Portable Music Player Manager
If you like to live on the edge you can always download the latest and
greatest revision of mousikos from the sourceforge CVS repository. At
your shell prompt type (or copy/paste):
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/mousikos checkout mousikos
Here is a list of things I really need help with:
- Support for actual portable mp3 players !!. :^)
Personally I would like get support for the digisette
AR-100 mp3 player since I got one for Christmas and I love it.(about the AR-100) It's great to take radio
shows in the car with you as it has a standard cassette form factor. For
this I'm reading up on USB right now. Support for players apart from the
digisette will help this project evolve though. A goal of this project
is to be generic enough to be used with multiple portable music players.
If you are interested in supporting your favorite portable mp3 player
take a look at fakep3_16.h and fakep3_16.c. You will need to provide
routines similar to these.
- Builds on different systems.
It would be nice if people tried to compile it on
different distributions so we can eliminate build problems. Right now
"./configure" and "make" have been tested on Red Hat 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
and 8.0. Anybody running other distributions want to give it a shot?
Debian, Mandrake, SuSE, gentoo? Keep in mind mousikos requires gnome
1.4. All you need to do is download the current release and do
"./configure" and "make". Then tell me if it works or not. If it
doesn't, you could try to figure it out yourself or send me a log with
I would like mousikos to be as compliant as possible. If
you spot any "violations" of the Human Interface Guidelines please bring
them to my attention. (or become a developer and fix it!)
If you want features or something doesn't work right please
submit a bug. If you want to step further you can even fix it yourself!
If you think you have any artistic talent you can
Some things to consider in the future once mousikos becomes more
Even though I would like the whole app to be intuitive and
self documenting through tooltips and the status bar good documentation
- Internationalization and translation
This makes a difference. I'm Greek myself and I know that
most Greek Linux users can communicate in English fairly well. I believe
this is not true for the average population of any non-English speaking
country however. If mousikos is to be used by, say, my extended family
communication in their native tongue is a must.
To make it easier for people to install and use.
Some books I use:
Back to the mousikos
- GTK+ Programming in C by Syd Logan. This book is
actually good for someone starting out programming with GTK+. It assumes
good working knowledge of C. If there was only one GTK book I could buy
this would be it. It has a good introduction and an extended reference
with examples. (does not cover GTK 2)
- GTK+/Gnome Application Development by Havoc Pennington.
This book is for the more advanced GTK+ programmer. If you want
to get a little deeper in the workings of GTK and Gnome, this is
- C Problem Solving and Programming by Kenneth R.
Barclay. OK C book from one of my college classes. It has a pretty
good introduction to C and has served as a reference ever since.