Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mixxx in Google Summer of Code 2008!

Google has just announced the participating mentoring organizations for Google Summer of Code 2008, and Mixxx has been accepted for our second consecutive year!

The Google Summer of Code program allows students to receive a $4500 USD stipend for writing code for an open source software project over the summer. Students can apply by writing applications to the mentoring organizations (like us) via the GSoC 2008 web app. For more information about how GSoC works, please see the program FAQ.

Last summer, Mixxx had three students working on various projects. Micah Lee improved our BPM detection algorithm by replacing it with a better one and refactoring a lot of code. Pawel Bartkiewicz worked on adding LADSPA support to Mixxx, and Nathan Prado spearheaded our library improvements. While not quite every detail was finished, all three projects were a success on the whole and Mixxx is much better thanks for these students' participation through Google Summer of Code.

This year, we've got a new list of ideas up on our wiki, and we're looking forward to seeing what other projects potential students can come up with. This is going to be an interesting summer for Mixxx, as the pace of development usually picks up in the summer and our community is really starting to grow. So if you're a student who wants to get involved with Mixxx, go ahead and apply!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mixxx at Cheap as Chips 2008

Mixxx was spotted last Sunday at the Cheap as Chips music festival in Christchurch, New Zealand. DJ Kid 90 dropped "a set of lush kiwi tunes to 10,000ish people", and was looking quite slick with his MacBook.

Kid 90 hosts an independent New Zealand electronica show on RDU, one of NZ's student radio stations. The show runs from 5 - 7pm Saturdays (NZ time), and he says he tends to play "Downbeat, Breaks and D'n'B with a little Psy thrown in for good measure".

Check out more pictures on our wiki page for the event and visit Kid 90's MySpace page.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Mixxx 1.6.0 Beta2 for Tiger

Mixxx 1.6.0 Beta2 for OS X Tiger (Intel) has just been released! After we released our Leopard package, most of the feedback we heard from Mac users was "make it work on Tiger". With this new package, Tiger users can now play around with our latest beta release too.

If you're still running Tiger, you can pick up Mixxx 1.6.0 Beta2 on our downloads page.