[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Savannah-hackers] submission of Ruffle - Ruby-base Music Shuffle Playe

From: luterac
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Ruffle - Ruby-base Music Shuffle Player -
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 11:30:10 -0400
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529

A package was submitted to
This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden

Adam Luter <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
License: gpl
Other License: 
Package: Ruffle - Ruby-base Music Shuffle Player
System name: ruffle
Type: non-GNU


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).

Other Comments:
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.

  Message sent via/by Savannah

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]