After installed Foresight-Linux on my old Laptop today, to take a look at the new GNOME 2.22, Banshee Logo I could also get a glimpse on the new version of Banshee. The New Last.fm-Radio integration looked just great, though it seems not yet to be rock solid, in the 0.13.x release. After happily playing a bit with this feature, I already had discovered some nice new tracks.
Comming back to my normal computer and checking my newreader, I found out that other people are happy with that feature too and that there is already a new alpha release of Banshee. The release (1.0 Alpha 1) just came out today and is bringing even more great features. From the initial article I finally landed on the ┬╗official blog entry┬ź and the release notes.
That all looks so great, that I think Banshee will be my default music-player, as soon the stable version of 1.0 is out. They finally implemented the new Artist/Album browser, I always missed too. I also learned today that the search-field in Banshee is much more powerful than I would have guessed.
So, better to stay tuned on the music player issue, Rhythmbox is finally getting some serious competitors... ;-)

Link to the Changelog Overview.

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    Yet another nice Music-Player
    I already now a few players for the Linux desktop, like Rhythmbox, Banshee, Muine, AmaroK, Exaile and some others. Some of them have developed to really nice pieces of software, like Banshee and Rhythmbox, which offer a nice music management along with a ...
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    Banshee 1.0 came out
    Banshee 1.0 was finally released a few days ago. Yesterday I got it installed on my Ubuntu machine. Ubuntu debs are already there too available at the Banshee Ubuntu repository. If you have tried Banshee and didn't like it in the earlier versions, you s ...

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