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GNOME VFS pjb method 0.2 [03.05.03]

The latest CVS version of the pjbsdk, this can now be used to copy node off of the device, rename and delete nodes. Work is continuing on writing to the device, this will also mean changes to the pjbsdk before it can be completed.

GNOME VFS pjb method update [06.10.02]

Start of proper coding of the vfs method (see CVS).

Updated RH8.0 Documentation [20.11.02]

Improved documentation for the RH8.0 platform.

GNOME2 version prototyped [01.07.02]

Initial prototype of the GNOME2 version of the pjbmanager

New development version [06.05.02]

Start of new development version of the pjbmanager, see news section for details

pjbvfs prototype [14.04.02]

Work has now started on a GNOME VFS pjb module (see screenshots section)

pjbsdk 3.1.4 RPMs [09.03.02]

pjbsdk 3.1.4 RPMs now available for download.

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Copyright © 2000-02 by Alex Moseley and others


Introduction

The pjbmanager is an easy to use GUI application for managing the contents of your Hango Personal Jukebox on Linux. It uses the API originally supplied by Compaq under the GPL. The manager is quite limited (but growing) in functionality at the moment. This help file is also at a very early stage, so it may be out of date, or contain information that is no longer relevant.

Basic concepts

Some basic definitions will help you understand how to use the pjbmanager to organize your music.

Track -- An individual music selection on a CD.

Disc, Play List -- A list of tracks. A disc in your Jukebox does not have to correspond to a CD. You can create your own disc that contains tracks from several of your CDs. For this reason a disc is also called a play list.

Set -- A list of discs.

Jukebox -- A music player. Each Jukebox stores a music collection.

Collection, Music Collection -- All the music in a jukebox. The collection is organized into a list of sets.

Container -- Music is organized into containers. Collections, sets, and discs are all containers. A collection contains sets, a set contains discs, and a disc contains tracks.

Play Order -- You can play a collection, a set, a disc, or a track. The tracks in each of the containers will be played in the order you see them in the pjbmanager. You can use the pjbmanager to change the order of sets in a collection, discs in a set, and tracks in a disc.

Copy -- All copies of a track share the same disk space, so copies are inexpensive. This allows you to make your own custom play lists and retain all of the original play lists from your CDs without using any more disk space than it takes to store the CDs.

Jukebox contents, Contents of subwindows -- The pjbmanager has two subwindows. The Jukebox Contents subwindow shows the container hierarchy while the Contents of subwindow shows the contents of the currently selected container.


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