improvements. Now the progress message changes when an action or check starts.
  • General: Some tips are now more clear and informative.

What's next

Next update is scheduled for late september. We will work on other usability improvements and bug fixes (especially toward the layered player).
 
We count to introduce an easy to use database switcher which will open new scenarios like having a database per customer, project, a test database or simply two databases: one for music and one for your sample library. 
 
As usual remember to send us your feedbacks and bug reports!
 
Suzy Rossi,
Revel Software - Relations

Beta time-bomb shifted to 1st june '14

We've just published a new update for Revel Breezer 2013 RC which shifts beta time bomb to 1st june 2014 and fixes some bugs.

You could download RC bits here.

Suzy Rossi
Revel Software - Relations

Breezer 2013 update 13 is out!

2. February 2014 17:36 by Administrator in Breezer 2013, Tech support  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments

We've just uploaded a new, and big update of Breezer 2013 RC the 13rd update since June.

This time we focus on:

  • Bug fixing
  • Improve search predictability. 
  • Upgraded audio engine (now we use NAudio 1.7).

Bug fixing

The vast majority of the bugs we fix were related to the search engine and the docking features.

Search engine changes

We fix a few things. First of all now the tag library panel has it's own configuration box containing any setting that can alter tag engine behavior.

File-hash calculation is now a little bit faster (a file hash is a digital signature of your files).

Updates audio engine

NAudio 1.7 fixes many bugs and improves ASIO compatibility (an area which created some problems in the past) and improves engine performances in many scenarios.

You could download RC bits here in the same page you'll find a complete changelog.

Suzy Rossi
Revel Software - Relations

New BringBack 2013 release

2. January 2013 11:07 by Administrator in BringBack, Tech support  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments

We've just released an updated version of Revel BringBack 2013 which fixes some know bugs. This will be also the last release which requires an uninstall (and consequently the deletion of the customization database) that's because with  the next release of BringBack we will allow in-place upgrade.

Also remember that this release will continue to work till 01 june 2013.

Enjoy and don't forget forget to signal any problem via our feedback form.

Go and download it from our download page.

Thank you and happy new year!

Suzy rossi,
Revel Software - Relations

Faq updated about CCleaner and our error reporting feature

Today we've just updated the faq section of our web site with two new questions that in the past months our support staff received.

We've copied them here for your convenience

CCleaner or other uninstallers do not show your product. How I can uninstall it?

Some of our products uses an installation technology called ClickOnce from Microsoft. That technology prevents some cleaners to "see" them. To remove the application go to: Control panel - Programs and then choose remove a program, Windows will show our product in the list of installed programs. Select the program you want to remove, click uninstall and you're done.

I try to send an error report or another automatic signalation without success. Why?

Many modern antivirus (as well as firewalls) blocks by default any smtp connection (smtp is the outbound email protocol) because many malwares uses the email as preferred infection vehicle.

Also remember that many organizations may block specific traffic over their network.

BringBack just updated

5. October 2012 23:09 by Administrator in BringBack, Tech support  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments

We've just released an update of Revel BringBack, the start menu for Windows 8.

In this release you'll find:

  • Improved cold-startup times. On our system we see a 10X speed up.
  • Better MRU management and auto-update algorithms. Anyway needs more work.
  • Fixed an annoying bug which causes BringBack to popup when was not necessary... a real pain for our users...
  • Solved a bug which causes BringBack to "forget" the customization done via drag'n'drop after a reboot.
  • Other small fixes.

You could download the update right now in our download page. Remember that you must uninstall the previous version, and only then upgrade to the downloaded version.

I take the opportunity to ask you to spread the news around, forums, a comment on a blog, facebook, you know... it's very important for us that more and more people use BringBack. This will guarantee a constant stream of feedbacks and suggestions, which will help us to improve BringBack.

Hope you'll enjoy the update!

Suzy Rossi - Revel Software
Support & relations

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