ROM Properties v1.4 is released. ROM Properties is a shell extension adding the ability to display additional information to file managers. ROM Properties is currently available for Linux and Windows. This shell extension adds a few nice features to file browsers for managing video game ROM and disc images.
ROM Properties v1.4 Changelog:
New UI frontends: XFCE (GTK+ 3.x), MATE
Transparent gzip decompression support. Primarily used for VGM (VGZ).
ROM images with "dangerous" permissions for Nintendo DS and 3DS now have an overlay icon on KDE. (The Windows implementation was disabled in this release due to unexplained crashes.)
File metadata is now exported to the desktop environment. This includes e.g. dimensions for textures and duration for audio. Currently supported on KDE and Windows.
Audio formats: ADX, BCSTM, BCWAV, BFSTM, BRSTM, BFSTM, GBS, NSF, PSF (and related), SAP, SID, SNDH, SPC, VGM (and VGZ)
Wii: WADs, encrypted Wii save files
Mach-O binaries (Mac executables)
Neo Geo Pocket (Color) ROM images
Xbox: XBE, XEX, disc images, XPR textures, STFS packages
iQue Player content metadata and ticket files
New parser features:
DMG: GBX footer
DirectDrawSurface: BC7 texture compression
GameCube: NASOS image format, CHN and TWN region codes, standalone Wii partitions
NES: Internal footer present in some ROMs.
NintendoDS: "Access Control" is now shown for DSi-enhanced ROMs. DSi flags are shown for NDS ROMs released after the DSi.
SegaPVR: Support for SVR files used on the Sony PlayStation 2.
Removed S2TC decoding. The first version of rom-properties with support for S3TC, v1.2, was released after the S3TC patents expired. Since the patents expired, S3TC can be unconditionally enabled, and we don't need the S2TC decoder or test images anymore.
The Linux UI frontends will no longer initialize if running as root. rpcli will still run as root for now, though it's not recommended.
The XDG MIME database rom-properties.xml is now installed on Linux systems. This provides MIME types for formats not currently present in FreeDesktop.org's shared-mime-info database.