I recently discovered gmusicbrowser during my process of trying almost every linux player imaginable. I love the ability to customize and think this player has a lot of potential. My only dilema is that I don't have the greatest programming skills yet. What I am trying to do is replicate a theme from a program called musicbee that I use on my Windows laptop. I grabbed this from their forum and was hoping someone might be able to help get me started.
Noisybox, see here (http://forum.gmusicbrowser.org/index.php?topic=605.0), isn't far from your wish.
Parking 5 (here (http://forum.gmusicbrowser.org/index.php?topic=545.msg2608#msg2608), or by default, not sure), with one column on left, mosaic mode in center, information panel on right neither.
I can modify those two layouts to get closer to your wish, if you want.
So I checked out the two layouts you suggested and played around with them. I prefer the parking5 between the two and who am I to turn down an offer to help out like that? That would be much appreciated.
Just ask for change
So how easy is it to add a panel to the right side? I have looked at some of the code for the layouts and although it looks simple enough I know better than to expect simple.
In Parking5, you just have to click on "info" button to make right panel appear.
Do you want a second panel on the right (it should be easy) ?
Yes a second panel would be great.
What do you want to put in this panel by default ?
Do you want a vertical ( || ) or horizontal ( = ) panel ?
Hidable/showable panel or it would show/hide with the current context button ?
A vertical pane with show/hide containing context would be awesome.
I can make two fixed panel which always contain the same thing or two tab panel with user tab (artist info, lyrics, queue, etc.) but I have to choose the two default tab.
What is your choice : fixed or tab (or one fixed and one tab) and which default fixed or tab for the first and for the second ?
(see joined file : two tab first : queue ; second tab lyrics - user can add more tab but those default tab can't be remove)
You can test yet : copy parking6.layout in ~/.config/gmusicbrowser/layouts/ (create layouts folder if any) and load Parking6 from settings (in Garage layouts) ; note the +/- in right panel status to add or remove second panel
I would probably say that I would prefer the tab option with defaults for artist info, and playlist/queue. I tested it out briefly this morning and I am liking it so far.
Is this ok ?
That works great, thanks. I appreciate you taking time to do this.
If you want other changes, tell me :D
Do you want me to put controllers (button rew play next, timestatut, etc.) on the bottom like Musicbee ?
If that is possible that would be great.
Tell me if you want other changes (even details)
I work a little on this layout and final version is here (http://forum.gmusicbrowser.org/index.php?topic=621.0).