[Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox 0.11.0 "Rough in the diamond" released

G'day everyone,

On behalf of the Rhythmbox developers, I'm happy to announce the
first release of the new 0.11.0 development series. Rhythmbox 0.11.0
"Rough in the diamond" has several new features, both user-visible and
in the back end.

Rhythmbox now has a gapless-playback / crossfading playback backend,
although it is not currently enabled by default, due to some known
issues (particularly with visualisation). Thanks to Andreas Nilsson and
Hylke Bons we have some shiny new Tango-style icons, which make
Rhythmbox look better.

We have also fixed a number of issues which were causing the application
to wake up the CPU while idle, allow plugins to add GStreamer
filters/tee'd elements and write modified playlists back to iPods

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

Summary of changes
* Add gapless/cross-fading playback backend (130426)
* Add awesome Tango-style icons (388648, 380896, 388650, 314608)
* Don't wake up the CPU all the time while doing nothing (399012)
* Allow plugins to add filer and tee elements/sub-piplines
  to the gstreamer pipeline (345181)
* Group sources together (359740)
* Add DB support for keywords (324540)
* Save modified iPod playlists (436744), and
  marks podcasts as such (424086)
* Fix Unicode normalisation, which also makes searching
  ignore diacritical marks (421253, 338824)
* Use xdg-user-dirs, and kill the druid (yay!) (411247)
* Write art out to the DB on iPods (357400)
* Parse last.fm group radio URLs too (407320)
* Add support for MusicBrainz id tags (410681)
* Minor improvements to the cover-art plugin
* Retrieve cover art from last.fm (414065) and Magnatune (411622)
* Add some more useful options to rhythmbox-client (414648)
* Add preliminary support for Vala plugins
* Use GSequence instead of EggSequence (419599)
* plus a heap of bug fixes and minor improvements

Dependency changes

For this development series, we have dropped support for old versions of
a few libraries. If you need to build Rhythmbox against any of these,
you will need to use the 0.10 stable series, or update the libraries.
The library versions no longer supported are:

- GStreamer 0.8 (0.10 required)
- GTK+ 2.6 (2.8 required)
- DBus 0.3x before 0.35
- HAL 0.2 (0.5 required)

Contributors to the release
- Hylke Bons
- Kjell Braden
- Ed Catumur
- Christophe Dehais
- Paul Drain
- Edward Duffy
- Christophe Fergeau
- Andreas Hanke
- Denis Jacquerye
- Alex "weej" Jones
- Gabor Kelemen
- Alex Lancaster
- James Livingston
- Jonathan Matthew
- William Jon McCann
- Matt N
- Andreas Nilsson
- Jonty Pearson
- Brian Pepple
- Tim Retout
- Edward Rudd
- Robin Sonefors
- Adam Zimmerman
- 'William'

Updated Translations
* ar    Djihed Afifi, Ahmad Farghal
* ca    Josep Puigdemont i Casamajó
* de    Hendrik Brandt, Sven Herzberg
* fi    Tommi Vainikainen
* fr    Stéphane Raimbault
* gl    Ignacio Casal Quinteiro
* hu    Gabor Kelemen
* lt    Žygimantas Beručka
* nl    Reinout van Schouwen
* pt    Filipe Gomes
* pt_BR Washington Lins
* sv    Daniel Nylander
* zh_CN Funda Wang

Where can I get it?

Source code:
[MD5 sum: ceb353ecafe59aced1400c962d81a22a]
[MD5 sum: 251f81dbefdb43e4039e9c2e0dea9de4]

Home Page:

James "Doc" Livingston <doclivingston gmail com>

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