support for user-definable labels

Mark Jaroski mark at
Mon Nov 6 22:59:24 UTC 2006

Seb Ruiz wrote:
> I had already started to talk about syncing labels with with
> the crew over there. Amarok already uses a hell of a lot of
> bandwidth, so it is first necessary to have them implement some sort
> of caching algorithm, and webservice - such as rss feeds or what not.

Yeah, a feed would be really nice, so that a script could
update labels as the tags change.

Anyhow, I hope my little script hasn't added too much to
their load.  So far I only see ~30 script downloads in the
"hot new stuff" widget, so hopefully not.  Anyhow, I was
pretty far along with the script when I read the discussion
about archives, so I went ahead and published it.

> But, to do this, it would still be very helpful to know what sort of
> data is needed by the applications. Might be pretty obvious, but i'm
> sure we can think of some obscure cases.

The main place where I see labels being useful is in the
creation of smart playlists.  I suppose there are probably a
couple of others things to do with them though.


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