Description:

prokyon3 is a multithreaded music manager and tag editor for Unix (developed on Linux). It was written in C++ using the Qt3 widget set and the MySQL database. prokyon3 can access MP3, Ogg and FLAC files on harddisk, CDROM or network. Files can be played using XMMS (default) or other players. The file view is customizable and favorite artists are supported. prokyon3 also offers an editor for ID3 and Ogg tags and has been designed to support tagging for large quantities of files.

Beside it's own features prokyon3 is able to interact with a lot of other programms. Thanks to it's configurable interfaces you can combine prokyon3 with cd burners, media players and data agregators of your choice.

Changelog:

10 years ago

New in 0.9.6

- CIFS support
- support relative paths in playlists
- more translations

New in prokyon3 0.9.6RC1

- enhanced player remote control
- removed obsolete images and icons

New in prokyon3 0.9.5

- improved MySQL embedded support
- gcc 4.x support
- minor bugfixes

New in prokyon3 0.9.5RC1

- new prelisten feature
- basic synced lyrics support
- more translations
- resolved SuSE 10.x related issues
- minor bugfixes

New in prokyon3 0.9.4

- fixed compile error if musicextras support enabled
- fixed gui freeze if trying to play album of umounted medium
- allowed playing of full albums of fav. artists by double clicking

New in prokyon3 0.9.3

- improved generator

New in prokyon3 0.9.3 RC2:

- kicked out dependency to MySQL client lib wich caused strange errors
- rewrite of MySQL embedded server wizard and startup code
- kicked out dependency to xmlwrapp
- integrated musicextras feature 'album tracks'
- fixed [ 1241431 ] Prokyon spawns many player instances
- fixed [ 1248716 ] prokyon 0.9.3 & mysql4.1 : auth error
- fixed [ 1287742 ] Playlist's size MB wraps around at 2 GB
- added more translations

New in prokyon3 0.9.3 RC1:

- be compatible to 64bit platforms
- improved submount support (SuSE 9.x) and refectored automount support in general
- small bugfixes
- added polish translation

New in prokyon3 0.9.3 beta5:

- increased performance
- storing custom queries
- fixed bug [ 1172417 ] 3-0.9.3beta4 Compilation errors
- fixed bug [ 1167533 ] EXTRADATA_GUI undeclared

New in prokyon3 0.9.3 beta4:

- UTF-8 and local 8Bit support
- completed german and french translation
- applied patch [ 1083579 ] "disable mixx edit lines in the settings window"
by Ashar Voultoiz
- applied patch [ 1084719 ] xmms play in album tab view by Ashar Voultoiz
with small fixes
- added support for blended background images
- added gcc 3.4.x support for embedded MySQL realted code
- added multitrack delete capability
- added more tooltips
- GUI improvements.
- cosmetic fixes for tagdump2
- album categories now displayed localized
- enabled album cover thumbnails on album tab
- fixed album cover thumbnail behaviour on favourites tab and during zapping
musicextras data
- fixed bug by clearing albumImageThumbnails on disconnect
- extended database creation dialog to rudimental support databases running on
other machines than localhost
- disabled InnoDB storage engine for embedded MySQL
- moved embedded MySQL config file to $HOME/.qt/prokyon3my.cnf to avoid
conflicts with other applictions
- fixed bug on track number sort order
- solved slackware compile problem
- solved problem when X library path is part of default system ones
- solved problems with MySQL related configure switches
- solved problems with flac related configure switches
- fixed xgettext make error
- fixed a crash when reading a CD using embedded MySQL
- fixed bug [ 1052302 ] Track list is not read if Alb. tab is empty
- fixed bug [ 1122741 ] Only some albums can be sorted
- fixed bug [ 1009663 ] Config file is created group- and world-readable
- fixed bug [ 1099237 ] Different Spaces count -> Crash
- fixed bug [ 1076328 ] musicextras output crashes xml parser
- fixed bug [ 1087062 ] Tracks enqueued to mixxx dont apper in mixxx
- fixed bug [ 1070640 ] artist list goes up on syncronise
- fixed bug [ 998608 ] ID is not depending of locale settings any-more.
Please note that CDROM entered using previous version of prokyon3 should be
removed and synchronized again.
- fixed bug [ 1080983 ] 0.9.3b1 QTDIR not defined in configure

New in prokyon3 0.9.3 beta3:

- Full static binary built for i386

0.9.3beta2:

- improved copying of playlist to directory
- added cover thumbnails to artist and favourite tab
- bugfix: playing large playlist
- bugfix: prevent corruption of album table
- bugfix: gcc 3.3.4 support for embedded MySQL
- bugfix: segfault if configured --with-musicextras=no
- small bugfixes

0.9.3beta1:

- replaced id3lib by taglib
- guess tags from path and filename dialog using regex
- musicextras integration (get album covers, artisit images, lyrics, ... from
the internet and store it within prokyon3)
- support for embedded MySQL including wizard
- FLAC support
- support more album types (normal, sampler, soundtrack, musical, drama,
comedy)
- personal review notes
- rating of tracks
- generator takes care of rating
- allow customized SQL queries (free MySQL search)
- cd burning via k3b (supports Audio CD, Data CD, Data DVD)
- export and import playlists (m3u and pls)
- copy tracks to directory (usefull for mobile mp3 players)
- preconfigured for different players (xmms, amarok, totem)
- mixxx remote control and mixxx queues
- basic MusicBrainz support
- supermount / subfs support
- gui improovements
- bugfixes

0.9.2:

- smart playlist generator
- rudimental CD burning support
- save gui setup
- localization (french, german and dutch already supported)

0.9.1:

- speedup in database interface

0.9.0:
- Support for Ogg/Vorbis
- Album View in Artist Tab
- Support for Sampler- and Soundtrack-Albums
- Basic Drag-n-Drop Support

7 years ago

ssuominen

Is the project still alive?

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10 years ago

gohanz

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11 years ago

gohanz

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11 years ago

gohanz

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11 years ago

roachofdiscord

I'm trying to compile the latest release..and am getting this:

then mv -f ".deps/prokyon3-main.Tpo" ".deps/prokyon3-main.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/prokyon3-main.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
main.cpp:40:27: error: xmlwrapp/init.h: No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [prokyon3-main.o] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/posthuman/prokyon3-0.9.3/src'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/posthuman/prokyon3-0.9.3/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/posthuman/prokyon3-0.9.3'
make: *** [all] Error 2
posthuman@linux:~/prokyon3-0.9.3>

Any help? Thanks.

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11 years ago

mkalkbrenner

Sorry, you're right. I released 0.9.4 which should now really fix the problem.

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11 years ago

gohanz

I have compilation problem with my Slackware 10.2.This is the compiler's output:

main.cpp:40:27: xmlwrapp/init.h: No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [prokyon3-main.o] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/prokyon/prokyon3-0.9.3RC2/src'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/prokyon/prokyon3-0.9.3RC2/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/prokyon/prokyon3-0.9.3RC2'
make: *** [all] Error 2
root@argo:~/Desktop/prokyon/prokyon3-0.9.3RC2#

Thank's for help ;)

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11 years ago

mkalkbrenner

The dependency to xmlwrapp doesn't exist anymore. Please use the final relase of 0.9.3

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11 years ago

gohanz

Same problem with the last source-release.

main.cpp:40:27: xmlwrapp/init.h: No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [prokyon3-main.o] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/tmp/prokyon3-0.9.3/src'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/prokyon3-0.9.3/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/prokyon3-0.9.3'
make: *** [all] Error 2
Making install in intl
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/prokyon3-0.9.3/intl'

It's possible to disable xmlwrapper from the configure?

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11 years ago

mkalkbrenner

Sorry, you're right. I released 0.9.4 which should now really fix the problem.

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12 years ago

awt586

I tried but no-go on FC3. After FINALLY installing all the stuff listed previously, I tried to configure prokyon and now I need libflac++. Got the files but they conflict with versions already installed.

These are already installed on my system:
(1) - libflac++2 1.1.0-4.2.rhfc3.at()
Needed by k3b among other things.

(2) - libflac4 1.1.0-4.2rhfc3.at()
Needed by just about everything in Gnome.

(3) - liblac4++1.1.1-7........
(4) - libflac6 1.1..1-7........

I CANNOT remove these libraries as I'll litteraly rip out the guts to my system.

Oh well.... time to go remove all the crap I just installed I guess.

I guess this is the bad part to Linux Huh?

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12 years ago

mkalkbrenner

Why didn't you try a basic prokyon3 installation without the optional stuff first?
The basic requirements are qt3, mysql and taglib.

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12 years ago

awt586

I think you might want to at least mention ALL reuired files in your requirements listing. Aside from the SQL, you also need the following....
almost all of Ruby, Ruby-gettext,Libmusicbrainz & development files, Sql (2 files), Musicextras, RAAC, xmlwrap and a few more but those are optional. It would be nice if ALL developers would at least include those particular files for download or better yet bundle the complete package? At a very least maybe links?

I know FC3 by nature is stripped of MM capability but it shouldn't require half a night chasing down file dependencies to compile and install. I'll comment back when I have everything up and running... until then I can't say Ya or Nay to this app.

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12 years ago

mkalkbrenner

Most of these tools are optional.
We know that you'll need a lot of different things to get all features of prokyon3. But we're convinced that it's better to integrate existing software and cooperate with their maintainers instead of implementing everthing by ourselves.
Currently 0.9.3 is still beta! Especially the configure script is permanently touched to better fit different distributions. And FC3 seems to be special somehow ;-)
But due to the fact that the number of dependencies for a full featured prokyon3 0.9.3 installation is big, we'll offer a static build of the final version. In addition there're packages for different distributions like debian, mandrake, gentoo, freebsd, ...

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13 years ago

Blue

Looks nice, I can't wait for the compile to finish. :^)

The dependency on MySQL is somewhat irritating. Have you considered something like SQLite instead? I'm not bashing MySQL here, but it could be a serious barrier to new users getting this installed.

Nice taste in music, too.

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13 years ago

mkalkbrenner

We know that the dependency might be difficult for some (maybe most) users. To satisfy these users the upcoming version 0.9.3 will alternatively support MySQL embedded which is close to SQLite from my point of view. As a preview for this feature we already provide a staticly build version of prokyon3 0.9.2 using and including the embedded MySQL server. BTW feedback about this version is welcome!

Markus

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13 years ago

jackherer678

Hi!

I yust want to say thank you! This is yust the thing I've searched for.
It works fast and stable on my Debian.
The only thing that I miss is a (better?) cd-burning support, have you planed it in a future release?
So, go on...

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13 years ago

mkalkbrenner

Hi!

At the moment we're working on some major feature enhancements for the upcomming release 0.9.3. But a better CD burning support will not be part of 0.9.3.
We know that the current CD burning is very rudimental (but functional).
But maybe the internal changes of prokyon3 coming with release 0.9.3 will enable us to improove CD burning support in the future.

... stay tuned!

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13 years ago

Jondor

Why not interface with k3b? Just generate the xml files it uses for it's projects.

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13 years ago

mkalkbrenner

We think about an generic internal interface to easily interact with several players (not only xmms), which means in fact that you can control them from prokyon3 by adding (plugin) a player specific implementation of the interface.
The same technique might be used to feed several cd burning solutions p.e. prokburn and k3b.
It won't be part of the upcoming release 0.9.3 but of a later version.

Markus

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12 years ago

mkalkbrenner

Correction: k3b support is available in CVS and will be part of the upcoming 0.9.3 release!

Markus

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