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Re: [Gap-dev-discuss] Cynthiune - Current known problems to solve before

From: Philippe Roussel
Subject: Re: [Gap-dev-discuss] Cynthiune - Current known problems to solve before release
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 09:26:32 +0200
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Le 20/05/2012 00:28, Riccardo Mottola a écrit :
> Status update:
>> 1) Resetting properties of backends (channels, rate and endianness).
>> Philippe proposes to reopen the device, perhaps it can be reset.
>> Affects 2) in the term that if endianness changes during playing there
>> are troubles. Affected are ALSA for sure, AO perhaps...
>> 2) Endianness. I hope this is mainly sorted out for most backends? I
>> fear only me and Sebastian can check that
>> 3) Shuffle/Repeat. Selecting the Menu-action and the toolbar action do
>> not highlight the same way...
>> 4) Long delays when passing to one song to the other, experienced at
>> least for ALSA. It could be related to 1) since each time I get an
>> exception...
>> 5) Sndio not working at all for me (will retest again tomorrow)
>> 6) Gorm file is bogus, will ask for help.
>> 7) Crashes/memory issues. Yesterday i still got a crash after playing
>> several files (I brought my old debian laptop with Cynthiune to a
>> sound studio and used it as a sound input... it plays quite well!!!)
>> Fixed problem which we should confirm are
>> 1) opening/saving playlists
>> 2) object deduplication
> 1) sadly still remains.
> 2) is confirmed to be problem of 1). The first song played is now
> correct, the following ones are the problems
> 4) appears to be MP3 only... with buffer underrun. Is probably
> acceptable for this release
> 5) I will retry again tomorrow/monday... perhaps it benefits from other
> fixes.
> fixed: 3) 6) 7) 1) 2)
> we are close to a release. The ideas for enhancemets are already flowing
> in, but I don't want to delay further. Philippe, you sai dyou had an
> idea for properties reset between songs? the methods detects them nd I
> added "endiannes" but perhaps the device doens't get them.
> Closing/reopening each time might not be a good idea, but perhaps the
> only way out? It should still be done only if necessary though.
> Please test also the backends with 22khz or Mono files... not just
> 44Khz/16bit/stereo

Yes, I will take a look at the alsa backend today. I should be easy
enough to fix.


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