First release candidate for Funkwhale 1.1

Hello there!

While developpment and activity slowed down for a while since our call for maintainers, a few months ago, we're really excited to announce the upcoming release of Funkwhale 1.1!

A release candidate for Funkwhale 1.1

Our first release candidate (RC) is out and ready for wider testing by the community!

It should be stable enough for further testing, although some bugs may occur. If you feel like it, have a look at the forum post linked above to get instructions on how to upgrade and what to test.

We want to get as much feedback as possible regarding bugs and regressions before the final release, scheduled around March 15, so don't wait too much ;)

You can share your feedback on the forum link above, or by opening new issues on our issue tracker.

What's new?

You can read the full changelog, but here is an excerpt of the main changes and enhancements included in this release:

  • Support for AIFF file format
  • More user-friendly subsonic tokens
  • New search functions to allow users to more easily search for podcasts in the UI
  • Brand new ListenBrainz plugin to submit listenings

This release also fix a lot issues on both the UI and the backend.

An important note about this release

For the first time in more than 5 years, this release wasn't supervised and published by Agate, but by Georg, a new maintainer.

We're really grateful to him for stepping up, and also to all the people who joined the #funkwhale-maintainers:matrix.org Matrix room to help us with the transition.

To the amazing community who continued to translate, test, design, debug, document, enhance and fix Funkwhale during this difficult and uncertain period, we also say a big thank you!

We're still looking for additional maintainers who could take ownership on certain portions of the codebase and project management tasks. If you're interested, you can get in touch via Matrix (using the channel linked above), or by email at maintainers@funkwhale.audio.

Take care \<3

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