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GMPC 11.8

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Gnome Music Player Client 11.8

release: All hail the Greg

download: here

The 11.8 release is another release with the focus on usability and speed. Several widgets are replaced with easier to use ones and often better looking widgets and the overal responsiveness is improved. Some bling has been added to improve the visual attractiveness of GMPC. The important Metadata provider plugins, the plugins that get you the nice art, are intergrated into GMPC. This should provide a better experience out-of-the-box and makes it easier to deprecate and add providers (without the trouble for distributions to get new packages accepted).

New Features

  • Auto mode support Replaygain
  • New Albumview (large album covers) in MetaData Browser.
  • New songlist view in MetaData browser.
  • New volume button that does not have corner of screen issue like the Gtk Version.
  • Add advanced settings screen that allows you to remove gui elements.
  • Intergrate Extra play-queue plugin.
  • Intergrate Last.FM provider plugin.
  • Intergrate LyrDB provider plugin.
  • Add HTBackdrops Provider plugin.
  • Easycommand Commandline inside gmpc gui.
  • Easycommand Commandline history support.
  • Backdrops in the NowPlaying screen.
  • Fullscreen mode.
  • Add support for thumbnail uri’s in metadata system.
  • Compacter layout player part. Lot of the intermation is duplicated in now-playing. So reduce size of the player part.
  • Cover art generator. This will generate a cover when GMPC cannot find one on the internet.
  • Manual. That is fully intergrated in the gnome help system.

Removed Features

  • Rating support.
  • osX integrated


  • Improve startup time.
  • Different version scheme: YY.M
  • Make music-tree plugin find more art more aggrasively.
  • Ctrl-W to close window.
  • Improved (humanity) tray icons.
  • Etched in border for Nowplaying/Metadata browser
  • Fix long time crasher in songlist.
  • Auto query on metadata selector.
  • Improve sorting in songlists.
  • Fix several smaller drawing issues with gradient themes.
  • Fixing several (small) memory leaks.
  • NowPlaying: Scale images to available size.
  • Easycommand: Add icons to entrybox.
  • Easycommand: Better matching for autocomplete.
  • Easycommand: popup go away very quicly when moving focus.
  • Easycommand: popup aggrasively grab mouse/keyboard pointer.
  • Fix right mouse add/replace handling.
  • Remove all libsexy stuff.
  • Code cleanups, separations, etc.
  • Replace libbacon with libunique.
  • Set 5 second timeout on GmpcEasyDownload.
  • Reduce sqlite database integrety check time.
  • Speedup metadata queries by using explicit sql indexes.
  • (Metadata browser) Do more things lazy loading.
  • Improve play-queue manipulation (add,replace,play) from metadata.
  • Center playing in play queue on creation.
  • Building with newer vala versions.
  • Easycommand for plugins.
  • (some) keybindings can be changed using gtk’s build in system.
  • Move more code to vala.
  • Code cleanups, added code documentation.
  • Disable code that depends on playlists, if playlist support in MPD does not work.
  • Fix error in file browser on reconnect.
  • Disabling plugin will now correctly remove it from the preferences pane.



  • Magnatune: The browser + fetcher part
  • Jamendo: The browser + fetcher part
  • lyrics: Both leolyrics and other one
  • lyricswiki
  • alarm
  • Avahi
  • mmkeys
  • albumview
  • awn
  • libnotify  (11.8 for libnotify >= 0.7, 0.20 for libnotify < 0.7)
  • tagedit
  • wikipedia