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


This all sounds great, but we need to keep the interface as simple as possible.  Which is where the iTunes form sort of works and sort of doesn't!  I hate to ask, but what does  'Jamboree' do in this case?

In previous mails there were a few examples, if we can come up with more, we should be able build the interface around these. Once we satisfy 80% of the needs, then the exceptions could be an 'Advanced' tab / section.

i.e. Would I really want 

(Year = 1976, Genre = "Funk") or (Year = 1999, Genre = "Peruvian Flute Music")

I might want 

(Year = 1990, Genre = "Alternative" or Genre = "Altern Rock")

As an example I was going to look at the filter rules in Evolution, but am at work right now.

Mark H.

>  from:    David Scotson <>
>  date:    Wed, 15 Oct 2003 15:13:16
>  to:
>  subject: 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
> happy.
> 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
> [....]
> regards,
> dave
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