MPD client for QtMoko?

Dale Maggee antisol at
Wed Jul 24 16:05:36 CEST 2013

sonata will run just fine and is fairly useable under X, but I haven't
tried it with qtmoko.

One issue it has is that the interface requires right-click, which can
be problematic on the FR.

On 22/07/13 21:49, Neil Jerram wrote:
> Liz <edodd at> writes:
>> On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:02:15 +0100
>> Nick <openmoko-community at> wrote:
>>> Quoth Neil Jerram:
>>>> Nick <openmoko-community at> writes:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I recently set up MPD on my home server, which is excellent. Is 
>>>>> there a MPD client available for QtMoko? It would be a useful
>>>>> thing to have.
>>>> Does MPD do remote streaming?  I thought it was a local server idea
>>>> only.
>>> The remote server has all the music, and the client just sends 
>>> commands like "play this", "add this to the playlist", etc. I don't 
>>> think it can do remote streaming, but all my music is on my little 
>>> server anyway.
>> mpd can be set up to use icecast, and then remote stream
>> it's not something i have done with my mpd server
>> the usual use of a mpd client is to control the server as Nick says
> Thanks, I see now.  I thought Nick wanted to stream music from his home
> server and hear it through headphones on his phone, but I see now that
> he still wants sound to emerge from speakers attached to the home
> server, not from the phone, and so is only using the phone as a remote
> control.
> Having understand that, my answer to the original question is that I'm
> afraid I don't know.
> If it doesn't exist already, I imagine it would be a simple program to
> write.  The meta-question then is: what is the best/quickest/easiest RAD
> setup for writing a quick program like this for QtMoko?
> I don't have an answer to that (either) for QtMoko precisely.  For a
> generic Debian + X11 base, my current best answer is PyQt + QML (aka
> QtQuick aka QtDeclarative), because
> - it doesn't require any compilation cycles
> - QML seems quite pleasant and easy to write in
> - the Python part still allows for arbitrary interaction with the rest
>   of the phone system.
> I believe that QtMoko itself doesn't include PyQt, and that it would
> conflict with Debian's PyQt, and so that won't just work for QtMoko too
> - but I could be wrong there.
> Hope these are somewhat useful thoughts...
> Regards,
>         Neil
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