Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Gereqi 0.4.1 - bugfixes

Thanks to a few helpful people bugs were unsurprisingly found in the 0.4.0 release. The bugs that were found and quashed were:
It is recommended to upgrade as your system colour-theme is used for the playlist and vastly improves the appearance of Gereqi in dark-theme setups

Old and Ugly

New and better

For Ubuntu download:  gereqi_0.4.1-1_all.deb
For Fedora download: gereqi-0.4.1-1.noarch.rpm
For everyone else: gereqi-0.4.1.tar.gz

Monday, 30 August 2010

Roadmap for 0.5.0

I have been thinking on where Gereqi should go from here. Feature-wise Gereqi isn't that great but I am finding niggly issues here and there. These issues are what I would like to complete for the 0.5.0 release and if too much time hasn't passed I might have a go at some features.

The list of niggly issues:

  • Drag and drop - from the library/ filesystem-browser to the playlist
  • The playlist table is very rigid. You cannot manually sort your tracks (say just dumping the tracks to the bottom of the list) or dragging tracks around the table.
  • The progressbar does not allow 'click-to-position' interactions.
  • The progressbar is in the wrong location. It should be in the status-bar area.
  • The album-art retrieval is, although more efficient, less capable (the albumart.org searching api is pretty limited)
  • No capability to remove tracks (from the DB) that have been removed from library directories when the application is not running.
If that lot doesn't take too long the list of features that may get a look at ( most easiest to do first):
  1. .m3u playlist read/write
  2. mass-storage device (Android phones, etc) read support
  3. mtp device read support
  4. ipod read support

In summary: issues and usability comes first. Features come last.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Gereqi 0.4.0, Finally

After a bit of a hiatus I have fixed several bugs that were found in the release candidates. As I can not detect any major show stoppers releasing 0.4.0 seems suitable.

This release not only provides what was mentioned previously but also provides proper packages.

Ubuntu >= 9.10 : gereqi_0.4.0-2.deb
Fedora = 13 : gereqi-0.4.0-1.noarch.rpm
Others : gereqi-0.4.0.tar.gz

If you find any bugs or queries contact me in the comments or via e-mail.
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