I released Banshee 0.12.1 which has a few big fixes, most of which are iPod related. Along with this Banshee release comes libipoddevice 0.5.3 and ipod-sharp 0.6.3 with support for the changes introduced by Apple in iTunes 7.1. If you have an iPod and use Banshee, especially if you have used that iPod with iTunes 7.1, you’ll want to update.
For the last month and some odd weeks I have mainly been working on fixes for Banshee 0.12.x and related areas, and making sure all will be rocking with SLED 10 SP1, to be released rather soon now. I submitted the equivalent of Banshee 0.12.1 for RC2 last night, and that’s what you can expect out of the box for SP1. I am eager to start hacking on trunk again, and will work on drawing up a road map for Banshee 0.13.x in the coming week. There are a number of other fringe projects I want to lend some attention to again as well.
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Tonight Gabriel informed me he spent a couple of hours hacking up a bookmarking plugin for Banshee. He’s committed it to trunk and takes the prize for getting the first new (and unexpected) feature into the new 0.13.x development series!
We are both a little unsure of the UI for doing bookmarks. I think the menu is probably okay – it’s out of the way at least. I’d like to see CTRL+D create a bookmark and also would like some kind of keyboard shortcut for activating an existing bookmark. Imagine you’re trying to learn a certain verse of a song or something and would like to quickly jump back to a bookmarked position.
I made a short screencast of it because I am now addicted to screencasts and I wanted a reason to unnecessarily use the totally awesome annotate plugin in Compiz.
This plugin is only a few hours old and already there’s a lot I’d like to do with it, but I wouldn’t want it to get bloated. Probably just quick keyboard shortcuts. Awesome work Gabriel!