Last week I gave a talk on Vernacular at MonkeySpace in Boston. As Wednesday concluded, so did my last day at Rdio after nearly two years. In that time I had the pleasure of working with very bright people on creating the best streaming music service available on Mobile, Web, and Desktop.
We're very proud to announce the release of Banshee 1.7.3, which brings some much anticipated WebKit goodness: the Amazon MP3 Store and the Miro Podcast Directory integration. Amazon MP3 downloading is fully supported, separate from the integrated store itself. There are also a handful of other smaller new features and enhancements, and a good deal of bug fixing as well.
More and more I begin to wonder why we generate tarballs at all these days. Is it just because it's easy - a function of "make distcheck"? There's certainly value in the actual distcheck process to ensure you have a sane build, but why actually distribute the tarball? What's the meaningful difference between a tarball and a git tag?
After lots of intense work and collaboration, the Netbook profile for MeeGo 1.0 has been released today. As such, I am particularly pleased to announce in conjunction that Banshee is the default and integrated media player for MeeGo.
Spread out over a number of hours over the last few weeks I've been working on making our high-performance list view in Banshee also handle grid-style layouts.
At the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit last week I demoed my new work-in-progress Netbook-focused interface to Banshee called Cubano.
Congratulations to the Mono project for winning the Developer.com Product of the Year Award in the .NET Tool/Add-in category!