Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Bugzilla Roundup #1 (Fuzzy Matching and Tray Icons)

On 25/10/05, Paul Kuliniewicz <kuliniew purdue edu> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 06:13:30PM +1100, James Livingston wrote:
> >
> > In regards to the issue of whether we should have a permanent tray icon,
> > the HIG[0] explicitly says that non-core application must not default to
> > having a permanent tray icon. One option is to add a "show tray icon"
> > preference, and have it default to off. Another option would be to work
> > with the developer(s) of the Rhythmbox applet, and promote it to an
> > official part of Rhythmbox (removing the tray icon in the process).
> As the developer(s) of Rhythmbox Applet, I've been considering the
> opposite approach: split Rhythmbox into two separate programs: a backend
> server and a GUI.
> The backend server would handle managing the music library, playlists,
> and music playback.  It wouldn't have a user-visible interface, but
> would communicate with other applications over D-Bus.

a side note: that's similar to how bmpx, a new iteration of beep media
player, is being designed.

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