Archive for the ‘gnac’ Category

Gnac 0.2.2 is out!

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

The Gnac Team is proud to announce the release of Gnac 0.2.2!

This version contains many bug fixes and improvements including:

* New file chooser specially designed to ease the use of file filters,
* Display track peak, track gain and VBR bitrate,
* Better handling of GStreamer’s missing plugins installation,
* Libunique support: allow only one instance of Gnac,
* Improved debugging feedback and verbose output.

Gnac is now completely translated in nine languages thanks to the incredible work performed by the translators, whom we sincerely thank.

The translations available are:
* Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR)
* Czech (cs)
* Danish (da)
* French (fr)
* Galician (gl)
* German (de)
* Italian (it)
* Slovenian (sl)
* Spanish (es)

In addition, five partial translations are available:

* Chinese (China) (zh_CN)
* Hebrew (he)
* Norvegian Bokmål (nb)
* Romanian (ro)
* Swedish (sv)

If the translation for your language is missing or incomplete, do not hesitate to get involved by getting in touch with your language team. More information on how to contribute translations can be found at

As user experience and satisfaction is our first priority, a skeleton of documentation for Gnac has been created using Mallard, driven by its task oriented structure. We believe the relevance and quality of the documentation could be maximised if users were to write on topic that they feel would benefit from some help. This process is good for several reasons. First of all, the documentation, being user-driven would certainly be of relevance for most of the users who often experience the same difficulties. In addition, it is a great way to get involved in the Open Source community! Should you be interested in contributed to the documentation in any way, please do get in touch with us. If you want even more involvment, you could even be appointed as Gnac’s official documentation maintainer.

This version represents a new beginning in the way we are working. Indeed, so far we have been focused on developing a stable core, in order for future versions to provide a transition as smooth as possible. The next releases will aim at the consolidation, improvement and testing coverage of our code, leading to the improvement of our code’s stability and to the reduction of bugs carried over from version to version. This stage is crucial, as it will allow faster development of new features without having to delve deep into the core’s code. We would also like to release Gnac versions more often. This means next releases will see less changes and should provide you with an easier transition between the different versions. In addition, this approach permits us to be more dynamical, and to react quickly on user requests, bugs reports and feedback.

We have already many ideas on how to improve Gnac. So be assured that Gnac has a bright future ahead. Some of our ideas can be found at and Please, bear in mind that we are writing Gnac to help you! This means we really do care about your experience using Gnac. So please, do come along with ideas, (constructive!) criticisms and feedback.

Thank you for using Gnac.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Your Gnac Team

Website maintainer

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Hi, everybody!

We are strongly looking for a website maintainer.

The necessary skills are:

  • You want to participate and express yourself through an open-source project.
  • You may like Gnac and the goals it tries to achieve.
  • You are a Swiss chocolate fan (most important point).

If you recognize yourself in those points, then feel free to contact us!
If not, but you still want to participate, then contact us! (maybe a shrink too).

Your Gnac Team

Gnac 0.2.1 released!!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Dear users of Gnac,

After several weeks of tests, Gnac 0.2.1 has finally been released!

This new version proposes several new features, including:

  • custom rename patterns and folder hierarchy,
  • option to strip special characters in filenames,
  • possibility to copy an existing profile.

Apart from those new features and some bug fixes, Gnac 0.2.1 comes with several improvements mainly in the graphical user interface and the user-friendliness.

However, be advised that the translations are not all complete yet. We are planning a new release providing improved and new translations very soon.

In the meantime, we are looking forward to hearing your feedbacks and comments on this new version of Gnac.

Thank you very much for your continuous support and feedback,

Your Gnac Team.

Call for translators

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Dear users of Gnac,

All features for Gnac 0.2.1 have now been implemented! The strings have also been frozen. We are still running some tests, but you can expect the new version of Gnac to be out in one or two weeks. In the meantime, we are looking for translators, so if you would like to see Gnac in your language, join the Gnac adventure by providing us with an appropriate translation. All the necessary information on how to proceed can be found here.

Thank you very much for your support and feedback,

Your Gnac Team.

Gnac 0.2.1 is on the road!!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

First of all, thank you very much to all of you who provided us with some comments/suggestions.

If you still have some ideas, we are eager to hear them, so feel free to share them with us! We will do our best to satisfy all your requirements!

Besides, we are always looking for translators and documenters. If you want to be part of the Gnac adventure, please contact us!!

Concerning the new version of Gnac, we have already implemented several new features and corrected some bugs. We hope to release it very soon.

In the meantime, here is what you can expect from Gnac 0.2.1:

New features (already implemented):

  • Support for custom rename patterns and folder hierarchy,
  • Fancy tooltips for the trayicon,
  • Accelerators (e.g., ctrl+i to add files, ctrl+shift+x to convert, ctrl+shift+c to clear the list),
  • Better error handling (dialog displayed when destination file already exists).

New features (still to be implemented):

  • Copy profile,
  • Option “Strip special characters”.

Once again, thank you very much for your support and feedback.

We are looking forward to hearing from you,

Your Gnac Team.