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Towel is a lightweight program to play audio files. It works as a front-end to GStreamer to play MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC files. It runs on GNU/Linux and FreeBSD, using gtkmm 2.4.x, the C++ bindings for GTK+ 2.4.x. It features a heirarchical tree-like playlist system.

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Recent releases

  •  17 Apr 2004 06:43

    Release Notes: A bug in size tracking of playlist groups that was most evident when loading non-pickable groups with pickable subgroups was fixed. gtkmm 2.4.0 and libxml++ 2.6.0 are now required. Playlists are now saved as UTF-8, and better handling of locale-to-UTF8 conversion in metadata was implemented. There were GUI cleanups using GTK+ 2.4's new bits, and an improved new group dialog was added. Filenames in the progress dialog are now truncated to 30 characters to stop it getting too absurdly wide. Track titles in the main window are also truncated to stop the main window from getting too wide.

    •  28 Jan 2004 22:24

      Release Notes: Improvements to the playlist UI, improvements to the main window UI, massive improvements to file metadata reading code (MP3 files are now usable, as they don't take several seconds each to load anymore). Track lengths are displayed in the playlist when known. This release has FLAC support, and optionally depends upon libid3tag and FLAC. The build system uses autoconf.

      •  17 Dec 2003 22:50

        Release Notes: New features include seeking support, playlist persistence across invocations, and group renaming. In addition, the random track selection algorithm has been improved, and the Makefiles modified in preparation for efforts to provide packages.

        •  03 Dec 2003 10:03

          Release Notes: This release will now build correctly out of the tarball.

          •  30 Nov 2003 21:57

            Release Notes: Playlist save/load support, user interface enhancements, track selection algorithm improvements, and some work on stability.


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