Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Play Queue Bounty

Thank you, Peter Schmidt, for your generosity.

Does the playlist/library display need to be a display, or could it
become a menu item.  I personally rarely interact with this display.

At the risk starting another mock-up deluge, I'd like to re-enter my
suggestion for how the queue feature might operate and look.


 1) Source list is a menu item.
 2) Area vacated by Source list becomes a Jukebox/Queue display,
    containing a scrolling, chronological list of past and future 
    songs.  The list of future songs is automatically kept full,
    taking into account shuffle/no-shuffle settings.  User can 
    influence future songs via drag-and-drop -- by re-ordering, 
    removing and adding songs.

I am very much looking forward to a queuing feature.  It is 
"guaranteed to break the ice a parties."  


On Mon, 2005-03-21 at 23:06 -0500, Peter Schmidt wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 11:30:10 +1000, Jonathan Matthew
> <jonathan kaolin hn org> wrote:
> > The queue display can be manually resized by dragging the handle
> > separating it from the playlist/library display, the same way the
> > browser panel can be resized.  I don't think it's worthwhile trying to
> > have it automatically resize itself.
> It shouldn't resize itself, but it should remember its size when it's
> shown/hidden. And it should automatically show/hide when it's gets the
> first entry or it gets empty.
> > I think the answer to all of these, as far as this approach is
> > concerned, is to add another expander thing like the show/hide browser
> > one in the same row as it, and have the queue expand above it, rather than
> > below.  Screenshots/mockups to follow, assuming I can get it to work.
> That sounds perfect.
> > I have to say that the 'queue is just another source' approach is
> > looking better all the time, but we'll see how this one works out.
> I've watched a lot of non-experienced users use iTunes, which has the
> Party Shuffle feature, which is practically the same, and I haven't
> seen a single person EVER use the Party Shuffle. They just don't get
> it. I think that having the queue in the main window is much easier to
> understand for newbies. People that use MusicMatch Jukebox get it, and
> it works in a similar way (although it's more of a playlist than a
> queue, it still sits above the music library).
> And for more experienced users, it would save a lot of clicking back and forth.
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