The nice thing about a GNOME-2.8 release, apart from the release itself, is that you can branch it off and do new cool things in the 2.9 branch. So, I committed the new volume control (gnome-media), volume applet (gnome-applets) and closed around 10 bugs in mere hour which mostly consisted of patch management and CVS surgery.
GNOME-2.8 is dead, long live GNOME-2.9!
Media playback in GStreamer:
Noticed that ASF support in GStreamer is crappy. Will fix sometime soon.