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Release Digest: GNOME, February 29, 2004

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Rhythmbox 0.6.6

This is another release in the Rhythmbox stable series. You keep finding the bugs, we keep fixing them :)

Before I go into the release details, let me first mention that if you happen to be in Japan, you can visit Rhythmbox! Here are directions: http://www.rhythmbox-web.com/img/map.gif Oh, and if you mention that you love GNOMEs at the door, they let you in free.

Now, downloads are at the usual locations: http://rhythmbox.sf.net/download.html

Overview of Changes in Rhythmbox 0.6.6

  • Don't lose on AMD64 [Colin Walters]
  • Honor G_PARAM_CONSTRUCT_ONLY properties [Colin Walters]
  • Fix startup notification when already running [Christophe Fergeau]
  • Keep current selection on right-click [Colin Walters]
  • Fix use of non-POSIX sh syntax [Julio M. Merino Vidal]
  • Use GCONF_SCHEMAS_FILE_DIR [Julio M. Merino Vidal]
  • Don't crash trying to save session while loading [Colin Walters]
  • Escape symlink names when resolving URIs [Colin Walters]
  • More gcc-2.95 fixes [Colin Walters]
  • Improved genre sort [Colin Walters]
  • Parse bare .m3u files [Colin Walters]
  • Less strict version tests in autogen.sh [Colin Walters]

New translations:

bg (Peter Slavov)

Updated translations:

ja (Takeshi AIHANA)
fr (Christophe Fergeau)

Rhythmbox 0.6.7

Whee. A brown paper bag release. Thanks to Joe Markus Clarke for noticing the bug and supplying a patch so quickly!


Overview of Changes in Rhythmbox 0.6.7

  • Brown paper bag release
  • Fix usage of GCONF_SCHEMA_FILE_DIR [Joe Markus Clarke]
  • Don't include unsupported MIME types in .applications [Colin Walters]

Muine 0.5.0


Muine 0.5.0


Muine is a new music player using some new UI ideas. The idea is that it will be much easier and comfortable to use than the iTunes model, which is used by both Rhythmbox and Jamboree. It is written in C and C#, using GStreamer for music playback.


  • Fully translatable

The following translations are available:

Catalan [Aleix Badia i Bosch <abadia@ica.es>]
Croatian [Robert Sedak <robert.sedak@sk.tel.hr>]
Czech [Miloslav Trmac <mitr@volny.cz>]
Dutch [Tino Meinen <a.t.meinen@chello.nl>]
German [Matthias Debus <psic4t@netbands.de>]
French [Vincent Carriere <carriere_vincent@yahoo.fr>]
Portuguese [Duarte Loreto <happyguy_pt@hotmail.com>]
Spanish [Francisco Javier F. Serrador <serrador@cvs.gnome.org>]
Serbian [<dsegan@gmx.net>]
Swedish [Christian Rose <menthos@menthos.com>]

  • The tray menu now features a popdown menu
  • Support for setting custom cover images through Drag'n'Drop
  • Multiple selection is now possible in the playlist window
  • Various major bugfixes



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