Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Play Queue Bounty
- From: Peter Schmidt <peterschm gmail com>
- To: jonathan menubar gnome org, rhythmbox-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Play Queue Bounty
- Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 19:57:55 -0500
And an UI suggestion - I like the way the "ugly" mockups look when
everything is collapsed and the "less ugly" mockups when the queue is
expanded. Would it be possible to combine the two, so they would be on
a single line when collapsed, but when expanded, the Hide Queue would
be above the queue window and the Show Browser would be below the
queue? Kind of like the way Netscape 4 toolbars worked.
Also, I just noticed that when you pick a song from the queue by
double clicking it, the next button doesn't work anymore and Rhythmbox
just waits when it reaches the end of the song. Maybe when a song is
doubleclicked in the queue, it should go to the top first and then get
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 19:50:46 -0500, Peter Schmidt <peterschm gmail com> wrote:
> Great work, Johathan! Looks marvelous!
> - A tiny little bug I spotted is that the Ctrl+Right (next track
> shortcut) does not work when there is a single track in the queue. The
> next button works, though.
> - I also had James' experience with the tracks not getting deleted
> from the queue, but I cannot replicate it.
> - Dragging a track from the queue to a playlist causes playback to stop.
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 10:39:48 +1000, Jonathan Matthew
> <jonathan kaolin hn org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 03:16:25AM +1100, James Livingston wrote:
> > > I pulled it from arch and it works fine here. A couple of things I
> > > noticed (some of them are trivial)
> > I've made a few changes to fix some of these. Could you try the latest
> > revision and tell me how badly I've done?
> > > * How do you remove stuff from the queue? They don't seem to get removed
> > > automatically, and right-clicking then going delete doesn't do anything.
> > Strange. This works fine for me.
> > Could you try running rhythmbox --debug and send me the output off-list?
> > If you could move your existing rhythmdb file out of the way and create
> > a new one with just a few songs, that'd be great, but if not, don't worry
> > about it.
> > > Which leads to the next thing (which presumable wouldn't be a problem is
> > > the above didn't occur):
> > >
> > > * Once the queue is finished it goes back to the playlist-library like
> > > it should. But after that song is done it goes to the start of the queue
> > > again.
> > Yes, this is just happening because the queue isn't emptying itself.
> > [snip your accurate description of queue logic]
> > >
> > > * You can't use "previous" while in the queue.
> > I couldn't think of a good way to do this. The previous entry is
> > (supposed to be) removed from the queue, so either the entry would have
> > to be re-added to the queue, or .. something. Any ideas? I suppose at
> > the very least, you should be able to use "previous" to go back to the
> > start of the playing song.
> > > * When playing from the queue the "Currently Playing" icon is next to
> > > the one in the queue (good) but it also stays next to the one in the old
> > > playlist/library.
> > I've made a few changes in the vague hope of getting this right. It's
> > closer, but not entirely there.
> > > * When the last song in the queue is finished, it plays from the
> > > playlist-library normally but leaves the icon next to the last song in
> > > the queue.
> > Again, the last song in the queue should have been removed, so this
> > shouldn't be happening.
> > > * The queue shows up when in Radio mode. I don't know whether this makes
> > > sense, because I don't use streaming radio. Possibly it does, but I
> > > would assume that streaming radio doesn't actually end that often, so
> > > queueing something up after it doesn't really follow. But then again I
> > > don't use it, so maybe someone who does can figure out what should
> > > happen here
> > I don't think there's much use for the queue display in radio mode.
> > I just hadn't thought of a good way of making it disappear.
> > I still haven't, but I've implemented it anyway.
> > > * On mine it shows the (N entries) bit when closed and doesn't when
> > > open, which seems backwards
> > I don't know why I did that. Always showing the queue size seems
> > reasonable to me.
> > > Still you've done a great job considering it's only been two or three
> > > days since the original email. Nice work.
> > thanks!
> > -jonathan.
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