ANNOUNCE: Banshee 1.3.1


We've released Banshee 1.3.1. This is the second release in the 1.3 unstable/development series leading up to the 1.4 stable series. We expect the 1.4 series to have a long life cycle since it will be included in SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (SLED).

Major new features for the 1.3 series from the last stable (1.2.1) release:

  * Vastly improved portable media player support:
    - Real media player synchronization is now supported, along with the
      classic ability to manually manage portable media players
    - Playlists and Smart Playlists can now be saved to media players
    - Cover art now syncs to USB mass storage devices

  * Library rescanning - Banshee can now detect newly added, removed,
    and relocated files and update its collection

  * Freshly revamped track metadata editor

  * Break the columns context menu into multiple columns

  * Column widths should be much more reasonable
    - Sensible width ranges set for time, dates, year, etc
    - Some shorter labels used in column headers

  * Option to rename files and folders when metadata changes

  * Collection indexer service and DBus API - allows third party
    applications like GNOME Do, Beagle, and Tangerine to create their
    own queryable indexes of Banshee's collection, or query Banshee's
    collection in real time

  * Flat-file playlists can now be opened from the command line/nautilus
  * Podcasting improvements
  * New flashy Now Playing UI for displaying cover art
  * ReplayGain support

  * Improved album and podcast browser speed

  * Offline mode - control whether Banshee is able to access the Web
    for extra metadata and other features

  * Banshee will now ask if it should be the default media player

  * Support for BPM, Grouping, BitRate, Conductor, DiscCount, and
    IsCompilation reading, writing, columns, and searching.

Notable bug fixes:

  * Drag and Drop to Nautilus works again (BGO #535128) 
  * Improved support for dark themes (BGO #544840)
  * Improved ASX support (BGO #545646)
  * Fix performance bug with loading USB Mass Storage DAPs (BGO #548254)
  * Fix bug with the DAP usage bar being filtered (BGO #537366)
  * Fix performance issue with album and podcast browsers (BGO #547628)
  * Fix lots of threading/freezing issues
  * Fix lots of avoidable crashes
  * Remember sorting per source (BGO #524656)
  * Audio CD crasher
  * Allow editing Audio CDs' track info before ripping (BGO #532467)
  * Dialogs' translation domain properly set (BGO #536268)
  * Fix recent regression where the ListView scrolled to the 
    top when you switched sources.
  * Allow shrinking selections with shift-click (BGO #535561)
  * Fix issue with it taking two clicks on the notification icon to
    get the main window visible, if Banshee was minimized (BGO #551916)
  * Don't give UI indication that the track list is sortable unless
    it really is (BGO #551969)
  * Over 100 bugs were closed since 1.2.1

Download the source code:
sha1sum: 192ead72fc73a1c3f3e22f82f88608e951e2eb86

Packages/Repository for openSUSE 11.0:

Packages/Repository for openSUSE 10.3:

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