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I made a simple Rainmeter that displays the current changelog date along with it's top 5 entries which updates every hour.
Just wanted a better way of tracking changes instead of going to the site or being caught by surprise with osu!'s updater, figured I'd post it for those who may find it useful. It should stand the test of time as long as peppy doesn't change the changelog's html layout & formatting.

DOWNLOAD: http://puu.sh/5ot66.rmskin




*Note there have been changes to Rainmeters web parser so those wanting to use this please update Rainmeter to its current version as I cannot guarantee it will work on versions below 2.3.3
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This is so cool.
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ADDED: A Selectable quick search meter that allows you to search the following osu! content.
osu! Beatmaps
osu! Username
osu!'s Google Search
The osu! Wiki

Note: I didnt put too much thought into stylizing the meters I just wanted to get them working so at some point I plan on doing something to make it more compact.
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You might find this easier to use: http://osu.ppy.sh/feed/changelog/
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peppy wrote:

You might find this easier to use: http://osu.ppy.sh/feed/changelog/
Yea that would be more efficient now but there is a backstory using that page where I had problems that traced back to rainmeters web parser which now works but in the middle of finding out I wrote it out for the main changelog page.

Suppose I'll wait for it to break or when I get bored to redo it :P
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fair enough :P.
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GodDAMMIT I'm already obsessive enough about checking the changelog. If I have it right in front of me on my desktop I'll be compulsively looking over at it every 10 seconds!

Good thing I've still been too lazy to actually set-up Rainmeter...
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Derekku wrote:

GodDAMMIT I'm already obsessive enough about checking the changelog. If I have it right in front of me on my desktop I'll be compulsively looking over at it every 10 seconds!

Good thing I've still been too lazy to actually set-up Rainmeter...
You could set it to update every 10sec's but that might get you blocked for doing too many requests XD
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Just when I went on the computer to get more rainmeter stuff, I just happen to check the forums. Ty.
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Thanks a lot :D
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I use rainmeter and I love this.

but can't you make a simpler black window?
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This is nice, by the way bring back "Live Feed" please :(.
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theowest wrote:

I have rainmeter and I love this.

but can't you make a simpler black window?
Well I have no real motivation or desire to do anything more with it since all I wanted was just the changelog (search was just a bonus) and it does the job.
The size was chosen to best display all of the entry without getting clipped while still being readable, If all you wanted was to be just black then just edit the background since everything but text is just one whole image. Also you can always do the task of doing it your way to where you like by tinkering with the ini file.

I did think of doing another meter as an update where it shows more info and collapsible but im still sitting on the idea since osu! isnt a shining example of being a static site so I would need to keep up with it and im far too lazy for that XD. On top of that it required rainmeter beta to get rid of some html porn in the announcements which im sure a few users wouldnt be too fond of using.

Bass wrote:

This is nice, by the way bring back "Live Feed" please :(.
What do you mean by this?
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That was rather directed to peppy, but it was place where you could track all user's actions like gotten rank on song, etc.
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people should make skins for it
also now I really want to use rainmeter again asdfgh
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Minor update:
-Changelog URL switch
-Regex edits to accommodate new URL's HTML
-Font weight changed along with width shortened
-Small optimization by adding update dividers (negligible)
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Update:
-Made minimalistic
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