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GUPnP DLNA 0.3.0 & GUPnP Vala 0.6.11

GUPnP DLNA 0.3.0 released!


Changes since 0.2.1:

- New API and tool (gupnp-dlna-ls-profiles) to list all supported profiles
- Move API to get a profile to the DLNADiscoverer namespace
- Make GUPnPDLNAProfile opaque, add to API documentation
- Add support for several AVC_MP4_MP profiles
- Print stream topology instead of a simple list in gupnp-dlna-info
- Add debug output controlled by an environment variable for eaesier
debugging
- Beginnings of an automated testing infrastructure
- Add relaxed/extended mode properties (more details in the next release)
- Use 'bitrate' instead of 'maximum-bitrate' while matching streams
- Various bug fixes

All contributors to this release:

Arun Raghavan
Parthasarathi Susarla
Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)

GUPnP Vala 0.6.11 released!


Changes since 0.6.10:

- Require and adapt to gupnp-av 0.3.0.

All contributors:

Arun Raghavan
Parthasarathi Susarla
Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)

Download source tarballs from here

Syndicated 2010-08-17 14:02:00 (Updated 2010-08-17 14:02:29) from zeenix

Rygel 0.7.3 (Out of Their Minds)

Rygel 0.7.3 (Out of Their Minds) is out!

A new release in the current unstable 0.7.x series for upcoming GNOME 2.31.6
release.

- Add Album-art support.
- Add support for sorted Browse/Search.
- Don't push data after HTTP response is cancelled.
- Advertise support for search by "createClass".
- Revive accidently removed XBox hacks.
- Fix icon export for uninstalled case.
- Simplify plugin APIs to further abstract plugin developers from UPnP details.
- Add convenient MediaRenderer APIs for plugins. This involved moving most of
the GstRenderer code to core.
- Fix seeking once again.
- Improve error handling in HTTP request handling code.
- Port to new DIDL-Lite contributor APIs.
- Port to Vala 0.9.3 and 0.9.4.
- Clean-up README and specify build and run-time dependencies.
- More debug output.
- MediaExport:
- Make use of gupnp-dlna for faster, more complete and reliable metadata
extraction.
- Print a debug message if extraction fails for a file.
- Add windows formats to positive list of file extensions to include in the
metadata extraction.
- Don't share anyt folder by default.
- Fix url-escaped folder names on PS3.
- Fix issue of empty title of top-level virtual folders on PS3.
- Process 256 children at a time. This improves performance of harvesting of
large folders.
- GstRenderer:
- Rename to Playbin.
- Advertize support for 'video/mp4'
- Advertize support for RTSP
- Handle error from playbin.
- Don't claim support for unsupported UPnP actions and state variables.
- External:
- Fix a crasher bug.
- Localization:
- Add French translation.
- Update Simplified Chinese translations.
- Update German translation.
- Update Galician translation.
- Update Swedish translation.
- Update Slovenian translation.
- Lots of other non-functional and/or minor improvements and fixes.

Dependency-related changes:

- Require Vala >= 0.9.3
- Require gupnp >= 0.13.4
- Require gupnp-av >= 0.5.8
- Require gupnp-dlna >= 0.2.1 (new dependency)
- Require libgee >= 0.5.2
- Use gtk+-2.0 (>= 2.21.5) if available rather than gtk+-3.0

Bugs fixed in this release:

607411 - Need to mention non-compile time deps.
624445 - Samsung can't FF/REW/PAUSE when playing video/avi from Rygel.
625556 - New configure flag to switch GTK+ version.

All contributors to this release:

Aron Xu
Arun Raghavan
Claude Paroz
Eleanor Chen
Frédéric Péters
Javier Jardón
Jens Georg
Mario Blättermann
Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)

Download source tarball here

Syndicated 2010-08-03 23:08:00 (Updated 2010-08-03 23:08:37) from zeenix

3 Aug 2010 (updated 4 Aug 2010 at 00:06 UTC) »

GUPnP A/V 0.5.8 released!

Changes since 0.5.7:

- Fix crashes in DIDLLiteContributor API.
- Remove incomplete and broken DLNA guessing code. Applications should use
gupnp-dlna now for all their DLNA needs.
- Do set the 'dlna:profileID' property of 'albumArtURI' node and treat it as
mandatory as per DLNA guidelines (7.3.61.3).
- Prefer non-transcoded resources over transcoded ones when choosing compatible
resources for a particular MediaRenderer.
- Minor correction to DIDL filtering code.
- Some other minor improvements/fixes.

Bug fixed in this release:

2187 - GUPnPDIDLLiteContributor class doesn't work

All contributors to this release:

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)

Download source tarball from here

Syndicated 2010-08-03 23:02:00 (Updated 2010-08-03 23:09:29) from zeenix

Rygel 0.7.2 (Dream A Little Dream)

Rygel 0.7.2 (Dream A Little Dream) is out!

A new release in the current unstable 0.7.x series for upcoming GNOME 2.31.5
release.

* MediaExport:
* Support DLNA's 'AnyContainer' upload extenstion.
* Only harvest media files. We use a positive list for file extensions to
include in the metadata extraction.
* Implement fallback to the default (slow) search implementation.
* Lower severity for some of the console messages.
* Update code according to latest GStreamer Vala API fixes.
* Tracker:
* Improve Sparql query builder to achieve much better performance and reduced
D-Bus traffic.
* GstRenderer:
* Relicense from GPL to LGPL.
* More descriptive default title.
- Localization:
- Add Simplified Chinese translation.
- Add Traditional Chinese translation (Hong Kong and Taiwan).
- Updated Spanish translation.
- Various non-functional improvements to core and plugins.

All contributors to this release:

Aron Xu
Chao-Hsiung Liao
Jens Georg
Jorge González
Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)

Download source tarball from here

Syndicated 2010-07-12 17:35:00 (Updated 2010-07-12 17:35:01) from zeenix

Rygel 0.7.1 (Home on the Remains)

Rygel 0.7.1 (Home on the Remains) is out!

A new release in the current unstable 0.7.x series for upcoming GNOME 2.31.4
release.

- Implement DLNA's 'AnyContainer' upload extenstion. This allows clients to
upload items without having to specify target container. Currently it only
works for the Tracker backend.
- Report types of items that could be created/uploaded in a container and allow
clients to search containers by this property.
- Port last bits of C code to Vala. Now Rygel is completely written in Vala.
- Make Rygel build/work against both current stable and unstable Vala releases.
- Offer SD transcoding in EU profile. Seems certain Sony Bravia TVs only
support EU profiles. With this change, they should at least be able to use the
SD transcoding.
- Two more unit tests.
- Provide default configuration for WMV transcoding.
- Correctly handle boolean commandline option for disabling WMV transcoder.
- External:
- Port the external plugin to use the new D-Bus MediaServer specification:
http://live.gnome.org/Rygel/MediaServer2Spec. The new specification is meant
to be very generic and scale well to large media hierarchies.
- Make use of search API when implemented by the external application.
- Various other performance improvements.
- Preferences UI:
- Improve resize behavior.
- Add missing bevel to URI tree view.
- Replace GtkVBox by GtkVButtonBox where appropriate.
- Localization:
- Added Punjabi Translation.
- Updated Norwegian bokmål translation.
- Updated Galician translations.
- Updated Spanish translation.
- Updated Hebrew translation.
- Various non-functional improvements.

Dependency-related changes:

- Require gtk+-3.0 >= 2.90.3.
- Require gupnp-av >= 0.5.7.
- Require gupnp-vala >= 0.6.7.

Bugs fixed in this release:

593628 - mp2ts transcoder not working with certain Bravia TV models.
596214 - URI table is missing bevel.

All contributors to this release:

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
Eric Anderson
A S Alam
Fran Diéguez
Jorge González
Kjartan Maraas
Yaron Shahrabani

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Syndicated 2010-06-24 23:38:00 (Updated 2010-06-24 23:38:42) from zeenix

Bridging UPnP Networks

As part of this years Google Summer of Code, Sunil Ghai (a student from India) has taken-up the task of securely bridging multiple UPnP networks across the internet. You can follow the progress of the project through Sunil's blog.

Before you say it, yes! I did get the idea from my "competitors" but unlike them, we are going to do it the (UPnP) standard and efficient (as usual) way.

Syndicated 2010-06-17 23:39:00 (Updated 2010-06-17 23:39:15) from zeenix

GUPnP 0.13.4 & GUPnP AV 0.5.6 released!

GUPnP 0.13.4 released!

Changes since 0.13.3:

- GUPnPService should remove all handlers installed on the shared SoupServer
instance when it is disposed.
- Fixate subscription timeout to be 300s as per DLNA requirement (7.2.22.1).
- Correct type of action argument of GUPnPService::action-invoked.
- Remove redundant copying of GValue content in a few places.
- Handle multiple variables inside property node in event notifications to be
compatible with server-side implementations using older GUPnP
- Fix syntax of event notifications with multiple properties.
- Add/fix gobject-introspection annotations for various functions.
- Some non-functional improvements.

Bugs fixed in this release:

2084 - Add scope annotations to various functions
2131 - GUPnPServiceAction is a boxed, not a pointer
2086 - Fix gtk-doc format on all functions in public GUPnP API

All contributors:

Sven Neumann
Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
Zach Goldberg

Download source tarball from here
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GUPnP AV 0.5.6 released!

Changes since 0.5.5:

- Optimize namespace handling in DIDL-Lite handling code.
- Hide internal function gupnp_didl_lite_object_new_from_xml().
- Remove new redundant gupnp_didl_lite_container_new_from_xml().
- Free the array allocated by xmlGetNsList().

All contributors to this release:

Sven Neumann
Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)

Download source tarball from here

Syndicated 2010-06-15 12:13:00 (Updated 2010-06-15 12:13:48) from zeenix

Roommate for GUADEC

I am looking for someone to share a room with in a hostel/hotel in Hague during GUADEC. If you are interested, please send me a mail.

Syndicated 2010-06-11 12:49:00 (Updated 2010-06-11 12:49:03) from zeenix

Rygel 0.7.0 (Picture if You Will) is out!

Rygel 0.7.0 (Picture if You Will) is out!

This release marks the start of the new unstable release-cycle. This is also the
release cycle that will be integrated into GNOME 2.31 (and 3.0 eventually).
Changes since 0.6.0:

- Exit on failure to load any plugins in 5 seconds.
- Add icon to preferences UI's desktop file.
- Correct error on missing 'Elements' node in 'CreateObject' action from client.
- Advertize upload features in 'X_DLNACAP' in device description.
- Remove comments from description files as per DLNA requirement (7.2.30.1).
- Don't allow comments in DIDL-Lite from client either. This is to satisfy the
DLNA Confirmation Test Tool rather than DLNA itself.
- Don't advertize unimplemented actions.
- autogen.sh should create m4 directory if it doesn't exist already.
- Correct Icon path in preferences UI for uninstalled case.
- Specify on debug log where rygel is currently looking for plugins.
- Localization:
- Don't translate all strings in media-export plugin.
- No need to translate Mediathek plugin.
- Add Hebrew translation.
- Add Swedish translation.
- Add Czech translation.
- More Spanish translations.
- More Slovenian translations.
- More German translations.
- MediaExport:
- Fix search result. Search was returning the the result for the current
limits, not the overall result count. This lead to strange behaviour on
e.g. XBox 360.
- Optimize searches. Noticable speed improvements on XBox music browsing.
- Fix broken SQL query to get object by path.
- Remove redundant custom tag for duration.
- Make harvesting of metadata optional.
- Re-enable simple mode which means we exporting media on the UPnP network
even if no meta-data extractor is available.
- Remove redundant URI table from database.
- Work around a problem in GStreamer element playbin2.
- Explain the term 'harvest' for translators.
- Many non-functional improvements.

All contributors to this release:

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
Jens Georg
Andrej Žnidaršič
Daniel Nylander
Fran Diéguez
Jorge González
Mario Blättermann
Petr Kovar
Yaron Shahrabani

Download source tarball here.

Syndicated 2010-06-07 19:07:00 (Updated 2010-06-07 19:07:05) from zeenix

Part of GNOME 3.0

The decision for inclusion of modules into GNOME (3.0) just came-in and proposal for Rygel was approved. \o/ Now I better get it working. :)

Syndicated 2010-06-01 23:59:00 (Updated 2010-06-01 23:59:01) from zeenix

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