Re: goobox

Wow, I thought the same thing when I saw the announcement.  I would love
to see this replace gnome-cd.  The album picture support rocks as well
as some other things.  I hope we can make it happen for 2.10.


On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 00:04 +0100, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Hi Paolo [CC to d-d-l intended],
> Christophe made me look at goobox after your email to gnome-announce
> [1], and I must say it's pretty sweet [2]. Scope seems to be similar to
> sound-juicer. Ross, have you looked at it yet? How close does it come to
> the ideas that you had for s-j-2?
> Now, it isn't perfect yet. Here's some things that I noted to be
> imperfect:
> * mixed data/audio CDs are reported as data CD and it will fail to play
> those.
> * you include the bacon CD widget rather than linking to
> nautilus-cd-burner.
> * the CD code is Linux-specific and will need to be ported (again! Poor
> them BSD people...) to BSD (and Solaris, I guess).
> * it fetches metadata, but this doesn't show up in the main interface.
> It does show up in the editor. Maybe because I run uninstalled?
> * I personally think the icon in the interface is too large.
> * you're using C++ code which is really just C code with C++ keywords
> (extern "C" { .. }) around it. I'd rather use plain C since it's really
> just that.
> * doesn't use gnome-media audio profiles, afaics.
> * location selector doesn't use gtkfilechooserbutton.
> Anyway, those are small, fixable issues. I like the general way in which
> it works.
> How about if I suggest to use this to replace gnome-CD? Gnome-CD (in
> gnome-media) has
> several limitations, issues (crashers, memory leaks) and it's UI is
> basically a GNOME-1 leftover. I like your interface. I was basically
> intending to replace it with Ross' s-j-2 when it was out, but yours
> seems to be ready sooner. ;). Have people looked at this? How do you
> guys like this?
> Ronald
> [1]
> [2]

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