Drifta client 1.3.1 released : Includes Mac OS X client?

Posted on June 08, 2011

DSTV Drifta client version 1.3.1 has now been released.  This time there is no associated firmware update. Compared to version 1.2.11 there is one interesting difference.

When opening up the .zip file downloaded, there are two folders

  • Decoder_1.3.1

Not having a Mac I wasn’t able to install this and see whether there is relief to those Mac users out there who have been begging DSTV to provide a Mac client without any luck. Someone want to give it a go and see if it works?

Update : After a bit of googling and playing with the zip file it seems that the .ZIP was created on a Mac, and OSX creates the _MACOSX as a internal (hidden Mac) file for storing attributes. Sadly doesn’t seem to actually contain the OS X installer. False alarm, damn. Bit of a stretch to assume that the developer is using a Mac and therefore a Mac version is soon to be delivered, but hey, we can hope.

Update 2 : I have seen and played with the OS X version. It is real, it is coming soon :)  Little more info here : http://j-j.co.za/2011/09/a-most-interesting-hour-with-the-dstv-mobile-team/

Other than the MacOSx folder, the Windows installer folder now has a .DS_Store file in it (haven’t yet worked out the purpose of this – another OS X hidden file it seems) and the windows decoder.exe has been updated (Dated 27/5/2011). There are no firmware or any other changes.

You can download the new version here : http://apps.dstvmobile.com/decoder/windows/Decoder_1.3.1.zip

P.S. There is also a new version of the iOS client available on iTunes (V1.01.02). The FAQ section has been updated with a link to a patched version to allow it to work on Jailbreak devices.

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