My opensource contributions Q4 2015

This quarter has been a fairly busy time updating, enhancing and collaborating with various projects.  If you like what I’ve been up-to, remember you can say thanks by buying me a beer via Flattr or Paypal

Project development

alternative-toolbar: New move-column capability added. A whole host of translation updates and other bug-fixes have taken place.  A brand-new non-bespoke installer has been merged into the project. I’m also seeking to add this to the Debian repository – more news on this hopefully soon.

indicator-sysmonitor: various fixes for the temperature sensor. The memory sensor now works with the newer kernels available in support Ubuntu versions.  General python cleanups.

rhythmbox-fullscreen: fixes for gnome-shell display issues and simplify the project dependencies

coverart-search-providers: python cleanups. Bug fix to stop crash, together with latest translation updates.

radio-browser: fix repeat download issue – solves some of the long startup issues.  Fix crash issues with the board-handler to allow feedback to the host to occur correctly/post new stations/updates etc.

remember-the-rhythm: substantially updated this with new startup options – auto play, auto pause etc.  Fix to make the plugin work with alternative-toolbar

Coverart-browser: lots of translation updates and minor version bump.

bliss: helping to test this new development to analyse music.  Should now be in a stable state for others to use.

Note: As yet, not completed – but have made progress drafting a new rhythmbox plugin using the bliss library.  Hopefully more news about this in the next quarter.

PPA Updates.

  • Rhythmbox-plugins: The following plugins/packages have had updates (some with multiple updates over the last quarter) – now-playing is a new plugin
  • Package Version Uploaded by ▾
    rhythmbox-plugin-alternative-toolbar 0.16.0-1 (2015-12-28)
    rhythmbox-plugin-drc 0.2.4-1 (2015-12-22)
    rhythmbox-plugin-fullscreen 0.7.1-1 (2015-11-15)
    rhythmbox-plugin-radio-browser 0.5.1-1~rb3 (2015-10-29)
    rhythmbox-plugin-remembertherhythm 0.2.1-1~rb3 (2015-10-26)
    rhythmbox-plugin-looper 0.4-1~rb3 (2015-10-25)
    rhythmbox-plugin-coverart-browser 2.1.1-1~rb3 (2015-10-25)
    rhythmbox-plugin-coverart-search 1.2.2-1~rb3 (2015-10-25)
    rhythmbox-plugin-complete 0.3.11-1 (2015-10-19)
    rhythmbox-plugin-now-playing 0.1-1 (2015-10-19)
    rhythmbox-plugin-parametriceq 0.2.2-1 (2015-09-14)
    mutagen 1.31.0-1 (2015-09-14)
  • Rhythmbox: For Trusty and Wily users the package version has been bumped to 3.2.1 + All GIT updates between March and Nov this year.  Notes – version is is 3.2.a1 – this was going to be bumped to 3.3 in September but upstream did not do a formal rhythmbox release this half-year.
  • System Monitor (indicator-sysmonitor): this has been updated to reflect development changes

As always – I’m always looking to work with you – whether you can translate, test or provide code enhancements.  Just drop by one of my projects, fork, raise issues etc.


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