Microsoft is in full throttle with the evolution of Windows Vista Service Pack 1. Having released the first wave of pre-beta builds to a select pool of testers in mid July, the Redmond company is hard at work on the development of the operating system’s first refresh.
A clear indication of this is the fact that a new build of Windows Vista SP1 has shipped to testers. Microsoft however is still mute on the subject and under Sinofsky’s Windows Omerta, codename Translucency. At this point in time the Redmond company failed to officially confirm the new release of Vista SP1. Still, it seems that the fresh stage of the service pack is still in pre-beta phase, and the company delivered no indication pointing to when it plans to move Vista SP1 into beta.
The latest Vista SP1 beta release is build 6.0.6001.16633 (longhorn.070803-1655), according to Mary Jo Foley. Outside of the build number there is actually very scarce information available about this release. Undoubtedly, as the fresh Vista SP1 version will be dropped in the laps of more and more users additional details will leak. The previous release of the service pack made it clear that leaks are inherent, as Windows Omerta is not in effect outside of Redmond. One aspect seems to be clear though, the new pre-beta build of Vista SP1 is a standalone .EXE installer.
With the initial versions of SP1 released to testers Microsoft choose to deliver an ISO containing the entire operating system, with the service pack installed on top. The full build tag of the first Vista SP1 was 6001.16549.070628-1825. Microsoft had to face not only a feast of information about the 6001.16549 after the July availability but also leaks of the actual pre-beta version of the service pack to torrent trackers. The Company failed to react in any manner to the fact that Vista SP1 6001.16549 was offered for download via peer-to-peer file sharing networks. The only difference is that with the new release, Microsoft scrapped the 3+ GB ISO file in favor of an executable file with the Vista SP1.
CD Art Display is a skinnable application that shows the now playing song cover on your desktop. It's an addon that fully works with AlbumPlayer, Helium Music Manager, iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player, MediaMonkey and partially supports qmp, MP3Toys, musikCube and foobar2000 (Winamp API Emulator plugin).
The first CD Art Display alpha was released in 25Feb2005. It was just for Winamp and that's why it was named Winamp CD Case (WCC) back then. The case was just a bmp file and folder.jpg was the only option for a local cover.
After more than 2 years CD Art Display 1.0 is a bit better, stable and supports more players.
That's all. Thanks to carlos Today, 24Aug2007 is the official CD Art Display 1.0 release!!
- New engine: mirror, rotation, shear, round corners, blend and cover transition - New toolbar with repeat and shuffle support - New player volume - New Panel and extended panel feature - New text soft shadow and scrolling features - New seek/progress bar feature - New mixed progress bar - New lyrics viewer - New rating and custom text rating - New skin appearance settings - New skin Styles - New context menu - New Options and Skin Editor instead Control Panel - Added Helium player support - Improved stability - Fixed bugs
- Windows Vista or Windows XP - Visual Basic run-time 6 SP6 - Visual Basic run-time 5 (just if you're using Windows Vista
Guess everybody is familiar with CDArt Display. Well if u used it once long before then its time to look into much refreshed builds...! For those Who is not familiar with this app.. CD Art Display (formerly Winamp CD Case) is one that puts ur CD cover on desk. It supports Winamp, AlbumPlayer, iTunes and Winamp API enabled players such as foobar2000 (with Winamp API Emulator plugin) and MediaMonkey and little more.
What's new so far since the old RC6?
- New engine: mirror, rotation, round corners and cover transition - New toolbar with repeat and shuffle support - New player volume - New Panel and extended panel feature - New text soft shadow and scrolling features - New seek/progress bar feature - New mixed progress bar - New lyrics viewer - New rating and custom text rating - New skin appearance settings - New context menu - New Options and Skin Editor instead Control Panel - Improved stability - Fixed bugs