[shr-unstable] packages for canola media player

Hermann Lacheiner hermann.lacheiner at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 14:02:17 CEST 2009


I have created packages for the canola media player (see
http://openbossa.indt.org/canola/ for screenshots). canola was
originally developed for the maemo platform and was open sourced
recently. It is based on the e17 libraries, so it is destined for the
shr distribution ;)

Sources for the packages are from http://local.profusion.mobi:8081/
based on the branches from Gustavo.

canola has some dependencies so I created a testing feed. You can find
the packages at http://schagaga.de/canolafeed/
The bitbake recipes are mirrored at http://schagaga.de/myoverlay/

"opkg install canola" installs canola and all its dependencies on the FR.

Currently there are a few glitches:
* canola package depends on glibc-gconv-iso8859-15 otherwise
lightmediascanner does not work
* player UI does not fit exactly the lower resolution on the FR
(canola is optimised for the resolution on the Nokia N8x0 800x480) but
it's usable. User experience is better when rotating screen in
landscape mode.

As backend mplayer is used for playback.

Generally the UI is a little bit sluggish on the FR than on the Nokia
N8x0 but I think it's really usable.

I am looking forward to your feedback ;)

Cheers, hermann

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