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Hello and thanks for downloading Herrie! This document will discuss a small set of subjects that will help you install and use Herrie, but also ways to contact the developers to report bugs and such. - What is Herrie? - How should I pronounce it? - What kind of platforms will it run on? - What are the dependencies of Herrie? - How do I compile and install Herrie? - I've installed it - now what? - How do I contact you (report bugs, ask questions, etc)? What is Herrie? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Herrie is a minimalistic music player that uses the command line. It is written to support a variety of operating systems, audio subsystems and file formats, including playlists. Herrie has a split-screen user interface, with a playlist at the top of the screen and a file browser at the bottom. When tracks are added to the playlist, Herrie automatically consumes them one by one. It is thus an application that allows you to batch music for playback. How should I pronounce it? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Herrie is actually a Dutch word. Its meaning is similar to the English word 'clamour' (loud noise). Just pronounce it as the English given name 'Harry' and you are a long way. What kind of platforms will it run on? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Herrie should compile without a flaw on the following operating systems: - Cygwin - FreeBSD - Linux - Mac OS X (Darwin) - NetBSD - OpenBSD - Solaris The application has been tested on little and big endian platforms, so the chances are high it should just work on your obscure hardware as well. At least Intel x86, SPARC and PowerPC should work. What are the dependencies of Herrie? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Herrie is written in C and uses a lot of functions found in the GLib library. It also uses some libraries for audio decompression and such. Below is a list of libraries you should install prior to compiling Herrie: - dbus and dbus-glib (optional) - gettext (NLS, optional) - glib (requires 2.32) - libasound (ALSA, optional) - libao (AO, optional) - libcurl (HTTP and AudioScrobbler, optional) - libid3tag (MP3, optional) - libmad (MP3, optional) - libmodplug (optional) - libsndfile (requires 1.0.18, optional) - libvorbisfile (optional) - libxspf (optional) - ncursesw, ncurses or pdcurses (`XCurses') - pulseaudio (optional) All optional dependencies can be disabled using the corresponding switches below. On Debian-like systems, make sure to install all the appropriate -dev packages. How do I compile and install Herrie? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Herrie ships with a shellscript called `configure' which generates a Makefile for your specific system. Arguments can be passed to the configure script to change certain parameters: - no_dbus Disable DBus integration - gst Enable GStreamer format support - no_http Disable support for HTTP audio streams - no_modplug Disable libmodplug linkage - no_mp3 Disable MP3 audio file support - no_nls Disable native language support - no_scrobbler Disable AudioScrobbler support - no_sndfile Disable libsndfile linkage (Wave/FLAC support) - no_vorbis Disable Ogg Vorbis support - no_xspf Disable XSPF (`Spiff') playlist support - alsa Use ALSA audio output - ao Use libao audio output - coreaudio Use Apple's CoreAudio audio output - oss Use Open Sound System output - null Use placeholder audio output - pulse Use PulseAudio audio output - ncurses Use ncurses instead of ncursesw (breaks UTF-8 support) - xcurses Build application against XCurses (PDCurses) - no_strip Don't strip the application binary on installation - debug Build with assertions and debug symbols - strict Turn on stricter compiler flags for GCC - verbose Print commands during compilation There are also some environment variables which also have influence on the generated Makefile: - CC C compiler - CFLAGS Prepend compiler flags - LDFLAGS Prepend linkage flags - LINGUAS Only install certain languages - INSTALL install(1) application used by `make install' - CONFDIR Change configuration file directory - MANDIR Change Manual page directory - OS Override operating system detection (for cross compilation) - PREFIX Change installation prefix After running `./configure', a simple `make; make install' will suffice. When the DESTDIR variable is set during installation, its contents will be prepended to the PREFIX. It is also possible to run the `configure' script from a different directory, which causes all generated data to be stored in that directory. I've installed it - now what? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Herrie also comes with a manual page. The manual page contains some more information about its basic usage and a list of configuration file switches and keyboard bindings. Please take a look at it. How do I contact you (report bugs, ask questions, etc)? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When something goes wrong or when you have something to tell us, you can contact us on IRC, but also by email. Please visit our website to obtain more information on how to contact us: http://herrie.info/