Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] some ideas...

On Sat, 2003-08-16 at 21:07, Douglas McMorris wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-08-16 at 20:35, paul wrote:
> > hi there,
> > i'm running a cvs checkout from this evening, and it's excellent!
> > there are a couple of things i'd like to see in a future version of rb,
> > however.
> > one, is something that has already been mentioned on this list recently
> > - and that is the ability to have more than one list in the main/current
> > playlist pane.  i.e be ctrl-clicking two or more artists, all of the
> > selected artists songs would appear in the current list. i think that'd
> > be cool.
> I would agree with this... i think walters is wanting to do a rewrite of
> the backend that would allow for this kind of thing more easily. 
> currently i think it would take a lot of code to do this.
> > another thing is something that is already being thought about, and that
> > is how to deal with songs that are deleted from the library.  maybe
> > performing a check on the database on startup? maybe use fam to monitor
> > all the user-specified directories? i'm not sure which would be the best
> > method, but i think it's important to have this?
> Yeah, a watched directory would be really cool. There should definatly
> be a way to handle the user deleting files that are in the library. 
> Currently they are kept in the library even after startup and when you
> try to play them you get a fairly generic error (at least i do with the
> xine backend)

I take back part of this statement... after a while rb figured out the
files were gone and removed them from the library... must have done it
on its next saving of the lib.

> > finally, something to do with the interface that i've posted before, but
> > didn't get any feedback.  the icon on the volume widget should really be
> > the same one that is specified in the users current gnome-icon-theme. 
> > it just makes sense to me for this to happen.  also, the volume widget
> > should behave a lot more like the gnome-panel one. i.e drag the slider
> > to the desired volume level, then when the mouse-button is release, hide
> > the volume slider.  at the moment, it takes too many clicks to set the
> > volume. 
> On my gnome 2.3.6 install, the volume works the exact same way.  The
> slider doesn't go away til you click outside of it somewhere.  Icon
> themes support would also be nice.  Which reminds me, are the play,
> pause, etc icons we use from the gnome stock or does gnome not yet
> provide stock media icons??
> > thats it really.  i hope some of these points are useful for you.
> > thanks for all your hard work on the's great!!
> > 
> If we want to start discussing future development, I think we should
> take a long hard look at CD support, both playing and burning.
> A few other "fun" things are album cover support, interactive retagging
> via musicbrainz, and something that i haven't heard mentioned, but which
> would be cool... a simple way for people to write gdesklet displays that
> interact with rb... simple song info, play pause, etc stuff.
> Sorry to bring more stuff up, we should first focus on the release at
> hand... although it appears as though we're almost there.
> > 
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