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WELCOME TO BANSHEE 1.2 - Released July 29, 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/1.2.0/
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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 1.2 Tarballs:
      http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-1.2.0.tar.bz2
      http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-1.2.0.tar.gz
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Packages
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    Packages for openSUSE 11/Factory and openSUSE 10.3 are available from 
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	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://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-1.2.0.changes
	* http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-1.2.0.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
    * 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
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      * mono-zeroconf >= 0.7.3
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      * boo >= 0.8.1
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    * Run-time requirements for default feature stack:
      * podsleuth 
      * brasero
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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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NEW AWESOME FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS
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    Banshee 1.2 builds on the momentum from Banshee 1.0, adding several big
    features and fixing many annoyances and long standing bugs.
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    Big features in this release include:

      * 10-band Equalizer
      * Internet Radio
      * Music Recommendations
      * DAAP Client
      * Playlist Importing (.pls, .m3u)
      * Multi-Artist (Compilation) Album Support
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      * Manual Reordering of Playlists and Play Queue
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      * Amarok migration (including ratings, playcounts, and podcasts)
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    Other features, bug fixes, and errata:

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      * More robust parsing of podcast (RSS) files
      * Find and use cover art from the album folder (cover.jpg, etc)
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      * Add Last.fm as a cover art provider
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      * The last playback source is used when the Play Queue is empty
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      * Better performance (start up time, memory usage, searching, etc)
      * Disable the screensaver when in fullscreen mode
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      * Much improved performance and UI for automatic cover art fetching
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      * Fix issues with importing and playing files in folders named Music*

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      * Over 80 bugs were fixed since 1.0
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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=1.2.0
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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, Alex Launi,
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      Arthur Carli, Bertrand Lorentz, Christopher Halse Rogers, Fabian Jost,
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      Gabriel Burt, James Willcox, Michael Kaiser, Peter de Kraker,
      Sandy Armstrong, Sebastian Dröge, Todd Berman
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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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      Andre Klapper, Benjamín Valero Espinosa, Djihed Afifi,
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      甘露(Lu Gan), Wouter Bolsterlee
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Contributors In Past Releases
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    Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alexander Hixon, Alexandros Frantzis,
    Alex Kloss, Alex Launi, Alp Toker, Andy Midgette, Arthur Carli,
    Aydemir Ulaş Şahin, Ben Maurer, Bertrand Lorentz, Bill Dawson,
    Bob Copeland, Bojan Rajkovic, Brian Nickel, Chris Lahey, Christian Krause,
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    Christopher Halse Rogers, Chris Toshok,
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    Chris Turchin, Daniel Munkton, Dan Wilson, Dan Winship, Eric Butler,
    Fabian Jost, Fredrik Hedberg, Gabriel Burt, Hans Petter Jansson,
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    Igor Guerrero Fonseca, Ilya Konstantinov, Ivan N. Zlatev, James Willcox,
    Jan Arne Petersen, Jason Conti, Jeff Tickle, Jorge Castro, Juri Pakaste,
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    Ken Vandine, Larry Ewing, Lauri Kotilainen, Michael Kaiser,
    Michael Monreal, Miguel de Icaza, Mike Urbanski, Nathan Palmer,
    Nicholas Parker, Oscar Forero, Patrick van Staveren, Pepijn van de Geer,
    Peter de Kraker, Ruben Vermeersch, Sandy Armstrong, Scott Peterson,
    Sebastian Dröge, Tim Yamin, Todd Berman, Trey Ethridge, Will Farrington,
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    Wouter Bolsterlee
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