Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Plug-in no longer working since update on Manjaro

Thanks for the reply Sam.

Yes that would be sad. It's been my goto for a few years now. Obviously I don't personally have the skills to 
even consider it, plus I spend a lot of my time in areas with very limited internet.

I did do some more testing and compared versions to the one I run on Ubuntu and after rolling back to the 
version I previously had installed I started getting even stranger behaviour with this plugin (showing 
Artists instead of Genre in the Genre Tree and still slowing load time by some orders of magnitude.) This 
brought me to a suspcion the issue may lie somewhere else, prime suspect being Python as that's what the 
plugins are built on. Nobody on the Manjaro forum replied saying anything seemed amiss with what Python 
packages I have installed and didn't really know how to test it further though so have basically ignored it 
since (and booted into Ubuntu when I have a selection of tracks I want to organise the Genre tag on.)

Not really expecting much help here now, from you or anybody else, just want to sign off with a final Thank 
You for taking the time to respond.


From: Sam Thursfield <ssssam gmail com>
Sent: 25 July 2019 10:29
To: Dale Powell
Cc: rhythmbox-devel gnome org
Subject: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Plug-in no longer working since update on Manjaro

Hi dale,

On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 3:46 PM Dale Powell via rhythmbox-devel <rhythmbox-devel gnome 
org<mailto:rhythmbox-devel gnome org>> wrote:
Is this mailing list even active? Not seen a single other post come through.....
The list is working, I see your messages come through.

But following this up because it has come to my attention that far more than the plug-in created by my friend 
has stopped working properly. Even the Alternative Toolbar, which is packaged as default and seems to be the 
most suggested plug-in for many people's issues on how Rythmbox works as default, does not work properly any 
more! (Try dragging to reorganise column order with latest version.) Surely the default plugins are something 
you don't want to break..... Is anything going to  be done about getting the program working properly again? 
I had hoped it might have just happened by now but months later and the situation is still borked!

It seems like there isn't much volunteer time available for Rhythmbox maintenance at the moment. Jonathan 
is/was the only active maintainer in recent times, but the last time he merged a patch in GitLab was 6 months 

This raises an interesting question of how the project can continue. Software projects work best when there 
is a dedicated maintenance team to review and merge patches. This requires a good knowledge of the codebase 
and a continual dedication of time, though. Is anyone interested in taking on such a role?


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