NEWS 7.15 KB
Newer Older
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
1
===============================================================================
2
WELCOME TO BANSHEE 1.2 - Released July 29, 2008
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
3 4
===============================================================================

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
5
  * Banshee is a multimedia management and playback application for GNOME.
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
6

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
7 8 9 10 11
    "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."
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
12

13
  * Learn More: http://banshee-project.org/Releases/1.2
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
14 15 16


===============================================================================
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
17
OTHER NOTES
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
18
===============================================================================
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
19

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
20 21 22 23 24 25
    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)
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
26

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
27 28 29
    * 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
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
30 31


Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
32
===============================================================================
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
33
SOURCES / PACKAGES
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
34
===============================================================================
35

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
36 37
Sources
-------
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
38

39 40 41
    * 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
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
42 43 44

Packages
--------
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
45

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
46
    Packages for openSUSE 11/Factory and openSUSE 10.3 are available from 
47
	the openSUSE Build Service in the Banshee project.
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
48

49
    * http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Banshee/
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
50

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
51 52
ChangeLogs & Checksums
----------------------
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
53

54 55
    * http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-1.2.0.changes
	* http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-1.2.0.sha1sum
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
56

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
57

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
58
===============================================================================
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
59
DEPENDENCIES
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
60
===============================================================================
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
61

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
62 63
    * Mono 1.2.2 (.NET 2.0 Profile / gmcs)
    * SQlite 3.4
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
64
    * Gtk# 2.10
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
65
    * GStreamer 0.10.3
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
66

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
67 68 69 70 71
    * 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

72 73 74
    * Required to build default feature stack:
      * libmtp >= 0.2.0 (0.2.6 recommended)
      * ipod-sharp >= 0.8.0
75
      * mono-zeroconf >= 0.7.3
76 77 78 79

    * Run-time requirements for default feature stack:
      * podsleuth 
      * brasero
80
      * avahi
81

Gabriel Burt's avatar
Gabriel Burt committed
82
    * Required to build not-enabled-by-default features:
83 84
      * boo >= 0.8.1

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
85 86
    Please note that for openSUSE, all of the dependencies above can be 
    found in the openSUSE Build Service, and are linked into the 
87
    Banshee project. Even if you build from source, if you wish
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
88
    to avoid building the entire dependency chain above, add the 
89
    Banshee repository to your repository list.
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
90 91 92 93 94 95 96

    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.
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
97

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
98 99

===============================================================================
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
100
NEW AWESOME FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
101 102
===============================================================================

Gabriel Burt's avatar
Gabriel Burt committed
103 104
    Banshee 1.2 builds on the momentum from Banshee 1.0, adding several big
    features and fixing many annoyances and long standing bugs.
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
105

106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113
    Big features in this release include:

      * 10-band Equalizer
      * Internet Radio
      * Music Recommendations
      * DAAP Client
      * Playlist Importing (.pls, .m3u)
      * Multi-Artist (Compilation) Album Support
Gabriel Burt's avatar
Gabriel Burt committed
114 115
      * Manual Reordering of Playlists and Play Queue
      * Amarok migration works (including ratings, playcounts, and podcasts)
116 117 118

    Other features, bug fixes, and errata:

119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127
      * More robust parsing of podcast (RSS) files
      * Find and use cover art from the album folder (cover.jpg, etc)
      * Fetch covers from Last.fm if can't find using the existing providers
      * Lots of small UI tweaks/fixes
      * Better performance (start up time, memory usage, searching, etc)
      * Disable the screensaver when in fullscreen mode
      * Don't trigger cover art scan just because item played/skipped
      * Fix issues with importing and playing files in folders named Music*

Gabriel Burt's avatar
Gabriel Burt committed
128
      * Over 75 bugs were fixed since 1.0
Gabriel Burt's avatar
Gabriel Burt committed
129

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
130

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
131 132 133 134 135 136 137
===============================================================================
REPORT BUGS - HELP THE PROJECT - GROW THE COMMUNITY
===============================================================================

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

138
    * http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=banshee&version=1.2.0
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
139

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
140 141

===============================================================================
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
142
VALUED BANSHEE CONTRIBUTORS
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
143 144
===============================================================================

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
145
Contributors For This Release
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
146 147
-----------------------------

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
148 149
    The following people directly contributed to the release of this version
    of Banshee. Without their help, there would be no release!
Gabriel Burt's avatar
Gabriel Burt committed
150

151 152 153 154
      Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alexander Hixon, Alex Launi,
      Arthur Carli, Bertrand Lorentz, Christopher Rogers, Fabian Jost,
      Gabriel Burt, James Willcox, Michael Kaiser, Peter de Kraker,
      Sandy Armstrong, Sebastian Dröge, Todd Berman
Gabriel Burt's avatar
Gabriel Burt committed
155 156 157 158

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

159
      Andre Klapper, Benjamín Valero Espinosa, 甘露(Lu Gan)
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
160

Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
161 162
Contributors In Past Releases
-----------------------------
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
163

164 165 166 167 168 169 170
    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,
    Christopher James Halse Rogers, Christopher Rogers, Chris Toshok,
    Chris Turchin, Daniel Munkton, Dan Wilson, Dan Winship, Eric Butler,
    Fabian Jost, Fredrik Hedberg, Gabriel Burt, Hans Petter Jansson,
171 172
    Igor Guerrero Fonseca, Ilya Konstantinov, Ivan N. Zlatev, James Willcox,
    Jan Arne Petersen, Jason Conti, Jeff Tickle, Jorge Castro, Juri Pakaste,
173 174 175 176 177
    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,
178
    Wouter Bolsterlee
Aaron Bockover's avatar
Aaron Bockover committed
179