This is my first post intended for the planet so I should introduce myself. My name is Andrew Lake (or Jamboarder if you prefer). I grew up in Jamaica and currently live in Seattle. I’ve been a linux user since around the turn of the century but only started dabbling in KDE code about a couple years ago. Much of my limited contribution has been to the plasma project. As I learned more about the other Pillars of KDE I became more interested in doing up an app of my own. I’m especially excited about the possibilities provided by Nepomuk.
So, over last few months I started work on a media player and, inspired by Aaron’s recent blog on continuous communication, it seemed appropriate to share my dabblings so far.
Bangarang is a KDE media player.
As much as possible, the pillars of KDE and existing KDE technologies are/will be used, and constructive feedback provided to the respective projects. Hopefully this might provide additional set of use cases, and a platform to test them on, for some of the still evolving technologies.
The source code and project development page is hosted at http://gitorious.org/bangarang and anyone interested in helping is certainly welcome. All features on the 1.0 feature target list are not yet implemented so this should be considered alpha quality software. I’ve released a source code tarball representing a 1.0 alpha A release on opendesktop.org. I’m developing on Kubuntu (currently 9.04 with KDE 4.3 from backports). I’m especially looking for help with debugging compiler errors on other platforms (sigh, I guess I really need to do up a VMWare or VirtualBox install).
Feedback, patches and participation are definitely welcome. I only ask one thing: please be respectful. I do this in my spare time and, as such, I\’d like to keep my motivation up.
Thanks much for any feedback or help!
Oh, and here are some screenshots: