Banshee 1.5.4 is out, with cool new features and lots of fixes! This is our fifth release in preparation for our big 1.6 release at the end of March.Banshee Community Extensions
We have made a 1.5.4 release of Banshee Community Extensions as well. This includes the Alarm Clock, Lyrics, and Mirage extensions, and several others.Mirage Similarity Engine
The Mirage extension has been modified heavily, dropping the old “Automatic Playlist Generator” in favor in integration into the playback controller – adding shuffle-by-similar, and into the Play Queue Auto DJ – adding fill-by-similar. Mirage calculates the acoustical similarity between two songs.
Under Preferences, you can choose to "Improve Banshee by sending anonymous usage data" back to the Banshee developers. This collects information on what version you're running, what OS, library size, slow SQL queries, and a whitelisted subset of your preferences. This information will help us choose better defaults and see what parts of Banshee are used most and can be improved.
- Wikipedia context pane extension enabled by default
- Add support for Nokia N900 phones
- Coverart for unicode artist/albums now supported
- Dropped glade-sharp dep; GNOME 3.0 ready
- Add columns showing track sample rate and bits per sample
- Option to sort an artist's albums by year, not title
- Fixes to GIO backend
- Many crash/startup fixes for OS X build
- Fix several memory leaks
As always, check the release notes for more detailed information, screenshots, and download links. Thanks to everybody who made this release happen!
Woohoo! N900 Yay!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all your hard work and another great release. Just out of curiosity why wasn't the fixed Bug 440952 committed for this release?ReplyDelete
Adil: that patch/branch is a work in progress; it'll be committed when it's ready - hopefully in time for 1.6.ReplyDelete