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foo_whatsnew, Detects added or removed features
foosion
post Jan 22 2007, 14:29
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What does this component do?

Let's start with what it does not do: It does not check for new versions of foobar2000 or any components. It is also not a change log reader. It merely detects available features and reports if some were added or removed compared to the last time you ran foobar2000. The types of features we are talking about here are main and context menu commands, preferences pages, Columns UI panels, advanced settings, and more.

Why would I use it?

You don't want to spend time looking for new features after updating foobar2000 or installing or updating one of your components, and the change log is vague or not available, or you are just not the kind of person who reads these things. Perhaps you are new to foobar2000 and don't have the first clue where to go looking for new features.

So how does it work?

Every time you start foobar2000, the component scans the available features. When it detects that some features have been added or removed, it will display a notification icon on the taskbar to make you aware of that. If you click the balloon tooltip or double-click the icon, the component will open a window with a list of the changes. You can also access this window from the main menu (Help/What's New?).

What are the restrictions?

The component only knows about certain types of features, so it may not recognize everything. Since "feature type" is one of the types of feature it does recognize, you will be informed by the component, if its feature recognition ability is enhanced.
It cannot detect changes in the implementation of a feature, and currently it cannot detect if a feature is renamed.

I want to try it. Where do I get it?

The component can be downloaded from my components page. To install it, unpack the content of the ZIP archive into your foobar2000 folder. Note that you will need Windows XP or better to use it.

Ideas for future improvements

A feature browser that can display all installed features and allows filtering by name and feature type.

On the first run, the component displays all detected features. While this gives an immediate impression of what it does, the displayed list can be a bit overwhelming even on a bare-bones foobar2000 installation. A better idea would be to launch the feature browser on the first run (and change the text on the notification icon accordingly).

Easier access to features.log which is created in the foobar2000 profile directory.

This post has been edited by foosion: Jan 22 2007, 17:52


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post Jul 10 2011, 21:58
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Unfortunately, I have not been able to reproduce this issue so far.


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- foosion   foo_whatsnew   Jan 22 2007, 14:29
- - q-stankovic   Very nice and useful! Thanks!   Jan 22 2007, 15:51
- - musicmusic   It was interesting... Suggestion: Escape should c...   Jan 22 2007, 15:52
- - molnart   QUOTE Note that you will need Windows XP or better...   Jan 22 2007, 20:42
- - fabiospark   Maybe, an option to have the list in the log file ...   Jan 22 2007, 20:58
- - mazy   you can always surprise me, foosion . thanx for th...   Jan 23 2007, 10:58
- - foosion   Version 1.0.1 is out. This release fixes the follo...   Jan 25 2007, 21:50
- - fabiospark   Thanks   Jan 25 2007, 22:29
- - mazy   foosion, i have one issue with foo_dockable_panels...   Jan 25 2007, 23:29
|- - fabiospark   QUOTE (mazy @ Jan 25 2007, 23:29) foosion...   Jan 27 2007, 22:32
- - foosion   I finally found time to put up version 1.0.2. Ther...   Jan 30 2007, 23:31
- - fabiospark   Thanks.   Jan 31 2007, 07:58
- - metal_termite   I like this plugin but I had to uninstall it. I fr...   Feb 13 2007, 18:00
- - LouC   outstanding plugin. only comment would be to ha...   Mar 14 2007, 21:55
|- - foosion   QUOTE (LouC @ Mar 14 2007, 21:55) only th...   Mar 15 2007, 13:51
|- - LouC   QUOTE (foosion @ Mar 15 2007, 08:51) QUOT...   Mar 16 2007, 07:40
- - foosion   Yes, the playback queue is a new feature in foobar...   Mar 16 2007, 09:19
- - foosion   foo_whatsnew 1.0.4 Requires foobar2000 0.9.5 and W...   Oct 21 2007, 18:08
|- - metal_termite   QUOTE (foosion @ Oct 21 2007, 13:08) foo_...   Oct 22 2007, 00:14
- - Sounds Blast   thanks for this plugin. Its nice to see what compo...   Sep 3 2008, 15:23
- - _oao   I just noticed that this plugin has been updated t...   Sep 30 2008, 23:30
- - gamering   With new foobar seems don't work. It's a p...   Apr 19 2009, 18:05
- - Yirkha   Which version specifically do you mean by "ne...   Apr 19 2009, 18:11
- - gamering   Which version specifically do you mean by "ne...   May 1 2009, 12:12
|- - novembre   QUOTE (gamering @ May 1 2009, 13:12) add ...   May 1 2009, 22:57
- - gamering   I have only the window without the informations. S...   May 2 2009, 14:08
- - r0lZ   Same thing here: just a blank page. Is it a known...   Mar 7 2011, 00:51
- - mazling   This doesn't seem to be working for me - and j...   Jul 9 2011, 15:28
- - foosion   Unfortunately, I have not been able to reproduce t...   Jul 10 2011, 21:58
- - ChaoScythe   I also have a blank page. I have a thought, that i...   Aug 22 2011, 06:32
- - r0lZ   Same problem here, without foreign characters in t...   Oct 5 2011, 16:43
- - Yirkha   Hi foosion, there are some UI extensions out ther...   Feb 16 2012, 14:28
- - foosion   foo_whatsnew 1.0.7 This is a bug fix release. Fixe...   Feb 16 2012, 23:33
- - novembre   I thought this was a bugfix for the blank window b...   Feb 17 2012, 16:23
- - foosion   If I had fixed that problem, I would have written ...   Feb 18 2012, 13:31
- - Yirkha   gamering, r0lZ, mazling, ChaoScythe, novembre or w...   Feb 25 2012, 22:47
|- - ChaoScythe   QUOTE (Yirkha @ Feb 26 2012, 00:47) gamer...   Mar 16 2012, 18:01
|- - mazling   QUOTE (Yirkha @ Feb 25 2012, 21:47) gamer...   Mar 24 2012, 22:01
- - r0lZ   Here too exactly as ChaoScythe described: the list...   Mar 16 2012, 19:18
- - muxx   Exactly the same with me (circa at the last 15 sta...   Mar 16 2012, 23:13
- - Anakunda   Hi I don't know how this plugin is intended to...   May 26 2012, 18:29
- - foosion   The window should display the added and removed fe...   May 31 2012, 15:17
|- - neothe0ne   QUOTE (foosion @ May 31 2012, 10:17) The ...   Oct 29 2012, 04:46
- - Case   Here's a Yirkha-modified version that works un...   Oct 29 2012, 07:18
- - Vectronic   Thanks for ^ that. I rarely need this plug-in now...   Jan 6 2013, 05:17


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