Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox Web Remote Control

Hi Adrian,

On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 07:37 -0700, Adrian Hesketh wrote:
>  I'd really like your feedback on what I've written so far.

Well, clearly I think this would be an awesome feature to have included
in RB/Ubuntu by default. :)

I think your spec is on the right track. HTML interfaces have a good
reach and a web services API would be definitely be useful for advanced

Some work probably needs to be done to work out how the UI for some of
the more important features should look/work (queuing new tracks,
selecting sources/playlists/etc) and it would probably be worthwhile
working out what more of the HTTP API (for AJAX/web services style
interaction) will look like, I think a REST-ful approach would work

I have a feeling that using a Python markup template engine like Genshi
would be a better choice than XML/XSL for HTML generation. It should
have a lower overhead which is important since (AFAICT) the plugin can
only use RB's idle time for handling requests and can be very easily
integrated into a python plugin.

> Michael Gratton has already written something fairly similar to what I
> would like to see included in Rhythmbox, except missing a few key
> features.

I'd be happy to publish Rhythmweb to somewhere like Launchpad, or even
get it into GNOME SVN so it could be used as a basis for this work and
so people can more easily contribute to it, if that would help.

> I asked a question about how to proceed with my idea
> ( and apparently,
> I need an approver for this project.
> Would anyone be interested in becoming the approver for this project?

I think that's a process you'd need to follow to get it shipped with
Ubuntu, is that what you mean or are you looking to get it shipped with
Rhythmbox itself?


⎊ Michael Gratton. "Mea navis aëricumbens anguillis abundat."
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