Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Songbird 0.3pre

Download: Stable / Unstable

Songbird is a nice multiplatform media player and jukebox. This is the first pre release of the upcoming 0.3 version. Here is the list with the updates and new features:
  • Tabbed Browsing
    • Because the Media Web is better that way.
  • New Library API
    • Better performance on larger libraries.
    • Multiple metadata values per field.
    • Easier transfer of media.
    • Objects! Objects! Objects!
  • New Feathers API
    • Register entirely new XUL Layouts as Feathers.
    • Better CSS file set for inheriting or overriding styles.
    • Make new UI for Songbird without scripting.
    • Extensions overlay into XBL to not care about different Feathers.
  • New Webpage API
    • Control or interact with a visiting Songbird directly from your website without having to write or install any add-ons.
    • Only with the user's permission, of course!
  • New Search API
    • Load 3rd party web search add-ons.
    • Compatible with Firefox search API.
    • Create custom library search add-ons.
  • New Sidebar API
    • Rearrange Playlists and Bookmarks as you see fit.
    • Drag and drop between items.
  • Tons of behind the scenes stuff that nobody cares about
    • No really, you're better off not knowing.
Note: There are still some bugs and items that are not yet finished or working as intended.

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