I’ve been quite busy for the last two weeks, so this post is really late. But because this release contains most of what I worked on for Google Summer of Code last month, I created a post anyway.
First, Search was rewritten. I already blogged about in another post. Nothing changed before the release aside from some bug fixes.
The player bar now uses all horizontal space available, which I based on new mockups for playback buffer by Jakub Steiner (except that it still has the repeat/shuffle menu). With this, the song title and album song has more space, and it will no longer just show an ellipsis when the window is small.
Updating of views is further refined, so it will not interfere when in selection mode. Tooltips were added to the buttons. Right-clicking songs inside albums in Albums view now starts selection mode. Albums list in Artists view are now insensitive when in selection mode.
Queries are updated so that Playlist files will no longer show up in Songs view, and (just like in Music 3.12.2) only files inside Music and Downloads directories in your Home directory will be displayed.
The notifications now show a symbolic icon (just like in Albums view) instead of just leaving it blank if the song has no album art available. Lastly, support for UPnP/DLNA was added, though I haven’t tried it yet so I can’t give details about it.
I’ve worked on Playlists this week, and I’ll post about it soon.