Music: consider not recommending gpixpod

Bug #370085 reported by Dean Sas on 2009-04-30
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ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Michael Fitzhugh

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-docs

music.xml recommends gpixpod for ipod owners, however gpixpod isn't maintained and doesn't support anything above an ipod 5g or a nano2g, both superseded in sept 07.

It may be a good idea to warn users about this, or not to recommend the program at all, then again it may not be.

Phil Bull (philbull) wrote :

Thanks Dean, I can confirm this.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Matthew East (mdke) wrote :

Ubuntu has built-in support for ipods in Rhythmbox as far as I know, so I think we should recommend that. See also bug 217860

Matthew East wrote:
> Ubuntu has built-in support for ipods in Rhythmbox as far as I know, so
> I think we should recommend that. See also bug 217860

Most of the article is about rhythmbox. banshee, gpixpod and gtkpod are
mentioned for ipods as well. gpixpod is just for putting images on your
ipod, though it only works for the oldest photo-capable ipods.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Fitzhugh (mfitzhugh)
Michael Fitzhugh (mfitzhugh) wrote :

Here's the change I propose making to resolve this bug. Final text will include links to the documentation for noted applications and the Ubuntu wiki iPod page.



1.4.1. iPod
If you have a portable music player which can also display photos and videos,
you may prefer to use Banshee, which is a music player with good support for
such devices. iPod owners may also like to try specialized applications such as
GPixPod and gtkpod for handling multimedia.




1.4.1. iPod
Ubuntu's default music management application Rhythmbox, supports first to fifth
generation iPods, including the iPod mini, iPod Photo, iPod Shuffle, iPod nano,
and iPod Video. It can transfer music to these iPods and create playlists.

The applications Banshee, Amarok and gtkpod can also handle music transfer to
and from these iPod devices. These applications also include added support for
transferring photos and videos encoded in iPod-compatible formats to and from
first to fifth generation iPods

Neither the iPod Touch nor the iPhone are officially supported by any Linux
applications at this time.

For more information on using iPods with Ubuntu, see the iPod page on the Ubuntu


Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Michael Fitzhugh (mfitzhugh) wrote :
Matthew East (mdke) on 2009-10-03
tags: added: patch
Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Michael, thanks for your patch. It looks great, so I have applied it to the Lucid dev branch. Out of curiosity, I think Rhythmbox supports 6g ipods now - is this something you can confirm? If so, I will update the documentation again to account for this. Cheers.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-docs - 10.04.1

ubuntu-docs (10.04.1) lucid; urgency=low

  * First upload for lucid
  * General:
    - Refresh pot files
    - Changed 'Text Editor' to 'gedit Text Editor' LP: #442417 (Connor Imes)
  * Advanced-topics:
    - Added link in advanced-topics to a description about Users and Groups in
      Debian systems. LP: #145055 (Connor Imes)
  * Hardware:
    - Added mention of ext4 to hardware.xml and changed the mentioning of the
      default filesystem in Ubuntu from ext3 to ext4 LP #449667 (Connor Imes)
    - Removed subsection in hardware about quirk-checker script - link was
      broken, script is outdated LP: #461158 (Connor Imes)
  * Keeping-safe:
    - Updating instructions for automatic login for new GDM LP: #442676
     (Dean Sas)
    - String adjustment (period inside of a quote tag), Scott Shields,
      LP: #496885
  * Internet:
    - Changes remaining mention of flashplugin-nonfree to flashplugin-installer
      in web-apps.xml LP: #444546 (Connor Imes)
    - Change some <guimenu> tags to <guimenuitem> tags in web-apps.xml to show
      arrows in HTML documentation instead of + signs LP: #453512 (Connor Imes)
    - Removed reference to network-manager radio buttons, as radio buttons
      aren't used in this version of NM for wired networks (Jim Campbell)
    - Aligned similar strings in 'internet' section to benefit translators;
      some small adjustments. LP: #460360 (Connor Imes)
  * Musicvideophotos:
    - Fixed apturl for mtp-tools package in music.xml LP #452262 (Connor Imes)
    - Improve ipod section, patch by Michael Fitzhugh. LP: #370085
  * Printing:
    - Updated printer setup directions in printing section LP: #435510
      (Connor Imes)
    - Fix scanning typo. Patch by Shane Fagan LP: #447250
  * Programming:
    - Removed entire programming section LP: #414035 (Connor Imes)
  * Serverguide:
    - Adjusted wording in serverguide package-management file to more
      clearly describe apticron. LP: #473280 (Connor Imes)
    - Updated LDAP section for changes to the Jaunty package.
      Fixes LP: #475492, LP: #459403, LP: #463684 (Adam Sommer)
    - In OpenSSH section, .ssh/authorized_keys permissions should be
      600, not 644 LP: #491159 (Connor Imes)
    - Replaced description of ebox Log Observer in serverguide with a real
      description of the event's purpose LP: #405926 (Connor Imes)
    - Fixed IP example in serverguide's postfix configuration section
      LP: #495202 (Connor Imes)
    - Include 'auto eth1' in interfaces file for static IP configuration
      LP: #441802 (Connor Imes)
    - Fix for disabling Control-Alt-Delete in serverguide. Scott Shields,
      LP: #496465
    - Typo fix, Scott Shields, LP: #497867
    - PostgreSQL setup fix for config file pg_hba.conf, Scott Shields,
      LP: #492286
    - Misc fixes in windows-networking section. Vikram Dhillon, LP: #462607
    - Changes to RAID installation section LP: #428036, LP: #462719
      (Connor Imes)
    - Fixes and adjustments to web-servers LP: #462621 (Connor Imes)
  * Switching:
    - Replaced Pidgin with Empathy in applications-equivalents
      LP: #490980 (Connor Ime...


Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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