PDA

View Full Version : 3/17 nightly Fishbone searching/display rough edges



Patrick Dixon
2005-03-18, 11:52
Slight hijack - but since I like the Fishbone skin too, is there any way you
could add access to radio stations (especially Alien BBC)?

Maybe using a Radio/Songs button as part of the Home/Settings/Help group to
allow access to a Radio page?

Just a thought.

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of kdf
Sent: 18 March 2005 18:01
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] 3/17 nightly Fishbone searching/display rough edges


Quoting Steve Baumgarten <sbb (AT) panix (DOT) com>:

>
> Let's say you type in a song title, as above. It matches perfectly, that
> one song. What you see in the results looks exactly like this:
>
> SongTitle from AlbumName
>
> I'd expect it to look like this:
>
> SongTitle from AlbumName (Artist)

this would be because your titleformat is set to TITLE from ALBUM (ARTIST) ?

>
> In all other cases you get the artist name in parentheses after the
> album name, but not when you do a Song Search from the popup or an
> Advanced Search.
>
> If you type "SongTitle" into Live Search vs. the Advanced Search, you'll
> see the difference in output.

aside from colour and some slight layout differences due to the hardcoded
nature
of livesearch, I actually dont. A screenshot will help. Perhaps this song
you
are using for your example is missing its artist tag? I'll have to try the
different titleformat to see maybe. I always use TITLE, so that I get the
artist and album links provided by the skin.

> For me, not seeing the artist makes it harder to figure out if I got the
> right match or not.

agreed.

> >>3. If I click on an album name from search results, I see all the tracks
> >>in the album (and the artist name, which may not have been presented to
> >>me up until that point). But no artwork. Basically, although I'm in a
> >>logical "album view" at that point, the look is different than if I did
> >>a "browse albums" and then selected that album. (I think this is because
> >>I'm actually in "Browse Songs" mode rather than "Browse Album" mode.)
> >
> > possibly a bad link served up from pages then. I'll check on it.
>
> Thanks. That's been the biggest annoyance (of all these minor
> annoyances). I love seeing hte artwork with the album listing, and there
> do seem to be a lot of ways you can get into "Browse Songs" that shows
> all tracks from an album (but no artwork) vs. a true "Browse Album" mode
> that does show the artwork. My feeling was any time you click on an
> album link, you should get to the "Browse Album" page.

this should be fixed in today's nightly, at least for fishbone, default and
EN.
Handheld was recently updated, so that will appear in tomorrow's build


> > many thanks for all the feedback...keep it up :)
>
> Sure. Just trying to help make the best Slimserver skin even better.

that's the idea :)

kdf
2005-03-18, 12:13
Quoting Patrick Dixon <patrickdixon (AT) btinternet (DOT) com>:

> Slight hijack - but since I like the Fishbone skin too, is there any way you
> could add access to radio stations (especially Alien BBC)?

Those are handled by the plugin.

> Maybe using a Radio/Songs button as part of the Home/Settings/Help group to
> allow access to a Radio page?

The alienBBC plugin does a great job of making this available to any skin. In
the fishbone skin, plugins with web pages are listed in teh help section for
lack of any other space to put them.

-kdf