- Changed the labelling in the Song Version History window from Edit to View so as not to give the impression that
you are able to edit a repository snapshot.
- Added support for file versioning and online music repository integration. This feature has the potential to transform the manner
in which you manage your personal music, and to streamline the way in which you share it with other players. See the
Version Control and Online Music Repository Integration page for more details.
- Added support for the various new fiddle instruments. The Last Homely Hobbit will need to re-scan your LotRO music folder the
first time that you run the application after updating in order to search your music for fiddle parts.
- Re-engineered the manner in which The Last Homely Hobbit watches your LotRO music folder for changes, in order to
more reliably detect all changes immediately after they occur.
- Added some additional logic to handle ambiguous instrument type determination: when there is more than one potential instrument
name within the name of a track, The Last Homely Hobbit will now favor the rightmost one.
- Migrated TLHH to .NET Framework version 4.7.1. I suspect Windows 10 machines will take this in stride, but if you are
using a version of Windows prior to Windows 10, you will need to download and install this .NET Framework version from
- Added support for SongbookBB enriched metadata (Title, Transcriber, Artist, Mood, Genre, and Partcounts/Setups). If TLHH
finds any such tags in your ABC files, it will pass them through to your Songbook plugindata file (if you have the "Keep My
Songbook Plugin Data Updated" option turned on).
- Added an option to launch your ABC player of choice with high process priority when you listen to a song. This should help
to cut down on weird timing hitches when listening to music due to Windows stealing CPU cycles from your ABC player.
- Recoded the "Update Music Library from Zip File..." functionality to use native .Net Framework compression classes, thus
eliminating an external dependency (no more Ionic Zip library).
- Resolved a potential crash behavior when using a text editor to create new .abc files in your LotRO music folder (say, after doing
a "Save As" on an existing file to begin work on an alternate version). This was happening because text editors can and will raise file
system change events before a newly created file is available and unlocked for TLHH to index.
- Resolved a z-order problem between the Tracks list and the export options popup.
- I made an effort to make TLHH smarter about not tripping over itself when the user changes the contents of the LotRO music folder
during a library refresh. I wasn't really able to reproduce the problem originally, but I got solid anecdotal evidence from a user
(thanks Lerillos) and feel like I may have found the right tweak to prevent this.