ANNOUNCE: Banshee 0.11.0


I'm very please to announce our first major release in the next series
of Banshee: 0.11.0, along with its new sister module, Banshee Official
Plugins 0.11.0!


"Import, organize, play, and share your music using Banshee's simple,
powerful interface. Rip CDs, play and sync your iPod, create playlists,
and burn audio CDs. Most portable music devices are supported. Banshee
also has support for podcasting, smart playlists, music recommendations,
and much more."


 * Banshee is now made up of the core module, banshee, and the official
plugins module, banshee-official-plugins

 * banshee-official-plugins is recommended, but not required to run

 * libipoddevice (0.5.0) and ipod-sharp (0.6.2) are required for iPod


 * Improved importing, all tagging is now done through taglib-sharp;
better support for ID3, AAC/MP4, and ASF/WMA reading; all formats now
support writing

 * Import selections or all contents of a digital audio player (iPod)
directly to the local music library

 * Redesigned track editor allows for the most efficient editing of
albums: enter the album information once, and then set track titles
simply by pressing 'Enter' in the title box. A rating entry was added as
well, and if turned on in Banshee Preferences, changes can now be saved
back to files

 * New CD burning interface - create mixed CDs as sources that allow
burning songs from any number of sources: library, remote share, iPod;
works with new GNOME 2.16 CD Burning API yet still compatible with
GNOME 2.12

 * Smart playlists allow defining a playlist based on selection criteria
that queries against and automatically reflects changes in your library.
The easy to use editor makes defining new smart playlists a snap.

 * One-click track rating; just click the desired rating on the track

 * Redesigned Preferences dialog - simple and follows GNOME HIG; allows
for turning on 'Write metadata to files'

 * Notification bubbles on track change using libnotify


These features are found in the banshee-official-plugins module, not in 
Banshee core:

 * The new recommendations pane lets you browse similar artist
recommendations found on ( as
you listen; you can even re-discover related music already in your
library that you may have been neglecting

 * The podcast source offers an easy to use interface for subscribing
to, downloading, managing, and listening to your favorite shows.

 * Use the Mini Mode feature to condense the interface and gain valuable
desktop space. Switch between your library, playlists, and devices
within Mini Mode. 


Release Overview Page:

Banshee 0.11.0 Tarball:

Banshee Official Plugins 0.11.0 Tarball:

ipod-sharp 0.6.2 Tarball:

libipoddevice 0.5.0 Tarball:

njb-sharp 0.3.0 Tarball:

helix-dbus-server 0.2.3 Tarball:

xing MP3 Encoder Tarball:

Banshee Wiki:


- Mono 1.1.10 and full stack
- gtk-sharp-2.0 2.8 or 2.10
- GStreamer 0.10.3 
- sqlite3
- libmusicbrainz 2.1.1 or better
- libnautilus-burn 2.12 or better
- GTK+ 2.8 or better
- HAL 0.5.2 or better (0.5.6+ Recommended)


* Please do not hesitate to file bugs against Banshee in GNOME Bugzilla
(, component: banshee), or discuss Banshee on
this list or in #banshee on The Banshee Wiki, open to
everyone for viewing and editing is located at

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