Just give them pictures

Last night I spent a little time updating the Banshee Wiki with a new home page layout and a new screenshots page – it was time for a little change. The screenshots that had been there since August of last year were showing just the bare functionality of 0.9.2, so it was time to show off all the new things Banshee can do!

It’s funny to compare the old with the new.

Speaking of new things, Lukas Lipka started working on a patch to bring child support to sources. This was the first step necessary to make top level sources (like an iPod) support playlists or other children. I committed his patch yesterday, so the next step will be playlist support for iPods. Hopefully I will be able to do more new development against HEAD soon, but I am still primarily focused on making the stable branch more stable :-)

Banshee showing child source support in main interface
The library now organizes local playlists as its children; these can now be sorted in the source view in either direction by size or name.

Banshee showing child source support in Mini Mode plugin
I patched the Mini Mode plugin to show child sources as well.

On the MonoDevelop front, Lluis has done some awesome work on the new menu designer. What’s extra, extra special about this is that it uses the UIManager/Action/ActionGroup model instead of dumping a bunch of widgets into code like Glade does.

One Reply to “Just give them pictures”

  1. Say for instance I have a library of about 4000 tracks sitting in Banshee located in the mount point /mnt/data, and I change the mount point of that drive to /mnt/data2

    When I next open Banshee the library will be out of date… It would be nice if there was some way of restoring the folder in which the music is stored so you don’t have to purge the entire lib and reindex the new location (which takes, like forever btw)

    While on the subject would you say that Banshee is slow/too intensive at scanning en entire folder?


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