Re: [Banshee-List] DAAP support in trunk (Was Re: Planning for a preview release)

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 12:31 PM, Gabriel Burt <gabriel burt gmail com> wrote:
> 2008/2/28 James Willcox <snorp snorp net>:
> > On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 2:03 PM, Sandy Armstrong
>  > <sanfordarmstrong gmail com> wrote:
> > > For me, DAAP support is an absolute must when using Banshee.  I
>  > > noticed on the Roadmap that it is currently unassigned.  Is there any
>  > > anticipation for how difficult it might be to port DAAP support over
>  > > from the stable series to trunk?
>  > >
>  > > In a few weeks I might have time to hack on a little something, so I
>  > > was thinking of attempting that.
>  > >
>  >
>  > Allegedly, I think I am supposed to do it.  I really have not had time to
>  > get into it, though, as Real Work has been pretty demanding.  I have a rough
>  > plan for how I think it could be done, though.  Basically I think Banshee
>  > should cannibalize daap-sharp by re-using all the low-level bits
>  > (ContentParser, etc) and storing everything in the database.  Feel free to
>  > give it a go if you like, I do not expect I'll have time in the near future.
>  I think you two could work together effectively to do this.  You could
>  split the work into two pieces - 1) actually doing the DAAP-specific
>  backend work, pulling code from daap-sharp etc, and 2) bringing the UI
>  over/implementing a PrimarySource subclass.
>  Subclassing src/Core/Banshee.Services/Banshee.Sources/PrimarySource.cs,
>  you automatically get LIMIT/OFFSET based ListView action (eg O(1)
>  memory) and full query support
>  (
>  Sandy, if you want to tackle the later piece, I think that'd be a
>  great start.  I'm certainly willing to help you as you go.  Shall I
>  split the Roadmap entry into two and assign them to you guys?

I'm not ready to take responsibility for it yet; I was just feeling
the waters.  In a couple of weeks I may have some spare time for
it...I'll definitely let you know.

Thanks for the support,

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