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Basenji is an indexing and search tool designed for easy and fast indexing of media collections. Once indexed, removable media such as CDs and USB sticks can be browsed and searched for specific files very quickly, without actually being connected to the computer. Besides file hierarchies and audio track listings, Basenji also presents extracted metadata (image dimensions, mp3 tags etc.) and content previews of indexed media in a clean and straightforward user interface.

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Recent releases

  •  04 Nov 2012 19:10

    Release Notes: This release adds the ability to rescan volumes, adds the ability to view found items in the main window, removes the menu bar and adds a chrome-like appmenu button, has misc. other GUI updates, adds CdCat import, adds a search criteria chooser for MS Windows, has KDE compatibility fixes, adds the ability to enter volume information while scanning, adds the ability to close windows via the esc key / delete items via the del key, removes deprecated Gnome-VFS and Gnome dependencies, and has speed improvements, miscellaneous other bugfixes, and updated/added translations.

    •  24 Feb 2012 21:32

      Release Notes: This release has been migrated to taglib-sharp and dbus-sharp, adds GNOME 3 improvements, includes a single binary build for MS Windows, updates the translations, and makes bugfixes.

      •  15 Aug 2010 15:52

        Release Notes: A critical bug was fixed that caused scan abortion if an empty keyword was encountered. A smaller button icon is used in the prefs dialog. This release makes sure minimized modal windows are brought back to the front properly, does not disable theme selection on non-GNOME systems, adds high-res app icons for Windows, and has updated Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and German translations.

        •  07 Aug 2010 20:15

          Release Notes: Among others, the following new features were added: presets for volume and item search entries, support for thumbnails in the file browser, the ability to sort volumes by various criteria, a menu for recently used databases, and an item editor.

          •  20 Apr 2010 17:05

            Release Notes: This release adds support for audio CDs, GnomeCatalog import,, resolves symlinks to symlinks), blacklist support for libextractor plugins that are unstable, new translations (French and Russian), and support for mimeicons in custom icon themes (e.g. Tango on Windows). It fixes a memory leak in the libextractor binding, unifies duration times, and has code refactoring and many bugfixes. It has migrated to devicekit-disks (removing the HAL dependency), and has rewritten symlink resolving (much faster). It is strongly recommended to up update.


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