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Title: developing of gmusicbrowser
Post by: jop on August 17, 2020, 18:54:58
Hello,

I was using gmusicbrowser yet a long time with many pleasure. But recently I updated my Xubuntu to 20.04. Gmusicbrowser is not anymore in the softwarelist  :'( :'( :'( But the downloaded version 1.1.15 also doesn't work in 20.04.  :'( :'( :'(

I see that the latest update is from 2015. Will gmusicbrowser soon updated for newer version of ubuntu or is the developing stopped?

Thanks for reaction!
Title: Re: developing of gmusicbrowser
Post by: Quentin Sculo on August 26, 2020, 19:03:20
Hi, the development has been very slow, but mostly I've been procrastinating making proper releases.
There is a simple fix to v1.1.15 not working, but you should use the git version instead.
I've recently ported it to gtk3, though there is still some things that need fixing, it's very usable, if you want to stick with gtk2, you need to use the v1.1.x branch: https://github.com/squentin/gmusicbrowser/tree/v1.1.x  you can download a zip from the green button.
If you want to try the gtk3 version you can use the main branch : https://github.com/squentin/gmusicbrowser, I've also made a quick not proper release with a deb file on the devel page http://gmusicbrowser.org/devel.html
Title: Re: developing of gmusicbrowser
Post by: coucou on September 01, 2020, 17:53:10
Hi,

So, is there any hope to see somes fixes one day ? For example, the cover scrappers...

GMB is the best player I ever used. I don't find another one as good as this one...
Title: Re: developing of gmusicbrowser
Post by: Quentin Sculo on September 02, 2020, 20:23:33
So, is there any hope to see somes fixes one day ? For example, the cover scrappers...

GMB is the best player I ever used. I don't find another one as good as this one...
Hi, I update cover scrapers when I notice they need updating and find time.
Currently, with the git version, bing, yahoo and ddg work, and I've just pushed an update for google (in both gtk3 and gtk2 branches).

As for other updates,
short term: I need to fix some things to make a proper release.
mid-term: still lot of things I've been wanting to add, some are partly done, don't know when I'll find time to do it
long term:  I'll keep it working, as I use it everyday and have not plan on switching to anything else.
Title: Re: developing of gmusicbrowser
Post by: jop on September 07, 2020, 13:35:57
I've also made a quick not proper release with a deb file on the devel page http://gmusicbrowser.org/devel.html

Thanks for your reaction.

It seems that this beta is working for me. I see a few bugs, more in lay-out, but for this moment I m happy  ;)

I hope that a stable version will come soon  ;)

How can I see that there will be a stable .deb version?
Title: Re: developing of gmusicbrowser
Post by: triptogenetica on September 18, 2020, 14:15:08
hi, i would also be very happy to see a stable release for Focal (Ubuntu 20.02)  !!!

I'm just backing up my music library  -i have used Clementine, Banshee, quod libet, etc etc over the years, but Gmusicbrowser is still my favourite - yet my new PC with Ubuntu 20.04 does not have a release candidate in the repositories or the PPA. 

I hope you can pull something together soon!


Title: Re: developing of gmusicbrowser
Post by: Andrew Ashling on September 29, 2020, 21:24:59
I've also made a quick not proper release with a deb file on the devel page http://gmusicbrowser.org/devel.html

Thank you, Quentin.

Upon upgrading to Linux Mint 20 gmusicbrowser did install but wouldn't boot.
The deb package for gmusicbrowser-1.1.99.0. worked.
Very happy.