[shr-unstable] packages for canola media player

Michael Zanetti michael_zanetti at gmx.net
Thu Jun 11 14:47:42 CEST 2009


Really cool! Thank you very much for the packages. I didn't even know they 
opened their source code.

Canola is by far the coolest media player for mobile devices I've seen so far. 
And everthing works as expected on the freerunner except the battery and 
network indicators. Even performance is good in comparison to other apps on my 
freerunner. I've tested only the music section so far, no videos, pictures, 
podcasts etc...

The packes work fine on up-to-date shr-unstable. The first install run stopped 
due to a file conflict between etk-themes and etk-theme-shr. But I don't think 
this is related to your packages. The second run (whithout changes) completes 
fine though.

Thanks again,

On Thursday 11 June 2009 14:02:17 Hermann Lacheiner wrote:
> Hi!
> 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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