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Coherence 2008 retrospective

written by Frank, on Feb 2, 2009 9:20:00 PM.

The last year has seen an increasing number of DLNA/UPnP devices reach the market - TVs, Gaming Consoles, Audio Players, Amplifiers, Cell Phones,...
DLNA is everywhere; now more than ever open software is needed to bring all these devices together!

2008 was a great year for Coherence:

  • no less than five releases
  • many new backends like Ampache, Apple-Trailers, BBC podcasts, DVB-Daemon, Flickr, Gallery2, Lolcats, MetaTracker, TED.com videos
  • on-the-fly audio transcoding using GStreamer
  • unique Totem, Nautilus or Eye-Of-Gnome plugins
  • KDE desktop applet that allows you to start Coherence
  • many compatibility improvements, and work-arounds for non-compliant hardware e.g. Xbox 360
  • DBus enhancements - simplifying the use of Coherence as a service
  • device implementations other than Audio/Video, like BinaryLight or DimmableLight
  • widely visible on Wikipedia & Freshmeat, even mentioned on Ars Technica
2009 looks to be another promising year:

Coherence has been successfully registered for the French "Trophees du Libre" (Free Software Awards) contest - cross your fingers pls ;o)
A new Youtube backend, opening the door to new online-content.

Comparing January 2008 & January 2009, the number of unique visitors to the Coherence website has increased three fold, now reaching over 6000 per month.

All your contributions bring more and more innovation in the DLNA/UPNP world and help making Coherence a great project.

Thanks all of you for using, participating in and promoting Coherence!

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