For those of you wanting to use Exaile on OSX Mavericks or Yosemite, this release is for you! Prior releases of Exaile did not work properly because of font issues in GTK. This release contains workarounds for that.
There are other minor fixes too, check the commit log for details.
After a year of work and 60+ bugfixes and improvements, the Exaile developers are happy to announce that Exaile 3.4.0 “we’re not dead yet” has been released!
About the codename
Exaile has existed since 2006, and had a lot of rapid development until 2010 or so. At that point, development slowed down considerably, but since 2012 development has continued at a slow but steady rate. A number of you have asked whether the project is dead yet – and the answer is a resounding NO. Exaile is a mature, stable audio player, and does much of what we want it to do, and does it well. The current development team uses Exaile on a regular basis, and will continue to add improvements and fix bugs as needed. To reflect this reality, the codename for this release is “we’re not dead yet”.
Major new features/bugfixes
This release has fixed a lot of really annoying bugs and improved overall usability, while adding new plugins with new features. The full list of bugfixes/features can be viewed on launchpad.
Audio output device can now be switched while playing songs
Official support for OSX!
Improved unicode support
An option has been added to disallow playback while another song is playing (great for DJs)
Linux: UDisks/UDisks2 support
Covers: cover manager improvements, saving to disk
Playlists can be shown in multiple panes
The left tab panels are now closable
BPM counter plugin has better UI integration
Enhanced smart playlists
Create playlists based on other playlists
Support for filtering over 20 different tag types
A simpler plugin API is available (but the old one still works!)
Plugin manager doesn’t show users potentially broken plugins anymore
Exaile 3.4 is in our opinion the best release of Exaile yet, and we hope that you like the new features as much as we do. Exaile is a truly cross-platform audio player, with downloads available for Linux, Windows, and OSX. User and developer documentation is available at http://exaile.readthedocs.org/en/latest/.
Moving to github
As of today, the launchpad repositories are deprecated and source code in bazaar will no longer be updated. Our new home is on github, at https://github.com/exaile/exaile. Please file all new bugs on the issues tracker on github. In the near future, we will try to move relevant bugs from launchpad to github, close out all the bugs on launchpad, and close the launchpad bug tracker. We look forward to your pull requests
All of the bugs targeted for Exaile 3.4 have been closed, and 3.4.0 RC0 is now available for download from Launchpad. This has been a really stable beta release so far, and we’re really excited about getting this out! A final release will be done on Monday if there are no issues found.
Exaile now has a read the docs site! The docs include API information, an updated plugin development guide, and user installation notes. A lot of information has been migrated + updated from synic’s old bitbucket site for Exaile, and now lives with the Exaile source. We would love help updating this information, or any feedback you may have. Thanks!
An exaile 3.4 release has been a long time coming. There are a TON of new features and fixes that are present in this release – we’ll provide a highlights summary for the official 3.4 release. However, you can see the launchpad page for a complete list of the bugs fixed in 3.4.
Despite being labeled a ‘beta’, this release should be stable for most users. The main reason for labeling it a ‘beta’ is that there are still a number of important fixes/features we’d like to get out there, but there’s already so many features in that we want others to use.
Please try it out and report any bugs that you may find! We’re hoping for a 3.4 final release by the end of the summer.