It is my immense pleasure to formally announce the release of Banshee 1.0. After nearly eight months of vigorous, non-stop work (since the last major Banshee release), it's here - and we couldn't be happier!
I'm not going to highlight much of the release in this post since we have written up some rather dashing release notes, full of pretty pictures and exciting detail.
Do yourself a service today, and try the release for yourself!
Install Banshee 1.0 - Binaries Ready Today
I would however feel a little disappointed if I didn't at least mention some of the awesomeness that Banshee 1.0 has in store, but really, you should read our release notes. We spent a lot of time on them!
- Artist/Album browser
Visually filter your collection with album art
- Video playback and management
Create video playlists, smart playlists, browse, search, and sort your video library -- just like your music library
- Powerful Podcasting
Supporting video podcasts and stream content before or while you download -- no waiting!
- Rich Last.fm integration
Create your own radio stations and discover new music
- Play Queue Source
You be the DJ
- Lots of supported hardware
MTP/PlaysForSure players, USB mass storage players, iPods, audio CD playback and ripping, CD burning
- Performance improvements
Better scalability, impressive speed, lower memory footprint
- Compelling framework
It's easy to bring new features to life in Banshee through its powerful extension framework and rich APIs. In fact, most of the features in Banshee are extensions themselves. Drop into IRC and start hacking on your favorite feature today!
New Web Site -- Finally
Gabriel and I have spent the last four days cranking out the new Banshee web site. We've still got tons of content to organize and migrate from the old wiki, but we think this new web site will become a strong asset to the Banshee Project in due time.