Rygel 0.5.2

Rygel 0.5.2 (Crackers Don't Matter) is out!

Another release in the unstable 0.5.x series. Changes since 0.5.0:

- Add support for Xbox 360 and Window Media Player 11.
- Add support for subtitles. Currently only useful for certain Samsung DLNA TVs.
- Add Windows Media Video (WMV) transcoder.
- Add unit tests for a few modules.
- Fix some (potential) crashes.
- Make database operations cancellable.
- Throw error on database creation failure.
- Simpler (hopefully) build rules.
- Fix race-condition in streaming code so we don't terminate the connection
  before all the bytes are sent to the client.
- Fix leaking of HTTP messages of live streams on termination.
- Fix 'Content-Length' header values for partial requests.
- Fix parsing of search expression containing characters not within the original
  latin1 range.
- Use bigger (64Ki) buffers when streaming media to reduce cpu usage and
  therefore improve battery life.
- Include spec version in description document.
- Remove now unneeded work-around for vala bug#568972.
- Advertize photos with their specific class, i-e 'photo' rather than 'image'.
- MediaExport:
  - Implement search by URIs.
  - Implement search by album.
  - Error-out on invalid search expression.
  - Add support for virtual containers. This allows creation of metadata-based
    hierarchies in the user-config.
  - Fix deletion of containers.
  - URI-escape meta-data fields.
  - Catch previously uncaught exceptions.
  - Fix upgrade of database from older schemas.
- Lots of code clean-ups and documentation fixes.

Dependency-related changes:

- Require gupnp >= 0.13.3.
- Require gupnp-av >= 0.5.5.
- Require gupnp-vala >= 0.6.5.
- Require valac >= 0.8.0.

Download source tarball here: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/rygel/0.5/

What is Rygel?

Rygel is a collection of DLNA (UPnP AV) services (devices in UPnP
speak), implemented through a plug-in mechanism. UPnP in simplest
words is a set of protocols that defines how different devices on a
home network can seamlessly (without or with minimum configuration)
communicate with each other. UPnP AV defines how multimedia systems
could be built on top of that. DLNA in simple words is a long list of
rules that implementers must comply to if they want to achieve
interoperability with other implementations in the market.

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


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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