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WELCOME TO BANSHEE 1.0 Release Candidate 1! (0.99.3) - Released May 30, 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/Releases/0.99.3
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OTHER NOTES
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    These changes were made to ensure that you can run older Banshee releases
    in parallel with new Banshee releases:

    * The location of the user configuration directory for Banshee 1.x changed
      from ~/.config/banshee to ~/.config/banshee-1 (where ~/.config is defined
      by XDG policy)
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    * The base GConf path used for storing settings via the GNOME backend
      changed from /apps/banshee to /apps/banshee-1; an XML configuration file
      will be used if the GNOME backend extension is not installed
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SOURCES / PACKAGES
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Sources
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    * Banshee 0.99.3 Tarballs:
      http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-0.99.3.tar.bz2
      http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-0.99.3.tar.gz
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Packages
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    Packages for openSUSE 11/Factory and openSUSE 10.3 are  available from 
	the openSUSE Build Service in the Banshee:Preview project.
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    * http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Banshee:/Preview/
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ChangeLogs
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    * http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-0.99.3.changes
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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
    * TagLib# (taglib-sharp) 2.0

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    * Required to build default feature stack:
      * libmtp >= 0.2.0 (0.2.6 recommended)
      * ipod-sharp >= 0.8.0

    * Run-time requirements for default feature stack:
      * podsleuth 
      * brasero

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    * Required to build not-enabled-by-default features:
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      * boo >= 0.8.1
      * mono-zeroconf >= 0.7.3

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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 
    Banshee:Preview project. Even if you build from source, if you wish
    to avoid building the entire dependency chain above, add the 
    Banshee:Preview repository to your repository list.

    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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NEW AWESOME FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS
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    Banshee 1.0 RC 1 represents the sixth release since we began rewriting
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    much of the core of Banshee. The primary reasons for this rearchitecting 
    were to deliver much needed performance improvements, make features more
    powerful and mature, and allow us to add awesome new features like the 
    Play Queue and video support.
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    Banshee now uses much less memory and has greatly improved startup speed.
    It can handle collections that are much larger in size without adversely
    affecting application speed or memory usage.
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    These core architectural changes also allowed us to cleanly implement
    many great new features and provides a framework for new features to
    be easily developed in the future.
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    New features in this release include:
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    * New Device Storage Indicator
    * Automatically Grabs all Cover Art
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    Other features, bug fixes, and errata:

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    * Filter for podcasts to only show new items
    * DBus client w/ command line options and lastfm:// and feed:// support
    * File system queue
    * Many drag and drop fixes
    * Improved performance when changing songs
    * Lots of fixes for small but annoying UI gotchas 
    * Over 24 bugs were fixed since Beta 2
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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=0.99.3
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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, Alexander Hixon, Gabriel Burt, James Willcox,
      Michael Monreal, Sebastian Dröge
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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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      Claude Paroz (fr),  Wouter Bolsterlee (nl)
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    The release notes and screenshots for this release were crafted by:
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      Gabriel Burt
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Contributors In Past Releases
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    Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alex Kloss, Alexander Hixon,
    Alexandros Frantzis, Alp Toker, Andy Midgette, Aydemir Ulaş Şahin,
    Ben Maurer, Bertrand Lorentz, Bill Dawson, Bob Copeland, Bojan Rajkovic,
    Brian Nickel, Chris Lahey, Chris Toshok, Chris Turchin, Christian Krause,
    Christopher James Halse Rogers, Dan Wilson, Dan Winship, Daniel Munkton,
    Eric Butler, Fredrik Hedberg, Gabriel Burt, Hans Petter Jansson,
    Igor Guerrero Fonseca, Ilya Konstantinov, Ivan N. Zlatev, James Willcox,
    Jan Arne Petersen, Jason Conti, Jeff Tickle, Jorge Castro, Juri Pakaste,
    Ken Vandine, Larry Ewing, Lauri Kotilainen, Michael Monreal,
    Miguel de Icaza, Mike Urbanski, Nathan Palmer, Nicholas Parker,
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    Oscar Forero, Patrick van Staveren, Pepijn van de Geer, Ruben Vermeersch,
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    Scott Peterson, Sebastian Dröge, Tim Yamin, Trey Ethridge, Will Farrington,
    Wouter Bolsterlee
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