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WELCOME TO BANSHEE 1.3.0 - Released September 11, 2008
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  * Banshee is a multimedia management and playback application for GNOME.
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    "Import, organize, and discover new music with Banshee through its simple
    and powerful interface and wide array of innovative features. Create 
    your own radio stations or listen to a friends' through Last.fm integration;
    experience automatic cover art fetching as you listen; and easily browse,
    search, and control your media collection."
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  * Learn More: http://banshee-project.org/download/archives/1.3.0/
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  * UNSTABLE RELEASE: This release is from the 1.3.x development series, and
    works towards a future 1.4.0 stable release. Certain features may be
    incomplete or unstable. Use this release at your own risk.

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NEW AWESOME FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS
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    Banshee 1.3.0 is the first release in the new development series leading
    up to a future 1.4.0 stable release.

    Major new features for this release:

      * Vastly improved portable media player support:
        - Real media player synchronization is now supported, along with the
          classic ability to manually manage portable media players
        - Playlists and Smart Playlists can now be saved to media players
        - Cover art now syncs to USB mass storage devices

      * Library rescanning - Banshee can now detect newly added, removed,
        and relocated files and update its collection

      * Option to rename files and folders when metadata changes

      * Collection indexer service and DBus API - allows third party
        applications like GNOME Do, Beagle, and Tangerine to create their
        own queryable indexes of Banshee's collection, or query Banshee's
        collection in real time
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      * Flat-file playlists can now be opened from the command line/nautilus

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      * Podcasting improvements

      * New flashy Now Playing UI for displaying cover art

      * ReplayGain support

      * Improved album and podcast browser speed

      * Offline mode - control whether Banshee is able to access the Web
        for extra metadata and other features

      * Banshee will now ask if it should be the default media player

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      * Support for BPM, Grouping, BitRate, Conductor, DiscCount, and
        IsCompilation reading, writing, columns, and searching.

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    Notable bug fixes:
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      * Drag and Drop to Nautilus works again (BGO #535128) 
      * Improved support for dark themes (BGO #544840)
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      * Improved ASX support (BGO #545646)
      * Fix performance bug with loading USB Mass Storage DAPs (BGO #548254)
      * Fix bug with the DAP usage bar being filtered (BGO #537366)
      * Fix performance issue with album and podcast browsers (BGO #547628)
      * Fix lots of threading/freezing issues
      * Fix lots of avoidable crashes
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      * 64 bugs were closed since 1.2.1
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SOURCES / PACKAGES
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Sources
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    * Banshee 1.3.0 Tarballs:
      http://download.banshee-project.org/banshee/banshee-1-1.3.0.tar.bz2
      http://download.banshee-project.org/banshee/banshee-1-1.3.0.tar.gz
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Packages
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    Packages for openSUSE 11.0, openSUSE 10.3, and openSUSE Factory are 
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    available from the openSUSE Build Service in the Banshee project.
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    * http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Banshee/
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ChangeLogs & Checksums
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    * http://download.banshee-project.org/banshee/banshee-1-1.3.0.changes
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    * http://download.banshee-project.org/banshee/banshee-1-1.3.0.sha1sum
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DEPENDENCIES
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    * Mono 1.2.2 (.NET 2.0 Profile / gmcs)
    * SQlite 3.4
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    * Gtk# 2.10
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    * GStreamer 0.10.3
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    * NDesk DBus (ndesk-dbus) 0.5
    * NDesk DBus GLib (ndesk-dbus-glib) 0.3
    * Mono.Addins (mono-addins) 0.3.1
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    * TagLib# (taglib-sharp) 2.0.3.0
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    * Required to build default feature stack:
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      * libmtp >= 0.2.0 and < 0.3.0 (0.2.6 recommended)
        * Note to packagers: since libmtp has different .so files for
          different versions, you need to require in your package the same
          version of libmtp you used to build Banshee.
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      * ipod-sharp >= 0.8.1
      * mono-zeroconf >= 0.8.0
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      * boo >= 0.8.1
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    * Run-time requirements for default feature stack:
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      * PodSleuth (0.6.3)
      * Brasero   (0.8.1)
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      * Avahi
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    Please note that for openSUSE, all of the dependencies above can be 
    found in the openSUSE Build Service, and are linked into the 
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    Banshee project. Even if you build from source, if you wish
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    to avoid building the entire dependency chain above, add the 
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    Banshee repository to your repository list.
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    Historically, Banshee has fostered development of a number of projects
    and bundled their source code instead of depending on external builds.
    Many of these dependencies have matured and grown into well maintained
    projects on their own, and we are now depending on them externally. We
    waited to remove the bundles long enough to allow for distributions to
    ship packages to reduce the pain of building Banshee.
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REPORT BUGS - HELP THE PROJECT - GROW THE COMMUNITY
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    If you encounter any bad behavior with this release, please do not
    hesitate to file bugs!

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    * http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=banshee&version=1.3.0
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VALUED BANSHEE CONTRIBUTORS
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Contributors For This Release
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    The following people directly contributed to the release of this version
    of Banshee. Without their help, there would be no release!
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      Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alexander Hixon, Andrés G. Aragoneses,
      Bertrand Lorentz, Bob Copeland, Brad Taylor, Chris Howie, David Spreen,
      Eric Butler, Félix Velasco, Gabriel Burt, Iain Lane, James Willcox,
      Ruben Vermeersch, Pacho Ramos, Sandy Armstrong
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    The following people contributed updated translations to this release. 
    Without them, our project's reach would be much more limited.

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      Ankitkumar Patel, Daniel Nylander, Gianvito Cavasoli,
      Ignacio Casal Quinteiro, Tomasz Dominikowski, Žygimantas Beručka
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Contributors In Past Releases
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    Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alexander Hixon, Alexandros Frantzis,
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    Alex Kloss, Alex Launi, Alp Toker, Andrés G. Aragoneses, Andy Midgette,
    Arthur Carli, Aydemir Ulaş Şahin, Benjamín Valero Espinosa, Ben Maurer,
    Bertrand Lorentz, Bill Dawson, Bob Copeland, Bojan Rajkovic, Brad Taylor,
    Brian Nickel, Brian Teague, Chris Howie, Chris Lahey, Christian Krause,
    Christopher Halse Rogers, Chris Toshok, Chris Turchin, Daniel Munkton,
    Dan Wilson, Dan Winship, David Spreen, Eric Butler, Fabian Jost,
    Félix Velasco, Fredrik Hedberg, Gabriel Burt, Hans Petter Jansson, 
    Iain Lane, Igor Guerrero Fonseca, Ilya Konstantinov, Ivan N. Zlatev,
    James Willcox, Jan Arne Petersen, Jason Conti, Jeff Tickle, Jorge Castro,
    Jo Shields, Juri Pakaste, Ken Vandine, Larry Ewing, Lauri Kotilainen,
    Michael Kaiser, Michael Monreal, Miguel de Icaza, Mike Urbanski,
    Nathan Palmer, Nicholas Parker, Oscar Forero, Pacho Ramos, 
    Patrick van Staveren, Pepijn van de Geer, Peter de Kraker, 
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    Ruben Vermeersch, Sandy Armstrong, Scott Peterson, Sebastian Dröge,
    Tim Yamin, Todd Berman, Trey Ethridge, Will Farrington, Wouter Bolsterlee
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