Rhythmbox Applet and Rhythmbox CVS

If you’ve been considering upgrading your copy of Rhythmbox to the 0.9.x branch (whether version 0.9.0 or CVS), please be aware that Rhythmbox Applet only works with Rhythmbox 0.8.6 through 0.8.8.

Recent development releases of Rhythmbox have changed the Bonobo interface that prevents Rhythmbox Applet from working properly. Even if you recompile the applet against the new IDL file, the applet may only be partially functional.

However, rest assured that work is being done to correct this, namely by adding support for the new D-Bus interface offered by new versions of Rhythmbox. Once this is completed, Rhythmbox Applet should work seamlessly with both Rhythmbox 0.8.8 and Rhythmbox CVS.

If you’re brave and don’t mind fiddling with the source code, you can check out the latest Rhythmbox Applet code from the Arch repository to check on current progress, though as of this writing the D-Bus support there is only half-functional.