GUI support for moc player with eXo

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For those of us not so fond of GUI-centric audio players, moc is a welcome alternative.
But lately, the missing option of a proper OSD (On-Screen Display) was grating on my nerves.

So I dug around a bit, and most of what I found was .. not working. At least not in my current system setup (GNU/Debian 8.1).
... But then I stumbled over eXo.

Following up are a few notices about how to get it working (ie. compiled) under GNU/Debian 8.1.
Requires having all compilation tools installed, including the checkinstall package.

  1. Download the latest sources from Bitbarfbucket
  2. Unpack in an appropriate directory and create a build directory (mkdir build && cd build)
  3. Fetch the sources for liblastfm: apt-get install liblastfm-dev
  4. Run cmake .. from said directory, and afterwards, compile eXo with make
  5. Finally, create a debian package and auto-install it with checkinstall (or just build a package with checkinstall --install=no ;))

Tadaa .. working GUI icon / OSD (via tooltip) ;)

Update: If you have troubles getting the sources compiled under Ubuntu 14.04 because the "outdated" CMake version:

CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:2 (cmake_minimum_required):
CMake 3.1.0 or higher is required.  You are running version

Then just head over to StackExchange and install the latest one ;)


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19.12.2015 18:32