ANNOUNCE: Banshee 0.11.6

BANSHEE 0.11.6

 * Banshee is a music management and playback application for GNOME.

   "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."

 * Learn More:
 * Release Overview Page:


 * Welcome
 * Module Notes
 * Get The Goods
   - Sources
   - ChangeLogs
   - Dependencies
 * Major Feature/Fixes/Performance Updates
   - Cool New Features
   - For all the Awesome Banshee Developers
 * Bugzilla Overview
   - Noteworthy bugs fixes/enhancements embraced in this release
   - Show all bugs marked FIXED during this release cycle
   - File Bugs... Be Proactive... Contribute to Open Source!
 * Miscellaneous
   - Contributors for this release
   - Contributors for past releases
   - Something to share with friends and family
   - Thanks!


 * The banshee-official-plugins module has been merged with core, so 
   banshee-official-plugins is now obsolete
 * libipoddevice (0.5.2) and ipod-sharp (0.6.2) are required for iPod support

 * Helix support has been removed from core and is now available from
   the Helix Banshee community project. More information regarding Helix
   support can be found at:



 * Banshee 0.11.6 Tarball:
 * ipod-sharp 0.6.2 Tarball:

 * libipoddevice 0.5.2 Tarball:

 * njb-sharp 0.3.0 Tarball:



 * 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)


Cool New Features

 * Radio stations can now be added/edited/removed from the radio plugin; 
   additionally the remote stations can be easily and optionally disabled 

 * Usability and interface updates to the podcast plugin

 * Audio profiles can now be translated; a number of UI improvements and
   simplifications were made to the profiles as well

 * Updated the volume button to behave like Totem/GNOME's (Bacon)

 * New Slovenian translation by Matej Urbančič

 * Updated translations: Czech (Jakub Friedl), Norwegian bokmål (Kjartan 
   Maraas), Polish (Artur Flinta), Russian (Alexandre Prokoudine), 
   Swedish (Daniel Nylander)

 * UI style updates for the main interface; more improvements in the 
   track list column headers

 * Updated internal daap-sharp version to fix problems with track numbers
   not showing up (James Willcox)

For all the Awesome Banshee Developers

 * With this release (0.11.6), the 0.11.x series is now string frozen

 * Moved to GNOME Subversion

 * Project layout has been almost completely reorganized

 * All of Banshee can now be built and run from MonoDevelop


Noteworthy bugs fixes/enhancements embraced in this release

 * 399462 - Fix crash on source properties for DAPs (Aaron Bockover)
 * 398491 - Mass storage DAP should use file name conventions (Gabriel Burt)
 * 399650 - Updated strings for usability in the track editor (Aaron Bockover)
 * 342942 - Improper cover art cropping (Aaron Bockover)

Show all bugs marked FIXED during this release cycle


File Bugs... Be Proactive... Contribute to Open Source!

 * Please do not hesitate to file bugs against Banshee in GNOME Bugzilla.
 *, component: banshee
 * Discuss Banshee on the mailing list list or in #banshee on
 * Lots of information on the Banshee Wiki:
 * Need to debug Banshee?


Contributors for this release
   Community makes Open Source work!

   Aaron Bockover, Gabriel Burt, James Willcox, Patrick van Staveren

Contributors for past releases [1]

   Aaron Bockover, Alexandros Frantzis, Alp Toker, Bertrand Lorentz, 
   Bob Copeland, Chris Turchin, Christopher James Halse Rogers, Gabriel Burt, 
   Jakub Steiner, James Willcox, Juri Pakaste, Michael Monreal, Mike Urbanski, 
   Nathan Palmer, Patrick van Staveren, Ruben Vermeersch, Sebastian Dröge, 
   Scott Peterson, Tim Yamin, Trey Ethridge

   [1] This list is actually only accurate since 0.11.3. I need to grep the
   ChangeLog to build a complete list. If your name is missing here, feel
   free to let us know, or just wait for it to appear in a later release.

Something to share with friends and family

   We hit the 2000th commit in Banshee Subversion between 0.11.4 and 0.11.5!


   Enjoy the release! We appreciate your support and involvement!

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