MAFW and Python: asking for developers feedback

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MAFW is a new multimedia framework that will be used in Fremantle.

The PyMaemo team is currently working on writing bindings for Python
language for this library and at the moment we've released a 0.1
version of python-mafw that you can install directly from Scratchbox

Not all the methods are implemented (you can manage the Registry and
the Playlist, but nothing more), because even if we're using codegen
to generate bindings (and it's helping us a lot), we've seen that at
least 30-40 methods have to be overridden by hand so it's taking us
more time than we expected and we're trying to organize how to
continue this work.

We would like to get feedback from python application developers and
also from C application developers that are currently using MAFW so we
can work on a "roadmap" that reflects what developers want:

  • What are the functionalities you're using in your application that you think they cannot miss in the Python binding?
  • Have you already started using MAFW or even better python-mafw to develop something?
  • What is the currently missing method/methods you would like to be implemented first?

Come on developers! We're waiting for your feedback :)

5 Responses to “MAFW and Python: asking for developers feedback”

  1. Adam Endrodi Says:

    Not that i’m overly concerned but curious why did you ditch the original
    python bindings and modules which helped so much with testing and development?

  2. Andrea Grandi Says:

    What do you mean exactly? Sorry if my english is not so good as you would expect.

  3. Jim Wang Says:

    I’m using python-mafw and it works great. Besides playlist listing, I also want to play the playlist using mafw-gst-renderer. Do you have a plan to add renderer playback support? Thanks a lot!

  4. tom Says:

    I 2nd the request from Jim, really looking for a way to assign a playlist and start playing it using gstrenderer :-)

  5. tom Says:

    A quick update about playlist rendering: i’ve put a binary called mafw-play-list into extras-devel. you can use it from the command line to start playing a (shuffled) playlist, e.g. “/usr/bin/mafw-play-list Folk70ies”, where the argument is the name of your playlist.

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