One of the biggest updates has just been uploaded to Parrot Tunes.
First, there have been many changes inside the code that are not fully visible to the user. In particular, the CSS architecture has changed, as well as the way the player works.
Files served by the application (video/audio etc) to play are no longer required to declare the paths in the apache settings as an alias. The user can choose any path within the linux filesystem as the source of his files, without any problems in being visible to the web player.
This simplifies the installation process.
One of the biggest features missing from the application, was also added. The best search and the ability to save/load the user’s searches. Something like smart playlists.
The user can now add as many search fields as he wants. It may want to group the fields it wants to make more complex searches.
After choosing the search he wants, he can save it and load it whenever he wants to do the same search.
With this, the application has been completed from the basic features it was designed to have. From now on, corrections and improvements will be made.
Of the immediate things that will be improved is the installation process and a series of checks that should be made to play the application anywhere without any problems.