Alan McGovern is working on moving Banshee to libgpod. It's in a decent enough shape to get wider testing. These are instructions on how to test it:

Getting It

Things You Should Know

  • The Hardware Detection Layer is new and the iDevice DAP extension is new, so even if you don't have an iDevice we could still do with overall device testing.
  • iphone 4, ipod touch 4, ipad and nano touch (6G) don't work for now (unsupported by libgpod)

Testing the Hardware

  1. Plug it in.
  2. Launch Banshee from the terminal: "banshee-1 --debug".
  3. Test syncing the following things to the device.
    • Sync music to and from the device (drag and drop and autosync)
    • Sync to Playlists and Smart Playlists works, but it's not perfect (see BGO#663065, BGO#638602, BGO#576722).
  4. If it works, buy Alan a beer, if not:

Filing Bugs

  1. File a bug in Banshee. Make sure you use the Component dropdown to choose the kind of device it is.

  2. Attach all --debug spew from the terminal
  3. Device information:
    • Mention the model of the device, the color, and the capacity.
    • The part/model is in Preferences->About or Settings->About, and looks like MB1234LL/M or something like that

    • The version of the firmware
    • The last three digits of the serial number. (It's on the back)
  4. Attach output of "udevadm info --export-db"
  5. Attach output of "gvfs-mount --list"

Managing bugs

Bug triagers should assign all portable device bugs filed following these instructions to Alan McGovern (alan dot mcgovern at gmail dot com).

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