gmusicbrowser adds desktop layout “Lyrics”

As I wrote you before, that gmusicbrowser added desktop and layoutitem widgets plugin, now another cool widget is reaching this great player – the Lyrics one – a nice scrolling widget, displaying the lyrics of the currently playing song on your desktop.

It can be added to your desktop through Settings menu, then go to Plugins tab, check Desktop widgets plugin and then from the menu select Lyrics, and click Add.

You must have in mind, that this widget is still only in the development version of gmusicbrowser, so if you want to have it, you must compile the source of gmusicbrowser:

git clone git://gmusicbrowser.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/gmusicbrowser/gmusicbrowser

and then to follow the instructions from the INSTALL file. Or if you don’t want to mess with these, there is already compiled package at my repo:

Don’t hesitate to give a try to this amazing player, already default on my system. You will stay surprised of its speed and low memory footprint!

Lyrebird renames to Nightingale, Songbird for Linux lives on

Songbird for Linux, whilst officially no-longer supported, will continue to live on thanks to a community driven effort.

The project, which was originally titled Lyrebird, finally has a definitive new name: Nightingale.

Very apt.

The team is made up of many longtime Songbird contributers so hopefully with some dedication to the Linux platform amongst them they can come up with a something sweet.

You can check out their official site over @ getnightingale.org

OMG! Ubuntu!

Songbird halts major support for linux

As many of you know we’re hard at work on NOFX and the release is looking really good – lots of cool improvements, including video playback. Some of you have noticed that the Linux version has fallen behind, leading to some heated, but healthy debate internally about how to prioritize the development hopper.

After careful consideration, we’ve come to the painful conclusion that we should discontinue support for the Linux version of Songbird. Some of you may wonder how a company with deep roots in Open Source could drop Linux and we want you to know it isn’t without heartache.
 We have a small engineering team here at Songbird, and, more than ever, must stay very focused on a narrow set of priorities. Trying to deliver a raft of new features around all media types, and across a growing list of devices, we had to make some tough choices.

Article continued @ Songbird Blog

gmusicbrowser adds “desktop and layoutitem widgets” plugin

After so much time of waiting and looking for a widget that i can put on my desktop, interacting with gmusicbrowser, finally Quentin Sculo, the maintainer of this great player, made it!

It has only three layouts for now:

Buttons only

Insensitive, Song & Cover

Buttons, Song & Cover

You can activate them through the settings menu, navigate to Plugin menu and there put a check on Desktop widgets submenu. After that from the fall-down menu you should add the widget you want.

To activate/deactivate it, just put or remove the mark on it, that’s it.

The other new cool thing is, that you can choose the current layout of the player, straight from the menu. This widget is menu that allows changing the player layout among those containing a + in their “Type=”. The idea is to only list layouts containing a LayoutItem widget.

Currently it’s on development version only, so you can test it after execute this code in terminal:

git clone git://gmusicbrowser.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/gmusicbrowser/gmusicbrowser

and then to follow the instructions from the INSTALL file. Or if you dont want to mess with these, there is already compiled package at my repo:

deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/gericom/ppa/lucid ./ #gericom@hummer

Don’t hesitate to give a try to this amazing player, already default on my system. You will stay surprised of its speed and low memory footprint!

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