Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] A whole bunch of stuff

Hi Sam,

I think you have some very good ideas here.  Some comments inline.

Sam Thursfield wrote:
* One important thing I was going to implement is tagging. I know tagging has turned into some kind of meaningless internet buzzword at the moment but I have a few actual uses for it. Such as, sometimes I have the urge to play guitar over records for a while. It's only certain songs though and I thought the best solution is to tag these songs with "guitar" or something. Then I simply filter for that tag and my problem is solved. I'm sure there are some other good uses too (perhaps it could be used instead of genres like on <>? Though I'm not interested in this feature personally.) I have a couple of songs I only listen to at Christmas as well. An xmas tag that I filtered out for 50 weeks of the year would sort that out. So I think they would be pretty useful.

Good idea. I've created a new bug for this:

* I don't like how the artist name and album are links to <>. The first time I used them there was a song playing and on the spur of the moment I decided I wanted to listen to the entire album. So I clicked the button, thinking it would have the same effect as hunting for it in the browser window, and instead a browser pops up and totally throws me off. I appreciate the idea of having links to the <> pages but I also really want to be able to browse to the current artist/album without searching through a tiny listbox or typing the whole name. Maybe we can solve this using a right click menu or something. (and see also: about <> links for arbitrary songs)

Good idea. I've created a new bug for this:

* The little speaker icon (and its counterpart the no entry
sign) is mentioned in bugzilla here:
Originally I thought it was a big waste of space and could be replaced by just making the entry bold. (Though I seem to remember that's a huge pain with a GTK listview for some reason.) Then I realised it could be pretty useful for showing
a song's position in the queue, there's the little no entry sign, etc. So I don't remember why I brought this up.

This column is also used for the playback error indicator. Not that boldface is a bad idea...

- The "last played" field is silly, it should be a friendly date like the ones in the the new GTK file select dialog etc. Seeing all these 2005-12-17 is way too technical for a music player, I want "yesterday" and "two days ago" etc.

Completely agree with you. This has been happening piecemeal over the last few months. Here's the final bit:

Good stuff.


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