Commit 0bd9ebbd authored by Gabriel Burt's avatar Gabriel Burt

Update NEWS

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WELCOME TO BANSHEE 1.0 Release Candidate 1! (0.99.3) - Released May 30, 2008
WELCOME TO BANSHEE 1.0 - Released June 5, 2008
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* Banshee is a multimedia management and playback application for GNOME.
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experience automatic cover art fetching as you listen; and easily browse,
search, and control your media collection."
* Learn More: http://banshee-project.org/Releases/0.99.3
* Learn More: http://banshee-project.org/Releases/1.0
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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
* Banshee 1.0 Tarballs:
http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-1.0.tar.bz2
http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-1.0.tar.gz
Packages
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ChangeLogs
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* http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-0.99.3.changes
* http://banshee-project.org/files/banshee/banshee-1-1.0.changes
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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
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.
Banshee 1.0 is the culmination of many months of hard work by dozens of
people.
Banshee now uses much less memory and has greatly improved startup speed.
It can handle collections that are much larger in size without adversely
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New features in this release include:
* New Device Storage Indicator
* Automatically Grabs all Cover Art
* Artist/Album Browser
* Powerful new query/search capabilities
* Playback from a dedicated source while interacting with other sources
* Play Queue taking control of playback over other sources when populated
* Tightly integrated Last.fm and Audioscrobbler support
* Create your own custom Last.fm radio stations to suit your tastes
* Video management and playback
* Now Playing source where video plays and info on playing songs will appear
* Audio CD playback and ripping
* Mass Storage Digital Audio Player support
* MTP and iPod Player Support
* Default Smart Playlists
* Extension Manager
* Minimode extension
* Podcast Support
* Automatic CD Importing
* CD Burning
* New Device Storage Indicator
* Automatically Grabs all Cover Art
Other features, bug fixes, and errata:
* 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
* Play Count, Skip Count, Last Played, and Last Skipped all now kept up to date
* Allow editing of artist and album names
* Start playing when artist or album browser is double clicked
* Bookmarks extension is now available
* Date-based searches and smart playlists should be working much better
* Initialize the translation Catalog so translations can actually be used
* Improved support for dark themes
* Use XDG_CACHE_HOME directory for cache files
* The main view now respects your system DPI settings and
has seen massive performance improvements.
* Jump to playing song is now implemented (Ctrl-J)
* The Last.fm data screen has some visual improvements.
* The repeat drop down button now works.
* Fullscreen video is now supported (press f or go to Now Playing)
* Banshee can be scripted using Boo
* Improved gstreamer error handling (for missing files, codecs, etc)
* A bug with play counts introduced in Alpha 3 has been fixed
* Writing metadata to file is working properly now
* Issues with the play queue should all be resolved
* Limiting smart playlists by file size or duration works
* Shuffle and repeat are automatically disabled while playing Last.fm
* Genre entry autocompletes in track information editor
* Columns specific to type of source (Music, Video, Podcast)
* Fix CPU spike triggered by song transition
* Fix two fairly common segfault crashes
* Add File Size column, right-align it and Duration
* Disable writing metadata for videos to file to avoid 100% CPU bug
* Add Love/Hate menu items to the Notification Area icon's menu
* If a Last.fm station is double clicked, it will start playing once it has loaded
* Allow choosing with checkboxes what songs to import from Audio CD
* 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 260 bugs were fixed since 0.13.2
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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!
* http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=banshee&version=0.99.3
* http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=banshee&version=1.0
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......@@ -146,18 +196,26 @@ 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!
Aaron Bockover, Alexander Hixon, Gabriel Burt, James Willcox,
Michael Monreal, Sebastian Dröge
Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alex Kloss, Alexander Hixon,
Bertrand Lorentz, Christopher Rogers, Gabriel Burt, James Willcox,
Michael Monreal, Mike Urbanski, Nicholas Parker, Ruben Vermeersch,
Scott Peterson, Sebastian Dröge, Will Farrington Wouter Bolsterlee
The following people contributed updated translations to this release.
Without them, our project's reach would be much more limited.
Claude Paroz (fr), Wouter Bolsterlee (nl)
Artur Flinta, Claude Paroz, Daniel Abramov, Daniel Nylander,
Duarte Loreto, Gabor Kelemen, Ignacio Casal Quinteiro, Ihar Hrachyshka,
Ilkka Tuohela, Jonh Wendell, Jordi Mas, Jorge Gonzalez,
Lasse Bang Mikkelsen, Luca Ferretti, Nickolay V. Shmyrev,
Philipp Kerling, Philip Withnall, Wadim Dziedzic, Wouter Bolsterlee,
Yair Hershkovitz, Žygimantas Beručka,
The release notes and screenshots for this release were crafted by:
Gabriel Burt
Aaron Bockover, Gabriel Burt, Jorge Castro, Josiah Ritchie,
Paul Cutler, Scott Peterson
Contributors In Past Releases
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Oscar Forero, Patrick van Staveren, Pepijn van de Geer, Ruben Vermeersch,
Scott Peterson, Sebastian Dröge, Tim Yamin, Trey Ethridge, Will Farrington,
Wouter Bolsterlee
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