Banshee 1.7.5

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Banshee 1.7.5 is part of the active-development 1.7 series, leading up to a 1.8 maintenance series release in the fall. It contains many new features and a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

New Features Since 1.7.4

GIO/udev-based hardware backend

Our old HAL-based backend still works, but HAL has been deprecated and even removed from some distributions; GIO/udev are the future.

Apple Devices backend with support for iPod/iOS devices

Our ipod-sharp/podsleuth-based backend still exists, but this libgpod based backend is the future. This is its first release, so it should be considered beta quality; please file bugs!

MPRIS v2 support

Audiobooks and Miro Guide extensions enabled by default

Other Enhancements

  • Play menu item in track context menu

  • Amazon affiliate codes for all supported countries

  • "Amazon MP3s" Music smart playlist

  • Miro Guide teaser in Podcasts

  • Zoom support in Amazon MP3 Store and Miro Guide

  • Now Playing simplify mode that declutters the UI

  • Play Queue shuffle action

  • Podcast errors shown to user

  • Better MTP device detection

  • Default smart playlists hidden when empty, for new users

  • New and improved user documentation

Notable Bug Fixes (48 fixed since 1.7.4!)

  • bgo#626786: Prevent crash in search-for-artist when blank

  • bgo#628388: Fix overflow bug with MTP playlists

  • bgo#625683: Fixup checkboxes now clickable

  • bgo#626928: Fetch podcast artwork asap

  • bgo#626791: Catch crashes caused by missing extensions

  • bgo#528383: Re-enable writing video metadata to file

  • bgo#626803: Fix Ogg rating parsing in non-English locales

Banshee has a lot more to offer! Check out the previous major release notes...

Dependencies

  • Mono 1.9.1 (.NET 2.0 Profile / gmcs)

  • SQlite 3.4

  • Gtk# 2.12

  • GStreamer 0.10.13

  • NDesk DBus (ndesk-dbus) 0.5

  • NDesk DBus GLib (ndesk-dbus-glib) 0.3

  • Mono.Addins (mono-addins) 0.3.1

  • TagLib# (taglib-sharp) >= 2.0.3.7

  • Required to build default feature stack:

    • libmtp >= 0.2.0

    • ipod-sharp >= 0.8.5

    • mono-zeroconf >= 0.8.0

    • boo >= 0.8.1

    • webkit-1.0 >= 1.2.2

    • gdata-sharp >= 1.4

    • glib >= 2.22, gio-sharp >= 2.22.2, gtk-sharp-beans >= 2.14.1, gudev-sharp and gkeyfile-sharp

    • libgpod-sharp

  • Run-time requirements for default feature stack:

    • GIO/udev

    • brasero

    • avahi

Community

Contributors For This Release

The following people directly contributed to the release of this version of Banshee. Without their help, there would be no release!

  Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alex Launi, Bertrand Lorentz,
  David Nielsen, Gabriel Burt, Jensen Somers, Paul Cutler, Pete Johanson

The following people contributed updated translations to this release. Without them, our project's reach would be much more limited.

  A S Alam, Andrej Žnidarši?, Benjamín Valero Espinosa, Daniel S. Koda,
  Emmanouel Kapernaros, Fran Diéguez, Kentaro KAZUHAMA, Mario Blättermann,
  Petr Kovar, ??????? ????????????

Contributors In Past Releases

Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alex Bennee, Alex Kloss, Alex Launi,
Alex Mauer, Alexander Hixon, Alexander Kojevnikov, Alexandros Frantzis,
Alp Toker, Anders Petersson, Andrea Cimitan, Andreas Neustifter,
Andreas Nilsson, Andrew Conkling, Andrés G. Aragoneses, Andy Midgette,
Arthur Carli, Arun Raghavan, Aurélien Mino, Aydemir Ula? ?ahin,
Ben Maurer, Benjamín Valero Espinosa, Bertrand Lorentz, Bill Dawson,
Bob Copeland, Bojan Rajkovic, Brad Taylor, Brandon Perry, Brian Lucas,
Brian Nickel, Brian Teague, Chow Loong Jin, Chris Howie, Chris Jones,
Chris Lahey, Chris Toshok, Chris Turchin, Christian Hergert,
Christian Krause, Christoph Burgdorf, Christopher James Halse Rogers,
Claude Paroz, Cody Russell, Cosmin Banu, Dan Wilson, Dan Winship,
Daniel Munkton, Daniel Siegel, David Nielsen, David Spreen, David Stone,
Diego E. Pettenò, Eitan Isaacson, Elena Grassi, Eoin Hennessy,
Eric Butler, Erik Schmidt, Fabian Jost, Felipe Almeida Lessa,
Fernando Casanova, Florent Thoumie, Fredrik Hedberg, Félix Velasco,
Gabriel Burt, Garrett LeSage, Götz Waschk, Haitao Feng,
Hans Petter Jansson, Harold Schreckengost, Iain Lane,
Igor Guerrero Fonseca, Ilya Konstantinov, Ivan N. Zlatev, Jack Deslippe,
Jakub Steiner, James Willcox, Jan Arne Petersen, Jason Conti, Jason Taylor,
Jeff Tickle, Jeff Wheeler, Jensen Somers, Jeroen Budts, Jo Shields,
Johannes Kuhn, John Millikin, Jordi Mas, Jorge Castro, Julien Moutte,
Juri Pakaste, Ján Sokoly, Jérémie Laval, K. Vishnoo Charan Reddy,
Ken Vandine, Kevin Duffus, Konstantin Oshiyko, Larry Ewing,
Lauri Kotilainen, Lukas Lipka, Marijn Ros, Matt Enright, Michael Kaiser,
Michael Martin-Smucker, Michael Monreal, Michael Monreal, Micha? Sawicz,
Miguel de Icaza, Mike Gemünde, Mike Urbanski, Moritz Schallaböck,
Nathan Palmer, Neil Loknath, Nicholas Doyle, Nicholas Parker,
Nicolò Chieffo, Nils Naumann, Oben Sonne, Olivier Duff, Oscar Forero,
Pacho Ramos, Patrick van Staveren, Paul Cutler, Paul Lange, Pavel Antonov,
Pepijn van de Geer, Pete Johanson, Peter de Kraker, Pratik Patel,
Przemys?aw Grzegorczyk, Robin Stocker, Roderich Schupp, Romain Tartière,
Ruben Vermeersch, Ryan Collier, Sandy Armstrong, Scott Peterson,
Sebastian Dröge, Shaun McCance, Tim Yamin, Tobias Mueller, Todd Berman,
Travis Glenn Hansen, Travis Reitter, Trey Ethridge, Valentin Sawadski,
Will Farrington, William Pettersson, Wouter Bolsterlee

Reporting Bugs, Joining the Community

If you encounter any bad behavior with this release, please do not hesitate to file bugs!

We welcome new contributors - developers, translators, artists, writers, support gurus - to join our community. Join us!

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