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kain88 [Cloud Library Support (SoundCloud, Spotify, etc.)]
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 We suggest you check out the MIDI mapping GUI present in Mixxx 1.10.0 and think of ways to improve on it. For example, one very user-unfriendly aspect of it was that you had to know the ControlObject names of the controls you wanted to connect to a MIDI message. The point-and-click MIDI mapping wizard in 1.11.0 now includes a drop-down of all mappable controls. This is a much better way for users to decide on what control to map a message to. Another very useful exercise is checking out the various commercial DJ software offerings out there and examining how they allow users to map MIDI controllers. We suggest you check out the MIDI mapping GUI present in Mixxx 1.10.0 and think of ways to improve on it. For example, one very user-unfriendly aspect of it was that you had to know the ControlObject names of the controls you wanted to connect to a MIDI message. The point-and-click MIDI mapping wizard in 1.11.0 now includes a drop-down of all mappable controls. This is a much better way for users to decide on what control to map a message to. Another very useful exercise is checking out the various commercial DJ software offerings out there and examining how they allow users to map MIDI controllers.
  
-===== Enhanced Platform Integration ===== 
  
-Thanks in large part to Qt and a number of other cross-platform libraries, Mixxx runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Although we're able to provide a //​consistent//​ user experience on all three platforms, we'd like to provide a better //​integrated//​ experience. We want to take advantage of the unique features that each platform provides, like the new fullscreen mode in OS X Lion or the new jump list in Windows 7 or gvfs in Linux, so that Mixxx feels as //native// as possible. 
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-Qt already provides a [[http://​qt-project.org/​doc/​qt-4.8/​exportedfunctions.html|small number of platform integration features]], but to take advantage of other newer features that Qt doesn'​t have, platform-specific code for Windows, Mac OS X und Linux must be added to Mixxx. This project will involve figuring out which platform-specific features in Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X Lion, and Mac OS X Mountain Lion would be the most useful for Mixxx users, and implementing several of those. (We don't expect students to have access to both Linux and Windows and Mac OS X, so a proposal focusing on one particular OS is OK, but an awareness of all platforms is a plus.) ​ 
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-This project could also include more basic polishing tasks, so if there'​s some little inconsistencies about Mixxx that have been bugging you, here's your chance to fix them. 
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-For ideas, check out: 
-  * [[http://​www.strixcode.com/​q7goodies/​|Q7Goodies]] ​ 
-  * [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Features_new_to_Windows_7|Features new to Windows 7 (Wikipedia)]] 
-  * [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Features_new_to_Windows_8|Features new to Windows 8 (Wikipedia)]] 
-  * [[https://​codereview.qt-project.org/#​change,​48152]] 
  
  
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