Another day of the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit. After yesterday’s post, I got several offers of power adaptors. However, I ended up buying one on my way back to the hotel, along with a bunch of food for lunch today (the lunches here at the university are poor and quite expensive for what they are).
In fact, speaking of food, I had the worst meal I’ve had this week, and one of the worst I’ve had in my life, last night. We went to a Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet. Now, now, don’t scoff. I’m had some good (although never excellent) food at all-you-can-eat buffets. It seems that the Canary Islands is not the place for them, though. This one was so bad that after my first plateful, I was still hungry but didn’t want to eat any more. Avoid like the plague.
This was in direct contrast to the meal I had with the Amarok guys the night before, which was really nice (if expensive) – masses of paella, salad, chips and warm chocolate brownie. It was seriously good.
Today we had more Amarok discussions. So far we’ve discussed:
- liblastfm on Windows
- Playlist synchronisation
- Unit testing
- Whether scripts should be able to respond to Amarok quitting (and potentially slow it down)
- A UPnP collection
- Reorganising the source files
- The UI for dynamic playlists, and context-sensitive information for the area on the left of Amarok (where collections and services etc. are)
- The EngineController class
- Mac/Windows ports
Still to come:
- Media devices update
- The evil “organise files” bug (pro tip: don’t use Amarok 2 to organise your files for now)
- UI clutter
We’ve had a very productive couple of days, and Leo’s been taking photos of the whiteboard, so we have a permanent record of our discussions. Expect blog posts about the cooler things we discussed.