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    RevFE - Linux style!

    RevFE now officially supports all you linux folks! Well... at least the ones running ubuntu. Attached is a .deb installer for ubuntu 9.04, but it may work for other versions. Unzip and Install it using your favourite Debian installer. The default music directory is ~/.revfe/Music as set in /usr/share/revfe/settings.xml so put your music in there, or change settings.xml to match where your music is. Once you install it, run RevFE by typing RevFE in any terminal window.

    A word of warning, RevFE is a bit dep-heavy, due it it's using phonon and Qt. You may also need to install gstreamer's good bad and ugly plugins to play mp3's if you do not have an appropriate codec on your system already.


    Edit 11/10/09:
    Removed link, see RevFE forum for latest linux version.


    Edit 11/1/09:

    Added some 0.43 changes, and fixed minor bugs that linux causes


    Edit 10/28/09:

    Fixed the crashing issue, as well as added the two taglib libraries to the dep list. Also added a feature where settings.xml defaults the music directory to ~/Music and the musicdir variable accepts ~ and replaces it with the users home directory.
    "stop with the REINSTALLS, what do you think we got some lame-o installer!!!" - mitchjs
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    Sounds cool. how do you start it? I can't find the launcher, and running it in terminal as RevFE gives me a segmentation fault

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    It seems I forgot something, you need libtaglib. on ubuntu the packages are:
    libtag1c2a and libtagc0

    I'll add them to the deb dependencies for the next version
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    I ran:
    sudo apt-get install libtag1c2a
    sudo apt-get install libtagc0
    They are both already installed.

    Here is the output I get when I try to run RevFE from terminal:
    QPixmap: It is not safe to use pixmaps outside the GUI thread
    QThread: Destroyed while thread is still running
    QMutex::lock: mutex lock failure:
    QMutex::lock: mutex unlock failure:
    Segmentation fault

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    Try editing /usr/share/revfe/settings.xml to point the musicdir to ~/.revfe/Music

    Its currently set to point to the executable directory, yet another mistake in my packaging. Sorry this is my first attempt at making a deb file
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcom2073 View Post
    Try editing /usr/share/revfe/settings.xml to point the musicdir to ~/.revfe/Music

    Its currently set to point to the executable directory, yet another mistake in my packaging. Sorry this is my first attempt at making a deb file
    I ran:
    sudo gedit /usr/share/revfe/settings.xml
    I changed the last line to:
    <plugin name="MediaLibrary">
    <setting musicdir="~/.revfe/Music"/>
    </plugin>
    Then I execute (because there is no launcher yet):
    RevFE
    It runs! I am not sure if the GUI looks as intended though?

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    It's a rather simplistic gui.. I'm no artist . Upon starting you should see something similar to this: CarPal - Modular Cross-Platform Frontend

    As soon as I can figure out how to have it install a launcher in the menu i'll do that.
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    I will keep playing with it. It is not currently loading the media.
    Does this work with the openport USB cable?

    By the way, great work!!! I am excited to see this front end come to ubuntu.

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    Not sure what you mean by the openport USB cable?

    Media should be in the following format for it to be read initially:

    MusicDir/Album/Mp3File.mp3

    etc etc.

    Though you can edit and save new playlists at any time, adding media from anywhere on your hard drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcom2073 View Post
    Not sure what you mean by the openport USB cable?

    Media should be in the following format for it to be read initially:

    MusicDir/Album/Mp3File.mp3
    etc etc.
    Though you can edit and save new playlists at any time, adding media from anywhere on your hard drive.
    - By OpenPort, I am referring to this OBD2 usb cable (Commonly used by mitsu/suby/nissan tuners):
    http://www.tactrix.com/product_info.php?products_id=49

    -After reviewing your link, the gui still doesn't appear properly. Here is a screenshot:
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/...f9f904b7_b.jpg
    (dont worry about the transparancey, that is just a compiz effect).

    -Also, I have loaded the music as you suggested, but it does not appear in the GUI.
    I hope you dont mind the feedback, Thanks again for your hard work!

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