Monday, June 12, 2006

Anyone up for developing some linux Apps?

Lately i have been searching around for some good linux media players and have only found one that i really like but it was not tottaly up to my exspectations. I could not get the plugins working and i need the podcasting features. Plus it does not support syncing video onto ipods. I then proceeded to notice that there needs to be alot more apps for linux and more easier installs for new users. Due to the minimal software support in some areas (and software that is not up to standards) i have been wanted to make a development team that makes apps that make it easier to use linux and add functionality. I would perticularily like to see a music player that is extensible, easy to use, pretty, functional, full ipod support, video support, ect... It could be done by using the GStreamer API and the alike. I also noticed it is a pain to mount iso images (you have to do it from console [i could not find an app like alcohol 120%]). I did find an app called Bonfire that is very nice. You can check it out here. Anyways if anyone is interested in forming a development team to start making some nice apps that make life easier feel free to comment.

4 comments:

Rafael said...

You should look at Amarok , maybe you can make some hack on it instead of starting a new project.

Collin said...

I have looked at Armarok...i have not tried the newest one tho...the only problem i have with armarok is that it is KDE :( i don't like KDE (it is too bulky). I prefer Gnome. I will definitly look into it tho. Thanks for the comment Rafael.

Anonymous said...

Amarok works on GNOME as well, same with Evolution works on KDE.

Collin said...

Yes, i know...i just don't like it...i prefer Banshee...it is by far the best music player for linux (in my opinion)