Friday, March 14, 2008

Banshee 1.0 Alpha 1

Aaron and I are tremendously excited to announce the release of Banshee 1.0 Alpha 1. User Focused We have a ton of new features - a slick artist/album browser, a play queue, powerful search, better radio, an equalizer, and continuous playback from a given playlist or source, even if you browse another playlist or check what's on And things are faster - much faster - thanks to using SQLite to do the heavy lifting. Banshee with its new artist/album browser to the left of the track list Visit the release notes for more pretty pictures and details about this release, including missing features and running it alongside Banshee 0.13.2 or earlier. Developer Friendly Banshee's source tree is better organized than ever. And with tools like MonoDevelop, working on Banshee is fun. Two of MonoDevelop's many features, autocompletion and jump to class/method-declaration, are especially valuable to people new to Banshee development. Screenshot of MonoDevelop editing a Banshee class If you want to tweak Banshee, fix a bug, write an extension, or just explore the code, I encourage you to install MonoDevelop and get started building trunk. We have a vibrant community ready to help you on our mailing list and on IRC in #banshee. For those running openSUSE 10.3: Digg it


  1. Congratulations, guys! This is a really great achievement.

  2. Terrific! Banshee's really shaping up nicely!