Hip Hip, Hipo

Hipo 0.1 is finally out, of course you can download it from the cute and fresh GNOME SVN repository:

svn checkout http://svn.gnome.org/svn/hipo/trunk hipo

There is a ubuntu edgy package if you don’t know/want to compile it, just check the webpage.

    Contributors on this release:

  • Spanish translation and Drag and Drop support: Felipe Barros.
  • Artwork: Carlos Candia Flores and Gabriel Bustos Farret.

Oh and by the way, Happy new year to all!

11 Responses to “Hip Hip, Hipo”

  1. Hey there,

    I read about Hipo on pg.o, and thought I’d d/l it to have a look. Unfortunately when I try to install the .deb on Edgy it doesn’t work.

    Gdebi says that it can’t install because it might be corrupt. Here is the output of dpkg -i

    tom@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i Desktop/hipo_0.1-1_i386.deb
    Selecting previously deselected package hipo.
    (Reading database … 107669 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking hipo (from Desktop/hipo_0.1-1_i386.deb) …
    dpkg-deb (subprocess): short read in buffer_copy (failed to write to pipe in copy)
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste returned error exit status 2
    dpkg: error processing Desktop/hipo_0.1-1_i386.deb (–install):
    short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/lib/hipo/taglib-sharp.dll.mdb’)
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    Hope that helps you fix the .deb, as I’d love to try your program :)



  2. cl says:

    You should do a real release (make distcheck) and upload it somewhere, to ease testing of your work.


  3. pedro says:


    I guess that your download is corrupt, can you try it downloading with wget from here:

    wget http://www.gnome.org/~pvillavi/hipo/hipo_0.1-1_i386.deb

    Thanks for testing it :)



  4. pedro says:


    the real release (make distcheck) is in the webpage, the edgy package is only for the guys that doesn’t want/know how to build it.

  5. Andres says:

    Congrats dude :)

  6. Hey Guys,

    I redownloaded with wget, and it’s working fine :)

    I’ll give it a test now.



  7. Hey Guys,

    Installed Hipo but it won’t run. Here is the output from starting Hipo from the cli.
    tom@ubuntu:~$ hipo

    Unhandled Exception: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. —> System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for IPod.Device —> System.DllNotFoundException: ipoddevice
    at (wrapper managed-to-native) IPod.Device:ipod_device_get_type ()
    at IPod.Device.get_GType () [0x00000]
    at IPod.Initializer.Init () [0x00000]
    at IPod.Device..cctor () [0x00000] — End of inner exception stack trace —

    at <0x00000>
    at (wrapper managed-to-native) System.Reflection.MonoMethod:InternalInvoke (object,object[])
    at System.Reflection.MonoMethod.Invoke (System.Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, System.Reflection.Binder binder, System.Object[] parameters, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture) [0x00056] in /build/buildd/mono- — End of inner exception stack trace —

    at System.Reflection.MonoMethod.Invoke (System.Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, System.Reflection.Binder binder, System.Object[] parameters, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture) [0x0007b] in /build/buildd/mono-
    at System.Reflection.MonoProperty.GetValue (System.Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, System.Reflection.Binder binder, System.Object[] index, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture) [0x0003d] in /build/buildd/mono-
    at System.Reflection.PropertyInfo.GetValue (System.Object obj, System.Object[] index) [0x00000] in /build/buildd/mono-
    at GLib.Object.LookupGType (System.Type t) [0x00000]
    at GLib.GType.op_Explicit (System.Type type) [0x00000]
    at Gtk.ListStore..ctor (System.Type[] types) [0x00000]
    at IPod.DeviceCombo..ctor () [0x00000]
    at Hipo.HipoMainWindow.CreateWindow (System.String[] args) [0x00000]
    at Hipo.HipoMain.Main (System.String[] args) [0x00000]

  8. pedro says:

    hello tom,

    it seems that your system doesn’t find the ipoddevice library

    IPod.Device —> System.DllNotFoundException: ipoddevice

    if it is installed try reinstalled it

    if doesn’t work drop me an email to pvillavi at gnome dot org


  9. pedro says:


    this is fixed on the new package that was uploaded today:


  10. Hi Pedro,

    That has installed again, and I can launch it too. I’ll tell you how it goes, once I format my iPod and can use Hipo.


  11. pedro says:


    if you are having further problems please report to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=hipo

    thanks again for the testing ;-)