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After many months of delay (some would say "years")... it's Boodler 2.0. Check out the documentation and download links, to the right.

With this release, becomes the central Boodler web site. My old Boodler page on will redirect here.

Boodler 2.0 features a complete redesign of the sound and sound-effect libraries. No more horsing around with environment variables. Instead, you download .boop packages from this web site, install them, and they work. Or rather, you run the new Boodler package-management script -- it does all of that for you, automatically.

All of the classic Boodler sounds and soundscapes have been reformatted into .boop packages. We look forward to many contributions to come.

Posted 2009-01-12 23:02 by Andrew Plotkin (zarf)

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Posted 2007-10-08 13:00 by Andrew Plotkin (zarf)

Available on the Boodler home page.

  • Added LAME MP3 driver.

  • Updated the ALSA driver to work with the modern Linux API. (Thanks to Jason McBrayer for testing.)

  • Fixed setup script to compile OSS correctly on BSD.

  • Changed the license of the cboodle module (but not the rest of Boodler) to be usable as either GPL or LGPL. (Satisfies the conditions of LAME, which is a GPL library.)

Posted 2007-09-28 23:30 by Andrew Plotkin (zarf)

Available on the Boodler home page.

This is functionally similar to the old 1.5.3 release; it's not the all-dancing all-new system. That's in progress. But I have made serious improvements in the distribution:

  • Boodler is now built and installed with a standard Python distutils script. This alone should make life easier for everybody.

  • Boodler now builds every output module that it can build, instead of just one. You can select an output driver when you run it.

  • New Ogg Vorbis and Shoutcast output drivers, contributed by Aaron Griffith.

  • An output driver which writes straight to stdout. You can pipe this into ices or an equivalent audio streaming client.

  • On the Mac, if you have more than one sound device, you can select any of them for output.

Posted 2007-09-16 21:25 by Andrew Plotkin (zarf)
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