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GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.8
========================

        Released October 30, 2017

        What's New
        ----------
        * Adapting again to MAME's ever-changing XML schema.
          MAME 0.191 exceeded GVA's internal XML element depth limit,
          which caused the program to abort during database construction.


GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.7
========================

        Released April 28, 2017

        What's New
        ----------
        * Adapting to MAME's ever-changing XML schema.  MAME 0.184
          introduced a small change that broke database construction,
          resulting in no games listed.

        New Translations
        ----------------
        Hungarian (Balázs Úr)
        Indonesian (Kukuh Syafaat)

        Updated Translations
        --------------------
        Danish (Alan Mortensen)
        German (Mario Blättermann)
        Polish (Piotr Drąg)
        Swedish (Anders Jonsson)


GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.6
========================

        Released February 24, 2016

        What's New
        ----------
        * Just a tiny update to fix a status bar glitch that cropped up
          with MAME 0.170.

        New Translations
        ----------------
        French [docs] (Alexandre Franke)
        Portuguese (Pedro Albuquerque)

        Updated Translations
        --------------------
        German (Mario Blättermann)

GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.5
========================

        Released September 14, 2015

        What's New
        ----------
        * Bug fixes and a big performance improvement to the game list.
        * Recording and play back works again (was still broken in 0.8.4).
        * Fixed handling of $HOME in mame.ini paths.

        Bugs Fixed
        ----------
        GNOME #710222: Hide bios in game list
                       (reported by Bastián Díaz)
        GNOME #754216: Recover from interrupted database build
                       (reported by Bastián Díaz)

        Updated Translations
        --------------------
        Polish (Piotr Drąg)

GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.4
========================

        Released August 26, 2015

        Been awhile!  This is just a bug fix release mainly to repair
        deterioration caused by backward-incompatible changes in recent
        releases of MAME and GTK3.

        What's New
        ----------
        * The music feature on the Properties window is gone.
          GVA was streaming the music from arcade-history.com, but
          the website no longer (openly) serves those music files.
          I suppose this was bound to happen but it was neat while
          it lasted.  (GStreamer is no longer a build requirement.)
        * Also removed the empty Gallery tab from the Properties
          window.  This was a placeholder for a feature that never
          happened.
        * Dropped support for XMAME.  Remember XMAME?  Me neither.

        Bugs Fixed
        ----------
        GNOME #704632: Switch from gnome-doc-utils to yelp-tools
                       (reported and patched by Jeremy Bicha)
        GNOME #704811: All available games are shown as favourite
                       (reported by Gioele Barabucci)
        GNOME #704860: Screensaver is not properly inhibited
                       (reported by Gioele Barabucci)
        GNOME #748667: Adapt to new sound options in MAME >= 0.154
                       (reported and patched by Emmanuel Kasper)
        GNOME #752266: Rename /game/machine/ since 0.163
                       (reported by Fabrice Bellet)

        New Translations
        ----------------
        Bosnian (Samir Ribic)
        Greek (Dimitris Spingos)
        Serbian (Мирослав Николић)

        Updated Translations
        --------------------
        Brazilian Portuguese (Rafael Ferreira)
        Chinese [simplified] (Wylmer Wang)
        Czech (Marek Černocký)
        French (Bruno Brouard)
        Galician (Fran Diéguez)
        Polish (Piotr Drąg)
        Slovenian (Matej Urbančič)
        Spanish (Daniel Mustieles)
        Swedish (Josef Andersson and Daniel Nylander)
        Turkish (Muhammet Kara)

GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.3
========================

        Released February 16, 2012

        Bugs Fixed
        ----------
        GNOME #669950: Many popups when copying files into mame dir
                       (reported by Alan Pope)
        GNOME #670102: Crash when searching
                       (reported by Alan Pope)

        Updated Translations
        --------------------
        Czech (Marek Černocký)

GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.2
========================

        Released January 15, 2012

        What's New
        ----------
        * BROWN PAPER BAG RELEASE.  GVA 0.8.1 has a bug that may cause
          the startup routine to be run repeatedly until the program is
          terminated.  This release fixes the bug.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.1
========================

        Released January 15, 2012

        What's New
        ----------
        * Jordi Mallach moved GVA's stale old home page on GitHub
          to http://live.gnome.org/GnomeVideoArcade.  GNOME Video
          Arcade is now fully hosted on gnome.org!  Thanks Jordi!
        * MAME 0.144 changed its -listxml DTD in a way that breaks
          GNOME Video Arcade, so this release is mainly to adapt to
          the new DTD.  (Thanks again to Jordi Mallach for alerting
          me to the problem.)
        * Fixed some unsightly spacing glitches in the UI caused by
          widget packing changes in GTK v3 versus v2.

        Bugs Fixed
        ----------
        GNOME #667318: Make GPL blurb translatable
                       (reported and patched by Jordi Mallach)

        Other Contributions
        -------------------
        * Edd Barrett reported an assertion tripping on OpenBSD which
          wound up being caused by MAME crashing on OpenBSD, but some
          portability improvements still got committed to GVA in the
          course of the investigation.

        New Translations
        ----------------
        Turkish (Volkan Yalçın)

        Updated Translations
        --------------------
        Brazilian Portuguese (Gabriel Speckhahn)
        Catalan (Jordi Mallach)
        Spanish (Daniel Mustieles)

GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.0
========================

        Released May 15, 2011

        What's New
        ----------
        * The feature set of version 0.8.0 is identical to 0.7.1, but now
          uses current GNOME 3 technologies and drops several GNOME 2 era
          dependencies such as GConf, libunique, and dbus-glib.

        Bugs Fixed
        ----------
        GNOME #622933: Migrate from dbus-glib to GDBus
                       (reported by Andre Klapper, patched by Bastien Nocera)
        GNOME #642689: README out of date: sdlmame does not exist anymore
                       (reported by Emmanuel Kasper)
        GNOME #643000: Bump libwnck requirement to 2.91.6
                       (reported and patched by Bastien Nocera)

        Other Contributions
        -------------------
        * Add GenericName and make desktop file strings translatable.
          Add to POTFILES.in. (Jordi Mallach)
        * Remove deprecated "Encoding" key from desktop file. (Jordi Mallach)
        * Remove gettext calls from all g_message() strings. (Jordi Mallach)

        New Translations
        ----------------
        Catalan (Jordi Mallach)
        Romanian (Lucian Adrian Grijincu)
        Russian (Yuri Myasoedov)
        Simplified Chinese (Yinghua Wang)

        Updated Translations
        --------------------
        Brazilian Portuguese (Djavan Fagundes)
        Czech (Marek Černocký)
        Danish (Joe Hansen)
        French (Claude Paroz)
        Galician (Fran Diéguez)
        German (Mario Blättermann)
        Norwegian Bokmål (Kjartan Maraas)
        Slovenian (Matej Urbančič, Andrej Žnidaršič)
        Spanish (Jorge González, Daniel Mustieles)
        Swedish (Daniel Nylander)

GNOME Video Arcade 0.7.1
========================

        Released May 31, 2010

        What's New
        ----------
        * GNOME Video Arcade now detects changes to your ROMs directory,
          such as adding or removing games, while its running and offers
          to rescan your ROM files in order to present an updated game
          list without having to restart the application.
        * GNOME Video Arcade is now a "single-instance" application.
          That means if you launch it while it's already running, it
          will simply present the existing window instead of creating
          a second window.  This adds a new dependency on libunique.

        Updated Translations
        --------------------
        Brazilian Portuguese (Flamarion Jorge)
        Danish (Lars Christian Jensen)
        French (Bruno Brouard)
        Norwegian Bokmål (Kjartan Maraas)
        Slovenian (Andrej Žnidaršič)

GNOME Video Arcade 0.7.0
========================

        Released March 11, 2010

        What's New
        ----------
        * In the Properties window you can now listen to music clips of
          the selected game.  Not all games have music clips available.
          Requires GStreamer libraries.
        * Search entry has a "clear search" button.
        * Position of main window is remembered across sessions.
        * Size of Properties window is remembered across sessions.
        * About dialog has a link to the GNOME Video Arcade website.
        * Better error handling when data files like Catver.ini and
          nplayers.ini are missing or unparsable.
        * Fixed the strange resizing behavior in the Properties window.
          Window expanded fine but shrunk very slowly while trying to
          continuously word wrap the history content.
        * GTK+ requirement bumped from 2.12 to 2.18.
        * libgnome dependency is completely gone.

        Updated Translations
        --------------------
        Czech (Marek Cernocky)
        Galician (Fran Diéguez)
        German (Mario Blättermann)
        Slovenian (Andrej Žnidaršič)
        Spanish (Jorge González)

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.8
========================

        Released January 23, 2010

        What's New
        ----------
        * "Last Played" column, which when sorted shows the most
          recently played games.
        * Introduce an optional dependency on the GLib bindings for
          D-Bus, which is used to inhibit GNOME's screen saver from
          starting while playing a game in fullscreen mode.
        * Drop dependency on libglade.  Use GtkBuilder instead.

        Bugs Fixed
        ----------
        GNOME #597947: Missing no-c-format marker when string contains %
                       (reported by Claude Paroz)
        GNOME #598038: Remove old translation helper files (reported by
                       Claude Paroz)
        GNOME #605766: Non-translatable strings in the catalog (reported
                       by Flamarion Jorge)

        User Interface Translations
        ---------------------------
        Complete Czech translation by Marek Cernocky
        Complete German translation by Mario Blättermann
        Complete Italian translation by Diego Pierotto
        Partial Danish translation by Lars C. Jensen and Joe Hansen
        Partial French translation by Claude Paroz
        Partial Greek translation by Kostas Papadimas
        Partial Punjabi translation by A S Alam
        Partial Slovenian translation by Matej Urbančič and Andrej Žnidaršič
        Partial Spanish translation by Jorge Gonzalez and Omar Campagne
        Partial Swedish translation by Daniel Nylander

        Documentation Translations
        --------------------------
        Complete Italian translation by Diego Pierotto
        Partial German translation by Mario Blättermann
        Partial Spanish translation by Jorge Gonzalez and Omar Campagne

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.7
========================

        Released April 26, 2009

        What's New
        ----------
        * Make game play back work again with recent MAME releases.
        * GNOME Video Arcade now works on OpenBSD.  Huge thanks to
          Pierre Riteau and Antoine Jacoutot for their assistance.
        * Set the GVA_DEBUG environment variable to "inp" to show
          input file header information.

        User Interface Translations
        ---------------------------
        * Complete German translation by Mario Blättermann
        * Complete Swedish translation by Daniel Nylander

        Documentation Translations
        --------------------------
        * Partial German translation by Mario Blättermann
        * Partial Swedish translation by Daniel Nylander

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.6
========================

        Released March 15, 2009

        What's New
        ----------
        * Project moved to http://mbarnes.github.com/gnome-video-arcade/.
        * GNOME Video Arcade can now be configured to parse a nplayers.ini
          file at startup. See the README files for details. This unlocks a
          more descriptive tooltip for the Players column, as well as new
          Players (Alt.) and Players (Sim.) columns, which show the maximum
          number of alternating and simultaneous players (respectively) a
          game supports.
        * If GNOME Video Arcade is built against GTK+ 2.14 or later it will
          no longer link to libgnome, which is a deprecated GNOME platform
          library.  Note the mimimum required GTK+ version is still 2.12.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.5
========================

        Released November 21, 2008

        What's New
        ----------
        * SF Bug #2314490: Segfault while scanning roms.
          Reported and tested by Daniel Rammelt.
        * Set the GVA_DEBUG environment variable to "io" for more
          detailed debugging messages during runtime.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.4
========================

        Released September 27, 2008

        What's New
        ----------
        * Mute button on the main window mutes in-game sound.
        * Right-click on column headers (instead of the game list) to
          quickly add or remove a column.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.3
========================

        Released June 29, 2008

        What's New
        ----------
        * Show parent/clone information in the Technical Properties tab.
        * Fix a compilation error when building against GTK+ >= 2.13.1.
        * Other miscellaneous UI tweaks.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.2
========================

        Released June 16, 2008

        What's New
        ----------
        * Introduce an optional dependency on libwnck, which is used to
          implement "spatial" MAME windows (size and position, per game,
          are remembered across sessions).  Still a bit experimental.
          Please report bugs!
        * Better support for SDLMAME's default configuration.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.1.1
==========================

        Released May 25, 2008

        What's New
        ----------
        * Fix a crash that occurs when starting in or switching to the
          Search Results view.  Reported by Damion Manuel and Taylor Easum.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.1
========================

        Released May 17, 2008

        What's New
        ----------
        * Status bar shows the number of games in the current view.
        * Quickly add or remove columns by right-clicking on the game list.
        * More intuitive search behavior.  Picking an item from the search
          completion list now does an exact match on that item.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.6.0
========================

        Released April 19, 2008

        What's New
        ----------
        * GNOME Video Arcade now requires GTK+ 2.12 or higher.
        * Inline search interface with autocompletion.
        * Fancy tooltips for some of the tree view columns.
        * Basic technical specs in the Technical Properties tab.
        * Better support for BIOS ROM sets:
            - Do not list BIOS ROM sets as games.
            - Show BIOS names in a new BIOS column.
            - Support searching for BIOS names.
            - Requires MAME v0.118 or later to work.
        * Avoid crashing if the application is closed while it's busy
          doing something (especially during database construction).

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.6
========================

        Released March 1, 2008

        What's New
        ----------
        * User preference to hide cloned games.
        * Add a Troubleshooting section to the user documentation.
        * Present a helpful dialog on startup if no ROMs are present.
        * Handle the absence of category and history files more gracefully.
        * Handle Windows INI-style comments in category files.
        * Fix a SDLMAME-specific bug that caused previously recorded games
          to be overwritten when saving a new recording of the same game.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.5
========================

        Released January 11, 2008

        What's New
        ----------
        * GNOME Video Arcade now detects new ROM files at startup and
          will automatically run an analysis without having to rebuild
          the game database.
        * Items in the "Recorded Games" window are now editable.  You
          can click on the game title and change it to something more
          informative like "Scored 1,000,000 on Donkey Kong!"
        * Do overwrite confirmation when saving audit results.
        * Fix a couple regressions that have crept in recently:
            - Show games having "best available" ROM sets.
            - Show icons in the Samples column.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.4
========================

        Released December 27, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * GNOME Video Arcade can now be configured to parse a catver.ini
          file at startup. See the README file for details. This unlocks a
          new "Category" column and the ability to search by category.
        * Set the GVA_DEBUG environment variable to "mame" or "sql" to
          trigger debugging messages during runtime.
        * Add some helpful text to the search dialog.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.3
========================

        Released December 3, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Fix a configuration bug that prevented GNOME Video Arcade from
          building when the sdlmame or xmame binaries are installed under
          a different name (e.g. "mame"). See the README file for details.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.2
========================

        Released November 6, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Alert the user if the ROM file analysis detects any errors.
        * Fix a crash when using interactive search in the main window.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.1
========================

        Released October 25, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Fix a deadlock that occurred with sdlmame versions 0.114 and
          earlier during the "Analyzing ROM files" phase.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.5.0
========================

        Released October 17, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Help -> Contents now works.
        * Add a user manual (read it using Yelp).
        * Finish developer documentation (read it using DevHelp).
        * New command line option --inspect=NAME prints the value of a
          MAME configuration key (e.g. --inspect=rompath).
        * Filter out HTML links in recent revisions of history.dat.

        Translations
        ------------
        * ElGeneralMidi (fr)

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.5.1
==========================

        Released September 20, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Make the Players and Status columns show something.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.5
========================

        Released September 19, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * "Driver" and "Status" columns.
        * More intelligent column sorting.
        * Playback now works for sdlmame.
        * Database construction is faster once again and its progress is
          more accurately reported in the user interface.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.4
========================

        Released September 16, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * "Players" column.
        * Basic search functionality.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.3
========================

        Released September 1 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Remember window size and maximize state.
        * Automatically resize columns after changing views.
        * Put all available game information into the game database.
          Necessary for searching, but construction takes longer again.
          The optimizations that made the construction faster in the
          previous version are still present.
        * Prototype search window, not working yet at all.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.2
========================

        Released August 2 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Faster construction of the game database.
        * Generate developer docs from source code using Gtk-Doc.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4.1
========================

        Released July 25 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Fixed some internationalization bugs.

        Translations
        ------------
        * Daniel Nylander (sv)

GNOME Video Arcade 0.4
======================

        Released July 24 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Support both xmame and sdlmame.
        * License button in the About dialog.
        * The README file now has some installation instructions.
        * Customize column order and visiblility in Preferences window.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.3.0
========================

        Released July 15 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Relicense code under the terms of the GNU GPL v3.
        * Program now uses an SQLite database to manage game information.
        * Basic properties window with game history (if available).
        * Remember configuration of columns in main window.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.2.0
========================

        Released June 21, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Faster start up.
        * After recording a game, show the Recorded Games window and
          highlight the new entry.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.1.4
========================

        Released June 2, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Simple preferences dialog supporting full screen and auto save
          options, as well as automatic detection of whether these options
          are supported by xmame.
        * Playing games in a window no longer freezes the UI.
        * Make GConf schemas work.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.1.3
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        Released May 25, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Fixed some crashers.
        * Make accelerator keys work.
        * Show menu tooltips in statusbar.
        * Add menu item for adding or removing favorites.

GNOME Video Arcade 0.1.2
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        Released May 24, 2007

        What's New
        ----------
        * Samples column.
        * Columns are reorderable.
        * Smaller icons in columns.
        * Bigger logo in the About dialog.

        Project is now hosted at SourceForge.
        http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/gva