[Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox 0.9.5

G'day Everyone,

On behalf of the Rhythmbox developers, I'm proud to announce the sixth
release of the Rhythmbox 0.9 series, which includes a large
number of fixes, improvements and new features.

Notable new features include:
- Improved plugin support, and several features converted to plugins
- An album art viewing and download plugin
- A song lyric viewing and download plugin
- Ogg Vorbis tag editing [0]
- Partial iPod write support [1]
- Improved audio player and DAAP support
- CD ripping and track transfer enabled by default
- Updated documentation

and many, many more improvements, bug fixes and new minor features. See
below for more details.

[0] requires a GStreamer plugin not yet in cvs, see bug 335635
[1] off by default, pass --enable-ipod-writing to enable.

* What is Rhythmbox ?

Rhythmbox is an integrated music management application, originally
inspired by Apple's iTunes. It is free software, designed to work well
under the GNOME Desktop, and based on the powerful GStreamer media

* What's changed in 0.9.5 ?

* fix icon themability (Steve Frécinaux)
* handle iPods that have been repartitioned (Christophe Fergeau: 325034)
* allow ipod renaming, ejection, deletion and transfer (Christophe
* make iradio handling work much better (Jonathan Matthew: 320336,
* improve out-of-process metadata loader (Jonathan Matthew: 338062)
* update documentation (Baptiste Mille-Mathias, )
* pluginise iPod and Generic players (Christophe Fergeau, Jonathan
* support saving playlists as M3U (Gavin Stewart: 316295)
* remember browser visibility when changing sources (Alex Lancaster:
* handle media unmounts better (Jonathan Matthew: 339023)
* make entry types be a structure, and add support for extended data,
and various method implementations (Christophe Fergeau, James
* album art view&download plugin (Alex Lancaster, James Livingston,
Gareth Murphy, William Jon McCann, Martin Szulecki)
* update the FSF's address (Gunnar Steinn Magnusson)
* much improved Python bindings (James Livingston, Jonathan Matthew)
* fix some translation issues (Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy, James Livingston:
339380, 343081)
* improve startup time (James Livingston, Jonathan Matthew)
* fix audioscrobbler submission, and allow viewing of info (Jonathan
Matthew: 325848)
* improve DBus interface (Jonathan Matthew, Tim Moloney)
* allow transcoding during track transfer (Alessandro Decina: 322268)
* cd burning fixes and improvements (William Jon McCann)
* podcast feed parsing and download fixes (James Livingston: 339728)
* turn the playback backend into a full GObject interface (James
Livingston: 338667)
* add more API documentation (Jonathan Mattjew)
* add vorbis tag editing (James Livingston: 339878)
* fix various threading insanities (Jonathan Matthew)
* display "child libraries" with multiple library locations (James
Livingston: 100552)
* improve drag-and-drop from browsers (Jonathan Matthew: 327540)
* support Motorola ROKR phones (Joe Barnett)
* make query model limits saner (Janes Livingston)
* source cleanup and API improvement (James Livingston, Jonathan
* improve status feedback for DAAP (Jonathan Matthew: 322020 and 338978)
* memory improvement and leak fixed (James Livingston, Jonathan Matthew)
* kill Bonobo support, require DBus, support DBus 0.3.0 (Jonathan
Matthew: 339720)
* add lyric download and view plugin (Jonathan Matthew: 319320)
* add "add to playlist" menu (James Livingston: 323364)
* allow changing of audio cd metadata (James Livingston)
* improve DAAP handling (William Jon McCann: 342643)
* update and write new unit tests (James Livingston)
* group sources (Jonathan Matthew)
* add new "rhythmbox-client" program (Jonathan Matthew: 340863, 155763)
* assorted build fixes (Brian Cameron, Paul Drain, Elijah Newren,
Hendrik Richter, Ryan P Skadberg, Götz Waschk, Pawel Worach, FreeBSD
GNOME project, others)
* HIG and UI improvements (Dennis Cranston, Baptiste Mille-Mathias)
* many other bug fixed (Christophe Fergeau, Jaap A. Haitsma, James
Livingston, Jonathan Matthew, Mikael Olenfalk, Roozbeh Pournader)

Updated Translations

ca    Jordi Mallach
cs    Miloslav Trmac
de    Hendrik Richter
es    Francisco Javier F. Serrador
fi    Ilkka Tuohela
gl    Ignacio Casal Quinteiro
lt    Žygimantas Beručka
nb    Øivind Hoel, Kjartan Maraas
nl    Vincent van Adrighem, Wouter Bolsterlee
sv    Fredrik Tuomas
vi    Clytie Siddall
zh_CN Funda Wang

* Where can I get it ?

Source code:
[MD5 sum: 3cbce0fd5ed948e13dabe7be7b9353e9]
[MD5 sum: ff55e1db114321b7bdd6e21df1879367]

Home Page:

James "Doc" Livingston

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