ANNOUNCE: Banshee 0.11.5

BANSHEE 0.11.5

 * What? Banshee is a music management and playback application for GNOME.
 * Really? Yes! 

   "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 0.11.5 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

 * Added new metadata service providers which include support for fetching
   cover art from your iPod, covers embedded in music files, downloading
   from MusicBrainz/, and Rhapsody

 * Major update of the Metadata Search plugin to use the new metadata 
   services APIs. It now shows progress as it downloads covers when 
   scanning the whole library

 * Transcoding support should now work for generic mass storage devices

 * Show audio profile descriptions below the profile chooser combo box. All
   profiles now have meaningful descriptions.

 * Track number column now has a fixed width and the rating column is now
   turned on by default. All default columns now have better default widths

For all the Awesome Banshee Developers

 * 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

 * 377885 - Let tracks from smart playlists be dragged around (Chris Turchin)
 * 370229 - Wait until synchronized is pressed to copy files to UMS DAP
 * 354727 - Get transcoding nearly for free by fixing 370229 
            (Gabriel Burt, Juri Pakaste)
 * 397753 - Change vbr-mode to vbr on the LAME profile (Ruben Vermeersch)
 * 388162 - Read embedded cover art from music files (Trey Ethridge)

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, Alp Toker, Gabriel Burt, James Willcox, 
   Ruben Vermeersch, Trey Ethridge

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 Dr� 
   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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