ANNOUNCE: parole 4.15.0 released

Sean Davis sean at
Sun Dec 27 16:02:57 CET 2020

parole 4.15.0 is now available for download from

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 4.15.0
This is a development release aimed at testers and translators. Parole
4.16.0 should be expected in the coming weeks.

Playlist Improvements:
- Playlist is now an in-window popover instead of a slide-out panel
- Shuffle functionality now utilizes a sort filter instead of randomly
selecting the next track, making it possible makeing the playback
history more accurate (#32)

DVD Support:
- Added a menu option to activate the subpicture menu
- DVD chapter selection from the playlist is functional again
- The DVD menu will now automatically load if playback does not start

Dialog Appearance Improvements:
Each of the dialogs were ported to CSD with some cleanup and default
buttons marked as "suggested". The following dialogs had some additional
- Go To Position: Timestamp inputs changed to vertical orientation for
better clock-like appearance
- Keyboard Shortcuts: Adjusted to "always-center" positioning since
transient positioning failed
- Open File: Spinner configured as the FileChooser "extra" widget
- Open Location: Removed some duplicated text
- Plugins: Rearranged the plugins manager, and moved credits to a
per-plugin About dialog
- Save Playlist: File type panel replaced with a combobox that also
filters the FileChooser

- Added basic GitLab pipeline
- Added new icon and icon name "org.xfce.parole"
- Added
- Fixed distcheck builds with intltool 0.51.0
- Fixed full-debug builds with GLib 2.35+
- Fixed missing-prototypes errors
- Player controls are no longer hidden while the sound popover is open
- Selecting an option on the "Stream is taking too long" dialog will now
dismiss the dialog
- Sort to make it easier to review

Translation Updates:
Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian,
Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch,
Eastern Armenian, English (Australia), Estonian, Galician, German,
Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian,
Japanese, Kazakh, Lithuanian, Occitan (post 1500), Polish, Portuguese,
Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur

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