It has been a few years since DWJukebox has last been updated. It is not dead, but has definitely been in hibernation.
I’m at a point where adding most of the new features I want to add will require an overhaul of the entire system. The underlying library that powers most of the jukebox, Allegro, was updated long ago with many new features but a completely new API and no DOS support. So every single call to update graphics or sound needs to be written twice, once for DOS and once for Windows. The library I use to parse MP3 tags has serious issues and is no longer being updated so I need a new one. And proper touchscreen support for Windows versions past XP require the new Allegro.
I hate to even think of dropping DOS support; the only reason DWJukebox exists at all was because I needed a jukebox to run on DOS and there were no other decent alternatives. But for all I know there may be next to no one still using it.
There is a poll for which OS people are using in the forum; please take a moment to let me know what your preferred jukebox platform is.
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