First of all, thanks to everyone yesterday who took the time to comment on our first feature exposé for Plex/Seven! We really appreciate the feedback and kind words.
Since the very first time I used XBMC on my old XBox, I longed for the ability for it to auto-update itself. Now Plex has had Sparkle update capabilities for a while, but let’s face it, it wasn’t perfect. It would pop up a Cocoa window, and you’d have to change to windowed mode in order to finish the update. Your friends would mock you and your wife would eventually start seeing the FedEx delivery man. This left you feeling empty and yearning for a truly integrated update that you could complete while eating pizza and spilling beer on yourself, greasy Apple Remote in hand.
That day is here!
James has worked some major Cocoa magic in order to seamlessly integrate Sparkle into Plex. Every part of the update is now done inside Plex. Rest easy, though, because it will never interrupt while you’re watching a video to harass you about a new version. That would be rude.
While he was at it, James also added support for low battery warnings on laptops. What a major buzz-kill it would be if you were just getting to the, let’s say, “climax” of the movie you were watching only to have your laptop go black with a dead battery. Bummer, right? Well, here’s what you’ll see instead:
When you see this warning, walk, don’t run, to the nearest power outlet and plug your poor starving laptop in.
This should give you an idea of how seriously we’re taking OS X integration in this next, post-stabilization phase of Plex development. Four more of the new features deal with OS X integration in some way, and we hope you enjoy reading about them!