Bangarang – a media player

January 25, 2012

Bangarang development now hosted by KDE

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — jamboarder @ 9:54 am

Bangarang’s development is now hosted on KDE’s git infrastructure in playground.  Many, many thanks to Ben Cooksley and David Solbach for their patient help with the migration from Gitorious.  I’m not a software developer by trade, so their help was invaluable.  The translations are now also hosted by the wonderful KDE translation team – thanks for handling the move Albert!  The new development project page is here.

Gitorious has been an absolutely wonderful host for this fun little project for the last 2 years. In that time there are many things I’ve learned and there will certainly be many things I’ll miss.  That said, I am definitely looking forward to working more closely with the KDE community.

So this is your invitation to join in on the fun.  As always, Bangarang remains a project I spend time on for no other reason than the joy of it.  Good energy in, good energy out.  Rumor has it that the KDE community has oodles of good energy!



  1. Can only say a big THANK YOU to all bangarang developers and contributors. Good luck in this new home.

    Comment by Luis Silva — January 25, 2012 @ 10:22 am

  2. Welcome to the koolest kommunity on earth 🙂

    Comment by Shantanu Tushar — January 25, 2012 @ 10:38 am

  3. Now we have you. NO ESCAPE! MuhahahahahahahaHAHAHAHA!

    PS Any hints as to the correct settings to get Bangarang to connect to an ownCloud instance in a subfolder (ie in )? I found it once, but have never gotten it working again… :/

    Comment by Bugsbane — January 25, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    • Nevermind. Just found the tooltip which answered my question (would be awesome if Bangarang would detect if the server url was missing /apps/media and add it. An ‘Information’ icon next to the server textbox would also help to alert people that a hint was available.)

      Now it’s working, and I’m listening to streaming audio from my ownCloud instance ( \o/ ) but weirdly enough the login only works the first time and then just gives “Invalid login” until I delete the ownCloud entry and do it again. Strange, but you know what… awesome! Because now I can actually file a bug without needing login details at yet another site! WOOT!

      Happy to have Bangarang at bko!

      Comment by Bugsbane — January 25, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

      • Oops. Spoke too soon. Bug tracker still seems to be external. Still, welcome!

        Comment by Bugsbane — January 25, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

      • Thanks for all your encouraging words.

        Just a note to let you know that only development was moved to the KDE infrastructure. Bug reporting won’t be migrated to bko.

        Comment by jamboarder — January 25, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

  4. Nice.

    Any plans to move the main site to the KDE infrastructure? I guess it’s kinda irrelevant but doesn’t look nearly as convincing as

    Comment by hoko — January 25, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    • Hmm, I honestly hadn’t thought about it. It may be something to consider, especially if anyone wants to help. 🙂

      Comment by jamboarder — January 25, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    • And whattabout bugs? I find it a bit weird that reporting bugs against a KDE project requires a google account.

      Comment by Sune — January 28, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

  5. Is Bangarang dead? No updates in half a year, no visible activity in the forums, the dot, etc…

    Comment by Carlos — May 29, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    • Bangarang development will always happen in spurts in order to balance my work and family life with this, my hobby. I’m the sole active developer and unless others contribute, Bangarang will always be developed in this way. New contributors are always welcome! 🙂

      Comment by jamboarder — May 29, 2012 @ 7:39 am

      • I too am trying to find an updated Bangarang, it’s what I use on my computer and my friends use it on theirs too; it’s no longer in the Kubuntu repositories 😦 Still a fan, and still looking for an update or hoping there can be a new maintainer.

        Comment by Michael — December 16, 2014 @ 3:10 am

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