[Plugin] Artists & Albums
I've finally had some time to write my second plugin: Artists & Albums. I already checked the source in, so the fast ones among you can already take a look at it.
A&A allows you to select music the same way Front Row does: click on the artist and select and album and a song or just press play all. A&A then sends the songs that match your selection to a special playlist and tells iTunes to play them. So you see, it's actually very simple, it's just that I'm new to ObjC and Cocoa and thus I write code very slowly... hope that's gonna change in the future.
Anyway, you read what it can do, now what it can't (yet):
* look nice (well, actually it's so minimalistic it fits my car): Dave's to-do-List had a point called custom NSTableView, so I didn't try to write one myself (I suppose it would take me forever anyway)
* be fast: currently I add the songs via applescript to iTunes. That's incredibly slow (~0.5-0.75 seconds per song). I hope I'll find a better solution, until then: live with it ;) (if you only add one album or so it's not even that bad. less than 10s for a complete album)
Now, as soon as I can reach Dave I'll ask him to add it to CFE's package. I hope you like what I did and tell me what functionality and features you would like to see added. Please also report any bugs you might run into.
P.S.: But don't expect me to implement anything very quickly ;)