Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] rhythmdb design doc

On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 14:30:53 +1200
James Kahn <> wrote:

> This is definitely a necessity.  I'm not sure how much it would help
> people that already have their metadata in a DB.  Chances are it won't
> be in the format that rb wants.  They could of course change it ;).
> We should also have a sensible default implementation that provides
> good performance without the user having to configure anything. 
> SQLite sounds pretty good, although I haven't used it.  The website
> for SQLite says it has been tested on Linux (and Windows).  Do we have
> to worry about any other platforms?

If libgda is used, it comes with an XML backend which is built in, plus
transparent backend switches to many other sources. (sqlite even)
> > *** But what about CD audio?
> > 
> > Should we support saving CD tracks in the database?  Should we
> > be able to mix them with regular songs in a playlist?
> IMHO, CDs are very different from the more permanent hard disk storage
> and should be viewed as another source in much the same way as
> Internet Radio is.  The lifetime of the CD view should really be for
> the length of time the CD is inserted into the drive.  I'm sure there
> will be many different viewpoints as to what should be done here.

I agree here. I don't see any other reasonable alternatives.

--  Ted

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