I had the privilege this morning of being the guest “speaker” for the multimedia-themed openSUSE GNOME community meeting where I discussed some of the high level plans for the future of Banshee and what that may mean for openSUSE 11.
I discussed the incredible performance and memory usage improvements, the new model/view, the album/artist browser, the playback queue, our fantastic new Xesam-based search and smart playlist infrastructure, and so on.
As a result of feedback from the meeting, I wrote a guide for building Banshee from trunk on openSUSE 10.3+.
And here are some related links:
- Transcript of openSUSE GNOME Meeting
- Build Banshee trunk in openSUSE – mostly applies to other distributions too!
- High-level Banshee Roadmap
- User-query search language in Banshee
- Xesam home page
And of course, if you’re interested in making your voice count in openSUSE, please join the meetings!