Amarok MTP (Android) GSoC: week 2

Matěj Laitl · June 29, 2013 · 1 min read

Heya, this is my second weekly report describing my work on my Google Summer of Code project to rewrite MTP (Android) support in Amarok from scratch. This week I've done a lot of work on MtpCollection class regarding device initialization.

Information for Android users

What I've done this week:
  • MTP devices detected by Solid are actually matched with the ones that libmtp sees.
  • Created an asynchronous job to initialize the MTP device for use by Amarok (query vendor, product, serial number, supported file types, ...).
  • Created an asynchronous job to list device storage drives.
  • Added a refresh button to trigger rebuilding the list of available storage and the list of tracks (in future).
  • Added support for showing device capacity and free space:
    Everyone loves the nice capacity bars

  • Started working on a job to parse tracks found on the device (not presented in the UI yet).
Problems I've faced:
  • Forgetting to call LIBMTP_Initialize() leads to strange errors. :-)
What's next:
  • Diving into full meta system: MtpTrack, album, artist, ...
You can view and test my code by checking out gsoc branch of my personal Amarok clone repository. And finally...

Yay, I'll be there!