Banshee 1.7.0

  • Release Date: May 5, 2020

  • Source Tarball: banshee-1-1.7.0.tar.bz2

  • Release Information: NEWS, sha256sum

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Banshee 1.7.0 is the first of the unstable 1.7 series, leading up to a 
stable 1.8 release in the fall.  It contains many bug fixes for 1.6.0, as
well as new features and enhancements.

New Features Since 1.6.0

Keybinding for Switching Sources

      Typing 'g' activates the source switcher, where you can type the name
      of a source to switch to it.  You can type its acronym or a substring
      as well. As soon as only one source matches, it will be activated.
      For example, you can type 'g' and then 'np' to switch to Now Playing.

Connect to Remote DAAP Servers

Connect to remote DAAP server by entering its IP address.


  • Improved authentication experience

  • Improved Maemo device support

  • DBus API additions for showing various dialogs

  • DEXT/CLIQ and Galaxy Portal device support

  • Many MeeGo specific improvements and fixes

Notable Bug Fixes

41 bugs were fixed since 1.6.0!

  • Fix for fullscreen video under Mutter

  • Fix videos playing back in a new window

  • Fix crashes related to Gtk.Widget subclassing

  • Fix crashes related to a11y

  • NotificationArea fixes

  • Cover art aspect ratio/scaling fixes

Banshee has a lot more to offer! Check out the previous major release notes...


  • Mono 1.9.1 (.NET 2.0 Profile / gmcs)

  • SQlite 3.4

  • Gtk# 2.12

  • GStreamer 0.10.13

  • NDesk DBus (ndesk-dbus) 0.5

  • NDesk DBus GLib (ndesk-dbus-glib) 0.3

  • Mono.Addins (mono-addins) 0.3.1

  • TagLib# (taglib-sharp) >=

  • Required to build default feature stack:

    • libmtp >= 0.2.0

    • ipod-sharp >= 0.8.5

    • mono-zeroconf >= 0.8.0

    • boo >= 0.8.1

    • webkit-sharp-1.0 >= 0.2

    • gdata-sharp >= 1.4

  • Run-time requirements for default feature stack:

    • HAL

    • podsleuth >= 0.6.6

    • brasero

    • avahi


Contributors For This Release

The following people directly contributed to the release of this version of Banshee. Without their help, there would be no release!

  Aaron Bockover, Alexander Kojevnikov, Andrés G. Aragoneses,
  Benjamín Valero Espinosa, Bertrand Lorentz, Chow Loong Jin,
  Félix Velasco, Gabriel Burt, Ján Sokoly, Jeroen Budts, Julien Moutte,
  Kevin Duffus, Mike Gemünde, Robin Stocker, Ruben Vermeersch

The following people contributed updated translations to this release. Without them, our project's reach would be much more limited.

  Andrej Žnidaršič, Andrés G. Aragoneses, António Lima,
  Benjamín Valero Espinosa, Christian Kirbach, Joe Hansen,
  Mario Blättermann, Maxim V. Dziumanenko, Petr Kovar,
  Wouter Bolsterlee, Žygimantas Beručka

Contributors In Past Releases

Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alex Bennee, Alex Kloss, Alex Launi,
Alexander Hixon, Alexander Kojevnikov, Alexandros Frantzis, Alp Toker,
Anders Petersson, Andrea Cimitan, Andreas Neustifter, Andreas Nilsson,
Andrew Conkling, Andrés G. Aragoneses, Andy Midgette, Arthur Carli,
Arun Raghavan, Aydemir Ulaş Şahin, Ben Maurer, Benjamín Valero Espinosa,
Bertrand Lorentz, Bertrand Lorentz, Bill Dawson, Bob Copeland,
Bojan Rajkovic, Brad Taylor, Brandon Perry, Brian Lucas, Brian Nickel,
Brian Teague, Chow Loong Jin, Chris Howie, Chris Jones, Chris Lahey,
Chris Toshok, Chris Turchin, Christian Hergert, Christian Krause,
Christoph Burgdorf, Christopher James Halse Rogers, Cody Russell,
Cosmin Banu, Dan Wilson, Dan Winship, Daniel Munkton, Daniel Siegel,
David Spreen, David Stone, Diego E. Pettenò, Eitan Isaacson, Elena Grassi,
Eoin Hennessy, Eric Butler, Erik Schmidt, Fabian Jost,
Felipe Almeida Lessa, Fernando Casanova, Florent Thoumie, Fredrik Hedberg,
Félix Velasco, Gabriel Burt, Garrett LeSage, Götz Waschk, Haitao Feng,
Hans Petter Jansson, Iain Lane, Igor Guerrero Fonseca, Ilya Konstantinov,
Ivan N. Zlatev, Jack Deslippe, Jakub Steiner, James Willcox,
Jan Arne Petersen, Jason Conti, Jason Taylor, Jeff Tickle, Jeff Wheeler,
Jensen Somers, Jeroen Budts, Jo Shields, Johannes Kuhn, John Millikin,
Jordi Mas, Jorge Castro, Julien Moutte, Juri Pakaste, Ján Sokoly,
Jérémie Laval, K. Vishnoo Charan Reddy, Ken Vandine, Kevin Duffus,
Konstantin Oshiyko, Larry Ewing, Lauri Kotilainen, Lukas Lipka, Marijn Ros,
Matt Enright, Michael Kaiser, Michael Martin-Smucker, Michael Monreal,
Michael Monreal, Miguel de Icaza, Mike Urbanski, Moritz Schallaböck,
Nathan Palmer, Neil Loknath, Nicholas Doyle, Nicholas Parker,
Nicolò Chieffo, Nils Naumann, Oben Sonne, Olivier Duff, Oscar Forero,
Pacho Ramos, Patrick van Staveren, Paul Lange, Pavel Antonov,
Pepijn van de Geer, Peter de Kraker, Pratik Patel, Przemysław Grzegorczyk,
Roderich Schupp, Romain Tartière, Ruben Vermeersch, Ryan Collier,
Sandy Armstrong, Scott Peterson, Sebastian Dröge, Tim Yamin,
Tobias Mueller, Todd Berman, Travis Glenn Hansen, Travis Reitter,
Trey Ethridge, Valentin Sawadski, Will Farrington, William Pettersson,
Wouter Bolsterlee

Reporting Bugs, Joining the Community

If you encounter any bad behavior with this release, please do not hesitate to file bugs!

We welcome new contributors - developers, translators, artists, writers, support gurus - to join our community. Join us!

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