Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] question: i moved my music library folder but them all my points or stars for my songs disappeared.

Hi All,
  I wasn't thinking so much of a plugin for moving the library, or a
way for RB to manage my files for me.  I do a lot of file management
of my music with other tools.  Some files get deleted, some get moved,
and some get renamed.  I was thinking that it would be nice if RB was
smart enough to realize when a newly found file was just an older
missing file with a new name.

  That would cover people who want to move their precious library to a
different machine/filestructure/filesystem by hand.

  But, if a plugin is written to manage the files for the user, then
it might be a good for RB to have some kind of checksum of each file,
so it can verify that the move was completely successful before rm'ing
the source file.  There was a thread earlier talking about how
valuable people's library is.  It might slow the move process down a
little, but I think it'd be worth it.

My 0.2c

On Feb 5, 2008 2:04 AM, Karsten Schmiedecke <Karsten Schmiedecke gmx de> wrote:
> On Tuesday, 5 February 2008, Matt Novenstern wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-02-05 at 00:12 +0100, Tino Meinen wrote:
> > > This sounds like perfect material to develop a plugin for just this
> > > problem (moving files and updating the database).
> > >
> > > Any aspiring plugin writers willing to tackle this?
> > >
> > > Tino Meinen
> >
> > Are we talking about an iTunes-like music management system that
> > rearranges tracks based on tags?  Or just something to move the whole
> > library somewhere?  If it's just to move the library, having  a whole
> > plugin for it seems excessive, since people will probably use it once at
> > most.
> >
> > -Matt
> which is why i removed an equivalent question from my earlier email. however,
> it may seem to make sense to ship a script that does this (maybe even better,
> a UI) with RB. rhythmbox-move-library would read the current library location
> from gconf, provide a destination chooser (which should test permissions
> before allowing to continue) and then mv (or, if not on the same file system,
> cp -r and rm -r) the files and sed the xml. i have no experience whatsoever
> with GUI building, but would be willing to assist any way i can (test,
> debug).
> 7<arsten
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