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WELCOME TO BANSHEE 1.6.0 - Released March 31, 2010
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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
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    and powerful interface and wide array of innovative features. Create
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    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/1.6.0
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NEW AWESOME FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS
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    Banshee 1.6 is a stable release, the culmination of a year's work.  There
    are so many new features, bug fixes, and polish in this release, we won't
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    be able to do it all justice in these notes, but we'll try.  These notes
    aggregate the highlights from the 1.5 series releases.
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    New Features Since 1.4:
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      * Play Queue Auto DJ keeps the tunes coming

          Keep your Play Queue filled with endless music, selected randomly
          by artist, album, song, rating, or score mode.

      * Sync device from playlist option
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          Either manually manage what files are added/removed to your device,
          or choose a playlist to sync from.  You can make a size-limited smart
          playlist to sync just the right amount to your device.
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      * Grid View

          We are debuting a new grid mode for our custom list widget, visible
          in the modified Album browser.  It will be used for Videos,
          Audiobooks, and more in future releases.

      * Banshee Community Extensions

          A new sub-project named Banshee Community Extensions has been
          created.  Its code is hosted on Gitorious, and its bugs tracked
          in bugzilla.gnome.org.  It already contains 9 extensions, including
          AlarmClock, Lyrics, and Mirage, and has 15 maintainers.  Its releases
          track Banshee's; for more information, see

            http://banshee-project.org/download/extensions/

      * Type-ahead find in track, artist, and album lists

          An alternative to filtering, type-ahead find jumps you to the first
          track to match your query.  Activate with shift+/, cancel with Esc,
          and jump to next match with F3.  In track list it matches against
          artist, album, or title.

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      * Automatic Scoring
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          Songs now have scores, updated as you play and skip.  The score
          can be used in searches and smart playlists, and serve as a basis
          for ratings.
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      * New Shuffle Modes

          Shuffle by artist or album let you listen to everything by an artist
          or on an album before jumping to a new random artist or album.
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          Shuffle by rating or score lets you shuffle through your songs, with
          higher rated or scored tracks being more likely to play.
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      * Audiobooks library extension

          Rough first version, main benefits are separating your books from
          your music and defining a different file system organization.  In
          future versions we plan to add intuitive bookmarking and a better
          browsing experience.  Enable in Extensions tab of Preferences.

      * Library-folder watcher extension

          Watches your libraries' folders for added, renamed, or deleted
          files, and updates your libraries appropriately.  Requires
          Mono >= 2.4.3.  Enable in Extensions tab of Preferences.

      * eMusic importer/downloader extension

          If you have purchased music from eMusic and have a .emx file, Banshee
          will download and import the music files for you.  Select
          'eMusic Files' from the normal Media > Import Media dialog. Enable
          in Extensions tab of Preferences.

      * GIO file backend, supports non-local files

          This backend uses the GIO library to support importing local files
          and network-share files alike.  Requires glib >= 2.22 and Gio#.

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      * Internet Archive extension
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          Search and stream content from the Internet Archive's vast store of
          media, including 70,000 concerts and 200,000 videos.  Enable it in
          the Extensions tab of the Preferences dialog.
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      * YouTube Extension
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          This extension shows YouTube videos in the Context Pane related to
          what you're playing, and lets you watch them within Banshee.  You
          can enable it in the Extensions tab of the Preferences dialog.

      * Improved Metadata Handling
      
          Banshee is now able to read and write rating and playcount
          information contained in your media files. Enable this option
          in Preferences.

          Searching and smart playlists use unicode-aware case-insensitive
          search; i.e. n matches Ñ and vice-versa, and similarly smart sorting.

          Artist/album/track sort fields are now supported, the License URI
          field is now exposed and Creative Commons aware, and the BPM field
          is exposed with an option to calculate it for all songs.

      * Gapless Playback
      * Optional cover art in lower-left corner
      * Cover art editable via drag-and-drop and right-click
      * Playing song kept visible in the track list
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      * Separate library locations for Music, Video, and Podcast
      * iTunes and Rhythmbox library/metadata importers

    Enhancements:

      * More devices supported:
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        - Android: Nexus One, Desire, Galaxy, Droid, Pulse
        - Other: Palm Pre, Nokia N900
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      * Improve search responsiveness on large libraries
      * Play Queue item count, size, duration now ignores old tracks
      * Muinshee fixes: disable Auto-DJ, allow reordering, hide previous song
      * Wikipedia context pane extension enabled by default
      * Add tooltip to playback error column
      * Enable 'Delete From Drive' action in File System Queue
      * Coverart for unicode artist/albums now supported
      * Dropped glade-sharp dep; GNOME 3.0 ready
      * Add columns showing track sample rate and bits per sample
      * Option to sort an artist's albums by year, not title
      * Allow seeking in DAAP streams
      * Additional tokens for file system organization (bgo#489861)
      * Cleaner track change notification popup (bgo#565453)
      * Move Last.fm settings to the preferences dialog
      * Keyboard shortcut (ESC) to clear the search box (BGO #558938)
      * Expose LAME's "preset" option (BGO #563303)
      * Better support for devices running Rockbox
      * Set video sync folder for Android and WebOS devices
      * Auto-completion for composer, conductor, grouping and copyright (BGO #592129)
      * Added the 'comment' search filter (BGO #380524)
      * Selectable song properties (BGO #586106)
      * Show a tooltip in track editor when the property is truncated (BGO #589782)
      * Support importing/exporting XSPF playlists
      * Support loading ASF playlists (BGO #545646)
      * Whitelist .spx, 669, it, med, mod, mol, mtm, nst, s3m, stm, ult, wow, xm, and xnm (BGO #580014)
      * Source-specific preferences, accessible via Preferences dialog and via sources' context menu
      * Much improved child source sorting - live, persistent, with group-by-type option
      * Podcast espisode details tabs in track information/editor
      * Can rename podcasts
      * Can unsubscribe/download/refresh multiple podcasts at a time
      * New 'Creative Commons' default Last.fm station
      * New Refresh button for Last.fm stations
      * More accurate seeking with click/DnD, can use mouse scrollwheel
      * Make it easier to edit and reset ratings
      * Add mnemonics to track editor fields and import dialog
      * Make previous button go back if less than 4 seconds into a song

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SOURCES / PACKAGES
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Sources
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    * Banshee 1.6.0 Tarballs:
      http://download.banshee-project.org/banshee/stable/1.6.0/banshee-1-1.6.0.tar.bz2
      http://download.banshee-project.org/banshee/stable/1.6.0/banshee-1-1.6.0.tar.gz
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Packages
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    Download and installation information is available here:

    * http://banshee-project.org/download/

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    Packages for openSUSE 11.2, openSUSE 11.1, openSUSE 11.0 and
    openSUSE Factory are available from the openSUSE Build Service in the
    Banshee project.
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    * http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Banshee/
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    Binaries for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6:
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    * http://download.banshee-project.org/banshee/banshee-1-1.6.0.macosx.intel.dmg
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ChangeLogs & Checksums
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    * http://download.banshee-project.org/banshee/stable/1.6.0/banshee-1-1.6.0.changes
    * http://download.banshee-project.org/banshee/stable/1.6.0/banshee-1-1.6.0.sha256sum
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DEPENDENCIES
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    * Mono 1.9.1 (.NET 2.0 Profile / gmcs)
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    * SQlite 3.4
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    * Gtk# 2.12
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    * GStreamer 0.10.12
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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) >= 2.0.3.7
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    * Required to build default feature stack:
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      * libmtp >= 0.2.0
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        * 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 >= 0.8.5
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      * mono-zeroconf >= 0.8.0
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      * boo >= 0.8.1
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      * GIO support requires glib >= 2.22, gio-sharp and gtk-sharp-beans
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      * Library Watcher extension requires Mono >= 2.4.3
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      * Accessibilty for ListView and Rating widgets requires Gtk# >= 2.12.10
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      * Wikipedia extensions requires webkit-sharp-1.0 >= 0.2
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      * YouTube extension requires gdata-sharp-core and
        gdata-sharp-youtube >= 1.4
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    * Run-time requirements for default feature stack:
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      * PodSleuth >= 0.6.6
      * Brasero >= 0.8.1
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      * Avahi
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      * gst-plugins-bad (providing the bpmdetect GStreamer plugin)
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    Packagers:
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      * --with-vendor-build-id=<foo> should always be set and detail the distro
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        name and version (e.g. openSUSE 11.1), and the repository origin, such
        as 'Banshee Team PPA'; for example, the %distribution macro is used in
        the openSUSE Build Service, which expands to something like this:
        'home:gabrielburt:branches:Banshee / openSUSE_Factory'; also the
        build/configure time is stored along with the host OS and CPU

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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://banshee-project.org/contribute/file-bugs
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    * http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=banshee&version=1.6.0
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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, Alexander Kojevnikov, Bertrand Lorentz, Chow Loong Jin,
      Gabriel Burt, Iain Lane, Jeroen Budts, Jordi Mas, Julien Moutte,
      Ján Sokoly, Ruben Vermeersch
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    The following people contributed updated translations to this release.
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    Without them, our project's reach would be much more limited.
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      A S Alam, Andrej Žnidaršič, Aron Xu, Bruno Brouard, Christian Kirbach,
      Daniel Nylander, Gabor Kelemen, Gianvito Cavasoli,
      Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio, Joe Hansen, Jordi Mas, Leonid Kanter,
      Marek Černocký, Mario Blättermann, Miloš Popović, Pablo Garrido,
      Piotr Drąg, Wouter Bolsterlee, Žygimantas Beručka
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Contributors In Past Releases
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    Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alex Bennee, Alex Kloss, Alex Launi,
    Alexander Hixon, Alexander Kojevnikov, Alexandros Frantzis, Alp Toker,
    Anders Petersson, Andrea Cimitan, Andreas Neustifter, Andreas Nilsson,
    Andrew Conkling, Andrés G. Aragoneses, Andy Midgette, Arthur Carli,
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    Arun Raghavan, Aydemir Ulaş Şahin, Ben Maurer, Benjamín Valero Espinosa,
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    Bertrand Lorentz, Bertrand Lorentz, Bill Dawson, Bob Copeland,
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    Bojan Rajkovic, Brad Taylor, Brandon Perry, Brian Lucas, Brian Nickel,
    Brian Teague, Chow Loong Jin, Chris Howie, Chris Jones, Chris Lahey,
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    Chris Toshok, Chris Turchin, Christian Hergert, Christian Krause,
    Christoph Burgdorf, Christopher James Halse Rogers, Cody Russell,
    Cosmin Banu, Dan Wilson, Dan Winship, Daniel Munkton, Daniel Siegel,
    David Spreen, David Stone, Diego E. Pettenò, Eitan Isaacson, Elena Grassi,
    Eoin Hennessy, Eric Butler, Erik Schmidt, Fabian Jost,
    Felipe Almeida Lessa, Fernando Casanova, Florent Thoumie, Fredrik Hedberg,
    Félix Velasco, Gabriel Burt, Garrett LeSage, Götz Waschk, Haitao Feng,
    Hans Petter Jansson, Iain Lane, Igor Guerrero Fonseca, Ilya Konstantinov,
    Ivan N. Zlatev, Jack Deslippe, Jakub Steiner, James Willcox,
    Jan Arne Petersen, Jason Conti, Jason Taylor, Jeff Tickle, Jeff Wheeler,
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    Jensen Somers, Jeroen Budts, Jo Shields, Johannes Kuhn, John Millikin,
    Jordi Mas, Jorge Castro, Julien Moutte, Juri Pakaste, Ján Sokoly,
    Jérémie Laval, K. Vishnoo Charan Reddy, Ken Vandine, Kevin Duffus,
    Konstantin Oshiyko, Larry Ewing, Lauri Kotilainen, Lukas Lipka, Marijn Ros,
    Matt Enright, Michael Kaiser, Michael Martin-Smucker, Michael Monreal,
    Michael Monreal, Miguel de Icaza, Mike Urbanski, Moritz Schallaböck,
    Nathan Palmer, Neil Loknath, Nicholas Doyle, Nicholas Parker,
    Nicolò Chieffo, Nils Naumann, Oben Sonne, Olivier Duff, Oscar Forero,
    Pacho Ramos, Patrick van Staveren, Paul Lange, Pavel Antonov,
    Pepijn van de Geer, Peter de Kraker, Pratik Patel, Przemysław Grzegorczyk,
    Roderich Schupp, Romain Tartière, Ruben Vermeersch, Ryan Collier,
    Sandy Armstrong, Scott Peterson, Sebastian Dröge, Tim Yamin,
    Tobias Mueller, Todd Berman, Travis Glenn Hansen, Travis Reitter,
    Trey Ethridge, Valentin Sawadski, Will Farrington, William Pettersson,
    Wouter Bolsterlee