Banshee 2.1.0

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    Banshee 2.1.0 is the first release in the 2.1 development series leading up
to 2.2.  It brings a significant change in dependency policy.  We will be
dropping legacy dependencies, and bump other deps to recent versions.  To
support users on older distros, we'll publish a Linux bundle.

New Features

eMusic Store

Other Enhancements

  • ArtworkManager: add --fetch-artwork argument

  • bgo#647754: Xperia X12 support

  • bgo#508713: MiniMode: Reduce height of window

  • bgo#648941: Support .spc files

  • bgo#649401: Set UserAgent when doing MusicBrainz queries

Notable Bug Fixes (51 fixed since 2.0!)

  • Windows installer fixes

  • bgo#647059: Fix Remote Daap crash

  • bgo#647089: Daap: Bind to IPAddress.Loopback instead of Any

  • bgo#644648: libbanshee fixes

  • bgo#642113: Change Remote dialog's button from Ok to Add

  • bgo#647144: StreamPositionLabel fixes

  • AmazonMp3.Store: Fix signed-in detection for UK store

  • bgo#633552: AppleDevice: Ensure m4a/mp3 are supported

  • bgo#634647: Have ctrl-a select text in SearchEntry

  • bgo#642140: Last.fm: Close HTTP streams when finished with them

  • bgo#648133: build: Don't delete gnome-doc-utils.make during distclean

  • bgo#647932: DatabaseSource: Fix NRE in SkipTrackIfRemoved

  • bgo#646991: AlbumListView: Fix disappearing option in Preferences

  • bgo#647024: Lastfm: Fix NRE crash

  • bgo#636057: Fix rendering glitch

  • PodcastFeedPropertiesDialog: Fix display of feed URL

  • bgo#648458: PlsPlaylistFormat: Make parsing the header case-insensitive

  • bgo#611489: GStreamer: Use Banshee.IO instead of System.IO

  • bgo#641748: ViewActions: enable eq once we know backend supports it

  • bgo#638889: Banshee.Services: Avoid creating dupes after moves

Packaging Changes

  • HAL dependency dropped

  • ipod-sharp and podsleuth dependencies dropped

  • NDesk.DBus dependency dropped

  • dbus-sharp >= 0.7 and dbus-sharp-glib >= 0.5 required (available from http://mono.github.com/dbus-sharp/)

  • Gtk# >= 2.12.10 required

  • Mono >= 2.4.3 required

  • GStreamer >= 0.10.26 required

  • Various configure flags removed:

    • --disable-ipod

    • --disable-hal

    • --disable-podcasts

  • Banshee releases now hosted on ftp.gnome.org

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

Dependencies

  • Mono 2.4.3 (.NET 2.0 Profile / gmcs)

  • SQlite 3.4

  • Gtk# 2.12

  • GStreamer 0.10.26

  • dbus-sharp 0.7

  • dbus-sharp-glib 0.5

  • Mono.Addins (mono-addins) 0.3.1

  • TagLib# (taglib-sharp) >= 2.0.3.7

  • Required to build default feature stack:

    • libmtp >= 0.2.0

    • mono-zeroconf >= 0.8.0

    • boo >= 0.8.1

    • webkit-1.0 >= 1.2.2

    • gdata-sharp-youtube >= 1.4

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

    • libgpod-sharp >= 0.7.95

  • Run-time requirements for default feature stack:

    • udev

    • media-player-info

    • Brasero >= 0.8.1

    • Avahi

    • gst-plugins-bad (providing the bpmdetect GStreamer plugin)

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!

  Alexander Kojevnikov, Andrés G. Aragoneses, Bertrand Lorentz,
  Chow Loong Jin, Christopher James Halse Rogers, David Nielsen,
  Dustin C. Hatch, Frank Ziegler, Gabriel Burt, Hajime Mizuno,
  Jérémie Laval, Jonas Urth Olsen, Mackenan Grassi, Michael Martin-Smucker,
  Olivier Dufour, Pete Johanson, Rodney Dawes, Sjoerd Simons, Will Thompson

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

  Andrej Žnidarši?, Benjamín Valero, Bruno Brouard, Changwoo Ryu,
  Daniel Korostil, Djavan Fagundes, Fran Diéguez, Gabor Kelemen,
  Hajime Taira, krishnababu k, Kristjan SCHMIDT, Lê Hoàng Ph??ng,
  Mario Blättermann, Marek ?ernocký, Markus Schley, Michael Kotsarinis,
  Nguy?n Thái Ng?c Duy, Rudolfs Mazurs, Wouter Bolsterlee, Yuri Myasoedov

Contributors In Past Releases

    Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alex Bennee, Alex Kloss, Alex Launi,
Alex Mauer, Alex Willmy, Alexander Hixon, Alexander Kojevnikov,
Alexandros Frantzis, Alp Toker, Anders Petersson, Andrea Cimitan,
Andreas Neustifter, Andreas Nilsson, Andrew Conkling,
Andrés G. Aragoneses, Andy Midgette, Aran Cox, 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,
Dougal Stanton, Dustin C. Hatch, Eitan Isaacson, Elena Grassi,
Eoin Hennessy, Eric Butler, Erik Schmidt, Fabian Jost,
Felipe Almeida Lessa, Fernando Casanova, Florent Thoumie, Frank Ziegler,
Fredrik Hedberg, Félix Velasco, Gabriel Burt, Garrett LeSage,
Ghislain Lacroix, Götz Waschk, Haitao Feng, Hajime Mizuno,
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, Jonas Urth Olsen, Jordi Mas, Jorge Castro,
Julien Moutte, Juri Pakaste, Ján Sokoly, Jérémie Laval,
K. Vishnoo Charan Reddy, Ken Vandine, Kentaro KAZUHAMA, Kevin Duffus,
Koichi Akabe, Konstantin Oshiyko, Larry Ewing, Lauri Kotilainen,
Lukas Lipka, Mackenan Grassi, Marijn Ros, Mark Busby, Matt Enright,
Matt Sturgeon, 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 Dufour, 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, Raimo Radczewski,
Robin Stocker, Roderich Schupp, Rodney Dawes, Romain Tartière,
Ruben Vermeersch, Ryan Collier, Samuel Gyger, Sandy Armstrong,
Scott Peterson, Sebastian Dröge, Shaun McCance, Sjoerd Simons, Tim Fisken,
Tim Yamin, Tobias Mueller, Todd Berman, Travis Glenn Hansen,
Travis Reitter, Trey Ethridge, Valentin Sawadski, Will Farrington,
Will Thompson, William Friesen, William Pettersson, Wouter Bolsterlee,
Yuuto Tokunaga, Zhou Ting

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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