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[Preliminary discussion] The opportunity of a new UI?, Is it worth the effort?
r0k
post Jul 28 2012, 11:30
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Hi there. I really like Columns UI and the customization options it offers. However, i'm pretty sure it's now abandonware (I tried contacting musicmusic by every possible way, but never got an answer) and since it never was open-source, nobody will be able to take up where musicmusic left. This means one day, after some foobar2000 update, columns UI will no longer work and leave everyone with only the default UI and it's "limited" customization (that's already more than any other player i know of wink.gif ).

Some people already stated they would stop upgrading fb2k if it ever breaks Columns UI. This made me wonder whether it would be worth the effort to re-write a new up-to-date UI bringing back the most important features of CUI.

I don't plan to "require" someone to write this up. I can try and work on this, however i have limited programming experience and close to zero C++ experience, meaning it would be long for me to work on this alone crying.gif
If i ever work on this, i plan on trying to use QT to build the GUI because all of my limited C++ experience is with QT, because QT offers tools that really simplify UI design and because QT is cross-platform, so if Peter ever think about porting fb2k to linux, having a portable UI would be a big helper.
However, this would be a big project, probably too big for me. Maybe if a couple of motivated people work together, it could be done. Doing it open-source also seems like the right choice.

So, do you think it's worth the effort? We already have the default UI and WSH panel for heavy customization, but columns UI had even more to offer.
Do you think it's possible to use QT at all with the fb2k SDK?
Are there any motivated people out there ready to help on this?
Or does someone still have contact with musicmusic so we could be sure what's the future for CUI?
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- r0k   [Preliminary discussion] The opportunity of a new UI?   Jul 28 2012, 11:30
- - derty2   Looking at the foobar2000 feature proposals thread...   Jul 28 2012, 18:39
- - Zao   As someone who has tried making an UI element and ...   Jul 28 2012, 21:57
- - q-stankovic   musicmusic was the only one who had the skills to ...   Jul 29 2012, 00:48
|- - Zao   QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Jul 29 2012, 01...   Jul 29 2012, 03:33
- - derty2   If I was to boil down the specific 'details...   Jul 29 2012, 03:23
- - db1989   Don’t forget this… QUOTE (q-stankovic @ ...   Jul 29 2012, 09:43
- - q-stankovic   I am sorry if my post was misunderstood - it wasn...   Jul 29 2012, 10:24
- - db1989   Thanks for explaining.   Jul 29 2012, 11:02
- - audioclaudio   The only real, or should I say "important...   Jul 29 2012, 16:29
|- - Zao   QUOTE (audioclaudio @ Jul 29 2012, 17:29)...   Jul 30 2012, 00:07
|- - Bob Brines   QUOTE (Zao @ Jul 29 2012, 18:07) What...   Jul 30 2012, 04:28
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (Bob Brines @ Jul 30 2012, 05:28) T...   Jul 30 2012, 16:39
- - mudlord   The way I see it, not gonna happen with what you e...   Jul 30 2012, 00:02
- - Canar   Every last complaint in this thread is solvable by...   Jul 30 2012, 15:34
|- - ruebe   QUOTE (Canar @ Jul 30 2012, 16:34) Every ...   Jul 30 2012, 15:49
|- - Canar   QUOTE (ruebe @ Jul 30 2012, 07:49) even s...   Jul 30 2012, 16:31
|- - ruebe   QUOTE (Canar @ Jul 30 2012, 17:31) I have...   Jul 30 2012, 17:41
- - Bob Brines   There is an additional "problem" with DU...   Jul 30 2012, 16:47
|- - BoraBora   QUOTE (Bob Brines @ Jul 30 2012, 17:47) T...   Jul 30 2012, 18:41
|- - foosion   QUOTE (Bob Brines @ Jul 30 2012, 16:47) I...   Jul 30 2012, 22:26
- - q-stankovic   Probably grouping on a per-playlist basis is meant...   Jul 30 2012, 20:19
- - Bob Brines   foosion, No, I haven't tried that. I have a s...   Jul 31 2012, 01:01
|- - BoraBora   QUOTE (Bob Brines @ Jul 31 2012, 02:01) I...   Aug 1 2012, 20:06
- - audioclaudio   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Jul 30 2012, 16:39) QUO...   Aug 2 2012, 23:05
- - q-stankovic   What about using foo_vis_shpeck and one of winamps...   Aug 3 2012, 00:46


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