The 1.0~beta2 version of Bangarang has been released.
This latest beta includes several bugfixes and improvements including graceful degradation when nepomuk is not available, genre support for video as well as music and new media lists for frequently played, recently played and highest rated media.
This is a beta release so there are bugs. (I’m hoping the kitten-eating has been reduced a bit – puppies are still fair game though). See the release notes for more info on bugfixes, improvements and known issues.
If you would like to package Bangarang for your distribution you can download the source tarball for the latest release from here. You can also keep up with the latest development at the gitorious project development home.
A quick big-up to Sebastian Jambor for his invaluable contributions these last few weeks streamlining a lot of the query and listengines code. See the about dialog for a full list of contributors.
Anyone interested in helping out is very welcome. Whether it’s just testing and reporting issues, translations, providing patches… See the Bangarang project development home for more info. I’m really hoping to get enough of the bugs knocked out to make the next release an RC. A quick note on translations, I hope to prepare the ui strings for translations before the next release (they are sooo not prepared). If anyone wants to help with that task please let me know.
A quick reminder that the 1.0 release is “The Basics”. Once 1.0 is out the door I’ll start concentrating on more features.
On a side note, I’ve modified the wordpress blog a little so the root address is now a less-techy homepage for Bangarang.
So that’s it for beta news… phew! 🙂 After the hacking splurge for beta2, helping out with a surprise brithday party and watching an awesome MLS Cup final match (watching from 10 rows up when LA’s Langdon Donovon missed a PK was pure joy), I’m pooped! The US Thanksgiving holidays are this week so I’ll be taking a break from Bangarang hacking this week to spend more time with my partner and the doggies. I also need to get some snowboarding in this week (it’s been dumping in the Cascades!). Then we’re heading over the mountains to Leavenworth, WA with a couple of friends for the weekend. Looking forward to the break!
peace and much respect.