Just had a strangely unresponsive banshee not allowing me to click on other songs while one was already playing. (In my case banshee was downloading album art at the same time I was trying to switch tracks).
Did the sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade thing and no upgrades to banshee available so Google and went direct to banshee.fm/download
Which is where I read:
Ubuntu has a policy of not updating the version of a shipped application, so the version available might be old.
Added the banshee PPA and repeated the
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 2 step and now I have a banshee that is banshee-ing.
What can we learn from this? Ubuntu packages might not be the latest. Go upstream sometimes there are newer and less buggy packages available from the parent site.
Ooo Yah! (Avatar reference. Because I can)