What.cd's Gazelle released into alpha: New features ahoy


OiNK pretender What.cd is getting closer to releasing Gazelle, its new “under-the-hood” code that’s set to replace the old TBSource. It was just released into alpha a few hours ago for VIP users; other user classes will have to wait a little while longer.

What.cd appears to be quite confident of Gazelle’s importance and success. The code adds several new features that, until now, have (in part) depended on external scripts. (Yes, I’m alluding to Greasemonkey and OiNKPlus.) If you’re even a casual BitTorrent user you’ll no doubt appreciate the improvements, which include built-into-what.cd artist profiles (above) and torrent grouping. Torrent grouping shows the many different file formats a particular album is available in—very handy if you’re in a hurry and just want to grab a V0 before heading off to do whatever it is you do all day.

Not gonna lie—I’m sorta looking forward to Gazelle. I’ve always felt more “loyal” to What.cd than Waffles.fm for whatever fanboy reason and the site’s been hyping it up like it’s the main event of WrestleMania. I don’t know, What.cd seems to know what it’s doing.