Rygel 0.3

Rygel 0.3 (Berlin is cool if it doesn't rain) is out

Brief summary of changes since 0.2.2:

- Transcoding from any format (that gstreamer's decodebin2 can handle) to mp3,
  linear PCM and mpeg transport stream containing mpeg 2 video and mp2 audio.
- Plugin API to deal with user preferences.
- User preferences UI: rygel-preferences.
- New plugins:
   * Folder: Recursively exports folders specified in the user preferences.
   * ZDFMediathek: Exports online media from 2nd German TV station.
   * External: Exports media hierarchies provided by external applications
     through implementation of this spec:
     http://live.gnome.org/Rygel/MediaServer. The first application
     that utilizes this feature is PulseAudio.
- Drop xbox support. It didn't work anyway and we better concentrate on
  implementing standard stuff that it at least worthy of being called "UPnP" (
  at least for now).
- Tracker and DVB plugins are only loaded if their corresponding services are
- Export of duration for music and video items from Tracker.
- Use HTTP EOF encoding rather the CHUNKED for live streams.
- Ability to build rygel plugins outside it's source tree.
- HTTP proxying only if needed.
- Now that gupnp-av does DLNA profile guessing for us, no need to lie about
  DLNA profile anymore.
- Add a summary after configure.
- HTTServer is now internal API.
- Use git-version-gen to generate package version.
- Differentiate between modules and plugins
- Passive, asynchronous plugin loading. A side-effect of which is that modules
  can now load more than one plugin.
- Differentiate between name and title of the plugin.
- Plugins can now dynamically change their availability.
- Add API to get/list plugins.
- Re-use existing description from user's home directory. This not only speeds
  the start-up but also obsoletes the necessity to keep immutable data (e.g UDN)
  in user preferences.
- Provide gconf schemas.
- Lots of other improvements and bug fixes.

Dependency-related changes:

- Explicitly require and link to libsoup-2.4 >= 2.26.0.
- Don't require Vala (and bindings) in distribution tarball.
- Require gupnp-av >= 0.4.
- Require Vala >= 0.7.3.
- Require Gtk+ >= 2.16 if preferences UI is not disabled.

Bugs fixed in this release:

582173 - git-version-gen: generate versions with - instead of .
577000 - gupnp-av-cp does not like & in uris
576998 - Rygel wants to transcode audio files to video/mpeg
575935 - Add support for duration metadata field
574604 – bug connecting to PS3

All contributors to this release:

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) <zeeshanak gnome org>
Jens Georg <mail jensge org>
Henrique Ferreiro <henrique ferreiro gmail com>
Lennart Poettering <lennart poettering net>
Marc-André Lureau <marcandre lureau gmail com>
Rob Taylor <rob taylor codethink co uk>

Download source tarball at: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/rygel/0.3/

What is Rygel?

Rygel is an implementation of the UPnP MediaServer V 2.0 specification
that is specifically designed for GNOME (Mobile). It is based on
GUPnP[1] and is written (mostly) in Vala[2] language.

More info at: http://live.gnome.org/Rygel


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

[1] http://www.gupnp.org/
[2] http://www.vala-project.org/

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