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Old News...

7th February 2010

Sockso 1.2.2 (BROKEN) - Users can now change their passwords via the web interface, added property to disable checking for the latest version, new manual scheduler, and bug fixes for quotes in track names and amazon cover fetching.

30th December

Sockso 1.2.1 - New cron scheduling support" } for collection scanning, streaming improvement (by mrave), and added palm pre support.

26th September

Sockso 1.2 - New faster track indexing, AAC support (by mrave), CPU usage improvements, updated Dutch translation, lots of other fixes.

2nd May

Sockso 1.1.8 - Bug fixes for 'connection closed' issue.

19th February

Sockso 1.1.7 - Bug fixes for MySQL, reduced CPU usage with toggleable buffering options when streaming, and removed remaining hard coded text from web interface.

19th January

Sockso 1.1.6 - Bug fixes for indexing and properties, a smarter 404 page, updated german translation, and upgraded to jQuery 1.3

11th January

Sockso 1.1.5 - Bug fixes for MySQL backend, and some javascript issues.

4th January 2009

Sockso 1.1.4 - Bug fixes for searching and logging in / uploading. Added unpacked javascript, restyled album and artist pages to better fit long names (and added a new 'JS Player' - unstable).

7th December

Sockso 1.1.3 - Bug fixes.

25th November

Sockso 1.1.2 - Fixed file uploading (hopefully all platforms).

20th October

Sockso 1.1.1 - Added french translation, ability to scan collection on demand, and fixed bugs with --datadir, indexing Ogg files, a missing image, and the name of the scrobble log.

7th October

Sockso 1.1 - MySQL and (some) SQLite support added, Sockso is now more easily customizable, new WMA to MP3 encoding option.

19th September

Sockso 1.0.9 - Added SSL support, streaming can now require authentication, users can get their scrobble log for tracks they've listened to, added a new flash player, fixed some bugs.

6th September

Sockso 1.0.7 - Add 'related artists' information to pages, improved unicode support and fixed Windows indexing bug (hidden folders now ignored)

30th July

Sockso 1.0.6 - Bug fix release for problems losing colors when resizing local cover art.

27th July

Sockso 1.0.5 - Added resizing of user artwork, random playing of artists/albums, ability to import playlists, fixed imageflow squashing bug, dutch and german translations, and informs user if new versions are available.

6th July

Sockso 1.0.4 - Fixed system tray icon support on linux.

5th July

Sockso 1.0.3 - More improvements to the console, and users can now store cover art on the filesystem with their music.

26th June

Sockso 1.0.2 - Console - you can enable uploads, and added a new command to delete properties. Users can now delete their own playlists from web interface, and the site owner can too.

24th June

Sockso 1.0.1 - Bug fix release for IE not saving selected playlist type.

20th June

Sockso 1.0 - After over a years development, here is Sockso 1.0! No big new features since the last release, just some bug fixing. Enjoy!

14th May

Sockso 0.9.2 - Important bug fixes to the collection manager, greatly speeded up Flac file indexing, improved the accuracy of album artwork fetching, and other bug fixes (tray icon on linux is still broken though...).

11th May

Sockso 0.9 - Flac files are now supported, and the codebase has been cleaned up. This should be the final release before 1.0 next month.

14th April

Sockso 0.8.11 - Changes to audio tags now picked up, new ogg-mp3 encoding option, custom encoding ability enabled, users can specify data directory and change amount of info on www (eg. popular tracks)

24th March

Sockso 0.8.10 - Added ability to play folders in folder browsing mode

1st March

Sockso 0.8.9 - Bug fix release for folder browsing on Windows

25th February

Sockso 0.8.8 - Imageflow album art, folder browsing, GUI console, reworked random playlists

19th January

Sockso 0.8.7 Released (Bug fix release)

15th January 2008

Sockso 0.8.6 Released (Highlights: Now customizable, Random playlists, bug fixes, new - in progress - encoders panel)

5th December 2007

Sockso 0.8.5 Released (Highlights: Uploads, OSX app version, Norwegian translation, lots of bug fixes)

23st October

Sockso Forums opened!

20st October

Sockso 0.8.2 Released (Highlights: disable downloading, embedded flash player, user specific languages)

5th September

Sockso 0.8 Released (Highlights: User login/registration options, NAT tester, many more tweaks)

29th July

Sockso 0.7.2 Released (Highlights: Console added so you can run Sockso on servers without a GUI)

24th July

Sockso gets a 5 Star review over at

18th July

Sockso 0.7.1 Released (Highlights: Fixed major problem starting on Sockso on some platforms)

13th July

Created a Github repository online so people can get the source any time.

6th July

Sockso 0.7 Released (Highlights: Album art, and embedding music in your own website!)

28th June

Sockso manual added to the site, and a walkthrough posted on Sorry for the website problems, I'm having problems with my hosting company. Trying to get them to sort it quickly!

22nd June

Sockso 0.6 Released (Highlights: Online flash player, XSPF playlists, tweaked UI)

17th June

Sockso 0.5 Released (Highlights: Great new look, rss feeds and search)

16th June

Sockso 0.4 Released (Highlights: Web playlist, download tracks, albums and artists)

13th June

Sockso 0.3 Released (Highlights: Systray support, auto collection updating)

10th June

Sockso 0.2 Released (Highlight: OGG and WMA support!)

6th June

Sockso 0.1 Released! (In beta now!)

4th June

Sockso website launched, and first (alpha) release made.

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12th May

Sockso 1.5.3 - Bug fix release - fixes broken folder browsing and related artists.

29th April

Sockso 1.5.2 - Bug fix for broken local cover art, and updated French translation.

14th March 2012

Sockso 1.5.1 - Bug fixes for path security hole, API access, and encoded pluses. Along with updated Italian translation, adding ability to extract cover art from ID3 tags.

10th December

Sockso 1.5 - Added ability to add arbitrary meta tags, JPlayer support, HTTP Range header support, bug fixes, and finalised API v1.0

25th July

Sockso 1.4.2 - Fix for fetching cover artwork from Amazon.

24th July

Sockso 1.4.1 - Fixes for unicode output issue, and strict JSON API issue with single quotes.

23rd July

Sockso 1.4 - Added a JSON API to support developing applications on top of Sockso.

8th July

Posted screencast of *VERY* early version of new Sockso iPhone app. Feedback appreciated in the forums.

2nd July

Sockso 1.3.5 - Fix for problem on OSX where Sockso would not start, other minor bug fixes for Flac handling.

26th June

Sockso 1.3.4 - New HTML5 Player for iPad/iOS/etc support from nguillaumin, new 'tinygreen' skin from Simplify, and some bug fixes.

4th May

Sockso 1.3.3 - Album years now shown, Turkish translation added, and MP3 tag library updated (all thanks to badZeppelin!), some bug fixes to ajax page loading.

2nd April

Sockso 1.3.2 - Users can now require approval when registering, and updated ajaxified web interface with embedded player now default.

23rd March

Sockso 1.3.1 - Fix for missing 'colscan' command from console, moved optional libraries location (to upgrade rename your optionals folder from 'lib-opt' to 'lib/opt', and a bug fix for invalid URL characters breaking some playlist files.

17th March

Sockso 1.3 - Created ability to add servers to the new Sockso Community, and you can now run behind Apache without needing a VirtualHost (thanks to LightGlitch!)

5th February

Sockso 1.2.7 - Fix for broken javascript in 1.2.6.

30th January 2011

Sockso 1.2.6 (broken) - Fix for selecting the playlist in some browsers, and added new web admin console.

17th December

Sockso 1.2.5 - Minor bug fix for adding items to the playlist when browsing folders.

10th April

Sockso 1.2.4 - Patches from Will to improve HTTP/HTTPS streaming performance, and HTML compliance, improved music tree in GUI to cope with any size collections, hidden files now ignored on indexing, and some other bugs.

8th February

Sockso 1.2.3 - Fixed broken 1.2.2 release.

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