(2012-03-26 14:11)nordberg Wrote: Anyone using Rembo10's mirror - can you let us know how it's going? I'm happy to donate as long as I know it's going to be worth it...
The mirror setup by rembo is really fast and stable, definetly a recommendation from my side!
So, I finally came around to rebuild my windows-binary-build-script, the new exe is thus available
By the way: I finally came around to modify the setup file, so everything should now look a lot cleaner, because the library files now reside in "lib" where they belong. I disabled the library.zip altogether, by the way.
If you want to take advantage of that: Just delete everything you have currently in your headphones folder except for the "db"-file and "ini"-file, then extract the zipfile to the directory.
Maybe I have a little bit time tonight and finally can figure out how to build with py2exe in my linux-box since that would enable me to fully automate the updater, you would then be able to find an updatet version every 6 hours or so (of course - if there aren't any updates, now new version will be out - you can always check the current git-commit vs. my version via http://tbueter.com/tools/version.txt
- this file will always represent the commit-SHA I built)
Since I also let optimization run this time around, the final zip is only 9MB in size, instead of the previous >15MB.
I am currently also working on including automatic updates for the windows version into headphones, I'm relatively far - just replacing the *.exe file is a hard step since it is in use when I try to replace it...and that is were I'm stuck currently. But I'm fairly certain that I will be able to do this at some point.
@pipermac: No, you could setup your own local server, that would also bring it to work.
I... really do not know what you want to evaluate with the private server, though? It works, it's fast, it's stable, it does everything musicbrainz does... I really do not know what you're after.
Or do you want to evaluate headphones? That makes actually more sense to me, when I read your post again
However - I think you can still go for the official musicbrainz-server, but it is slow since headphones waits inbetween requests. Another thing is that the mb-server will at some point refuse to accept your connection. The private server on the other side is setup by rembo10 and it is financed by him as well. If you let it open, the request might be too much too handle. With a private- and donate-only server you can just buy some new additional hardware if it ever gets really slow. So... I think it is really, really hard to provide you with an alternative other then installing your own mb-server.