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[Savannah-hackers] submission of Ruffle - Ruby-base Music Shuffle Playe
[Savannah-hackers] submission of Ruffle - Ruby-base Music Shuffle Player - savannah.nongnu.org
Mon, 23 Jun 2003 11:30:10 -0400
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Adam Luter <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
Package: Ruffle - Ruby-base Music Shuffle Player
System name: ruffle
Ruffle is a Ruby/Ncurses based music player. It is fully functional and
learns the user's preferences for good and bad songs automatically (determined
by skip/not-skip for each song play).
However Ruffle is released dead (as far as the only developer [me], is
concerned), because on my small 400mhz Celeron it is too much of a CPU and
memory hog. Also the Ruby language does not have real threads so it is easy
for Ruffle to skip even though it is "multi-threaded".
Ruffle is replaced by nplayer a C-based version. Ruffle does contain a nice
windowing engine and good example code for people looking to try this sort of
project on their own.
Other Software Required:
Ruffle requires Ruby. Also for mp3 playback a command-line tool that can
output to stdout (mpg321 works). And for ogg playback a command-line tool that
can output to stdout (oggdec works). Trivial to add other format support.
Additionally several free Ruby extensions (such as the Joystick and Ncurses
extensions) are also required but are included in the tarball. (Since the
extensions are often hosted on Japanese websites that are hard to read unless
you can read Japanese).
I plan on releasing nplayer now too. Nplayer has all the functionality that
ruffle has but much smaller footprint. Also it has a niffty text-based
spectrum analyser. Nplayer will (hopefully soon) also allow you to tweak the
playlist, instead of just being on automatic pilot all the time.
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