Re: [Banshee-List] Newbie developer question

If you need any pointers/ideas/anything on plugin development, poke me
on IRC (nick trickv).  Also see the sources at :)


On Thu, 2006-12-21 at 14:53 -0500, Dan Mann wrote:
> Great!  I'll build the new version that I have sitting on my box right
> now, and I'll read over the documentation for plugin development.
> Thanks for the quick response,
> Dan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: banshee-list-bounces gnome org
> [mailto:banshee-list-bounces gnome org] On Behalf Of Patrick van
> Staveren
> Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 2:46 PM
> To: banshee-list gnome org
> Subject: Re: [Banshee-List] Newbie developer question
> Dan,
> It's not horribly complex, however odds are that the delay you're
> talking about is fixed.  v0.11.3 which was just released on Dec 9th has
> some major performance enhancements particularly with switching source
> views.  You didn't specify a version, but I'm willing to bed that
> upgrading to 0.11.3 will fix your delays :)
> However, if you are looking for developer experience, I'm sure you can
> find something to do around the Banshee community.  Most of the code is
> written in C#, so you'd need to know/learn it.  There are plenty of
> places where developers could get involved...we've always got a small
> queue of patches waiting in bugzilla as well as quite a few bugs that
> are waiting to be triaged.  Also, a great way to learn to code things
> for Banshee is in plugins - we have a handful of plugins that could
> certainly use some love and perhaps a regular maintainer.  There's also
> plenty of feature requests on the wiki that could be implemented as
> plugins or as patches to the core.  I started working on Banshee writing
> plugins and have been hooked since :)
> Cheers,
> Patrick
> On Thu, 2006-12-21 at 14:15 -0500, Dan Mann wrote:
> > 
> > I use banshee almost daily and I like it.  I noticed that sometimes
> when
> > I switch between my playlist view and my library view I have a good 10
> > second delay.  I've got visual basic/visual studio development
> > experience (small single task based programs) and I wondered how hard
> it
> > would be for me to get into the banshee source to figure out why the
> > delay is occurring.  I downloaded the code and began looking at it.  I
> > don't know how the forms/gui events are handled, I was going to look
> for
> > the code that is triggered when switching playlist views and go from
> > there.  
> > 
> > Being completely new and all I'm wondering if this is way to difficult
> > for a beginner to accomplish.
> > 
> > I guess I have to start somewhere, eh?
> > 
> > Thanks for your time,
> > 
> > Dan
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Patrick "Trick" van Staveren

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