Picard 1.0 released

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Picard 1.0 released

Lukáš Lalinský
It took us a long time to get here, but I'm very happy to announce the release of Picard 1.0!

This version includes a new UI for viewing tags, some options have been rearranged and a number of bugs fixed. The file naming formats for single and various artist releases have been merged. If you were using a different format for various artist releases, Picard will upgrade the format automatically for you, but you might need to review the result. This version also comes with support for two audio fingerprinting solutions (AcoustID and AmpliFIND), but fingerprint scanning is disabled by default - you have to enable it and choose which one you want to use first.

Many thanks to Robert Kaye (ruaok), Phillipp Wolfer (outsidecontext), Michael Wiencek (bitmap), Chad Wilson (voiceinsideyou) and many many others who helped the project along the way from 2003 when it was started!

You can download the new version at http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard . If you notice any problems, please report them at http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/

Complete list of changes since version 0.16:

 * New UI: Extended comparison of existing vs. MB metadata & tags (PICARD-43)
 * Merged the renaming and moving options pages
 * Removed the VA file naming format option (there is now a single format option) (PICARD-159)
 * Add %license% tag
 * Made %writer% available to tagger scripts and plugins with contents of songwriter (PICARD-21)
 * Allow two multi-valued variables to be merged in tagger scripting (PICARD-139)
 * Allow multi-valued variables to be transformed in tagger script and then set back in tags as multi-valued (PICARD-147)
 * Fix $copy not preserving multi-value variables as documented (PICARD-138)
 * Load/save free-text tags for ID3 as TXXX frames (PICARD-148)
 * Fix writing of MusicBrainz Work Id / musicbrainz_workid to tags (PICARD-88)
 * Handle mimetype for embedding cover art from EXIF jpegs (PICARD-27)
 * Change cover art box to open MusicBrainz release rather than Amazon
 * Support manual drag-and-drop of cover art onto a release via cover art box
 * Only open browser on left-click of cover art box (PICARD-190)
 * Fix Lookup in Browser (previously 'tag lookup') for clusters (PICARD-186)
 * Lookup in Browser will now not use MBIDs to lookup unmatched files/clusters
 * Add Date/Country to CD Lookup results dialog (PICARD-198)
 * Fix/reset album folksonomy tag counts while refreshing releases (PICARD-4)
 * Plugins actions can now create sub-menus using the MENU class attribute
 * New plugin hook register_clusterlist_action
 * Display the port Picard is listening on at bottom right status bar (PICARD-191)
 * Make album drops from right hand pane to left default to "unmatched files" again (PICARD-33)
 * Remove .DS_Store, desktop.ini, and Thumbs.db from otherwise empty directories (PICARD-75)
 * Update artist translation to use new alias features (primary flag, sort names) (PICARD-200)
 * Deleted tags aren't indicated as changes (PICARD-165)
 * Picard log entries have inaccurate timestamp (PICARD-45)
 * Interface doesn't allow keyboard only management (PICARD-103)
 * Added option to preserve timestamps of tagged files (PICARD-31)
 * Added keyboard shortcut to reload release (PICARD-99)
 * Medium formats weren't listed in order in the "Other versions" menu (PICARD-91)
 * Couldn't select multiple directories in "Add Folder" window on OS X (PICARD-74)

Lukas

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