To begin with, I’ll address the obvious. It’s been nearly five years since the previous release of iFlicks. That is far too long. Furthermore, this release does not encompass what would be expected in that time frame.
Why release at all? Fair question. I’ll attempt to explain.
Since the last version of iFlicks, Mac OS X has seen three major releases and a transition to an entirely new CPU architecture. On a time line, however, iFlicks 1.2 is best placed before any of that occurred. Mac OS X 10.3 and PowerPC processors are still supported.
During that time, the code underlying iFlicks 1.2 has undergone significant changes. Most of these changes are a result of developing frameworks which can be shared among other projects that are currently incubating. In the course of this development, I came to a fork in the road where I could either move forward while stranding iFlicks in the past, or retreat and bring iFlicks into the present.