Its coming up to six months since I last posted any news about my Rhythmbox plugin called Alternative Toolbar … but there has been lots of little changes since then.
So a quick recap.
Alternative Toolbar reworks the main Rhythmbox interface. For Gnome-Shell you get native header-bars. For everyone else you get a stylish compact toolbar.
I was working closely with the Ozon design team to make lots of changes. Ozon unfortunately looks like they have called it a day. Anyway – if there are any distro’s there that wish to bring a re-imagined Rhythmbox look-and-feel I would be happy to work with you. Before you ask – I had a few short words from the Rhythmbox maintainer himself – he didn’t want this upstream 😦
So what has changed.
The sidepane has been reworked as well as the plugins dialog window.
Hover over the little coverart display and a larger version appears – move your mouse away to dismiss.
Have a look at the plugin preferences – lots of options to play with as well.
Thanks to the good-folk of the Launchpad Translation team the plugin is available in 25 languages and locales.
For non-Ubuntu users there are two further easy install methods – for Arch users there is a AUR and for Gentoo users there is an ebuild method. Have a look at the README for further details.
If you’ve installed this manually via github please update to grab all the latest new stuff and bug-fixes.
For users of my rhythmbox PPA just update as normal – or use the rhythmbox-plugin-alternative-toolbar package
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox-plugins
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-alternative-toolbar