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5.5.6 Changelog & Release Candidate Installers

Attention Technical writers, hackers and hardcore FrostWire enthusiasts, here’s the upcoming changelog for FrostWire 5.5.6 as we polish the last details and begin the testing process.

UPDATE - Tuesday April 23rd 20013 - 10:39pm EST

Download FrostWire 5.5.6 Release Candidate Installer for Windows

Download FrostWire 5.5.6 Release Candidate 2 Installer for Mac OSX

During the next hours we’ll be releasing Release Candidate Binaries for those of you who would like to help catch a few bugs in advance. This list is not final as we’re still closing the development cycle for this release.
frostwire (5.5.6) stable; urgency=high
  * New Feature: Includes search results from, which indexes 
    millions of public domain and creative commons works from all over the 
  * New Feature: playlist songs can be re-ordered with drag and drop.
  * New Feature: all songs in a playlist can now be exported to a folder.
  * Upgrade: Improved Unicode support for Chinese characters.
  * Upgrade: mplayer update for unicode character file playback support.
  * Upgrade: Search architecture upgrade for much faster search results.
  * Upgrade: Considerably faster mp3,mp4 parsing in the library, creating
    playlists is now faster than ever.
  * Upgrade: New more explicit Wi-Fi sharing icons.
  * Upgrade: Updated radio station database.
  * Upgrade: up to 20% faster listing of files in the Library.
  * Upgrade: Video player upgrades for better experience.
  * Bug fix: screen-saver no longer kicks in during video playback.
  * Bug fix: UPnP Wi-Fi sharing discovery consumes 84% less CPU on
    congested local networks. Fixing reported slowdowns and reducing
    considerable power consumption for laptop users.
  * Bug fix: X11 related error fix.
  * Bug fix: Number of files being shared includes the number of torrents
    being seeded.
  * Bug fix: Library search issues related to unicode characters.
  * Bug fix: Multiple null pointer exceptions and crashes fixed.
  * Bug fix: Fixed rendering issue related to wrong parsing of bitrate 
    string data.
  * Upgrade: (Developers) ant compilation scripts cleanup.
  * Upgrade: (Developers) use of 'frostwire-commons' repository to share
    common code between FrostWire for Android and Desktop projects.

 -- FrostWire Team <>  Mon, 22 Apr 2013 05:58:00 -0500

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