Old 3rd August 2003, 18:35   #1
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WA5 release

Now that summer is almost over, does anyone have more of an idea when WA5 will come out? And will it still be free?
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Old 3rd August 2003, 18:39   #2
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Only answer you're gonna get is "When it's ready" and "Most probably", but, who knows.
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Old 3rd August 2003, 21:05   #3
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"When it's ready" sucks!
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Old 3rd August 2003, 21:15   #4
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The forever asked questions about when is it coming out also suck, makes it even, don't it?
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Old 3rd August 2003, 21:20   #5
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WA5 is going to be not for free????? thats new for me I have not been here for a month

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Old 3rd August 2003, 22:12   #6
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it will be free...
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Old 3rd August 2003, 23:32   #7
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"When it's ready" sucks!
I'd rather have "when it's ready" than "before it's ready"...
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Old 4th August 2003, 01:57   #8
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Well.....i doubt i will use it......maby DL it for kicks.....nothing can beat 2.xx

Umm it WILL be free......or its back to WMP for me.

It was supposed to come out late summer..... so like mid or late this month.
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Old 4th August 2003, 04:36   #9
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lol wheres winamp 4? and winamp 3 hasnt even been out very long!!
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Old 4th August 2003, 04:44   #10
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but winamp3 is

No sig here folks.
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Old 4th August 2003, 05:52   #11
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Yeah, good software takes time. Look at Winamp3 and Wasabi. Rush Rush Rush and then it sucks. Well, Wasabi is useful if you make plugins that nobody uses Just kidding guys. Winamp3 was an interesting diversion and I respect the work that you fellows put in on it, but Winamp 2.92/2.95 is the best damn media player on the planet. Nobody needs worry about Winamp5. Since Nullsoft is using the evolutionary method instead of reinventing the wheel, it'll be awesome whenever it actually comes out. Till then, just show the love for 2.91/2.92/2.95
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Old 4th August 2003, 07:42   #12
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I think people ask when it's coming out repeatedly because Nullsoft doesn't say a word about anything anymore. This whole damn site's intro page content hasn't been updated in well over 6 months. Take mozilla.org for example. They have all kinds of current progress info for visitors. Winamp doesn't have shit for visitors, unless you count Winamp3......hahaha, sorry, bad Winamp3 joke.
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Old 4th August 2003, 17:21   #13
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winamp 5 (regarding name)

Well WA 3 technily isnt the 3rd version....... There was WA.2 .... WA , WA 2 (lots of versions), WA 3...... but that has nthing to do with the 5.


Its cause its a mix of WA2 and WA3. Hence the 5.
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Old 4th August 2003, 22:25   #14
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well, technically WA5 = WA2, with the addition of nice 2 plugins.

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Old 5th August 2003, 00:22   #15
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Winamp 2++
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Old 5th August 2003, 10:25   #16
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Yeah... wasn't that supposed to be released "this summer"? And it's still not out.
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Old 5th August 2003, 15:28   #17
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summer isn't over yet

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Old 5th August 2003, 18:40   #18
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Remember when 2.92 was expected and we found out 2.95 was what would come out? There's a slight chance 2.95 was scrapped too and WA5 will be the next release. It seems like Nullsoft don't want to waste anyone's time with many more WA2 releases knowing it will be phased out by WA5 almost immediately afterwards.
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Old 6th August 2003, 00:20   #19
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The team has been busy buying cameras and going to Europe, or making php galleries of pics taken with those cameras.

edit: Or writing .plan's about things other than Winamp.
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Old 6th August 2003, 14:54   #20
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The team has been busy buying cameras and going to Europe, or making php galleries of pics taken with those cameras.
neither justin nor christophe have worked on their php galleries in a while if that is what you're referring to.
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Old 7th August 2003, 01:44   #21
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Nullsoft *ASK* for threads like these. Firstly they DID say that WA5 would be out by the end of summer. I know summer isn't over yet (well, actually, it technically is) but there hasn't been so much as a whimper from the official camp.

Secondly there is NO official news on what's going on. No updates to the news page, or updates on what to expect or anything.
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Old 9th August 2003, 03:02   #23
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Well, if you want some official news . . .
Winamp 5.0 pre-alpha has just been released to the beta testers.
And really, that's about as much as I can say.

It's happening! And it's all good.
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Old 9th August 2003, 06:45   #24
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sounds good....cant wait till its out!
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Old 9th August 2003, 17:33   #25
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What do you know, an update

Thanks man
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Old 9th August 2003, 19:05   #26
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Well, if you want some official news . . .
Winamp 5.0 pre-alpha has just been released to the beta testers.
And really, that's about as much as I can say.

It's happening! And it's all good.
Thank you DJ Egg. Finally some news!

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Old 10th August 2003, 15:27   #27
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How do you get to know the official news, and we dont? Since its official, everbody should know.. or..?
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Old 10th August 2003, 18:14   #28
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because Nullsoftians are gods, mods and beta testers are demigods,
whereas you are but a mere mortal . . .


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Seriously though, I only posted what I did just to silence the boo-merchants and critics, and because this thread was getting out of hand, imho.

Please be patient. When WA5 is ready and fit for the public,
I'm sure the forum regulars will be amongst the first to know about it.

Just chill, ok ?!
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Old 11th August 2003, 03:04   #29
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gee i hope someone will leak something out...
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Old 11th August 2003, 08:21   #30
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Don't ask for info, don't look for leaks, they are not there. If anybody leaks anything, they will be facing a lifetime ban, even if it is a second hand leak.

You can speculate on what it will be, what it will do or how it will be named, but nobody will either confirm or deny it.

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Old 11th August 2003, 10:38   #31
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why is that?? is it against the law to leak.... since they'll only get a ligetime ban..
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Old 11th August 2003, 10:54   #32
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Leaked builds do nothing but harm, they jepodise future development of Winamp, jepodise agreements between AOL/Nullsoft and their partners, what if a leaked version of Winamp get's out that has a new all singing all dancing output plugin in it that is being developed between Nullsoft and some other company, what if that plug escapes into the open market and the "other software" company takes their contract away from Nullsoft, because they can't be trusted to keep their technology safe until it is fully developed?

What if a really buggy alpha leaks out and does nothing but give Nullsoft bad press , because it is that crappy?, internals are internals for a reason.

Besides why the hell would you want a leak of WA5?, it's buggy, unstable, crashes with a lot of WA3 skins in it, dosn't have anywhere near full WA3 skin support, has a lot of un activated functions and on top of that , the core of it is still the same WA2.9 that you have already, so what is it you think you are missing out on?
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Old 11th August 2003, 19:11   #33
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Lol, and you would think people could figure this out without having to read it from a moderator. It's not out 'cause it's not ready, simple as that. So sit back and create some interesting stuff for Winamp 2.xx until you get the release of "5" to occupy your time. Until then, quit wasting others.
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Old 12th August 2003, 00:55   #34
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Besides why the hell would you want a leak of WA5?, it's buggy, unstable, crashes with a lot of WA3 skins in it, dosn't have anywhere near full WA3 skin support, has a lot of un activated functions and on top of that , the core of it is still the same WA2.9 that you have already, so what is it you think you are missing out on? [/B]
whoosh. that's the kind of info I was looking for. I asked, because I just wanted to know what's currently happening with winamp development.
and if I had got an alpha, I wouldn't have used it, but I 'd had a look at it.
and you know why?
and I think, it's ok to ask. that's why some of us are here in the forums. to collect new information. and if it's strictly forbidden to know, it gives me the warm fuzzy feeling when puzzling together pieces that we can trick out of you
because I just want to know what's currently happening with development.
and I like playing around with buggy software. that's why god gave WA3 to me. .
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Old 18th August 2003, 18:25   #35
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Nullsoft *ASK* for threads like these. Firstly they DID say that WA5 would be out by the end of summer. I know summer isn't over yet (well, actually, it technically is) but there hasn't been so much as a whimper from the official camp.

Secondly there is NO official news on what's going on. No updates to the news page, or updates on what to expect or anything.
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that sounds great for me hope of wa5
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Old 28th August 2003, 21:59   #36
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I really hope winamp5 comes soon.
Any new news Egg man?
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Old 28th August 2003, 22:24   #37
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As a fellow beta tester, I can confidenlt say that we have nothing new to say, everything is coming along nicely.

DO NOT PM ME WITH TECH SUPPORT QUESTIONS
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Old 29th August 2003, 04:11   #38
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Well.....i doubt i will use it......maby DL it for kicks.....nothing can beat 2.xx

Umm it WILL be free......or its back to WMP for me.

It was supposed to come out late summer..... so like mid or late this month.
Nothing can beat 2.xx ! gOOd!
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As a fellow beta tester, I can confidenlt say that we have nothing new to say, everything is coming along nicely.
Thats great news.
By any chance can i be a beta tester?
you can never have enough beta testers.
I normally test out things like "Mozilla" and "Opera".
It would be nice to test out winamp.
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Old 29th August 2003, 18:27   #40
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I Don't Think Winamp 5 Will Be..

I Don't Think Winamp 5 Will Be Released Officialy By The End Of The Summer.

Their just messing with us!
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