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Similar artists applet now shows artist tags from Last.fm, and the full artist biography is shown when the artist image is clicked. It’s very nice to be able to listen to a stream from Last.fm, go to the Artist’s page in Last.fm, or even check out similar artists to any that sound interesting! A great way to Explore Your Music.

Bug Fixes

Ralf is still working on the collection scanner. He reverted back to writing the database in batch mode (like the old scanner did) which solved some performance issues when committing more than 20000 files. But a new auto test uncovered some other issues. Most of those should be fixed now and the result should be finished and integrated this weekend.

New Incremental Podcast Directory

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