Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] context pane plugin merged

I just did a fresh clone of the git repo to try the new context
pane. When I try to load the plugin I get python errors about missing
modules (webkit and Template.) Should this plugin be optional at build
time with something to detect if the necessary python modules are


On Sun, 1 Nov 2009 21:53:03 +1000
Jonathan Matthew <jonathan d14n org> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 7:22 PM, giopas <linux giopas eu> wrote:
> > Thank you Jonathan!
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 7:03 AM, Jonathan Matthew
> > <jonathan d14n org> wrote:
> >>
> >> I've just merged John Iacona's context pane plugin (a Google
> >> Summer of Code project) into git master. This adds a side pane
> >> displaying album and artist information sourced from
> >
> > Excellent news: it's now two months that I'm using this plugin and
> > it is really cool!
> >
> > I have just two comments on that:
> >
> > 1. I really like that context pane is able to retrieve album list,
> > tracks and covers. But it is even more cool the fact that you can
> > just grab album cover from context pane to album cover frame.
> > However, if you do so the imported cover will have a very bad
> > resolution. It would be amazing that when you grab the album cover
> > from context pane to album cover frame, a "less resized" (with a
> > better definition) image will be associated to the album, that
> > probably means that rhythmboy should download again the album image
> > from the same address pharsed by context pane.
> I don't think we have any control over that. It's all webkit.
> > 2. Since Last rhythm* plugin does not work any more, it would be
> > nice to add one more panel to context pane in order to suggest
> > similar artists. Or, other option, it would be even fine to merge
> > TasteKid plugin to context pane.
> So, there are any number of things that interested people could add.
> Some ideas:
> - more data sources and types of information to display (such as
> similar artists)
> - a tab with links to various sites (wikipedia, discogs, musicbrainz,
> ..) for artists and albums
> - artist/album/lyrics tabs in song info windows (at which point the
> context plugin can eat the lyrics plugin)
> - personal play history/rating statistics
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