[Goodies-dev] ANN: xfmpc version 0.1.0 released

Fabian Nowak timystery at arcor.de
Sat Mar 28 23:22:00 CET 2009


I just tried xfmpc from svn and still had lots of trouble finding the
settings. Would you mind considering adding a regular settings button
beneath the other two buttons and the combo box *and* add the settings
to right-click context menus both for the main application and for the
song list view?

Also, the program crashed on my system when  trying to obtain the
information from the context menu when not having a valid connection in
the beginning and also at another action, can't remember which one it
was, and the program is still loading for next tries...

Apart from that, in the beginning I thought the program would have
crashed after specifying the connection parameters in the settings
dialog (same for regularly starting now) because it took too much time
(more than 5 minutes for my 11K songs, 10MBit connection; and now
waiting very long time for a second test run to finish) and the GUI was
not responding. A quick glance at the network plugin gave the
explanation: many megabytes being transferred... but/and CPU time is
only at 22% on an AMD XP 3000+ (no waiting time). 

The other programs such as ario, g..., sonata take much less time (few
seconds up to one minute) to even obtain the complete list and are much
more responsive. I think it would be good to also obtain their speed
level. Profiling might help in finding the most frequently executed
functions or those that take the longest time. Do you transfer the files
themselves instead of the database information only?

The GUI could be made more responsive by introducing threads or doing
some weird stuff with the gtk_main functions etc.



Am Samstag, den 28.03.2009, 15:48 +0000 schrieb
mike.massonnet at gmail.com:
> Hey!
> It's been a long time since the last announcement. First I had like to
> introduce Vincent who is giving high interest in the Xfmpc code, and
> without him there wouldn't be any release as of today :-) Please test
> the app and report any bugs. Btw, thanks Masato for the bug reports you
> gave over the trunk version!
> And now for the major changes:
> - There is a preferences dialog for the MPD server and the appearance
> - The songs are enumerated in the playlist
> - A statusbar with the size of the playlist (size/length)
> - Context menus like Replace the playlist (the crop function),
> Information about a song (lists all the tags), Browse to go to the
> directory of a song, and Add/Remove songs to/from the playlist
> - A search entry in the database browser, it is a unique entry that you
> can use to search for the name of a title as well as an album
> - Many new and updated translations
> Enjoy!
> Mike & Vincent
> Download this release:
>   http://goodies.xfce.org/releases/xfmpc/xfmpc-0.1.0.tar.bz2
> Changelog:
>   http://goodies.xfce.org/releases/xfmpc/ChangeLog
> Project website:
>   http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfmpc/
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