I just built revision 990 and so far most things seem shiny. I have a few feedbacks/comments:
* Building was really great. I'm not a programmer and this was the first time I've used either svn or Xcode and everything went smoothly. That's saying something, I think. However, there were 914 'warnings' when I built Max in Xcode, just curious if this is normal?
* MusicBrainz tagging is wonderful! The loss of composer/genre information is not a problem, as these were rarely very accurate before and so I usually enter my own anyway. Having the year entered automatically would be nice, but I can understand not -- entering it from the cd case is no problem anyway. The tooltips for the MusicBrainz preference tab should changed from FreeDB.
* There was one small problem I had with the MB album information. When I was importing Nóirín Ní Riain - The Darkest Midnight, Max tagged the artist as 'Noirin NiRiain' instead. I'm not sure if Max is just stripping out the accents or whether it came from the artist alias's
page or what.
* At first I was a little confused where the 'Output' tab from the preferences had gone until I found it in Tools > Settings. Then because it could only be selected when a cd dialog was open I was a little confused whether the settings were stored on an individual cd basis. Finally I got all straightened out. I'm with krmathis on moving them all back to the preferences.
Having some Ripper settings in Preferences and other ones in Ripper->Settings makes no sense to me. I suggest you either move them all to Ripper->Settings, or return them to Preferences.
It would also be great to open Ripper->Setting without having a CD in the drive.
Also, I think file naming (in the Tools > Settings > Naming tab) should be the same for both converting and ripping, instead of separate for both.
* I ripped three cds (one to Flac, one to mp3 and one to Ogg Vorbis) and they all ripped faster than Max 0.6.1. Converting seemed to go faster compared to Max 0.6.1 as well. Superb.
Thanks for the continued work, Max is already the best Mac audio ripping/converting program, and it just keeps getting better.