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Happy new 2015/1984 and some news update

During the last few months we've made good progress towards a 0.3 release of openPMA. We still have not resolved all issues but are confident to do so soon.

Also the ARCwelder project gave us a new twist and we're happy to now officially announce a long term project we've also been working on: openPMA-nextGeneration

We've got a wiki, mailing list and IRC-channel set up and are waiting for your contributions.

Generally it looks like we're going to see many interesting things this year! - So stay tuned!

--dm8tbr 00:11, 2 January 2015 (CET)

wikiSpam precautions

Due to an exponential raise in wikiSpam we decided to take precautions. Anonymous editing of wiki pages is still possible but will require a simple captcha to be solved.

Users that have created an account and confirmed their email address shouldn't notice anything of this after logging in.

--dm8tbr 14:20, 29 April 2007 (CEST)

openPMA is here to stay for good!

We're very happy to see that besides having some issues the 0.2 release has nevertheless reached a very impressive download count of 1000 tonite! This gives us even more motivation to speed up towards an 0.2.1 release. Stay tuned for more information.

If you don't have it yet - go and grab it now!

--dm8tbr 00:32, 8 December 2006 (CET)

The Eagle ...errr... The Giraffe has landed!

After months of hard work we are proud to announce the release of openPMA version 0.2!

It comes with a load of fixes and new features - go and grab it now!

--dm8tbr 11:02, 24 November 2006 (CET)

Wow, our user base is alive and kickin' too!

In less than 24h we noted 100 unique downloads of the v0.1.1 package! We hope you're all enjoying openPMA as much as we do. Stay tuned for more news about the upcoming 0.2 release!

Sidenote: Interesting fact is that download number 100 looks like this in the log: - - [18/Sep/2006:10:51:45 +0200] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 21328912 "" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; de; rv: Gecko/20060909 Firefox/"

There is a /28 network belonging to NL-APPLEINC-NET. Someone at Apple Netherlands has downloaded openPMA using his Firefox browser...

--dm8tbr 11:25, 18 September 2006 (CEST)

The Zebra is alive and kickin'!

The openPMA team is pleased to announce the release of openPMA v0.1.1. This release only differs from v0.1 in the bugfixed harddisk driver which now appears to be stable. This is only a minor release to shorten the time until v0.2 which we hope to release later this year. Get v0.1.1 here:

A leap ahead!

We're pleased to announce that today the openPMA users mailing list welcomes Subscriber number 100! At the same time the openPMA-dev mailing list also reached a subscriber count of 42! Gentlemen raise your towels! Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters for all attendees!

Stay tuned for more information on the team shifting gears and speeding up towards openPMA 0.2!

The Zebra is on the loose!

The openPMA:team is very pleased to annouce:

openPMA v0.1 has been released! Get it while it's still hot!

--dm8tbr 22:56, 01 April 2006 (CEST) - Oh look dapreview got an article about us.

--dm8tbr 21:05, 10 April 2006 (CEST)

musepack decoder

Now that it has been demonstrated how to write plugins for the PMA's media players, yet another audio format has been brought to the PMA: musepack[1]. Get the musepack plugin here[2] and the source here[3]. The installation instructions are the same as for the ogg/vorbis plugin below.

ogg/vorbis decoder

Finally something many of us have waited for! A new audio decoder for the PMA!

A friendly guy named Matthias Welwarsky has written an plugin enabling the pma to play ogg/vorbis[4][5] files[6] using the Tremor[7] library.

The sources(GPL) for the plugin can be found here: [8]

You can get the ipk file here: [9]

To ogg-enable your PMA you'll just have to install the ipkg and restart qtopia. The plugin won't be enabled before you restart either qtopia or the whole operating system.

--dm8tbr 01:10, 12 March 2006 (CET)

openPMA 0.1 RC1

openPMA 0.1 RC1 is currently being evaluated by our fine crew of testers. We hope to release openPMA 0.1 to the public in two weeks if tests don't show important bugs.

--dm8tbr 01:31, 8 March 2006 (CET)

call for testers

We're getting close to the first release of openPMA (v0.1)

All PMA owners willing to help are kindly requested to apply as beta testers. Shortly there will be a release candidate and we need to find out what bugs are still there.

Please send your application as a beta tester by email to "tester-applications" at - if you feel like it go ahead and add some words why you'd like to be a beta tester.

note: we're sorry, but at the moment we can't accept more beta testers because we are in the middle of the testing process

older news - Important note: Those files show what might be possible with Opie, but are very limited. E.g. multimedia apps can only be started from the commandline. There are no plans to implement a working Opie on short hand!

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