mETz81 at web.de
Mon Jan 31 18:01:57 GMT 2005
Am Montag, 31. Januar 2005 17:34 schrieb Yogesh Marwaha:
> I am a big fan of Noatun. I am using it right from the day when I
Nice to hear. That again proves that artsd does work on some systems (granted,
it does not work on all) ;)
> first used Linux. What I liked was it simplicity and extensibility
> (plugins). But, now its future is unpredictable. Major factor for this
> is that there has not been any improvement/addition of feature
You are just uninformed, that's all. There's a branch called "make-it-snow"
which me and Charles are currently working on. It's meant to become Noatun 3
which will hopefully ship with KDE 4.
> I strongly feel that Noatun now needs a major facelifting. For that I
> have a few hints:
> 1. Make its engine also a plugin
Planned, will work on that starting with next week, this week I still have
exams at uni.
> 2. Some neat features like cross-fade etc.
Not planned by myself for any particular engine-plugin. It will be up to the
engine-plugin, handling it outside of the plugin is hardly possible anyway.
Btw, this might be easy to do with an aKode backend which has got a builtin
> 3. Somehow manage to play audio cds directly.
This is up to kdelibs and kio and/or depending on what the backend can do. For
artsd we would need either an arts-plugin or a kio that supports seeking.
As my own experience with on-the-fly realtime digital audio extraction is
pretty much disappointing I'm not going to waste any time of this (read: it's
just not possible to get this working reliable with any cdrom I have ever had
in my computer, not even using windows apps that claim to do this properly).
> Otherwise I do not see any major lack of feature in Noatun. I don't
> know if someone is already working on any of the above said, but would
> like to hear from you what you think of my ideas and if I am wasting
> my time writing plugins for Noatun (In case it is scheduled to be
> dropped from KDE).
Just watch make-it-snow branch. Right now its API is a huge moving target so
starting to write plugins for it would be a waste of time. I'll make an
announcement as soon as the API starts stabilizing, I don't have any
timeframe for that though.
Btw, don't hesitate to contact either me (mETz) or Charles (njaard) on
irc.freenode.net in #kde-devel. I hope to be there more often starting next
Bye, Stefan aka mETz
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