1.05 has been out for a few months.
"The playbin2 GStreamer component is now used by default (use the --playbin flag to use the old playbin component)"
So, it will also require an update of the gentoo page for decibel.
There are a few outstanding bugs that I've only just started filing upstream, which is why as maintainer I haven't put in a bump request for version 1.05.
- UI issues when loading CDs
- UI issues when clicking tracks
- Tracks containing non-English characters not scrobbling
- gnome-keyring integration totally broken from 1.04 to 1.05
Bumped to Version 1.06
[+] Albums in the Library can be added to favorites using the popup menu
[+] Added an option to search for covers in parent directories as well (#605644)
[-] CD explorer not always removed when unloading the CD module (#603902)
[-] AudioScrobbler submission blocked by '\0' bytes (#604016)
[-] Tracklist scrolls up upon insertion (#607261)
[-] List of explorers not kept sorted when renaming a library (#610202)
[-] File chooser dialog box does not appear on some systems
[-] Can't play previous track from the remote (#656040)
[-] Scaling covers should preserve ratio (#654321)
[ ] Revamped the preferences dialog box
[ ] Respect the "Show hidden files" option when playing tracks from the File Explorer (#611703)
[ ] Automatically show preferences the first time the application is started
Back in action.
1.07 is the latest, and I have a working ebuild and updated metadata.xml in my overlay:
(In reply to comment #3)
> Back in action.
> 1.07 is the latest, and I have a working ebuild and updated metadata.xml in my
Is needed here amd64 for anything?
(In reply to comment #4)
> Is needed here amd64 for anything?
I was thinking "tested and working on AMD64; just needs keywording." But for some reason I clicked the "CC arch" button. Sorry!
(In reply to comment #5)
> I was thinking "tested and working on AMD64; just needs keywording." But for
> some reason I clicked the "CC arch" button. Sorry!
No problem, but no needs arch team here =)
Works fine here for me, on x86.
Note there is a new version v1.08.
Also the mad USE flag has been removed from media-plugins/gst-plugins-meta-0.10-r6 to be replaced by the mp3 flag. This is not yet reflected in the documentation at
This change had me puzzled for a while as it suddenly broke playback of mp3 files for decibel (as well as the nautilus previewer).
(In reply to comment #7)
> Works fine here for me, on x86.
> Note there is a new version v1.08.
Thanks, bumped in my overlay.
> Also the mad USE flag has been removed from
> media-plugins/gst-plugins-meta-0.10-r6 to be replaced by the mp3 flag. This is
> not yet reflected in the documentation at
Thanks; I updated the guide.
The new version v1.08 does not install correctly for me, on x86: starting from a terminal fails with
/usr/bin/python2.7: can't open file '/var/tmp/portage/media-sound/decibel-audio-player-1.08/image//usr/share/decibel-audio-player/src/decibel-audio-player.py': [Errno 2] No such file or directory
For some reason /usr/bin/decibel-audio-player is set to run
python /var/tmp/portage/media-sound/decibel-audio-player-1.08/image//usr/share/decibel-audio-player/src/decibel-audio-player.py "$@" &
Of course, changing this to
python /usr/share/decibel-audio-player/src/decibel-audio-player.py "$@" &
solves the issue.
Hope this helps, thanks again!
(In reply to comment #9)
> The new version v1.08 does not install correctly for me, on x86: starting from
> a terminal fails with
> /usr/bin/python2.7: can't open file
> [Errno 2] No such file or directory
I just now saw this comment, but I'd already run into the bug and pushed a fixed ebuild to my overlay.
I joined in the upstream bug to post my workaround:
The problem is that upstream uses the DESTDIR variable in the installed file, but it should only be used when building the package, not in the final result.
This has been open for two years now, without the maintainers taking action. Another issue is that this package has not been made multi-python aware, see http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-937172.html
This package should be given up for grabs or tree-cleaned.
(In reply to comment #11)
> This package should be given up for grabs or tree-cleaned.
I don't care at present because I have moved on to other audio players. So, it won't affect me at least if it were removed from the tree.
*** Bug 403965 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***