I noticed today that BarTunes was no longer in my menu bar. Launching it caused a brief flicker in the menu bar but the app wouldn’t launch. Who knows how long it’s been gone? It’s one of those apps I use a lot, but only on some days (music days as opposed to radio days). It could be weeks between uses.
Looking at the Console showed some not-very-helpful error messages:
iTunes was already playing music to a couple of Airplay speakers at this point. The reference in the Console to “iTunesPlaylist shuffle” made me wonder if AIrPlay was the problem and switched to playback from only the Mac speakers but that didn’t help. But then I read the latest changelog: “What’s New in Version 1.1.2 – Fixes an issue that would prevent iTunes from quitting”. That was the final clue. Quitting iTunes and launching BarTunes first (BarTunes launches iTunes on its own) seems to avoid the problem. I guess the fix in BarTunes 1.1.2 isn’t quite there yes. I’ve notified the developer.