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Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop

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Hello everyone.

 

From now on you'll be able to find the latest release notes for Desktop right here. Subscribe to this topic and you'll be updated regularly.

 

2014-08-28

What's new in this version (0.9.12):

  • Moved Discover from the side menu into Browse
  • Fictitious: All backend changes were done by Mr. Schrödinger, and they weren't.

You can discuss this update here.
--

 

2014-06-30

What's new in this version (0.9.11):

  • Bug fixes

You can discuss this update here.
--

 

2013-11-18

What's new in this version (0.9.6):

  • Browse is now on desktop
  • Spotify now speaks Japanese, Russian and Indonesian
  • Bug and crash fixes

You can discuss this update here.
--

 

2013-09-23

What's new in this version (0.9.4):

  • A new app for messages!
    this is gradually rolling out, so don't fret if you don't see a change right away
  • When re-starting Spotify your last playlist position will now be available
  • More languages!
  • Proxy authentication support for views
  • Linux only: Media key support in Gnome
    Coming soon!
  • Stability and performance fixes
  • Fixed a lot of crashes, especially on shutdown/log out
  • Fixed crash when adding tracks to large playlists

Additional technical notes:
The Desktop application uses the "Chromium Embedded Framework" (CEF), which is a way to include the functionality of a web browser (based on Chrome) in the application - this enables us to develop features in modern programming languages and gives us the possibility to fix issues faster.

This update includes a major upgrade, from CEF1 to CEF3.

CEF 1 was "single process" and if it got stuck doing something - the whole application would "suffer."
CEF 3 is a "multi process" version - this means it can do more things at the same time, and if any single thing that it is doing slows down, the rest of the application can continue normally.
CEF 3 also allows us to use hardware acceleration on graphics cards - like the latest browsers, it basically uses the computer's hardware both smarter and faster. Users should see much smoother performance in areas that are graphics intensive, like scrolling through long lists.

What is worth mentioning though is that this is a major "under the hood" change (techies may be interested in reading more on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_Embedded_Framework.)
Also, there's always a risk of unexpected issues with such "big" changes, but we are sure that it's the right thing for us to do - and hopefully our users will understand that they will get a much improved experience thanks to this.

 

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2013-07-03

What's new in this version (0.9.1.57):

  • Background fixes

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2013-05-23

What's new in this version (0.9.1):

  • New: Improved start-up performance, especially for OSX users.
  • Fixed: We’ve sorted a number of crash issues.
  • Fixed: You can ‘Get Playlist’ from Inbox only if you have download credits.
  • Fixed: All songs in the Play Queue now show Popularity rating.
  • Fixed: Translation errors have been corrected.
  • Fixed: We've given the context menu some love.

 

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2013-05-02

What's new in this version (0.9.0.133):

  • Fixed internal issues that were causing interruptions these last couple of days

 

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2013-04-25

What's new in this version (0.9.0.129):

  • Fixed the issue where it wasn't possible to change the offline cache location

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2013-04-17

What's new in this version (0.9.0.128):

  • Fixed the crash issues that were affecting the first 0.9.0 (below)
  • Fixed the issue where the filter bar sometimes showed up without textbox

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2013-04-16

What's new in this version (0.9.0):
 

  • New: Now available in Traditional Chinese and Latin American Spanish.
  • New: Say hello to our new logo.
  • New: Some smart architectural changes that will allow us to ship improvements faster and with fewer pesky bugs.
  • New: Added some extra space to accommodate for Chinese characters
  • New: Enlarged some fonts to accommodate for Chinese characters
  • Fixed: We’ve dealt with a bug that caused cache issues between restarts. Get ready for much faster start-up times.
  • Fixed: Now you can see what you’re listening to by clicking anywhere on the now playing bar.
  • Fixed: Free users - ads won’t bring Spotify to the front any more.
  • Fictitious: This app has an extensive collection of hotel toiletries.

Known issues:

  • Due to the nature of how the desktop app works, it's fully possible that not all changes are included
  • "Added" date is missing in some views
  • Removed option to "View as album covers"
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Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop

Hi everyone, we just released an update. Over the next week it will gradually be going out to everyone.

 

What's new in this version (0.9.1.57):

  • Background fixes

You can discuss this update here.

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Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop

Here's an update from the Spotify team.

 

What's new in this version (0.9.4):

  • A new app for messages!
    this is gradually rolling out, so don't fret if you don't see a change right away
  • When re-starting Spotify your last playlist position will now be available
  • More languages!
  • Proxy authentication support for views
  • Linux only: Media key support in Gnome
    Coming soon!
  • Stability and performance fixes
  • Fixed a lot of crashes, especially on shutdown/log out
  • Fixed crash when adding tracks to large playlists

You can discuss this update here.

    
Additional technical notes:
The Desktop application uses the "Chromium Embedded Framework" (CEF), which is a way to include the functionality of a web browser (based on Chrome) in the application - this enables us to develop features in modern programming languages and gives us the possibility to fix issues faster.

This update includes a major upgrade, from CEF1 to CEF3.

CEF 1 was "single process" and if it got stuck doing something - the whole application would "suffer."
CEF 3 is a "multi process" version - this means it can do more things at the same time, and if any single thing that it is doing slows down, the rest of the application can continue normally.
CEF 3 also allows us to use hardware acceleration on graphics cards - like the latest browsers, it basically uses the computer's hardware both smarter and faster. Users should see much smoother performance in areas that are graphics intensive, like scrolling through long lists.

What is worth mentioning though is that this is a major "under the hood" change (techies may be interested in reading more on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_Embedded_Framework.)
Also, there's always a risk of unexpected issues with such "big" changes, but we are sure that it's the right thing for us to do - and hopefully our users will understand that they will get a much improved experience thanks to this.

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Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop

It's time for a new update:

 

What's new in this version (0.9.6):

  • Browse is now on desktop
  • Spotify now speaks Japanese, Russian and Indonesian
  • Bug and crash fixes

You can discuss this update here.

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Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop

Hi everyone, this time a small update.

 

What's new in this version (0.9.11):

  • Bug fixes

You can discuss this update here.

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Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop

What's new in this version (0.9.12):

  • Moved Discover from the side menu into Browse
  • Fictitious: All backend changes were done by Mr. Schrödinger, and they weren't.

You can discuss this update here.

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