Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox roadmap - smart playlists

On Wed, 2003-10-15 at 14:34, Luca Ferretti wrote:

>      4. IMHO to use And/Or for every criterium is a pain and a mess. Is
>         (A AND B OR C AND D) different from (A AND B AND D OR C) or not?
>         Do the average rb user know it? Better a simple "Match all
>         criteria" option.

If you could compose smart playlists from other (smart & dumb)
playlists, then you would only need "Match All Criteria" and "Match Any
Criteria" (i.e. all AND'ed or all OR'ed) but still keep power users

Breaking it into a seperate playlist would be the equivalent of putting
an extra pair of brackets round it e.g ((1970s and Disco) or (1960s and
Soul)) would be Match Any Criteria: in Playlist "70s Disco", in Playlist
"60s Soul".

I don't know if this is feasible but it would certainly be cool.

> I found an iTunes' shot for this feature.

Note that the iTunes' interface is dynamic. For example, you only get
the match all/any criteria option after you add a second criteria.
Similarly if you change the attribute drop down to 'Year', the default
comparison 'is' has a single textbox to type the year e.g. [Year] [is]

If you then change the comparison drop down to 'is in the range' then a
second textbox appears like so: [Year] [is in the range] [....] to



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