Tag Archives: QtMPC

QtMPC 0.5.0 – Totally Zen

I am honored to announce the release of QtMPC 0.5.0
So why a 0.5.0:

  • last.fm support:
    • Album covers and general info
    • Now Playing
    • Track Scrobbling
  • KDE 4 support
    • Use your theme icons
    • Fully intergrated in KDE
    • And much much more
  • Dir View

This are the changes with the largest impact. Of course we fixed many bugs and did optimizations where possible. But for the whole list check the CHANGELOG.

Since we now have last.fm support why not join our last.fm group?

Also we did a reorganization in the subversion repository so svn users should switch to http://qtmpc.lowblog.nl/svn/trunk

And now what you have all been waiting for:
QtMPC-0.5.0 (source)
QtMPC-0.5.0 (windows installer)

Windows Installer Available

As a Christmas present for all the Windows users out in the world that want to run QtMPC (Hi dad!) I have created a nice .msi file so you do not have to install the whole Qt toolkit and build it yourself. It was a bitch to get SVG support but everything works now!

Grab the msi file for version 0.4.1 here.

So now there is absolutely no reason not to use QtMPC when you are running windows!
I have created a new component in the trac so problems with the installer can be reported.

Enjoy!

Anyone called for a DirView?

So we got a request for a dir view in QtMPC. We already had it on the todo-list since January 2008. So it was about time I got myself to write the actual code. The timing could not be much better since Sander just finished the new design so adding a new tab for the Dir View was a piece of cake.

The code is (like always) available in svn. Ready for you to test!

Right now drag/drop does not yet work in the dir view. Also no searching. No custom sorting. So a lot can still be done. But the basics are working! So enjoy playing directories on Christmas.

QtMPC 0.4.1 – Out NOW!

We have just released version 0.4.1 of QtMPC. For a complete list of changes see the changelog. Yes we finally have a changelog!

For those of you that just want the highlights:

  • We have converted the mpdstats and mpdstatus to singletons which allow us to make easy use of it trough the whole program.
  • Some GUI improvements, at least we like to think so
  • Some small performance gains

As always we have a nice tarball for you:
http://files.lowblog.nl/qtmpc/QtMPC-0.4.1.tar.bz2

As always please provide us with wishes or report bugs:
http://qtmpc.lowblog.nl/newticket

Now go grab the tarball while it is still hot!

QtMPC: Using trac

So after the 0.2 release sander and myself decided to make better use of the trac installation. This makes work for us much easier and makes it better for the fans (well maybe not right now :P) to track that process. We have already filled the trac db with some tasks but feel free to suggest new improvements.

Ofcourse you can also report any bugs you find regarding qtmpc on the trac installtion ( http://qtmpc.lowblog.nl ).

QtMPC 0.1

So, after a couple of days coding I’m pretty satisfied with the result. Actually so much that I will call it 0.1 ;)
Considering that I’m not going to make an official release yet the number doesn’t really say anything since it can change after my next commit…

Anyway, the tree view containing the music library works, it’s even sortable. The most intensive task is filling the model data at program startup, but after that everything works without huge cpu usage. Adding songs, albums or even all the songs from an artists is done by double-clicking on the respective item in the tree view. The “Add” button is not functional yet, my plan is to also make that button handle multiple selections. A preference dialog also has been added, which allows you to fill in the connection details at start up if the connection can’t be made.

Feel free to try and make suggestions, keep in mind it’s made in about 4 days and it’s obviously not perfect. I probably also won’t have to tell you that the program comes without any warranty… ; )

To try it, simply use subversion to get the repository as explained in the post below.

edit: The add button now works too, so you can select multiple items in the tree view and add them all to the playlist…