So I’m not entirely sure how much of a problem SoulseekQt memory consumption is for people out there, but it’s something that comes up pretty regularly on the forum and I figured I’d try to push through the horror of trying to refactor some of the most sensitive, complicated parts of the client code and see how far I can get.
I’m itching to release this build as it already fixed a lot of issues for quite a few users, but since it includes changes to very sensitive download folder management code I’m a little wary of releasing it just yet. I’m hoping you guys can try it out and let me know if you run into any new problems or whether it works well for you after some time. Changes include:
[Fixed!] Problem with automatic activation of privileges
The issue is fixed! We received word from Paypal that the engineering issue was resolved on their end, and there have been no unactivated donations for the last 2+ days. Thank you for your patience and support!
Soulseek Discussion Google Group
For a while now I’ve been having to manually approve posts and most comments to stem the tide of constant spam that’s been hitting the forum for as long as I can remember. This has not been ideal, especially of late since I’ve been so very busy with work, days would often go by before I could tend to the approval queue. Making our users wait that long just to be able to participate in a discussion is not practical, it’s not fair, and it’s not conducive to a healthy dialog.
Soulseek PayPal account reinstated!
Thanks entirely to Rainey Reitman, the EFF’s Activism Director, we are very happy to announce that our PayPal account has been restored.
As the EFF has helped us many times in the past, it seemed natural to reach out to Rainey, who has written a number of EFF blog posts specifically about PayPal and credit card companies. We want to send a shout-out to Rainey Reitman and the EFF for all that they do.
And we thank all of our users for standing by us during this difficult time. Thank you so much for your support!
Donations, Stripe, and other things
As some of you already know, PayPal suddenly and unceremoniously decided to end a very friendly working relationship with us that lasted 14 years (and included the occasional personal christmas card.) We have asked repeatedly for an explanation of this behavior, but have been stonewalled at every turn, and have received only form emails telling us that we needed to be “pre-approved” for an account. When we asked what we need to do to be pre-approved, they emailed back and said that they are “not granting pre-approval at this time”.
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New macOS build!
After some positive feedback from users I posted a new build that should work better on newer versions of macOS. It’s built with a newer version of Qt, has a new UI style that (in my opinion) looks much better and fixes the cut-off text in tab names, is more compatible with macOS dark mode and is notarized to get past gatekeeper on Big Sur! Find it on the download page or get it right here:
Fix for invisible text on macOS Catalina
If you’re not seeing the SoulseekQt UI text with Catalina’s new dark mode, this build should fix it. If no one runs into any problems with it I’ll post it to the download page soon. You can discuss it here.