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Jaikoz 5.0.0 is now officially released, this is exactly the same as the prerelease except for some improvements to the installer, and some minor code changes.
Note if you have already installed the Jaikoz pre-release you do not need to install this release, but if you want to you can differentiate between the prerelease and final release by checking the build date in About, the final release has this set to 18/01/2013
Note:On Windows and Linux because we have moved to a newer version of the installer unfortunately it will not let you install Jaikoz 5.0.0 over your Jaikoz 4.6.3 installation (do not have a good reason why), you'll need to manually delete the Jaikoz 4.6.3 installation first. The good news is your preferences are all stored in a separate place in your user folder so they will not get lost.
Please note that the Windows version of Jaikoz now comes with Java included, the 32bit version can be used on any version of Windows, the 64bit version can only be used on the 64bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8. OSX and Linux do not currently include Java, it is not included for OSX yet because that would prevent Jaikoz working on OSX Lion or earlier, it is not included for Linux to give Linux users more control over their system. The name of all downloads has changed.
This release uses the latest Discogs Api, and there are many improvements to the Discogs matching algorithm. There are also improvements to the Musicbrainz matching algorithm, including an important fix for memory utilization. Jaikoz can now get artwork from the Cover Art Archive, this is an online database providing high quality artwork. We also have a variety of fixes and other improvements.
Jaikoz now works with Java 7, but does not depend on Java 7 functionality. When we move to Java 7 newer versions of Jaikoz will only be available for OSX Mountain Lion onwards, if you think it is premature to move to Java 7 please let me know.