Changelog

3.1.2 (2014-06-20) - Dang it

  • Fix 3.1.1 regression causing folders in the file browser to show up in reverse order [1390]

3.1.1 (2014-04-28) - I’ve shown that you’re dealing with an Alpha here, baby, not some weak Beta!

  • Fix a crash with GTK+ 3.12 [1384]
  • Handle invalid flac picture blocks [1385]
  • Fix “setup.py install –record” [1373]

3.1.0 (2014-04-10) - Olden times, man! NEVER LIVE THERE.

  • Windows is supported again. And it should be in better shape than with 2.6 in many aspects. Embedded images work now, newer GStreamer with more codecs, operon is included etc. The file browser and EF now show the favorite folders from the Windows Explorer. The installer will now uninstall any existing installation first and as with 2.6.3 there is a portable version available.

    There is still an unsolved problem regarding miss-placed context menus with multiple monitors [1319].

    Thanks goes to Bakhtiar Hasmanan for providing a working PyGObject stack.

  • Initial Wayland support is here (only tested under weston). This was mostly fixing weird usage of GTK+ that just happened to work under X11 and not using the screen size for calculations since there is no real screen under Wayland.

  • Piotr Drąg, Rüdiger Arp, Diego Beraldin and Dimitris Papageorgiou worked on improving the translations.

  • Nick Boultbee worked on a plugin system for playlist plugins and moved the duplication/shuffle actions to it. He also moved the rating configuration from the plugin into the core.

  • Simonas Kazlauskas worked on a plugin system for cover art sources currently supporting last.fm and musicbrainz (exposed as two plugins). If active it will fetch covers in case no local cover is found. In the future we might implement the album art downloader on top of that.

  • Thomas Vogt made transparency work again with GTK+3 in the OSD plugin. (fake transparency now also works again, which was the last known regression from the PyGObject port)

  • operon gained new commands (image-extract, image-set, image-clear) for manipulating and extracting embedded images for all formats supporting embedded images in QL (id3, ogg, flac, wma, mp4). See the manpage [0] for examples. There is also a QL plugin which allows removing all embedded images and embed the active one. This should get better integrated into the tag editor at some point.

  • Display patterns now support specifying the markup using square brackets to not need escaping in the common case. “<b><artist></b>” can now be written as “[b]<artist>[/b]” (the old way still works).

  • In the radio browser the radio list now contains icecast and shoutcast2 stations in addition to shoutcast1 ones and only one additional mirror is included for each station. QL now shows ~4100 stations of ~30000 we know about. Use “Update stations” to get the new list.

Other changes:

  • QL now remembers additional open browsers and reopens them on start.
  • The main tool bar is better integrated with GTK+ themes.
  • We use symbolic icons in many places.
  • Added a simple GNOME app menu.
  • ‘albumartist’ is now used for album identification.
  • <shift>space enables “stop after the current song”.
  • Warning before opening too many plugin windows (Nick Boultbee) [1231]
  • New –unqueue-all command [1234]

Fixes:

  • Config gets saved atomically and handle a corrupted one [1042]
  • editing:id3encoding option was ignored [1290]
  • album browser: Fix sorting by rating [1352]
  • search: Fix results for “&(foo, !bar)” [1327]
  • Various crashes caused by code not being ported to PyGObject properly.

Dependencies & Packaging:

  • No dependency changes compared to 3.0
  • We now install appdata.xml files
  • We now install a dbus service file
  • setup.py build_sphinx builds the html user guide

3.0.91 [beta] (2014-02-28) - You’d have to be in space for that to work.

See final release

2.6.3 (2013-09-25) - The one that can’t even go naked into space without dying!

This is a Windows only bug fix release.

Windows:
  • Fix library saving [1230] (Sebastian Thürrschmidt)

3.0.2 (2013-07-22) - LATER, THE OCEANS BOIL AS THE EARTH TURNS TO FIRE

General
  • Device backend: Correctly detect udisks1 if it isn’t running [1200]
  • mmkeys: Really make libkeybinder work again [1203] (Hans Scholze)
  • Fix play button not starting playback if no song is active [863]
  • Don’t forget newly created bookmarks in some cases
  • Fix “Refresh” in the file tree browser [1201]
  • Fix menu separator drawing with PyGObject 3.2 (Ubuntu 12.04)
  • Various fixes
Plugins
  • Forward library events to event plugins again
  • Fix bookmarks plugin, playlist export plugin, HTML export plugin
  • animosd: Handle multiple monitors (Nick Boultbee)

2.6.2 (2013-07-22) - 256 Pictures of Cool Bugs

2.6.1 skipped to keep in sync with the 3.0 branch.

General
  • Device backend: Correctly detect udisks1 if it isn’t running [1200]
  • Fix play button not starting playback if no song is active [863]
  • Don’t forget newly created bookmarks in some cases
  • Various fixes
Plugins
  • Fix HTML export plugin
  • Fix Bookmarks plugin

3.0.1 (2013-07-08) - gasp

  • Fix a crasher with some PyGObject versions [1211]

3.0.0 (2013-06-15) - THE NEMESIS HYPOTHESIS

Requirements & Packaging Changes
  • Python 2.6+
  • GTK+ 3.2+ & GIR (instead of 2.x)
  • GStreamer 1.0+ & GIR (instead of 0.10)
  • PyGObject 3.2+ (3.4 highly recommended) (instead of PyGTK)
  • PyGObject cairo support
  • libgpod 0.5+ (instead of python-gpod)
  • libkeybinder-3.0 & GIR (instead of python-keybinder)
  • HAL support removed
  • New operon script + man page
  • New .ini file for registering QL as a GNOME Shell Search Provider
Translations
  • New: Czech translation (Honza Hejzl)
  • Russian translation update (Anton Shestakov)
  • Lithuanian translation update [1079] (Naglis Jonaitis)
  • Swedish translation update [1117] (Daniel Nyberg)
  • Spanish, Basque and Galician translation update (Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila)
  • Greek translation update [1175] (Dimitris Papageorgiou)
General
  • Improved rating visibility [1070] (Nick Boultbee)
  • File system view: DnD directories to external targets (Nick Boultbee)
  • Support GNOME Notification Sources
  • Bayesian averaging for set (album) ratings [1085] (Nick Boultbee)
  • New command line tagger: operon (see man operon)
  • Hide songs on not-mounted drives on start without library refresh [984]
  • Preferences UI for managing masked mount points [984]
  • Support all patterns as song list headers [507, 1121] (Nick Boultbee)
  • Save/restore queue position
  • Documentation is now Sphinx/reST based and hosted on readthedocs.org
Fixes
  • Fix unwanted re-filtering of all open browsers if the search history changes
  • Fix crash when re-adding devices while QL is running [1120]
  • Remove EF directory mime type again (too many problems with file managers)
Tagging
  • APEv2: Add disc<->discnumber mapping
Plugins
  • New: Custom Commands plugin (Nick Boultbee)
  • New: GNOME Shell Search Provider plugin [1147]
  • ReplayGain plugin: Parallel processing [807]
  • CD burn plugin: Add Xfburn support [1173]
Known Regressions

2.6.0 (2013-06-15) - Someone’s attacking us from... space?

2.6 is the last PyGTK/GTK+2 based release of Quod Libet / Ex Falso. It contains most of the changes that went into 3.0 and will only receive bugfix releases from here on out.
Requirements & Packaging
  • Python 2.6+
  • PyGTK 2.16+
Everything else
  • See 3.0.0 NEWS with a few exceptions

2.9.92 [beta] (2013-06-05) - alternatetimelinemetarhyme

General
  • Fix the main song list resetting while working with multiple browsers
  • Fix various widget redraw/positioning/jumping problems
  • Various fixes regarding GTK+3.6+ (seek slider, tv hints)
  • Nicer about dialog
  • Fix one-click ratings [1170]
  • Fix various crashes with PyGObject3.2 [1172]
Plugins
  • New GNOME Shell Search Provider plugin [1147]
  • Support Xfburn in the CD burn plugin [1173]
  • viewlyrics plugin: Fix key handling [1171]
  • Fix musicbrainz plugin [1162]
  • Fix replaygain plugin in Ex Falso [1163]
  • Fix fingerprint plugin [1174]

2.9.91 [beta] (2013-05-13) - welcome to a place where incredibly terrible things can happen to you and your friends for no reason!

General
  • Spanish, Basque and Galician translation updates (Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila)
  • Tag editor: Fix context menu not showing
  • Album collection: Fix crash with PyGObject 3.2
  • Fix search bar text color
  • Fix DnD to closed queue
  • Fix hangs during unix signal handling
  • Fix 100% CPU in some cases
  • Fix library refresh pause/stop handling
  • Some speed improvements and fixes
Plugins
  • ReplayGain plugin now processes albums in parallel
  • New dark theme option in the theme switcher plugin
  • Fix GStreamer equalizer
  • Fix theme switcher plugin
  • Fix GStreamer mono plugin

2.9.82 [alpha] (2013-05-02) - One day Marty McFly got bit by a werewolf!

PyGObject/Gtk+3.0/Gstreamer1.0 Port - Alpha 2 release:
  • Fix lyricsview plugin (Nick Boultbee)
  • Fix replaygain album gain/peak writing.
  • Fix crash on one-click ratings in the song list.
  • Fix crash when playing a song while editing its tags.
  • gstbe: Increase operation timeouts (for spinning up disks etc.)

2.9.81 [alpha] (2013-04-27) - Because my hypothesis is: it’s rad

PyGObject/Gtk+3.0/Gstreamer1.0 Port - Alpha 1 release

2.5.1 (2013-04-23) - Yes: MY COMPUTER IS A PERSON.

  • Fix various widgets not showing with pygtk/pygobject trunk
  • Fix QL refusing to start in some cases [1131]
  • Improve web browser discovery and fix on Windows
  • Fix various problems with playlists + masked files [1095]
  • Reduce debug output if loading a file fails [1080]
  • Plugins:
    • notify: Don’t set notifications to transient [1103]
    • lastfmsync: Fix loading/saving of cache [1093]

2.5 (2012-12-19) - Reading on the floor: literature!

  • Greek translation update (Dimitris Papageorgiou) [1064]
  • Russian translation update (Anton Shestakov) [1072]
  • Lithuanian translation update (Naglis Jonaitis)[1079]

2.4.91 [beta] (2012-11-23) - hello and thank you for installing an internet!

News for packagers
  • setup.py will install png and svg icons into hicolor and a png icon into pixmaps. It will also try to call gtk-update-icon-cache if it’s in the target prefix/root (make sure the icon cache gets updated on package install)
  • C extensions removed. QL is now Python only.
  • PyGTK 2.16+
  • Python 2.6+
  • Support for libudev.so.1 (>= 183)
  • New: python-keybinder needed for multimedia keys
  • New plugin directory: gstreamer
  • Optional plugin dependencies:
    • Removed: python-indicate (Ubuntu sound menu), lastfmsubmitd (old last.fm plugin)
    • New: rygel (DBus UPnP MediaServer), python-zeitgeist (Zeitgeist)
News for translators
  • QUODLIBET_TEST_TRANS=xxx will append/prepend “xxx” to all translations so you see what is translatable and for devs to check how, long translations will affect the UI.
  • “setup.py po_stats” to see how much is translated for each po file.
  • “setup.py check_pot” to see if a file containing translatable strings is missing from POTFILES.in
General
  • Search: Handle non-ascii values for filesystem tags (~filename, ~dirname..) [227]
  • New internal tags: ~originalyear ~#originalyear. [966]
  • New internal tag: ~playlists (Nick Boultbee)
  • Shortcut: alt + left/right -> seek +/- 10 seconds [981]
  • Support startup notification spec
  • Support newest thumbnail spec (v0.8.0)
  • Basic Unity quicklist
  • New –stop switch to stop and release the audio device [1018]
  • List tooltips: work with gnome shell, never shift left, support trees [778]
  • New –no-plugins switch to start without plugins
  • No wakeups if nothing is playing.
  • Directory mimetype for Ex Falso
  • Shortcut: ctrl+left/right, left/right for treeview navigation
  • Some UI cleanup, less padding in the main window
  • Remember window size & position for properties, info, browsers [106]
  • Device selection for the gstreamer back-end
  • Use lyricist for finding lyrics if available
  • Click on default cover icon launches album art plugin [2] (Nick Boultbee)
  • Fix: Work with Compiz window placement plugin [871]
  • Fix: Queue widgets not clickable in some cases
  • Fix: Double-click on album will plays song from queue [231]
  • Fix: Filter on album in album browser now uses the album key
  • New: PluginConfigMixin added to core to simplify plugin prefs (Nick Boultbee)
  • Fix: –status (carlo.teubner) [1045]
Formats
  • New: Monkey’s Audio
  • New: Ogg Opus (needs mutagen 0.21) [1012]
  • New: MIDI
  • Basic SPC tag parsing [282] (David Schneider)
  • Add m4v to valid mp4 extensions
Tagging
  • Limit path sections to 255 chars instead of tags to 100 [915]
  • ID3: Write foobar style replaygain tags. [1027]
  • VORBISCOMMENT: Write totaltracks/totaldiscs [929] (Michael Ball)
  • Shortcut: ctrl-s for saving changes, and configurable standard accels per locale [697] (alex.geoffrey.smith, Nick Boultbee)
  • Updates to tag splitting (originalartist, performer) (Nick Boultbee)
Translations
  • New: Greek translation (Dimitris Papageorgiou)
  • German translation update (Rüdiger Arp)
  • British English translation update (Nick Boultbee)
  • French translation partial update (Nick Boultbee)
Plugins
  • Removed: lastfmsubmitd
  • Removed: DBus mmkeys (moved to core)
  • Removed: Ubuntu Sound Menu (no longer needed)
  • New: UPnP AV Media Server plugin (needs rygel)
  • New: ViewLyrics plugin (Vasiliy Faronov)
  • New: Filter on directory [922]
  • New: Zeitgeist plugin [717]
  • New: Mac OS X mmkeys plugin (Martijn Pieters) [967]
  • New: Telepathy/Empathy status plugin [478] (Nick Boultbee)
  • New GStreamer plugins: Compressor, Crossfeed, Pitch, Mono
  • New: Filter on multiple tags [1014]
  • New: Squeezebox Playlist Export (Nick Boultbee)
  • Browse Folders: Use the default file browser [983]
  • Equalizer: add presets
  • MPRIS: various fixes (for the GS plugin)
  • Notify: Dismiss notifications after some time
  • Duplicate Browser: expand/unexpand all button
  • CD burn: now menu-based
  • Updated: Auto Library Updater (Nick Boultbee)
Browsers
  • New: Album Collection - provides a tree-like view of albums similar to Paned.
  • Playlists:
    • Delete shortcut [942] (Johannes Marbach)
    • Shuffle playlist (Nick Boultbee)
    • Remove duplicates [685] (Nick Boultbee)
  • Album list: more filters
Windows
  • Make Browse folder plugin work [993]
  • Multimedia keys support

2.4.1 (2012-07-27) - Man! If I were a robot, a lot of things would be different

  • Fixes:
    • Fix skipping one song during a song change [987] (This also broke the random album plugin in some cases)
    • Windows: Crash in file system view if ‘My Music’ folder is missing [1008]
    • Fix –quit [958]
    • Fix playing of files that don’t match the file system encoding [989]
    • Workaround for mutagen ID3v2.3 update bug [mutagen 97]
    • Various fixes [1013, 1002, 962]
  • Plugin fixes:
    • lastfmsync crashes [957]
    • Various Duplicate browser fixes [999, 954]
    • Notification crash [975]

2.4 (2012-03-18) - He decides he must become... Abe Atman!

  • Fixes:
    • Support xinelib 1.2 [904]
    • MP3/ID3: fix some rare crashes; prefer main embedded cover
    • Vorbiscomment:
      • Ignore coverart and use it as cover art source [910]
      • Fix deletion of metadata_block_picture
    • album art: update coverparadise, disable discogs (API changed)
    • squeezebox fixes (Nick Boultbee)
    • German translation update (Rüdiger Arp)
    • Various fixes [890, 909, 899]
  • Fixed regressions:
    • Python 2.5 / PyGTK 2.12 compatibility
    • Restore saved play order [891]

2.3.91/92 [beta] (2012-01-16) - Players only love you when they’re playing

  • Fixes:
    • Don’t remove periods from tag values in patterns [368]
    • Don’t jump to playing song on stream changes
    • Fix wrong path encoding in the exfalso file selector under Windows
    • Fix error when controlling playback during startup [810]
    • Handle invalid header patterns
    • Don’t lose the radio libary randomly [645]
    • Handle non utf-8 and invalid filenames in the song list [798]
    • Fix a crash when the song list changed during a gapless transition [799]
    • Tray icon doesn’t appear in KDE panel [881]
    • xine backend: Fix equalizer value range
  • Plugin Fixes:
    • Fix “&amp;” in notifications (xfce4-notifyd) (Anton Shestakov)
    • Fix animosd config again
    • Fix Amazon cover search (API change)
  • General
    • Improved startup speed
    • GNOME session shutdown fixes
    • Hide all windows on shutdown
    • Handle signals during startup
    • Correctly push signals into the gtk+ mainloop (no more segfaults)
    • Cyclic saving of all libraries not just the main one
    • Rename the process to “quodlibet” or “exfalso” [736] (Nick Boultbee)
    • Queue keyboard shortcut is now Ctrl+Return not just Q [747]
    • Add new songs that match the active filter to the song list
    • Focus search entry with ctrl+l [666]
    • Fix reverse sort (sort by album first)
    • Custom sort dialog [820] (Philipp Müller, Joschka Fischer)
    • Make the paned browser the default one
    • Focus the first row in all automatic list selections [835]
    • Select next song in the song list after song removal [785]
    • Speed up song removal in long lists [785]
    • Delete keyboard shurtcut in the queue
    • Add menu entry to rate current playing song (Nick Boultbee)
    • Make it possible to override quodlibet/exfalso icon, by placing an icon in the current icon theme [614]
    • Close buttons in all dialogs (since GNOME 3 has no close button in the window decorations for dialogs by default) [772]
    • Make main window resizeable with only the queue showing [657] (Florian Demmer)
    • Make the paned browser prefs resizable
    • Search bar: No delays for any keyboard/mouse actions except typing
    • Estimate FLAC bitrate using the filesize [342] (Nick Boultbee)
    • New ~#filesize tag: requires library reload (Nick Boultbee)
    • Enhancements to the ways album art is detected (Nick Boultbee): new tab in prefs, new option for forcing art filename [328], new option for preferring embedded image over external ones
    • Allow numeric ~#replaygain_xxx tags (Nick Boultbee)
    • album browser: Restore search on start
    • album browser: Move sort order in the preference button sub menu
    • album browser: Load all visible covers before showing the album list
    • album browser: Fewer redraws after filtering
    • album browser: Add sort by genre option [340]
    • radio browser: Genre filter list
    • radio browser: Use the default search bar (with history)
    • radio browser: Remote station list with 4000 stations
    • radio browser: Properly sync the song list play icon with song changes
    • radio browser: Prefill new station dialog with last URL in the clipboard
    • radio browser: title falls back to organization and artist to website (for the song list)
    • radio browser: Buffer process shown in status bar
    • search: Stricter numeric value parsing (only allow valid units)
    • search: Don’t require a space between number and unit: #(added<1day)
    • search: Support GB/KB/MB/B units for ~#filesize
  • Gstreamer:
    • Fully support playbin1 again (QUODLIBET_PLAYBIN1 env var)
    • Allow setting of stream buffer duration [696]
    • Sync replaygain volume change with track change [652] (use track-changed signal in newer gstreamer) this needed the removal of the 500ms queue. Can be enabled if there are problems with gapless (QUODLIBET_GSTBE_QUEUE env var)
    • Don’t add equalizer if the plugin is disabled: No unnecessary conversions to float (flac, mp3 decoder), less CPU
    • Don’t use the fluendo mp3 decoder if mad is available, less CPU
    • No video decoding/playing (mp4 files for example)
    • Properly emit song-started/ended for radio stream songs (so they get counted as auto started by the new notify plugin)
    • Add button in the prefs to print the currently used pipeline including format conversions (only in –debug mode)
    • No more jumping of the position slider during song changes
    • Better parsing of stream metadata [750]
  • Translations:
    • Russian translation update (Anton Shestakov)
    • German translation update (Rüdiger Arp)
    • Italian translation update (Luca Baraldi)
  • Tagging/Ex Falso:
    • Improve support for language tag, with ISO 639-2 suggestions (Nick Boultbee)
    • ID3: handle TLAN [439] (Nick Boultbee)
    • Ignore zero TLEN id3 frame [222]
    • Allow performer to be split out of title (Nick Boultbee)
    • Ogg Theora support
    • Ex Falso about dialog
  • CLI:
    • –debug (colored output, yay)
    • –enqueue-files=file,file [716] (Nick Boultbee)
    • –print-query=query [716] (Nick Boultbee)
    • –force-previous [441] (go to previous not depending on the current position)
  • Plugins:
    • Removed old plugin import fallback code: In case loading a third party plugin fails, set the QUODLIBET_OLDIMPORT env var.
    • Show an error message instead of the stack trace for common plugin loading errors (import errors)
    • Improved notification plugin [588] (Felix Krull)
    • Improved scrobbler preferences with account data verification
    • Trayicon: Use custom theme icons [614] Prevent the main window from showing on startup
    • Musicbrainz: Only write sort tags that are different
    • Titlecase: New prefs switch to allow all caps in tags (Nick Boultbee)
    • NEW: Website Search (Nick Boultbee)
    • NEW: Inhibit Screensaver while playing (GNOME)
    • NEW: Pause while the screensaver is active (GNOME)
    • NEW: Acoustid.org fingerprint plugin (only for submitting atm)
    • NEW: Duplicates browser (Nick Boultbee)
    • NEW: Mute radio advertisements (di.fm only atm)
    • NEW: Watch directories for file changes (using pyinotify) [270] (Nick Boultbee, Joe Higton)
    • NEW: Theme switcher plugin
    • NEW: Squeezebox plugin (Nick Boultbee)

2.3.2 (2011-10-17) - It doesn’t matter! My beats are great!

  • Fix crash in album browser [781]
  • Plugins:
    • DBus multimedia keys: Make it work with gnome-settings-daemon 3.x
    • Album art: Remove darktown, fix discogs.
    • MPRIS: Various fixes [776, 817, 827]
  • Translation Updates:
    • Lithuanian (Naglis Jonaitis)

2.3.1 (2011-07-16) - YES It works in BOTH temporal directions

  • Absolute path renaming on Windows [506]
  • Fix dynamic song removal of songs not matching the query [713]
  • Fix “–print-playing <~#rating>” [730]
  • Fix search not working with an active pattern column
  • Fix hang with newer GStreamer versions and sinkless pipelines
  • Some minor fixes [682, 724, 704]
  • Plugins:
    • Fix MPRIS not handling invalid dates (Nick Boultbee)
    • Some OSD fixes (Nick Boultbee)
  • Translations:
    • German (Rüdiger Arp)
    • Italian (Luca Baraldi)
    • Lithuanian (Naglis Jonaitis)

2.3 (2011-04-01) - I THOUGHT THAT WAS PRETTY CLEAR

  • Various minor bug fixes
  • Some small translation updates (Anton Shestakov)
  • Update of the 2.2.99 news entry

2.2.99 [beta] (2011-03-13) - I can imagine that one day there could be aperson who would read that

  • Quod Libet now needs Python >=2.5
  • Drag and drop in paned browser
  • Speed up adding many songs to the queue
  • Smaller volume, seek controls
  • Ask for playlist name on creation
  • Output playing progess when using –status
  • Use current icon theme icons everywhere (for DAPs etc.)
  • Floating point custom tags
  • Audio streaming fixes (buffering etc.) (Andreas Bombe)
  • Treeview hints in paned browser
  • Cover art now only uses the available space
  • Support embedded covers art in WMA/Vorbis files
  • Set composer, albumartist, sort tags when copying to an iPod
  • Natural sorting in the song list
  • Many song list speedups (sorting, filling, scrolling)
  • Split up pattern results in paned browser with multi-value tags
  • Only consider a song played after half has elapsed
  • Undo/Redo support for all text entries
  • New framework for showing running tasks, notifications in the status bar
  • Text markup in the paned browser
  • Restore maximized state
  • Restore window position (Felix Krull)
  • Make size of the queue adjustable (Florian Demmer)
  • Mouse scrolling over the play button now changes songs
  • Support alternate home directory using $QUODLIBET_USERDIR (jkohen)
  • Make the default rating changeable (library reload needed)
  • Drag and scroll in the song list
  • Faster context menu opening
  • Display playlist size (library reload needed) (Nick Boultbee)
  • Support queries without specifying a tag name
  • All queries in the album browser use a standard operation (avg, sum etc.)
  • Support ~rating, ~#bitrate in the album pattern
  • Support separate song collection patterns in the paned browser
  • Don’t jump to a playing song if it was selected from the songlist
  • Faster local cover search
  • Support FreeDesktop trash spec
  • Lower case option for file renaming (Nick Boultbee)
  • Various bug fixes, speed improvements (Jacob Lee, Johannes Rohrer, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe)
  • Bug fixes:
    • Treeview hints now work with GTK+ >= 2.20
    • Search history now gets properly shared between browsers
    • Fix udev crashes
    • Paned browser leaks
    • Respect global filter in all browsers/filters
    • Don’t lose tag values with differently cased tag names (APEv2)
    • Fix –set-browser (Carlo Teubner)
    • Properly handle the case where a playing song gets deleted
    • Fix redraw errors using compiz
    • FSync on library save
    • Fix crash when ~/.gtk-bookmarks contains empty lines (Felix Krull)
    • Correctly identify rockboxed iPods
  • Windows (Uninstall any previously installed version!):
    • Fix translation under Win 7
    • Fix cover art plugin saving
    • Add all partitions to the file selector
    • Fix various crashes with wide char user names
    • Fix icon under Win 7
    • Support multi-user installations
    • Fix freezes after opening certain folders
  • New plugins:
    • Follow cursor play order plugin
    • Equalizer plugin
    • MPRIS 1.0/2.0 plugin
    • Ubuntu sound menu plugin
    • Rating reset plugin
    • Track repeat plugin (Nick Boultbee)
  • Plugins:
    • Go to bookmark plugin now menu based
    • Fix some album art plugin backends (Aymeric Mansoux, ..)
    • Improved “human” title casing (Nick Boultbee)
    • Fix queue only plugin stopping the current song.
    • Only use allowed HTML in the notify plugin.
    • musicbrainz: allow writing sort tags (Michaël Ball)
  • Translations:
    • new Latvian translation (Einars Sprugis)
    • new Basque translation (Piarres Beobide)
    • French translation updates (Nick Boultbee)
    • Brazilian/Portuguese translation updates (Djavan Fagundes)
    • Russian translation updates (Anton Shestakov)

2.2.1 (2010-03-27) - Fewer than four out of ten people respect my promises – and possibly more!

  • Fix for importing some mp3 files. [220]
  • More fixes for the device backend (iPod, multi partition DAPs). [410, 412]
  • Fix editing keys with multiple values. [440]
  • Fix weighted playorder algorithm.
  • Save songlist column patterns. [447]
  • Some small fixes here and there.
  • Plugin fixes:
    • Title case: Improved title casing for English text. (Nick Boultbee)
    • Random Album: Algorithm improvements.
    • QLScrobbler: Fix preference pane ordering.
    • Album art: Some images weren’t displayed. (Tomasz Miasko) [429]
    • Last.fm Sync, Musicbrainz: Minor fixes.
  • Translations:
    • Galician, Spanish (Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila).
    • German (Rüdiger Arp).

2.2 (2010-02-02) - I know you are enjoying that song but a woman DIED

  • Saved searches extended to Album and Paned browsers [41].
  • Human sorting is now used in Album and Paned browsers [190].
  • Windows is now supported (for real this time).
  • foobar2000’s broken TXXX:DATE now supported [220].
  • Warnings are now printed for many missing dependencies.
  • Fixes for device backends.
  • Lyric downloading disabled until it can be fixed [273].
  • Editing both key and value with multiple keys fixed (extruded) [393].
  • Plugin changes:
    • AnimOSD: major update (Andreas Bombe, Christine Spang) [387].
    • MusicBrainz: major update.
    • Random Album: Changed algorithm to increase fairness.
    • QLScrobbler: Custom patterns for title and artist.
    • Last.fm Sync: new plugin to sync stats from Last.fm.
    • Notify OSD, Album Art: Minor fixes.
  • Translations:
    • Galician, Spanish (Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila).
    • French (Bastien Gorissen).

2.1.98 [beta] (2010-01-04) - How are you going to convince people to use it?

  • Christoph Reiter is now a maintainer.
  • The GStreamer backend is now gapless [49].
  • Win32 is once again supported [248].
  • ID3 tags are removed from FLAC files upon saving [124].
  • File extensions are converted to lowercase upon renaming [66].
  • Thumbnails are now generated for artwork [140].
  • Inline searches in the album list can now match people [239].
  • Embedded album art is now supported in FLAC files [255].
  • Bitrates are now reported in kbps. Library reload required [79].
  • Additional ReplayGain settings (Nick Boultbee) [132].
  • Tag splitting setting is now order-sensitive [74].
  • Paned browser now supports patterns for panes [45].
  • Numeric columns have been given a few tweaks (Johan Hovold) [81].
  • New ratings column options (Johan Hovold, Bastien Gorissen) [82, 83].
  • Renaming when symlinks present no longer raises error (Philipp Weis) [353].
  • Xine backend uses software volume control (Markus Koller) [370].
  • Song positions are now saved and restored when quitting [218].
  • DeviceKit-Disks (UDisks) supported for device discovery [252].
  • Plugin changes:
    • New playlist export plugin [30].
    • New queue only playorder plugin [43].
    • New Python console plugin. [229]
    • Updated trayicon plugin [158].
    • Updated album art plugin (Eduardo Gonzalez) [139].
    • Updated qlscrobbler plugin (Nicholas J. Michalek) [376].
    • Updated lastfmsubmit plugin [292].
  • Translations:
    • Russian (Anton Shestakov) [274].
    • Turkish (Türerkan İnce).
    • German (Rüdiger Arp).
  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements.

2.1 (2009-07-04) - My God, Utahraptor, that’s THE PERFECT SOLUTION.

  • Bug fixes:
    • Installer fixes [15, 27, 88]
    • Right-click on menu causes crash [14]
    • Removing a pane from the paned browser causes segfault [131]
    • Null bytes in tags are now stripped on load [177, 242]
    • zh_CN translation updated [156]
  • Support .oga file extension for Ogg Vorbis files [52]
  • Support libre.fm scrobbling in qlscrobbler plugin
  • Get Internet Radio channel listing from yp.icecast.org [18]
  • Ignore errors during playback for ~#skipcount [37]
  • URIs supported for –play-file and –enqueue [17]
  • Many minor fixes and enhancements.

2.0 (2008-09-14) - Once upon a time there was a radical guy!

  • Make Escape a synonym for Ctrl+W in QLTK Windows. (I#8)
  • Actually fix playlist error.
  • Fix Xine backend “Stop” behavior.

1.999 [beta] (2008-09-09) - It has been a memorable day

  • Fix playlist error when loading songs.
  • Unlock device when “stop” mmkey is pressed. (Javier Kohen, I#6)
  • Restart song when rewinding and > 0.5s in. (Javier Kohen, I#7)
  • Updated Galician and Spanish translations. (Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila)
  • Make requirements consistent across all documentation.

1.99 [beta] (2008-09-08) - It is impossible to know if my dream came true

  • New distutils-based build/test/install system.
  • Multiple audio backend support.
    • Xine-based audio backend.
    • “Null” backend for Ex Falso.
  • Tag Editing:
    • Tags From Path: “<~>” will eat a string but not save it.
    • Track Numbers: Allow numbering up to 999.
  • Show image files in Ex Falso.
  • Direct output to console and to a debugging window.
    • Functions are accessible to plugins as print_d, print_e, and print_w.
  • default_rating configuration option. (Robert Muth)
  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.0 (2007-05-05) - Yeah they just showed up one day – staring.

  • Use Mutagen for ASF/WMA and MP4 support.
  • Add IsPlaying and GetPosition to the D-Bus API. (Mickael Royer)
  • Default “No Cover” image. (Jakub Steiner)
  • Add –unfilter to reset browser filters.
  • Sort –enqueued files, and add –unqueue.
  • Basic SPC (SNES ROM audio) support.
  • Paned Browser speed improvements. (Robert Muth)
  • Errors when playing a song are now logged to a special ~errors tag. It is visible from the Information screen, and can be reset.
  • APEv2 tags can now override Musepack stream Replay Gain settings.
  • Numerous bug fixes, especially in media device handling.
  • Translation Updates:
    • Hungarian. (SZERVÁC Attila)
    • Finnish. (Jari Rahkonen)
    • Galician and Spanish. (Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila)
    • French. (Guillaume Ayoub)
    • Dutch. (Hans van Dok)
    • Japanese. (Yasushi Iwata)

0.24 (2006-11-19) - One wonders if our conversation today would be an appropriate epitaph.

  • Media device (iPod and UMS so far) support. (Markus Koller)
  • Delete removes songs from the queue. (sciyoshi)
  • Per-browser window memory.
  • Use Mutagen for WavPack and Musepack support.
  • Keep filenames when given invalid patterns. (Markus Koller)
  • Don’t duplicate performers in ~performers. (Martin Bergström)
  • Python 2.5 and GTK+ 2.10 compatibility.
  • Fix Rename Files support on MP4 files.
  • New Romanian translation, by Mugurel Tudor.
  • New Slovak translation, by Lukáš Lalinský.
  • Updated translations:
    • Traditional Chinese, by Hsin-lin Cheng.
    • Japanese, by Yasushi Iwata.
    • Galician and Spanish, by Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila.
    • Finnish, by Jari Rahkonen.
    • Hebrew, by Roee Haimovich.
    • Polish, by Tomasz Torcz
    • French, by Guillaume Ayoub.
    • German, by Rüdiger Arp.

0.23.1 (2006-08-28) - UNPOPULAR LIFE GOALS

  • Multivalued tag renaming.
  • Fix crash when ~/.gtk-bookmarks is not present.
  • Disable ‘title’ completion. (hopefully temporarily)
  • Parse “performer:role” tags and offer a ~performers synthetic tag.
  • Updated Swedish translation, by Erik Christiansson.

0.23 (2006-08-14) - THE NARRATIVE OF LIFE.

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Updated files no longer incorrectly appear in the paned browser.
    • Disambiguate ‘filename’ string for translation.
    • Hide unreadable files in Ex Falso.
    • Avoid (harmless) race condition when filling album list.
  • “Select All Subfolders” menu item when browsing directories. (thanks to Alexandre Passos).
  • Scan the library in the background when starting.
  • Ogg FLAC and Speex files can be loaded.
  • Plugin configuration IDs can be different from their names.
  • Rewritten library code, many resulting UI improvements.
  • Scan directories are used as File System roots.
  • Replay Gain mode is chosen based on browser/play order.
  • Internet Radio M3U support.
  • Ex Falso runs on Win32 (thanks to Ben Zeigler).
  • Song list headers can be changed via a context menu.
  • True Audio (TTA) support.
  • New Japanese translation, by Yasushi Iwata.
  • New Traditional Chinese translation, by Hsin-lin Cheng.
  • Updated Translations:
    • German, by Rüdiger Arp.
    • Polish, by Tomasz Torcz
    • French, by Guillaume Ayoub.
    • Galician and Spanish, by Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila and Javier Kohen.
    • Korean, by Byung-Hee HWANG and ChangBom Yoon.
    • Hebrew, by Roee Haimovich.
    • Portuguese, by Alexandre Passos.
    • Dutch, by Hans van Dok.
    • Hungarian, by SZERVÁC Attila.
    • Swedish, by Fredrik Olofsson.

0.21.1 (2006-07-02) - Dude! It’s not like you can’t just make your own!

  • MP3s with POPM can be loaded again (Thanks, Hans van Dok)

0.21 (2006-06-10) - Faith, AND the possibility of weaponized kissing??

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Queue behaves correctly when randomizing two songs.
    • GStreamer error messages are properly localized.
    • Tray icon is more resiliant to panel crashes.
    • “Jump...” distinguishes between identically-named albums.
    • application/ogg is recognized in audio feeds.
    • .pyo files are removed on clean.
    • util.unexpand caches the value of $HOME.
    • Fix plugin function call ordering.
  • UI Changes:
    • Improved tooltips in Preferences.
    • The Paned Browser shows song totals, and has a button to reset all selections.
    • Saving play count / rating tags can be turned off, or adjusted to a different email address.
    • The last-entered directory is used for Scan Directories configuration.
  • pyvorbis is no longer required if you use Mutagen 1.3.
  • Event plugins were redesigned, incompatibly.
  • Test coverage data can be generated using trace.py.
  • New Simplified Chinese translation by Emfox Zhou.
  • New Hungarian translation by SZERVÁC Attila.
  • Updated translations:
    • Finnish, by Jari Rahkonen.
    • Korean, by Byung-Hee HWANG and ChangBom Yoon.
    • Galician and Spanish, by Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila.
    • Norwegian Bokmål, by Andreas Bertheussen.
    • Italian, by Filippo Pappalardo.
    • Polish, by Tomasz Torcz
    • Lithuanian, by Jonas Slivka.
    • Dutch, by Hans van Dok.

0.20.1 (2006-05-02) - Thanks for the eye-opener, dinosaur zombies!

  • Vorbis/FLAC tag editing works again.

0.20 (2006-05-01) - Feelings are boring. Kissing is awesome!

  • Bug Fixes:
    • –play-file will use the queue.
    • Audio Feeds remember download locations.
    • Song changes don’t revert tag edits.
    • Browser song activation takes precedence over the queue.
    • Albums drag-and-drop in listed order.
    • Only reset relevant parts of Information windows on song change.
    • Deleting files not in the library removes them.
    • Non-numeric disc/track numbers sort properly.
    • Paned Browser no longer adds incorrect entries. (Debian bug )
    • Ex Falso no longer loads WAV or MOD files.
    • Allow more headers in Internet Radio and Audio Feeds.
    • New process launching method, util.spawn.
  • UI Changes:
    • Indicator to show when songs come from the queue.
    • Rating submenu always appears in the song list.
    • Album covers hide when clicked again.
    • Select current song when jumping to it.
  • New translations:
    • Norwegian Bokmål, by Andreas Bertheussen.
    • Swedish, by Erik Christiansson.
  • Updated translations:
    • Polish, by Tomasz Torcz.
    • Dutch, by Hans van Dok.
    • Finnish, by Jari Rahkonen.
    • French, by Olivier Gambier.
    • Galician and Spanish, by Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila.
    • Hebrew, by Roee Haimovich.
    • Portuguese, by Alexandre Passos.

0.19.1 (2006-04-04) - It’s our secret! Our secret IDENTITY!

  • Work around broken Fedora/Mandrive GNOME bindings.
  • Fix global plugin directory scanning.
  • Add originalartist to ~people.
  • Updated Italian translation, by Filippo Pappalardo.
  • Updated Korean translation, by Byung-Hee HWANG and ChangBom Yoon.

0.19 (2006-04-01) - i’m really thirsty you guys

  • Simple X session management.
  • Require Mutagen 1.0; drops Pymad.
  • WAV support.
  • New plugin types can be enabled/disabled.
  • Album List can search and display any tags.
  • “Bookmark” time offsets within songs.
  • Song menu plugins require minor but incompatible updates.
  • Searches, tagging patterns, and file renaming patterns can be given aliases and saved.
  • Tag Editing:
    • MusicBrainz TXXX, artist/album/albumartist support.
    • Added albumartist, originalartist, originalalbum, originaldate, recordingdate.
    • Ratings, playcount Ogg Vorbis format changed.
    • COMM tags in Ex Falso are deleted properly.
  • UI Changes:
    • Drops from e.g. Nautilus add to playlists/queue.
    • Clear button in Album List.
    • Horizontal scrollbar when absolutely necessary for the song list.
    • “Random” options use filtered lists.
    • Album sort is once again and forever default.
    • ‘Add to Playlist’ resorts playlist properly.
    • Enter in ‘Add a Tag’ moves from tag to value. (Debian bug )
    • Standard context menu for all browsers.
    • ‘Delete’ key works in Edit Tags.
    • Type-ahead search works in the Album List.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Double-appearances in the filesystem view.
    • FIFO misses some commands.
    • Stupid ‘refresh’ signal finally gone.
    • Error when seeking and keyboard can’t be grabbed.
  • Updated translations:
    • Finnish, by Jari Rahkonen.
    • Galician and Spanish, by Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila.
    • Polish, by Tomasz Torcz.
    • Dutch, by Hans van Dok.
    • German, by Rüdiger Arp.
    • Lithuanian, by Jonas Slivka.
    • Hebrew, by Roee Haimovich.

0.18 (2006-03-03) - “Babies Sporting Monocles”?

  • MP4 iTunes metadata can be written.
  • Alt+s switches between search entry and song list.
  • GStreamer 0.10 port.
  • Album covers can be switched off in the Album List.
  • The Album List text can be changed with a pattern.
  • “Limit” in the Search view can take ratings into account.
  • UI Changes:
    • Alt+Enter / Ctrl+I shows tags/information for selected songs.
    • DnD to playlists/the queue from the File System view.
    • F2 renames playlists.
    • “Add a Tag” autocompletes tag names.
    • RSS links can be dragged to the Audio Feeds sidebar.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • ID3v1 tags no longer interfere with APEv2 tags.
    • Playing albums with one song no longer skips forwards.
    • ‘totaltracks’ Vorbis tags are read properly.
    • Adding songs to a playlist doesn’t unsort it.
    • “Tags From Path” patterns are no longer greedy. (thanks to Decklin Foster)
    • Internet Radio supports the ~people tag.
    • Word-wrap in lyrics pane works properly.
    • Ex Falso properly opens an initial directory. (thanks to ch.trassl)
    • ‘~format’ is usable from –print-playing. ([2810])
  • Plugin errors are captured in a dialog. ([2817])
  • New synthetic numeric tags, ~#tracks and ~#discs. ([2828])
  • Ex Falso no longer depends on GStreamer. ([2837])
  • New Lithuanian translation by Jonas Slivka. ([2780])
  • Updated translations:
    • Bulgarian, by Rostislav Raykov.
    • Finnish, by Jari Rahkonen.
    • Korean, by Byung-Hee HWANG and ChangBom Yoon.
    • Galician and Spanish, by Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila.
    • Hebrew, by Roee Haimovich.
    • German, by Rüdiger Arp.
    • Polish, by Tomasz Torcz.
    • Russian, by Sergey Fedoseev.
    • French, by Joshua Kwan.

0.17.1 (2006-01-19) - I’d like to have some nightmares, please!

  • Updated German translation, by Rüdiger Arp.
  • Updated Russian translation, by Sergey Fedoseev.

0.17 (2006-01-18) - the grizzly icing on the prospector cake!

  • Lyrics plugin merged into Information dialog.
  • “Edit Tags” now correctly removes all copies of multiple values, and displays “(missing from...)” for all missing values.
  • More FIFO commands (song list and queue visibility).
  • FLAC support no longer depends on pyflac.
  • Load audio feeds without author information.
  • ~#year, ~year internal tags.
  • Numeric searches are rounded to two decimal places.
  • New plugin architecture for tag editing dialogs.
  • Korean translation, by ChangBom Yoon and Byung-Hee HWANG.
  • Updated translations:
    • Russian, by Sergey Fedoseev.
    • Finnish, by Jari Rahkonen.
    • Portuguese, by Alexandre Passos.
    • Italian, by Filippo Pappalardo.
    • Dutch, by Hans van Dok.
    • Galician, by Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila.
    • French, by Joshua Kwan.
    • Polish, by Tomasz Torcz.

0.16 (2005-12-19) - would it make a difference if it never really came up often?

  • Context menu plugins can make themselves insensitive.
  • More command-line and FIFO options.
  • Read-only M4A support. (thanks to Alexey Bobyakov)
  • Wavpack support.
  • Audio Feed (Podcast) support (requires http://www.feedparser.org).
  • “One Song” (and repeat) play mode.
  • Improved and configurable tray icon.
  • New install system that is more FHS-compliant.
  • ~laststarted internal tag.
  • Accents are stripped when renaming to ASCII filenames.
  • UI improvements:
    • Ex Falso lists are searchable in GTK 2.8.8+.
    • ^W closes transient windows.
    • More DnD support.
    • HIG-compliance for strings.
    • Double-click files in browsers to enqueue them.
    • Rename Files error dialog has a “Continue” button.
    • Ctrl-Left/Right changed to Ctrl-,/..
    • Playlist imports have a progress bar.
    • New icon that is not all black. (thanks to Tobias and Fabien)
    • Paned Browser entries have context menus.
    • Volume icons follow GTK+/GNOME theme.
  • More memory and CPU optimizations.
  • GStreamer error handling. (thanks to Zack Weinberg and Bastian Kleineidam)
  • Musepack, MOD support migrated to Mutagen/ctypes modules.
  • Updated translations:
    • Galician and Spanish, by Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila.
    • Italian, by Filippo Pappalardo.
    • Dutch, by Hans van Dok.
    • Finnish, by Jari Rahkonen.
    • Portuguese, by Alexandre Passos.
    • French, by Joshua Kwan.
    • Polish, by Tomasz Torcz.
    • German, by Rüdiger Arp.
    • Hebrew, by Roee Haimovich.

0.15 (2005-11-14) - Maybe I will.

  • An ‘artist’ tag can be stored in the library for MODs.
  • ‘All Albums’ remains on the album list after a search.
  • The Play Queue displays its total time and has a clear button.
  • Songs can be enqueued multiple times.
  • ‘~people’ includes more people.
  • Files can be added from remote URIs (e.g. HTTP).
  • “Dumb” searches match any visible tags.
  • Ratings are now searched with values of 0.0 to 1.0, and the number of visible notes is configurable.
  • Useless columns are not displayed in Internet Radio.
  • A single album cover can be refreshed in the Album List.
  • Playlists have been rewritten:
    • Songs may now be in a playlist multiple times.
    • Playlists can be reordered directly, without a special window.
    • Songs can be added to playlists directly from the context menu.
    • M3U and PLS playlists (along with their songs) can be imported.
    • The interface is much more attractive.
  • Drag-and-drop is generally more usable, faster, and attractive.
  • Many optimizations, especially during startup.
  • Updated translations:
    • Russian, by Sergey Fedoseev.
    • Galician, by Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila.
    • Dutch, by Hans van Dok.
    • French, by Joshua Kwan and Fabien Devaux.
    • Hebrew, by Roee Haimovich.
    • Finnish, by Jari Rahkonen.
    • Polish, by Tomasz Torcz.
    • Italian, by Filippo Pappalardo.
  • New translations:
    • Spanish and Portuguese, by Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila.

0.14 (2005-10-22) - I’m almost certain!

  • Internet radio / Shoutcast browser.
  • Album List separates albums with different labelids.
  • Ex Falso displays all available plugins in its menu.
  • Useful ~#lastplayed/~#added/~#mtime display thanks to Lalo Martins.
  • New Album List search keys and sorting options.
  • New translations:
    • Galician, by Johám-Luís Miguéns Vila.
    • Italian, by Filippo Pappalardo.
  • Updated translations:
    • Finnish, by Jari Rahkonen.
    • Polish, by Tomasz Torcz.
    • Dutch, by Hans van Dok.
    • Hebrew, by Roee Haimovich.
    • German, by Rüdiger Arp.
    • Russian, by Nikolai Prokoschenko.
  • Many bug fixes.

0.13.1 (2005-09-15) - People will fall for this for sure!

  • Fix playlist creation.
  • Unplay when no song is playing.

0.13 (2005-09-11) - So, um... let’s- fletcherize?

  • The GStreamer backend is cleaned up, and is now the only backend. This results in lower background CPU usage and many fixes to our audio processing. Gapless playback is gone.
  • A play queue was added.
  • A file system browser has been added. This can view, edit, and play files outside of your library.
  • The Paned Browser has a search entry.
  • Search Library lets you limit the number of results.
  • ~/.quodlibet/browsers is now scanned for custom browsers.
  • Synthetic tags (‘’‘~dirname’‘’, ‘’‘~basename’‘’, &c.) can be searched.
  • Similarly, synthetic tags can be used in the Paned Browser.
  • New synthetic tags, ‘’‘~people’‘’ and ‘’‘~playlist’‘’.
  • If the tray icon is visible, closing QL’s main window will minimize it. To actually quit, choose ‘’‘Quit’‘’ from the Music menu or icon.
  • Search Library and the Album List search entry have tag completion.
  • Ex Falso supports plugins.
  • Updated Russian translation by Nikolai Prokoschenko and Sergey Fedoseev.
  • Updated French translation by Joshua Kwan.
  • Updated Finnish translation by Jari Rahkonen.
  • Updated Dutch translation by Hans van Dok.
  • Updated Hebrew translation by Roee Haimovich.

0.12 (2005-07-31) - focus ENTIRELY on the sexy bits.

  • New Mutagen ID3 reader/writer.
  • Experimental GStreamer backend.
  • Drag-and-drop to playlists.
  • Weighted random playback.
  • MP3 and Musepack ReplayGain support.
  • Larger plugin manager window.
  • Automatic mount point detection.
  • Support for multiple soundcards.
  • Localization enhancements.
  • Translation updates:
    • Dutch, thanks to Hans van Dok.
    • Finnish, thanks to Jari Rahkonen.
    • French, thanks to Joshua Kwan.
    • German, thanks to Rüdiger Arp.
    • Hebrew, thanks to Roee Haimovich.
    • Russian, thanks to Sergey Fedoseev and Nikolai Prokoschenko.
    • Polish, thanks to Witold Kieraś.
  • The usual round of interface tweaks and bug fixes.

0.11 (2005-05-10) - spicy burnsauce with a side of ZING!

  • Plugins (either appearing in the right-click menu, or triggered on a player event); see http://www.sacredchao.net/quodlibet/wiki/Plugins.
  • Browse songs by album, with a cover display.
  • “Library Browser” added to search/edit files without disturbing your playlist.
  • Played songs are automatically removed from dynamic playlists.
  • “Background filters” for the paned browser and search entry.
  • Create/remove empty folders from within Ex Falso.
  • ‘0’ to ‘4’ keys or mouse clicks can set song ratings.
  • Depends on PyGTK 2.6 (as well as GTK 2.6).
  • –status to print the player’s status.
  • Russian translation, thanks to Sergey and Andrey Fedoseev.
  • Partial French translation, thanks to Joshua Kwan.
  • OSD moved to a plugin.

0.10.1 (2005-04-04) - What if I said I’m not really kidding?

  • The main window stays hidden when the song changes.

0.10 (2005-04-02) - As it turns out, my life is NOT THAT INTERESTING!

  • –seek supports +/- prefix to seek relative to the current position.
  • Added Ex Falso, a tag editor based on QL (without audio playback).
  • Switched MP3 genres from TIT1 to TCON.
  • The library is saved automatically every 15 minutes.
  • Tag by Pattern/Rename Files save patterns used.
  • Adding tags with specific formats (‘date’) is less prone to error.
  • Several display bugs and non-HIG windows were fixed.
  • Pane-based (Rhythmbox/iTunes-style) library browser.
  • Tag by Pattern/Rename Files previews can be manually edited before saving.
  • Kind of browser (none, search, playlists, paned), song list sort order, and what you were browsing are remembered when you exit.
  • At least one lockup-causing bug was fixed.
  • Song ratings, on a 0 to 4 scale.
  • Masked directories work again.
  • No more dependency on Glade.
  • A new icon and website.

0.9 (2005-03-04) - I don’t want any trouble, cephalopods!

  • Major updates to the Properties dialog:
    • A new detailed ‘Information’ tab was added.
    • Middle click pastes current PRIMARY clipboard text in ‘Edit Tags’.
    • Text in the ‘Rename Files’ dialog can be conditionalized.
  • Non-UTF-8 filesystem encodings support (via CHARSET/G_BROKEN_FILENAMES).
  • New numeric keys “added” and “skipcount” can be searched on.
  • The –print-playing format string syntax has changed to match the one now used in ‘Rename Files’.
  • New query language enhancements (ternary relation operators, string comparisons, and Lynx-like case-sensitivity).
  • The tray icon now pauses/unpauses on middle click, adjusts volume with the scroll wheel, and skips forward/backward on buttons 6/7.
  • This release depends on GTK 2.6 for its new media icons.
  • PMP support was removed.
  • Updated German translation (thanks, Bastian!)

0.8.1 (2005-02-06) - Our story takes a sudden dive...

  • Fix a crash when encoding information is not available.

0.8 (2005-02-04) - I make jokes about whomever I please!

  • New/reloaded libraries take 20% less disk space.
  • Double-clicking an album cover displays it in a larger window.
  • –shuffle, –repeat, and –volume (–volume-up and –volume-down are deprecated and will be removed).
  • Any tag name can be written to (and read from) an MP3 file.
  • Playlists containing arbitrary songs can be created.
  • The libmodplug Python wrapper must be downloaded separately.
  • The MPC/MP+ format is supported (with a separate wrapper).
  • FLAC supports ReplayGain.
  • Internal changes made some things faster and others slower.
  • Polish translation, thanks to Michal Nowikowski.
  • German translation, thanks to Bastian Kleineidam.

0.7 (2004-12-18) - I’m going to ho-ho-hoard all these nuts!

  • Default to proper ‘alsa09’ driver (rather than ‘alsa’).
  • “Random Foo” searches are now anchored with ^...$.
  • Tag By Pattern values can be edited before being saved.
  • Right-clicking on the status icon brings up a menu.
  • –play, –pause, –seek-to, –query, –play-file.
  • OSD (gosd) support, thanks to Iñigo Serna and Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro. A library reload is needed to use it.
  • FreeDesktop-style .folder.png files supported for album covers.
  • Playlist/search UI elements can be hidden.
  • Dragging playlist columns reorders them.
  • Library rebuilds no longer lose play counts.
  • Configurable menu accelerators when gtk-can-change-accels is set.
  • Delete songs (or move them to the trash) from the player.

0.6 (204-12-02) - People laugh at typos in heaven?!

  • Many new filtering options (top 40, not played in X days).
  • Mass-set track numbers.
  • Tag by Pattern can replace or add new tags.
  • Maskable mount points. This lets you add files from an NFS share or portable device and not have to readd them if you unmount and remount it.
  • Support for sending files to PMPs from the context menu.
  • –next, –previous, –play-pause, –volume-up, –volume-down.
  • MOD/IT/XM/etc. support, using libmodplug and an included C extension.
  • Right-clicking the status icon will pause/unpause.
  • Seeking in FLACs.
  • Bug fixes (including at least one crash).

0.5 (2004-11-18) - Everything’s fine, CEPT YOU GOT NO LEGS!

  • The ao audio backend is back; see the “AUDIO BACKENDS” section in the manual page for instructions on using it. This should let ALSA users use software mixing.
  • ID3 APIC (embedded picture) support.
  • VorbisGain (http://sjeng.org/vorbisgain.html) support.
  • A context menu for common operations was added to the properties dialog.
  • Tag values can be set from filename patterns, or vice-versa.
  • Dates can be saved in MP3s now.
  • –print-playing option, with a format string.
  • More UI tweaks.
  • Translation template update.
  • Many bug fixes; please reload your library. You can now reload your library from the “Music” menu.

0.4 (2004-11-09) - The Power of Language

  • Many bug fixes, primarily due to unit testing.
  • Tweaks to cover detection to pick ‘frontcover’ over ‘backcover’.
  • Tweaks to song display, including proper support for the ‘author’ tag.
  • Remember size between invokations.
  • A freedesktop.org-compatible system tray icon, using the Egg status icon code by Anders Carlsson and Sun.
  • Multimedia key support, provided they’re mapped (e.g. by Acme), using the MmKeys object from Muine by Lee Willis and Jan Arne Petersen.
  • UI tweaks to the main window.
  • Button to link to a song’s website, or a Google search.
  • Infrastructure is in place for i18n/l10n, but I’m totally new to this, so I could’ve done something horribly wrong.

0.3 (2004-11-01)

  • Handle mono MP3s correctly.
  • Crash less, especially when editing tags.
  • Many smaller bug fixes.

0.2 (2004-10-30)

  • Song properties dialog, featuring mass tag editing/addition/removal.
  • Build/installation scripts.
  • Interface tweaks for HIG compliance and accessibility.
  • Try to save the library when ^C is pressed.
  • ~/.quodlibet/current interface to currently-playing song.
  • Save current query and song on exit.
  • An icon.
  • FLAC support. Writing to FLAC tags could be very buggy, so if you value your tags, please back them up.

0.1 (2004-10-30)

  • Initial release.