Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] [bmpx] Re: Proposal for a common D-Bus interface for media players

Milosz Derezynski wrote:
Allright as i've read on the transcript, you're going to implement the DBus interace as a "client" anyway.

So for one: nevermind the part about "DBus or nothing", but then again what is your concern with running one player, and debugging XMMS2 the same time?

That was just an example. but the concern is that someone might want to have a couple clients running at once to different players. For example, I already use a couple clients to constantly talk to my stereo PC. While in the meantime I run the latest XMMS2 from git to test new features and hack away.

It doesn't have to be on different machines, either. If two clients are running on the same machine and both running the same DBus service, will it be possible to control them individually?

On an unrelated note, I think it might be a good idea to include some basic capabilities negotiation. Maybe check that a program can support playback, playlists, medialib, and metadata. That way simpler media players like VLC can omit things like the medialib. I think this could save a lot of bickering over implementation and watering down of the spec.

-Dan "puzzles" Chokola

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