Music Applet 0.9.0 Released

Rhythmbox Applet is dead! Long live Music Applet!

That’s right, with the advent of support for Banshee, the name Rhythmbox Applet is no longer suitable for a GNOME panel applet that lets you control your favorite music player. So, despite Benji‘s best efforts to get me to name it “Kulinibox” (“it’s eponymously cool!”), its name has changed to Music Applet

And accordingly with big changes, there’s been a big jump in the version number (0.9.0) and a new web site for the software, one that should hopefully load much faster than the old one did.

Here’s a quick sketch of the roadmap for Music Applet’s future. This is all subject to change, of course:

  • For 0.9.1: Muine support.
  • For 0.9.2: Album art support (and figuring out how to properly handle features that are supported by only some music players, such as album art and song ratings).
  • For 0.9.3 and beyond: Improving the applet GUI.

For those of you using the old Rhythmbox Applet RSS feed, you’ll want to switch over to the new Music Applet RSS feed, which will carry all future announcements for the software.

4 Responses

  1. It’s eponymously cool and you know it! And all the kids will be chanting, “We want Kulinibox!”

  2. I do agree that that’s much cooler. Kulinibox. Cool-eenie-bachs.

  3. http://linux.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Rhythmbox-Applet-Screenshot-3416.html

    Someone is taking the screenshots from your page and watermarking them (as if to say they are “their” screenshots)!? Thought you’d like to know.

  4. Indeed. I fired off an e-mail to them about that. We’ll see what happens.

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