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This is the change log entry of dvd::rip 0.97 including all patch-releases:

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   0.97.13 - [unstable branch] - Sat Aug 5 2006, joern
    Features:
    - Updated French translation from Christophe Combelles.
    - Updated German translation.
    - Initial preferences setup:
      - Show additional message with some notes on intial setup
      - Select first DVD device by default (if HAL is present)
      - Default language setting is derived from user's locale
      - Default dvd::rip data directores is set to $HOME/dvdrip-data
      - Added a "Create directory" button besides the corresponding entries
      - Rearanged pages, so most important settings are on the first page.

    Bugfixes:
    - dvd::rip missed creating the tmp/backup.rip file. Thanks
      for the report to Ben Lancaster <lists AT benlancaster.co.uk>
    - Chapter transcoding didn't work. Thanks for reporting this one
      to Daniel <komet AT stolzesherz.de> and Robert Tell
      <robert.tell AT gmx.net>
    - Fix thumbnail generation with older ImageMagick. Thanks for
      the patch to Kevin Pulo <kev AT pulo.com.au>.
    - Grey out subtitle language selection box on the "Rip" page
      for titles without subtitles.
    - Test results in the Preferences dialog was not colored
      correctly in non-englisch environments.

0.97.12 - [unstable branch] - Sat Jul 2 2006, joern
    Notes:
    - New (optional) dependency: dvd::rip now uses HAL for DVD
      device scanning.
    - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory 0.65 is required, which fixes a
      serious 0.64 bug.

    Features:
    - Dropped 'DVD image' ripping mode, but added a more generic
      approach of DVD input selection as a replacement. This
      way you can 'rip' from a DVD image e.g. to fulfill cluster
      mode requirements without hacking the DVD device preference
      anymore. Suggested by Stefan Ollermann <Stefan.Ollermann AT gmx.de>.
    - Added DVD device scanning using HAL. This is optional, you
      can always select the DVD device file directly.
    - French splash screen and generally updated splash screen
      design by Christophe Combelles.
    - Updated italian translation by Fabio Russo.
    - Message finetuning, added more tooltips, updated German
      translation.

    Bugfixes:
    - Removed all preference settings and dependencies for
      CD burning, since this module doesn't exist anymore.
    - Fixed minor free diskspace calculation bugs.

0.97.11 - [unstable branch] - Sat Jun 17 2006, joern
    Dependency notes:
    - libintl-perl resp. Locale::TextDomain 1.16 is required
    - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory 0.64 is required
    - Event::ExecFlow 0.62 is required

    Features:
    - Filters & Preview finally ported to 0.97.x Gtk2 branch.
      Please note that transcode 1.0.2 has a bug which breaks
      most filters in the preview window :(
      This tar.gz ships a patch which fixes this issue:
      patches/transcode-1.0.x-filter-patch.txt
    - Removed utf-8 l10n workaround which isn't necessary with
      libintl-perl 1.16 anymore.
    - Added new preference setting for default subtitle grabbing
      mode. Feature request by Christian Marillat.
    - Added a hint to the subtitle grabbing radio boxes tooltips
      that subtitle grabbing may slowdown ripping process.
    - Added support for transcode 1.1.x development branch, but
      this is highly experimental.
    - Updated German translation and optimized some messages
      for GUI space. Now the German GUI isn't much wider than
      the English.

    Bugfixes:
    - Job execution: some errors could left the GUI in an
      unusable state.
    - Applied a patch from Eric Festinger <eric.festinger AT
      gmail.com> which makes changing color index B work again.
    - NPTL workaround option is disabled, if workaround is not
      possible for the running architecture (e.g. amd64).
    - Filter color mode check now ignores pure audio filters.
    - Message dialogs are not attached to the main GUI window
      anymore, which was confusing for dialogs opened from
      child windows.
    - Added a workaround for a strange Data::Dumper bug on
      some platforms (fixes 29,576 <-> 29.576 frame rate issue).

0.97.10 - [unstable branch] - Mon Apr 24 2006, joern
    Features:
    - Updated spanish translation (and a spanish splash screen ;).
      Thanks to Sergio Cambra.

    Bugfixes:
    - Preview grabbing didn't work due to a broken (and untested,
      my bad) fix in 0.97.9.

0.97.9 - [unstable branch] - Sun Apr 23 2006, joern
    Note:
    - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory 0.63 is required for this release.
      It fixes a bug with with dvd::rip's Preference dialog.
      Thanks for the report to Niki Kovacs <contact AT kikinovak.net>.

    Bugfixes:
    - Volume scanning didn't work anymore, thanks for the report
      to Alexander Skwar.
    - dvdrip-master didn't start, still used a factored out
      module. Thanks for report & fix to Andreas Vinsander
      <andreas AT vinsander.se>
    - Under some circumstances preview grabbing didn't work due
      to missing default values for width/height settings.
      Thanks for the report to Christian Marillat.

0.97.8 - [unstable branch] - Mon Apr 10 2006, joern
    Note:
    - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory 0.62 is required for this release.
      It fixes a nasty bug with recent libgtk2 versions.
      Thanks for debugging assistance to Alex Petkov
      <alexandphyllis AT excite.com>.
    
    Features:
    - Support AC3 passthrough for on-the-fly and dvd image
      encoding as well, by doing an extra audio bitrate probe
      once AC3 codec is selected on the Transcode tab.
    
    Bugfixes:
    - Fixed a divison-by-zero condition in bitrate calculation
      module, thanks for the pointer to Dhek Bhun Kho <bhun.kho
      AT gmail.com>.
    - Subtitle preview didn't work in 0.97.7 due to a missing
      module. Thanks for the report to Rafael Kolless <rafael AT
      mondoria.de>.

0.97.7 - [unstable branch] - Sun Apr 2 2006, joern
    Notes:
    - dvd::rip now depends on a new Perl module: Event::ExecFlow
      version 0.61. You can get it from CPAN or better from the
      exit1.org homepage: http://www.exit1.org/Event-ExecFlow/
    - Event::ExecFlow itself needs the AnyEvent module, which is
      available from CPAN:
      http://search.cpan.org/~mlehmann/AnyEvent-1.02/
    - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory needs to be at least version 0.61
    - Event::RPC needs to be at least version 0.89
    
    Features:
    - Refactored out the internal command execution engine to
      Event::ExecFlow introducing some interesting new features.
    - New graphical progress window showing all
      jobs of the current task in a nice hierarchical
      treeview. Just hit on the magnifying glass symbol
      besides the progress bar
    - Pausing/resuming the running job by one click
    - Extensive rewrite of the cluster mode using the new
      execution engine and progress widget which visualizes
      the tree structure of cluster jobs much butter than the
      old cluster job display.
    - More cluster features are:
      - Allow cluster encoding without audio
      - You can specify a speed index for each cluster node.
      - Faster machines will be preferred.
      - vobsub file generation added
      - dvdrip-master now does a clean shutdown on signals.
      - Cluster window now has it's own menu bar with menu items
      - Connect/Disconnect the cluster master daemon from here.
    - Dropped "DVD mount dir" preference, because dvd::rip now
      determines the mount point of your DVD device automatically.
      Thanks for the suggestion to Dario Castellarin <dacstp AT
      tiscali.it>.
    - Generating preview images doesn't block the GUI anymore.
    - Improved Clip & Zoom clipping windows: added text entries
      for clipping values and meaningful warnings when values
      aren't even or not divisible by 16, which is required
      for transcodes internal processing and/or most video codecs.
    - Make "ffmpeg/af6 codec" field a combo box with presets
      for ffmpeg "mpeg4" and "h264" codecs.
    - A new nicer splash image including a Gnome compliant
      About dialog, with credits for the translators.
    - Updated Italian translation, thanks to Fabio Russo.
    - Updated German translation.
    - Added icons to the project's notebook tabs
    
    Bugfixes:
    - Preview frame grabbing failed for multi-PSU titles when
      the frame number goes beyond the first PSU. This fix
      should make the "use slow grabbing" checkbox mostly
      useless. It's still there but will likely be dropped in
      future versions.
    - TOC reading with lsdvd and DVD-image mode still accessed
      the physical DVD device instead of the DVD-image directory.
      Thanks for their reports to Triffid hunter and
      <mykhal AT centrum.cz>.
    - Disable multipass transcoding for ffmpeg/h264, since
      transcode currently doesn't support this.
    - lsdvd was used even if it was too old. Thanks for the report
      to Garnet Ulrich <garnet.ulrich AT gmx.net> and
      Sören Brunk <soerenbrunk AT gmx.de>.
    - Preferences: base project dir need to be absolute, which is
      checked now in the dialog.
    - Preferences: changed default video codec from 'divx4'
      to 'xvid4' (this was overdue... ;)
    - Consistent button behaviour: all buttons triggering
      actions now grey out if a task is active.
    - Some smaller bugfixes in the cluster mode GUI, inconsistencies
      between GUI and the master's state.
    - Clip & Zoom image windows: recalculate images only if the
      user changed something.
    - Subtitles: "Create VOBSUB now" just works on the currently
      selected subtitle. No need to mark it for vobsub creation
      anymore.
    - Fixed wrong frame counting during ripping, which resulted in
      too big frame numbers and thus incorrect bitrate calculation.
      Thanks to Christian Marillat for reporting this one.
    - Audio channel numbers on the GUI now start at 1, not at 0,
      which is more convenient.
    - Fixed regression: don't ask for project file save on exit
      if just the selected notebook page changed.
    - And a lot of more smaller bugs not counted here...

0.97.6 - [unstable branch] - Tue Jan 3 2005, joern
    Bugfixes:
    - Fixed off by one bugs in viewing angle and chapter
      selection. Thanks for the report to Chandler Carruth
      <chandlerc AT gmail.com>.
    - Deactivate multipass GUI elements for MPEG encodings.
    - Fixed cluster mode 'dvdrip-exec' bug introduced in 0.97.5.
      Thanks for the report to Karl Kashofer <karl AT kashofer.org>.

0.97.5 - [unstable branch] - Wed Dec 28 2005, joern
    Notes:
    - This version requires Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory 0.59.

    Features:
    - Set default lame/MP3 quality level to 2 instead of 0,
      which is very slow but without an appropriate quality
      gain. Thanks for the hint to Fridtjof Busse.

    Bugfixes:
    - When ripping a title again the Clip & Zoom was reset
      to 'auto_medium_fast' even if it was changed in the
      meantime.
    - When ripping multiple titles preview images were generated
      only for the first selected title. Thanks for the report
      to Fridtjof Busse.
    - MANIFEST lacked files for dvdrip-tet. Thanks for the
      report to Jacob Joseph <jmjoseph AT andrew.cmu.edu>.
    - dvdrip-tet: fixed a typo in "exit afterwards" function.
      Thanks for the report to Fridtjof Busse (again ;)
    - Store LD_ASSUME_KERNEL in tool_version_cache file and
      discard cache if LD_ASSUME_KERNEL changed in the meantime;
      fixes nptl_workaround deadlock problem on Gentoo. Thanks
      to Triffid Hunter for the detailed report.
    - Workaround Locale::TextDomain utf-8 bug, which destroyed
      8 bit characters in the GUI if an utf-8 locale was in effect.
    - Since 0.97.4 all subprocesses were executed with nice
      level 19, the GUI setting was ignored. Thanks for the report
      to Alex <gaaf AT gmx.net>,

0.97.4 - [unstable branch] - Sun Oct 30 2005, joern
    Bugfixes:
    - Various critical cluster mode fixes (in particular some
      endless loop conditions)
    - Subtitle preview didn't work due to conflicts with
      latest internal API changes.
    - dvd::rip rejected negative vertical subtitle offsets,
      which are absolutely valid. Thanks for the report to
      elerran <elerran AT freemail.gr>.
    - Fixed bug with wrong audio track assignment with
      old tcprobe based TOC reading (new lsdvd mode was not
      affected). Thanks for the report to Markus Frisch
      <markus AT frisch.com>
    - Volume scanning progress bar didn't work; scanned value
      didn't appear in GUI. Thanks for the report to
      Triffid Hunter.
    - dvdrip-tet crashed if a confirmation request should
      pop up. For know dvdrip-tet just assumes "Yes" to
      the question and continues.

0.97.3 - [unstable branch] - Sun Oct 9 2005, joern
    Notes:
    - This version requires Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory 0.58.
    - New optional dependency: with lsdvd dvd::rip reads
      DVD TOC much faster.
    - Source directory layout changed slightly. All scripts
      and binaries moved into the bin/ subdirectory. All
      additional program files now have a "dvdrip-" prefix,
      the old "dr_" prefix for some binaries was dropped.

    Features:
    - Subtitle preview images may be grabbed while ripping
      which makes finding the correct subtitles much easier
      since no long-winded preview grabbing has to be done
      later. You can chosse to rip no subs, all of them or
      by language. Aware: your CPU will glow a bit more while
      ripping if you use this feature ;)
    - dvd::rip now has a command line frontend for pure
      transcoding without any GUI: dvdrip-tet (task execution
      terminal). Just execute "dvdrip-tet" to get some help
      about the the command line options.
    - With dvdrip-replex an experimental command line
      application is shipped which does DVD shrinking based
      on a ripped DVD and the corresponding dvd::rip project
      file. Just a prove-of-concept. The functionality will
      be added to the GUI sometimes...
    - Added a simple 'configure' script to fulfill GNU Source
      Installer requirements. Thanks for the suggestion to
      Claudio Fontana <sick_soul AT yahoo.it>.
    - Ported "force slow frame grabbing" feature from 0.52 to
      0.97 branch.
    - Preferences dialog now has a "Cancel" button.
    - Added an "dvd::rip" entry to the dependency table which
      checks whether all dvd::rip command files are found
      in the PATH.

    Bugfixes:
    - Cluster control web service was broken.
    - Applied a patch from Ulrich Spoerlein <q AT galgenberg.net>
      removing the -ping option from the ImageMagick "identify"
      calls, since recent ImageMagick versions don't have this
      option anymore.
    - Applied minor patches from Ulrich Spoerlein to improve
      FreeBSD compatability.
    - Parsing output of the ImageMagick identify command was
      broken with specific filenames. Thanks for the report
      to Colin Wheat <cwheat AT ami.com.au>.
    - Dropped "identify -ping" option, since not any longer
      supported with newer versions. Thanks for the report
      to Avinash Chopde <avinash AT acm.org>.
    - X(S)VCD processing with manual bitrate setting didn't
      work. Thanks for the report to Ed Doolittle <ed.doolittle
      AT utoronto.ca>
    - dvd::rip dependency check was broken if tools didn't run
      due to NPTL issues. Switching NPTL workaround on/off
      didn't help anymore because the results were cached even
      on that case. Thanks for figuring that out to
      Joe Zbiciak <intvnut AT gmail.com>.
    - Sightly cluster mode node editor GUI improvements

0.97.2 - [unstable branch] - Mon Aug 1 2005, joern
    Notes:
    - You need at least Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory 0.57. Download from
      here because it may not reached all CPAN sites yet:

      http://www.exit1.org/Gtk2-Ex-FormFactory/

    Features:
    - Ported cluster mode GUI to Gtk2, including a slightly internal
      code redesign of dvdrip-master, which introduces another Perl
      module dependency: Event::RPC 0.84. Download the module from
      CPAN or from the project's homepage:

      http://www.cpan.org/modules/by-module/Event/
      http://www.exit1.org/Event-RPC

      I think I fixed a bunch of smaller bugs in the cluster
      mode during the code review and redesign as well... ;)

    - New button "Create project" on Storage page. So we have
      a definitive point when the project was created, after
      that the name may not change again and the data directory
      structure, logfile etc. is created.

    Bugfixes:
    - Preferences: changing DVD mount point and setting a directory
      as the DVD device didn't work. Thanks for the report to
      Christian Marillat.
    - When creating a new project: changing the project name
      was impossible once the name matched an existing project
      name in the dvd::rip data directory.
    - Delete volume rescale when a audio filter is set.
    - Fixed wrong viewing angle mplayer DVD command preset.
      Thanks for the report to Brian J. Murrell <brian AT 
      interlinx.bc.ca>
    - Missed log file creation for new projects.
    - Subtitle preview window was broken
    - Bitrate calculation stuff wasn't initialized correctly
      if a default BBP was set in the Preferences

0.97.1 - [unstable branch] - Sat Jul 23 2005, joern
    Features:
    - Extensive GUI redesign. dvd::rip now uses Gtk2 and
      Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory, so we have new dependencies
      here.

      The Perl Gtk2 binding should be part of every modern
      Linux distribution, e.g. Debian has a libgtk2-perl package.
      Otherwise grab it from CPAN (see URL below). I personally
      use version 1.082, but lower versions may work as well.

      Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory is rather new and not yet packaged
      for any Linux distro, at least I'm not aware of. Installation
      is straight forward (perl Makefile.PL && make test && make install).
      Version 0.56 is required.

      You can grab both Gtk2 and Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory from here:

      http://www.cpan.org/modules/by-module/Gtk2/

    - A bunch of smaller features / changes, in particular making
      the GUI more comfortable. Too many to list them all, just
      poke around to find them ;)

    Notes:
    - This is an ALPHA release, so please use with care, but *please*
      use it and report any bugs to the dvdrip-users list.
    - The project file format didn't change significantly. Files
      from older dvd::rip versions will just work. Even opening
      files created with 0.97.1 should work in older versions.
      As usual you should make backups nevertheless.
    - The redesign is not yet fully completed. The cluster,
      transcode filter & preview and burning stuff is currently missing.
      Cluster stuff will be added soon, filter stuff a bit later
      and burning stuff probably never: depends on user feedback ;)
    - Only the German translation is complete, other languages
      will follow.
    - The online web documentation still covers the old Gtk1
      based version. This will change with the 0.98 stable release
      based on this 0.97 branch. Since the main functionality didn't
      change much this should be no problem at all.