As we rapidly approach our final 1.0 release at the end of this week, Gabriel and I have been bug fixing machines since RC1.
It is my immense pleasure to announce the first preview release of the next generation of Banshee. This Banshee 1.0 Alpha 1 release is a culmination of so much work by so many awesome contributors.
I am a fan of custom widgets. I write a lot of them. Most are not over the top, or even noticeable, but are useful. In fact, most of my widgets I more often call "composite" widgets instead of "custom." That is, a widget that does some common things to a group of child widgets. Not much involved, but reusable and useful in some context. Gtk# makes this kind of widget writing actually a simple and natural thing to do, unlike C, where you start your work by despising the task at hand. Ahhh - the usefulness of a good binding.