[Rhythmbox-devel] DBus Interface for database querying

James Livingston wrote:
On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 15:45 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:

Apart from the funky overblown ideas of splitting RB into a front-end
and a backend (how do you communicate between the 2? What happens when
you break your soft ABI? More problems than it's worth IMO), the
discussion is mainly around the music as a service.

Enhancing the DBus interface, with support for queries and the like
would be very useful though. Effectively it would mean that you can
create an alternate UI, by asking Rhythmbox to start with it's window
hidden and controlling it via DBus. It wouldn't be an actual split into
front-end and back-end, but from the users point of view it would be

A bit offtopic with the initial thread, but still related:
Do you think it would be possible to have a dbus interface to search rhythmbox database remotely ?

I'm asking for example along with the deskbar applet, i could type an artist name or song title, query rhythmbox, it returns some matches, and i can then play the songs by selecting one in the list.

That would require something like
search(string, max results) -> (artist, title, uri)*
play(uri) which i beleive already exists.

What do you think ?

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