And now for something completely different. I released a bug fix update to “Wii Transfer”:http://www.riverfold.com/software/wiitransfer/ last night, the first in over a year. It doesn’t have some of the bigger things I’d like to finish for the app, but it does have an important bug fix to Mii rendering.
At some point in a recent update to Safari or Mac OS X, Miis started appearing blank in Wii Transfer. These are rendered in an offscreen window using Flash, then saved as thumbnails in Wii Transfer with the option to export a JPEG. The fix — for reasons I’m still not clear on — was to switch to using NSBitmapImageRep’s cacheDisplayInRect instead of initWithFocusedViewRect. Needless to say, customers were frustrated that this was no longer working, and I’m sorry I didn’t take care of the problem more quickly.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the future of Wii Transfer and its companion “@wii”:http://twitter.com/wii Twitter account. This little Mac app is overdue for a rename and refocused feature set.