XWidget v 1.96 2017.6.28
Add Music Spectrum Control and Core
Add Upgrade plans
Some small bugs fixed
download : xwidget.com
spectrum widget : www.xwidget.com/xwidget/plus/v…
preview gif : www.xwidget.com/xwidget/upload…
Working on new versions of the media playersI have two media players, one for Xwidgets and the other for the Yahoo Widget Engine (konfabulator). They are on my desktop all the time, even while I work, providing me with music all day. I use them by default as they allow me to reach several music folders immediately and select my current track whilst preparing my next - all through a thoroughly steampunk interface.
The Xwidget is the one with the BlackAdder font.
I am revamping the menus, improving the interface, adding support for full drag and drop, internal and external, ctrl/c+ ctrl/v, making the code much more efficient and adding access to an external player allowing video to be shown too. Both will handle industry standard playlist formats.
Not only this but it will work on Windows and Mac OS/X operating systems. It will also run under the two separate desktop widget engines on Windows.
My next aim is to create a medieval version of the same widget, iron, steel, gold and brass in differing proportions with a drop down play
Is Xwidget really dead? It seems not.[Redacted]
Original post removed, anyone who needs the original text just ask - but for the moment the post has been removed (I did an A4-sized rant about the developer abandoning his project). Reason I redacted the text being that Tony the developer has finally turned up for the first time in a very long while and this is really rather a surprise to me! So to give him the benefit of the doubt we'll remove our negative heads and replace them with positive ones. At least for the moment.
Xwidget, next task to popularise it furtherThe next task to popularise Xwidget further is to convince the non-widgeteers out there that Xwidget is a usable alternative to other products. There is no other supported widget engine in development now that allows you to create non-square, non-traditional apps with fully transparent backgrounds. These are still very rare in the whole world of desktop development. It can be done using 3GLs on Windows but it requires serious coding and is complex. Xwidget does it easily and by default. This is a major selling point for Xwidget that the world does not yet really understand.
In addition, Xwidget is underselling itself. It sells itself as a widget engine but in fact it is a lot more than that.