QMC2 0.66 has been released. It’s synced with MAME 0.176 which was released earlier today!
Besides some more or less important bug-fixes and nice improvements related to building with system-provided zlib and/or minizip libraries (instead of using the built-in ones), work has been started on a long-awaited new feature called filtered custom views. While the views actually already run mostly fine (and are super-fast) it’s still incomplete. Most importantly the actual filtering doesn’t work yet, and it’s missing a tree mode (flat mode only right now). Because of this, the relevant code is WIP-ified at the moment, which means that you will not be able to try this feature in official builds (if you would like to test it, you’d have to build QMC2 from source and specify
WIP=1 on the
make command line).
You’ll also find a new database in QMC2’s configuration folder which is used to feed these views (
<config_path>/mame-machine-list.db). This so called machine list database will automatically be (re)created each time the machine list cache is refreshed (also in official builds). Long-term it will likely replace the machine list cache (file) completely.
The source code is now available in the download section. As always, expect updated binary packages within the next few hours and days.
The QMC2 dev-team