Initial work on GNOME Gingerblue

I began work on GNOME Gingerblue on July 4th, 2018, two years ago and I am going to spend the next four years to complete it for GNOME 4.

GNOME Gingerblue will be a Free Software program for musicians who would compose, record and share original music to the Internet from the GNOME Desktop.

The project isn’t yet ready for distribution with GNOME 3 and the GUI and features such as sound recording must be implemented.

At the moment I have only released GNOME Gingerblue version 0.1.4 with very few features:

  • Song Files in $HOME/Music/
  • Setup Wizard
  • XML Parsing

The GNOME release team complained at the early release cycle in July and call the project empty, but I estimate it will take at least 4 years to complete 1.0.0 in reasonable time for GNOME 4 to be released between 2020 and 2026.

The Internet community can’t have Free Music without Free Recording Software for GNOME, but GNOME 4 isn’t built in 1 day.

I am trying to get gtk_record_button_new() into GTK+ 4.0.

I hope to work more on the next minor release of GNOME Gingerblue during Christmas 2020 and perhaps get recording working as a new feature in 0.2.0.

Meanwhile you can visit the GNOME Gingerblue project domain www.gingerblue.org with the GNOME wiki page, test the initial GNOME Gingerblue 0.1.4 release that writes Song files in $HOME/Music/ with Wizard GUI and XML parsing from August 2018, or spend money on physical goods such as the Norsk Kombucha GingerBlue soda or the Ngs Ginger Blue 15.6″ laptop bag.

GNOME Internet Radio Locator 3.0.1 for Fedora Core 32

GNOME Internet Radio Locator 3.0.1 (Washington)

GNOME Internet Radio Locator 3.0.1 features updated language translations, new, improved map marker palette and now also includes radio from Washington, United States of America; WAMU/NPR, London, United Kingdom; BBC World Service, Berlin, Germany; Radio Eins, and Paris, France; France Inter/Info/Culture, as well as 118 other radio stations from around the world with audio streaming implemented through GStreamer.  The project lives on www.gnomeradio.org and Fedora 32 RPM packages for version 3.0.1 of GNOME Internet Radio Locator are now also available:

gnome-internet-radio-locator.spec

gnome-internet-radio-locator-3.0.1-1.fc32.src.rpm

gnome-internet-radio-locator-3.0.1-1.fc32.x86_64.rpm

GNOME Internet Radio Locator 3.0.0 for Fedora Core 31

gnome-internet-radio-locator 3.0.0

GNOME Internet Radio Locator 3.0.0 features the new, improved map marker palette and now also includes radio from Berlin, Germany; Radio Eins as well as 121 other radio stations from around the world with audio streaming implemented through GStreamer.  The project lives on www.gnomeradio.org and Fedora 31 RPM packages for version 3.0.0 of GNOME Internet Radio Locator are now also available:

gnome-internet-radio-locator.spec

gnome-internet-radio-locator-3.0.0-1.fc31.src.rpm

gnome-internet-radio-locator-3.0.0-1.fc31.x86_64.rpm

GStreamer Conference 2019

I have published a lightening talk on GNOME Radio for GUADEC 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece on August 23, 2019.

On September 10, 2019 I released GNOME Radio (gnome-radio) version 0.2.0 and I released GNOME Internet Radio Locator (gnome-internet-radio-locator) version 2.0.6 with support for Middle East Broadcasting Center in Dubai, Saudi Arabia on September 22, 2019.

On October 29, 2019 I am going via Paris on Air France to the GStreamer Conference 2019 held between October 30, 2019 and November 1, 2019 in Lyon, France to give a 5-minute lightening talk on GNOME Radio as part of my Bachelor thesis in Electrical Engineering at Oslo Metropolitan University in Oslo, Norway with the earliest delivery on June 30, 2020.