So several weeks ago my development on Bangarang came to a screeching halt when my laptop decided to give up the ghost without warning. Just straight stopped working. Not crashing… Not misbehaving… Just stopped. Would not turn on.
In the desperate hope that the power supply was the problem I ordered a new one, got it a week later, plugged it in and…. nothing. The next day was spent tearing down the laptop. After what seemed like a hundred screws and laptop parts strewn all over my coffee table, my partner finally said: “Time for a new laptop huh?…” <sigh> I reluctantly agreed and ordered a new one.
It took three long weeks to get here, but I am now convinced that it was all for the best. Sometimes the universe conspires to restore balance in my life and this was one such instance. This has reinvigorated my creative energies and provided the time to properly balance my family, work and hobbies. My local bangarang master repository has been restored and I made a quick commit last night to make sure everything was set up correctly. More importantly, I’m re-energized and refocused on creating and releasing a Bangarang 2.0 that I can genuinely be proud of. I’m not interested in beating everyone else to punch with features. That’s not why I created Bangarang. My aspirations were to create a pleasant, carefully crafted media player that does what it does well. This unexpected and welcome break has been restorative to just those ends.
If you share this aspiration and are motivated to contribute please feel free to stop by. Our (very) small team maintains a positive, supportive vibe and welcomes contributions in the form of artwork, translations, documentation and code.
For fans of Bangarang, thanks much for your patience.
Peace and much respect.