[linux-audio-user] Re: [ANN] Aqualung 0.9beta5 released

Tom Szilagyi tomszilagyi at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 08:56:42 EDT 2006

On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 01:34:31PM +0300, Sampo Savolainen wrote:
 > Great news! Aqualung is starting to look like a very good option for a music
 > player.

Thanks. We still see a number of areas where great improvement is needed,
but we couldn't wait more before a real release (many people won't use our
CVS tarballs ever, even though their contents are pretty much the same).

 > A few gripes though:
 >  a) I would like to have a notification area icon to show/hide aqualung
 >  b) There seems no easy way to import my existing collection of music.
 >     I can select individual files from one directory, but whole
 >     directories. My collection is divided into directories and
 >     subdirectories. (artist/album/track.ogg)

These are indeed noted, and planned for the next release.

 > Also, I found the metadata option a bit confusing: why doesn't aqualung use
 > metadata (id3's, etc.) provided by the audio files automatically? I had to
 > enable it explicitly.

The defaults may be wrong, but once you enable autodetection, the program
will remember your choice. (It is off by default so metadata won't accidentally
override data from the Music Store -- this area may still need refinement.)

Thanks for the feedback,


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