Request for review - Audex

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Mon May 9 23:27:56 BST 2016

El dimarts, 3 de maig de 2016, a les 8:55:28 CEST, Bernd Steinhauser va 
> Hi,
> over the last months, Heiko and I spent some time portingthe CDDA Ripper
> Audex to KF5.
> You can find the commits in my GitHub repository forAudex:

I gather neither of you are the original authors, right?

You do use libkcddb but that hasn't been ported to KF5 yet, are you in any way 
related to the port at ?


> As this for me was the first time seriously working with C++/Qt/KDE code, I
> would kindly like to ask you to give me some feedback on the commitsto find
> and eliminate possible (and actual) bugs caused by the porting efforts. And
> once you rate the code fine, I would like to ask for these commits to get
> merged back into KDE's repository and prepare it for a KF5-based release. I
> know that KDE normally uses reviewboard for reviews, but afaics, it does
> not support merge request and would squash everything into a single commit,
> which is definitely wrong in my opinion.
> Therefore I propose to either do the review on GitHub or, if you prefer
> that, I can send a patch series to the mailing list kernel-style (which
> would be over 40 Mails, though).
> Or maybe there is a possibility with reviewboard I didn't see.
> I've used the KF5-based Audex version for quite a few runs now and to me it
> looks like everything is working, apart from the cover fetching.
> It does not use libkcompactdisc anymore (thankfully Marco did most of the
> port to solid some time ago), but still requires (yet unreleased) libkcddb.
> Apart from bug-hunting, there are 2 things I would like to do (or would
> like to have done) before a new release:
> - Cover fetching: Google broke the API. There are patches for Bing, but they
> require the user to obtain a dev key, thus imo are not a good solution. I'm
> not sure if I can do this.
> - Device selector: I would like to add a device selector so the user can
> choose which device should be used. Iwill have a try at this and I think I
> can do it, but not sure if I'llsucceed in a reasonable amount of time.
> In addition to the review, I would like to propose to add Audex to
> kde-multimedia and release it alongside of the other kde applications (like
> it's done with kdenlive these days).
> I've already talked to Marco about this and he would be ok with it as he
> does not have much time to spend on Audex.
> I can for sure try to help maintaining the code, but as I said above I don't
> have much experience with C++ and therefore I'm not sure if I'm the right
> person toact as a maintainer.
> Right now, the kio-based Ripper and kaudiocreator aren't ported to KF5, so
> imo KDE would benefit from adding Audex (and therefore a CD Ripper) to
> kde-multimedia, deprecating audiocd-kio.
> While audiocd-kio is a nice approach, I think a dedicated app works just
> better for extracting audio CDs.
> Please let me know what you think about this and if necessary what the
> requirements for such a step would beand whereand if I can help with such a
> transition.
> Best Regards,
> Bernd
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