I have been busy lately so I haven’t had much time to work on my little Last.fm client, but I finally managed to prepare a new release, so here is Vagalume 0.2!
First of all I’d like to start with an introduction because some people asked me about the name of this program…
So what does Vagalume mean?
The name has absolutely no relation to Last.fm and it doesn’t have anything to do with music either. I chose it just because I liked how it sounded 🙂
How do you pronounce Vagalume?
This word is composed of four syllables and it’s stressed on the third one: va-ga-LU-me.
To pronounce each syllable you can follow these examples:
- va as in vast, vantage or varnish (*)
- ga as in garden, garlic or gasp
- lu as in lucid, luminary or lunacy
- me as in medal, melody or medical
(*) although we Galicians pronounce it as in bargain, basket or bathroom
(Updated 10 Nov 2007: as stated in the comments of this post, the Galician phonological representation of the word is /bagalume/ and the usual pronunciation is [bɑɣɑlumɪ]. Thanks Marcos and Cameron)
What’s new in this release?
There haven’t been many big changes, I basically added support to some parts of the protocol that weren’t implemented in the previous version. Here’s the quick summary:
- Support for recommending tracks to other users
- Support for adding tracks to your playlist
- Volume control for the Nokia devices using the hardware +/- keys
- A combo box to select a friend instead of having to type his/her name
- More visual feedback for some actions
- Some bugfixes and other minor changes
Now that most of the core features are more or less working, from now on I think I’ll begin to work on the UI. But beware! I’m not a good UI designer, so be prepared for the disaster 🙂
Where can I get it?
There are packages for the Nokia 770, N800 and N810, as well as a package for Debian etch (x86).
And that’s all for now. I’d like to thank again all of the suggestions and positive comments that I received these last days. Thank you all! 🙂
UPDATE: It seems that this post has just entered planet.gnome.org. This is my first post there, so hi all! 🙂