Just the usual, late, after-release post…
Last Monday, GNOME Music 3.13.1 was released. Here are the changes, though some of them were already released along 3.12.1.
The code that looks up and caches the album art was rewritten by Vadim, so it was a lot faster now. Also, the album art in the Albums view will now be loaded on-scroll – they won’t load unless they are not shown in the window.
With the recent improvements on album art loading, Load More buttons are now gone. Unfortunately, you won’t notice much difference because of a regression introduced by on-scroll loading.
The Add to Playlist dialog got a lot of style fixes, so it looks like it was using GtkListBox. We bumped the required GTK+ version, so it will probably get ported to a GtkListBox soon.
The Shuffle menu now uses a popover. The accelerator for Select All now works. And we now use libmediaart to load the album art (the code for caching album art using libmediaart is not yet merged).
We are still working on Smart Playlists and Search so we will (probably) merge them next release (3.13.2). I also postponed my fixes for notifications, but they are now in master.
If you are using Fedora 20, you could try out gnome-music by installing packages from my gnome-music unstable COPR repository. If you want to try out the master branch and don’t want to compile, I also have a repository for that too.