Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Amarok MTP (Android) GSoC: week 10

Tracks being copied from Android to iPod
Hi, this is my (a bit late *cough*) report from week 10 describing my work on my Google Summer of Code project to rewrite MTP (Android) support in Amarok from scratch. The report from week 11 will follow shortly, but I'll keep them split. In week 10 I've mainly worked on copy-ability of tracks out of the MTP device.

What I've done this week:
  • Reworked how MTP devices are initialized. The device is no longer shown in the Collection Browser with 0 tracks while it is being initialized, an (abort-able) progress bar is shown instead. This is also a pre-requisite of the point below...
  • Implemented restoring of MTP tracks from their uid. This means that if you quit Amarok with some MTP tracks in you playlist, they turn from grayed-out to playable once you plug in your device on next Amarok run. It also means that Saved Playlists (in Amarok db) with MTP tracks now work.
  • Implemented copying of tracks from the MTP device to other Amarok collections (i.e. the first half of MtpCollectionLocation), yay! It works quite well here, although I need to add some progress bars.
What's next:
  • Copying tracks to the device, also removing tracks from the device (easy).
  • Config dialog.
You can view and test my code by checking out gsoc branch of my personal Amarok clone repository.

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