Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Banshee Momentum

We're planning a Banshee 1.2 release for early July, before GUADEC. It should be a really great release, including multi-artist album fixes, internet radio, library directory watching, recommendations, and probably a couple other big items. You can grab Banshee from svn trunk to test the latest changes - internet radio and multi-artist support are already committed - and to contribute by reporting and fixing bugs, translating Banshee, or writing some new code. If you haven't tried Banshee 1.0 yet, you should!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Banshee 1.0 Released!

We have released Banshee 1.0, with all the great features we've blogged about in Alpha 1 through RC1. And we have an awesome new website! Screenshot of Banshee's new website I'm loving using Banshee 1.0 every day, rediscovering my music library (and album art!), discovering new music on, and enjoying podcasts and video podcasts I never knew existed. Don't forget to come to our BoF, lightning talk, and main talk at GUADEC 2008! Digg It!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Some Banshee Bragging Rights

According to Pulse, Banshee is currently the #2 GNOME project "kicking ass and taking names", and Aaron is one of the top 12 GNOME hackers you should buy a drink. We're both currently in the top 15 bug closers. Our Ohloh page says we have a "large, active development team", "increasing year-over-year development activity", are valued at $3,782,339 USD, and our commit activity is off the charts. We've been on the front page of digg twice in the last months, getting over 530 and 670 diggs. And having a little over 50 people in #banshee was a good day not long ago, but we're at 79 right now. Thanks to our contributors, community, and Novell for being so supportive. Look out for Banshee 1.0!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Banshee 1.0 Release Candidate 1

We have released Banshee 1.0 Release Candidate 1 just over a week after Beta 2, and with over 24 bugs fixed and a few last minute features. Banshee 1.0 is right around the corner. We are now string and feature frozen until its release, so translators, please update your translations! Digg It!