Freitag, 18. September 2009

gPodder 2.0 for Diablo is here + Fremantle progress

A new version of gPodder (2.0; "Day of the Tentacle") was released a few days ago, and it has already landed in Extras for both Chinook and Diablo. I wrote about the Maemo 4 UI changes some weeks ago, and you can enjoy them all on your tablets right now.

Tuomas Kuosmanen (tigert) has suggested some UI improvements for the Fremantle version of gPodder, and I'm currently working on implementing those ideas. First of all, there's an all-new front page:

The podcast directory (which allows you to discover new podcasts) which looked ugly previously has also been "Fremantleized", and is very usable now:

I'm still thinking about the best way to implement indicators for new, downloaded and listened episodes, but at least the GtkPaned-based split view is gone now:

The episode list is also quite unspectacular, but you can use the AppMenu to unsubscribe from the podcast (splitting up the UI in so many views automatically makes the AppMenus not so filled - good move!).

You can find some more screenshots depicting the current status of the UI in this Flickr photoset, and expect a new release next week or so.

Kommentare:

ben hat gesagt…

Thanks for the update. All works well on my N800. I won't lie, I think the old color stars might have been better (weren't they darker?) but that's probably because you are moving to a darker interface.

Thanks again for the awesome work.

Ivan Frade hat gesagt…

If you want to use the big fancy buttons for the first screen, i have a python implementation in my project: https://garage.maemo.org/plugins/ggit/browse.php/?p=mussorgsky;a=blob;f=src/fancy_button.py;h=eb3f29156bb4dab50c3273923a83614dd18f8efa;hb=aa82ac33ac9e1a29ff03e8846cef6bfaf11ac1f3

usual GPL licence (it is a translation from a GPL implementation in C)

mathias hat gesagt…

Awesome! Just a note about the "Add new postcasts" view: The "Subscribe" button should be in the title bar.

The relevant calls are hildon_edit_toolbar_new_with_text()
and
hildon_window_set_edit_toolbar().

Ossi hat gesagt…

I just looked at the screenshots at flickr... You know what would be nice? A stream that shows 2 screenshots as 1 image, one screenshot from the Diablo version, the other one from Maemo 5. - It would give people a clear understanding how an application that does a great job making the most out of the respective UI-requirements looks different in each setting. And it would be most interesting to do this, of course, with shots that show the application in the exact same state of the workflow.

This might be interesting to those who are not familiar with Maemo at all or stopped following the Maemo world some time a go. You know... see the "then" or "now" vs. the "tomorrow" in easy pictures.