July 15, 2009, 10:30 am
Aaron Bockover, the lead developer behind the open source Banshee project, has published an outline of the Banshee community's plans for the next major version of the program. Banshee is evolving beyond the scope of its original function as an audio player for the Linux desktop and is transforming into a comprehensive multimedia application platform.
The Banshee 1.0 release last year introduced support for video playback. Subsequent point versions have added other nice features, including improved compatibility with media devices such as the T-Mobile G1. A play queue and a new context pane which displays song information at sites like Wikipedia and Last.fm are under active development and could arrive in upcoming point updates.