Switching hosts
Saturday, 3 February, 2007
GNU screen
Thursday, 25 January, 2007

FXRuby MPlayer Idea

A few weeks back I wrote up a GUI front-end for mplayer. It works nice enough, but it suffers from a few aesthetic issues:

I have chosen to rewrite the front end with Ruby - specifically FXRuby. I might have used Ruby/Gtk2, but for some reason I can't convince this stupid computer that I have the Gtk2 development libs. Score one more point of hate for Redhat-based distros.

Yes, the basic interface is familiar. No, it’s not a clone. All this baby is planned to do is import, organize, and play your music files. Even then, you are probably better off with the original if it’s available for your platform.