Common Banshee Questions

Features Requests

  • Move Music support to be extensions that can be disabled/enabled at will

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=640248

depends upon the following GStreamer enhancement being implemented: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=602286

In Progress

  • Move Video support to be extensions that can be disabled/enabled at will

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=536656

Olivier Dufour has claimed the Video extension part of this, work in progress code can be found in his Github tree:

https://github.com/dufoli/banshee/commits/video

Oliver Dufour is working on this in his GitHub tree:

https://github.com/dufoli/banshee/commits/video

Implemented

  • Jamendo integration:

This feature has been added and will be in Banshee Community Extensions 1.9.1 and beyond.

This feature has been added and will be in Banshee 1.9.1 and beyond.

  • DVD support

This feature has been added and will be available in Banshee 2.3.1 and beyond

This feature has been added and will be available in Banshee 2.3.2 and beyond

Common issues

  • MP3 player device (including phones) not detected

All bugs should have the information listed in http://live.gnome.org/Banshee/LibgpodTransition

Also devices working like regular USB storage devices (say like a USB pendrive would show up when plugged in) should be listed in the media-player-info package, see:

http://ernstfamily.ch/jonathan/2010/10/help-me-make-your-music-player-or-phone-recognized-as-such-under-linux/

  • Podcasts, etc. goes to the wrong places on iPods (should be fixed in 1.9.0 and beyond)

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=630209

  • Drag and drop from Nautilus doesn't work

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=563380

* Better handling of database problems and recovery (causes failures to start Banshee)

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=621057

Performance

Currently known performance problems in Banshee:

  • Grid view is a bit slow

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=613723 (Being worked on)

Investigating performance problems

Obtaining logs and investigating

http://live.gnome.org/Banshee/CommonQuestions/Logs

http://live.gnome.org/Banshee/CommonQuestions/PerformanceIssues

Packaging and platform issue

These are problems which are typically out of reach of the Banshee developers:

How do I?

  • Passing regular Banshee arguments such as --debug-sql to make run

e.g.

BANSHEE_OPTIONS="--debug" make run
  • Getting more information from GStreamer

e.g.

GST_DEBUG=3 banshee

stop git from messing with line endings.

  echo '* -text' > .git/info/attributes
  git reset --hard HEAD 

Future plans and speculations

  • Banshee BOF GUADEC 2010 notes detailing current problems and proposed plans to address them. Not just with Banshee but dealing with how we can provide the best possible GNOME experience to .NET developers.

https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1zYYQTo148TQOFLF2y1IzKSMsLJJTcWJkYhXbZNhVgHs

  • The orgy of code, joy and happiness known as the GNOME+Mono Hackfest 2011 is being planned to get our foundations ready for GNOME3 and increase stability for users.

http://live.gnome.org/GNOME%2BMonoHackfest2010

  • Roadmap/Wishlist for 2.1/2.2

https://live.gnome.org/Banshee/Roadmap

Saying thank you and ideas for contributions

http://live.gnome.org/Banshee/CommonQuestions/EasyContributionsAndHacks

http://live.gnome.org/Banshee/CommonQuestions/MakingTheDevelopersSmile

Apps/Banshee/CommonQuestions (last edited 2013-08-09 00:28:30 by WilliamJonMcCann)