Thursday, August 28, 2008
I'm enjoying being in Provo, Utah this week at the beautiful Novell campus, with coworkers from all over, hacking away on projects of our choosing. I'm grateful to Novell for having the foresight to give us Hack Week, a time to explore and experiment - above and beyond our weekly ITO and official responsibilities. The amazing Brad Taylor, who just joined Novell last week, joined me in creating a Muine-like interface for Banshee. People love Muine's simple interface for queueing and playing songs. Our goal is to replicate that experience leveraging Banshee. In a day's work, we got things working well.
The code will land in trunk soon, and therefore will be in Banshee 1.4. We've already started on our next Hack Week project, adding support for AirTunes to Banshee. We will be at the Utah Open Source Conference on Thursday and Friday doing it live. On Friday Aaron and Sandy are giving talks on Banshee and a11y.