ANNOUNCE: parole 0.5.0 released

Sean Davis smd.seandavis at
Thu Mar 7 01:33:16 CET 2013

parole 0.5.0 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: c34a33f92534a93c4cb1b92c4c8ab09f36871fe6
   MD5 checksum: d8adad20ee95dfca3082812ca44be122

What is parole?

Parole is a modern simple media player based on the GStreamer framework
and written to fit well in the Xfce desktop.


Release notes for 0.5.0
Stable release 0.5.0
* Fixed potential file name clash in parole extension (bug #9728)
* Fixed libnotify error on make (bug #9744)
* Fixed moving show/hide playlist button (bug #9755)
* Fixed mute button toggling (bug #9760)
* Fixed playlist manipulation while playlist hidden (bug #9762)
* Fixed webm file support (bug #9798)
* Fixed aspect ratio calculation (bug $9872)
* Fixed untranslateable strings (#9868)
* Fixed timer update on user seek (#9761)
* Fixed auto-saved playlist saving as UTF-8
* Fixed playlist menu from opening off-screen
* Fixed notifications plugin notifying on play/pause
* Added improved locale name support in audio tracks and subtitles
* Added gstreamer 1.0 support with --with-gstreamer=0.10|1.0
* Added additional tooltips
* Added theming to fullscreen widgets
* Removed now-useless power-manager plugin
* Removed scrollwheel event from progress scale
* Improved audio cover image loading
* Improved support for window manager fullscreen command
* Improved tray plugin functionality, ported to xfconf
* Made codec installer transient for player window
* Moved playlist to .local/share/xfce4/parole

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