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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
Translation: Read those comments.
And your point is?
Posted Dec 10, 2008 19:06 UTC (Wed) by pr1268 (subscriber, #24648)
What, exactly, is your point?
There are 39 comments on that page (as of when I'm posting this one), and I simply lack the attention span to read all of them. The gist of what I did read seemed to be that many are dissatisfied with the wholesale changes made between KDE 3.x and 4.x.
As for Amarok, well, I did give it a try about 1 1/2 years ago, and wasn't all that impressed with the bloat. Sure, the features are great, but getting it to cooperate with a shell script I wrote to play songs on demand was an exercise in futility1.
1 My script reads $ARGS (removing spaces from $IFS), storing $* into $TITLE, replacing spaces in $TITLE with underscores, and then reading a file with artist|title|path sorted, grepping for a match with $TITLE, and then invoking $PLAYER with $PATH of corresponding $TITLE. If I listen to the first eight bars of one song, then decide I want to listen to something else, Amarok enqueues the song in a playlist, rather than stopping the currently-playing song and playing the new song. XMMS and Audacious don't do this, but rather do it the way I want. Never mind that I have a bad case of Adult ADHD and it's quite often that I grow bored of a song after only hearing the first 10 seconds or so. And, I have over 9700 Ogg Vorbis files from over 630 artists, so trying to navigate via mouse and click in Amarok is agonizing.
Posted Dec 11, 2008 8:21 UTC (Thu) by muwlgr (guest, #35359)
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